Hancock County

Troop J Weekly Report (05/15/22-05/22/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

05-16-22

Trooper Steven Mahon responded to a theft complaint in Hancock where metal building items were reported stolen from a construction site.  Sergeant Jeff Ingemi and Trooper Josh Lander assisted.  Investigation continues.

05-18-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a speed detail on Route 1A in Dedham. During the detail, many operators were stopped for speeding 15mph or more through the active construction zone. The construction zone is clearly posted at 40mph. Citations were issued.

05-20-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a crash in Sedgwick shortly after 2200 hours where a gray 2008 Subaru Legacy, operated by Dakota Markham (18) of Sedgwick, was travelling South on the Caterpillar Hill Road and drove across the oncoming lane and off the opposite side of the roadway.  Markham was deceased at the scene.  A 15-year-old passenger was transported to a local hospital for injuries.  Speed and driver inexperience were factors in the crash.  Both occupants of the vehicle were wearing seatbelts. Sergeant Jeff Ingemi, Hancock Sheriff Office, Peninsula Ambulance and Sedgwick Fire Department assisted at the scene.

05-22-22

Trooper Steven Mahon responded to a crash in Cherryfield where a side by side operating on the roadway left the roadway and crashed into a telephone pole. Three occupants were injured in the crash.

 

 

Troop J Weekly Report (05/09/22-05/15/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 2

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 1

# of DV Arrests – 1

More news from the week prior…

05-01-22

Trooper Travis Chapman stopped a vehicle on Route 1 in Sullivan. As a result of the roadside investigation the operator Tony Bates (44) of Belfast was arrested for Operating Under the Influence. A drug recognition evaluation was conducted, and Tony was suspected to be under the influence of drugs. Tony was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of a Schedule W Drug. Sergeant Gavin Endre assisted

05-07-22

Trooper Travis Chapman responded to a fatal car versus motorcycle crash in TWP 22. The operator of the motorcycle, Charles Brown (49) of Indian Township was pronounced deceased on scene. The operator of the other vehicle, Daniel Lyons (46) of Veazie had fled the scene on foot and was apprehended after a search of the area. Daniel was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and was subsequently arrested for class B Operating Under the Influence and Class A Manslaughter. Corporal Blaine Silk, Troopers Josh Lander, Jarid Leonard, Taylor Dube and his K9 partner assisted on scene as well as Warden Alan Curtis, Maine DOT and the Osborn Fire Department.

Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Dustin Ramsdell (28) of Calais for breaking the driver’s side window on a vehicle while in Princeton.

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This week’s news….

05-10-22

Sergeant Jeff Ingemi responded to a rollover crash in Jonesport and as a result of the investigation Damian Reyes (20) of Jonesport, was summonsed for Operating after Suspension.

05-11-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a theft complaint in Brooksville where an antique sink was reported stolen.  Investigation continues.

05-12-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop in Baring Township. Walter Tomah (39) of Indian Township was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with an Expired Registration Exceeding 150 days.

05-14-22

Brian Colby (64) of Bucksport and Brandi Rossell (41) of Hudson were involved in a single vehicle motorcycle crash. Brian and Brandi were travelling southbound on Route 9 in Crawford. They approached a sharp curve and Brian lost control of his motorcycle. Brian suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Brandi suffered serious injuries. It’s not yet known if her injuries are fatal. Trooper Leonard is conducting an ongoing investigation. Downeast EMS, Life Flight, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and local fire departments assisted.

Trooper Miles Carpenter responded to a civil complaint in Franklin. While on scene, he discovered a camper that was stolen out of Ohio. Trooper Carpenter recovered the stolen camper and summonsed Lisa Brooke Saunders (40) of Michigan for theft of services.

Trooper Travis Chapman and Sergeant Gavin Endre responded to the intersection of Macquinn Road and Douglas Highway in Lamoine. A passerby reported a male operator was passed out in his vehicle at the stop sign. The operator of the vehicle, Joseph Fallica (31) of Lamoine, was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence.

 

Troop J Weekly Report (04/24/22-05/01/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

04-24-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop in Calais. Justine Cheney (19) of Calais was found to be operating an expired motor vehicle with a registration that exceeded 150 days. Justine was charged as a result of the investigation.

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 1 in Jonesboro. Christopher Chaponis (62) of Harrington was found exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 mph. Christopher received a summons as a result of the investigation.

04-27-22

Sergeant Gavin Endre responded to Acadia Highway in Orland for the report of a male trying to get run over by traffic. The male had also laid down in the roadway in front of a school bus. Once on scene, Sergeant Endre along with Marine Patrol Officers arrested Kyle Ellis (39) of Orland for Obstructing a Public Way.

Trooper Keith York arrested Nathan Moffett Sr (45) of Calais. Nathan was charged with Violation of Conditions of Release.

04-28-22

Trooper Owen Reed arrested Cullen Schneider (42) of Orland for Operating Under the Influence as result of a wrecker request in Blue Hill.

