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Troop D weekly activities for time May 4th to May 10th, 2020

On 5/3/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Robert Mitchell (35) of Unity on Rt. 202 in Unity. Mitchell had a revoked license and performed poorly on SFSTs. Mitchell was taken to WCJ and given an intoxilyzer test. Mitchell tested above the legal limit and was charged with Operating After Revocation (OAR) and Operating Under the Influence (OUI).

On 5/3/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Robert Sears (28) of Liberty on Rt. 202 in Unity for following too closely. Sears had a revoked driver’s license, an active FTA warrant, bail conditions, and was in possession of unprescribed Xanax. Sears was charged with Operating After Revocation (OAR), Violation of Conditions of Release (VCR), and possession of schedule Z drug.

On 5/4/2020 Cpl. Robinson stopped Nicholas Sapiel (22) of Winslow, on Route 137 in China for several vehicle defects.  Nicholas was found to be in Violation of his bail and operating after Habitual Offender (HO) Revocation.  Nicholas was summonsed for both offenses and released.  

On 5/4/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Adam Giggy (41) of Waterville on Ward Hill Rd in Unity. Giggy had a suspended driver’s license and was charged with Operating After Suspension (OAS).

On 5/4/2020 Trooper Belanger and Cpl. Robinson stopped Brian Carroll (34) of Troy on Rt. 220 in Unity. Drug paraphernalia was seen in plain view. The vehicle was searched, and crack cocaine was located. Carroll was arrested and charged with possession of schedule W drug and use and sale of drug paraphernalia. 

5/4/2020 Trooper Gleeson stopped Aaron Vogel (35) for speed on 295 in Bowdoinham. It was determined Vogel does not have a Maine DL and his prior license was revoked out of New Jersey. Vogel was summonsed for operating without a license.  

On 5/4/2020. Sgt. Quintero conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle based upon the passenger Holly Grant (44) of Burnham smoking with a small child in the vehicle.  Grant was found to be in possession of hypodermic needles which she used to inject drugs along with prescription drugs which she admitted possessing without a legal authorization.  She was summonsed for the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Schedule Drugs. 

On 5/5/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Lance French (49) of Howland on Rt. 69 in Hampden. French did not have a driver’s license and was charged with operating without a license.

On 5/5/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped a vehicle for speeding 46 in a 35 mph zone on Rt. 7 in Dixmont. The passenger, Kevin Wood, had an active warrant for a Protection From Abuse (PFA) violation. Wood was transported to Waldo County Jail. 

On 5/5/2020 Tr. Lauren Roddy received a report of a Protection From Abuse (PFA) violation which occurred in Windsor the day prior. Jack Huntington (52) of Windsor, was charged with Violating a Protection from Abuse Order, Class D.

On 5/6/2020 Tr. Bureau stopped Carolyn Elkins (39) for speeding on Route 139 in Benton. Upon further investigation, it was learned that Elkins was operating with a suspended driver’s license. Elkins was summonsed on scene and released to a licensed driver. 

On 5/7/2020 Tr. Lauren Roddy noticed a large amount of smoke coming from Clark Rd in China. Upon further investigation she discovered there was an active forest fire with 1-2 acres currently on fire. Tr. Harrington assisted on scene. China Fire Department and Maine Forest Service handled the fire.

5/7/2020 Tr. Verhille responded to a motor vehicle crash at 47 northbound. The operator, Amber Mondor (24) of Biddeford, ran off the road after swerving to avoid a groundhog in the roadway. Neither her or her passenger sustained any injuries. The vehicle was towed do to extensive damage. 

On 5/7/2020 Sgt Quintero stopped Charles Ray (39) of Lincolnville when he was spotted walking down the road with a shotgun while drinking a Twisted Tea alcoholic drink.  Ray was with Francis Richardson (25) of Belfast who was armed with a hunting bow.  Ray was charged with Violating Conditions of Release.  Richardson was Ultimately Charged with Operating after Suspension. 

