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Maine State Police Seek Public Assistance Locating Felon

Shain
Shain Johnson

The Maine State Police is requesting the public's assistance in locating a wanted felon, Shain Johnson, who recently stole a vehicle and is wanted on multiple bail violations.

Johnson is known to stay on both Lisbon Street in Lewiston and Jackson Street in Sanford. He is currently wanted on seven (7) active sets of bail conditions for crimes including multiple felony thefts, multiple burglaries, illegal possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and violating conditions of release. Johnson was alleged to be involved in numerous burglaries over the last few months.

Johnson is currently wanted for another felony burglary that he committed recently. While he was being sought for this warrant, Wells Police Department took a complaint yesterday where Johnson allegedly stole a vehicle. The stolen vehicle is a red 2000 Toyota Celica with aftermarket rims and a Maine registration of 7066XF.

Johnson is known to carry firearms, and should not be approached by the public. If anybody knows the whereabouts of Shain Johnson or the stolen vehicle, you are urged to contact the Maine State Police, your local Sheriff’s Office, or your local Police Department.

 

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Fake Lease Leads to Charges

Belanger
Christine Belanger, 29, of Acton

Subject arrested after producing fake lease agreement for Lebanon home.

On May 6, 2020, at approximately 12 noon, State Police out of Troop A responded to a possible burglary in progress at a residence on the Jim Grant Road in Lebanon.

When Troopers arrived on scene they found a female in the home that was identified as Christine Belanger, 29, of Acton. Belanger produced a lease agreement stating she was legally renting the residence from the owner.

Contact was made with the homeowner who resides in a different city. The owner stated she had never heard of Belanger and did not sign a lease agreement with her. It was determined the lease agreement was fraudulent.

Belanger was arrested for Criminal Trespass and transported to the York County Jail where bail was set at $100.

Lebanon Resident Arrested for Third Time in Two Months for Drug-Related Crimes

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Tianna Fermino, 21, of Lebanon

A Lebanon resident is facing charges for the third time in two months after being arrested on drug-related offense.

On May 4, 2020 Troopers in Troop A conducted a warrant check on Tianna Fermino, 21, of Lebanon, as she had an outstanding warrant from New Hampshire with New England Extradition for Violating her probation in reference to a drug offense.

Fermino was located hiding in a closet and refused to exit when ordered to do so. She was not cooperative, subsequently removed and placed in custody. While in custody she continued to be uncooperative and it was learned that she had snorted Meth and Heroin while hiding in the closet. Shortly after, she began overdosing and lost consciousness.

Troopers administered NARCAN, she began breathing again and regained consciousness. Fermino was transported by Lebanon Rescue to Southern Maine Health Care in Sanford where after being treated was deemed fit for incarceration and transported to the York County Jail where she was charged with being a Fugitive from Justice, Refusing to Submit to Arrest or Detention Class D and Violating Conditions of Release Class E.

Fermino is currently out on two sets of bail conditions stemming from the following offenses; Unlawful Possession of Cocaine Class C, Unlawful Possession of Meth Class C, Unlawful Possession of Fentanyl Class C, Unlawful Trafficking in Schedule W Drug Class B and Violating Conditions of Release Class C. Fermino is also on probation out of New Hampshire for a drug offense.

On March 8, 2020 Fermino was arrested by State Police with Unlawful Possession of Drugs Class C and Violating Conditions of Release Class E.

On April 7, 2020 Fermino was arrested by the State Police Unlawful Trafficking in Schedule W Drug Class B and Violating Conditions of Release.

Lyman Man Arrested for Violating Bail

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Joshua Ellis, 21, of Lyman

A Lyman man is facing charges after violating his bail by reportedly breaking into a residence to assault a victim before fleeing from the scene. 

On May 2, 2020 at approximately 10:45 p.m. Troopers in Troop A received a 911 hang up call from a residence in Lyman. Upon call back information was relayed that an assault may have taken place at the residence. When Troopers arrived on scene they located a male victim that had multiple lacerations to his head. Investigation revealed that Joshua Ellis, 21, of Lyman, had forced entry into the residence, committed the assault and fled the scene in a vehicle prior to Troopers arrival. Ellis was currently out of jail on two sets of bail conditions from an incident on March 25, 2020, where he assaulted the same victim and also attempted to burn that family members home down. In addition to these bail conditions, Ellis held an active warrant for his arrest for Violating his Bail Conditions.

Ellis was ultimately located by State Police and the Kennebunk Police Department at a residence in Kennebunk. While there, Ellis barricaded himself in a bathroom with a knife and refused to exit the residence. Troopers and Officers continued to try to establish a dialogue with Ellis to get him to exit the residence peacefully. While these efforts were under way, Ellis jumped out of a bathroom window and was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

Ellis was transported to Southern Maine Healthcare in Biddeford to be evaluated and then to the York County Jail. Ellis has been charged with Aggravated Assault Class B, Burglary Class B, Violating Conditions of Release Class C, Refusing to Submit to Arrest or Detention Class D in addition to his warrant for Violating Conditions of Release. Ellis is currently being held without bail.

The State Police is committed to our relationships with all Law Enforcement and would like to thank the Biddeford Police Department and the Kennebunk Police department for their assistance in getting a violent fugitive off the streets.

Violent Crimes Task Force Arrest Gray Man on Felony Warrants

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Alexander Russell, 32, of Gray

A Gray man was arrested on multiple warrant yesterday in a joint effort by area law enforcement.

