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Troop D Weekly Report

Troop D weekly activities for time October 19th to October 25th, 2020

On 10/18/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Mark Ross (37) of Morrill on Rt. 7 in Jackson. Ross was suspended and arrested for OAS.

On 10/19/2020 Cpl. Quintero and Tr. Belanger arrested Ryan Hamilton (43) of Burnham for Unlawful Possession of Schedule W drugs and Operating without a License on Main St. in Unity.  


On 10/21/2020 Tr. Roddy and Tr. Verhille responded to a crash on Route 3 in China. A tractor trailer unit rolled over, taking out a telephone pole and wires and blocking the roadway. No one was injured in the crash. Route 3 was closed for approximately 8 hours while Central Maine Power fixed the lines and the vehicle and load as removed. Department of Environmental Protection assisted on scene as well as China Fire Department.

On 10/21/2020 Tr. Adams stopped Frank Drew (54) of Knox for an expired registration in the town of Unity. Drew’s license was suspended. Drew was issued a criminal summons for OAS. 

On 10/21/2020   Tr. Bureau responded to Freedom for a report of a vehicle stuck in persons vegetable garden.  Tr. Bureau made contact with the operator Corey Palmer (39).  Palmer was unaware how he got there and had been consuming alcohol.  Palmer had a conditional Q license. Tr. Bureau arrested Palmer and transported him the Waldo County Jail.  Palmer was charged with OAS AND OPERATING BEYOND LICENSE RESTRICTION.

On 10/20/20202 Tr Mattson stopped Amy Sowa (35) on Leonard Rd in Thorndike.  Amy’s vehicle was unregistered, and she was summonsed and released for the offense.

On 10/22/2020 Tr. Martin stopped a vehicle on route 9 in Unity for a defect. The operator was a Benjamin Stowe (58) Tr. Martin learned Stowe had a suspended license and summonsed Stowe for the violation. 

On 10/23/2020 Tr. Peckham stopped Forest Hisler (21) of Albion on Route 3 in China after observing a vehicle being operated on the public which had just been force inspected the prior week, known to be criminally defective and a danger to the motoring public. Hisler was summonsed and the vehicle was towed.

On Saturday October 24, 2020, Trooper Anstett responded to the intersection of the China Rd and Abbott Rd in Albion for a motor vehicle crash with injuries.  Investigation revealed that Krista Carey (28) of Augusta was traveling north on Rt. 202 in Albion, attempted to turn left on Abbott road failing to yield to southbound traffic, striking Jillian Porchetta (31) head on.  Krista Carey was cited for failing to yield turning left and summonsed for operating without a license.  

On 10/24/2020 Trooper Belanger, Cpl. Quintero, and Sgt. Couturier stopped Ryan Dingley (36) and Meagan Bean (37) of Thorndike on School St in Unity. Drug paraphernalia was located and seized. Dingley was suspended and charged with OAS, VCR, and use and sale of drug paraphernalia. Bean was charged with Permitting Unlawful Use and Use and Sale of Drug Paraphernalia. 

10/24/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Adam Jones (35) of Unity on School St in Unity. Jones was operating with an expired registration and charged with operating with an expired reg < 150 days.

On 10/24/2020 Trooper Belanger and Cpl. Quintero stopped William Whitcomb (39) of Monroe and Ross Liberty (27) of Belfast on Rt. 7 in Brooks. Whitcomb was found to be in possession of heroin and charged with possession of schedule W drugs. Liberty was found in possession of Methamphetamines and arrested for possession of schedule W drugs.
 

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Troop D Weekly Report

Troop D weekly activities for time October 12th to October 18th, 2020

On 10/14/2020 Tr. Belanger, and Cpl. Quintero stopped Clifford Sousa (45) of Gardiner on Water St in Randolph for speeding. Sousa was on probation and was found to be in possession of suboxone. SOUSA was arrested for possession of schedule W drugs and violating probation.

On 10/14/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Daniel Wheelock (57) of West Gardiner for an expired inspection sticker on Maine Ave in Farmingdale. Wheelock had a suspended driver’s license and was charged with OAS.

