Troop E

Northern Field Troop Weekly Report for 9/19 to 9/24

While patrolling Main Street in Springfield on 9/23/2022, Tr. Dwelley conducted a stop on a flatbed tow truck for speeding. The driver, Zacharee Tomilson 23 y/o of Lincoln was found to have a revoked license status. Tr. Dwelley summonsed Zacharee for OAR class D and the owner of the tow truck was warned for permitting unlawful use. The vehicle was picked up by the owner.

While parked off Rt. 6 in the town of Lee on 9/23/2022, Tr. Dwelley noticed a vehicle driving by and recognized the driver as Michael Hill 37 y/o of Springfield. Tr. Dwelley knew Michael’s license was suspended for several reasons as he had just charged Michael for OAS less than one month prior. Tr. Dwelley conducted a stop on the vehicle, summonsed Michael for OAS class E and towed the vehicle.  

On 9/22/2022, Tr. Creamer was dispatched to a report of a pedestrian on the interstate north walking in the breakdown lane. Tr. Creamer located the subject Lloyd Lanfair 41 y/o of Michigan. Tr. Creamer was advised that Lanfair had been warned twice in the last couple days for walking on I-95 in the Bangor area. Tr. Creamer arrested Lanfair for Trespassing and took him to Penobscot County Jail

On 9/20/2022, Sgt. Bustard arrested Mason Fortier (22) of Baring on an extraditable arrest warrant out of New Hampshire for Violation of Protection Order and Stalking.  Fortier was transported to the Washington County jail in Machias without incident.  

On 9/21/2022,  Tr. Haverly Johndro responded to a car vs. pedestrian crash on the Dexter Rd. in Garland.  Timothy Ferrar, 37 y/o of Harmony was driving on the Dexter Rd. in Garland.  Rodney Scott, 63 y/o of Garland was standing in the road in an attempt to direct traffic for farm equipment that was being moved across the road.  Ferrar struck Scott in the roadway.  Glare from the sun was found to be a major contributing factor in the crash.  Scott was transported to the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to live.  

On 9/18/2022, Cpl. Dube conducted a traffic stop on I-95 in Carmel on a pickup truck for an inspection sticker violation.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as Dale Small II, 32 y/o of Lagrange.  During the course of the stop, it was discovered that Small’s license was suspended.  Small was issued a summons for OAS and the vehicle was towed. 

On 9/18/2022, Cpl. Dube and Sgt. Bustard responded to the railroad bed on Rt. 2 in Greenbush after PCSO had been involved with a pursuit with a motorcycle, and the operator had fled into the woods.  A K9 track was conducted, and K9 Odin located a helmet and riding gloves belonging to the operator.  The track continued for several miles through the woods and crossed a creek.  During the track, K9 Odin located the suspects pants, riding jacket, riding pants, a sweatshirt and a rolled-up dollar bill with a lighter (at different points throughout the track).  K9 Odin brought the team to the area of the Cardville Rd. where the track was lost.  Information was obtained by a citizen that a man in his underwear had been seen coming out of the woods and getting into a vehicle in the area about 30-40 minutes before.  The suspect was not immediately located.  Items located by K9 Odin were collected as evidence. Anyone with information should contact police at 207-973-3700 X9. The investigation continues.

On 9/24/2022, Cpl. Dube was driving on Hammond St. in Bangor when he observed two people dragging an unconscious male across the street.  The subjects were yelling for someone to call 911.  Cpl. Dube stopped in the parking lot of Leadbetters and rendered aid.  The subject was experiencing an opioid overdose, and bystanders had given a dose of Narcan.  The single dose had been ineffective so Cpl. Dube issued another dose to the male and gave sternum rubs.  The subject regained consciousness as EMS arrived.  

On 9/24/2022, Tr. Bean investigated a violation of a protection order where Johanna Cooley, 40 y/o of Harmony had violated a protection order.  Cooley had stopped to get fuel at Ollie’s Market and thereby violated an order protecting Jessica Fillmore, 38 y/o of Levant.  Cooley was located by Cpl. Dube in Bangor and arrested. Cooley was transported to PCJ.

