Weekly Report

Troop G Weekly Report - 10/11/2021 - 10/17/2021

On 10/12/2021, Cpl. Cropper responded to a single vehicle crash northbound at MM 37 in Saco. The operator, Connor A. Gardner (35) of Englewood, CO, drifted off of the roadway and crashed head on with a tree. Gardner was not wearing his seatbelt and hit his head on the windshield. Gardner was transported to MMC with a head injury. Gardner was suspended in MS and did not have a license in CO or ME. Gardner was summonsed for Operating Without a License.

On 10/12/2021, Tr. Ellis stopped Godgiven Senga (42) of Massachusetts on the ME turnpike for erratic operation southbound in Scarborough. He was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of New Hampshire. He was charged as a fugitive from justice and transported to York County Jail. His vehicle was towed away.

On 10/12/2021, Tr. Ellis stopped Ayom Anyang (31) of New Hampshire on I-295 for erratic operation northbound in South Portland. The vehicle had been called in as a traffic complaint prior to the stop. She was charged with driving to endanger and her vehicle was towed away.  

On 10/14/2021, Cpl. Peckham stopped Jacob Hillman (37) for an expired and suspended registration. Hillman was charged with VCR x3, attaching false plates, OAS, and no insurance, and the vehicle was towed.

On 10/15/2021, Tr. Bourdelais and Tr. Loder responded to a vehicle fire on the turnpike in Scarborough. The operator stated the cabin began to fill with smoke and he was able to safely maneuver the truck to the shoulder before the flames spread. Nobody was injured during the incident and the commercial vehicle unit was able to address any compliance concerns.

 

On 10/16/2021, at approximately 0040 hours, Tr. Flynn stopped a vehicle for speeding at MM 6 northbound. Upon further investigation, the operator, Spencer Carroll (20) of York, was arrested and charged with OUI. 

On 10/17/2021, Cpl. Physic summonsed Robert Ventimiglia Jr. for Criminal Speed.

On 10/17/2021, Cpl. Peckham located a stranded motorist on the southbound off ramp in Gray. Amie Ballard (38) was charged with VCR x4, Unlawful Possession of Schedule W Drug, and no insurance, and the vehicle was towed.

Troop G Weekly Report - 10/04/2021 - 10/10/2021

On 10/04/2021, Tr. Ellis observed a group of individuals that had just been involved in a physical fight at the South Portland Treatment Center. Tr. Ellis and Cpl. Cropper secured the scene, interviewed the involved parties, and contacted several witnesses. The information was provided to South Portland PD.

On 10/07/2021, Tr. Ellis responded to a report of a crash on the ME Turnpike at MM 71. The driver, Edward Hyman (42) was suspected of being under the influence of drugs and was in possession of heroin. He was transported to Central Maine Medical Center and summonsed for the above offenses.

On 10/07/2021, Tr. Bourdelais assisted Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in Gray for a possibly intoxicated subject. Upon further investigation, it was determined the operator was not impaired. The vehicle registration was found to be suspended for tolls and was towed. The operator was summonsed accordingly.

On 10/08/2021, Cpl. Cote stoppped Almuntadhar Mohammed (21) of South Portland on the ME Turnpike southbound in Cumberland.  His ME driver’s license was found to be suspended.  He was summonsed for Operating after Suspension and Possession of a Suspended License.  His vehicle was towed away.

On 10/08/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Yefry Javier Paz Crus (24) of Nashua, NH on the ME Turnpike Spur eastbound in Falmouth.  He did not have a license and was charged with Operating Without a License.  Someone came to the scene to drive him and the vehicle away.

On 10/08/2021, Tr. Keim stopped Jeffrey Thurlow (39) of Greene for criminal speed.  Thurlow was traveling 85 MPH in a posted 45 MPH speed zone.

On 10/09/2021, Tr. LiBritz stopped a vehicle northbound for failure to keep right on a divided highway. There were two male occupants and the driver, Jonathan Tompkins (29) of Poland, was suspended. Tompkins was summonsed and they were escorted off the exit where they were picked up by a licensed driver.

