Hancock County

Troop J Weekly Report (09-14-20 to 09-20-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

09-14-20

Trooper Blaine Silk responded to a crash in Amherst where the driver of the vehicle was reportedly intoxicated. Trooper Silk arrived on scene and determined the operator, Norman Grindle (51) of Amherst was intoxicated. GRINDLE was arrested for Operating Under the Influence.

09-16-20

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation in Franklin, as a result of the investigation, Eric Carson (41) of Robbinston was summonsed for Operating after Suspension.

Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a fatal crash on Route 1 in Edmunds involving a single vehicle and single occupant. The operator of a silver 2005 Toyota Camry, Meghan McPhail (19) of Whiting, died as a result of her injuries.  McPhail was travelling North at the time of the crash.  Trooper Keith York responded as the primary investigator and was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Jeff Ingemi, Corporal Micah Perkins, Trooper Andy Foss and Washington County Sheriff’s Department.  Speed, alcohol and fatigue are possible factors in this crash.  McPhail was not wearing a seatbelt.  Dennysville Ambulance, Dennysville Fire Department and Whiting Fire Department also assisted.  Investigation continues.

09-18-20

Trooper Owen Reed arrested Ryan Williford (33) of Blue Hill, for Operating Without a License after a traffic stop in Blue Hill.

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a phone harassment complaint in Deer Isle where a harassing message was left on a voicemail.  Investigation continues.

Trooper Jeffrey Taylor summonsed Nicholas Bilger (27) of Jonesboro for Operating After Habitual Offender Revocation – Class C as result of a seatbelt violation in East Machias.

09-20-20

Trooper Gavin Endre responded to an abandoned vehicle on Route 182 in Hancock. Throughout the investigation, Michael Brunt (26) of Steuben was arrested on a Probation Violation, Brunt was highly intoxicated. Travis Yeaton (36) of Steuben was summonsed for Violation of Conditions of Release.  Yeaton was also intoxicated. Corporal Smith assisted.

 

 

Troop J Weekly Report (09-07-20 to 09-13-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 1

09-07-20

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation in Hancock, as a result of the inveatigation, Deborah Sinclair (51) of Sullivan was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Violation of Conditional Release and Operating after Suspension. Jennifer Cote (44) of Smyrna was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methampetamine, and Heather Mullen (33) of Hancock was arrested for Violation of Conditional Release. Trooper Austin was assisted by Corporal Christopher Smith, Trooper Gavin Endre, the Maine Warden Service, and the Hancock County Sheriffs Office.

09-08-20

Trooper Gavin Endre conducted a traffic stop on Route 1A in Ellsworth. Throughout the investigation Jade Marsh (35) of the Bangor area was charged with possession of Schedule W Drugs, Dylan Belanger (27) of Corinth was arrested for Possession of Schedule W Drugs.

09-09-20

Trooper Dana Austin responded to Orland for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrain. A vehicle had struck a pedestrian who was walking on the Front Ridge Road. Only minor injuries were observed on the pedestrian.

Trooper Andy Foss responded to a fatal crash on the Port Road in Machiasport involving a car and a motorized bicycle. The bicycle rider, Garrett Sprague (15) of Machiasport, died as a result of his injuries.  The vehicle involved was a 2011 Buick LaCrosse driven by Caleb Norton (20) of Machiasport.  Norton was driving east while the bicycle was traveling west, and the collision occurred in the eastbound lane. Troopers learned that the motorized bicycle was in the on-coming lane for unknown reasons.  Trooper Andy Foss responded as the primary investigator and was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Jeff Ingemi, Corporal Micah Perkins, Troop Investigator Josh Lander, and Washington County Sheriff’s Department.  A crash reconstruction and forensic mapping are being conducted along with a vehicle autopsy.  Poor visibility is a factor in this crash where there was thick fog at the time of the crash.  Machiasport Fire Department and Machias Ambulance also assisted.  Investigation continues.