On 9/19/2022, Tr. Steven Mahon responded to a harassment complaint in Sullivan where Michael Soule, 66, reported that his estranged wife Melinda Soule, 64, was harassing him.  Melinda denied the accusations and was warned for harassment.

On 9/19/2022, Tr. Steven Mahon responded to a late report domestic assault where the complainant reported that Jose Edgardo Torres Garcia, 34, had grabbed her by the face and threatened her with a knife two days prior while along I-95 in Penobscot County.  Tr. Mahon worked with Tr. Josh Lander and the Maine State Police Tactical Team and located Jose the following day and arrested him for domestic violence terrorizing with a dangerous weapon.  Jose was also in possession of over 44 grams of cocaine during the time of his arrest. 

On 9/23/2022, Cpl. Jeffrey Taylor responded to Jonesport for a report that internet-based cameras were stolen from a season residence.  Cpl. Taylor was able to identify the suspect as Scott Rackliff, 43 of Jonesport, and located him a short time later and arrested him for theft by unauthorized taking (Class C) and also summonsed him for criminal trespassing.  This was elevated to a felony due to Rackliff’s criminal history.   

On 9/21/2022, Tr. Kim Sawyer summonsed Diana Howell (54) of Crawford for operating with a suspended registration after a traffic stop for speed on Rt. 9, Alexander.

On 9/22/2022, Tr. Plaisted was advised of a welfare check at 160 Wolfeboro Road.  The Trooper spoke with Bobby Therriault, 44, of Bangor and learned he had an active felony warrant out of Penobscot County for $2500.  Bobby was arrested on the warrant without incident and transported to PCJ in Bangor. 

On 9/20/2022,  Tr. Ramp was providing lights for a stranded motorist being loaded onto a tow truck on I-95.  Tr. Ramp observed a vehicle go by in the right lane and almost struck the tow truck driver, causing him to jump onto the flatbed to avoid injury.  Tr. Ramp took off after the vehicle.  Tr. Ramp quickly caught up to the vehicle and observed poor operation.  Tr. Ramp stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Kimberly Shahan, 31 of Etna.  As a result of the investigation Tr. Ramp placed Shahan under arrest for OUI.  Shahan took a breath test and was summonsed for OUI alcohol.      

On 9/21/2022, Tr. Ramp was dispatched to a traffic complaint called in by Leighton bus company.  They stated while the school bus was stopped with their red lights on and stop sign out to pick up a child for school, a vehicle passed them.  Tr. Ramp retrieved video from the bus and the suspect is Judson Walden, 28 of Levant.  Tr. Ramp also learned that Walden is suspended.  Tr. Ramp is still trying to make contact with Walden.  The investigation is ongoing. 

On 9/24/2022, Tr. Rose and Tr. Chapman located and arrested Wayne Hutchinson (50) of Ellsworth. Wayne had an outstanding warrant for Theft by Unauthorized Taking and Transfer and Criminal Conspiracy. He was held at the Hancock County Jail on a $1000 cash bail.

On 9/21/2022, Tr. Chapman was patrolling the area of Castine when received a report of people doing burnouts and making a lot of noise near the intersection of the Shore Road and the Castine Road. Tr. Chapman found a truck doing “donuts” in the intersection upon his arrival. A motor vehicle stop resulted in the operator, Zachary Johnson (21) of Castine, being arrested for operating under the influence. He was brought to the Hancock County Jail where he was found to be over the legal limit. 

On 9/18/2022, Tr. Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop in Harrington due to the operator displaying a 2020 certification of inspection. As a result of the investigation, it was determined Jose Romano Feliciano (35) of Harrington was operating without a license. He was summonsed roadside, and he found a ride home. 

On 9/18/2022, Tr. Rose was patrolling the area of Wyman Road in Milbridge. Tr. Rose observed a vehicle pass him with multiple motor vehicle defects and it was not displaying a certification of inspection. Tr. Rose conducted a motor vehicle stop and discovered the driver, Kaleb Rodriguez-Ortiz (28) of Steuben was operating after suspension. He was summonsed roadside. 