On 10/17/2020 Tr. Belanger Cpl. Quintero, and Sgt. Couturier stopped Bethany Hasson-Meunier (31) of Oakland for an inadequate plate light on 295 mm 51 South. Hasson was found to be in possession of 5 grams of fentanyl, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia. Hasson was charged with Unlawful Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs, Unlawful Possession of Schedule W Drugs, and VCR.

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Troop G Weekly Report 10/12/2020 - 10/18/2020

 

On 10/13/2020, Cpl. Cote attended a BMV hearing in the case of Gregory Forget of Buckfield who he had previously arrested and charged with OUI.  Forget’s suspension was upheld at the conclusion of the hearing.

On 10/14/2020, Tr. Darcy stopped a vehicle off exit 32 in Biddeford. The roadside investigation led to a search where a small amount of fentanyl and paraphernalia was seized. The driver was charged with OAS and the vehicle was towed from the scene. The two occupants were from Hollis.  Sgt. Pappas, Tr. Loder, and Biddeford PD assisted.

On 10/15/2020, Section 4 received a complaint of vehicle that was operating extremely erratically.  Tr. LiBritz spotted the vehicle and pulled it over.  Cpl. Physic came to the scene and Tr. LiBritz told Cpl. Physic about the observations of the driver.  Cpl. Physic put the driver through SFSTs and arrested Burke O’Donnell.  Cpl. Physic called in a DRE who determined Burke was under the influence of narcotics and not able to operate a motor vehicle safely.

On 10/17/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Mary Ellen Remington (30) of Livermore Falls on the ME Turnpike southbound in Gray.  She was charged with Operating after Suspension.

On 10/18/2020, Cpl. Cote arrested Emily Nelson (21) of Buckfield on the ME Turnpike by the Saco tolls.  She was charged with Operating Under the Influence.  Her BrAC was over the legal limit.

Sgt. Porter instructed at the Scarborough Firearms Range all week.

Tr. Kristy LiBritz starting coaching with the GNG Diamonds Cheerleading Rec Program for their 2020-2021 season. It is for grades PK-8th and is a competitive, team-based sport. This year may look different as competitions could be virtual, but it is a great way to keep kids involved and stay active.

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Troop D Weekly Report

Troop D weekly activities for time September 28th to October 4th, 2020


On 9/29/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Dylan Stevens (26) of Limestone on Rt. 3 in Belmont. Stevens had a suspended driver’s license and was charged with OAS.

On 9/29/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Christopher Springer of Belmont on Rt. 3 in Belmont. Springer had a suspended driver’s license and was charged with OAS.

On 09/29/2020 Tr. Webber stopped a vehicle leaving Maritime Farms in Belmont.  The operator, Randy Fairbrother (40) of Prospect, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.   

On 9/29/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Robert Cushman (30) of Belmont on Lincolnville Rd Belmont. Cushman had false attached plates and was charged with attaching false plates.

On 9/30/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Zacahriah Bormet (21) of Belfast on Swan Lake Ave in Belfast. Bormet did not have a driver’s license and was charged with operating without a license.

On 9/30/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Benjamin Watts (19) of Belfast on Swan Lake Ave in Belfast. Watts had a suspended registration and was charged with operating with a suspended reg.

On 9/30/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Heather Walsh (39) of Thorndike on Swan Lake Ave in Belfast. Walsh had a suspended driver’s license and was charged with OAS.

On 10/1/2020 Tr. Dunn stopped Taylor Alley (38) of Dresden on Rt. 1 in Wiscasset and charged her with Operating with Expired License Over 90 days.

On 10/2/2020 Section 3 was attempting to apprehend William Nunn (25) of Monroe on a PFA violation warrant. Trooper Belanger observed Nunn pull into his driveway and positively identified him as he exited his truck in his yard and fled on foot into the field. An announcement and warning was given to Nunn, however he continued to attempt to flee on foot. K-9 Dallas was deployed and engaged in a pursuit of Nunn through a field then into the woods. K-9 Dallas apprehended Nunn until he was able to be secured in handcuffs and taken into custody. Nunn was charged with Operating After Revoked, Refusing to Submit, and taken on his PFA warrant.

