Troop E

Manslaughter Arrest for July OUI

An arrest has been made after an investigation into a crash that occurred in July of 2020.

The Maine State Police arrested Randall Hamm, 39, of Lagrange this afternoon and charged him with Manslaughter and Aggravated OUI.   State Police say Hamm was the driver in a fatal crash in Lagrange on July 7, 2020, which claimed the life of Desarae Bourgoine, 35, of Lagrange.  Troopers investigating the case say Hamm was operating at reckless speeds with a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit when the crash occurred. 

Troopers from Troop E arrested Hamm at his residence in Lagrange and transported him to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor.  

This is the only information available at this time.
  
If anybody has information in relation to this please contact Tr. Kurth at 207-973-3700.
 

Clifton Crash

Logging truck rollover on Route 9 in CliftonUPDATE: Route 9 has reopened.

The Maine State Police out of Troop E are investigating a serious injury crash that occurred at 1:10 a.m. on December 16, 2020, shutting down all travel on Route 9 in Clifton. 

State Police were dispatched to a roll-over crash involving several vehicles, and a log truck that rolled over blocking Route 9.  Troopers investigating the crash determined Jay Preston, 30, of Dennysville, Maine, and driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado on a suspended driver’s license, crossed the centerline, striking a 2000 Western Star tractor-trailer unit operated by Rodney Tolman, 56, of Amherst, Maine.  Preston was critically injured in the crash and needed to be extricated by Fire Personnel from Eddington and Holden before he was transported by Northern Light Ambulance to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.  

Troopers expect Route 9 to remain closed for several hours while crews clear the roadway, and for a team of state police reconstructionist to complete their scene investigation.   Troopers are urging motorists to seek alternative routes as this crash will impact morning commuter traffic.

This is the only information available at this time.  

Anyone with information about this incident should call at 207-973-3700 x9.

The Maine State Police was assisted by the Maine DOT, Maine DEP, Brewer Ambulance, Eddington Fire, Amherst Fire, and Holden Fire. 
 

Clifton Burglary

On Nov. 30, 2020,  at approximately 10:51 a.m., Troopers from Troop E responded to the Clifton Store in Clifton for a report of a suspicious vehicle. 

Upon arrival, troopers made contact with Jessica Sinclair, 34, of Franklin, and Neil Brown, 29, of Mount Vernon. During the course of the investigation, a K9 track was conducted, which led to a nearby residence that had been burglarized. 

Sinclair and Brown were both arrested and charged with Burglary, Class B, and Theft By Unauthorized Taking or Transfer, Class B. Sinclair and Brown were both transported to the Penobscot County Jail. 

The investigation is still ongoing.

Bangor Crash

Maine State Police responded to a crash on 1-95 in Bangor on Halloween morning.

On Oct. 31, 2020, at approximately 9:53 a.m., Maine State Troopers from Troop E responded to I-95 mile marker 187 southbound in Bangor for the report of a car that had crashed and rolled over into the median. Lexii Ash, 29, was operating a gray 2003 Honda Accord with New Hampshire registration. Ash had been traveling southbound on I-95 with her three children, all under the age of 4, when her vehicle left the roadway to the left for an unknown reason and rolled multiple times before coming to a stop in the median.

Ash and the children were transported to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center where Ash remains in serious condition. The children were transported as well with minor injuries. The interstate was restricted while rescue crews attended to the injured and the accident was reconstructed. Tr. David Olmstead is the primary investigating trooper.

Kenduskeag Industrial Accident

A Veazie man died in an industrial accident on a building on the Ames Road in Kenduskeag on the morning of Oct. 27.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., on Oct. 27, 2020, Maine State Police from Troop E responded to a rented building on the Ames Road in Kenduskeag, where they determined Gary Mullen, 59, of Veazie, had been involved in an accident involving a forklift. Co-workers had administered aid, but he was declared deceased. OSHA has responded to the scene and will be primary on the incident.
 

Brewer Construction Incident

Brewer Construction SiteBREWER – Maine State Police, Brewer Police and Fire, along with MaineDOT responded to the scene of a construction accident that happened along I-395 in Brewer at the Wilson Street overpass bridge project.  At approximately 3:24 pm yesterday afternoon 2 construction workers were standing on a temporary wooden walkway on the overpass above the I-395 exit to Wilson Street.  They were removing cross bracing that connected the outer bridge beam to the beam beside it.  They had removed several braces when the outer bridge beam apparently twisted unexpectedly as the support was removed, this in turn caused the platform that they were standing on to shift out of the flange area and fall to the roadway below.  Both workers who were identified as a 19 Y.O. Garrett Mulligan and 56 Y.O. Darren Pelletier fell approximately 20 feet, landing on top of the walkway material.  Fortunately there were no vehicles immediately below the area as the men fell.  The pair suffered injuries and were taken by ambulance to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
 
This construction site is part of a Maine Department of Transportation project to replace several interstate bridges. The contractor on this project is Wyman and Simpson out of Richmond who the injured men work. Work on the project was suspended, the off ramps were closed for several hours while the debris was removed and the site was made safe for traffic to resume.
   
