Weekly Report

Troop G Weekly Report - 07/19/2021 - 07/25/2021

On 07/19/2021, Tr. Ellis arrested Andrew Gagne (30) of Biddeford on a Warrant on the ME Turnpike southbound in Scarborough resulting from a traffic stop.  Gagne was taken to the Cumberland County Jail.

On 7/19/2021, Sgt. Duda stopped a vehicle southbound near mile 46 after clocking it traveling 89 MPH in a posted 60 MPH speed zone. The vehicle quickly pulled over and a male operator and female passenger swapped places. It was ultimately determined that the operator, Brandon Kirkland (22) of Auburn was suspended. Kirkland was also charged with violating conditions of release and attaching false plates. He was transported to the Cumberland County Jail.

On 07/20/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Samantha Bartlett (22) of Turner on Route 4 in Turner.  Her registration was found to have expired 15 months ago.  She was charged with Failure to Register Motor Vehicle and her vehicle was towed away.

On 07/20/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Brett Catruch (34) of Oxford on Minot Avenue in Auburn.  His 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 07/22/2021, Cpl. Physic pulled over a vehicle for erratic operation next to Exit 19 tolls. Cpl. Physic searched the vehicle and found fentanyl that belonged to the driver, Rebecca Solesky.  Rebecca was summonsed for Operating without a License and Unlawful Possession of Schedule Drugs. Tr. Bourdelais and Wells Police Department assisted.

On 07/23/2021, Tr. Darcy charged Robin Gibson (53) of Portland with OAS as the result of a traffic stop on Western Ave. in South Portland.

On 07/23/2021, Tr. Darcy charged Michael Schwartz (41) of South Portland with Operating without a License as the result of a traffic stop on Western Ave. in South Portland.

On 07/24/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Anthony Rosario (39) of Gorham on the ME Turnpike Spur eastbound in Falmouth.  His license was found to be Revoked and he was listed as a Habitual Offender.  He was charged with Operating after Habitual Offender Revocation and his vehicle was towed away.

On 07/25/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Anne Ponsor (38) of Portland on the ME Turnpike northbound in Saco.  Her license was found to be Suspended and her registration expired 13 months prior.  She was charged with Operating after Suspension and Failure to Register Motor Vehicle.  Her vehicle was towed away.

On 07/25/2021, Tr. Darcy stopped a vehicle traveling 105 MPH northbound on the turnpike in Wells. As a result, the driver, Andy Joseph (37) of Malden, MA was arrested on a fully extraditable warrant out of Rhode Island for Felony Domestic Violence Assault. Joseph was booked on a Fugitive from Justice charge and issued a VSAC for speed. Tr. Fenderson assisted.

Troop G Weekly Report 07/2/2021 - 07/18/2021

On 07/12/2021, Tr. Darcy and Cpl. Cote responded to multiple reports of vehicles striking debris in the roadway southbound on the turnpike in Kittery. In total there were 5 reportable crashes from the tire debris that came off a tractor trailer. The scene was cleared up in about an hour and no one was injured.

On 07/13/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Rana Al Rammahi (30) of Biddeford on the ME Turnpike northbound in Kennebunk.  Her 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 07/13/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Ruslan Mace (29) of NC on the ME Turnpike northbound in Saco.  His license was found to be Suspended.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension and his vehicle was towed away.

On 07/13/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Marcus McGraw (35) of Windham on the ME Turnpike northbound in Scarborough.  His license was found to be Suspended.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension and his vehicle was towed away.

On 07/13/2021, Sgt. Duda clocked a vehicle traveling 110 MPH in a posted 70 MPH speed zone northbound in Scarborough. The operator, Jonathan Lessard (23) of Waterboro was charged with exceeding the speed limit by 30 MPH or more.

On 07/13/2021, Sgt. Duda clocked a vehicle traveling 85 MPH in a posted 50 MPH construction zone northbound in Portland. The operator, Alex Elejalde (57) of Biddeford was charged with exceeding the speed limit by 30 MPH or more.

On 07/15/2021, Sgt. Duda investigated a report of an erratic operator northbound near mile marker 68. The male operator, Stephen Kfoury (32) of Lewiston was arrested for operating under the influence. Kfoury refused a test and was charged with operating under the influence.

On 07/15/2021, Tr. Loder received an erratic driver complaint that was NB from MM 29 on I-95. There were numerous calls on the MV and reports it had side swiped another MV as well as striking guardrails. The MV was a Volvo with a male operator. Tr. Loder set up at MM 42 waiting for the vehicle and saw it strike a construction barrel. The Volvo wouldn’t stop and was traveling at low speeds, around 25 MPH. Tr. Loder utilized a PIT maneuver but the operator attempted to drive off again. Another PIT was used and the Volvo was stopped. It was determined that the operator was having a diabetic emergency. Rescue responded and transported him to MMC. Sgt. Burton and Tr. MacKinnon assisted in the incident.