On 9/17/2022, Tr. Rose responded to a single vehicle PI crash in Cooper. Emily Greene (19) of Bangor, left the roadway and went into a ditch after missing a turn in her travels. She tried to make the turn, but the vehicle slid across the intersection and drove into the ditch. She had minor injuries after hitting her head on the windshield. Her significant other owned the vehicle, and he was the passenger. Takota Larkin (24) of Bangor was summonsed for failing to provide proof of insurance.

Northern Field Troop Weekly Report for 9/11/2022 to 9/17/2022

On 9/14/2022, Tr. Haverly-Johndro stopped a vehicle for 107 MPH in a 70 MPH zone on I-95 in Carmel.  Tr. Haverly-Johndro identified the operator as Ali Alimurshidy (44 years old of Biddeford).  Tr. Haverly-Johndro charged Ali with criminal speed. 
 
On 9/15/2022,  Cpl. Dube was traveling on I95 in Bangor when a red BMW passenger car bearing a PA license plate passed at a high rate of speed.  Radar showed 92 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone.  Tr. Dube conducted a traffic stop and the operator was identified as Dylan Gamber 20 YOA of PA.  Gamber was summonsed for criminal speed.
 
On 9/16/2022, Cpl. Dube conducted a traffic stop on a Gray Ford pickup bearing for speed in Bangor. Radar showed the vehicle was traveling 95 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as River Morris Rossignol, 21 YOA of Waterville. Rossignol was issued a summons for Criminal Speed.   
 
On 9/17/2022, Cpl. Dube was traveling southbound on I95 near Newport when a gray sedan passed him at a high rate of speed.  Radar showed the vehicle was traveling 106 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone.  Cpl. Dube conducted a traffic stop and the driver was identified as Todd Carter, 37 YOA of Georgia.  Carter was issued a summons for criminal speed and released.   
 
On 9/16/2022, Troopers responded to 39 Marston Meadow Road in Glenburn for the report of a family fight. As a result of the investigation, Kyle Thompson 36 YOA of Glenburn, was arrested the next day on 9/17/2022. 
 
On 9/11/2022, Tr. Gould and Tr. Nelson responded to an assault in Glenburn. As a result of the investigation, Destiny Twitchell, 34, of Glenburn, was arrested and charged with DV assault. 
  
On 9/14/2022, Tr. Gould stopped a vehicle on I-95 southbound in Hermon for an expired inspection sticker.  Maddi Mayo (28) of Winterport was identified as the operator.  The vehicles suspension showed suspended status for toll violations.  Mayo was summonsed for Operating w/ Suspended Registration, class E. 
 
On 9/14/2022, Tr. Ramp was dispatched to an alleged burglary complaint.  The complainant stated he had just been brought home from the hospital found his house had been burglarized.  The complainant stated Frederick Gilbert, 57 of Bangor had brought him home and has been staying at his house helping him out.  As a result of the investigation Tr. Ramp learned that Gilbert had sold rings to Maritime International which belonged to the Complainant.  Tr. Ramp arrested Gilbert and charged him with theft, violating conditions of release, and false public alarm or report.  Gilbert was transported to the Penobscot County Jail. 
 
On 9/14/2022, Tr. Ramp was dispatched to 354 Darling Rd. in Hudson for a bail violation.  The complainant reported that her husband Christopher Hoxie, 55 of Hudson, was at their residence, which violated his bail conditions.  Christopher was gone when Tr. Ramp arrived on scene.  Tr. Ramp was able to speak with Christopher via phone and Christopher was summonsed the next day for violating conditions of release.
 
 
On 9/11/2022, Tr. Mahon responded to a report of a vehicle theft in Amherst.  The vehicle, a gray 2005 BMW X5, did not run and did not have plates on the vehicle.  It was last seen on September 7th.  Unknown suspects or direction of travel.
 
On 9/12/2022, Cpl. Jeff Taylor responded to a crash on the Tibbettstown Road in Columbia Falls where a vehicle drove into a telephone pole.  As a result of the investigation Michael Dewitt, 28 of Jonesport, was arrested for operating under the influence of drugs and violation of conditional release.  Sgt. Jeff Ingemi and Washington SO assisted with the investigation. 
 