On 10/2/2020 Tr Mattson and Tr Adams arrested William Beck (56) in Lincolnville on a warrant for failure to appear.  William was transported to Waldo County Jail.

On 10/3/2020 Tr. Harrington arrested Damien Watts (26) of Westbrook for OUI-Alcohol on I295 in Bowdoinham.  Mr. Watts had been  stopped for a traffic violation when indicators of impairment were observed.   SFST’s were conducted roadside followed by and intoxilyzer test where he tested above the legal limit.

On 10/4/2020 Tr. Harrington charged Kristen Veayo (25) for operating after suspension on I95 in Augusta as result of a traffic stop.

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Troop G Weekly Report 10/05/2020 - 10/11/2020

On 10/05/2020, Tr. Welch stopped Cynthia R. Bauer (46) of South Hamilton, MA for speed on the Falmouth Spur.  Bauer was subsequently charged with Operating without a License as her Massachusetts license was currently suspended for failing to pay a 2019 speeding ticket in Maine.

On 10/05/2020, Tr. Davis was requested to BOLO for a reported rolling domestic from Auburn PD. The male operator and female passenger of the tractor trailer unit were reportedly southbound from the Auburn exit. Tr. Davis located the vehicle and determined this was a verbal argument and no crime had been committed. Upon running the male operator, Tr. Davis learned he was suspended. The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit was contacted due to the TT unit’s condition. Tr. DeGroot arrived to assist. It was later learned that Tr. DeGroot had put this unit and driver out of service this past summer. The unit and driver were put out of service again by the CVEU and charged accordingly.

On 10/05/2020, Tr. Welch stopped Tyler R. Palmer (23) of Auburn for speeding at mile 50 northbound in Portland.  Palmer was subsequently charged with OAS.

On 10/05/2020, Sgt. Pappas arrested Troy Blier of Houlton for an active warrant.

On 10/08/2020, Tr. Vanadestine stopped David Tuyishime on the turnpike in Gray for operating at 101 MPH and operating without a license.

On 10/09/2020, Tr. Welch received a York County Grand Jury indictment on Amanda G. Figueroa (38) of Waterville for Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs (Cocaine) related to a 2019 traffic stop in Saco.

On 10/09/2020, Cpl. Physic summonsed Mark Thomas for Criminal Speed during the morning commute.

On 10/09/2020, Sgt. Pappas arrested Dalton Sawtelle of Augusta for an active warrant.

On 10/09/2020, Tr. Vanadestine stopped Brandon Buck on the turnpike in Litchfield for operating at 100 MPH.

On 10/10/2020, Cpl. Physic summonsed Michael Britz for Criminal Speed and Operating w/o a License.

On 10/10/2020, Tr. Vanadestine stopped Jesse Almeida on the turnpike in Farmingdale for operating at 101 MPH.

On 10/10/2020, Tr. Vanadestine stopped Jason Perkins on the turnpike in Farmingdale for operating at 101 MPH.

On 10/10/2020, Cpl. Duda located a vehicle traveling southbound after Augusta RCC began receiving multiple traffic complaints on it. Cpl. Duda located the vehicle near mile marker 46 SB and observed the vehicle operating all over the road, almost striking another vehicle. Cpl. Duda conducted a traffic stop. The male operator, Adam Manseau (34) of Massachusetts, was intoxicated. Manseau at first refused to get out of the car. Sgt. Pappas and Tr. Burke assisted. Manseau was ultimately arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence and an active warrant for OUI on a snowmobile. Manseau refused to test and was booked into the Cumberland County Jail. 

On 10/11/2020, Tr. Vanadestine stopped Rebecca Quinlan on the turnpike in Litchfield for operating at 105 MPH.

Cpl. Physic indicted Lloyd Bethea on Illegal Importation of Drugs and Aggravated Trafficking. Marie Boulier was indicted on the same charges.

Sgt. Porter instructed at the Scarborough Firearms Range all week.

