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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Arrest in Corinna Robbery

Mark Dunlop, 43, Plymouth

State Police have charged a man from Plymouth with robbing a convenience store in Corinna early Saturday morning (May 9, 2020).  43 year old  Mark Dunlop was taken into custody at his home early this afternoon.  He is charged with robbery and was transported to the Penobscot County Jail.  Troopers said the Somerset Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation, along with the Maine Warden Service,  and Dexter and Newport Police.

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Corinna Armed Robbery

Corinna 1State Police is investigating an armed robbery early this morning at AE Robinson convenience store at 60 Newport Road in Corinna. Troopers say a young man armed with a handgun entered the store around 2:30 AM and demanded money.  The woman clerk refused to hand over any cash and ran into the store's office. That action scared off the robber and he fled on foot, likely on a nearby rail trail.  The clerk was not injured.   

The robber is around 30 years old, six feet tall and weighing about 220 pounds with blue eyes and dark hair.  He was wearing a black zip up hoodie with white strings, black Carhart winter hat, black face mask and blue latex gloves.  Troopers and Game Wardens continue to search for the robber this morning and have been assisted by the Newport and Dexter police departments.   Corinna 2Anyone with information is asked to call State Police in Bangor at 207-973-3700 

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Fatal Crash in Hampden

State Police say one man was killed this morning in a one vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Hampden.  The crash took place about 5:30 AM off the northbound lanes on April 22, 2020.  The pickup truck lost control on black ice, struck a guardrail and overturned several times.

The name of the victim will be released later today after relatives have been notified.  The victim is the 31st person to die on Maine roads this year, the same number as last year at this time. 

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Millinocket Shooting

Jason Mulligan, 45, of Bangor

State Police say a Bangor man has been charged in connection with a shooting inside a home in Millinocket Sunday afternoon where another man was seriously wounded.   45 year old Jason Mulligan was taken into custody Sunday evening by the State Police Tactical Team after they entered the home at 298 Penobscot Ave.  Millinocket Police responded to the house about 5 PM to find Mulligan had barricaded himself inside.  

The wounded man is in his 20’s and was taken to EMMC in Bangor by the Life Flight helicopter from Millinocket Regional Hospital during the night.  He suffered a serious gunshot wound and his name is not being released at this time.  The injured man, along with a man and woman, were rescued from the home after the tactical team entered it around 8 PM.  The man and woman freed were not injured. 

Mulligan is charged with aggravated attempted murder and was taken to the Penobscot County Jail. He likely will make his first court appearance either today or Tuesday.

(Note: We uploaded a more recent booking photo on 3/17/2020)

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Orono Crash Update

191 Crash 1Maine State Police say a single vehicle and single driver were involved in a crash that shut down Interstate 95 southbound in Orono earlier today. The interstate is now back open to traffic. 

Police are not releasing the name of the person involved in the crash, but say that a single vehicle with a single occupant was reported off the road at mile marker 191 in Orono at 12:51 p.m. The interstate was closed so the person could be transported to an area hospital via LifeFlight. The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time. 

LifeFlight, Old Town and Orono Fire Rescue assisted at the scene. 



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