Aroostook County

Nashville Plantation Crash

A 20-year-old driver escaped serious injury after a crash over the weekend.

At approximately 3 p.m., on April 18, 2021, State Police in Troop F received a report of a rollover crash on Route 11 in Nashville Plantation (just north of Ashland).  Trooper Ted Martin responded to the crash as did Ashland Police Department, Fire Department, and Ambulance Service.  Trooper Martin’s investigation revealed that 20-year-old Lindsey Brown of Eddington had been traveling north in a 2010 Chevrolet Aveo when she attempted to pass another vehicle.  As she was in the process of passing the vehicle, Brown lost control of the vehicle she was driving, it rolled over, and came to rest on its roof in the roadway.  Ms. Brown was able to exit the vehicle on her own and was treated at the scene for minor injuries.  

One lane of Route 11 was closed for a short period of time until the wreckage could be removed from the roadway.  

Speed and inexperience were contributing factors in the crash.  As a result of the investigation, Brown was charged with Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
 

Two Men Arrested for Theft in Sherman

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Chris McNally, 36, of Sherman

Two Sherman men are facing felony theft charges after stealing a catalytic converter from another resident.

On March 26, 2020, at approximately 7:38 a.m., State Police received a report of theft in Sherman.  The victim discovered a catalytic converter had been cut off his vehicle.  Tr. Tim Saucer responded, and his investigation led him to a residence on North Street in Sherman belonging to 36-year-old Chris McNally. 

The residence was secured with the assistance of Maine Game Wardens and Maine Forest Rangers while a warrant could be drafted.  As Troopers, Wardens and Rangers secured the perimeter of the property fresh footwear impressions were

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Larry Morgan, 42, of Sherman

found leaving from the rear of the residence.  A State Police K-9 team tracked the suspects to a point where they were believed to have been picked up on a nearby roadway.  McNally, who was on probation for possession of schedule drugs, eventually turned himself in to State Police back at his residence. He was arrested on a probation hold and charged with felony theft.  

42-year-old Larry Morgan, also of Sherman, was arrested at a nearby residence a short time later.  Morgan had a warrant from Penobscot County for possession of schedule drugs and was charged with felony theft.

Both McNally and Morgan were transported to the Aroostook County Jail.  

State Police have recently seen a rise in property crimes to include burglaries and thefts this week on the Mahaney Rd in Easton and Waddell Rd in Castle Hill.  Anyone with information on any of these crimes or witnessing suspicious activity is encouraged to call the State Police in Houlton at 207-532-5400. 
 

Tractor Trailer Rollover in Smyrna

Slippery conditions contributed to a tractor trailer rollover in Smyrna.

On March 23, 2020, at approximately 10:39 p.m., State Police were called to a tractor trailer off the road on Interstate 95 in Smyrna. Tpr. Tim Saucier responded to investigate the crash. He determined that the driver, Biniam Tewelde, 41, of Dallas, Texas, was travelling southbound hauling a load of potatoes when he lost control on the slippery roadway and went off into the median, rolling the tractor and trailer onto its side.
Tewelde was not injured, but the unit suffered disabling damage.

On March 24, 2020, The potatoes were unloaded by hand and the unit was removed from the roadway.
 

Multiple Crashes on Route 161

State Police are currently investigating multiple crashes on Route 161 in Cross Lake one of which is a five vehicle crash with injuries. Route 161 will be closed due to white out conditions in Cross Lake until further notice and motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if at all possible. Visibility due to high winds is making driving conditions poor in other areas of Aroostook County as well.

Littleton Crash

Littleton CrashMorgan Fields, 34, of West Bath, was traveling southbound on US Route 1 in Littleton when she reached for something inside her vehicle causing her to cross the center line and go into the northbound lane in front of a northbound tractor trailer unit driven by Charles Michaud, 58, of Caribou. Michaud swerved to avoid a head on collision. Fields struck the back side of Michaud’s trailer and spun coming to rest in a snowbank on the northbound side. There were no injuries. 

Field’s vehicle had disabling damage to the front passenger side corner and was towed from the scene by York’s of Houlton.

Michaud’s tractor trailer unit, owned by Carmichael Transport INC of Bangor, sustained disabling damage to the trailer and was removed from the scene by Westerdahl’s. Michaud was hauling US Mail.

Field’s was cited for Failure to Maintain Control of a Motor Vehicle.
 

Woodland Crash

WoodlandOn Jan. 27 around 10:14 a.m., Maine State Troopers responded to a crash in Woodland. 

Ashley Brydon, 32, of Woodland, was traveling North On Route 161 in Woodland with her 1-year-old son.  Brydon’s vehicle drove into slush in the middle of the road and it caused her to lose control.  Brydon’s vehicle crashed into a snowbank off of the southbound lane.  The vehicle drove in the snow for approximately 10 feet when it hit a frozen section of the snowbank.  When it hit the frozen section of the snow bank, the vehicle rolled over on to the vehicle’s passenger side.  Brydon and her son were able to exit the vehicle with the help of First Responders.

Caribou Fire and Ambulance were called to the scene and transported Brydon and her son to Cary Medical Center.  Brydon and her son were examined and released with minor injuries.

Maine Game Warden Ryan Fitzpatrick assisted at the scene.  The vehicle was towed from the scene by Bealieu’s Garage.
 

Ice Crashes Through Windshield on Interstate

Ice DamageA driver was cited after a chunk of ice flew off their vehicle and through the windshield of a car that was attempting to pass it on Interstate 95.

On Nov. 16, 2019, Kristin Harmon was driving south on Interstate 95, Houlton.  She moved into the left lane to pass a slower moving vehicle driven by Rose Rodriguez.  As Kristin was passing, a large chunk of ice came off the top of Rose’s vehicle and went through Kristin’s windshield.  Kristin was able to flag down Rose and both pulled to the right side of the Interstate.

Rose was issued a traffic summons for unsecure load on her vehicle.  Kristin’s vehicle was towed from the Interstate by York’s of Houlton Towing.  No one was injured during this incident.

Ice Web 2The State Police would like to remind all motorists to clear all snow/ice from their vehicles before driving on the public way.
 

Eagle Lake Burglary

Web 3Maine State Police in Troop F are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals who burglarized a business in Eagle Lake. 

Around 5:30 pm on Wednesday November 15th, two individuals burglarized the Eagle Lake Marijuana Caregiver Facility. A large amount of cash and electronics were stolen. 

If you have any information on this incident or can identify the suspects in the security camera photos, please contact Trooper Matt Curtin at 207-532-5400.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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