On 07/16/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Andrew Chute (39) of Ocean Park on the ME Turnpike northbound in Falmouth.  Both his license and registration were found to be Suspended.  He was charged with Operating after Supension.  His vehicle was towed away.

On 07/16/2021, Tr. Bourdelais and his FTO Cpl. Physic pulled over a vehicle for speeding.  Tr. Bourdelais learned the driver was suspended and summonsed the driver for OAS.

On 07/16/2021, Cpl. Cote investigated a tractor trailer crash at mile 37 southbound in Saco.  The unit jacknifed during a rainstorm upon slowing in traffic.  One lane of traffic was closed for approximately an hour while a tow company righted the unit so it could be driven away.

On 07/17/2021, Sgt. Wilkinson stopped a vehicle for erratic operation southbound in Scarborough on the Turnpike. After further investigation the operator was put through field sobriety tests and subsequently arrested for OUI. The operator was over the legal limit.

On 07/17/2021, at approximately 2315, hours the Augusta RCC received several complaints of a silver pickup truck operating very erratically on the Maine Turnpike in York. Specialist Seth Allen located the vehicle in the area of MM 7 in York. Spc. Allen attempted to stop the vehicle for the poor operation; however, it exited in York.  Spc. Allen pursued the vehicle north on Rt 1 until it was spiked by Wells/Ogunquit PDs at the Ogunquit town line. The chase lasted approximately 7 minutes.  Michael Brazil (33) was arrested and charged with OUI-Refusal, Eluding, Passing a Roadblock, Reckless Conduct, and Criminal Speed. York PD also assisted with the chase.

On 07/18/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Calixte Fleury (37) of Malden, MA on the ME Turnpike southbound in Saco.  His license was found to be Suspended.  He was summonsed for Operating after Suspension and his vehicle was towed away. 

On 07/18/2021, Cpl. Cropper stopped a vehicle northbound in Kennebunk for speeding. The operator, Christopher S. Boucher Jr. (26) of Biddeford was suspended and on conditions of release. Boucher was summonsed for speed, OAS, and VCR.

Troop E Weekly Report

On July 6, 2021, Tr. Gould and K9 Keet responded to Hampden for a free air sniff on a vehicle stopped by Hampden PD.  Keet provided a positive alert on an open driver window.  A hand search of the vehicle was conducted, and nothing was found.  Keet was deployed for an interior sniff and gave a positive alert on the underside of the driver seat.  The vehicle was searched again, and 2 grams of Methamphetamine was located hidden in the seat.  Keith Chase (64) of Stockton Springs was summonsed for Violation of Conditions of Release (VCR) and Possession of Scheduled Drugs. 

On July 10, 2021, Members of section one, Tr. Peterson and PCSO Deputies executed a search warrant in Carmel.  Information was received that Michael Drake (30) was staying as this residence with his girlfriend.  Drake had two active warrants and had been on the run for a year. Tr. Foley completed a search warrant of the property looking for Drake.  Drake was located in a connex trailer on the property by the K9 team.  Tr. Bean removed Drake from the trailer, where he was arrested and taken to PCJ.

On July 6, 2021, Tr. Gould was traveling southbound on I-95 near Etna and was passed by a vehicle traveling 114 mph in a posted 70 mph zone.  Identified as the operator was 16-year-old juvenile of Newport.  After notifying the juvenile’s father, he was summonsed for Criminal Speed.

On July 6, 2021, Tr. Creamer was called out to a family fight at the Hudson Rd. in Hudson. The caller advised that his girlfriend Cassidy Wintermute had assaulted him.  As a result of the investigation it was f Cassidy was arrested for DV Assault and taken to Penobscot County Jail. Tr. Adam Gould assisted.

On July 7, 2021, Tr. Bragan was on routine patrol when he observed a car pulled over to the side of the road on Route 15. Tr. Bragan conducted a license check on Christopher to learn that he was suspended. Tr. Bragan issued Christopher a criminal summons for operating after suspension. 

On July 8, 2021, Tr. Bragan received a complaint from Cheryl Holcomb who was calling from the hospital. Cheryl was reporting that on July fourth her debit card was stolen and used at multiple locations causing her account to overdraft. As a result of the investigation, Tr. Bragan was able to identify the suspect as Charles Michaud, 52. Tr. Bragan located Charles at his address and interviewed him about the incident. Charles was charged with two counts of felony theft, two counts of misuse of identification and two counts of violation of conditions of release. 