On 10/09/2021, Tr. Bourdelais responded to a pedestrian on the turnpike in Scarborough. The male subject was walking on the turnpike attempting to get a ride. It was determined the subject exited a vehicle on the turnpike after a verbal argument took place. He was transported to Biddeford without incident.

On 10/10/2021, Cpl. Peckham stopped Jason Williams (41) of Mapleton. Williams was charged with operating after registration suspended.

On 10/10/2021, Cpl. Peckham stopped Jonathan LaPlante (36) of Cape Neddick. LaPlante was charged with operating after registration suspended.

Troop G Weekly Report - 09/27/2021 - 10/03/2021

On 09/27/2021, Cpl. Physic summonsed Douen Crookson for Criminal Speed for traveling 109 MPH in a 70 MPH zone.

On 09/27/2021, Tr. Ellis stopped Alec McKeage (19) of Windham on the ME Turnpike for an erratic lane change southbound in Gray. His vehicle registration was found to be suspended for tolls. His vehicle was towed away.

On 09/27/2021, Cpl. Peckham stopped Alexis Bolduc-Greene (22) of Portland for expired registration. Bolduc-Greene was charged with operating after registration suspended.

On 09/28/2021, Tr. Bourdelais stopped a vehicle going 97 MPH in a 70 MPH zone. The operator was identified as Sean Newton (33) of Old Orchard Beach. Upon further investigation it was determined Newton had an active warrant out of Biddeford DC for Failure to Appear for Driving to Endanger. Newton was transported to York County Jail without incident and summonsed accordingly.

On 09/28/2021, Tr. Ellis stopped Sheena Woodsome (50) of Dayton on the ME Turnpike for an equipment violation southbound in Falmouth. Her plates were found to falsely attached and her licensed suspended. She was charged with operating after suspension and false attachment of plates. Her vehicle was towed away.

On 09/29/2021, Cpl. Peckham stopped Waice Falconeri (26) of Biddeford for expired registration. Falconeri was charged with operating after registration suspended, VCR, and no insurance. His vehicle was towed away.

On 09/30/2021, Sgt. Duda assisted with the motor unit in providing an escort for fallen Hancock County Deputy Luke Gross. The motor unit provided an escort from the funeral home in Bucksport to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

On 09/30/2021, Tr. Loder was flagged down by a motorist concerned about a white vehicle operating dangerously.  Tr. Loder caught up to a white sedan that was weaving from the breakdown lane to lane 1 while traveling only 35 MPH.  After stopping the vehicle near Exit 46, Tr. Loder arrested the operator, Steven J. Willey (60) of Portland, for OUI-Drugs and VCR.  At the time of the stop, Willey was out on bail for another OUI-Drugs case.  Sgt. Porter assisted at the scene, and Falmouth Police provided a DRE.

On 09/30/2021, at approximately 2309 hours, Tr. Welch responded to the area of mile 20 northbound on the Turnpike for a report of a car vs. tractor trailer crash.  The investigation revealed that Brian N. Anger (52) of Auburn, MA attempted to use the median crossover at 20.4 and was subsequently struck (t-boned) by a northbound TT unit.  Anger was pronounced dead at the scene.  The investigation is ongoing. 

On 10/03/2021, Tr. Loder responded to a single-vehicle crash at mile 28 southbound in Arundel. The operator, Abner Najera (42) of CT, was arrested for Operating without a License, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, and VCR.  Najera has never had a driver’s license and was out on bail from a previous OUI & Operating w/o License arrest in Maine.

Troop G Weekly Report - 09/20/2021 - 09/26/2021

On 09/21/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Heidi Cook (42) on the ME Turnpike northbound in New Gloucester.  Her ME driver’s license was found to be suspended.  She was charged with Operating after Suspension and her vehicle was towed away.  Within an hour of the stop, he received a tip that she had left the tow company lot driving.  Cpl. Cote spotted her on Washington St. in Auburn.  She was arrested, her vehicle was towed away again by the same tow company, and she was taken to the Androscoggin County Jail where she was charged again with Operating after Suspension.

On 09/22/2021, Tr. Pescitelli initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that ran a stop sign and cut him off on Rt. 27 in Augusta. After making contact with the operator, the male driver admitted to driving on a suspended license. The vehicle he was operating did not have an inspection sticker nor was it registered. It was also discovered the male had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear on an OAS charge from the prior month. Tr. Pescitelli issued multiple VSACs and placed the individual under arrest on the warrant.