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Troop G Weekly Report 09/28/2020 - 10/04/2020

On 09/29/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped a male operator of Lewiston on the ME Turnpike northbound in Gray.  His registration was found to be Suspended for Tolls.  His vehicle was towed.  He was not charged and will be following up with MTA and BMV.

On 09/29/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped a male operator of Turner on the ME Turnpike northbound in Gray.  His registration was found to be Suspended for Tolls.  His vehicle was towed.  He was not charged and will be following up with MTA and BMV.

On 09/29/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Tyler Dery (36) of Auburn on the ME Turnpike northbound in Gray.  He was charged with Failing to Register Motor Vehicle Expired More Than 150 Days.

On 09/30/2020, at approximately 0127 hours, Tr. Davis responded to a report of a tractor trailer unit rolled over in the area of mile marker 77 northbound on the Turnpike in Auburn. The operator, David Hand (28) of New Jersey, fell asleep and drove off the roadway to the right, striking the guardrail before rolling over and down the embankment. Hand was able to get out of the truck on his own accord and was transported to Central Maine Medical Center for further evaluation; his injuries were non-life threatening. Lewiston Fire Department and United Ambulance Service responded. The right lane of the Turnpike was shut down for an extended amount of time. Sgt. Wilkinson, Tr. LiBritz, and Tr. Murray also assisted.

On 09/30/2020, Tr. Paradis responded to a complaint of a wrong way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lane around mile marker 58 on the Maine Turnpike in Cumberland. Several callers stated that the pickup struck several vehicles just north of the Cumberland service plaza. Upon arrival, Troopers discovered there were five vehicles involved in the crash. A witness reported the pickup left the Cumberland service plaza and drove north in the southbound lane, striking the vehicles within a half mile of the plaza. The operator of the pickup was a 73-year-old male who was not believed to be impaired. Both the operator of the pickup and another driver received minor injuries. No charges are expected at this time. Sgt. Porter and Tr. Keim also assisted.

On 09/30/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Volkan Karayastik (25) on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland.  He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 miles over the posted work zone speed limit.

On 10/01/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Curtis Devaul (40) of New Gloucester on the ME Turnpike southbound in Gray.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension.

On 10/01/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Austin Collar (24) of Lewiston on the ME Turnpike southbound in Gray.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension.  His registration was also Suspended but no charges were brought forward.  He will be following up with MTA and BMV.

On 10/02/2020, Cpl. Cote investigated the unattended death of an adult male truck driver from Ft. Worth, TX who was found in his tractor trailer unit on the ME Turnpike at the Cumberland Service Plaza (southbound).  It appears he had passed away from a medical condition and foul play is not suspected.  The Medical Examiner’s Office is involved and will be attempting to learn his cause of death. MCU South Sgt. Harriman, Det. Rose, CMV Tr. Northrup, Cpl. Rogers, Tr. Keim, and Sgt. Porter also assisted.

On 10/03/2020, Tr. Keim was dispatched to MM 97 NB in Litchfield for a vehicle that spun out and went into the median. Justin Mitchell (32) of Portland was charged with OAS and Violation of Conditions of Release.

On 10/03/2020, Tr. Paradis, Cpl. Cloutier, and Sgt. Burton responded to assist Troop B at the Portland protest as members of a quick response team.

On 10/04/2020, at 2250 hours, Tr. Vanadestine stopped Skylar Waller from Rhode Island for operating 103 MPH in the posted construction zone in Portland.

Lt. Baker, Sgt. Burton, Sgt. Doughty, Sgt. Wilkinson, Cpl. Physic, and Tr. LiBritz represented Troop G for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics of Maine.  The team volunteered their time to raise support and log miles to create awareness for this great cause. The virtual event was from August 14 through September 30, 2020. The initial goal was to cover 109 miles, representing the coverage area for the Maine Turnpike. The team excelled and successfully logged a total of 444 miles! Not only was this a great way to give back to the community, but it also encouraged health and wellness among the Troop.  

