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Troop J Weekly Report (05/23/22-05/29/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

05-23-22

Trooper Owen Reed summonsed Bradford Newbegin (51) of Penobscot, for Operating After Suspension after a traffic stop in Penobscot.

Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Joshua Jarsonbeck (39) of Crawford for Operating Without a License after an incident last night on RT 9 and the Crawford Arm Rd in Crawford

05-24-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop on Dallas Ball (23) of Calais. He was stopped for many Maine motor vehicle violations. During the traffic stop, Dallas was found to be operating a motor vehicle with a registration expired more than 150 days (Class E crime). Dallas was charged as a result of the motor vehicle stop.

05-28-22

Trooper Steven Mahon responded to a criminal mischief complaint in Steuben where a fence had been damaged during the night.  Investigation continues.

Trooper Steven Mahon summonsed Alexander Chadbourne (27) of Deer Isle, for Operating After Suspension after a traffic stop in Milbridge.

05-29-22

Trooper Einar Mattson received a complaint of criminal mischief in Mariaville.  It was reported that a vehicle’s window was shot out with a BB gun. Investigation continues. 

05-30-22

Trooper Kim Sawyer received a report of a stolen side by side in Robbinston.  No suspects.

Corporal Blaine Silk received a complaint of theft of an electrical system from a camp in Otis. Theft occurred sometime within the past several months. Investigation continues.

 

 

Maine State Police investigating fatal crash in Danforth

UPDATE: MSP have located Rian Moore. Thank you for your assistance. 

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.
 
On Sunday, May 29, 2022, at approximately 2:45 p.m. the Maine State Police responded to a crash on Springfield Road in T8 R4 NBPP near Danforth. The investigation found that the driver of a 2003 Ford Explorer was heading South when the driver crossed the center line and struck two motorcycles, an orange 2009 Harley Davidson Street Glide driven by 50-year old Don Charette of Frenchville, and a black 2012 Harley Davidson Street Glide driven by 30-year-old Jesse Ouellette of St Agatha. Charette and Ouellette were transported to a local hospital. Charette did not survive the crash. Ouellette suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both operators were not wearing helmets.
 
The Ford Explorer is registered to 35-year-old Rian Moore of Danforth. The driver of the Explorer fled the scene of the crash and has not been located. If anyone observed this crash or knows the whereabouts of Moore, please contact the Maine State Police at 973-3700.
 
The Maine State Police were assisted on scene by the Calais Fire/EMS and Danforth Fire. The Maine Warden Service and the Maine Forest Service are also assisting in the investigation. 

Troop J Weekly Report (05/15/22-05/22/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

05-16-22

Trooper Steven Mahon responded to a theft complaint in Hancock where metal building items were reported stolen from a construction site.  Sergeant Jeff Ingemi and Trooper Josh Lander assisted.  Investigation continues.

05-18-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a speed detail on Route 1A in Dedham. During the detail, many operators were stopped for speeding 15mph or more through the active construction zone. The construction zone is clearly posted at 40mph. Citations were issued.

05-20-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a crash in Sedgwick shortly after 2200 hours where a gray 2008 Subaru Legacy, operated by Dakota Markham (18) of Sedgwick, was travelling South on the Caterpillar Hill Road and drove across the oncoming lane and off the opposite side of the roadway.  Markham was deceased at the scene.  A 15-year-old passenger was transported to a local hospital for injuries.  Speed and driver inexperience were factors in the crash.  Both occupants of the vehicle were wearing seatbelts. Sergeant Jeff Ingemi, Hancock Sheriff Office, Peninsula Ambulance and Sedgwick Fire Department assisted at the scene.

05-22-22

Trooper Steven Mahon responded to a crash in Cherryfield where a side by side operating on the roadway left the roadway and crashed into a telephone pole. Three occupants were injured in the crash.

