Troop A

Adam Schmidt Promoted to Sergeant

Adam Schmidt PromotionRecently, Cpl. Adam Schmidt was promoted to Sergeant in Troop A at the City Hall in Alfred. Schmidt is a 9-year-veteran of the Maine State Police, who has spent his career in Troop A as a Trooper and was promoted to Corporal in 2019. He is a K9 handler with K9 Ibo and assistant K9 trainer, Field Training Officer, a member of the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement Team, and most recently has served as acting capacity sergeant in Troop A. 
 
Schmidt has received numerous awards including from the New England Narcotics Officers Association, and numerous State Police awards, including the K9 team of the year in 2016, multiple nominations for Trooper of the Year and was the Maine State Police Trooper of the Year in 2018.

OUI Arrest

Sanford woman involved in Alfred Crash charged with OUI and multiple felonies

On Feb. 28, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., Troopers from Troop A responded to the report of a multi-vehicle crash on Route 111 in Alfred with reported injuries. 

After arriving on scene, it was determined a Toyota Tacoma, operated by Cynthia Meka, 59, of Sanford, had failed to yield to oncoming traffic and pulled onto Route 111 from a side street in front of another vehicle causing the serious crash. The occupants of the second vehicle sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries while Meka was uninjured and were transported to an area hospital. While Troopers were interacting with Meka, they noted signs of intoxication. Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were administered to Meka, and she was subsequently placed under arrest for Operating Under the Influence. She was transported to the York County Jail where she refused to provide a breath sample as required by Maine law. Meka was charged with OUI-Refusal (Class D) and Reckless Conduct with a Dangerous Weapon (Class C Felony). She will also be indicted on the charge of OUI-Serious Bodily Injury (Class C Felony). The State Police remains committed to providing the highest standard of service to the citizens we serve in our pursuit of excellence.

Lebanon Theft ID: UPDATE Subject IDed

Missing Hollis Teen UPDATE: Located Safely

Maine State Police say the missing teen from Hollis was located safely by family members in Deer Pond and his back home. We have removed the post for privacy purposes.

UPDATED 12-15-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maverick Cavallaro

Dayton Man Facing Multiple Charges

A Dayton man is facing 8 charges after being arrested.

On Nov. 6, 2020, Maine State Police Troopers in Troop A were dispatched to an address in Dayton for a report that Rock Varnum, 50, of Dayton, had assaulted his partner, threatened to kill her, burn down the house, and also attacked another female at the scene with a knife leaving her with injuries. Varnum initially fled the area on an ATV prior to Troopers' arrival. While State Police were investigating the incident Varnum returned on his ATV, highly intoxicated. Varnum was uncooperative with Troopers and was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Varnum was then transported to the hospital. While being transported by Rescue personnel he continued to threaten them with physical harm. 

After Varnum was released from the hospital he was transported to the York County Jail where he was charged with the following offenses: Aggravated Assault (Class B); Domestic Violence Assault (Class D); Two Counts of Criminal Terrorizing (Class D); Domestic Violence Terrorizing (Class D); Operating under the influence of Alcohol(refusal to submit to test) (Class D); Refusing to submit to arrest or detention (Class D); and Disorderly Conduct (Class E).
 

Missing Lebanon Woman UPDATE: Millette located safely

Tammy MilletteUPDATE: Ms. Millette was located safely earlier this evening. Thank you for your assistance.

Maine State Police Troop A is asking for assistance in locating Tammy Millette, a Lebanon resident. Millette was last seen on Route 5 in the Town of Fryeburg at the intersection of Lovell Rd and Cornshop Rd at approximately 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Millette was last seen walking northbound away from her vehicle wearing a black and grey Nirvana T shirt, leggings, and was barefoot. Millette left her cell phone with her vehicle. Millette is described as 5’6 and 175lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes.  If you have any information about Tammy’s last known whereabouts, please contact Maine State Police at 207-624-7076 x9, and ask for Trooper DuBois. 

Lyman Fatal

Lyman CrashA Hiram man was killed in a crash in Lyman in the evening of Oct. 22. 

On Oct. 22, 2020, 11:45 p.m., Maine State Troopers from Troop A responded to a single vehicle into a tree in the area of 156 Clarks Woods Road in the town of Lyman. The driver, Aaron Mitchell, 36, of Hiram, was transported to Maine Medical Center with serious injuries and later died. Troopers believe his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a tree head on.  Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors. Mr. Mitchell was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. We extend condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Mitchell.


 

Maine Turnpike Fatal Accident

A Massachusetts man died in a crash on the Maine Turnpike earlier today.
 
On Aug. 30, 2020, Maine State Police were called to a fatal crash at Mile Marker 18 on the Maine Turnpike (Between York and Wells, Maine). As a result of the investigation, Troopers learned that Eric Fishman, 62, of Danvers, Mass. had driven off the road at Mile Marker 18 southbound. His vehicle collided with the supports of a turnpike sign. Speed and weather are considered to be factors in the crash. Fishman was the only occupant in the crash.
 

Lebanon Fatal Crash

Maine State Police responded to a the report of a single-vehicle rollover crash on the North Rochester Road in Lebanon at approximately 9:40 a.m. on Aug. 19, 2020. During the response, Troopers learned that rescue was performing CPR on the patient. The male driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead shortly after Troopers arrived on scene. The identity of the man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Police believe he failed to negotiate a curve, and the vehicle went off the road, striking a stone wall and causing the vehicle to overturn.

Hollis Man Arrested for Violating His Probation.

McGahey Booking Photo
Alan McGahey, 36, of Hollis

A Hollis man is facing charges after police found him violating his conditions of release during a welfare check.

On July 1, 2020, at approximately 10 p.m., Troopers from Troop A responded to a house in Hollis for a welfare check of individuals at the residence. When the Trooper’s arrived at the residence, they observed Alan McGahey, 36, of Hollis, in the backyard holding a beer in his hand.

The Troopers were familiar with McGahey from a previous encounter, and knew he was on Probation for Reckless Violation of a Protection From Abuse Order (Class C Felony) and Domestic Violence Assault (Class D). Part of Alan’s probation conditions included not to use or possess alcohol, and that he was subject to search and testing for alcohol. McGahey fled and attempted to hide the beer he had been holding, and then was subsequently taken into custody.

McGahey's Probation Officer was contacted, and a probation hold was placed on Alan. He is currently being held without bail, pending a court appearance next week.

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