Troop G

Troop G Weekly Report 07/27/2020 - 08/02/2020

On 07/27/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Shawn Frank (58) of Westbrook on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland.  He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted work zone speed limit.

On 07/28/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Joseph Provencher (28) of Sabattus on the ME Turnpike at Exit 75 in Auburn.  He was charged with Operating after Revocation – Habitual Offender.

On 07/28/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Henry Williams Sr. (50) of Jay on the ME Turnpike at Exit 75 in Auburn.  He was charged with Operating after Revocation – Habitual Offender, Operating with a Suspended Registration, and Violation of Conditions of Release.

On 07/28/2020, at approximately 2328 hours, Tr. LiBritz responded to the southbound service plaza in Kennebunk for a report of an elderly male who appeared confused and thought his car had been stolen. Tr. LiBritz made contact with the 80-year-old male from CT inside the plaza. The male stated he drove up to Maine to meet with his cousin, who lived in Kennebunk. He advised he was going to meet his cousin at the plaza, but his phone died and the charger wasn’t working inside the plaza.  He stated his cousin’s address and phone number were on his phone so he had no way of reaching him. He stated he went out to his car to drive home but it was stolen. It was determined his vehicle was parked on the back side of the plaza and he didn’t realize there were two parking lots. Tr. LiBritz was able to charge his phone inside her cruiser, and Kennebunk Police Department located a phone number and address for his cousin. Officer Hendrick transported the male to his cousin’s house, and they made arrangements to pick up the vehicle in the morning.

On 07/29/2020, Sgt. Pappas arrested Ryan Caron of Lewiston for aggravated trafficking and violation of bail after finding him in the company of his DV victim in addition to being in possession of 48 grams of fentanyl. Troopers Paradis and James assisted.

On 07/29/2020, the Augusta RCC received multiple calls on a black Dodge Charger south on I-295 driving aggressively and at a high rate of speed. The Charger entered the turnpike south and the RCC was still taking multiple calls on the vehicle’s operation. Tr. MacKinnon was able to locate the vehicle at MM 10 in York and observed the vehicle using all three lanes, making unsafe passes at a high rate of speed. Tr. MacKinnon was able to stop the vehicle in Kittery. The driver, Nicholas Marconi (21) of North Andover, MA, was summonsed for multiple traffic violations.

On 07/30/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Arnold Harmon (52) of North Waterboro on the ME Turnpike northbound in Saco.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension.

On 07/30/2020, Cpl. Duda responded to a report of a suspicious male at the southbound Kennebunk service plaza. The male was reported to be shirtless and screaming in the parking lot. Cpl. Duda located the male, Robert Crowley (60) of South Hamilton, MA, inside the building. Cpl. Duda found the subject now acting normally. He said he was upset because his shirt was wet. Cpl. Duda did discover that Crowley had a suspended license and was on conditions of release. A search revealed Crowley was in possession of a small amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Cpl. Duda charged Crowley with VCR and OAS.

On 07/31/2020, Sgt. Pappas arrested Alicia Beck for aggravated trafficking after finding her in possession of 38 grams of cocaine. Cpl. Duda assisted.

On 08/01/2020, Cpl. Physic summonsed Allen Bryant for Criminal Speed for going 84 MPH in a 50 MPH construction zone.

On 08/01/2020, Sgt. Doughty stopped Colby Clattenburg (18) of Lynnfield, MA for criminal speed, 109 MPH in a 70 MPH zone, in Gray.

On 08/02/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Korissa Dumond (27) of Union on the ME Turnpike northbound in Lewiston.  She was charged with Operating after Suspension.

On 08/02/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Crystal Howes (38) of Lewiston on the ME Turnpike northbound in Auburn.  She was charged with Operating with a Suspended Registration.

Sgt. Doughty summonsed three drivers for using handheld electronic devices.

Troop G Weekly Report 07/20/2020 - 07/26/2020

On 07/21/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Todd Hood (33) of Auburn on the ME Turnpike northbound in Gray.  His registration was found to be Suspended for Tolls and he did not have a license.  He was charged with Operating Without a License and his vehicle was towed.

On 07/21/2020, Tr. Welch arrested Joseph J. Esty (33) of Madbury, NH for DV Assault at the southbound service plaza in Kennebunk.