Troop J Weekly Report (04/18/22-04/24/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 2

04-18-22

Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Joel Fickett (62) of Marshfield for Operating After Suspension, Class E after a traffic stop for an expired registration (8/31/2021) on RT 191 in Meddybemps.  Joel’s inspection had expired in 5/2009, and he was unable to provide an insurance card.  His vehicle was towed.

04-19-22

Trooper Einar Mattson received a complaint of a missing person in Dedham. Subsequently James Melanson (62) of Dedham was located and arrested for Violation of Bail Conditions.

Corporal Jeff Taylor investigated a report of property damage on the Tunk Lake Road in Sullivan. Several mailboxes had been run over during the night. Investigation continues.

04-22-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a theft reported in Blue Hill. It was reported a large amount of jewelry stolen from a vehicle. Investigation continues.

04-23-22

Trooper Kim Sawyer arrested Ashton O’Reilly (22) of Calais for Operating Under the Influence after a traffic crash in on RT 191 in Meddybemps. 

 

Troop J Weekly Report (04/11/22-04/17/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 1

04-12-22

Trooper Owen Reed summonsed Trevor Moon (50) of Sedgwick, for Operating with a Revoked License after a traffic stop in Penobscot.

04-14-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a theft complaint in Deer Isle where money was reported stolen from a wallet that was left in a vehicle during the past few days.  Investigation continues.

Trooper Jarid Leonard investigated a crash on US Route 1 in Columbia. Woodrow Richardson (61) of Columbia left the roadway suddenly and crashed into a telephone pole. Woodrow suffered minor injuries from the crash. An investigation is ongoing, but the cause of the crash is from a medical event. Versant Power, McLaughlin’s Towing, and local fire departments assisted.

04-15-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop in Calais. Austin Serrato (24) of Calais was found to be operating after revocation and operating a motor vehicle with an expired registration that exceeded 150 days. Austin was charged as a result of the investigation.

Corporal Jeff Taylor responded to a theft complaint in Danforth where a .45 caliber Sig Sauer handgun was reported stolen from either a vehicle or a workplace.  Investigation continues.

Troop J Weekly Report (04-04-22 to 04-10-22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 2

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

04-04-22

Sergeant Daniel Ryan stopped a vehicle for speeding through a construction site on RT 1A in Dedham. The operator, Tyler Tibbetts (29) of Addison was summoned for the Speed, Operating After Suspension and Violation of Condition of Release.

Corporal Blaine Silk was involved in a vehicle chase that started on RT 1, Hancock.  It ended at a residence on the Washington Junction Road in Hancock. James Lane (29) Hancock was arrested for Operating Under the Influence and Failing to Stop.

04-07-22

Trooper Kim Sawyer received a complaint that a shed in the town of Danforth had been broken into and two chain saws were stolen.  Investigation continues. 

04-08-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop on Tracey Wallace (51) of Crawford. She was found to be operating with a registration the exceeded 150 days of expiration. She was charged as a result of the investigation.

04-09-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard investigated a traffic complaint in Calais. Wayne Kelly (63) of Calais was reported to be driving while under the influence of alcohol. Trooper Leonard found Wayne at his home. Wayne was heavily intoxicated and was violating his conditions of release. A bail search was conducted, and Wayne was found to be in possession of 18 full beers among several hundred empty beer cans. Wayne’s alcohol was seized, and he was summonsed for Violating his Conditions of Release.

Twenty minutes after leaving Wayne’s residence, he was observed driving his car on North Street in Calais to a Shell gas station. Wayne purchased more beer and tried to drive home. Wayne was arrested for Operating Under the Influence and Violating his Conditions of Release.

Trooper Miles Carpenter responded to a rear end crash on the Douglass Highway in Lamoine. Minor injuries were reported.

Corporal Jeff Taylor responded to a crash in Danforth where a vehicle had struck a business.  As a result of the investigation, Lawrence Oliver (59) of Danforth, was summonsed for Operating after Suspension.

04-10-22

Trooper Keith York responded to a report of an erratic vehicle in Calais.  Several people called to report a truck driving erratically and doing burnouts in the roadway between Calais and Robbinston.  A short time later this truck was reported to be involved in a crash and had driven into a ditch in Robbinston.  Upon arrival the operator, Jonathan Brooks (43) of Robbinston, was found in the vehicle and was acting erratic in his behavior.  Brooks was arrested for Driving to Endanger, Failure to Submit to Arrest and Violation of Conditions of Release.  Two civilians, Pleasant Point Police Department and Eastport Police Department assisted.

 

Troop J Weekly Report (03/26/22-04/03/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

03-26-22

Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Christopher Iannucci (22) of Pembroke for attaching false plates after a traffic stop for speed on Rt 1 in Calais.

03-28-22

Snow and icy roads led to several crashes in the greater Ellsworth area. Trooper Travis Chapman, Trooper Jarid Leonard, Trooper Einar Matteson, and Sergeant Gavin Endre responded. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Hancock Fire Department assisted along with several other towing services.

03-29-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to Sedgwick for a theft complaint where registration plates were reported stolen after being sold with a vehicle to a salvage yard the year prior.  Investigation continues.

03-30-22

Corporal Jeff Taylor responded to a criminal mischief complaint in Hancock where a vehicle was damaged over the prior couple of days.  Investigation continues.