On 9/13/2022, Tr. Keith York responded to a traffic complaint in Crawford where a vehicle was reported to have erratic operation.  As a result of the investigation Amanda St. Peter, 41 of Portland, was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol. 
 
On 9/14/2022, Cpl. Jeff Taylor responded to a family fight complaint in Milbridge.  As a result of the investigation Dennis Rathbun, 24 of Columbia Falls, was arrested for domestic violence assault.  Washington SO assisted. 
 
On 9/14/2022, Tr. Mahon responded to a boat theft in Sullivan where it was reported that a 12-foot, 2007 Smoker Craft boat was stolen from where it was moored on the lake.  It is possible that the high winds may have caused the boat to drift to another location.  The Maine Warden service was notified.  The following day the boat was found returned to where it was missing.  
 
On 9/17/2022, Sgt. Jeff Ingemi responded to Calais for a report of a hit and run crash that had occurred during the night.  As a result of the investigation Jonathan King, 35 of Calais was summonsed for leaving the scene of a property damage crash. 
 
On 9/17/2022, Cpl. Jeff Taylor responded to a crash in Beals Island where it was reported that Luke Smith, 37 of Jonesport, went through a stop sign and over the embankment onto the clam flats.  As a result of the investigation Smith was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol and summonsed for operating after suspension.  Tr. Jarid Leonard assisted.  
 
On 9/15/2022, Sgt. Daniel Ryan arrested Tyler Tibbetts (29) Harrington on route 1, Ellsworth after a traffic stop for OAS, warrant and violation of condition of release. 
 
On 9/16/2022, Tr. Jarid Leonard and Tr. Matthew Rose observed a side by side operating at a high rate of speed on the roadways in Calais. The side by side failed to stop when directed and as a result the operator refused to submit to arrest or detention The operator was identified as Raymond Korasadowicz (37) of Calais, and he was charged with refusing to submit to arrest and detention and OUI. He was arrested and booked into the Washington county Jail.
 
 

Northern Field Troop Weekly Report for Sept. 4 through Sept. 10

On Sept. 6, 2022, while patrolling in the town of Mattawamkeag Tr. Dwelley noticed a vehicle known to drive around Crystal Twitchell 35 y/o of Mattwamkeag. The vehicle was parked in the driveway and two individuals were loading things into it. Tr. Dwelley knew Twichell had multiple arrest warrants one of which for Class B Burglary. Twitchell had been on the run for several months. Tr. Dwelley pulled into the driveway and recognized Twitchell walking toward the house. Tr. Dwelley arrested Twitchell and transported her to Penobscot County Jail without incident. 

On Sept. 9, 2022, while patrolling in the town of Mattawamkeag Tr. Dwelley noticed a silver Dodge challenger Hellcat doing a burnout on main street and traveling at an extremely high rate of speed. Tr. Dwelley conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and as a result, Ira Averill 62 y/o of Prentiss, was arrested and charged with OUI Alcohol and exceeding the speed limit by 30MPH or more.    

On Sept. 10, 2022, Tr. Creamer was on patrol on I-95 in Etna when he observed a vehicle speeding north bound on I-95. Trooper Creamer stopped the vehicle and after speaking with the operator Robin Morris 38 YOA of Minot was found to have a revoked license.  Morris was charged for OAR and his vehicle was towed.

On Sept. 9, 2022, Cpl. Dube was patrolling on I95 in Bangor when a silver Toyota sedan bearing ME PC 3605VY passed on the right at a high rate of speed.  The operator was found to be travelling 91 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone in a busy section of interstate in Bangor.  The operator was identified as Felicia Comando, 23 YOA of Danforth.  Comando was summonsed for criminal speed. 

On Sept. 10, 2022, Tr. Haverly-Johndro responded to a possible personal injury crash, located in Stetson.  Upon arrival, Tr. Haverly-Johndro observed a vehicle had crashed into a utility pole, splitting the pole in half.  Tr. Haverly-Johndro was unable to locate anyone with the vehicle.  Further investigation lead Tr. Haverly-Johndro to locating the operator of the vehicle the next day.  Tr. Haverly-Johndro charged Chase Mitchell (24 years old of Stetson) with failing to notify by quickest means of a property damage crash.

