Troop C

GJ Neagle Promoted to Sergeant

GJ Neagle PromotionGeorge “GJ” Neagle III was recently promoted to Sergeant in Troop D. Cpl. Neagle is a 7-year-veteran who previously served 11 years patrolling with the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office where he attained the rank of Sergeant. He has served his entire State Police career in Troop C where he was promoted to Corporal in 2019, and recently served 7 months as acting-capacity Sergeant.

Cpl. Neagle is a Tactical Team Operator, K9 handler and trainer, Firearms Instructor, and has served as a Field Training Officer. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards including Maine Sheriff’s Association Deputy of the Year 2012, Maine State Police K9 Team of the Year 2015, Trooper of the Year nominee 2015 and 2019, and a Maine State Police Bravery Award 2020.

I-95 Motorcycle Crash

From desk of Shannon Moss

A motorcycle crash closed I-95 briefly while the occupants were transported to area hospitals with life threatening injuries. 

At approximately 1:50 p.m., Maine State Police from Troop C were dispatched to a motorcycle crash in the northbound lane of I-95 near mile marker 114 in Augusta. The motorcycle was carrying two occupants, a male driver and a female passenger, who have not been identified. Both were LifeFlighted to Portland. Both occupants were not wearing helmets.

Troopers were assisted by Augusta Fire and Rescue on the scene.

The cause of the crash is thought to be a mechanical malfunction. Both lanes were closed while the accident was cleared. 
 

I-95 Crash

On March 3, 2021, Troopers from Troop C responded to a report of a crash involving two tractor trailers in the area of mile 154 southbound. Preliminary investigation shows that a tractor trailer driven by Metho Nelson, 34, of New York, NY struck another tractor trailer truck driven by Stewart Hallett, 63, of Mars Hill, Maine. Minor injuries were sustained by both drivers however both tractor trailers require removal by heavy wreckers and the interstate is down to one line in this area. Maine DOT has posted signs advising drivers of this. Please use caution passing the area as work crews will remain on scene overnight until both vehicles can be removed safely. 

Anyone that may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Trooper Garret Booth of Maine State Police Troop C by calling 207-624-7076 x9.
 

Sandy River Plantation Fatal Crash

Two people are dead and several others injured following a motor vehicle crash in Sandy River Plantation.

On February 1, 2021, at approximately 8:45 p.m., a gray 2017 Toyota Avalon, driven and occupied by Karl Crute, 79, and his wife Laraine Crute, 79, from Cushing, were traveling north on Rt 4 in Sandy River Plantation when a black 2009 Pontiac G6 was traveling south, driven and occupied by Kaylee Knight, 18, of Chesterville and four teenaged passengers. The two vehicles struck each other and as a result two of the passengers in the vehicle driven by Knight were killed: Thomas Deckard-Madore, 17, of Strong; and Michaela Morgan, 15, of Phillips. 

The Crutes, along with one other passenger of the Pontiac, remain hospitalized and are being treated for serious injuries. The Maine State Police continue to investigate the crash and causation factors. They were assisted by Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Rangeley Police Department, Farmington Police Department, Somerset Sheriff’s Office, the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office, and other multiple fire and rescue agencies from the surrounding areas.

We are saddened by this tragic incident and our condolences are extended to the families of everyone involved.

Kingfield Stolen Credit Card

Unidentified suspect wearing red banadanaMaine State Police out of Troop C are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this man who is involved in using a stolen credit card. These photos are of the same individual on two separate days using the stolen card at the Dollar General in Kingfield. Anyone with information on the identity of this male should call Maine State Police – Troop C (207)-624-7076 ext. 9 and leave a message for Trooper Randy Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unidentified subject wearing green banadana blue jeans light gray coat

Augusta Crash

Augusta CrashOn the early morning of Dec. 8, 2020,  at approximately 2:00 a.m., State Police received the report of a multi-vehicle crash on I-95 southbound in the area of mile 113 in Augusta. Kennebec Sheriff’s deputies were in the area and immediately responded as well as State Police Troopers. 

As a result of the investigation, it was determined that a 2021 Volvo tractor-trailer unit owned by Trans 99 Logistics of Ontario, Canada was hauling peat moss had slowed to an almost stop in the breakdown lane however partially exposed to the right driving lane. A 2013 Freightliner tractor-trailer owned by Kris-Way Trucking of South Portland, ME was hauling US Mail and also was traveling south on I-95, followed by a Delta Ambulance in the right travel lane. The Freightliner Tractor-Trailer unit crashed into the rear of the Volvo tractor-trailer. The ambulance struck debris from the load of peat moss in the roadway.      

The driver of the Freightliner, Clayton Crosby, 52, from East Millinocket, was entrapped and was extricated by Augusta Fire Dept. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. The occupants of the Delta owned Ambulance and of the Volvo tractor-trailer unit that was operated by a 24-year-old driver and his passenger, both of Nova Scotia, Canada, were not injured. Both tractor-trailer units sustained massive damage and had to be towed from the scene. The ambulance was transporting a patient, however, was not responding to an emergency sustained functional damage to the front. 

I-95 southbound was shut down for approximately 4 hours while the vehicles were removed from the scene by A/C Towing and Maine DOT cleaned up the roadway. 

The US Postal Inspector responded to the scene. The crash was also investigated by the Maine State Police Commercial Enforcement and Crash Reconstruction Units. Maine Department of Environmental Protection also responded due to the minor fuel leakage on the roadway.
 