On July 5, 2021, Tr. Olmstead stopped a vehicle operated by Levi Clark, 30 of Old Town, on I-95 in Bangor for speeding. Bangor PD was looking to have Levi summoned for Theft class C. Tr. Olmstead served Levi with a summons on behalf of Bangor PD.

On July 9, 2021 Tr. Olmstead and Tr. Haverly-Johndro responded to the report of a vehicle operating erratically in Newburgh. Tr. Olmstead located the vehicle stopped in the parking lot of Dysart’s in Newburgh. Vehicle was operated by Albert Hubbard, 33 of Brewer. SFST was conducted and Tr. Olmstead arrested Albert for OUI, OAS, and VCR. Tr. Olmstead conducted a Drug Influence Evaluation at the Bangor Police Department where Albert was found to be impaired by CNS Stimulants and Dissociative Anesthetics. Albert was summonsed for the aforementioned offenses.

On July 4, 2021, Tr. Ramp was dispatched to a crash at the intersection of Ridge Rd. and Route 43 in Corinth.  Tr. Ramp arrived on scene and observed that the vehicle had gone off the road striking a camper, another vehicle, as well as the garage at 5 Ridge Rd.  Tr. Ramp spoke with the operator James Gerrish-Baker, 24 of Brownville.  Tr. Ramp learned that Baker was on bail for felony DV charges with conditions not to use or possess alcohol and he also had a suspended driver’s license.  James was transported for a breath test and his BAC was over the legal limit.  Tr. Ramp charged James with OUI, OAS, and Class C VCR.  James was booked at the Penobscot County Jail after being cleared by the hospital.
    
On July 10, 2021, Tr. Ramp was dispatched to 90 Water St. in Howland for a report that Dakota Leathers was there and high on meth.  Tr. Ramp spoke with the Dakota’s probation officer and she advised she would place a hold on Dakota if he was located.  Tr. Ramp located Dakota at the residence and took him into custody without incident.  Dakota was booked at the jail after being cleared by the hospital

On July 10, 2021, Tr. Plaisted was advised of a civil complaint at 179 Main Street in Corinth.  After being advised, Tr. Plaisted called the complaint; and told him he would need to respond and speak with all parties.  After responding, he spoke with the complainant and his niece; Nicole Wright, 38, of that address and determined that this was a civil issue, which he could not make a ruling on.  Tr. Plaisted advised that the parties needed to proceed to court to settle their case.  During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Nicole held a warrant for failure to appear.  Nicole was then placed under arrest for warrant and transported to PCJ.
            

Troop D Weekly Report

Troop D weekly activities for time July 5th to July 11th, 2021


On 7/8/21, Tr. Dunn came across a wrong-way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on I-295 in West Gardiner. Michael Pass (40) of Durham was arrested for OUI and VCR.

On 7/9/21, Tr. Peckham stopped Jessica Shaughnessy (34) of Sabattus for a traffic violation in Phippsburg.  Shaughnessy was charged with OAS.

On 7/9/21, Sgt. Neagle arrested Joshua Eugley (34) of Windsor on an active arrest warrant for FTA on Operating After HO issued by the Augusta Unified Court.  Eugley was bailed out from the Troop D Barracks. 

On 7/9/21, Sgt. Neagle investigated a two-vehicle crash in Windsor.  Investigation revealed that Miranda Pease (35) was one of the operators involved and was driving intoxicated with her fifteen-year-old son as a passenger in her vehicle.  Pease was arrested and transported to APD where she completed an Intoxilyzer test confirming she was above the legal limit.    

On 7/9/21, Sgt. Neagle and Troopers Dunn and Anstett responded to a single vehicle roll over crash in China.  The male operator who was later identified as Thomas Hood (24) of China, fled the scene and walked to his parent’s residence where he was met by Tr. Anstett as he emerged from the woods.  Sgt. Neagle arrested Hood for OUI w/ 1 prior, Leaving the Scene of PI Crash, and F/T Report Crash by Quickest Means.  Hood was transported to Winslow PD where he completed the intoxilyzer test confirming he was above the legal limit.  


Troop D evidence from arrest, including knives, ammo, and firearmsOn 7/9/21, Cpl. Quintero responded to a noise complaint on Roberts Shore Rd in the Town of Liberty. While investigating the source of the noise Cpl. Quintero made contact with Zebediah Maker 36 of that address and Crystal Cunningham30 also of that address.  During the course of the investigation it was learned that Cunningham was in possession of approximately 22 grams of methamphetamine along with scales and packaging material, a digital scale, a 9mm pistol, 13 knives and a machete. Cunningham was found to be on conditions of release related to one count of aggravated Trafficking of methamphetamine while armed with a shotgun as well as a separate and unrelated charge of trafficking in methamphetamine.  During the course of the investigation Zebediah Maker was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a prohibited person after a separate 9mm pistol was found in his home.  Maker was also out at the time of the offense on a Conditional release from the jail. Trooper Webber, Trooper Dunn and Trooper Anstett assisted at the scene.  