On 07/21/2020, Cpl. Physic participated in the drug operation that occurred throughout the state.

On 07/21/2020, Augusta RCC received a complaint of a possible domestic incident in a motor vehicle NB from MM 1 in Kittery.  Tr. MacKinnon, Tr. Loder, and Tr. Spicer attempted to locate the MV.  The cellphone was pinged and last showed the location in Kennebunk, with a statement heard from a male that they were en route to Biddeford to buy heroin.  A reverse listing was done on the cell phone number and a residence in Kennebunk was checked with the assistance of Kennebunk PD.  The female at the residence denied any assault and had no visible marks and was believed to be unrelated to the call.  The cellphone was turned off and no owner information was able to be obtained from the carrier since it was a Tracphone.  A teletype was put out with limited information.

On 07/22/2020, at approximately 0635 hours, Tr. LiBritz was dispatched to a rollover crash in the area of mile 35 northbound in Saco.  It was reported that a Jeep was tailgating, then ran into a tractor trailer unit and rolled over multiple times prior to stopping off the roadway.  Upon further investigation, it appeared the Jeep was speeding in the fast lane when it came up behind another vehicle.  It was reported the Jeep whipped into the middle lane and made contact with the tractor trailer unit, causing the Jeep to spin out and roll over.  The driver of the Jeep was transported to Maine Medical Center for further evaluation, but the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

On 07/22/2020, Cpl. Duda investigated a theft of 7 cartons of cigarettes from the Cumberland service plaza.  Tr. Davis stopped the suspected vehicle a short while later near mile marker 82. The male subject, Luke Doering, later admitted to smashing the display cabinet and stealing the cigarette cartons.  Doering consented to a search of his vehicle.  Subsequently, Doering was found to be in possession of the cigarette cartons as well as 317.5 Xanax pills, 21 Adderall pills, 63 LSD tabs, 28 grams of molly, a small amount of cocaine, and $8,020.00 cash.  K9 Mack indicated on the interior of the vehicle.  Doering was charged accordingly.

On 07/22/2020, Cpl. Physic spoke at career day that took place at the YWCA in Lewiston.

On 07/23/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Joshua Mackaman (20) of York on the ME Turnpike southbound in Saco.  He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted speed limit.

On 07/24/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Mark L. Thibault (30) of Mount Laurel, NJ on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland.  He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted work zone speed limit.

On 07/24/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Matthew King (28) of Somerville, MA on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland.  He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted work zone speed limit.

On 07/25/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Damon D. Bolden (50) of Westbrook on the ME Turnpike southbound in Portland.  He was charged with Operating After Suspension.

On 07/25/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Tyler Wing (21) of Epping, NH on the ME Turnpike southbound in Arundel.  He was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear for misdemeanor motor vehicle offenses and taken to the York County Jail.

On 07/25/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Ryan Ackerman (33) of Winslow on the ME Turnpike northbound in Kennebunk.  He was charged with Operating After Suspension and Violation of Conditions of Release.

On 07/25/2020, Cpl. Duda investigated a single vehicle crash at mile marker 27 northbound.  The operator, a 31-year-old female, stated that she fell asleep driving.  She hit the ditch and launched the vehicle approximately 15 feet into the air, coming to rest approximately 20 feet into the woods, striking several small trees and just missing several large trees.  Her boyfriend, a 36-year-old male of South Boston, was combative during his interaction with medical personnel.  He is being treated at Maine Medical Center with a broken back.

On 07/26/2020, Tr. Keim stopped a 17-year-old male of Sanford for 82 MPH in a posted 50 MPH construction zone.  The male stated he was not paying attention.

On 07/26/2020, Tr. Keim stopped Kenneth Henderson (30) of Old Orchard Beach for 99 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone.  Henderson also had 4 children in the vehicle with him.  After running a license check, Tr. Keim obtained information that Henderson was under suspension in Vermont.  Henderson was charged with speed and operating without a license.

Tr. Keim stopped Brenna Blechorn (25) of MA for 81 MPH in a posted 50 MPH zone in South Portland.  Blechorn stated that she did not know she was in a construction zone.  Blechorn was charged with criminal speed.

