On 01/09/2022 Troopers Young, Nilsen along with Sgt. Hanson responded to North Yarmouth to assist Troop C with locating a wanted DV offender from an incident in Somerset County. A temporary warrant was entered for the subject. Prior to making contact Sgt. Hanson contacted Cumberland County Jail to ensure they would take the subject and was advised they would as long as Somerset would come get them in the morning. Somerset was contacted and would not confirm they would be able to do that. Fearing the subject would be released from Cumberland County Jail without Bail if Somerset didn’t transport, arrangements were made to relay the subject North. Contact was made with the subject who was taken into Custody for DV assault and Trooper Young drove the subject north to meet up with a Troop C unit who transported to Somerset County Jail.
On 01/08/2022 Trooper Young and Sgt. Hanson assisted Paris PD with a report of a Robbery with shots fired. The suspect fled in a truck before units arrived. The area was checked with no contact with the truck. The suspect was known to the victim and a File 5 went out on the suspect. The following day Trooper Young, Paquette, Nilsen, and Sgt. Hanson checked Hotels in the Lewiston/Auburn area as information came up during the investigation the suspect may be staying in that area, but nothing was found. The investigation is continuing.
On 01/08/222 Sgt. Hanson was flagged down by a motorist reporting a motor vehicle crash in West Paris. It was reported a young female had crashed into a building and the homeowner had come out with a bat and was upset. Upon arrival Sgt. Hanson observed the homeowner standing near the vehicle with the bat but they were cooperative and stepped away. The 18yr old female operator was extremely intoxicated and handed Sgt. Hanson a pair of sunglasses and stated it was her License. The crash was slow speed and there were no injuries from the crash. The female failed field sobriety and was transported. The female was charged with OUI and operating without a license.
On 1/3/21, Trooper Willard stopped a vehicle for suspended registration. The operator James Dellinger also held a suspended driver’s license. Dellinger was on probation for burglary and in the vehicle was Vernard Artis of NY and Dellinger’s mother Vickie Cousens of Windsor. A search of the vehicle was conducted, and four hypodermic needles were located along with a used crack pipe. Trooper Willard contacted both Dellinger’s primary PO along with an alternate with no success. Dellinger was issued summonses for the OAS and registration.
On 01/09/22 Tr. Knight investigated a bail violation by Richard Sears III, out of China. Richard had texted and called his ex-girlfriend, who lived in Sumner, going against his bail conditions. Tr. Knight issued a warrant for Richard for VCR.
On 1/7/21, Trooper Willard assisted Troop G with a road hazard that had caused non reportable damage to their vehicles. A large 1000 lb. cylinder had broken loose from a trailer and crossed into the northbound lane causing damage. Eventually the operator, Lucas South of GA returned to reload the cylinder. South was summonsed for the unsecured load.
On 1/8/21, Trooper Willard stopped a red Dodge truck south bound near the 44 tolls. The truck was stopped for a speed infraction and an expired inspection sticker. During the stop, it was found the registration, ME AG 2603, belonged to a black 2001 Dodge. The driver, Calvin Goodhue claimed he had just switched the registration over to this truck but could not locate the document. It was found after a VIN search, that the red 2001 Dodge was originally registered with ME AG 2603, but the status showed inactive and replaced 8/31/21, while the black 2001 Dodge showed the plate currently active until 8/31/22. Calvin was issued a summons for false attachment and the plates were seized.
On Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, Maine State Police along with partners from FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Oxford, and Norway Police Departments conducted two traffic stops in the town of Oxford targeting ongoing criminal activity. During the traffic stops, three people were arrested on various charges following searches and seizures of drugs and a pistol.
During the first traffic stop law enforcement officers discovered the driver, 32-year-old Maurice James of Portland was on probation for trafficking drugs, and his passenger, 28-year-old Brianna Reeve of Oxford was on five sets of bail conditions. During the second traffic stop the passenger in the car, 30-year-old Tiffany Russell of Lisbon was found to have three active warrants for her arrest. The driver was not charged.
Following the traffic stops, which both occurred on Mechanic Falls Rd. (Rt. 121) in Oxford, a search warrant for a residence in the town of Oxford was obtained by State Police and the residence was searched.