On 5/9/2020 Cpl. Robinson and Trooper Belanger responded to 30 Moosehead Trail Apt L in Brooks for a 911 hang up. Susan Biagiotti (62) and Edward Desmond (63) were located in the residence. Both had been given disorderly conduct warnings by MSP earlier in the morning. Biagiotti was issued a summons for disorderly conduct. Desmond was arrested for disorderly conduct, assault, and refusing to submit. 

On 5/9/2020 Tr. Dunn stopped a vehicle on I-295 in Bowdoinham for an inspection sticker violation. The driver provided a name of Mark Carlson and stated that his license was revoked out of Illinois. Further investigation revealed that the driver was actually Matthew Carlson (50) of Portland, who had provided his brother’s name. Matthew Carlson had an active warrant from 2011 and was also charged with Violation of Conditions of Release (VCR), Operating After Revoked and FT Provide Correct Name/DOB.

On 5/9/2020 Tr. Martin stopped a vehicle with no rear registration plate. The operator Tyler Mckinney (19) was found to have a marijuana pipe in his possession and was charged with sale or use of drug paraphernalia. The passenger Jordan Brown (20) was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and having drug paraphernalia. 

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Troop D weekly activities for time April 6th to April 12th, 2020

On 4/6/2020 Tr. Lauren Roddy received a call of a hit and run crash in the parking lot of the IGA in Randolph. The caller followed the offending vehicle back to their residence. Tr. Roddy arrived on scene and discovered the driver of the vehicle, Jennifer Orne (32) of Pittston, did not have a driver’s license. The vehicle struck by Orne had significant damage. Orne was charged with Leaving the Scene of a PD crash, Class E, as well as Operating without a License, Class E. 

On 4/7/2020  Tr. Stewart, Tr. Adams and Sgt. Quintero responded to Palermo for a reported family fight. Upon investigation, Michaela Pilsbury (25) was found in violation of her probation conditions due to alcohol consumption and contact with her ex-boyfriend, Guy Leeman (45). Michaela is on probation with Officer Robert Cartier, and charges are pending.

On 4/10/2020 Tr. Lauren Roddy received a call of a car off the road on Rt 27 in Pittston. When Tr. Roddy arrived on scene the vehicle was unoccupied. The driver, Carolyn Tripp (34) of Gardiner, returned to the scene, and was charged with Operating after License Revoked, Class E. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

On 4/11/2020 Trooper’s Mattson, Belanger, Dunn, and Cpl. Robinson responded to 6 Nickerson Rd in Windsor for the report of a DV assault between Karen Owens (42) and Christopher Owens (51). After a verbal argument, Karen struck Christopher over the head with a yeti mug. Karen was arrested for DV assault and transported to Kennebec County Jail. Christopher was charged with VCR and obstructing the report of a crime.

On 4/12/2020 Tr. Bureau responded to Mile 46 on I-295 in Richmond for a suspicious male standing on the overpass on the Alexander Reed Road. In the past 2 weeks Troopers have had several calls of a male “masturbating” on the overpasses in the same area. Tr. Bureau spotted a truck parked on the Alexander Reed Road. Tr. Bureau walked up the overpass and spotted Scott Wallace (45) standing at the passenger side of his truck holding his genitals through the zipper of his pants. After further questioning. Wallace admitted that he had his genitals exposed to I-295. Wallace said he had the urge to do it and like the thrill of getting caught. Wallace admitted to conducting the same behavior a week prior and said he has done it several times in the past few weeks. Wallace was charged with Indecent Conduct. 


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On 03/23/2020, Tr. Duda responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 36 sb. The vehicle, driven by Sonia Castro Echaiz (39) of Sanford was traveling southbound at high speed and in inclement weather when she lost control of her vehicle, and slammed into trees. She was taken to Maine Medical Center for injuries sustained from the crash. 

On 03/23/2020, Tr. Duda responded to a single vehicle slide off at mile 32 northbound. The vehicle slid off into the ditch near mile 32 north bound during inclement weather. The vehicle did not sustain any damage and was towed back onto the roadway. The operator, Paulo Gomes Pinto (54) of Framingham, Massachusetts failed to turn his lights back on, and then drive across three lanes of traffic and was hit broad side by a Hannaford tractor trailer. Pinto was transported to Southern Maine Healthcare with non-life threatening injuries. 

