Troop D

Jackson Fatal Crash

Jackson CrashMaine State Police responded to a crash in Jackson that left one man dead over the weekend.

 

On Dec. 26, 2020, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Troop D Troopers were dispatched to 372 Moosehead Trail in Jackson for a report of a single vehicle crash with serious injuries. A white 2005 Pontiac Grand Am was traveling southbound on Route 7 when it went off the roadway striking a culvert and a large tree. The operator, Douglas A. Bryant, 60, of Orrington, died as a result of the crash. The passenger, Troy Bryant, 45, of Belfast, was transported to Waldo County General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It appears intoxicants may be a contributing factor to the crash. Investigation is ongoing.  

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On 11/10/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Latisha Cook (25) of Searsport on Rt. 1A in Winterport for a defective break light. Cook was ultimately arrested on an FTA warrant and charged with OAS.

On 11/11/2020 Cpl. Quintero, Trooper Belanger, and Trooper Webber conducted a probation check on Travor Cannell (26) of Northport at 1 Poors Mills Rd Belfast. Cannell was on probation for Burglary, Robbery, and Drug Possession. Seized from Cannell was 79- 8mg Suboxone strips, a baseball bat used in the above assault, several blunt weapons, 7 bladed weapons, two stun-based weapons, and three replica firearms stored with burglary equipment. Cannell was arrested for possession of Schedule W Drugs and Violating his Probation. 

On 11/13/2020 Tr. Mattson stopped Sara-Kate Leathers (26) on Oak Hill Rd in Swanville for speed.  Sara-Kate initially claimed to have never been issued an operator’s license but after running her information it was determined that her license had been suspended.  Sara-Kate was summonsed for Operating after Suspension and directed to park her vehicle and not drive until she obtained a valid license.
 

Belfast Man facing Charges for Parole Violations and Drug Charges

Drugs, weapons, evidence seizureOn Nov. 11, 2020, Maine State Police Troopers from Troop D conducted a parole check on Trevor Cannell, 26, at 1 Poor’s Mills Road, in Belfast. Cannell was on parole for Burglary (Class A); Robbery (Class A); and Unlawful Possession of Schedule W Drugs (class B), out of Missouri.  Cannell is prohibited from the possession or use of illegal drugs or the misuse of prescription drugs.  Cannell is also prohibited as per his probation from the use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons.  

During the check Cannell was found seated in a bedroom of the home. Located within the immediate area of Cannell several dangerous weapons were located.  4 large fixed blade knives, 3 folding knives, a tee-ball bat, a stun gun flashlight, brass knuckle stun gun, a stun gun, and pepper spray.  Separately located next to Cannell was a backpack containing a ski mask, club inscribed “Kill” and a replica Glock Pistol.  Located in the home was collection of cut drug straws containing white residue, a pill crusher, a pill canister containing white powder which has not yet been identified, two digital drug scales and 79 8mg Suboxone strips. Cannell was found to be in criminal possession of the Suboxone.   

Based upon the items located in the home Cannell was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Schedule W Drugs and is held on a parole violation for his possession of his dangerous weapons, misuse of prescription drugs and new criminal conduct.  Cannell is a person of interest in an unrelated investigation into a crime of violence where seized weapons were used.  
 

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On 11/4/2020 Cpl. Quintero responded to a single vehicle crash in Frankfort.  Crystal Cunningham (29) of Belfast, was found to be the operator.  Cunningham was found in possession of multiple bags of Methamphetamine and along with a loaded shotgun.  Cunningham was arrested and charged with Aggravated Trafficking of Schedule W Drugs Class A, Operating after Suspension and False Attachment of Plates.   

On 11/04/2020 Tr. Belanger and Cpl. Quintero went to 53 Pomeroy Ln Searsport to look for Donald Resh (44) of Searsport, who was wanted on 4 warrants. Resh was located at the residence and additionally charged with VCR x 4 and Aggravated Furnishing of Schedule W Drugs Fentanyl. Samantha Brown (41) of Swanville, was arrested for Possession of schedule W drugs methamphetamines, possession of schedule Z drugs Gabapentin, VCR, and hindering apprehension. Miguel Mercado (33) transient, was arrested for Possession of Schedule W Drugs Methamphetamines. 