Tr. Keim stopped Ashley Ross of Minot for 91 MPH in a posted 50 MPH construction zone in York.  Ross also had a baby in the backseat.  Ross was charged with criminal speed.

Tr. Kristy LiBritz spent the week volunteering and coaching two teams at the New Gloucester Rec cheerleading clinic. 

Troop G Weekly Report 07/13/2020 - 07/19/2020

On 07/13/2020, at approximately 0630 hours, Tr. LiBritz responded from the Turnpike to assist with a traffic stop in Brownfield in Oxford County. Cpl. Hink requested assistance searching a female they had detained. Trooper LiBritz assisted in the rural patrol and cleared without incident.

On 07/15/2020, Tr. Loder recovered a vehicle whose owner reported it stolen to Saco Police. The vehicle had apparently been left in the Exit 25W park & ride lot by the owner’s ex-boyfriend, who refused to return it after their breakup in May. Tr. Keim assisted.

On 07/15/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Andrea Weymouth (59) of Turner on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland. She was charged with Operating after Suspension and Possession of a Suspended License.

On 07/15/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Grace Owens (23) of Medford, MA on the ME Turnpike northbound in Kennebunk. She was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted 70-MPH speed limit.

On 07/17/2020, at 0430 hours, Cpl. Duda charged Joshua Helie (27) with exceeding the speed limit by 30 MPH or more. Cpl. Duda clocked Helie traveling at 84 MPH and 92 MPH in a 50 MPH construction zone near mile marker 48 southbound in Portland.

On 07/17/2020, Sgt. Pappas arrested Isaac Botting and Seth Hutchinson, both of Saco, for unlawful of trafficking scheduled drugs after seizing 45 grams of fentanyl during a traffic stop on I-95. Tr. Wilkinson and K9 Pinny conducted the stop.

On 07/17/2020, Cpl. Physic responded to the West Gardiner service plaza for a civil complaint. An 18-year-old female was trying to run off with a man who was older than her, and her grandparents were trying to stop her. Cpl. Physic explained to the grandparents that she was 18 years old, so she could legally leave, and the older guy was not breaking the law.

On 07/18/2020, Cpl. Duda conducted a traffic stop near mile marker 7 northbound. After a short investigation and interview, Amber White (26) of Waterville admitted to having heroin on her person. White retrieved the half finger of heroin and gave it to Cpl. Duda. It was later found to be 7 grams. She was charged with possession of schedule W drugs.

On 07/18/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Ethan Gross (27) of Portland on the ME Turnpike southbound in Portland. He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted work zone construction speed limit.

On 07/18/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped a 16-year-old male from Windham on the ME Turnpike southbound in Portland. He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted work zone construction speed limit, and his mother was contacted.

On 07/19/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped a 58-year-old male from New Gloucester on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland. His vehicle registration was found to be under Suspension for Tolls, and the vehicle was towed. The operator was not charged and will be following up with MTA and BMV to rectify the issue. 

On 07/19/2020, Tr. Loder responded to a camper fire near mile 13 that caused significant northbound traffic delays. According to the York Fire Department, the fire started in a propane-powered refrigerator inside the towable camper. Tr. Flynn and Sgt. Burton assisted.

Troop G Weekly Report 07/06/2020 - 07/12/2020

On 07/08/2020, Cpl. Physic pulled a driver over for speeding on I-95.  Cpl. Physic learned the driver, Benjamin Parsons, had a suspended driver license status.  Cpl. Physic summonsed Parsons for Operating after Suspension.

On 07/09/2020, Tr. Keim responded to the southbound Kennebunk Service Plaza for a male that had overdosed.  Upon his arrival, Kennebunk Fire-Rescue was on scene and had the male in the rescue vehicle.  Tr. Keim spoke with a female who was a passenger in the vehicle.  The male was transported to SMMC.

On 07/11/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Keith Mitchell (23) of Mechanic Falls on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland.  He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted work zone speed limit.

On 07/11/2020, Cpl. Physic pulled over a vehicle for erratic operation on I-95.  Cpl. Physic put the driver, Karen Rancourt-Thomas, through standardized field sobriety tests.  She was arrested for OUI and refused to take the intoxilyzer test.

On 07/12/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Rachel Hobbs (25) of Billerica, MA on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland.  She was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted work zone speed limit.