On 7/10/21, Cpl. Pelletier stopped Karin Hall-Gorman (54) on Rt.1 in Brunswick for a speeding infraction. Her license was expired in excess of 90 days, and she was summonsed for the offense.  


On 7/11/21, Following an investigation by Cpl. Quintero, Sgt. Couturier and Tr. Webber, Kevin Michaud (58) was arrested at his home in China by Cpl. Quintero.  Michaud was arrested on one count of Simple Assault Class D and summonsed for one count of Unlawful Sexual Touching.  Michaud came to the attention of Troopers following the discovery of Michaud’s online communications with a 13-year-old female. The charges arose out of a pair of incidents occurring with the 13-year-old in Waldo County earlier this year.   Michaud was booked into Waldo County Jail.  Michaud was released on bail with conditions that he have no contact with any children under the age of 18 and not to return to the Waldo County Technical Center where he had recently served as the school’s director.
 

Troop G Weekly Report 07/05/2021 - 07/11/2021

On 07/06/2021, Tr. Darcy charged Thanh Kieu (26) of South Portland with OAS as the result of a traffic stop southbound on the turnpike in Wells.

On 07/06/2021, Tr. Darcy had two separate traffic stops with drivers traveling 98 MPH on the turnpike in Wells. They were both issued VSACs for speed.  

On 07/06/2021, Sgt. Duda clocked a vehicle traveling 100 MPH northbound near mile marker 63. The vehicle was stopped in the Gray service plaza and the male operator, Samuel Robinson (41) of Lewiston, first provided a false name. After determining his correct identity, it was found that Robinson had an active warrant for a probation violation and a suspended driver’s license. Robinson was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland County Jail where he was charged accordingly.

On 07/08/2021, Tr. MacKinnon stopped a vehicle in York for operating 87 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone and the driver was watching a movie on his phone. The driver, William Rando (52) of Bangor, had conditions of release to not be with his female passenger. Rando was arrested for VCR and transported to the York County Jail.

On 07/09/2021, Troop G covered numerous crashes due to heavy rain in a short period of time.

On 07/10/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Garane Saban (26) of Lewiston on the ME Turnpike southbound in Gray.  His ME license was found to be suspended.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension and Possession of a Suspended License.  A licensed passenger drove the vehicle away.

On 07/11/2021, Tr. Keim stopped Ryan Hughes (33) of Augusta in Sabattus for traveling 113 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone. He was summonsed accordingly.

Troop G Weekly Report 06/28/2021 - 07/04/2021

On 06/28/2021, Tr. Vanadestine received a call of a horse walking on the turnpike at MM 86.  The horse was holding up traffic as it was crossing lanes.  It took several hours to secure the horse onto a trailer and locate the owner.  Sgt. Duda assisted and used a K9 leash to secure the horse.  The trailer belonged to a turnpike maintenance employee.  Horse was returned to owner without incident several hours later.

On 06/29/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped a female driver from South Portland on the ME Turnpike southbound in Scarborough.  Her registration was found to have expired in April 2020 and was listed as Inactive.  She was not charged with a crime but the vehicle was towed.

On 06/30/2021, Tr. Darcy charged Thomas Krupa (25) of Brewer with OAS as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Wells.

On 07/01/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped a male driver from Windham on the ME Turnpike northbound in Kennebunk.  His registration was found to be Suspended for Tolls.  He was not charged and will be following up with the MTA rectify the problem.  The vehicle was towed.

On 07/02/2021, Cpl. Cropper stopped a vehicle speeding southbound in Scarborough. Jacob D. Durgin (32) of Strafford, NH was summonsed for operating without a license and VCR.

Cpl. Cropper stopped a vehicle northbound in Saco for speeding while working a distracted driver detail. Kara Cabana (29) of Sanford was summonsed for OAS.

Cpl. Cropper stopped a vehicle for speeding in a temporary construction zone at Exit 25 northbound in Kennebunk. Daryl K. Hill (66) of Valparaiso, IN was summonsed for operating without a license.

Troop G Weekly Report 06/21/2021 - 06/27/2021

On 06/22/2021, Tr. Darcy charged Robert Adams (46) of Westbrook with Operating after Revocation as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Wells.

On 06/23/2021, Tr. Loder arrested Brian W. Zeiner (49) of Rangeley for OUI-Liquor. Zeiner submitted to a breath test at Biddeford PD and the results show he was over the legal limit.