Located during the traffic stops and at the residence were 204 grams of fentanyl, 12 grams of cocaine base, a quantity of methamphetamine, $1064 of suspected drug proceeds, and one pistol that had been thrown out of one of the vehicles during the traffic stop. The following individuals were arrested, with more arrests expected as the investigation continues:
• Maurice James was charged with Probation Violation (on probation for trafficking drugs), Aggravated Trafficking Fentanyl, Aggravated Trafficking Cocaine Base, Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person
• Brianna Reeve was charged with Aggravated Trafficking Fentanyl, Aggravated Trafficking Cocaine Base, Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person
• Tiffany Russell was arrested on three active warrants, charged with Unlawful Possession of Fentanyl
Both Maurice James and Brianna Reeve were taken to the Oxford County Jail. Tiffany Russell was taken to the Androscoggin County Jail. Please contact the jail for booking photos.
Trooper Nathan Jamo from Troop B is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Robert L. Robinson Jr., 39, of Greene, Maine. Robinson is currently wanted on felony domestic violence charges after he assaulted a woman.
Robinson should be operating a black 2016 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab pickup and frequenting the Androscoggin County area.
If you come into contact with Robinson or can provide additional information, please contact the Maine State Police at (207) 624-7076.
From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO
At approximately 3:26 pm on May 8th, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from an individual reporting the discovery of skeletal remains at 196 Poland Springs Road. The call was made by a family member who was cleaning out their father’s residence who died earlier in the year. The remains were found in an outbuilding on the property. The deceased father was identified as Douglas Scott, 82- years old.
The Office of Chief Medical Examiner begun a post-mortem examination on the remains on Sunday morning, May 9th, 2021. Additional testing and examination is likely to take place throughout the coming weeks.
Detectives, deputies and troopers worked over the weekend investigating the circumstances surrounding this discovery. Detectives and Deputies continue interviewing witnesses and other persons of interest at this time.
The Maine State Police Evidence Response team crime scene technicians are processing the scene and are expected to remain on the scene throughout the day. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine State Police Troop B assisted in securing the scene and identifying witnesses. The investigation is likely to continue into the coming weeks as authorities work to identify the remains and the circumstances surrounding that discovery. The Maine State Police do not believe that there is any threat to the public and will share more information as it becomes available.
From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO
On Monday May 3,2021 at approximately 1pm, Trooper Willard was traveling south on I-295 around mile 10, when he observed a black Freightliner Tractor with a box trailer start to brake and jackknife. Trooper Willard was able to reverse direction and arrive on scene a minute later.
The tractor trailer was now blocking both lanes of travel bringing northbound traffic to a stop. For a short period the driver, Jesse Philbrick, 66, from Limestone, was unable to exit the truck as one door was blocked and the other stuck. The passenger side window was broken and Philbrick was assisted out of the truck without injury.
Witnesses say Philbrick was traveling in the right lane, when a vehicle entered 295 from exit 10, failing to yield to Philbrick. This in turn caused Philbrick to apply his brakes and subsequently jackknife. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
295 in the area of mile 10 was shut down for about 1.5 hours due to a large amount of fuel spilling from the ruptured fuel tanks. Traffic was diverted to Route 1.
At this time only one lane of traffic is open as cleanup continues on the left lane.
If anyone witnessed a black sedan that may entered the interstate just prior to the incident is asked to contact Trooper Connor Willard of Troop B in Gray, 207-624-7076.
Other members of Troop B and K along with Falmouth Fire and Police and DEP / DOT assisted.
On Monday, April 26, 2021, around 11:45 a.m., an investigation began by the Maine State Police (Troop B) in Turner.
The interaction started with an individual at B & A Variety in Turner following a suspicious incident nearby. The encounter revealed that the driver, Winston Mcleod (27) was suspended, out of Oregon.
Further investigation revealed that he had a large amount of cocaine in his jacket pocket. When he was informed by the Trooper that he was being arrested, Mcleod fled on foot. A foot chase ensued which ended with a safe and successful apprehension. Members from Troop B came to assist with further investigation.
The investigation revealed Mcleod had 1,102 grams of cocaine in the car. Also seized in the stop was $1,446 in suspected drug proceeds. McLeod was arrested and charged with three counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule Drugs (Class A), Refusing to Submit to Arrest (Class E), Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License (Class E), and Asset Forfeiture.
Mcleod was transported to the Androscoggin County Jail and bail was set at $25,000.
A Lewiston Man is facing multiple charges after leading police on a chase while driving a motorcycle.
On April 24th, 2021, Trooper Tyler Nadeau was assisting Androscoggin County Sheriffs Office with a traffic stop on Route 202 in Greene. The Deputy attempted to stop a group on motorcycles driving aggressively. Only one of the three motorcycle stopped and the other two continued towards Leeds. Several minutes later one of the suspect motorcycles showed back up to the scene of the traffic stop.
