Troop D weekly activities for time May 11th to May 17th, 2020
On 5/11/2020 Tr. Harrington responded to 770 Coopers Mills Road in Windsor for an alleged stolen firearm complaint. The caller, Matthew Grant (51) explained his son, Ethan Grant (26) had stolen a black 9mm Girsan handgun from the Windsor residence sometime earlier in the evening on 5/11. Tr. Harrington and Tr. Roddy were able to gain intel and located Ethan at a known drug house in Augusta later in the evening. Ethan was taken into custody by Tr. Harrington and the firearm was located by Tr. Roddy and Tr. Tlumac inside the home hidden under the bathroom cabinet. Ethan was transported to Kennebec County Jail where he claimed he was positive Covid-19 and was denied entrance into the jail. Grant was transported to Maine General Medical Center where he refused to be tested by medical staff. After being cleared for incarceration, Grant was brought back to Kennebec County Jail where he was charged with: Theft of Firearm Class B, Possessing Firearm While Prohibited Class C, and Violating Conditions of Release Class E. Bail was set at $15,000
On 5/11/2020 Tr. Dunn stopped Brandon Frappier (25) of Oakland for speeding on I-295 in Richmond. Frappier was suspended and was charged with OAS.
On 5/12/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Diane Fahey (30) and Christopher Allen (41) of New Hampshire, John Parent (26) of Hampden, and Hailey Sawyer (23) of Sebec on I395 in Bangor for obstruction of view and an expired inspection. After a brief investigation, Trooper Belanger ran Dallas around the vehicle. Dallas alerted to the presence of drugs. Parent and Sawyer were charged with Paraphernalia. Fahey was found with 1.3 g of Heroin and was charged with Possession of Schedule W Drugs. Allen was found in possession of 13 grams of heroin and 3.4 grams of meth. Allen was charged with aggravated Trafficking in schedule W drugs, possession of schedule w drugs, failure to provide correct name and date of birth, and paraphernalia.
On 5/12/2020 Cpl. Pelletier stopped Roger Plourde (22) on Rt.1 in Waldoboro for a vehicle defect. His license was suspended for FT pay fines, and he was summonsed for the infraction.
On 5/13/2020 Tr. Peckham stopped Zachary Abram (26) of Randolph in West Gardiner for a vehicle defect. Abram’s license was suspended at the time of the stop and on bail conditions. Abram was found to be in violation of his bail. Abram was charged with Violating Conditions of Release, Operating After License Suspension and Failure to Produce Insurance.
On 5/13/2020 Cpl. Wesbrock received a report of a purse theft at Toby’s store on Route 3 in China. The victim was an employee of the store. Cpl. Wesbrock has positive ID on the person who was caught stealing the purse and is continuing the investigation. Days later, Melinda Palmer (35) from Palermo was charged with felony theft by unauthorized taking after she confessed to stealing the purse.
On 5/14/2020 Tr. Bureau stopped Ethan Sargent (27) on Route 220 in Thorndike for speeding 78 mph in a posted 45 mph speed zone. Sargent was summonsed for exceeding the speed limit by 30 mph or more and released on scene.
On 5/14/2020 Tr. Bureau stopped Benjamin Nadeau (38) for no seatbelt and no registration plates. Upon further investigation, Tr. Bureau learned Nadeau had a suspended driver’s license. The passenger was identified as Justin Lafountain (31). Lafountain was on bail conditions not to use or possess alcohol. Lafountain was found in possession of unopened bottles of beer. Nadeau was summonsed for OAS and Lafountain was summonsed for violating conditions of release.
On 5/14/2020 Tr. Peckham stopped Leighton Beal (22) of Friendship on Route 17 in Windsor for speeding 87MPH in a posted 50MPH zone. Beal was charged with criminal speed.
On 5/15/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Austin (18) and Adam (20) Reed of Unity on S. Horseback Rd in Burnham for driving 76 mph in a marked 45 mph zone. Both were on their own motorcycles. Adam did not have a motorcycle endorsement and was charged with Criminal Speed and Operating Without a License. Austin was charged with Criminal Speed and False Attached Plates.
On 5/15/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Adam Giggey (42) of Waterville, on School St in Unity. Giggey was charged with OAS.
On 5/15/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Cody King (24) of Pittsfield on S. Horseback Rd in Burnham for speeding 83 mph in a marked 45 mph zone. King was charged with Criminal Speed.
On 5/16/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Charles Henry (30) of Morrill on Rt. 139 in Brooks. Henry was charged with OAS and VCR.
On 5/16/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped John Oliva (48) of Edmunds on Rt. 7 in Brooks. Oliva was charged with Operating Without a License.
On 5/16/2020 Tr. Dunn stopped Devon McPhail (21) of Brunswick for Attaching False Plates on Main St. in Richmond. McPhail was also charged with OAS and VCR.
On 5/16/2020 Tr. Webber responded to Main St. in Albion to a single vehicle crash. William Bureau (45) of Albion claimed his brakes failed as he approached the stop sign at the end of the Benton Rd. Bureau however accelerated through the corner store parking lot and into Main St. where he spun out of control striking the curb ripping the rear axle off. Bureau was given a summons for operating a defective vehicle, failing to stop at the stop sign, and failure to provide insurance.