On 06/23/2021, Tr. Loder stopped a black Jeep with a Tennessee registration for speeding and cited the operator, Bruce Lee McKenzie (32) of Portland, for traveling 90 MPH in a 70 MPH zone.  McKenzie was also charged with Operating without a Valid License after BMV checks confirmed he has never had a driver’s license.

On 06/25/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Christopher Seidel (35) of York on I-95 NB in Ogunquit.  His license was found to be suspended (5 active suspensions).  He was summonsed for Operating after Suspension and Possession of a Suspended License.  His vehicle was towed.

On 06/25/2021, at approximately 1730 hours, Sgt. Duda conducted a traffic stop northbound near mile marker 48. It was determined that the operator, Joshua Frey (46) of Gray, had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Frey was subsequently arrested for operating under the influence and transported to the Westbrook Police Department for a breath test. Frey blew over the legal limit. He was charged with operating under the influence.

On 06/27/2021, Tr. Darcy assisted Kennebunk PD and Wells PD in searching for a subject who fled from Wells PD and then fled on foot in Kennebunk after spikes were deployed. The subject was not located during the initial search but was later arrested at Cumberland Farms in Kennebunk.

On 06/27/2021, at approximately 0350 hours, Tr. LiBritz received a report of a wrong way driver in Cumberland. There were numerous calls of a vehicle operating southbound in the northbound lane from mile 58.  Tr. LiBritz was able to make contact with the vehicle at mile 45 southbound. With her lights activated and using her spotlight and horn she was able gain the driver’s attention, and the operator pulled over in the construction area in the center median at mile 45.  Tr. LiBritz scaled the two construction barriers and made contact with the female on the other side of the highway. Upon further investigation it was determined the female operator, Megan Buotte (35), was operating under the influence. Buotte was arrested and summonsed for operating under the influence and operating the wrong way on a divided highway. Sgt. Duda, Tr. Darcy, and Tr. Davis assisted, as well as Scarborough Police Department.

On 06/27/2021, Sgt. Porter stopped a pedestrian walking between the mainline and exit 44 SB on ramp. The male stated he was trying to get back to NC. There had been complaints earlier in the day about a pedestrian crossing the Pike at exit 48. The male was given a criminal trespass warning to the Turnpike. SPPD arrived to assist and offered to give him a ride off the Pike to exit 42.

Troop G Weekly Report 06/14/2021 - 06/20/2021

On 06/13/2021, Sgt. Pappas and Cpl. Cloutier arrested Jillian Tully for OUI.  She blew over the legal limit.

On 06/14/2021, Tr. Darcy charged Cheryl Simon (45) of Mars Hill with Operating after Suspension as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Kennebunk.

On 06/17/2021, Augusta RCC had several complaints about a box truck traveling on I-95 SB from MM 70.  SFM Gardner attempted to stop the vehicle but it continued until MM 53 where the box truck finally pulled over. Cpl. Cloutier arrived on scene and it was determined the operator/owner, Harry Hicks of TX, was in possession of alcohol and marijuana in violation of Commercial MV regulations. Tr. Rob Flynn of CMV responded and issued Hicks a summons for the misdemeanor offense of Possessing Drugs while On-Duty Operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle. A PBT was conducted which showed .00% BAC.  Tr. Flynn placed Hicks out of service for at least 24 hours. Copp Motors towed the box truck. Tr. Loder, Sgt. Porter, Sgt. Bergquist, and Lt. Baker also assisted on the stop.

On 06/19/2021, Sgt. Wilkinson and Tr. Loder responded to MM 24 northbound on the Turnpike where several complaints were taken that a male was assaulting a female. Once on scene and after further investigation, the male was arrested for DV Assault by Tr. Loder and the female was transported to Southern Maine Health Care for further evaluation. Sgt. Shaw from Wells PD also assisted on scene.

On 06/19/2021, Cpl. Cote arrested Michael McMahon (27) of Mexico, ME, off of the Weymouth Road in Gray.  He had been stopped on the ME Turnpike northbound in Gray and fled on foot into the nearby woods.  He had an active warrant out of York County for Violation of Bail on a Robbery charge, his license was suspended, he had two active Conditions of Bail, and was on Probation.  Several agencies were involved, including Troopers from Troops G, B, D, and the Traffic Division (drone); the Maine Warden Service; and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.  McMahon surrendered to a Warden Unit after he had been spotted.  He was taken to the Cumberland County Jail and charged with multiple crimes. 

On 06/19/2021, Cpl. Physic was called to MM 2 to assist Portsmouth Police Department who had chased a vehicle into Maine.  Cpl. Physic ended up arresting Noah Crawford for OUI after he took an intoxilyzer test and blew over the legal limit.  Portsmouth PD will have additional charges for Noah.