RolloverOn 03/26/2020, Tr. Duda responded to a roll over crash on the exit 42 departure ramp. Trooper Duda arrived on scene and observed that an R.C. Moore tractor trailer failed to negotiate the curve and rolled over into the ditch. The cab of the truck was sliced through by the guard rail. The operator, Robert Skidgel (75) of Saco was able to walk away from the crash. The truck was hauling a load of French fries. Speed appears to have been a factor in the crash. Multiple units assisted at the scene. 

On 03/26/2020 Lt. Baker stopped Adam Dugal (38) of Bowdoin for traveling 102 MPH in a 65 MPH zone.  Lt. Baker was traveling south on I295 in Freeport at the time.  Dugal was summons accordingly.  

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Troop D weekly activities for time March 23rd to March 29th, 2020

On 3/26/2020 Cpl. Pelletier and Tr. Nunez responded to a domestic disturbance at 6 Glidden Ln. in West Gardiner. Brianna Martin (28) reported that her ex-boyfriend Alan Wotton (29) assaulted her. Wotton fled, and a temporary warrant for DV Assault was entered into NCIC.

On 3/26/2020 Tr. Bureau stopped Kyle Evans (35) for speeding 85 mph in a posted 45 mph speed zone on Route 1 in Belfast. Evans was summonsed and released for exceeding the speed limit by 30 mph or more. 

On 3/27/2020 Tr. Bureau responded 657 Jackson Road in Monroe for a suspicious incident. Complainant Troy Oliver (46) stated people were cutting up parts from vehicles on his property. Another complainant, Angela Bragg (48) was nearby in her vehicle. Upon investigation, Bragg was found in possession of several car parts including 2 Catalytic Converters and 4 vehicle starters. 2 other male subjects fled the scene on foot. Bragg was arrested for trespassing, receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of schedule drugs. The 2 other subjects have been identified and investigation is ongoing. 

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On 03/16/2020 Tr. Martin received a complaint regarding a male exposing himself to Dunkin Donut workers in Unity. As a result of the investigation, Justin Pomeroy (26) was summonsed for Indecent Conduct and trespassed from the Unity Dunkin Donuts. 

On 3/16/2020 Tr. Belanger and Trooper Webber stopped Gerald Burleigh (43) of Benton on East Benton Rd in Benton after receiving a motor vehicle complaint. Burleigh was ultimately arrested for OUI.  His passenger, Daniel Quimby (47) of Benton, was arrested on an FTA warrant. Both were transported to Kennebec County Jail.

On 3/16/2020 Tr. Dunn responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Windsor St. and Water St. in Randolph. Marcus Hemsley (34) of Farmingdale was charged with FT Register a MV >150 days and FT Provide Proof of Insurance.

On 3/21/2020 Troopers Dunn, Gleeson, and Lacoste responded to a crash at the entrance to the Caswell Rd. in Windsor where the driver was unresponsive. Jessie Hayes (47) of Windsor was transported to Maine General and will be charged with OUI, OAS and Unauthorized Use of Property.

On 3/21/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Kaleb Smith (19) of Troy on Rt. 202 in Dixmont for speeding, 90 mph in a 55 mph zone. Smith did not have a medical marijuana card and contraband was located in the vehicle. Smith was charged with Criminal Speed and Possession of Marijuana by a Minor.

On 3/21/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Jeff McLain (63) of Newburgh on Rt. 202 in Dixmont for speeding 86 mph in a 55 mph zone. McLain was charged with Criminal Speed. 

On 3/21/2020 Tr. Moore received a traffic complaint on 295, a citizen called in and alleged the operator of a vehicle could not maintain its lane and drove off interstate 295 onto the grass at one point. Tr. Peckham stopped the vehicle after he observed it swerving onto the shoulder while travelling on a straight stretch on 295.  Tr. Peckham  made contact with the operator, Steven Diana (31) of Gardiner.  Tr. Moore who also arrived performed SFST’s on Steven and determined he was under the influence of intoxicants.  He was taken to Gardiner PD for an intoxilyzer where it was confirmed he was above the legal limit of .08.  He was summonsed for the offense and released to a responsible party.