09-11-20

Trooper Andy Foss responded to Hancock for a theft complaint where a lottery ticket was reported stolen.  Investigation continues.

09-12-20

Trooper Andy Foss responded to a non-reportable crash in Hancock.

 

Troop J Weekly Report (08-31-20 to 09-06-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 1

# of DV Arrests – 0

08-31-20

Sergeant Jeff Ingemi and Trooper Andy Foss assisted Animal Control and State Humane Agents in Crawford with the removal of some dangerous dogs.  While there, Eric Bacon (43) of Crawford became combative and was arrested for Assault and Obstructing Government Administration. 

09-03-20

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for multiple traffic violations in Hancock, as a result of the investigation, Nathan Drost (28) of Sullivan was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Drugs. Trooper Gavin Endre assisted.

09-04-20

Sergeant Jeff Ingemi summonsed Ian Campbell (37) of Lubec, for Operating After Suspension after a traffic stop in Wesley.

09-05-20

Trooper Kim Sawyer arrested Michael Lursen (25) of Calais for Operating Under the Influence after a complainant found him passed out behind the wheel of a running motor vehicle partially in the roadway in Big Lake Township. 

09-06-20

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a theft complaint in Blue Hill where a town speed sign was reported stolen.  Investigation continues.

Troop J Weekly Report (08-23-20 to 08-30-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 5

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 1

08-23-20

Trooper Dana Austin responded to Township 10 for a motor vehicle crash. As a result of the investigation, James Robinson (31) of Cherryfield was summonsed for Operating after Suspension.

Trooper Miles Carpenter arrested Bracy Ashby (54) of Lubec for Operating Under the Influence following a crash on Route 1 in Whiting.

08-25-20

Trooper Owen Reed summonsed Zachariah McCarthy (26) of Penobscot, for Operating Without a License after Marine Patrol conducted a traffic stop in Deer Isle.

08-26-20

Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Shain Moore (22) of Topsfield for Operating an Unregistered and Uninsured Motor Vehicle in Topsfield after a traffic stop for speed. 

Trooper Gavin Endre conducted a traffic stop on Oak Street in Ellsworth due to someone littering from the motor vehicle. Throughout the traffic stop, Richard Leveille (57) of Dover was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. Leveille refused an intoxilyzer test. Trooper Austin assisted.

08-28-20

Trooper Owen Reed arrested Ryan Grindle (24) of Orland, for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol after a traffic stop in Penobscot.  He refused a breath test.

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation in Lamoine, as a result of the investigation, Richard Ryan (23) of Franklin was summonsed for Violation of Conditional Release and Operating after Suspenion. Trooper Gavin Endre assisted.

Trooper Dana Austin responded to Hancock for a report of a theft that ocured at a local hotel. A man reported $2,800 taken from his vehicle. As a result of the investigation, Amy Melson (38)  of Oklohoma was summonsed for Felony Theft. Trooper Gavin Endre assisted.

08-29-20

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation in Hancock, as a result of the investigation, Damian Rumery (26) of Milbridge was summonsed for Operating after Suspension.

Trooper Andy Foss arrested Kassandra Strout (30) of Milbridge, for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol after a traffic stop in Sullivan.  Gouldsboro Police Department assisted. 

Trooper Andy Foss arrested Cooper Henderson (22) of Hancock, for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol after he crashed his vehicle in Hancock. 

 

Troop J Weekly Report (08-17-20 to 08-23-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 2

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 2

08-17-20

Trooper Dana Austin responded to Sullivan for a hit and run crash. As a result of the investigation, Julie Nevells (46) of Sullivan was arrested for Operating under the influence and Leaving the scene of a Property Damage accident. Sergeant Jason Sattler assisted.

 08-18-20

Corporal Micah Perkins responded to a criminal mischief complaint in Alexander where a window was damaged at a school.  Investigation continues.