Troop G Troopers participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run

 

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Troop G Weekly Report 09/21/2020 - 09/27/2020

On 09/21/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Jacob Robitaille (34) of Leeds on the ME Turnpike northbound in Sabattus.  He was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence.  His BrAC was over the legal limit.

On 09/22/2020, Cpl. Physic summonsed Colin Harris for Criminal Speed during the morning commute.

On 09/22/2020, Tr. Darcy responded to the theft of a catalytic convertor from a vehicle that took place at the Kennebunk Park & Ride. The investigation is ongoing.

On 09/23/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Nicholas Johnson (22) of Medford, 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 09/23/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Matthew Byras (44) of Litchfield 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 09/23/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Jesse Mead (38) of Portland on the ME Turnpike southbound in Portland.  He was charged with Failing to Register Motor Vehicle Expired More Than 150 Days.

On 9/24/2020, Sgt. Wilkinson, Tr. Welch, and Tr. Davis responded to a crash at MM 49 SB in Portland on the Turnpike. A male operator was traveling southbound in the Portland area when he went off the roadway to the right, causing him to lose control before striking the center median barrier. A second male operator stopped to assist. During this time, a third male operator was traveling southbound and struck the first vehicle, which was disabled in the roadway. The second vehicle that was in the breakdown lane was subsequently struck and two of the vehicles became fully engulfed in flames.  Only minor injuries were reported. Falmouth Fire Department responded. The southbound side of the Turnpike was shut down for approximately an hour and a half. 

On 09/25/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Andrew Savoy (34) of Scarborough 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 09/25/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Corey Descheneaux (35) of Cambridge, 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 09/26/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Justin Kinney (28) of Cincinnati, OH 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 09/26/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Leoncio Diaz (34) of Lewiston on the ME Turnpike southbound in Auburn.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension and Possession of a Suspended License.

On 09/26/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Shannon Brienza (28) of Poland on the ME Turnpike northbound in Auburn.  She was charged with Failure to Register Motor Vehicle Expired More Than 150 Days.

On 09/26/2020, Sgt. Porter stopped a tractor trailer unit from Donnelly Limited at MM 33 SB that was called in as a traffic complaint for erratic operation. The operator, Mityo Tanev Mitev of New Brunswick, was issued a summons for Failure to Maintain Control of MV.

On 09/27/2020, at approximately 0300 hours,  Tr. LiBritz received a report of a wrong-way driver in the area of mile 24 in Kennebunk. It was reported a vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes. Sgt. Doughty and Cpl. Physic responded to assist and there were multiple calls on the vehicle. As they approached the area, Sgt. Doughty checked the service plaza southbound and Tr. LiBritz was able to pull over and alert southbound traffic of the wrong way driver. Tr. LiBritz proceeded southbound and came across the vehicle traveling the wrong way near mile 18. Tr. LiBritz was able to get the vehicle safely pulled over into the breakdown lane. Upon further investigation it was determined the operator was impaired. The driver, Matthew MacKay (32) of MA, was arrested for Operating Under the Influence and his BAC was over the legal limit. He was also summonsed for Operating the Wrong Way on a Divided Highway on Turnpike.

On 09/27/2020, Cpl. Duda investigated a speeding vehicle complaint northbound near mile marker 42. The vehicle was described as a black Tahoe with Delaware license plates traveling over 100 MPH. Cpl. Duda located the vehicle at mile marker 46 northbound. Cpl. Duda caught up with the vehicle as it pulled into the breakdown lane and stopped. The operator, Ivan Joseph Meikle (43) of Delaware, stated that he ran out of gas. It was determined that Meikle was intoxicated and traveling with his three juvenile children. Meikle was arrested and transported to a local police department for a breath test. He blew over the legal limit. While at the jail sally port, Meikle attempted to steal the police ID in Cpl. Duda’s vehicle. Meikle was charged with Operating Under the Influence, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Theft.

Recently, Tr. Grenier from Troop C rode with Tr. Darcy for a shift to learn criminal interdiction techniques.

Cpl. Physic joined the Interstate Commission of Juveniles as the law enforcement representative for the state.

