Troop B

I-295 Cement Truck Crash

Cement TruckA cement truck rolled over when attempting to exit the interstate early this morning.

Maine State Troopers say at approximately 6 a.m., a N.S. Giles cement truck was traveling southbound on I-295 in Freeport, when it attempted to negotiate the Exit 22 southbound off-ramp. The vehicle was traveling too fast for the ramp, and ultimately rolled over into the median. The driver, Benjamin Cookson, 42, of Enfield, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Exit 22 southbound was shut down for a couple hours while crews removed the vehicle. Freeport Police Department, Freeport Fire & Rescue and Copp Motors assisted on the scene.
 

Waterboro woman arrested in Maine

Boulard
Leah Boulard, 33, of Waterboro

A Waterboro woman was arrested by the Maine State Police on an active warrant.

On Jan. 27, 2020, a Trooper from Troop A and a Corporal from Troop B, conducted a warrant check at a residence in West Newfield. Leah Boulard, 33, of Waterboro, was wanted out of New Hampshire for a possession of fentanyl charge with intent to distribute. Boulard was located inside the residence and was placed under arrest. She was also charged with possession of schedule w drug (class D), possession of schedule W drug (class E), and violation of conditions of release (class E).

Boulard was transported to York County Jail where she is awaiting extradition back to New Hampshire. No bail was allowed for the new charges.

PITTSFIELD PILE UP

Pittsfield CrashState Police say nine passenger vehicles , a wrecker and a tractor trailer truck were involved in a chain reaction crash on Interstate 95 in Pittsfield and Palmyra Friday night as freezing rain caught motorists by surprise.  The northbound lanes were closed for two hours as vehicles were towed from the scene and the roads were treated . 

The incident started when a vehicle skidded off the roadway into the median and a wrecker was called to the scene .  As troopers arrived the interstate became ice covered and as other vehicles entered the crash zone, they were unable to slow down and the secondary crashes blocked both northbound lanes.  Maine DOT was notified and Troopers closed I-95NB in Pittsfield by directing all northbound traffic off the interstate until the roadway could be treated.  Troopers escorted motorists from their crashed vehicles to the high embankment along the road for their safety as vehicles continued to crash.  One motorist had minor injuries and was checked by medical personnel at the scene.  Pittsfield Police assisted Troopers with closing the Interstate.  Freezing rain, the ice covered roadway and motorists going too fast for conditions all contributed to the crashes. 
 

Troop B Weekly Report 11/18/19-11/24/19

Incident Type:           ARREST - OTHER

Date:                           11/21/2019

Town:                         Topsham

Trooper:                     Tr. James

Brief Synopsis:         Tr. James took a report of a 10-59 “bucket truck” at mile 34 in Topsham. Tr. James found the truck trying to drive down the breakdown lane with two blown tires. The driver and passenger were warned to have a wrecker tow the vehicle and not to move the truck any further; they agreed. Tr. James circled back around an hour later to find the truck now at mile 31 and still moving. Tr. James stopped the truck and radioed for a commercial vehicle unit to assist. The driver, Lorezno Garcia (37) of Florida was charged with Operating Without a License. Tr. Northrup was also going to charge the company with several federal violations.

 

Incident Type:           OAS

Date:                           11/24/2019

Town:                         Portland

Trooper:                     Tr. Flanagan

Brief Synopsis: Tr. Flanagan stopped a vehicle for traveling 70 mph in a 50 mph on I-295 in Portland during a snow storm. Upon further investigation, he discovered that the subject only had an identification card in Maine and did not possess a valid license.  The subject was charged with Operating without a license (Class E) and released from the scene with a licensed driver.   

 

Incident Type:           OAS 

Date:   11/22/2019 

Town: Leeds

Trooper: tR. Paquette

Brief Synopsis: Trooper Paquette summonsed Walter Donnell of Turner for OAS.

 

Incident Type:           OUI Alcohol

Date:   11/20/19                     

Town: Hiram

Trooper: CPL. HINK

Brief Synopsis: Cpl. Hink responded to a single vehicle crash on the Shotgun Gulch Rd. in Hiram. The investigation revealed Pricilla Howard was the operator of the vehicle. Howard showed obvious signs of impairment and was subsequently arrested for Operating Under the Influence – Alcohol.

Troop B Weekly Report 11/11/19-11/17/19

Incident Type:   Felony theft

Date:     11/13/2019 

Town:   W. Paris

Trooper: Tr. Fillebrown & Tr. Recruit Lemieux

Brief Synopsis: Shane Rines was arrested in West Paris for felony theft by receiving after Troop Detective Fillebrown and Tr. Recruit Lemiuex located a stolen trailer and tools from Gardiner at Rines residence.   The investigation started after Tr. Recruit Lemieux had observed tools in the back of Rines pickup during a traffic stop the evening before in Auburn.  The tools had names written on them and after calling the company Lemieux was advised of the theft. (Troop Detective Fillebrown and Lemieux had interviewed Rines a month prior in regard to other stolen trailers at his previous residence in Buckfield).  Through the investigation more information was revealed in reference to a stolen trailer in Greene and Androscoggin SO charged Rines with felony theft. Investigation is ongoing and further charges are possible.

