Troop C

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. 

Silver Alert: Walter Pelletier LOCATED

Pelletier
Walter Pelletier, 81, of Canaan

UPDATE: Mr. Pelletier has been located by Bangor Police and has been checked into an area hospital. Thank you all for your assistance.

Maine State Police out of Troop C have issued a Silver Alert for Walter Pelletier, 81, of Canaan. Mr. Pelletier went missing at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2020, from his residence at 2000 Hill Road in Canaan. Mr. Pelletier suffers from dementia, hallucinations, and has kidney issues. He is described at a white male, 5’10”, 140 lbs., with gray hair and brown eyes. He was driving a Blue 1996 Ford Mustang with a vanity plate of OLDPAPA. 

Mr. Pelletier stated he was going into town, Canaan Superette, to get gas and has not been seen or heard from since.  He has no phone, family is unaware of any destination he would venture to, and none of the stores in town have seen him.

Unbeknownst to Mr. Pelletier he has health problems that may need immediate medical attention.

Anyone who sees Mr. Pelletier should call 911 or 207-624-7076 x 9 and leave a message for Corporal Rick Moody. 

 

Blue Mustang NOT ACTUAL VEHICLE
Blue 1996 Ford Mustang with a vanity plate of OLDPAPA


 

Hudson Man Killed in Palmyra Crash

Palmyra FatalMaine State Police from Troop C are investigating a fatal crash involving a man from Hudson.
On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at 2:13 a.m., Maine State Police Troop C Troopers responded to 156 Warren Hill Road in Palmyra for a report of a crash involving a single vehicle with numerous injuries.
 
Upon arrival and investigation into the crash, Troopers learned that Adam Webber (25) of Hudson Maine was killed in the crash, and six occupants in his 2005 Ford F350 all sustained serious injuries as a result of the truck’s impact. The occupants were transported for medical treatment to Sebasticook Valley Hospital. 
 
The case remains under investigation, but speed and alcohol were both likely factors in the crash. 
 
Anyone with information regarding the crash should contact the Maine State Police Troop C in Skowhegan at 207-624-7076 and ask to speak with Trooper Garrett Booth.
 

Waterville Incident

Maine State Police and Waterville Police are currently responding to a person discharging a firearm in Waterville. Police are asking Media who wish to report on the incident to stage at the Waterville Police Station for safety reasons.  We do not have a scheduled conference but will provide more information as it becomes available.

OHIO MAN ARRESTED AFTER LEADING POLICE ON A HIGH SPEED PURSUIT

Pittsfield StopPITTSFIELD, Maine –  The Maine State Police, Troop C received a complaint of a silver 4-door sedan with Florida plates operating erratically and speeding southbound on Interstate 95 in Pittsfield. A Trooper located the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, however, the operator refused to stop and began passing several groups of vehicles in the break down lane. 


The vehicle was pursued into Clinton where it exited, turned towards Benton and ended in Fairfield. Patrick A. Smith (24) of Ohio, was taken into custody without further incident. Patrick was transported to the Somerset County Jail and has been charged with Eluding an Officer, Driving to Endanger, Criminal Speed and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident. Other agencies that assisted were the Fairfield Police Department, Maine Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Maine Warden Service.
 

Fugitive Arrested Ending Wilton Manhunt

Derrell Guy
Derrell Guy, 34, of Lynn, Mass.

State Police have arrested Derell Guy, 34, of Lynn, Mass., without incident.

On July 27, 2020, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Wilton Police Department stopped a vehicle on Route 2 in the town of Wilton where Guy was a passenger. Guy, who was wanted on a criminal arrest warrant out of Massachusetts for Armed Robbery and Murder, fled on foot and remained at large overnight.

At 11:30 a.m. on July 28, 2020, Maine State Police received credible information of a confirmed sighting of Guy behind a residence on Earth Way in the town of Carthage.

Multiple law enforcement agencies immediately responded and saturated the area. After a brief K-9 track with the Maine State Police Tactical Team, Guy was located at approximately 1 p.m. and taken into custody without incident. He was located on the Winter Hill Road in Carthage, Maine, approximately 6 miles from where he was initially stopped.