On 07/12/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Lynn Reynolds (29) of Newington, NH on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland.  She was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted work zone speed limit.

Troop G Weekly Report 06/29/2020 - 07/05/2020

On 06/29/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Gregory Forget (42) of Buckfield on the ME Turnpike southbound in Portland. He was found to be under the influence. He was put through a battery of field sobriety tests and arrested. He was taken to the Cumberland County Jail where he was administered a breathalyzer test. The results were over the legal limit. He was charged with Operating Under the Influence (Class D).

On 06/29/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Frederick Johnson (42) of Portland on the ME Turnpike southbound in Portland.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension (Class E) and Possession of a Suspended License (Class E). 

On 07/01/2020, Cpl. Physic summonsed Christina Bernabaum for Criminal Speed for traveling 103 MPH in a 70-MPH zone.

On 07/04/2020, Sgt. Pappas arrested Zachary Meader of Salem, NH for OUI. He blew over the legal limit.

Troop G promotes two to rank of Corporal

Cpl Elgin Physic
Cpl. Elgin Physic

Troopers Elgin Physic and Jesse Duda were recently promoted to the rank of Corporal. 

Cpl. Physic is a 12-year veteran of the Maine State Police and previously served two years with the Brunswick Police Department. 

“He is known for his strong work ethic and his determination and skills in detecting and arresting impaired motorists,” said Col. John Cote. “[Elgin] is active in his community as a coach and mentor and leads a drug resistance education program in the local schools.”

Cpl. Physic was recently selected for a State Police Colonel’s Award.

Cpl Jesse Duda
Cpl. Jesse Duda

Cpl. Duda is an 8-year Maine State Police veteran, who previously served five years as a Kennebec County Deputy. He is an Emergency Vehicle Operation and Control (EVOC) instructor, K-9 handler, as well as being a member of the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement (PACE) Team, and a member of the Motor Unit. His hard work earned him several awards, including Troop G Trooper of the Year Nominee, Colonel’s Award, Meritorious Service Awards and a New England Narcotics Officer’s Award.

“Cpl. Physic and Cpl. Duda bring different specialties to the midnight shift. Cpl. Physic is one of the top OUI producers in the state and teaches at the academy with his knowledge and experience,” said Lt. Erik Baker, Commander of Troop G (Maine Turnpike). “Cpl. Duda is one of the best interdiction troopers we have and with the assistance of his K9 he is helping keep opioids off the street. These two will help lead the troopers they work alongside and keep the people in the state of Maine safe!”  
 

Troop G Weekly Report 06/22/2020 - 06/28/2020

On 06/21/2020, Tr. Duda responded to mile marker 10 on I-295 to conduct a K9 sniff for a Troop B Trooper. No indications were present.

On 06/25/2020, Tr. Physic pulled over a vehicle for erratic operation in Portland. Tr. Physic summonsed Christopher Poole for OAS. 

On 06/26/2020, Tr. Keim stopped Glad L. Kombo (22) of Portland for speeding. Kombo was traveling 87 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone. After doing a license check, Tr. Keim obtained information that Kombo had 2 active suspensions. Kombo was then charged with speeding, failing to produce license, and operating after suspension.

On 06/26/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Jarrod Smith (49) of Chebeague Island on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland for traveling 83 MPH in a posted 50 MPH work zone. He was charged with Criminal Speed (Class E).

On 06/26/2020, Tr. Duda was traveling home and stopped a vehicle on Route 135 in Winthrop after observing the vehicle cross the center line. The operator, Matthew Watson (59) of Winthrop, was on his way home from work and had been drinking. He was ultimately arrested for operating under the influence and transported to Winthrop PD for a breath test. He blew over the legal limit and was charged accordingly.

On 06/26/2020, Sgt. Pappas arrested Andrew McBride of Beverly, MA for OUI. He refused the intoxilyzer test.

On 06/26/2020, Tr. Physic summonsed Austin Martin for Criminal Speed for going 95 MPH in a 60 MPH in Portland.

On 06/27/2020, Tr. Darcy charged Ronald Willett (56) of Vassalboro with OAS as the result of a stop northbound on the turnpike in York.