08-22-20

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation on Route 9 in Osborne.  As the result of the investigation, Anthony Bee (48) of Mississippi was arrested for Operating Under the Influence. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

Trooper Keith York responded to Oqiton Township for a report that a man had tampered with a generator and driving a truck into a lake.  As a result of the investigation, Christopher Grant (20) of Calais, was summonsed for Violation of Conditional Release.  The Maine Warden Service assisted.

08-23-20

Corporal Micah Perkins responded to a theft complaint in Princeton where a vehicle had been damaged, and items taken from inside of it.  Investigation continues.

Trooper Owen Reed and Sergeant Jeff Ingemi responded to Stonington for a ‘911’ open line.  As a result of the investigation, Bradford Rice (48) of Stonington was arrested for Violation of Conditional Release.

 

Troop J Weekly Report (08-10-20 to 08-16-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

08-12-20

Trooper Andy Foss responded to Danforth for a report of a crash that had happened the day before involving Gregory Boucher (34) of New Hampshire.  As a result of the investigation, Boucher was summonsed for Failure to Report an Accident by Quickest Means.

08-13-20

Trooper Jeffrey Taylor arrested Drew Fletcher (21) of Columbia for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol as result of a traffic stop on Route 1 in Columbia.

08-14-20

Trooper Dana Austin responded to Franklin for a report of an assault. As a result of the investigation, Russell Merchant (60) of Franklin was arrested for Assault.

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation in Ellsworth, as a result of the investigation, Jessica Sinclair (34) of Franklin was arrested for Violation of Conditional Release.

08-15-20

Sergeant Jeff Ingemi summonsed James Lewis (41) of Charlotte, for Falsifying Physical Evidence, Theft and Violation of Bail stemming from an incident on August 2nd where Lewis stole evidence in Baileyville.  Baileyville Police Department assisted.

Trooper Dana Austin responded to Hancock for a report of an assault. As a result of the investigation, Paul Wikert (42) of Hancock was summonsed for Assault. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

 

 

Troop J Weekly Report (08-03-20 to 08-09-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 1

08-03-20

Trooper Blaine Silk responded to a road rage incident in Cherryfield. Two vehicles were involved in the altercation. As a result of the investigation, Jonathan Sprague (23) of Milbridge was charged with Operating After License Suspension.

08-07-20

A 2006 GMC Envoy operated by John Dinsmore (32) of Machias was travelling south on Rt. 192 in Northfield.  Dinsmore failed to negotiate a left-hand corner, went off the roadway and rolled over.  Dinsmore was ejected from the vehicle and the vehicle landed on top of him.  He was the lone occupant and was not wearing a seat belt.  Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.  Trooper Kim Sawyer is the primary investigator and was assisted by Washington Sheriff Office, Machias Police Department, Maine Warden Service and Maine Forest Service.  The crash remains under investigation.

08-09-20

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for travelling 107 miles per hour in a posted 45 miles per hour zone on Route 1A in Holden. As a result of investigation Asad Satter (29) of Bangor was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit by 30 miles per hour or more.

Troop J Weekly Report (07-27-20 to 08-02-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 1

# of DV Arrests – 3

07-27-20

Sergeant Timothy Varney summonsed Darryl Ogden (49) of Hancock for Operating After Suspension as the result of a traffic stop on Rt 1A in Ellsworth.

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation in Ellsworth, as a result of the traffic stop, Steven Bailey (61) of Ellsworth was summonsed for Operating after Habitual Offender Revocation.

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation in Hancock, as a result of the investigation, James Leach (32) of Blue Hill was summonsed for Operating after Habitual Offender Revocation.

07-28-20

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation in Ellsworth, as a result of the investigation, Timothy Allen (32) of Guildford was summonsed for Violation of Conditional Release and Possession of Hypodermic Apparatuses. Trooper Austin was assisted by Sergeant Jason Sattler and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

07-29-20

Trooper Caleb McGary responded to a phone harassment complaint in Dedham where obscene voicemail was left on a message machine.  As a result of the investigation Charles Adams (53) of Holden was summonsed for phone harassment.