Guy has been transported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office where the U.S. Marshals Service will be charging him with being a fugitive from justice and Guy will await extradition from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

This operation was a combined effort from the Maine State Police, Maine Warden Service, Maine Forest Service, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Wilton Police Department, Department of Corrections, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Marshals Service, the Maine State Police Tactical Team and Maine State Police Crisis Negotiation Team. 

We would like to thank the members within the surrounding communities for their continued support and the ongoing information that was provided.

(Edited 5:39 p.m., July 28, 2020 - corrected the spelling of Guy's first name)

Belmain Escorted to Kennebec County Jail

Belmain EscortRobert Belmain, 53, of Caribou, was transported today by State Police Troopers to the Kennebec County Jail after he had received medical treatment from injuries sustained in a crash during a high speed pursuit with Troopers on Sunday, June 14th in Waterville. During the pursuit Trooper Mickael Nunez, a 3 year veteran with the State Police was seriously injured as he attempted to deploy a tire deflating device to end the pursuit on Route 3 in China. Trooper Nunez remains at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta with his family, and is listed in fair condition. 

The Maine State Police would like to thank the many people who rushed to render aid to Trooper Nunez when he was struck by the vehicle Belmain was driving. 

Belmain
Robert Belmain, 53, of Caribou

Belmain was charged with numerous criminal offenses to include, Elevated Aggravated Assault, Driving to Endanger, Reckless Conduct and Eluding. Belmain will remain at the Kennebec County Jail and held without bail until his initial court appearance. 
 

Two Benton Men Face Charges for Burglary in Connection with Break-Ins

Scott
Scott Gordon, 19, of Benton

Two men from Benton have been arrested and are facing Burglary charges in connection with break-ins in Benton and Belgrade. June 19, 2020, Troopers from Troop C, executed a search warrant at 16 River Road, Apt. 3, in Benton, after obtaining information about the location of stolen property related to a burglary complaint on May 30, 2020, at the “Sticky Diamond” marijuana dispensary on Rte. 225 in the town of Rome. A second attempted burglary occurred in the town of Belgrade on the same day.

With the public’s help, State Troopers were able to identify the two men involved in both incidents as Scott Gordon, 19, of Benton, and Raheem Goodwin, 19, of Benton. After conducting a search warrant where stolen property was recovered, both Gordon and Goodwin were arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer and Criminal Mischief. Both were booked at the Kennebec County Jail with bail set at $8,000. for each of them.

 

 

Raheem
Raheem Goodwin, 19, of Benton

 

Trooper Struck by Fleeing Car

Belmain vehicleOn Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 4:35 pm the Maine State Police received a report of a green sports car with no registration plates failing to maintain its proper lane and driving erratically on Interstate 95 near mile marker 140 south bound in the town of Clinton.
 
A Trooper from Troop C located the vehicle on the interstate in Waterville, and conducted a traffic stop after witnessing the reported erratic operation. Once the vehicle was stopped the Trooper attempted to identify the operator and noticed he was alone in the vehicle. The driver failed to remain at the scene, and a pursuit took place as the vehicle continued to operate erratically. Troopers from Troop D assisted in the pursuit as the vehicle continued south on Interstate 95 into Augusta where the operator exited at mile marker 113 and proceeded east on Route 3. Trooper Mickael Nunez, a 3 year Trooper with the department, was outside of his vehicle as he attempted to deploy a tire deflating spike mat on Route 3 in China when the offending vehicle struck him at a high rate of speed. The offending vehicle then crashed, and the operator was later identified as Robert Belmain (53) of Caribou. Belmain was brought to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston for injuries sustained in the crash. Tr. Nunez was brought to Maine General Medical Center in Augusta and is undergoing surgery for a broken leg. He is listed in stable condition.
 
Charges are pending against Robert Belmain for Failure to Maintain Proper Lane, Criminal Speed, Eluding, Failing to Submit to Arrest/Detention, Destruction of Evidence, Reckless Conduct, Operating Under the Influence, Driving to Endanger, Possession of a Scheduled Drug, Sale/Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating After Suspension-Habitual Offender and Violating Conditions of Release.
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tr. Nunez and his family for a speedy recovery. 
 

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