Trooper Nadeau saw the suspect motorcycle did not have a registration plate. Trooper Nadeau attempted to stop the motorcycle and the driver took off at a high rate of speed. Trooper Nadeau pursued the motorcycle for several miles until speeds were to dangerous to continue the pursuit. The driver continued to do multi vehicle passes in the oncoming lane and his speeds were clocked at 154mph.
Several minutes later Trooper Nadeau located the suspect motorcycle in the town of Leeds. The driver again refused to stop and continued south bound on Route 202, towards Lewiston. Deputies in the Greene area clocked the suspect motorcycle at 135mph and started a pursuit. The pursuit was quickly terminated due to the speeds.
Hours later, Trooper Nadeau and several Deputies were able to identify the suspect as Devin Jeselskis of Lewiston. Mr. Jeselskis was located standing in the driveway of a residence in Auburn. After a short foot chase, Mr. Jelelski ran to a near by apartment building. Mr. Jeselskis surrendered from the apartment building and was taken into custody by Trooper Nadeau without incident.
Mr. Jeselskis was charged by MSP with the following crimes:
1. Eluding Class C Felony
2. Driving to Endanger Class C Felony
3. Criminal Speed Class E
4. Operating without a License Class E
5. Operating after Suspension Class E
6. Several traffic citations
A special “Thank You” to the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this case. This incident is still under investigation and the Sheriff’s Office also charged Mr. Jeselskis with several crimes.
From the desk of Shannon Moss
A Westbrook Man was arrested for OUI after driving the wrong way on Interstate 295
At approximately 9:20 this morning Maine State Police Troop B received a report of a vehicle going northbound in the southbound travel lane of Interstate 295 in Portland.
Troopers from Troops B, G, the Portland Police Department, and Maine Marine Patrol responded to the area.
The vehicle traveled North for approximately 5 miles to include passing a marked state police cruiser with blue lights on that had been slowing traffic in the southbound lanes. The vehicle eventually pulled into a cross-over upon seeing a Maine Marine Patrol truck with its lights on. The driver of the vehicle, Eric Page, 30, of Westbrook, was arrested and charged with Operating Under the influence and Driving to Endanger.
Page’s blood-alcohol level was more than 3 times the legal limit.
If anyone has any video or witness the incident they are asked to contact Trooper James Leonard at 207-624-7076
A Norway man is in custody after peacefully surrendering to Troopers after a stand-off that lasted several hours.
Brian Cabral, 42, of Norway, had been the subject of an ongoing drug investigation in the Oxford Hills Area. Recently a Class A warrant for Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W drugs ( fentanyl ) was obtained by State Police Investigators. Cabral is on Probation for Drug Trafficking. Cabral also has bail conditions. Cabral has been well aware Troopers have been looking for him.
On Feb. 3, at about 10 a.m., Cabral went to a business in Lewiston and had contacted a protected party in the above-mentioned bail conditions. Cabral fled the area before Police arrived. A vehicle description was provided. Troopers began to check known locations frequented by Cabral. At about 2 p.m., the suspect’s vehicle was located at a residence on French Road in Oxford. Oxford Police and Norway Police assisted State Police Units with surveillance on the residence. Because of Cabral’s criminal history, the seriousness of the new charges, and the presence of firearms inside the residence, the Assistance of the Maine State Police Tactical Team and the Maine State Police Crisis Negotiator Team were requested to respond.
The homeowner came out of the house without incident. The homeowner confirmed Cabral was inside the residence. After several hours of communicating with Cabral, he came out of the residence peacefully and surrendered to Troopers.
Cabral was transported to the Oxford County Jail; Charges of Class A Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs, Domestic Violence Terrorizing Class D, and Violation of Conditions of release Class C.
A South Paris man was arrested as a fugitive from justice earlier this week.
On Aug. 12, 2020, at approximately 1 p.m., Troopers from Troop B and Agents from the Maine Violent Offender Task Force (US Marshals Service), apprehended Aaron Parsons, 43, of South Paris, ME, at a residence on Gary Street in South Paris. Parsons was wanted on a warrant from Massachusetts State Police charging him with homicide and a sex assault offense. The offense occurred in March of 2020 but a warrant was not issued until Aug. 11, 2020.
Mass. State Police received a tip earlier today and the Maine Violent Offender Task Force, acting on that tip, met with troopers from Troop B and coordinated the apprehension. Parsons was arrested without incident, charged as a Fugitive From Justice and transported to the Oxford County jail. He will be arraigned on Friday morning.