Incident Type:   OAS 

Date:     11/16/2019 

Town:   Bethel 

Trooper:   Tr. Pyburn 

Brief Synopsis: Trooper Pyburn summonsed Mathew Perkins of Norway, with Operating After Suspension. The stop occurred on Route 2 in Bethel, for a hands-free violation. 

 

Incident Type:   OAS & false name

Date:      11/12/2019

Town:     Portland

Trooper:  Tr. Flanagan & Recruit Lemieux

Brief Synopsis:  Tr. Flanagan and Recruit Lemieux stopped a vehicle on I-295 in Portland for speed and seatbelt violations. They made contact with the female operator and three passengers.  Upon further investigation, they discovered that the female operator was providing them with a false name.  They eventually received the correct name and discovered that the female operator was suspended.  She stated she thought she had active warrants out of New Hampshire which was not true.  The subject was charged with OAS (Class E) and released from the scene with a licensed driver. 

Tr. B Weekly Report 11/4/19-11/10/19

Incident Type:   Assist other agency - MV Theft (With 3 young kids inside)

Date:                                     11/09/2019

Town:                                   Livermore                                                          

Trooper:                              Tr. Reny, Tr. Hall

Brief Synopsis: Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency 911 call from a resident on the Butter Hill Road in Livermore reporting a disturbance between a male and female. Deputies were advised that the female had taken off on foot heading towards the area of Brettun’s Variety, (Route 4) in Livermore. Deputy Mike Mejia arrived at Brettun’s Variety minutes later and was flagged down by a male who reported his vehicle had just been stole, while he was inside paying for gas.  The male informed the Deputy that his three young children, ages 6, 4, and 2 were inside the vehicle, which was described as a black 2010 Jeep Wrangler. Deputies immediately notified all surrounding law enforcement agencies to be on the look-out (BOLO) for the vehicle and began searching for the vehicle.  At 9:00 am, Livermore Falls Police Officer Bachelder observed the Jeep heading north on Route 4 in Livermore Falls.  Officer Bachelder attempted to stop the vehicle but the vehicle failed to stop, maintaining the posted speed limit, and continued north on Rt. 4 in the town of Jay.  Jay Police Officer Morin then joined in the pursuit.  Maine State Trooper’s Marcus Reny and Randy Hall were able to use a tire deflating device on the vehicle as it continued on Rt. 4 in North Jay.  The vehicle turned onto Greenridge Way, which is a dead end roadway and crashed into a garage and residence at the end of Greenridge Way. The operator, who has been identified as Shannon Lee Dupree (42) and was taken into custody.  The three children were not injured and were quickly reunited with their father.  It was confirmed that Dupree was involved in the initial disturbance call on Butter Hill Road.  The operator was arrested and has been charged by both the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office and the Livermore Falls Police Department.

 

Incident Type:   DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/Warrant Arrest

Date:                                     11/06/2019

Town:                                   Hiram                                                   

Trooper:                             Tr. PYBURN, Lt. Tilsley

Brief Synopsis:  Trooper Pyburn responded to Richardson Road in Hiram, for a report a domestic disturbance between Mathew Hartford and Stephani Ferguson. Upon arriving on scene and interviewing both parties, Trooper Pyburn noted injuries on Ferguson and Hartford. Trooper Pyburn learned Hartford was on bail for a previous DV incident between the two, and Ferguson had an active warrant.  A predominant aggressor determination made, and Trooper Pyburn arrested Hartford for DV assault, and VCR. Deputy Huston (Oxford Sheriff’s Office) arrested and transported Ferguson on the warrant.

 

Incident Type: Domestic Violence

Date:                                     11/10/2019

Town:                                   Brownfield

Trooper:                              Corporal Hink

Brief Synopsis:  At approximately 0130 hours, Cpl. Hink was called out to a domestic at 58 Denmark Road in Brownfield where it was reported by Michelle Reed that her husband, Daniel Reed, had been punching her like a punching bag.  ARCC advised Cpl. Hink that Michelle is on bail conditions but both parties are not wanted.  Cpl. Hink arrived on scene and noticed Fryeburg Off. Lee arrived, and Michelle was being evaluated by Rescue.  Michelle told Cpl. Hink that Daniel was sleeping on the couch with their 2-year old son.  Michelle admitted that both she and Daniel had been drinking and Daniel had approximately consumed a 12-pack of beer.  Cpl. Hink contacted Daniel and was able to separate him from his son.  Cpl. Hink asked Daniel to go to another room and away from his sleeping son and he did.  Cpl. Hink advised Daniel he was under arrest for Domestic Violence Assault and Daniel resisted arrest.  After a short struggle, Cpl. Hink was able to get Daniel in handcuffs and escorted him to his cruiser.  Cpl. Hink transported Daniel to the Oxford County Jail and charged him with Domestic Violence Assault and Refusing to Submit to Arrest.  At approximately 0930 hours, Cpl. Hink contacted Michelle and conducted a 48-hour follow up. Cpl. Hink charged Michelle with Violation of her bail conditions due to her drinking.  