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Tpr. Welch stopped Hannah Dascanio (20) of Portland for criminal speed, 115mph in a 70mph zone, on the turnpike in Scarborough at Mile 42 northbound.

Tpr. Libritz stopped Jason Goan (34) of Parsonsfield for a vehicle defect. Goan’s license status was suspended for OUI and an unpaid fine. Tpr. Libritz summonsed Goan for OAS and a licensed passenger drove from the scene. 

York DrugsTpr. Darcy stopped a vehicle northbound on the turnpike in York. The roadside investigation led to the discovery of 217 grams of crack cocaine. As a result, Tanjia Moore (25) of Brooklyn, NY and a juvenile from Bronx, NY were both charged with Aggravated Trafficking Schedule W Drugs. Sgt. Porter and Cpl. Schmidt (Troop A) assisted.

On 03/09/2020 Tr. Steven Stubbs arrested Abdirahman Dahir Hassan (34) from Massachusetts for OUI.  Multiple reports had come into the Augusta RCC of poor operation.  Tr. Stubbs was able to locate the vehicle.  Hassan blew above the legal limit.  

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Troop D weekly activities for time March 2nd to March 8th, 2020

On 3/2/2020 Cpl. Robinson and Tr. Bureau assisted the Maine Warden Service and other local Police Departments with the Special Olympics in Belfast at their annual swim meet. 

On 3/3/2020 Trooper’s Dunn, Belanger, and Stevens conducted a bail check of Jasmine Jackson (24) at her house in West Gardiner. Jackson was summonsed for VCR for a bail violation.

On 3/5/2020 Tr. Harrington stopped: Tracy McGruder (28) and another passenger both of Rochester, N.Y. in the parking lot of the Senator Inn in Augusta after observing traffic infractions occur on I95. Criminal indicators were observed, and Tr. Lacoste and K9 Bella were called on to assist with the stop. The presence of narcotics was detected by K9 Bella and a search of the vehicle was conducted. No illegal contraband was located. Ultimately, McGruder was summonsed for Operating Without License and released to the other passenger who held a valid driver’s license. 

On 3/6/2020 Cpl. Pelletier stopped Roland Kennerson (46) of West Gardiner on I-295 in West Gardiner for an inspection violation. The vehicle he was operating was recently purchased at an auto auction and was not registered. He was summonsed for the offense. 

On 3/7/2020 Tr. Verhille assisted Troop B at 271 College Street in the Town of Greene.  Christian Cavallo (47) of Greene, was located at his apartment and wanted for violating a protection order, domestic assault and obstructing a report of a crime.  Cavello would not come to the door and stayed hidden inside his apartment.  Tr. Verhille gave a verbal announcement at the door, that his K9 would be deployed.  Cavello then surrendered without incident and was taken into custody. 

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Troop D weekly activities for time February 24th to March 1st, 2020

On 2/23/2020 Tr. Harrington summonsed Pamela Mundy (54) of Portland for operating with a suspended registration at mile marker 51 on I295 in West Gardiner. 

On 2/24/2020 Cpl. Pelletier stopped Megan Russell (31) of West Gardiner on High St. in West Gardiner for a vehicle defect. Her license was suspended for FT Maintain Liability Insurance, and she was summonsed for the offense.  

On 2/24/2020 Cpl. Pelletier stopped Cory Barter (36) of Gardiner on I-295 in Richmond for a vehicle defect. His vehicle’s registration was expired in excess of 150 days, and he was summonsed for the offense.

On 2/25/2020 Cpl. Pelletier stopped Alexander Brochu (24) on Rt.126 in Litchfield for erratic operation. His license was suspended for Failure to pay fines, and he was summonsed for the infraction. 