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Troop G Weekly Report 09/14/2020 - 09/20/2020

On 09/07/2020, Tr. Williams attempted to stop a Cadillac rental vehicle with tinted windows on I-95 NB in York.  The vehicle accelerated to over 103 MPH before attempting to hide behind a trailer truck in the right lane.  Juliany Matos (19) and a 24-year-old male were detained.  Cpl. Duda/K9 Mack arrived, and K9 Mack alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics.  A search was conducted but no contraband was located.  Evidence at the scene indicated a drug transaction was in progress but was interrupted by Troopers.  Matos was arrested and charged with Eluding an Officer Class C and the vehicle was towed.  Sgt. Pappas, Tr. LiBritz, and Tr. Darcy assisted.

On 09/12/2020, Tr. Williams conducted a traffic stop southbound in Saco.  During the stop criminal indicators were observed, and Cpl. Schmidt deployed K9 Ibo, who alerted on the vehicle for the presence of illegal narcotics.  As a result of the subsequent search, over $57,000 in suspected drug proceeds were seized.

On 09/13/2020, Tr. Williams arrested Eric Martin (22), Deqwan Martin (27), and Quintaysha Hinkle (22) of Rhode Island for Aggravated Trafficking Sch. W Drugs Class A following a traffic stop in York.  Cpl. Duda/K9 Mack conducted a drug sniff which resulted in a positive alert by K9 Mack.  Concealed under a panel in the center console was 48 grams of cocaine base.  Sgt. Pappas, Cpl. Physic, Tr. LiBritz, and Tr. Darcy also assisted.

On 09/14/2020, Tr. Darcy assisted MDEA with a search warrant on a vehicle at Sanford PD.

On 09/14/2020, Tr. Darcy arrested Samuel Waterman (37) of Sabattus on an active warrant as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in York. Waterman was bailed from the Biddeford Park and Ride. Cpl. Duda & K9 Mack and Tr. Williams assisted as the vehicle was searched and paraphernalia was located.

On 09/15/2020, Cpl. Duda arrested Jonathan Page Dewitt (31) of Alfred for operating under the influence. Cpl. Duda located Dewitt passed out inside of his running vehicle near mile marker 35 northbound. Dewitt was brought to the Saco Police Department for a breath test. Dewitt refused the test and was charged accordingly.

On 09/15/2020, Sgt. Pappas arrested Christy Nason and Kyle MacDougall for unlawful trafficking scheduled W drugs after finding them in possession of 526 grams of fentanyl.  Load was headed to Augusta.  Tr. Williams, Tr. Darcy, and Cpl. Duda assisted.

On 09/16/2020, Tr. Darcy charged Cory Tarves (30) of Sabattus with OAS as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Saco.

On 09/17/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Debora Lubuelo (19) of Portland on the ME Turnpike northbound in Auburn.  Her registration was found to be Suspended.  She was charged with Operating w/a Suspended Registration.

On 09/18/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Erica Knudsen (44) of Kennebunkport 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 09/18/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Andrew Reed (24) of Utica, NY on the ME Turnpike northbound in Gray.  His NY Driver’s License was found to be Suspended.  He was charged with Operating without a License.

On 09/18/2020, Sgt Pappas arrested Calixte Fluery for OUI and Aggravated Trafficking Schedule W Drugs following a crash.  Fleury was in possession of 20 grams of fentanyl and 53.5 fentanyl pills pressed to look like the prescription drug oxycodone. 

 

On 9/19/2020, Tr. Williams arrested Christian Brown (41), Kerry Ross (45), and Heather Brown (41) of Livermore Falls for Aggravated Trafficking Sch. W Drugs Class A following a traffic stop in York.  36 grams of Fentanyl was seized.  Sgt. Pappas, Cpl. Duda, and Tr. Darcy assisted.