 

 

Troop J Weekly Report (05/09/22-05/15/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 2

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 1

# of DV Arrests – 1

More news from the week prior…

05-01-22

Trooper Travis Chapman stopped a vehicle on Route 1 in Sullivan. As a result of the roadside investigation the operator Tony Bates (44) of Belfast was arrested for Operating Under the Influence. A drug recognition evaluation was conducted, and Tony was suspected to be under the influence of drugs. Tony was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of a Schedule W Drug. Sergeant Gavin Endre assisted

05-07-22

Trooper Travis Chapman responded to a fatal car versus motorcycle crash in TWP 22. The operator of the motorcycle, Charles Brown (49) of Indian Township was pronounced deceased on scene. The operator of the other vehicle, Daniel Lyons (46) of Veazie had fled the scene on foot and was apprehended after a search of the area. Daniel was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and was subsequently arrested for class B Operating Under the Influence and Class A Manslaughter. Corporal Blaine Silk, Troopers Josh Lander, Jarid Leonard, Taylor Dube and his K9 partner assisted on scene as well as Warden Alan Curtis, Maine DOT and the Osborn Fire Department.

Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Dustin Ramsdell (28) of Calais for breaking the driver’s side window on a vehicle while in Princeton.

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This week’s news….

05-10-22

Sergeant Jeff Ingemi responded to a rollover crash in Jonesport and as a result of the investigation Damian Reyes (20) of Jonesport, was summonsed for Operating after Suspension.

05-11-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a theft complaint in Brooksville where an antique sink was reported stolen.  Investigation continues.

05-12-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop in Baring Township. Walter Tomah (39) of Indian Township was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with an Expired Registration Exceeding 150 days.

05-14-22

Brian Colby (64) of Bucksport and Brandi Rossell (41) of Hudson were involved in a single vehicle motorcycle crash. Brian and Brandi were travelling southbound on Route 9 in Crawford. They approached a sharp curve and Brian lost control of his motorcycle. Brian suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Brandi suffered serious injuries. It’s not yet known if her injuries are fatal. Trooper Leonard is conducting an ongoing investigation. Downeast EMS, Life Flight, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and local fire departments assisted.

Trooper Miles Carpenter responded to a civil complaint in Franklin. While on scene, he discovered a camper that was stolen out of Ohio. Trooper Carpenter recovered the stolen camper and summonsed Lisa Brooke Saunders (40) of Michigan for theft of services.

Trooper Travis Chapman and Sergeant Gavin Endre responded to the intersection of Macquinn Road and Douglas Highway in Lamoine. A passerby reported a male operator was passed out in his vehicle at the stop sign. The operator of the vehicle, Joseph Fallica (31) of Lamoine, was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence.

 

Hancock County Fatal

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.


On Saturday, May 7, 2022, at approximately 8:23 p.m. the Maine State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash in Township 22 on Airline Road. The crash involved a four-door sedan and a motorcycle. The investigation revealed that the sedan crossed the centerline and into the path of the oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle, driven by 49-year-old Charles Brown of Indian Township was hit head-on, and Brown was thrown from the motorcycle. Brown sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the sedan, 48-year-old Daniel Lyons of Veazie fled on foot and was taken into custody a short time later near the scene of the crash. Lyons was arrested after being treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. He was charged with aggravated operating under the influence and manslaughter. The Maine State Police would thank the Maine Warden Service, Maine DOT, and the Osborne Fire Department who assisted them on scene. Alcohol is considered a factor in the crash.

Troop J Weekly Report (05/01/22-05/08/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

05-01-22

Sergeant Gavin Endre conducted a traffic stop in Lamoine on Jacob Murphy (42) of Surry.  Jacob was charged with Violating his Conditions of Release and Possession of Scheduled Drugs.

05-02-22

Sergeant Gavin Endre conducted a traffic stop on Nicole Green (33) of Ellsworth and Aaron Gallegos (30) of Trenton, in Lamoine. Green was charged for Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person and Possession of Scheduled Drugs. Gallegos was charged with Violating Conditions of Release.

05-03-22

Sergeant Gavin Endre conducted a traffic stop on David Lentz (22) of Hancock. Lentz was charged with Attaching False Plates and Violating Conditions of Release.

Maine State Police responded to a fatal crash on Route 191 in Meddybemps involving a black 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by Austin Porter (26) of Alexander.  Porter was deceased at the scene and was the sole occupant of the vehicle.  Porter was traveling in the southbound lane when he crossed the center line and onto the shoulder of the northbound lane and then overcorrected and went back across the road off the southbound shoulder and into some parked vehicles.  Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in this crash.  Porter was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.  Corporal Jeffrey Taylor responded as the primary investigating officer and was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Jeffrey Ingemi.  Charlotte First Responders, Charlotte Fire Department, Meddybemps Fire Department, Downeast EMS and Lyon’s Towing also assisted.    