 

Incident Type:   OAS & VCR

Date:                                     11/08/2019

Town:                                   Freeport                             

Trooper:                              Tr. James

Brief Synopsis:  Tr. James stopped Autumn Mains (26) of Biddeford on I295 for 82 in a 65 MPH zone. Mains’ license was suspended at the time of the stop and she was also on bail conditions. Mains was charged with Operating After Suspension and Violating Conditions of release. Her vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

Incident Type:         OAS                                               

Date:                          11/06/2019

Town:                       Durham                                        

Trooper:                   Tr. Willard, Tr. Rec. Lemieux

Brief Synopsis: On 11/6/2019, Tr. Willard and Tr. Rec. Lemieux stopped ME PC 689XC southbound on Route 136 in Durham for a speed infraction.  Upon further investigation, it was found the operator, Jonato Mbongo had a suspended driver’s license and was summonsed.

Troop B Weekly 10/14/19-10/20/19

Incident Type:   ASSIST OTHER AGENCY

Date:                                     10/18/2019

Town:                                   Hebron                                                                

Trooper:                              Tr. Pyburn

Brief Synopsis:  Trooper Pyburn responded to Ramsdell Road in Hebron, to assist the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office with a report of a domestic. Upon arriving on scene, it was determined Ryan Fogg of Hebron, had thrown his ex-girlfriend, Lesa Seavey, from a camper parked in the front yard, where Seavey had been living. The argument originated over possession of a jar of marijuana. Fogg was arrested for DV assault and transported to the Oxford County Jail.

 

Incident Type:     OUI

Date:                                     10/06/2019

Town:                                   Bowdoinham

Trooper:                              Tr. Flanagan & Tr. Leonard

Brief Synopsis:  Tr. Flanagan stopped a vehicle on I-295 in Bowdoinham after receiving a traffic complaint on it in Freeport.  Upon further investigation, Tr. Flanagan discovered that the female operator and male passenger were both under the influence of alcohol.  In addition, their three children were in the vehicle.  Tr. Flanagan arrested the female operator and brought her to Topsham PD for a breath test, where she refused.  The female operator, a teacher, and mother of three, was charged with OUI (Class D), Endangering the welfare of a child (Class D) and Driving to Endanger (Class E).

 

Incident Type:    OUI & OAS

Date:                                     10/17/2019

Town:                                   Brunswick

Trooper:                              Tr. Flanagan

Brief Synopsis:  Tr. Flanagan stopped a vehicle off Exit 28 on I-295 in Brunswick for speed.  Upon further investigation, he discovered that male subject was heavily intoxicated, uncooperative and was operating with a suspended license.  Multiple Brunswick Officers responded to assist.  The subject was arrested and brought to Brunswick PD.  The subject was charged with OUI – 2 Priors (Class C), Driving to Endanger (Class E) and OAS (Class E).  The subject made bail later that evening. 

 

Incident Type:   OUI

Date:                                     10/19/2019

Town:                                   Gorham

Trooper:                              Sgt. Farley

Brief Synopsis: Sgt. Farley stopped a vehicle for erratic operation. After a brief investigation the female operator was arrested for OUI.

 

Incident Type:   Operating without a license

Date:                                     10/19/2019

Town:                                   Gorham

Trooper:                              Sgt. Farley

Brief Synopsis: Sgt. Farley checked on a suspicious vehicle in Gorham. After a brief investigation it was determine the male operator did not have a license. The operator was summonsed accordingly. The vehicle was on its way to an underage party that Gorham PD had just broken up.

 

Incident Type:   OAS

Date:                                     10/13/2019

Town:                                   Harrison                                              

Trooper:                             Tr. Pyburn

Brief Synopsis:  Trooper Pyburn summonsed Brandon Wight of Waterford, for OAS. The stop was conducted on Route 117 in Harrison, for an inspection violation.

 

Incident Type:   OAS, Warrant

Date:                                     10/19/2019

Town:                                   Topsham                            

Trooper:                               Tr. James

Brief Synopsis:  Tr. James stopped Kendall Wallace (24) of Brunswick on Route 196 in Topsham for failure to stop for a red light. Upon contacting Wallace, it was determined his license was suspended and he also had a warrant for his arrest for unpaid fine. Wallace was charged accordingly and transported to Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset without incident.

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