On 06/19/2021, Cpl. Physic pulled over a vehicle for erratic operation at MM 25. Cpl. Physic ultimately put the driver, Kathleen McDonnell from New Hampshire, through SFSTs.  Cpl. Physic arrested Kathleen for OUI who later refused to take the intoxilyzer test.  At the time of the traffic stop, Kathleen had her two kids in the vehicle with her.  Kathleen was charged with OUI and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

On 06/19/2021, Cpl. Physic summonsed Abdulrahim Albasha for Operating without a License.

On 06/20/2021, Sgt. Duda stopped Appolinair Karara (59) of Lewiston after receiving a traffic complaint on him. He was summonsed for operating after suspension.

On 06/20/2021, Sgt. Duda stopped Jeffrey Osayande (21) of Massachusetts for speeding 100 MPH southbound in Kennebunk. He was summonsed for speed.

On 06/20/2021, at approximately 0545 hours, Sgt. Duda was monitoring northbound traffic near mile marker 32 in Biddeford. A white Nissan sedan bearing Massachusetts registration passed by at 97 MPH. As Sgt. Duda pulled out of the crossover, the vehicle sped up to 107 MPH and was operating erratically. When Sgt. Duda caught up with the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to stop. Sgt. Duda activated his lights and siren and the vehicle continued at speeds around 100 MPH for approximately 1.5 miles before it came to a slow stop near mile marker 36 northbound. The female operator, Hailey Arrigal (26) of Quincy, Massachusetts was placed under arrest. It was also determined that Arrigal was intoxicated. She was transported to the Saco Police Department for a breath test, which she refused to take. She was charged with operating under the influence and eluding an officer.

On 06/20/2021, Tr. Kristy LiBritz assisted with the Cop on Top event in Bridgton where the proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.

Troop G Weekly Report 06/07/2021 - 06/13/2021

On 06/09/2021, at approximately 1800 hours, Troopers Worcester and MacKinnon located Jeffrey Lavery (34) of NH breaking into a vehicle repair business and a truck on Litchfield Road in Wells.  Lavery was the suspect in the theft of a car from a residence in Old Orchard Beach.  Lavery fled the scene on the Maine Turnpike when he got a flat tire in the stolen car close to the Littlefield Road overpass.  Wells PD is handling the criminal mischief and OOB PD is handling the vehicle theft and robbery investigations.  Lavery was turned over to Wells PD after being summonsed for Driving to Endanger as a result of complaints from a Turnpike employee and several motorists.

On 06/10/2021, Cpl. Physic pulled over a vehicle for speeding and erratic operation.  Cpl. Physic made contact with the driver, Erik Lund.  Lund admitted he had been drinking and Cpl. Physic put him through SFSTs.  Lund took an intoxilyzer test in which he blew over the legal limit.  Lund was charged with OUI and VCR.

On 06/11/2021, Cpl. Physic assisted Troop A with their chase.

On 06/11/2021, Tr. Darcy charged Travis Mickelonis (44) of NH with Operating without a License as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Saco. 

On 06/12/2021, Cpl. Physic received a call that a driver had hit a curb at the Exit 48 tolls and was now stationary.  Cpl. Physic and Sgt. Duda made contact with the subject, Samuel Yendego.  Cpl. Physic conducted an OUI investigation and ultimately arrested Yendego for OUI.  Yendego took an intoxilyzer test and blew over the legal limit.  Yendego was charged with OUI.

On 06/13/2021, Sgt. Duda came across a verbal dispute near the Saco toll between an intoxicated male and a female. No assaults had taken place; however, the male was reported to have a prior brain injury and had been consuming large quantities of alcohol. He was ultimately transported to SMCC for an evaluation.

On 06/13/2021, Sgt. Duda and Tr. Darcy were standing outside their vehicles clearing a prior call on the Saco spur. A vehicle traveling westbound came through the toll plaza at a high rate of speed and nearly lost control trying to brake and navigate through a toll stall. Sgt. Duda stopped the vehicle as it was entering I-95 northbound and subsequently arrested the female operator, Julie Drouin (35), for operating under the influence. Drouin was taken to Saco PD for a breath test where she blew over the legal limit.

Troop E Weekly Report

On June 11, 2021, Tr. Gould responded to an assault complaint in Enfield.  Witnesses called to report there was a vehicle on the side of the road, and they had witnessed a male assaulting a female. As a result of the investigation, David Adams of Howland was arrested and transported to PCJ.  He was charged with DV Aggravated Assault, class B.

On June 12, 2021, Tr. Gould was called to conduct a track for Dover PD.  Suspect Paul Shea, (30) of Dover-Foxcroft, had fled from a traffic stop.  He was suspended and on bail conditions. The K9 gave a positive indication at the door of the vehicle and Tpr. Gould conducted a search of the vehicle revealed a plastic container containing white powder and is suspected to be a narcotic.  
K9 Keet then tracked into the woods but was unable to locate Shea.