On 06/27/2020, Tr. Physic stopped at a gas station in Auburn to get gas when he observed a pick-up truck pull in. Tr. Physic observed the driver stumbling outside the pick-up truck. Tr. Physic made contact with the driver and conducted an OUI investigation. Tr. Physic arrested Curtis Fogg for OUI, and Curtis refused an intoxilyzer test.

On 06/28/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Sydney Fortin (20) of Turner on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland for traveling 83 MPH in a posted 50 MPH work zone. She was charged with Criminal Speed (Class E).

Troop G Weekly Report 06/15/2020 - 06/21/2020

On 06/15/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Diane Larson (36) of Auburn on Hotel Road in Auburn. Her vehicle registration was found to be Suspended for Tolls. She was charged with Operating with a Suspended Registration and her vehicle was towed.

On 06/15/2020, Tr. Darcy charged Patricia Sutkowski (59) of Saco with Operating after Suspension as the result of a traffic stop southbound on the turnpike in Wells. 

On 06/15/2020, Tr. Darcy observed a stolen vehicle traveling northbound on the turnpike in Wells. Troopers Darcy, Welch, and Williams conducted a high risk stop on the vehicle in Kennebunk. The three male occupants were detained. The investigation revealed that the vehicle was still showing stolen out of Colorado. The driver knew the victim in the case, and it is believed there may have been a misunderstanding based on a language barrier. Tr. Darcy was unable to get in contact with the victim. The vehicle was towed, the occupants were released, and the agency in Colorado was notified. Charges may be filed based on speaking with the victim if contact can be made.

On 06/16/2020, Tr. Darcy was dispatched to a report of a male who pointed a firearm at a female in another vehicle while traveling on the turnpike in Kennebunk. Troopers Darcy and Spicer (Troop A) located the vehicle and conducted a high risk stop in York. The male was detained. The investigation revealed that the male was doing “dry fires” with his hands (no firearm in hand) as he had just had issues shooting at the range. The only firearm in his vehicle was locked in a safe in his trunk. The victim observed the male’s hand motions in her rearview mirror and believed the male was pointing a firearm at her. The victim did not wish to have the case submitted to the DA’s office. The male was warned about the scene that he caused due to his actions.

On 06/16/2020, Tr. Williams received a complaint of a vehicle crash and rollover at mile 3 northbound on I-95 in the town of Kittery. Troopers Williams, Darcy, and Wilkinson responded. Det. Bolton was in the area and arrived on scene first, and learned the crash was a hit-and-run. Tr. Williams learned a vehicle had struck the rolled-over vehicle and fled into the Kittery Rest Area. Det. Bolton and Tr. Darcy located the suspect vehicle and the occupants after a witness observed the driver hiding behind a dumpster. As a result of the investigation, Daniel Arpi (21) of North Berwick was charged with Driving to Endanger, Operating Without a License, and Leaving the Scene of a PD Crash.

On 06/17/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped John Peterson (49) of Manchester, NH on the ME Turnpike at mile 47 NB in Portland. He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling 86 MPH in a posted 50 MPH construction zone.

On 06/17/2020, Tr. Williams stopped a vehicle for excessive speed (92 MPH in a 70 MPH zone) and unsafe lane changes on I-95 in the town of York. The vehicle attempted to quickly exit the turnpike in York as Tr. Williams was catching up to it. Tr. Williams observed numerous criminal indicators from the occupants and summoned the assistance of Tr. Fancy/K9 Dutch. Cpl. Cote and Tr. Darcy also responded. After a negative K9 response, Tr. Williams seized the vehicle and obtained a search warrant based in part on the fact K9 Dutch is not trained on Fentanyl. Troopers Williams, Darcy, and Fancy served the search warrant at National Wrecker Service in Eliot and located 140 grams of suspected Fentanyl along with $1905.00 in cash in the vehicle. Arrest warrants are pending for the two suspects, both from Lowell, MA.

 

On 06/18/2020, Tr. Darcy stopped a vehicle northbound on the turnpike in Wells. As a result of the roadside investigation, 78 grams of crack cocaine, 21 grams of cocaine, a loaded firearm, and $5,400 cash were seized. Justin Wyman of Cornville was charged with Class A Aggravated Trafficking Schedule W Drugs. Jessica Hutchins of Skowhegan was charged with Class A Aggravated Trafficking Schedule W Drugs and Class C Possession of a firearm while being a prohibited person. Tr. Williams assisted.