On Sept. 5, 2022, Cpl. Jeff Taylor and Sgt. Jeff Ingemi responded to a third-party report of a verbal argument at the White Birches in Hancock.  Upon arrival, troopers located and identified a couple in a vehicle talking. As a result of the investigation, Carl Miller, 33, of Hancock, was arrested for domestic violence assault.    

On Sept. 8, 2022, Tr. Nelson stopped a vehicle travelling 97mph in a 60mph zone. Tr. Nelson initiated the stop at 187 NB and made contact with the driver, Bethany Carr (35 of Canaan). She stated she was late for work, and thought she was going around 80mph. Bethany was summonsed for Criminal Speed.  

              
On Sept. 8, 2022, Tr. Gould responded to a seasonal residence in Lakeville where it was reported sometime in the last two days someone cut the lock on the victim’s trailer. The suspect stole a brand-new Milwaukee branch cutter and damaged the residence’s motion sensor lights.  No identified suspects at this time.  Investigation continues.

On sept. 8, 2022, Tr. Olmstead observed a red Nissan Altima pulling out of a gas station onto Griffin Rd. in Bangor without its headlights on at nighttime. Tr. Olmstead conducted a traffic stop. The operator was identified as Michael Voye, 45 of Bangor. Michael’s license was currently suspended. Tr. Olmstead summonsed Michael for OAS. 

On Sept. 7, 2022, Tr. Ramp stopped a vehicle for traveling 93mph in a 60-mph zone on Interstate 95 in Bangor. Tr. Ramp identified the operator as Daniel Bachner, 20 of Gorham. Tr. Ramp summonsed Bachner for criminal speed. 

On Sept. 10, 2022, at approximately 0855 hours, Tr. Plaisted took a complaint from; Stacy Castonguay, 56, of Stetson. Stacy reported that her brother, Thomas M. Stevens, 52, of Gray is driving without a license in the Stetson area and is an alcoholic. Stacy provided a vehicle description and plate number. Tr. Plaisted told Stacy he would see about locating him. Tr. Plaisted also determined that Thomas license was revoked, and his vehicle license plates were false attached. At approximately 1012 hours, Tr. Plaisted locate Thomas driving on the Burleigh Road in Stetson. Thomas was in the vehicle described by Stacy. Tr. Plaisted stopped the vehicle and Thomas was the sole occupant. Thomas was arrested and charged with OAR, Class C, VCR, Class C and False Attachments of Plates; Class E. Thomas was transported to PCJ in Bangor. No bail was awarded. 

On Sept. 9, 2022, Tr. Kurth summonsed Yi Li, 56 of Mattawamkeag, for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Registration. Li has previously been warned about his suspended registration. However, he has failed to pay toll fees – the cause for registration suspension. 

On Sept. 10, 2022 Tr. Einar Mattson stopped a vehicle on Main Street, Franklin for speeding. Tr. Mattson arrested the operator, Jesse Foster (42) Bucksport for OAS and a warrant for theft by deception / home repair fraud.

On Sept. 10, 2022, Tr. Kim Sawyer arrested Kari Lofgren (39) of Portland for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.
 

Troop E Weekly for 8-31-2022 to 9-3-2022

On 9/3/2022, Tr. Haverly-Johndro was monitoring southbound traffic on I-95 in Hampden.  Tr. Haverly-Johndro observed a vehicle travel past him with a passenger taillight out.  Tr. Haverly-Johndro stopped the vehicle and made contact with the operator, who was identified as Nicholas Cummings (40 years old of Oakland).  Tr. Haverly-Johndro learned Nicholas was suspended.  Nicholas was issued a summons for operating after suspension.  

On 9/4/2022, Tr. Nelson stopped a vehicle travelling 108mph in a 70mph zone in Howland. Tr. Nelson initiated the stop at 217 NB and made contact with the driver, Logan Burke (22 of VT). He admitted to going around 97mph, as he stated he was going to Mattawamkeag. Logan was summonsed for Criminal Speed.  