On June 6, 2021, Tr. Creamer was dispatched by the Bangor RCC to a report of theft of a catalytic converter at  Fitz Rd. in Kenduskeag. The property owner called and reported that someone had gone on to the property and taken a catalytic converter off a vehicle on the property that did not run. Investigation continues  

On June 7, 2021, Tr. Creamer was dispatched to a family fight at 1473 Pushaw Rd. Apt. 2 in Glenburn.  Through the investigation is was determined that Roxanne Rochon 35yo had assaulted her live-in boyfriend. Roxanne was placed under arrest and taken to Penobscot County Jail. She was charged with DV Assault.  Sgt. Alden Bustard assisted. 

On June 12,2021, Tr. Creamer was dispatched to an ongoing neighborhood dispute at 32 Center St. in Kenduskeag.  Through the investigation it was found that Jerry Conary, 27yro Kenduskeag, had criminally threatened a woman in front of the Trooper.  Furthermore, Conary had smashed the window in the front door of the woman’s apartment in an attempt to get her to fight him.  Conary was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail and charged with Criminal Threatening and Criminal Mischief. Sgt. Barry Meserve assisted.

On June 11, 2021, Tr. Creamer was dispatched to a report of a single vehicle crash that hit the concrete barrier near 185-mile marker on I-95 South. It was determined through the investigation that Anthony Monroe 39yo of Old Town was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Anthony was pronounced dead at the scene by Bangor FD. Bangor FD, PD, and Sgt. Alden Bustard assisted.

On June 7, 2021, Tr. Foley and Tr. Gould responded to 269 Bardon Hill Road in Etna regarding a possible family fight. Tr. Foley interviewed JUSTIN SAWYER (40) and ASHLEY MARTIN (37). The investigation revealed that while a domestic violence incident did not occur, SAWYER and MARTIN both had warrants out for their arrest. SAWYER and MARTIN were arrested and transported to PCJ without incident. 

On June 12, 2021, Sgt. Turcotte arrested Adam Michelle, 27, of Hartland for OUI after stopping him on I-95 in Hampden.  Several traffic complaints were called in before Sgt. Turcotte clocked him at 89 MPH in a 55 MPH construction zone.  Michelle’s BrAC was over the legal limit.

On June 6, 2021, Sgt. Turcotte administered a DRE on Gregory Randall after he was arrested by Tr. Bragan for OUI.  Randall was under the influence of narcotic analgesics.  

On June 13, 2021, Cpl. Coover arrested Bryce Martin, 26, of Edinburg for OUI after Martin was involved in a crash on Rt. 16 in Ornveille.  Martin’s Brac was over the legal limit.

On June 12, 2021, Cpl. Coover stopped and Randall King, 35, of Greenbush for speeding 87/ 55 construction zone.  King was issued a summons.

On June 8, 2021, Tr. Dube conducted a traffic stop for a motor vehicle defect on Rt. 202 in Newburgh on a gray Jeep Cherokee.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as Matthew Laskey, 41 YOA.  A license check showed that Laskey was under suspension and issued a summons for OAS.  

On June 8, 2021, Tr. Dube and Tr. Beaudoin were dispatched to 53 Water St. in Howland for a report of a family fight.  As a result of the investigation, Ralph Nason, 60, of Howland.  was taken into custody and transported to PCJ.  Ralph was booked for Agg. DV Assault.  

On June 9, 2021, Tr. Dube and Cpl. Coover responded to 29 Shorey Rd. in Burlington for a 911 abandoned call, which appeared to be a family fight.  As a result of the investigation, Troopers learned that Lisa Pond, 55, of Burlington, drove her vehicle into a shed occupied by another resident while she had her grandson in the vehicle, then assaulted the man.  Pond was arrested that transported to PCJ.  Lisa was booked for DV assault, Reckless Conduct and Driving to Endanger.  The case was also referred to DHHS for the involvement of the child.  

On June 7, 2021, Tr. Dube and K9 Odin responded to Rt. 2 in Greenbush at the request of D/S Knappe for a traffic stop.  K9 Odin was deployed on the vehicle for a sniff and alerted to the odor of illegal drugs.  The vehicle was searched a gram of crystal methamphetamine, as well as a large amount of drug paraphernalia were located.  

On June 6, 2021, Tr. Bragan was dispatched to a report of a crash on Main Road in Bradford. Tr. Bragan arrived on scene and located the vehicle in a field at 1077 Main Road. Tr. Bragan observed that the vehicle exited the roadway, ran through a wooden fence, and came to rest after striking a tree. Tr. Bragan identified the driver as Gregory Randall. Tr. Bragan observed indications that Randall was on drugs and conducted field sobriety and determined him to be under the influence. Tr. Bragan placed Randall under arrest and a later search of his personal belongings located a baggy of heroin. Gregory was charged with operating under the influence and unlawful possession of scheduled W drug. 