On 06/20/2020, Tr. Loder responded to a 911 call about an assault taking place in a vehicle stopped in the travel lane near the Exit 46 interchange. Tr. Loder located the female victim near the west tolls. The victim described how her boyfriend, Ryan Boles (25), punched her repeatedly and put her in a headlock before she was able to get out of the car. Tr. Reaser set up and stopped the car southbound in Biddeford. Boles was taken into custody and has been charged with (felony) DV Assault and VCR. Sgt. Burton assisted at both locations.

On 06/21/2020, Tr. Keim stopped Peter Ruger (58) of York for traveling 101 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone in Kittery. Ruger admitted to his speed. Ruger was also charged with operating an unregistered motorcycle.

On 06/21/2020, Tr. Keim stopped Delcio A. Carraco (24) of Lewiston for traveling 105 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone. Carraco admitted to his speed and was charged with criminal speed.

Tr. Physic summonsed Damien Barbour for Criminal Speed for going 84 MPH in a 50 MPH in an active construction zone.

Troop G Weekly Report 06/08/2020 - 06/14/2020

On 06/10/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped a 33-year-old female operator, of Lewiston, on the ME Turnpike at mile 92 SB in Litchfield. Her registration was found to be Suspended for Tolls. The vehicle was towed, and she will be following up with the MTA to rectify the issue. She was not charged.

On 06/11/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Christopher Isgro (31) of Portland on the ME Turnpike at mile 77 NB in Auburn. He was charged with Operating without a License (Class E).

On 06/11/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Ryan Caron (35) of Lewiston on the ME Turnpike at mile 79 SB in Lewiston. He was charged with Criminal Speed (Class E) for traveling 104 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone and Failure to Obtain License within 30 Days of Residence > 90 Days (Class E). A small number of illegal pills were seized that were turned in at the Troop G Barracks to be destroyed. 

On 06/12/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped David Lowe (36) of Lisbon on the ME Turnpike at mile 48 NB in Portland in a construction zone. He was charged with Criminal Speed (Class E) for traveling 84 MPH in a posted 50 MPH zone.

On 06/12/2020, Cpl. Cote attempted to stop a male operator on a motorcycle on the ME Turnpike at mile 47 SB in Portland for Criminal Speed for traveling 83 MPH in a posted 50 MPH construction zone. He failed to stop, and Cpl. Cote did not pursue after him. He was never located.

On 06/12/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Jason Simpson (46) of Oxford on the ME Turnpike at mile 79 NB in Lewiston. He was charged with Attaching False Plates (Class E).

On 6/12/2020, Tr. Parks and Tr. Wilkinson investigated an erratic operation complaint at MM 53 NB. Emily Winn (30) of West Newfield was subsequently arrested for OUI (Drugs) and VCR.

On 06/12/2020, Tr. Darcy charged Erik Lund (34) of Saco with Operating after Revocation as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Wells. Tr. Williams, Tr. Harakles, and Tr. Fancy & K9 Dutch (Troop A) assisted as a vehicle search was also conducted.

On 06/13/2020, Lt. Baker stopped Valentino G. Graham (37) of Portland for 103 MPH in 65 MPH zone. He was traveling south on I-295 in Freeport. Graham was charged with OAS and speed.

On 06/13/2020, Sgt. Pappas summonsed Randall Francis for possession of meth (2 grams).

On 06/13/2020, Sgt. Pappas summonsed Elizah Cherry for OAS.

On 06/14/2020, Lt. Baker stopped Allan C. Charles (56) of Portland on the Turnpike for 105 MPH in a 70 MPH zone near the Saco exit. He was charged with speed.

On 06/14/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Jake Nardone (20) of Wakefield, MA on the ME Turnpike at mile 47 SB in Portland. He was charged with Criminal Speed (Class E) for traveling 86 MPH in a posted 50 MPH construction zone.

On 06/14/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Evandro Quissangua (25) of Lewiston on the ME Turnpike at mile 55 NB in Falmouth. He was charged with Operating After Suspension (Class E) and Possession of a Suspended License (Class E).