On 2/25/2020 Tr. Harrington stopped a vehicle being driven by Brent Wright (28) of Dresden and his passenger, who provided the name Joshua White, of Florida traveling on I295 Southbound in Gardiner for displaying a fictious inspection sticker. Criminal indicators were observed, and Tr. Harrington called on Cpl. Record and K9 Tess to assist with the stop. K9 Tess alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle and on the passenger. After the K9 alerted, White explained he provided Tr. Harrington a false name and his real name was Stephen Ambrose (42) from Brunswick and he had warrants from 2017. A search of the vehicle and of Ambrose was conducted by Troopers where Heroin and un-prescribed Suboxone was found concealed in the shoe of Ambrose. Ambrose was arrested by Tr. Harrington and charged with: Failing to provide correct name, Possession of Heroin with priors, Possession of Suboxone and the $500 warrant.

On 2/28/2020 Tr. Harrington stopped George Pinkham (55) of Bangor and Rhonda Emery (53) of Pleasant Point, Maine traveling Northbound at mile marker 103 in West Gardiner after observing traffic infractions. Tr. Harrington immediately recognized Pinkham as a known drug user from the Bangor Area stemming from an arrest in early 2019 where Pinkham was in possession of Oxycodone and Tramadol on I295. Criminal indicators were observed, and a search of the vehicle conducted by Tr. Verhille and Tr. Harrington led to the discovery of (87) Tramadol tablets and (14) Adderall tablets concealed inside the vehicle. Pinkham was arrested and transported to Kennebec County Jail where he was charged with: Two counts of Aggravated Furnishing of Schedule Drug.

On 2/29/2020 Tr. Belanger and Cpl. Robinson responded to a vehicle burglary in progress in Farmingdale. Upon arrival Tr. Belanger located the suspect, Walter Curtis (25) of Augusta, passed out in the passenger seat. Curtis was highly intoxicated. Curtis was ultimately arrested on 3 Failure to Appear warrants, 3 counts of Violation of Conditions of Release and criminal trespass. Curtis was transported to KCJ.

On 02/29/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Michael Bronn of Richmond for a loud exhaust on Maine Ave in Farmingdale. Bronn was on bail conditions and tested positive for use of marijuana. Bronn was charged with Violation of Conditions of Release.

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02/25/20 at approximately 2032 hours Trooper Recruit Knight and Trooper LiBritz stopped a vehicle near mile 7 northbound in York for a headlight defect. Upon further investigation it was determined the driver, Adam Sheldon (45year old from OK), had an active extraditable warrant out of OK. Sheldon was arrested and when searched, Trooper Williams located drugs on his person. Sheldon was summonsed for unlawful possession of schedule W (cocaine) and unlawful possession of schedule W (suboxone). 

03/01/20, - Tr. Physic summonsed Phillip Dow for Criminal Speed, 87/55, on I-295.

03/01/20 – Tr. Davis arrested Kelly McAlinden (49) of Buxton on several warrants at Mile 109 in Augusta. McAlinden had a warrant for two felony counts of theft from Buxton PD, and a warrant for failing to appear in court for drinking in public.  

02/24/20 - Tr. Darcy charged Chelsea Coombs (23) of Oakland with Operating with a Suspended Registration as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Wells. The registration was suspended for tolls.

02/24/20 – Tr. Baker charged Jeffrey Johnson 6-16-67 with OUI as a result of a contact in Gray, on I-95.

Cpl. Ricci Cote stopped Emily Shaner (26) of Portland on the ME Turnpike southbound at mile 70 in New Gloucester.  She was summonsed for Failure to Register Vehicle Expired > 150 Days and her vehicle was towed. 

Cpl. Ricci Cote stopped Christina Michaud-Wilson (37) of Saco on the ME Turnpike southbound at mile 44 in Scarborough.  She was summonsed for Failure to Register Vehicle Expired > 150 Days.

Cpl. Ricci Cote stopped Kenneth Munsey (40) of Topsham on the ME Turnpike northbound at mile 34 in Saco.  His registration was found to be Suspended for Tolls.  The vehicle was towed, and he will be following up with MTA in reference to the unpaid tolls. 