On 09/22/2021, at approximately 2329 hours, Tr. LiBritz responded to the northbound service plaza in Kennebunk for a report of a stranded woman requesting assistance. It was determined her daughter had dropped her off at the plaza around 2100 hours. The woman stated her 22-year-old daughter appeared “out of it” and she was in a lot of fear. A file was issued to check her well-being. The woman advised Tr. LiBritz she was trying to get to a hotel for the night but was not having any luck. Tr. LiBritz made arrangements for the woman to stay at a hotel in Sanford because there was nowhere local for her to go. No taxis were available, so Tr. LiBritz offered assistance bringing her there. The woman was traveling with her cat, Mogli, and he had gotten loose, climbed a tree, and got on the top of the Kennebunk Service Plaza roof. Mogli would not come down and Tr. LiBritz climbed to the top of the roof and saved the stranded cat. After they were reunited, Tr. LiBritz transported them to the hotel in Sanford.

On 09/23/2021, at approximately 0140 hours, Sgt. Duda, Tr. LiBritz, Tr. Pescitelli, and Sgt. Pappas responded to a vehicle crash at the westbound toll both plaza on the Falmouth spur. A vehicle had crashed into the concrete barrier that divides the toll booths. The vehicle then burst into flames. The toll booth attendant that was inside the booth at the time of the crash was taken to Maine Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The male operator, Ethan Chase (22) of Durham, was not injured and declined rescue. He was charged with Aggravated OUI.

 

On 09/23/2021, Cpl. Cropper stopped Kevin Murphy (56) of Sanford for Criminal Speed for traveling 104 MPH in a 60 MPH zone northbound in Portland.

On 09/23/2021, Sgt. Duda assisted in a motor escort from Augusta to Bucksport for Deputy Luke Gross.

On 09/24/2021, Cpl. Cropper stopped Matthieu O'Rourke (43) of Manchester, NH for speeding northbound in Arundel. O'Rourke was summonsed for Operating Without a License.

On 09/25/2021, Cpl. Physic arrested Laciann Gilblair for OUI.  Laciann took an intoxilyzer and blew over the legal limit.

On 09/25/2021, Tr. Pescitelli responded to a MV crash near MM 105 southbound. Investigation revealed that the operator was driving too fast for the weather and roadway conditions which led to a loss of control of the vehicle. The vehicle spun about 2-3 times on the roadway before colliding with the median guardrail and eventually coming to rest. The operator and passenger were transported for minor injuries.

On 09/26/2021, Cpl. Physic summonsed Jeremiah Theberge-Frick for Criminal Speed for traveling 119 MPH in a 70 MPH zone.

On 09/27/2021, Cpl. Physic arrested Peter Breitmaier for OUI.  Peter took an intoxilyzer test and blew over the legal limit.

Troop G Weekly Report - 09/13/2021 - 09/19/2021

On 09/14/2021, Cpl. Physic pulled over a vehicle for speeding during morning commute.  The driver, Derek Lemieux, was found to have a suspended driver license status and had an active warrant for FTA.  Derek was bailed from Troop B and summonsed for OAS.

On 09/15/2021, Sgt. Duda and K9 Mack responded to Auburn after being requested to conduct a K9 sniff of a vehicle that Auburn PD conducted. No indications were observed, a small amount of fentanyl was located inside the car during a hand search.

On 9/16/2021, Tr. Loder received a call about a vehicle that was operating erratically before striking the guardrail. Tr. Loder located the vehicle on the shoulder near mile 37 to find the driver unresponsive and locked inside the car.  One of the other motorists who called 911 about the vehicle had stopped with it.  This other motorist, a doctor/medical school professor, wasn’t able to access the operator inside the car.  Tr. Loder provided the doctor with a box of Narcan, then broke out one of the car’s rear windows to gain access to the driver.  The doctor administered two doses of Narcan and monitored the driver’s vitals until EMS arrived.  The driver lived, and ultimately Daniel Walleston (23) of Massachusetts was charged with OUI-Drugs.  Cpl. Cropper assisted and recovered drugs – suspected of being fentanyl – from the vehicle.  Lab tests are pending.