Troop G Weekly Report 06/01/2020 - 06/07/2020

On 5/31/2020, Tr. Welch stopped Jonathan A. Mulero (37) of Nashua, NH for speed at mile 20 in Wells. As a result of the stop, Mulero was charged with Operating with a Suspended Registration (Tolls).

On 06/01/2020, Sgt. Pappas summonsed Brianna McArthur of Biddeford for Operating after Suspension.

On 06/01/2020, Tr. Davis and Sgt. Pappas responded to a vehicle fire at mile marker 81 in Lewiston. The operator drove off the roadway, striking the embankment, then rolled the vehicle which caught on fire. The operator, Trevor Slyvester of East Falmouth, MA, was transported to Central Maine Medical Center. Slyvester was charged with OUI.

On 06/01/2020, at approximately 2045 hours, Tr. Hager was called out to respond to Portland for a protest/demonstration in the area of the Portland PD. Tr. Hager assisted Troop G, Troop A, and Troop B units with the multi-jurisdictional response. All units cleared Portland at approximately 0230 hours.

On 06/03/2020, Cpl. Cote arrested Joseph R. Johnson (30) of MN on the ME Turnpike in Sabattus at mile 89 NB for OUI. His BrAC was over the legal limit.

On 06/04/2020, Tr. Darcy charged Ryen O’Connor (32) of Old Orchard Beach with Unlawful Trafficking Schedule W Drugs as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Ogunquit. Ryen was found to be in possession of 28 grams of crack cocaine. Tr. Williams assisted.

 

On 06/05/2020, Cpl. Cote summonsed Andrew Gerrish (40) of Sedgwick on the ME Turnpike in Lewiston at mile 79 SB for Operating after Suspension.

On 06/05/2020, Cpl. Cote, with Troopers Williams and Darcy, responded to a complaint of road rage northbound on I-95 in Wells. The complainant alleged another driver had pointed a gun at him through the window during the altercation. Tr. Williams located the suspect vehicle in the Kennebunk Plaza and made contact with the driver, who denied brandishing a firearm. During the contact, the driver ignored Tr. Williams’ orders not to walk back toward the truck, and was subsequently arrested for Refusing to Submit to Arrest on Detention Class D. No firearm was located, and no further charges were deemed appropriate as a result of the investigation.

On 06/06/2020, Tr. Loder arrested Richard Stevens (53) of Old Orchard Beach for OUI-Liquor. Tr. Williams assisted.

On 06/06/2020, after receiving several traffic complaints about a vehicle that was all over the road and struck a guardrail, Tr. Darcy stopped the vehicle southbound on the turnpike in Kennebunk. As a result, the driver, Marie Forbes (56) of Hampton, NH was charged with OUI.

 On 06/07/2020, at approximately 0645, Tr. Duda and Sgt. Pappas responded to a single vehicle crash near mile marker 61 northbound. The lone female driver, Meaghan Grunst (25) of Massachusetts appeared to be under the influence. Grunst was transported to Maine Medical Center with complaints of pain. Grunst was charged with OUI. Blood draw results are pending.

On 06/07/2020, Sgt. Porter stopped a vehicle off Exit 42 after a passerby stopped to say they were following a vehicle from Wells to Scarborough that had the vehicle’s bumper hanging off. It was stopped and the operator, Tara Ann McLeod (27) of Worcester, MA, stated she hit a bump in the roadway and the bumper that was already loose fell off. The plates were illegally attached, and the vehicle was towed. McLeod was charged with Operating an Unsafe Motor Vehicle.

On 06/07/2020, Tr. Welch stopped Ruth C. Barrett (44) of Wells for Criminal Speed (101 MPH) at mile 23 in Kennebunk. Barrett was cited accordingly.

Tr. Physic attended a forum with some citizens of Maine dealing with race.

Tr. Wilkinson assisted with the Portland protests on multiple days.

Tr. Keim was activated for the Crowd Management Team to Portland, Guilford, Lewiston, and Augusta for protests this week.

Tr. Keller was called out for the Member Assistance Team this week.

Cpl. Cloutier, Tr. Keller, Tr. Keim, Tr. Worcester, Tr. MacKinnon, and Sgt. Porter all assisted with the protests in Portland this week.

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