On 11/05/2020 Tr. Belanger and Cpl. Quintero conducted a warrant check at 175 Rocky Rd Northport. Stephen Boyle (49) of Northport, was arrested on a warrant and VCR x 4. Stacy Hughes (46) of Northport was arrested on VCR.
 
On 11/05/2020 Tr. Martin stopped a vehicle for a loud exhaust. The operator, Nicholas Hart (34), had a suspended license and was summonsed for Operating After Suspension.

On 11/6/2020 Cpl. Quintero and Sgt. Couturier responded to 140 Detroit Rd., in Troy for the report of a domestic disturbance.  Upon arrival contact was made with Stephanie Coutu (26) of Troy.  Couto was found to be on a Conditional Release for a prior domestic violence and drug trafficking arrest. Couto was found to be in possession of hypodermic apparatus. Upon testing Couto was found to have recently used illegal drugs.  Couto was arrested and charged with violating her conditions of release.  Couto was held without new bail.

On 11/07/2020 Tr. Belanger and Cpl. Quintero conducted a bail check at 18 Damon Rd Stockton Springs. Rodney Damon (40) of Stockton Springs, was found to be in possession of meth. Damon was charged with Possession of Schedule W Drugs Methamphetamines and VCR x 2. Gail Curtis (36) of Stockton Springs, tested positive and charged with VCR. Evidence of poaching deer was located at the residence. Damon admitted to the hunting offense. The Maine Warden Service was called and charged Damon with failing to register a deer and hunting over bait.

On 11/7/2020 Cpl. Quintero and Tr. Belanger conducted a bail search at 2159 Belfast Rd in the Town of Lincolnville.  Christopher Ray (39) of that address, was the subject of conditions of release from a prior arrest for Gross Sexual Assault.  Ray was prohibited from the use or possession of alcohol.  During the search Ray was found to be in possession of alcohol and he confessed to its regular use.  Ray was arrested and charged with violating his conditions of release and brought to the Waldo County Jail. 
 

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Troop D weekly activities for time October 19th to October 25th, 2020

On 10/18/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Mark Ross (37) of Morrill on Rt. 7 in Jackson. Ross was suspended and arrested for OAS.

On 10/19/2020 Cpl. Quintero and Tr. Belanger arrested Ryan Hamilton (43) of Burnham for Unlawful Possession of Schedule W drugs and Operating without a License on Main St. in Unity.  


On 10/21/2020 Tr. Roddy and Tr. Verhille responded to a crash on Route 3 in China. A tractor trailer unit rolled over, taking out a telephone pole and wires and blocking the roadway. No one was injured in the crash. Route 3 was closed for approximately 8 hours while Central Maine Power fixed the lines and the vehicle and load as removed. Department of Environmental Protection assisted on scene as well as China Fire Department.

On 10/21/2020 Tr. Adams stopped Frank Drew (54) of Knox for an expired registration in the town of Unity. Drew’s license was suspended. Drew was issued a criminal summons for OAS. 

On 10/21/2020   Tr. Bureau responded to Freedom for a report of a vehicle stuck in persons vegetable garden.  Tr. Bureau made contact with the operator Corey Palmer (39).  Palmer was unaware how he got there and had been consuming alcohol.  Palmer had a conditional Q license. Tr. Bureau arrested Palmer and transported him the Waldo County Jail.  Palmer was charged with OAS AND OPERATING BEYOND LICENSE RESTRICTION.

On 10/20/20202 Tr Mattson stopped Amy Sowa (35) on Leonard Rd in Thorndike.  Amy’s vehicle was unregistered, and she was summonsed and released for the offense.

On 10/22/2020 Tr. Martin stopped a vehicle on route 9 in Unity for a defect. The operator was a Benjamin Stowe (58) Tr. Martin learned Stowe had a suspended license and summonsed Stowe for the violation. 