On 8/31/2022, Tr. Bean responded to the area of 154 Middle Road in Bradford for the report of a suspicious male, that was reportedly knocking on the windows of the home at this address.  When Tr. Bean arrived in the area, he came in contact with Damien Lane (34 of Bradford).  At the time of contact, Lane had and outstanding arrest warrant and was on bail conditions.  As Tr. Bean was placing Lane under arrest, he located a half of a ticket of heroin on Lane’s person.  Lane was subsequently arrested and charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and violation of conditions of release.

On 8/30/2022, Tr. Bragan attempted to stop a blue SUV for operating 30 mph under the speed limit on I-95 at mile 175 (Hermon). The vehicle was also operating with no rear lights on. Tr. Bragan witnessed an approaching vehicle almost strike the suspect vehicle due to it being night-time and the vehicle not being visible. Tr. Bragan got behind the vehicle and activated his emergency lights. The vehicle failed to stop for approximately three miles while continuing to operate 30 to 35 mph under the speed limit. Tr. Bragan conducted a PIT maneuver on the vehicle to end the FT Stop. Tr. Bragan identified the driver as Svitlana Palamarchnk who had just arrived to the U.S. from Ukraine. Svitlana could not understand English and spoke it poorly. Svitlana admitted to seeing Tr. Bragan but did not realize she was supposed to pull over. Svitlana was charged with failing to stop.  

On 8/30/2022, Tr. Peterson and Tr. Yankowsky responded to a crash on the Lagrange Rd in Bradford. Darrell Archer, 64, of Corinth, and another occupant had crashed into the bridge railing doing severe damage to the car. The vehicle was towed to a residence up the street before the Troopers arrived on scene. As a result of the investigation, Archer was taken into custody and taken to Troop E for an intoxilyzer test which showed he was over the legal limit. Archer was summonsed for OUI.

On 8/29/2022, Tr. Olmstead responded to a trespass complaint in Bradford. A complainant called reporting that Damien Lane, 35-year-old transient, had kicked in her door looking for his backpack. Upon arrival Tr. Olmstead spoke with both parties. The complainant declined pursuing criminal charges and stating she just wanted Damien not to return. Tr. Olmstead warned Damien not to return and also arrested him for an unrelated failure to appear warrant. Damien was transported to Penobscot County Jail without issue. 

On 9/1/2022, Tr. Ramp stopped a vehicle on Route 15 in Corinth for having a suspended registration.  Tr. Ramp identified the operator, Dylan Wright 21 of Corinth.  Tr. Ramp summonsed Wright for operating with a suspended registration.   
Brief Synopsis: On 9/3/2022, Tr. Ramp was dispatched to a traffic complaint of a UPS truck operating erratically on I95.  Tr. Ramp located the truck and stopped it for the operation in Hermon.  Tr. Ramp determined that the operator John Parker, 37, of Bangor, was not under the influence.  Tr. Ramp learned that Parker had an active warrant for his arrest.  Tr. Ramp placed Parker under arrest and transported him to the Penobscot County Jail.

On 9/2/2022, Tr. Kurth initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle speeding on Route 2 in Enfield. The operator, Cody Archer, 30 of Enfield, had a suspended license for failure to pay fines.  Archer was summonsed for the Civil Infraction. 

300 Grams of Meth Seized After Traffic Stop

Meth SeizedA traffic stop led to an arrest and more than 300 grams of Methamphetamine seized by Troopers.

On August 24, 2022, at approximately 7:15 P.M., Trooper Jordan Bragan conducted a traffic stop for an inspection violation at mile 175 northbound in Hermon.  After observing several indicators of criminal activity, Trooper Bragan went back to his cruiser and requested a K9 unit. The driver, 29-year-old Patrick Murico, of Lewiston, attempted to throw contraband out of the vehicle. Trooper Bragan witnessed the act and retrieved the contraband which was 300 grams of Methamphetamine.