04-01-22

Trooper Kim Sawyer received a report of a theft of a catalytic convertor in Danforth.  No suspects at this time.

04-02-22

Sergeant Daniel Ryan received a theft complaint of a generator in Charlotte.  Investigation continues.

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop in Milbridge. Jeremy Hawkins (37) of East Machias was found to be operating a motor vehicle that lacked insurance, a valid certification of inspection, or a registration. Jeremy was summonsed and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

Troop J Weekly Report (03/21/22-03/27/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 1

03-21-22

Trooper Miles Carpenter responded to a crash in Hancock by Washington Junction. One of the operators suffered minor injuries.

03-25-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop in Princeton. Walter Tomah (39) of Indian Township was found to be operating a vehicle with a registration that expired January of 2021. Walter was charged for Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Failing to Provide a Valid Certification of Inspection.

03-26-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop in Calais. As a result of the stop, Ricky Palmeter (52) of Calais was arrested. He was charged with Operating Under the Influence and Operating Without a License in Violation of a Condition or Restriction.

03-27-22

Corporal Jeff Taylor responded to Calais where it was reported that Adam Ferriera-Rogers (33) of Calais, had broken a vehicle window.  Adam was arrested for Violation of Bail and Criminal Mischief.  Sergeant Dan Ryan assisted.

 

Troop J Weekly Report (03/14/22-03/20/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 2

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 1

03-15-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop on the Jacksonville Road in East Machias. A juvenile was found to be operating a vehicle without a license. She was accompanied by Mark Stevens (38) of Cutler. As a result of the investigation, Mark was charged for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate his vehicle and the juvenile received a warning.

03-16-22

Trooper Travis Chapman responded to a rollover crash on the Blackswoods Road in Franklin. A single vehicle lost control and rolled over. The two occupants of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries.

Trooper Owen Reed summonsed Tony Nevells (22) of Deer Isle, for Operating Without a License after a traffic stop for speed in Deer Isle.  Sergeant Dan Ryan assisted.

03-17-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a crash in Castine and as a result of the investigation Marquis Flegler, (23) of New Jersey and Castine, was summonsed for Failure to Report a Crash by Quickest Means.

Corporal Blaine Silk stopped a vehicle on Route 1A in Ellsworth for speeding 91 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. Corporal Silk found the operator appeared to be impaired. After an investigation the operator of the vehicle, Jeremy Snow (46) of Hancock was arrested for Operating Under the Influence.

03-19-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop in Princeton. Heidi Neddeau (20) of Princeton was found operating an unregistered motor vehicle that had expired in July of 2021. Heidi was charged for Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle as a result of the investigation.

Sergeant Daniel Ryan clocked a vehicle on route 15 in Blue Hill at 83 MPH / 50 MPH zone. Turned on the vehicle and after catching up with it pursued the vehicle for four miles with lights, siren at a speed of about 60 MPH to the operator’s residence in Orland. Cullen Schneider (41) of Orland was arrested for OUI, speed 30+, Refusing to Submit to Arrest, Refusing to Stop and Violation of Conditional Release.  Sergeant Gavin Endre and deputies from Hancock Sheriff’s Offices assisted.

Troop J Weekly Report (03/02/22-03/13/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 1

**Additional News from the week prior is also included in this week’s Weekly Report….

03-02-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 in Wesley. As a result of the investigation, Terrence Prellen (57) of Baileyville was summonsed for Operating After Suspension.

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 1 in Baileyville. As a result of the investigation, Codie Barton (19) of Baileyville was summonsed for Operating After Suspension.

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 1 in Baileyville. As a result of the investigation, Michell Lewey (34) of Indian Township was summonsed for Operating After Suspension.

03-03-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 1 in Machias. As a result of the investigation, Brad Turchi (44) of Jonesport was summonsed for Unlawful Possession of Scheduled Drugs.

03-04-22

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 1 in Machias. As a result of the investigation, Taran Murray-Leate (27) of Perry was summonsed for Operating After Suspension.

03-08-22

Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Dawn Hewes (47) of Prentiss for Receiving Stolen Property and Violating Conditions of Release in reference to the motorcycle that was recovered in Danforth on February 28, 2022.

03-10-22

Trooper Travis Chapman conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in Sullivan. As a result of the stop Ryan Pickard (38) of Ellsworth was charged with Operating After Suspension.

03-11-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a theft complaint in Blue Hill where license plates and diesel fuel were reported stolen during the winter.  Investigation continues.

03-12-22

Trooper Keith York and Sergeant Jeff Ingemi responded to a fatal crash on Main Street in Princeton involving a 2019 Ford F150, operated by Peter Leighton (59) of Princeton.  Leighton was deceased at the scene and was the sole occupant of the vehicle.  Leighton was traveling in the southbound lane when he crossed the centerline and went off the road striking a tree.  It is unknown why Leighton drove off the road, but a medical event is suspected.  Leighton was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.  Indian Township Police Department, Indian Township Fire/Rescue, Princeton Fire Department, Baileyville Fire Department and Bohannon’s Towing assisted.   

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