05-05-22

Corporal Jeff Taylor responded to Lubec for a report that Dari McConnell (36) of Lubec, had made threats to harm with a firearm, to a third party that was at a local school causing the school to go into lock down.  As a result of the investigation, Dari McConnell was arrested for terrorizing and given a trespass warning not to return to the Lubec Elementary School at the request of the school.  Sergeant Jeff Ingemi, Washington Sheriff Office and Marine Patrol assisted.

05-08-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a theft complaint in Sedgwick where it was reported that clamming equipment was stolen from a truck.  Investigation continues.

 

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Maine State Police investigating fatal crash in Washington County

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at approximately 12:00 a.m., Maine State Police responded to a fatal crash on Route 191 in Meddybemps involving a black 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by 26-year-old Austin Porter of Alexander.  Porter, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates Porter was traveling in the southbound lane when he crossed the center line went onto the shoulder of the northbound lane and then overcorrected and went back across the road off the southbound shoulder and into some parked vehicles.  Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in this crash.  Porter was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. 

Assisting the Maine State Police was Charlotte First Responders, Charlotte Fire Department, Meddybemps Fire Department, Downeast EMS and Lyon’s Towing.   
 

Troop J Weekly Report (04/24/22-05/01/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

04-24-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop in Calais. Justine Cheney (19) of Calais was found to be operating an expired motor vehicle with a registration that exceeded 150 days. Justine was charged as a result of the investigation.

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 1 in Jonesboro. Christopher Chaponis (62) of Harrington was found exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 mph. Christopher received a summons as a result of the investigation.

04-27-22

Sergeant Gavin Endre responded to Acadia Highway in Orland for the report of a male trying to get run over by traffic. The male had also laid down in the roadway in front of a school bus. Once on scene, Sergeant Endre along with Marine Patrol Officers arrested Kyle Ellis (39) of Orland for Obstructing a Public Way.

Trooper Keith York arrested Nathan Moffett Sr (45) of Calais. Nathan was charged with Violation of Conditions of Release.

04-28-22

Trooper Owen Reed arrested Cullen Schneider (42) of Orland for Operating Under the Influence as result of a wrecker request in Blue Hill.

Troop J Weekly Report (04/18/22-04/24/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 2

04-18-22

Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Joel Fickett (62) of Marshfield for Operating After Suspension, Class E after a traffic stop for an expired registration (8/31/2021) on RT 191 in Meddybemps.  Joel’s inspection had expired in 5/2009, and he was unable to provide an insurance card.  His vehicle was towed.

04-19-22

Trooper Einar Mattson received a complaint of a missing person in Dedham. Subsequently James Melanson (62) of Dedham was located and arrested for Violation of Bail Conditions.

Corporal Jeff Taylor investigated a report of property damage on the Tunk Lake Road in Sullivan. Several mailboxes had been run over during the night. Investigation continues.

04-22-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a theft reported in Blue Hill. It was reported a large amount of jewelry stolen from a vehicle. Investigation continues.

04-23-22

Trooper Kim Sawyer arrested Ashton O’Reilly (22) of Calais for Operating Under the Influence after a traffic crash in on RT 191 in Meddybemps. 

 

Troop J Weekly Report (04/11/22-04/17/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 1

04-12-22

Trooper Owen Reed summonsed Trevor Moon (50) of Sedgwick, for Operating with a Revoked License after a traffic stop in Penobscot.

04-14-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a theft complaint in Deer Isle where money was reported stolen from a wallet that was left in a vehicle during the past few days.  Investigation continues.

Trooper Jarid Leonard investigated a crash on US Route 1 in Columbia. Woodrow Richardson (61) of Columbia left the roadway suddenly and crashed into a telephone pole. Woodrow suffered minor injuries from the crash. An investigation is ongoing, but the cause of the crash is from a medical event. Versant Power, McLaughlin’s Towing, and local fire departments assisted.

04-15-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop in Calais. Austin Serrato (24) of Calais was found to be operating after revocation and operating a motor vehicle with an expired registration that exceeded 150 days. Austin was charged as a result of the investigation.

Corporal Jeff Taylor responded to a theft complaint in Danforth where a .45 caliber Sig Sauer handgun was reported stolen from either a vehicle or a workplace.  Investigation continues.

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