On 09/16/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Stanley Hill (38) of Auburn on the ME Turnpike northbound in Auburn.  His ME driver’s license was found to be suspended.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension and his vehicle was towed away.

On 09/17/2021, Cpl. Cropper stopped Isaiah O'Brien (23) of Lewiston at the Exit 63 off ramp in Gray after the RCC received multiple complaints on his poor operation. O’Brien was taken into custody and transported to Troop B for an intoxilyzer test. O’Brien tested over the legal limit and was transported to Cumberland County Jail. This was O’Brien's second OUI in 24 hours.

On 09/18/2021, Tr. Bourdelais stopped Chad Brown (30) of Oakland at MM 48 SB after an erratic driving complaint. Brown was arrested for OUI and tested over the legal limit. Sgt. Wilkinson assisted at the stop.

On 09/18/2021, Tr. Loder responded to a single vehicle rollover at the entrance to the southbound service plaza in Kennebunk to find the vehicle struck the guardrail in the gore at the departing ramp before striking a light pole, a road sign post, and an embankment.  The vehicle then flipped over the embankment and came to rest at the edge of a small pond.  Amazingly, the operator was not hurt.  He was on his way home from working the overnight shift and fell asleep at the wheel.

On 09/19/2021, Tr. Loder responded to a non-reportable crash in the northbound rest area in Kittery.  Upon running the registrations of the involved parties, Tr. Loder discovered one of the operators was the subject of a missing/endangered subject teletype issued in August.  After further investigation, it became apparent the woman was in good health and not in crisis or a danger to herself.  The teletype was canceled.

On 09/19/2021, Tr. Worcester was dispatched to a two-vehicle crash at MM 1 SB involving a dump truck. Shortly after the crash was reported, a motorcycle crashed into one of the vehicles. The motorcycle operator sustained a broken leg. Tr. MacKinnon assisted at the crash scene.

On 09/19/2021, Tr. Kristy LiBritz took part in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk which took place in Portland at Fort Allen Park. Tr. LiBritz raised money to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and walked in honor of a family member.

 

Troop G Weekly Report - 09/06/2021 - 09/12/2021

On 09/06/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Olyvia Heald (19) of Gray on the ME Turnpike southbound in Auburn.  She was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling 101 MPH in the posted 70 MPH zone.

On 09/06/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Ashlie Philbrick (21) of Newport on the ME Turnpike northbound in Auburn.  Both her ME license and registration were suspended.  She was charged with Operating after Suspension and Possession of a Suspended License.  Her vehicle was towed.  

On 09/07/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Serita McKeen (42) of Gray on the ME Turnpike southbound in Gray.  She was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling 105 MPH in the posted 70 MPH zone. 

On 09/08/2021, Tr. Ellis stopped Derek Marcotte (21) of Lisbon on the ME Turnpike for speeding northbound in Kennebunk.  His ME driver’s license was found to be suspended. He was charged with Operating After Suspension. 

On 09/08/2021, Tr. Keim stopped Lonnell Diggs of Oakland, CA and Livermore, ME for traveling 103 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone.  Diggs was also charged with operating without a license.

On 09/08/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Catherine Okeny (38) of South Portland on the ME Turnpike northound in Auburn.  Her ME driver’s license was found to be suspended.  She was charged with Operating After Suspension.  Her vehicle was towed.

On 09/09/2021, Tr. Keim arrested Melissa Dube (43) of Raymond for operating under the influence of alcohol. 

On 09/10/2021, Tr. LiBritz responded to a tractor trailer truck into the guardrails near mile 33 in Biddeford. When units arrived on scene, it was determined the tractor trailer truck was traveling southbound when the unit hydroplaned. Lanes 1 and 2 were blocked north and southbound and there was extensive guardrail damage. Tr. Davis, Tr. Parks and Sgt. Duda responded to assist and shut down the lanes until Pike set up lane closures in both directions. There was no injury and a crash report was completed.

On 09/10/2021, Sgt. Duda stopped Connor Lamour (20) for speeding at 101 MPH in a 70 MPH speed zone northbound in Scarborough. He was summonsed for speed.

