Washington County

Troop J Weekly Report (11-16-20 to 11-22-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

11-16-20

Trooper Owen Reed responded to Blue Hill for a report that Benjamin Viggiano (23) of Stonington and Connecticut, was out of control and in the roadway with a fire poker.  Hancock Sheriff Office also responded with Trooper Reed and they found that Viggiano had broken into two buildings and damaged numerous items inside.  Viggiano was arrested for two Burglaries and Refusal to Submit to Arrest. 

Maine State Police responded to a fatal crash on Route 9 in Crawford involving a 2012 Freightliner tractor trailer, owned by Krisway Truck Leasing, hauling tissue paper and a 2016 Freightliner three axle box truck hauling Oakhurst milk, also owned by Krisway Truck Leasing.  The operator of the milk truck was deceased at the scene.  The tractor trailer was driven by Nicholas Cota (20) of Greenfield Township.  Cota was driving west while Oakhurst truck was travelling east, and the collision occurred in the eastbound lane.  Failure to maintain the proper lane and speed appear to be factors in this crash. While we have tentatively identified the driver, we will not be releasing a name until a positive identification has been made by the Medical Examiner.  Trooper Keith York responded as the primary investigator and was assisted at the scene by Lieutenant Rod Charette, Sergeant Jeff Ingemi, Sergeant Aaron Turcotte, Corporal Micah Perkins, Detective Chad Lindsey, Trooper Andy Foss, Trooper Cliff Peterson and Trooper Josh D’Angelo.  A crash reconstruction and forensic mapping are being conducted along with a vehicle autopsy.  Alexander Fire Department, Baileyville Fire Department, Wesley Fire Department, Downeast EMS and Bouchards Towing also assisted. The Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation also assisted. Investigation continues.

Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Jessica Dana (37) of Indian Township for Operating After Suspension, Class E after a car/deer crash in Princeton.

Trooper Kim Sawyer received a report that several mailboxes were damaged in Robbinston. 

 

 

Troop J Weekly Report (11-01-20 to 11-08-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 1

# of DV Arrests – 0

11-02-20

Trooper Miles Carpenter arrested Christopher Francis (43) of Pleasant Point for Operating Under the Influence - Drugs following a crash on County Road in Trescott Township. 

11-05-20

Trooper Jeffrey Taylor responded to a family fight in Deere Isle.

11-08-20

Trooper Owen Reed arrested Michael Mandell (27) of Blue Hill for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol after a traffic stop in Blue Hill.  Sergeant Jeff Ingemi assisted. 

Troop J Weekly Report (10-26-20 to 11-01-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

10-28-20

Trooper Gavin Endre conducted a traffic stop on Washington Junction Road in Hancock. As a result, Joshua Estes (33) of Ellsworth was summonsed for Operating After Suspension.

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a vehicle for traffic violation in Hancock, as a result of the investigation, Janelle Greenleaf (42) of Hancock was summonsed for Operating after Suspension.

10-29-20

Trooper Blaine Silk responded to a noise complaint at a residence in Sullivan. Trooper Silk found Alicia Kane (31) of Sullivan at the residence and was currently on probation. KANE had conditions not to consume alcohol. KANE was discovered to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for Violating her Probation Conditions. KANE was uncooperative and combative during her arrest.

10-30-20

Sergeant Tim Varney summonsed Richard Musson (58) of Clifton for speeding 107 in a 50 on Rt 9 in Aurora.

11-01-20

Trooper Blaine Silk responded to a crash on the Mines Road in Sedgewick. While investigating the crash Trooper Silk discovered the driver of the crash, Alison Woods (22) of Stonington had crashed the vehicle at some point during the night while returning from a party. WOODS called in the crash after she had left the scene and returned sometime later. WOODS was charged with Failure to Report an Accident by Quickest Means.

Troop J Weekly Report (10-19-20 to 10-25-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 2

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 2

10-19-20

Trooper Dana Austin stopped a vehicle for traffic violation in Hancock, as a result of the investigation, Andrew Kuti-Hellmer (32) of Southwest Harbor was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol. Trooper Gavin Endre assisted.

Trooper Gavin Endre began investigating the report of stolen firewood in Eastbrook. The investigation continues.

10-20-20

Trooper Gavin Endre conducted a traffic stop on Route 182 in Hancock. During the stop, Kevin Page (58) of Hancock, was arrested for Violating Conditions of Release.