On June 7, 2021, Tr. Bragan was dispatched to a trailer truck roll over crash at mile 169 Northbound on I-95. Tr. Bragan arrived on scene as rescue was assisting the passenger out of the truck. The crash was caused by the operator falling asleep at the wheel. The trailer truck exited the roadway, struck ledge, rolled over and came to rest on its side. The passenger of the truck suffered a head injury and was transported to EMMC with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was also transported to EMMC due to a shoulder injury. 

On April 28, 2021, Tr. Bragan was dispatched to a report of an erratic driver which had entered onto the interstate from Alton. Tr. Bragan located the vehicle as it was exiting onto Hogan Road in Bangor. Tr. Bragan witnessed erratic operation and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Tr. Bragan identified the driver as Kathleen Mushero. Kathleen was summonsed for operating after suspension and violation of conditions of release. 

On June 8, 2021, Tr. Bragan was dispatched to 3108 Broadway to conduct a welfare check on Brandy Laws.  Brandy had bail with conditions not to use or possess alcohol. Brandy was placed under arrest for violating his bail and transported to the Penobscot County Jail.  

On June 12, 2021, Tr. Bragan was dispatched to a family fight at 11 Pleasant Road. It was reported that Jayde Walsh, 19, was actively assaulting her mother. As a result of the investigation, Jayde was placed under arrest for domestic violence assault. 

On June 9, 2021, Sgt. Meserve and Tr. Olmstead responded to Interstate 95 near the 186 northbound exit for the report of a pedestrian walking along the roadway. Upon arrival, Tr. Olmstead contacted Darrick Powers, 31, of Old Town. Darrick had an active arrest warrant for Failure to Appear on an OAS charge. Darrick was placed under arrest and transported to the Penobscot County Jail. 

On June 3, 2021, At approximately 2036 hours, Tr. Plaisted was called to 4599 Bennoch Road in Alton for the report of a family fight.  Dispatch informed the Trooper that a female victim said she was assaulted by Randy Webber, 42, of Alton. Upon arrival, Tr. Plaisted learned that Randy had fled the scene.  Randy later. As a result of the investigation, he was placed under arrest.  Randy was transported to PCJ and charged with DV Assault, Class C, due to previous convictions.  Bail was denied.

On June 3, 2021, At approximately 2113 hours, Tr. Plaisted was advised of a bail violation complaint at 68 Smith Road in the Town of Hudson.  A resident called Dispatch reporting that Dominic Stagno, 18, of Bradford had arrived at hand made contact with a female at that residence in violation of his bail.  As a result of the investigation, Stagno was placed under arrest and transported to PCJ and booked.  Bail was denied. 

On June 8, 2021, Tr. Ramp was dispatched to 14 Water St. in Howland for a family fight.  Two separate callers reporting seeing a male assaulting a female in the driveway of the residence.  Tr. Ramp arrived on scene and spoke with David Henrich, 49 of Howland, and a female residence.  As a result of the investigation Tr. Ramp arrested David and charged him with DV Assault.   

On June 9, 2021, Tr. Ramp was dispatched to a report of a missing 5-year-old from a residence.  The caller stated she had not been able to find her son for approx. 45 minutes.  While Tr. Ramp was on his way to the call the mother her child hiding under a large stuffed animal in the residence.  Tr. Ramp arrived on scene and ensured that they were all set. 

On June 10, 2021, Linda Hazelton, 62 of Howland, was traveling south in the right lane near mile marker 205 on I95. Linda lost control of her car after her rear driver’s side tire blew. Linda veered left and struck Rebecca Norsworthy’s, 40 of Presque Isle, vehicle. Rebecca was traveling south in the left lane. She lost control of her vehicle and drove off the left shoulder. Rebecca drove approximately 100 feet into the wooded median. Linda’s vehicle drove off the left shoulder approximately 100 feet into the wooded median, as well. Linda’s vehicle rolled over and came to rest on the driver’s side. Both vehicles ended up being approximately 50 feet apart. Linda had to be extricated. Rebecca’s mother, Deborah Raymond, 60 of Presque Isle, was a passenger in Rebecca’s car. All three women were transported to NLH EMMC for complaints of neck and back pain. 

On June 10, 2021, Troopers responded to route 143 in Etna for a vehicle off the roadway into a tree.  Upon arrival, Troopers contacted a male and female subject on scene.  Indicators of impairment for both subjects were observed.  A blood draw was sent to the lab for testing. The investigation continues.
 

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