Waterville Fatal Crash

Waterville Fatal Accident Vehicle WreckOn Wednesday, November 25, at 10:25 a.m., the Maine State Police Troop C responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 95 in Waterville. On arrival, Troopers learned a blue 2003 Chevy pickup truck was traveling north at mile marker 127 and left the roadway during a snow storm. The vehicle went over the interstate guard rail near the overpass for Kennedy Memorial Drive (KMD) and landed on its roof in the westbound lane of KMD before going over another guardrail. Quickly following the collision the vehicle became engulfed in fire. 
 
The operator Gary Capehart, 71, of Sanford, and his passenger Susan Pope, 63, of Sanford were found deceased in the vehicle when first responders arrived. 
 
Westbound traffic on KMD was closed for approximately 2 hours while the crash was investigated. It is believed that speed, weather conditions, and traffic congestion due to another crash were factors. Prior to the crash Maine DOT was out maintaining the roadways and the advisory warning signs were on warning motorists to reduce their speed to 45-mph.
 
The Maine State Police would like to thank the many agencies that assisted them at the crash scene. The Waterville Police Department, Waterville Fire Department, Oakland Police Department, Oakland Fire Department, Delta Ambulance, the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, and Ace Towing. 
 
The Maine State Police would like to remind motorists to travel safely this holiday season. Reduce your speeds in inclement weather and abide by the advisory warning signs.
 

Waterville Richmond Search

Farrow Christopher
Christopher Farrow, 32, of CT.

Maine State Police, Skowhegan Police, and Waterville Police are looking for two men who fled after leading authorities on a high-speed chase.

Police are seeking Christopher Terenc Farrow (AKA Young), 32, of CT. who is described as a black male, 5’11 200lbs, with brown hair, and brown eyes; and Dayshawn Middleton (AKA Day Day or Christopher Jones), 29 Waterbury, CT, who is described as a black male, 6’5”, 150lbs, brown eyes black hair.  

There may be a young-looking female with them.  Hailey Goeltz, 26, Out of Connecticut, she is described as  5’7” with green eyes. We have no information on weight, race, or hair color. 

On Oct. 6, a pursuit began in Waterville after Waterville Police Officers attempted to stop a vehicle they articulated

Dayshawn Middle
Dayshawn Middleton, 29, of Waterbury CT

was occupied by an adult male who was wanted on robbery charges from Connecticut.  The vehicle failed to stop and the pursuit began moving through Waterville, Clinton, then into Augusta where Troopers became involved.   Several attempts were made to deploy spike strips in an effort to terminate the pursuit however due to the high speeds that topped 100 MPH, no Law  Enforcement Officer was able to get ahead of the pursuit.
 
At times, the suspect vehicle was operating in the wrong lane of travel forcing vehicles to move off the roadway. As the vehicle continued south on from I 95 onto I295 it abruptly exited in Richmond onto Rt. 197 then made a turn onto Rt. 201 north where Tr. Tyler Harrington had an opportunity to apply the PIT maneuver.  Both the suspect vehicle and the State Police cruiser exited the roadway and came to rest off the road.  The suspects fled on foot into the area that consisted for field and woods.
 
A K9 track was started in an attempt to locate the suspect that was not successful.  Tr. Harrington was transported from the scene via ambulance for concussion symptoms.  He was treated and later released from Maine General Medical Center.
 
Waterville Police are the lead agency on the criminal investigation that lead to the original traffic stop. The suspects remain at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see them call 911 or 207-624-7076 x9.
 

Sidney Fatal Accident

Sidney Fatal CrashOne person is dead after a crash in Sidney. 

On Oct. 2, 2020, at 3:03 p.m., Troopers responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash on I-95 northbound at mile 116 in Sidney.   The preliminary investigation suggests that the orange 2005 Honda Element utility vehicle was traveling north in the right lane during a rainstorm.  Witnesses stated that the vehicle suddenly crossed into the passing lane, went off the roadway into the grassy median where it side-swiped a tree with the passenger side of the vehicle.  The driver, Nicholas Caron, 18, of Bangor, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics on scene.  The vehicle sustained massive passenger side and top damage.  Both airbags deployed and the driver was wearing his seatbelt.  Maine Department of Transportation, Sidney Fire Dept., and Delta Ambulance responded to the scene.  A Kennebec Sheriff’s detective came upon the scene and assisted with interviews of witnesses. 

The crash is still under investigation from Troopers from Troop C.  
 

Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Charges

Drugs and CurrencyOn Oct. 1, 2020, at approximately 1:52 a.m., Troop C Troopers stopped a vehicle for several motor vehicle violations to include speed and defective equipment on I-95 in Augusta. 

During the traffic stop, Troopers identified several indicators of criminal activity, and a drug-sniffing K9 was requested to the scene, who subsequently indicated to the presence of narcotics within the vehicle. A search was conducted of the vehicle and it’s passengers and Troopers located $6,485.00 in assorted cash, 69 grams of Heroin, 63 grams of crack cocaine, 1 gram of cocaine, and nearly a half a pound of assorted Oxycodone and Xanax pills pre-packaged for sale. 

Troopers arrested John Wesley Clement (22) of Bangor and charged him with two counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs, Class A felonies, Aggravated Trafficking of Schedule Z Drugs, a Class C Felony, Failing to Give Correct Name and Date of Birth, and Violating Conditions of Release, a Class C Felony. Also arrested was Mollie Robichaud (19) of Brewer and charged with two counts of Aggravated Trafficking of Schedule W Drugs, Class A Felonies, and Aggravated Trafficking of Schedule Z Drug, a Class C Felony. 

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