On 09/19/2020, Tr. Darcy stopped a vehicle northbound on the turnpike in York. As a result, Dan Nevins (26) of Augusta was arrested for VCR as he was with a female that he was prohibited from having contact with. At the jail, 14 grams (140 dosage units) of fentanyl was located concealed on Nevins. He was also charged with Aggravated Trafficking. Sgt. Pappas, Cpl. Duda, Tr. Williams & Tr. Grenier (Troop C- was riding along with Tr. Darcy) assisted as a vehicle search was also conducted.

On 09/19/2020, Tr. Darcy arrested Rebecca Poulin (32) of Sabattus on two active warrants as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in York. Rebecca was bailed from the Biddeford Park and Ride. Crack cocaine paraphernalia was seized from the vehicle during a search. DHHS will be notified as a young child was also in the vehicle along with the evidence that crack cocaine was recently smoked. Cpl. Duda, Tr. Williams, and Tr. Grenier (Troop C) assisted.

On 09/19/2020, Cpl. Physic summonsed Melanie Feffer for criminal speed for traveling 105 MPH in a 50 MPH construction zone.

On 09/20/2020, Cpl. Physic pulled over  a vehicle for erratic operation.  The driver, William Hoye, was summonsed for OAS and Violation of Conditions of Release.

On 09/20/2020, Cpl. Duda conducted a traffic stop northbound near mile marker 13.5. K9 Mack indicated on the vehicle and drug paraphernalia was seen on the initial stop. During a hand search of the vehicle approximately 448 grams of suspected fentanyl was located inside the glove box. Laurie Secord (47) and Jason Morrill (41), both of Portland, were charged with Aggravated Trafficking of Schedule W Drugs. Tr. Williams, Tr. Darcy, and Sgt. Pappas assisted on the stop.

Troop G Section 1, along with at least nine other Troopers from Troops A, B, C, and D, spent several hours trying to locate a vehicle which several wanted drug dealers from Connecticut were riding in.  The information came from MDEA.  Subjects were also wanted for questioning for one of the most recent shootings in the Skowhegan area.  The vehicle was not located.

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Troop G Weekly Report 09/07/2020 - 09/13/2020

On 09/06/2020, Sgt. Porter responded to the Gray Park and Ride for the report of a white Duramax pickup that had a tow strap hooked to the grill and was towing kids around. Upon arrival, CCSO was already on scene and had dispersed the crowd of approximately 20 juveniles. The name of a 17-year-old male from North Yarmouth was given along with the registration for the white Duramax. The entire parking lot had tire marks from vehicles ‘burning out.’ Maine Turnpike Authority stated they did want a trespass warning issued. On 09/09/2020, Sgt. Porter issued the male a Criminal Trespass warning for all MTA Park and Rides, for one year. His father was also informed and co-signed the notice and explained that juveniles from Freeport, Greeley, and New Gloucester meet up and video tape the behavior.

On 09/07/2020, Tr. Darcy had a vehicle towed in which the registration was suspended for tolls as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in York.

On 09/10/2020, Cpl. Cote arrested and charged Whitney Galeucia (34) of Sanford with Operating Under the Influence of Drugs, Operating after Suspension, and Violation of Bail resulting from a single vehicle crash on the ME Turnpike northbound in Scarborough.

On 09/10/2020, Tr. Darcy seized 10 grams of fentanyl as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Ogunquit. Tr. Williams assisted.

On 09/11/2020, Sgt. Wilkinson arrested Thomas Henley of Biddeford for OUI.

On 09/12/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Philip Charest (37) of Sabattus on Minot Avenue in Auburn.  He was charged with Illegal Attachment of Registration Plates.  The plates were also stolen, but upon follow up, the owner, his ex-girlfriend, after contact was made, elected not to pursue charges.  The plates were seized.

On 09/13/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped a 29-year-old male of Portland on the ME Turnpike northbound in Falmouth.  His registration was found to be Suspended for Tolls.  It was towed away, but he was not charged.  He will be following up with MTA to rectify the issue.

On 09/14/2020, Cpl. Duda and K9 Mack conducted K9 training in Topsham.  