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a criminal mischief complaint in Stonington where damage was done to town property.  Investigation continues.

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation in Ellsworth, as a result of the investigation, Charles Skovgarrd (72) of Surry was arrested for Operating under the Influence. Trooper Austin was assisted by the Ellsworth police Department.

08-01-20

Trooper Caleb McGary responded to Osborn for a report of a vehicle that had crashed.  As a result of the investigation James Sweeney (36) of Aurora, and Matthew Unger (26) of Starks were both summonsed for leaving the scene of a crash.

Trooper Caleb McGary summonsed Steven Welsch (65) of Robbinston, for Criminal Speed after a traffic stop in Amherst.  86 in a 55 zone.

Trooper Owen Reed responded to Hancock for a report that a man was going into buildings and vehicles without permission.  As a result of the investigation David Mraz (43) of Hancock, was arrested for Criminal Trespass.  Corporal Chris Smith and his K-9, Hancock Sheriff Office and Marine Patrol assisted.

08-02-20

Sergeant Jeff Ingemi arrested James Lewis (41) of Charlotte, for Operating Under the Influence of Drugs after responding to a crash in Charlotte.  Washington Sheriff Office and Baileyville Police Department assisted.

 

 

Troop J Weekly Report (07-20-20 to 07-26-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 2

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 1

# of DV Arrests – 0

07-20-20

Trooper Andy Foss conducted a well-being check in Cooper.  Everyone was found to be okay at this time.

07-21-20

Trooper Kim Sawyer arrested Bruce Smith (65) of Lincoln for Operating Under the Influence - Drugs after he was found unconscious in his truck and Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were performed.  A Drug Recognition Evaluation was completed.  It was determined that he was under the influence of narcotics and he was transported to the Washington County Jail.  Warden Tyler Leach assisted.

07-23-20

Trooper Caleb McGary summonsed a juvenile from Charleston, for Criminal Speed and Driving to Endanger after a traffic stop in Dedham.  98 in a 55 zone.

07-24-20

Trooper Caleb McGary responded to a crash in Dedham where the operator, Georgie Connell (21) of Hancock, was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and Violation of Conditional Release. 

Trooper Dana Austin responded to Sullivan for a report of an intoxicated driver. Trooper Austin and Marine Patrol Office Tim Cormier located the intoxicated driver on a tote road. The male was uncooperative and subsequently taken into custody. The male, Ricky Skillings (42) of Sullivan, was arrested for Operating under the Influence, Operating After Habitual Offender Revocation, Unlawful Possession of Schedule Drugs, and Refusing to submit to arrest. Trooper Austin and Officer Cormier were assisted by Sergeant Tim Varney and the Maine Warden Service.

07-25-20

Trooper Blaine Silk responded to a theft complaint at a business in Orland. As a result of the investigation an employee of the business Catherine O’Donnell (31) of Orland was charged with Theft.

Trooper Caleb McGary summonsed Tyler Harmon (31) of Dedham, for Driving to Endanger after a traffic stop in Dedham.

07-26-20

Sergeant Jeff Ingemi summonsed Darin Botting (34) of Chelsea, for Operating after Suspension after a traffic stop in Mattawamkeag.  Trooper Rob Flynn assisted.

Trooper Caleb McGary responded to a criminal mischief complaint in Mariaville where a garage window was damaged.  Investigation continues.

Trooper Caleb McGary responded to a theft in Hancock where it was reported that campaign signs had been stolen.  Investigation continues.

Troop J Weekly Report (07-13-20 to 07-19-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

07-14-20

Trooper Owen Reed summonsed Ayla Allen (26) of Deer Isle, for Operating After Suspension after a traffic stop in Sedgwick.

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a trespassing complaint in Blue Hill.

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a criminal mischief complaint in Deer Isle where graffiti was painted on the roadway.  Investigation continues.

07-19-20

Trooper Caleb McGary responded to a criminal mischief complaint in Dedham where a mailbox was reported damaged.  Investigation continues.

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