On 09/11/2021, Cpl. Physic arrested Melissa Beaulieu for OUI.  Sgt. Duda assisted.

On 09/12/2021, Tr. Keim stopped a 17-year-old male of Gardiner for traveling 111 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone.  His father was also contacted.

On 09/13/2021, Tr. Ellis stopped John Cromett (52) of Cape Neddick on the ME Turnpike for speeding northbound in Arundel.  His ME driver’s license was found to be suspended. He was charged with Operating after Suspension. 

Troop G Weekly Report - 08/30/2021 - 09/05/2021

On 08/28/2021, Tr. Vanadestine stopped Denis Sylvia for criminal speed at 105 MPH in Litchfield.

On 08/31/2021, Tr. Bourdelais stopped Johnathan Deloach (26) of Lewiston on the ME Turnpike northbound in Lewiston for speed.  Upon further investigation, his vehicle registration was found to be suspended for tolls and he was operating on a suspended driver’s license.  Deloach was charged accordingly. The vehicle was towed without incident.

On 09/01/2021, at approximately 0645 hours, Tr. LiBritz stopped a vehicle off exit 63 in Gray for a seatbelt violation. The male operator, Keith Cox (32) of Lewiston, produced a Maine ID and his license had expired over three years ago. He was on his way to work with another male who did not have a license. Tr. LiBritz summonsed Cox for operating with expired license greater than 90 days. A licensed coworker was able to pick up the occupants and the vehicle.

On 09/01/2021, Tr. Vanadestine stopped Jacob George for criminal speed at 100 MPH in Litchfield.

On 09/01/2021, Tr. Vanadestine stopped Justin Martin criminal speed at over 105 MPH in Sabattus.

On 09/02/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Victoria Williams (21) of Saco on the ME Turnpike southbound in South Portland.  Her ME driver’s license was found to be suspended.  She was charged with Operating after Suspension and Possession of a Suspended License.  Her vehicle was towed away.

On 09/03/2021, Cpl. Physic summonsed a teenage driver for traveling 110 MPH in a 70 MPH zone on I-95.

On 09/03/2021, Tr. Vanadestine assisted Troop D with a traffic stop resulting in a suspended driver and criminal warrant.

On 09/04/2021, Cpl. Physic arrested Jose Encarnacion Rodriguez for OUI.  Jose took an intoxilyzer test and blew over the legal limit. Sgt. Wilkinson and Cpl. Casey assisted.

On 09/04/2021, at 2350 hours, Tr. Vanadestine investigated a two-car crash at MM 46.  The operator of the at-fault vehicle, Michael Barrett (23), was arrested for OUI and blew above the legal limit. Both vehicles were destroyed as a result of the crash. 

On 09/05/2021, Cpl. Physic arrested Justin Raymond for OUI.  Justin took an intoxilyzer test and blew over the legal limit. Sgt. Wilkinson assisted.

On 09/05/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Luis Pallchizaca (47) of Buxton on the ME Turnpike northbound in Biddeford.  He was found to not have a license.   He was charged with Operating Without a License and a relative with a valid license came to the scene to drive him and the vehicle away.

On 09/05/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Ali Iqbal (27) of Springfield, VA on the ME Turnpike northbound in Wells.  He was found to not have a license.  He was charged with Operating Without a License and a passenger with a valid license drove him and the vehicle away.

On 09/06/2021, Tr. Ellis stopped a vehicle for failing to maintain its lane in the Biddeford area of the Turnpike. The male subject was administered field sobriety tests and subsequently arrested for OUI. The male subject took an intoxilyzer test and blew over the legal limit. Sgt. Wilkinson assisted.

Troop G Weekly Report - 08/23/2021 - 08/29/2021

On 08/25/2021, Lt. Baker stopped James R. Coffee of Staten Island, NY for 102 MPH in Auburn.  He was charged accordingly.

On 08/25/2021, Tr. Keim stopped James Childs (32) of Standish for speeding in New Gloucester. He was Revoked Habitual Offender. Childs was summonsed for speeding and HO.