Tr. LiBritz and her family attended the Christian Law Enforcement Officer Retreat from September 11th through September 13th. It is a yearly retreat at Living Waters Bible Camp in Danforth, Maine filled with worship, activities, and fellowship.  The retreat is composed of law enforcement families from different agencies (MSP, MWS, Marine Patrol, local PDs, retired officers) and is an incredible, encouraging, and rewarding experience.

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Troop G Weekly Report 08/31/2020 - 09/06/2020

On 08/31/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Caleb Emerson (23) of Freemont, NH on the ME Turnpike northbound at the Saco Tolls.  He was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence of Drugs (Refusal).

On 09/01/2020, Cpl. Physic pulled over Charmagn Cody for erratic operation.  Cody admitted she had been drinking, did SFST’s, and Cpl. Physic arrested her for OUI.  Cody also had bail conditions and a suspended driver’s license.  Cody was charged with OUI, Violating Conditions of Release, and Operating after Suspension.

On 09/02/2020, Sgt. Doughty stopped Jaime Jimino (43) of Portland for traveling 84 MPH in a 70 MPH zone on the Turnpike in New Gloucester. Jimino had a suspended license status due to unpaid fines. Sgt. Doughty cited him for operating after suspension and speeding.

On 09/02/2020, Tr. Welch cited Terry Bothwell (26) of Biddeford for operating after suspension on the Turnpike in Wells.

On 09/02/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Elijah Enman (22) of Rangeley on the ME Turnpike southbound in Lewiston.  He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted 70 MPH speed limit.

On 09/02/2020, Tr. Darcy charged Travis Burton (47) of Topsham with Operating after Revocation as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the Turnpike in Arundel.

On 09/03/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Nicholas Martin (29) of Old Orchard Beach on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland.  He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted 50 MPH work zone speed limit.

On 09/03/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Jonata MBongo (21) of Westbrook on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland.  He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted 50 MPH work zone speed limit.

On 09/03/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Thomas Dyer (31) of Portland on the ME Turnpike southbound in Portland.  He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted 50 MPH work zone speed limit.

On 09/04/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Yvan Charlot (35) of Mattapan, MA on the ME Turnpike northbound in Hallowell.  He was arrested and charged with Operating under the Influence.  His BrAC was over the legal limit.

On 09/04/2020, Sgt. Pappas arrested Kathy Abrams of New Hampshire for OUI.

On 09/04/2020, Tr. Williams arrested Daniel Fitzgerald of York for OUI.

On 09/05/2020, Tr. Keim stopped Jessica A. Dumais (44) of Poland for speeding.  Dumais was traveling 76 MPH in a posted 50 MPH construction zone.  After running a license and registration check, Tr. Keim obtained information that Dumais’ registration was under suspension.  Dumais was charged with speeding and operating a vehicle with a suspended registration.

On 09/06/2020, Cpl. Physic pulled over Javon Walker for traveling 101 MPH in a 70 MPH zone.  Walker admitted he had been drinking, did SFST’s and Cpl. Physic arrested him for OUI.  Walker also had a suspended driver license status out of Florida and Maine.  Walker was charged with Operating w/out a License, OUI, and Criminal Speed.

On 09/06/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Robert Torrey (30) of Biddeford on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland.  He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted 50 MPH work zone speed limit.

On 09/06/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Steven Leifheit (25) of N. Berwick on the ME Turnpike southbound in Portland.  He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted work zone speed limit.

On 09/07/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Benjamin Pineo (23) of Cape Elizabeth on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted work speed limit (103 MPH).

On 09/07/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Christopher Leavitt (32) of N. Waterboro on Main Street in Westbrook.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension and Possession of a Suspended License.

Sgt. Pappas arrested 3 individuals from Massachusetts for aggravated trafficking following a traffic stop in which 176 grams of fentanyl and 60 grams of cocaine were seized.  Cpl. Duda, in addition to Troopers Williams, Darcy, and LiBritz, assisted.

Tr. Kristy LiBritz organized a group from Troop G to support and participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics. It is a virtual event from August 14th to September 30th. Our goal is to cover at least 109 miles! This is symbolic of our Troop’s coverage area and we are excited to share our results upon completion.

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