On 10/23/2020 Tr. Peckham stopped Forest Hisler (21) of Albion on Route 3 in China after observing a vehicle being operated on the public which had just been force inspected the prior week, known to be criminally defective and a danger to the motoring public. Hisler was summonsed and the vehicle was towed.

On Saturday October 24, 2020, Trooper Anstett responded to the intersection of the China Rd and Abbott Rd in Albion for a motor vehicle crash with injuries.  Investigation revealed that Krista Carey (28) of Augusta was traveling north on Rt. 202 in Albion, attempted to turn left on Abbott road failing to yield to southbound traffic, striking Jillian Porchetta (31) head on.  Krista Carey was cited for failing to yield turning left and summonsed for operating without a license.  

On 10/24/2020 Trooper Belanger, Cpl. Quintero, and Sgt. Couturier stopped Ryan Dingley (36) and Meagan Bean (37) of Thorndike on School St in Unity. Drug paraphernalia was located and seized. Dingley was suspended and charged with OAS, VCR, and use and sale of drug paraphernalia. Bean was charged with Permitting Unlawful Use and Use and Sale of Drug Paraphernalia. 

10/24/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Adam Jones (35) of Unity on School St in Unity. Jones was operating with an expired registration and charged with operating with an expired reg < 150 days.

On 10/24/2020 Trooper Belanger and Cpl. Quintero stopped William Whitcomb (39) of Monroe and Ross Liberty (27) of Belfast on Rt. 7 in Brooks. Whitcomb was found to be in possession of heroin and charged with possession of schedule W drugs. Liberty was found in possession of Methamphetamines and arrested for possession of schedule W drugs.
 

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Troop D weekly activities for time October 12th to October 18th, 2020

On 10/14/2020 Tr. Belanger, and Cpl. Quintero stopped Clifford Sousa (45) of Gardiner on Water St in Randolph for speeding. Sousa was on probation and was found to be in possession of suboxone. SOUSA was arrested for possession of schedule W drugs and violating probation.

On 10/14/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Daniel Wheelock (57) of West Gardiner for an expired inspection sticker on Maine Ave in Farmingdale. Wheelock had a suspended driver’s license and was charged with OAS.

On 10/17/2020 Tr. Belanger Cpl. Quintero, and Sgt. Couturier stopped Bethany Hasson-Meunier (31) of Oakland for an inadequate plate light on 295 mm 51 South. Hasson was found to be in possession of 5 grams of fentanyl, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia. Hasson was charged with Unlawful Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs, Unlawful Possession of Schedule W Drugs, and VCR.

Topsham Fatal Indictment

A Massachusetts man was indicted by a Grand Jury for felony manslaughter charges for killing another motorist on I-295 earlier this year.

On Oct. 14, 2020, following several months of investigation, a Grand Jury indicted Nasser Tibaijuka, 42, of Waltham, Massachusetts, on a charge of Manslaughter, Class A. This charge is resulting from a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on July 3, 2020, in Topsham on I-295, where Mr. Tibaijuka struck and killed Joseph Fisher, 41, of Woolwich, while he was securing an item in his truck bed in the breakdown lane. Tibaijuka was arrested by New Hampshire State Police and extradited to Maine, where he was transported to Two Bridges Regional Jail and is awaiting arraignment.

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Troop D weekly activities for time September 28th to October 4th, 2020


On 9/29/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Dylan Stevens (26) of Limestone on Rt. 3 in Belmont. Stevens had a suspended driver’s license and was charged with OAS.

On 9/29/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Christopher Springer of Belmont on Rt. 3 in Belmont. Springer had a suspended driver’s license and was charged with OAS.

On 09/29/2020 Tr. Webber stopped a vehicle leaving Maritime Farms in Belmont.  The operator, Randy Fairbrother (40) of Prospect, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.   

On 9/29/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Robert Cushman (30) of Belmont on Lincolnville Rd Belmont. Cushman had false attached plates and was charged with attaching false plates.

On 9/30/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Zacahriah Bormet (21) of Belfast on Swan Lake Ave in Belfast. Bormet did not have a driver’s license and was charged with operating without a license.