Federal officials from the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were contacted by the State Police, they are the lead investigating agency.
 

I-95 Bangor Fatal Crash

Bangor I95 CrashMaine State Police responded to a fatal crash on the I-95 NB 186 off ramp to Stillwater Avenue in Bangor on September 26, at approximately 9:22 a.m. 

Corporal Chris Hashey responded to the scene as the primary investigator, and as a result of the investigation learned that James Rice, 38, of Bangor, ME, was driving a silver 2005 BMW north on I-95 in Bangor and exited at Exit 186 to Stillwater Avenue.  As Rice exited the interstate, his vehicle failed to negotiate the right hand curve and travelled off the roadway and down an embankment, striking a tree.  The impact of the tree was to the driver’s side door area of his vehicle.  The causation of the accident remains under investigation.

Rice, who was wearing a seatbelt was pronounced dead at the scene.  There were no other occupants in the vehicle.  

Maine State Police was assisted at the scene by the Bangor Fire Department.

The off-ramp was closed to traffic for approximately 2 hours.

This is all of the information that is available at this time.
 

Chester Fatal Crash

Chester vehicle Maine State Police responded to a fatal crash on the Chester/Access Road in Chester on Sept. 24, at approximately 8:15 p.m. 

Tpr. Kari Kurth responded to the scene and as a result of the investigation learned that Christian Dow,51, of Middletown, NY, was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe south on South Chester Road. Dow failed to stop at the intersection of South Chester Road and Access Road, crossing in front of Jeison Arcos, 41, of Newark, NJ, who was driving a Freightliner truck with a passenger, William Arcos, 32, of Newark, NJ, travelling west on the access road. Arcos attempted to avoid the collision, but the front of his truck crashed into the driver’s side of Dow’s vehicle. The Freightliner overturned onto the left side shoulder. 

Dow was pronounced dead. William Arcos was LifeFlighted to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, Jeison Arcos was treated for minor injuries at Penobscot Valley Hospital. Dow was not wearing a seatbelt. 

Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit, Lincoln Fire and rescue, Bouchard’s Towing and Robinson’s Towing, and LifeFlight assisted on scene.
 

MSP Seek Assistance IDing Man Involved in Hit an Run

Car and SuspectThe Maine State Police is seeking the public’s help in identifying a male operator who fled the scene of a motor vehicle crash on Sept. 18, 2020, at approximately 14 p.m. in the Town of Carmel.

Trooper Cooper Plaisted was dispatched to the report a motor vehicle crash, at the intersection of Dyer Road and Main Road (US Route 2) where the unknown man driving the vehicle and a known juvenile passenger reportedly fled the scene on foot toward Carmel Village.

As a result of the investigation, The Trooper learned that the man made a purchase at the Village Market, prior to the accident. Trooper Plaisted was able to obtain the surveillance Suspect in Marketfootage where the man made a purchase and then left the Market in the vehicle that was involved in the collision, a 2019 black Subaru sedan.

 

Anyone who recognizes this man should call Maine State Police in Troop E 207-973-3700 x9.

Lagrange Fatal Crash

Lagrange CrashUPDATE (July 9, 2020, 8:18 a.m.): 

The Maine State Police is investigating a fatal car crash that claimed the life of a 35-year-old woman from Lagrange.  At approximately 6:55 p.m., on July 7, 2020, State Police Troopers responded to a single vehicle roll-over crash on the Medford Road in the town of Lagrange.  Investigators learned a 2003 Dodge Durango, operated by 39-year-old Randall Hamm of Lagrange rolled over after he lost control around a corner.  Passenger Desarae Bourgoine was ejected and killed in the crash.  Hamm was extricated by Fire and Rescue personnel and flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.  State Police continue to investigate.  
 

This is the only information available at this time.  
If anybody has information in relation to this please contact Tr. Kurth at 207-973-3700.
The Maine State Police was assisted by the Bradford, Lagrange and Milo Fire Departments, as well as Three Rivers Ambulance and Life Flight.  
 

Maine State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened in Lagrange. 

On July 7, 2020, at approximately 6:20 p.m., a passerby called Bangor Regional Communication (RCC) and informed dispatchers of a single-vehicle crash on the Medford Road in Lagrange (Near the Brimstone Road). Trooper Kari Kurth arrived on scene to find a Dodge Durango had traveled off the righthand side of the road and rolled onto its roof, trapping the occupants inside. One occupant has died the other has been transported to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center with what are considered non-life-threatening injuries. The names of the occupants will not be released until next of kin can be notified. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Bradford Fire, Lagrange Fire, Hudson Fire, Milo Rescue, LifeFlight, all assisted with the extrication and rescue efforts. Sgt. Alden Bustard, Sgt. Jeff Ingemi, and Tpr. Andrew Peirson assisted on scene. 

No further information is available at this time.                 
 

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