Tr. Lee Vanadestine stopped James Neptune (26) of MA on the ME Turnpike at mile 102 in West Gardiner.  He was summonsed for Operating Under the Influence and Operating after Suspension.  His BrAC was over the legal limit.

Tr. Lee Vanadestine stopped Cody Duarte of Sabattus on the ME Turnpike at mile 84 in Lewiston for traveling 110 mph with 5 teenagers inside the vehicle.  He was summonsed for Criminal Speed.

Tr. Lee Vanadestine stopped Lisa Demmons of St. Pete, FL, on the ME Turnpike at mile 101 in Litchfield for traveling 101 mph.  She was issued multiple traffic tickets.

On 2/24/20 Trooper Williams arrested Stephen Cavanaugh (50) of Merrimack, NH for OUI following a traffic stop in Ogunquit.  Stephen produced a BAC over the legal limit and was charged accordingly. 

On 2/29/20 Tr. Williams arrested Shakye Gaskins (26) of Lawrence, MA for an arrest warrant out of Presque Isle.  The warrant was for Unpaid Fines. 

On 2/29/20 Tr. Williams summonsed Corianne Chambers (29) of Portland for Unlawful Possession of Sch W Drugs Class C (Crystal Meth) following a traffic stop in York.  The driver of Corianne’s vehicle, Michael Rice (41) of South Portland, was summonsed for OAS.  The vehicle was also towed due to a suspended registration.

Tr. George Loder located a reported drunk driver, Wayne Stedt (51) of Turner, on the ME Turnpike at mile 44 southbound in Scarborough that had crashed in Portland and then eluded Portland Police in a pursuit on I-295.  Stedt attempted to elude Tr. Loder and a pursuit ensued down the turnpike where he exited at 36 in Saco.  The pursuit was terminated in the Saco Industrial Park area after Tr. Loder successfully employed a PIT maneuver causing the vehicle to leave the roadway where it became stuck in a ditch.  Stedt was taken into custody.  It was later learned that Stedt had also engaged and eluded Windham Police earlier in the evening.  He was charged with multiple crimes including Operating Under the Influence, Eluding, and Criminal Speed.  Charges are forthcoming from both Portland and Windham Police.  Tr. Loder was assisted by Saco Police. 

Tr. George Loder stopped Felipe Barbosa-Silva (25) of Biddeford on the ME Turnpike a mile 32 northbound in Biddeford.  He was summonsed for Attaching False Plates and his vehicle was towed.

On 02/26/2020 Lt. Baker stopped Francis Doyle (70) of Freeport for 105 MPH in a 60 MPH zone.  He was summons accordingly.  

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Troop D weekly activities for time February 10th to February 16th, 2020

On 2/9/2020 Tr. Belanger summonsed James Eastman (64) of Windsor for OAS and FT Register a MV for Tr. Dunn. Tr. Dunn received a report of an abandoned vehicle on the Choate Rd. in Windsor on 1/23/20 and further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been recently purchased by Eastman.

On 2/11/2020 Tr. Dunn covered a burglary at 145 Stage Rd. in Pittston where two appliances were taken from the residence. The victim’s ex-wife, Gabrielle Ward (24) of Woolwich was identified as a subject and on 2/16/20 Tr. Dunn arrested Ward for Burglary.

On 2/12/2020 Cpl. Pelletier stopped Wendy Rego (58) on Rt. 27 in Boothbay for a vehicle defect. Her license had been expired by 13 months, and she was summonsed for the offense. 

On 2/13/2020 Tr. Adams arrested David Oclair (40) of Northport. Oclair had three active warrants for his arrest. Oclair was arrested without incident and transported to the Waldo County Jail. 

On 2/15/2020 Tr. Dunn stopped Shaun Glidden (49) of Richmond, for an inspection sticker violation on I-295 in West Gardiner. Glidden was suspended and he was charged with OAS.

On 2/15/2020 Tr. Webber stopped Greggory Libby (28) of Liberty on RT-3 in Palermo for speeding.  Libby was given a summons for speed and charged with Attaching False Plates.

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