On 08/25/2021, Cpl. Darcy stopped a vehicle traveling 123 MPH southbound on the Turnpike in Wells. The 19-year-old male driver from MA was charged with Criminal Speed.

On 08/26/2021, Tr. Keim stopped Jacson Blais (21) of Skowhegan for criminal speed in Litchfield. He was summonsed for speed.

On 08/26/2021, Cpl. Physic summonsed Michael McElhinney for Criminal Speed.

On 08/27/2021, Cpl. Physic arrested Caleb Richard for OUI-Drugs.  Specialist Allen conducted the drug evaluation and confirmed the impairment.  Caleb was charged accordingly.

On 08/27/2021, Tr. Loder stopped a TT-unit in Kennebunk for operating in the left lane in the 3-lane section of Turnpike.  The driver had a Florida license but was suspended in New York and was therefore a disqualified driver.  Tr. Northrup responded to the scene to address this violation and subsequently discovered the driver had no logbook as required.

On 08/27/2021, Tr. Loder stopped a white Jeep southbound in Wells and arrested the operator, James T. Murphy (61) of Florida, for OUI-Alcohol.  Tr. Loder transported Murphy to the Wells Police Department where he submitted to a breath test and blew above the legal limit.

On 08/29/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Cyndi Lee Boucher-Lahhoud (62) of Framingham, MA on the ME Turnpike southbound in Kennebunk.  Her MA driver’s license was found to be suspended.  She was charged with Operating after Suspension and her vehicle was moved into the nearby service plaza parking lot.

On 08/29/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Patrick McNamara (35) of Porter on the ME Turnpike northbound in Kennebunk for traveling 104 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone.  He was charged with Criminal Speed.

On 08/29/2021, Cpl. Darcy and Tpr. Mackinnon responded to the rest area in Kittery for a report of a suicidal female. Kittery PD located the female who was voluntarily transported to the hospital for an evaluation.

Troop G Weekly Report - 08/16/2021 - 08/22/2021

On 08/16/2021, Cpl. Cloutier checked on an unattended motor vehicle near the New Gloucester tolls that was stolen out of Biddeford. Biddeford PD did not want to process the MV. The RO was contacted and made arrangements to remove it from the Turnpike.

On 08/17/2021, Sgt. Duda clocked a vehicle traveling 130 MPH in the posted 60 MPH speed zone southbound in South Portland. The male operator, Zeidan Khaled Al Akash (19) of Portland, stated he was trying out his new Dodge Charger. Al Akash had two male passengers with him as well. Al Akash was arrested and charged with exceeding the speed limit by 30 MPH or more. His vehicle was towed from the Turnpike.

On 08/17/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Krystal Wildes (30) of Portland on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland.  Her ME driver’s license was found to be suspended.  She was charged with Operating after Suspension and her vehicle was towed away.

On 08/17/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Travell Malik Hickman (25) of Lincoln Park, MI on the ME Turnpike southbound in Gray.  His Michigan driver’s license was found to be suspended.  He was charged with Operating Without a License and the licensed passenger drove the vehicle away.

On 08/18/2021, Cpl. Physic summonsed Kaine Sheehan for Criminal Speed during the morning commute.

On 08/18/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Bradley Byther (47) of Scarborough on Alfred Street in Biddeford.  His ME driver’s license was found to be suspended.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension and was picked up at the scene by a family member.

On 08/20/2021, Tr. Keim stopped Alyssa Penney (24) of Portland for operating with an expired registration.  After further investigation, Tr. Keim obtained information that the registration was suspended for failing to pay tolls.  Penney’s driver’s license was suspended, and she was also on bail conditions.  Penney was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, operating while license was suspended, and violation of conditions of release.

On 08/22/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Thomas Baillargeon (41) of Biddeford on the ME Turnpike southbound in Scarborough.  His ME driver’s license was found to be suspended.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension and a licensed passenger drove the vehicle away.

On 08/22/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Benjamin Trefethen (20) of Portland on the ME Turnpike southbound in Scarborough.  His vehicle did not have tags on it and it was found that it had never been registered since he purchased it privately weeks prior.  He was charged with Failing to Register Motor Vehicle and it was towed away.