As a result of this investigation, Murico was charged with class A Trafficking of Methamphetamine.  Murico was also charged with  Unlawful Possession of Schedule Drugs and Trafficking in Prison Contraband.
 

UPDATE: Mr. Murphy was located

UPDATE: He has been located and we removed the post for his privacy.

9-Vehicle Crash closes interstate in Bangor for several hours

TT Trucks and debrisOn March 18, 2022, at approximately 8:15, a person driving Dodge Caliber, swerved to avoid roadkill, over-corrected, and then rolled their vehicle into a ditch near mile marker 185 northbound (Broadway exit in Bangor). Minutes later, a secondary crash involving a tractor-trailer unit was called in, traffic came to a halt and Maine State Police Responded. A second tractor-trailer unit came around the bend and was unable to avoid the traffic that had come to a halt and struck several other vehicles, which in turn struck more vehicles, involving 9 vehicles in total.


Two people were transported to St. Joseph's Hospital, were treated and released. One person was transported by an employer.

The crash remains under investigation, but no charges are expected.
Crash traffic
Despite the magnitude of the crash, the busy location, and the number of vehicles involved, with the help of Bangor Fire, Maine DOT, Maine DEP, and the Maine State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit, authorities were able to open a lane of travel relatively quickly. The rest of the interstate was re-opened around 11:30 a.m.

Part of Interstate 95 remains closed after icy roads contribute to multiple crashes 

I95 TT CrashPoor driving conditions contributed to several crashes that closed Interstate 95 near Dixmont, Etna, and Plymouth.  Interstate 95 Southbound remains closed and traffic is being diverted off the interstate at Exit 167.  The interstate is expected to remain closed for the next 4-6 hours.

This morning at approximately 9 a.m., the Maine State Police responded to numerous reports of vehicles off the road on Interstate 95 in the areas of mile markers 172-162 southbound.  Icy road conditions that developed quickly during the morning commute contributed to multiple motor vehicle crashes involving both passenger cars and tractor-trailers.  Several people have been injured from these crashes, but nothing at this point that appears to be life threatening. Maine State Police continue to investigate. No further details are available at this time.  Troopers are working with DOT to clear the roadway.  Traffic is being diverted off the interstate at Exit 167 southbound while crews work to clear the roadway.  We are advising motorists not to travel in that area until it is opened and to watch their speed and following distance from other vehicles while driving.  

Troop E has been assisted by its commercial vehicle enforcement unit, traffic safety unit, Maine Forest Rangers, Maine Warden Service, and Maine DOT.  
 

Penobscot man arrested in double shooting

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On Friday, September 10, 2021, at approximately 3:12 PM, Maine State Police and Maine Warden Service responded to a shots fired complaint at 274 Averill Road in Prentiss.  Two people were shot and received non-life-threatening injuries. They were transported to Northern Light EMMC in Bangor.  One victim was treated and released and the other remains at the hospital in stable condition.  

State Police members from Major Crime’s Unit North, Troop E, and the Evidence Response Team as well as members of the  Warden Service and Forest Rangers  have been investigating the shooting incident through the weekend.  

As a result, 64-year-old Gary J. LeBlanc of Prentiss has been arrested and charged with the following:  Two Counts of  Aggravated Assault, Class- B and two counts of Elevated Aggravated Assault, Class- A.  LeBlanc was arrested in Lee without incident and transported to the Penobscot County Jail.  The case will be handled by the Penobscot County District Attorney’s office.  An initial appearance has not been scheduled yet.
 

Penobscot County Teenager Killed in Crash

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 8:35 p.m. Maine State Police responded to a single vehicle roll-over on the Oliver Hill Road in Garland.  A 2003 Dodge Durango, driven by 18-year-old Jacob Campbell of Exeter left the roadway and rolled over before striking a tree. Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers in the vehicle were transported to Mayo Hospital in Dover with non-life-threatening injuries.  State Police say speed was a factor in the crash and they continue to investigate. 

If anybody witnessed this crash or has information on this case, please contact State Police Troop E at 207-973-3700.

The Maine State Police were assisted by the Garland Fire Department. 
 

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