On April 29, troopers assigned to the Troop B barracks in Gray received a tip that an Alexander Russell, 32, of Gray, who had numerous arrest warrants for sexual assaults, was believed to be at a residence in Gray.

Troopers working with members of the US Marshal’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office obtained information that Russell was inside the residence. A search warrant for the residence was acquired and Russell was located hiding inside the residence. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Cumberland County Jail.

Lebanon Threatens People with Knife

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Andrew Bleyl, 33, of Lebanon.

A Lebanon man is facing charges after allegedly threatening people with a knife.

On April 21, 2020, at approximately 1 a.m., Maine State Police out of Troop A received a report of a man threatening to stab multiple people in Lebanon. It was reported that three individuals were sitting around a campfire when a man came running out of the woods with a large hunting knife, accused them of theft, and threatened to stab all of them. The man then took off running back into the woods with the knife and was reportedly pacing back and forth at the edge of the property.

Troopers, along with two Berwick Police officers, responded to the scene. Troopers and Officers quickly located the man, who was still in the woods at the edge of the callers property with the knife. The situation was successfully deescalated and the man, Andrew Bleyl, 33, of Lebanon, was taken into custody without injury.

Bleyl was transported to York County Jail where he was charged with Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon (Class C). Bail was set at $5,000.

The State Police would like to thank the Berwick Police Department for their quick response and assistance in this incident.

Sanford Woman Facing OUI Charges

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Darcey Nundy, 42, of Sanford.

A Sandford woman is facing charges after driving her vehicle off the road earlier this week.

On April 21, 2020, A Trooper from Troop A was dispatched to the report of a vehicle off the road at the intersection of Hamilton Road and South Waterboro Road in Lyman. It was reported that there was no injury to the driver of the car, but that she appeared to be intoxicated. After arriving on scene and speaking with the driver, Darcey Nundy, 42, of Sanford, the Trooper observed multiple signs of impairment. Standardized Field Sobriety Testing was administered, which Nundy failed. She was arrested for Operating Under the Influence.

It was also discovered that Nundy had three separate sets of bail conditions, one set was for Domestic Violence Assault, one was for OUI, and the last was for Violating Conditions of Release. Two of Nundy's bail conditions also prohibited the use or possession of Alcohol. She was transported to York County Jail for an Intoxilyzer test. The test showed that her breath alcohol content was over the legal limit.

Nundy was booked at the jail on the charges of OUI (Class D) and Violation of Conditions of Release (Class E). Darcey was held without bail.

New Hampshire Fugitives Found Hiding in Lebanon Home

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Samantha Smith, 32, of Rochester, NH

On March 5, 2020, at approx. 6:30 p.m., Troopers out of Troop A responded to a home on the Jim Grant Road in Lebanon in an attempt to locate a Samantha Smith, 32, of Rochester, NH. Smith held a warrant out of the Rockingham County N.H. Sheriff’s Department for Probation Revocation where the underlying conviction was for possession of cocaine. Troopers were allowed into the home and located Smith hiding in a closet in a bedroom.

During a further search of the home, Troopers located a man hiding in a closet in another room in the home. He initially provided a false name but was identified as Ryan Barbin, 36, Rochester, NH. Barbin held a warrant out of the Strafford County N.H. Sheriff’s Department for Violation of Bail Conditions and Theft.

Smith and Barbin were transported to the York County Jail where they were charged as being Fugitives from Justice. They will be extradited back to New Hampshire at a later date.

 

 

Barbin
Ryan Barbin, 36, of Rochester, NH

 

 

Biddeford resident sentenced to 6 years in prison on drug conviction.

Snyder
Jamison Snyder, 48, of Biddeford

Jamison Snyder, 48, of Biddeford, was sentenced to serve 6 years in the Maine State Prison on a conviction for Aggravated Trafficking in a Schedule Drug (fentanyl) and on a probation violation.

On Feb. 18, 2019, State Police out of Troop A and Officers from the Biddeford Police Department went to an apartment on Main St. in Biddeford to try to arrest Snyder on an outstanding warrant. Snyder attempted to flee and jumped out a second floor window. He was arrested after a brief struggle and found to be in possession of fentanyl and suspected cash proceeds.

As part of his plea agreement the cash was forfeited to the state. Snyder’s earliest release date will be February 7, 2026.

Suspect punches Trooper and escapes from cruiser in Hollis

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Sharleen Hoffman, 29, of Hollis

On Feb. 12, 2020 at approximately 1:40 a.m. , Troopers out of Troop A responded to the town of Hollis for a reported female breaking her ex-boyfriend’s truck windows with a pipe.

Upon arrival, the female identified as Sharleen Hoffman, 29, of Hollis, was no longer on scene. An on-scene investigation showed probable cause for charges of Criminal Trespass Class D and Criminal Mischief Class D. Troopers located Hoffman at her residence where she and other members of the household were highly uncooperative.

Hoffman punched her mother and one of the responding Troopers in the face while at her residence. Hoffman was taken into custody. While Troopers returned to speak with the family, Hoffman escaped the cruiser and fled the scene. She was located shortly after and taken back into custody.

Hoffman was transported to the York County Jail where she continued to be uncooperative and violent. Bail was listed at $2500 and the following charges are pending: Domestic Violence Assault Class D, Assault Class D, Criminal Trespass Class D, Criminal Mischief Class D, Refusing to Submit Class D, and Escape from Custody Class D.

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