On 9/30/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Benjamin Watts (19) of Belfast on Swan Lake Ave in Belfast. Watts had a suspended registration and was charged with operating with a suspended reg.

On 9/30/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Heather Walsh (39) of Thorndike on Swan Lake Ave in Belfast. Walsh had a suspended driver’s license and was charged with OAS.

On 10/1/2020 Tr. Dunn stopped Taylor Alley (38) of Dresden on Rt. 1 in Wiscasset and charged her with Operating with Expired License Over 90 days.

On 10/2/2020 Section 3 was attempting to apprehend William Nunn (25) of Monroe on a PFA violation warrant. Trooper Belanger observed Nunn pull into his driveway and positively identified him as he exited his truck in his yard and fled on foot into the field. An announcement and warning was given to Nunn, however he continued to attempt to flee on foot. K-9 Dallas was deployed and engaged in a pursuit of Nunn through a field then into the woods. K-9 Dallas apprehended Nunn until he was able to be secured in handcuffs and taken into custody. Nunn was charged with Operating After Revoked, Refusing to Submit, and taken on his PFA warrant.

On 10/2/2020 Tr Mattson and Tr Adams arrested William Beck (56) in Lincolnville on a warrant for failure to appear.  William was transported to Waldo County Jail.

On 10/3/2020 Tr. Harrington arrested Damien Watts (26) of Westbrook for OUI-Alcohol on I295 in Bowdoinham.  Mr. Watts had been  stopped for a traffic violation when indicators of impairment were observed.   SFST’s were conducted roadside followed by and intoxilyzer test where he tested above the legal limit.

On 10/4/2020 Tr. Harrington charged Kristen Veayo (25) for operating after suspension on I95 in Augusta as result of a traffic stop.

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.
 

Waldo County Arrests

The Maine State Police arrest 16 people in Waldo County for various offenses over the course of a week’s-long investigation. Troopers culminated the investigation with the execution of a search warrant in Northport.

On Sept. 14, 2020, Maine State Police executed a Search Warrant at 175 Rocky Road in the Town of Northport.  The warrant came at the conclusion of a week-long investigation in Waldo County resulting in the arrest of 16 individuals for various charges including but not limited to Trafficking in Schedule drugs, Possession of Methamphetamine, Heroin Possession, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Violation of Conditions of release.  The State Police were assisted by our State, Local and County partners in these endeavors with Waldo County Sheriff’s Department present and participating at the execution of the search warrant on September 14 in Northport.  

Arrested were the following:

Arrestee Charges
Ryan Flannery 35, Stockton Springs Possession of Methamphetamine
  Conditional Release Violation
Candra Leckman 32,  Augusta Possession of Methamphetamine
Zachary Joseph 28, Searsport Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  Possession of Heroin
  Unlawful Possession of Hypodermic apparatus
  Violation of Conditions of Release
Maria Connors 32, Searsport Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  Possession of Heroin
  Unlawful Possession of Hypodermic apparatus
  Violation of Conditions of Release
Adam Barnes 34, Detroit Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  Possession of Heroin
  Unlawful Possession of Hypodermic apparatus
  Violation of Conditions of Release
Stephen Boyle 49,  Northport Possession of Methamphetamine
  Felon in Possession
Philip McFadden 28, Northport Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  Possession of Heroin
  Possession of MDMA
Kayla Garcelon 29, Searsport Possession of Methamphetamine
  Possession of Heroin
  Violations of Conditions of release
Stacey Hughes 46, Northport Possession of Methamphetamine
Caitlyn McFadden 26, Belfast Possession of Methamphetamine
Tim Moody 29, Monroe Possession of Methamphetamine
Donald Resh 44, Searsport Possession of Methamphetamine
  Violation of Conditions of release
Charles Resh 42, Searsport Possession of Heroin
Joanna Mehuren 35, Searsmont Possession of Methamphetamine
  Possession of Heroin
Michael Babineau 26, Searsport Violation of Conditions of Release
Scott Swift 34, Belfast Aggravated Trafficking Methamphetamine
  Aggravated Trafficking of Heroin
  Refusing to submit to arrest or detention
(Swift – Charged by Waldo S.O.) 

 

 

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