On 08/22/2021, at approximately 0130 hours, Sgt. Duda, Cpl. Cote, and Tr. Darcy assisted Cpl. Casey of Troop B with a wrong way driver on I-295. The driver ultimately crashed head on with another vehicle. Troopers arrived to a chaotic crash scene with multiple injuries, one of which was critical. Troop G Troopers assisted Cpl. Casey in collecting evidence and conducting interviews on scene and at Maine Medical Center. Tr. Dunn assisted with reconstruction. Charges are pending for the wrong way operator.

Tpr. Darcy stopped a female traveling 114 MPH northbound on the turnpike in Arundel. She was issued a VSAC for speed.

Tpr. Darcy charged Erica Wilson (37) of MA with Operating after Suspension as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Wells.

Troop G Weekly Report - 08/09/2021 - 08/15/2021

On 08/09/2021, Tr. Keim stopped Rodney Kennebrew of Lewiston for traveling 77 MPH in a posted 45 MPH zone on Rt 9 in Sabattus.  

On 08/11/2021, at approximately 0030 hours, Sgt. Duda attempted to pull over a speeding vehicle in the construction zone northbound near mile marker 46. The vehicle failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle continued northbound to exit 53 where it then sped up and began operating unsafely. Sgt. Duda terminated the pursuit. A short while later Windham and Falmouth Police located the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The vehicle fled into Westbrook where it went off the road and crashed into several trees. The male operator, Justin Ellsmore (39) of Cumberland was uninjured and taken into custody by officers on scene. Sgt. Duda responded to the scene and took custody of Ellsmore. Ellsmore was ultimately charged with operating under the influence and eluding.

On 08/11/2021, Cpl. Cropper attempted to stop a black Mercedes sedan with a NH Temp registration that passed him at the MM 72 crossover southbound at 122 MPH. A pursuit ensued and speeds reached over 130 MPH. The pursuit was called off at MM 55. The vehicle continued southbound and exited at 53. The investigation to identify the operator is ongoing.

On 08/11/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Chanita Verse (27) of Cheektowaga, NY on the ME Turnpike southbound in Wells.  Her privilege to operate in ME was found to be Suspended.  She was charged with Operating after Suspension.

On 08/11/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Matthew Babb (22) of Limerick on I-295 northbound in Portland.  His ME license was found to be suspended.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension and Possession of a Suspended License.  His vehicle was towed away.

On 08/13/2021, Lt. Zabarsky, Sgt. Burton, Cpl. Cropper, and Tr. Keim responded to MM 66 northbound for a single vehicle rollover with ejection. The 17-year-old female driver, on a permit, was pinned under the vehicle. The 23-year-old passenger, also on a permit, was injured as well. Both the driver and passenger were transported to CMMC in Lewiston and then the 17-year-old driver was Life Flighted to MMC in Portland for pediatric care. The CMMC doctor advised that the driver was critical, but the injuries were survivable.

On 08/13/2021, Cpl. Physic summonsed Collin Gayheart for Criminal Speed.

On 08/14/2021, Tr. MacKinnon stopped Imanuela Costiner (37) of Watertown, MA at MM 9 northbound in York for traveling 101 MPH. Costiner was summonsed for the speed and several other traffic violations.

On 08/15/2021, at approximately 0600 hours, Tr. LiBritz was running laser when she stopped a vehicle near mile 60 southbound for speeding 96 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone. Upon further investigation the driver, Patrick Chamberland (28) of Parsonsfield, was on two sets of conditions of release and had an active warrant for failure to appear. He was issued a summons for speed and no insurance and was arrested on the warrant. Tr. Davis assisted with the three other occupants who did not have a license and the vehicle was towed.

On 08/15/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Jason Hesketh (34) of Lewiston on the Exit 63 departing ramp on the ME Turnpike southbound in Gray.  His ME driver’s license was found to be suspended.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension and his vehicle was towed away.

On 08/15/2021, Tr. Keim stopped Kevin Overlock of Windham for speeding.  Overlock was traveling 103 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

This past week, Cpl. Physic taught Racial and Implicit Bias/A History of Racism at the SRO SUMMIT that was attended by school administrators, assistant district attorneys, school resource officers, and juvenile correction officers.

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