10-21-20

Trooper Owen Reed arrested Andrew Gerrish (41) of Farmington, for having warrants for his arrest after a traffic stop in Blue Hill.  Gerrish was also summonsed for Operating after Suspension, Providing a False Name, Illegal Attachment of Plates and Violation of Conditional Release.

10-22-20

Trooper Andy Foss responded to a theft complaint in Hancock where it was reported that a dog was stolen.  The dog was found later in the evening.

Trooper Dana Austin responded to Franklin for a motor vehicle accident with serious injuries. The operator was life flighted to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center for his injuries. Trooper Austin was assisted by Corporal Christopher Smith and Trooper Gavin Endre.

10-23-20

Sergeant Jeff Ingemi arrested Brian Legare (36) of Dennysville for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol after a traffic stop in Wesley.  Washington Sheriff Office assisted.

Trooper Travis Chapman stopped a vehicle for a defect in Steuben. As a result of the stop the operator Armain Pazmino (24) of Machias was summonsed for Operating after Suspension and Violation of Conditions of Release.

10-24-20

Trooper Travis Chapman stopped a motor vehicle for several infractions on the Blackswoods Road in Franklin. As a result of the stop Travis Yeaton (36) of Steuben was arrested for Operating with a Revoked (Habitual Offender) License and Violation of Conditions of Release.

 

 

Troop J Weekly Report (10-12-20 to 10-18-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 3

10-13-20

Trooper Dana Austin responded Hancock for a report of two lost hunters. The two hunters had gotten lost after shooting a deer. Trooper Austin located one of the hunters and stood by until the Maine Warden Service arrived. Warden Eric Rudolph located the other lost hunter and assisted him with getting him out of the woods. The hunter was checked out by a ambulance due to hyporthermia. Trooper Austin was assisted by Sergeant Jason Sattler.

10-14-20

Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Rodney Levesque (41) of Machias for Violating Conditions of Release after a traffic stop in Meddybemps for speed. He was in possession of Marijuana and his conditions were not to use or possess it.

10-15-20

Trooper Gavin Endre began investigating the theft of election signs in Trenton.

Trooper Miles Carpenter investigated a complaint of a political sign being driven over in Machiasport. 

10-17-20

Trooper Caleb McGary responded to a theft complaint in Orland where money was paid for services on a house and the work was not completed.  Investigation continues. 

Troop J Weekly Report (10-04-20 to 10-11-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 1

# of DV Arrests – 0

10-04-20

Trooper Dana Austin responded to Township 10 for a motor vehicle crash, as a result of the investigation, Joshua Greenlaw (31) of Mariaville was summonsed for Operating Under the Influence. Sergeant Jason Sattler and Trooper Gavin Endre assisted.

10-05-20

Trooper Kim Sawyer arrested William Gibson (21) of Baileyville for Operating Under the Influence-Drugs after a traffic crash on Main Street in Princeton.  Indian Township Police Officer Aaron Dana and Officer Jess McCook assisted on scene.  Pleasant Point Police Officer Ethan Stevens performed the Drug Recognition Evaluation.

10-06-20

 Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Donald Holmes (59) of Alexander for Violating Conditions of Release, Failure to Report by Quickest Means and for Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle (expired 3/31/2019) after a crash on Conant Hill in Meddybemps on 10/5/2020.

Troop J Weekly Report (09-27-20 to 10-04-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 2

09-27-20

Trooper Gavin Endre responded to a vehicle rollover on Newman Street in Winter Harbor. The operator Chun Hung Tseng (28) of New York was not injured.

09-29-20

Detective Sergeant Greg Mitchell stopped a vehicle for erratic operation on Route 1 in Ellsworth.  As a result of further investigation conducted by Corporal Chris Smith, STARR FERRIS (39) of Ellsworth was arrested for Operating Under the Influence.  Additional charges are pending. 

10-03-20

Corporal Chris Smith investigated a reported trespassing incident on the Morrison Farm Road in Mariaville.  As a result, Joseph Martin Vachon (83) of Ellsworth was summonsed for Criminal Trespass.

Trooper Dana Austin responded to Orland for a report of a man who had stolen a trailer from a yard sale, as a result of the investigation, Gary Ashe (57) of Bucksport was summonsed for Theft by Inauthroized Taking or Transfer.

Corporal Micah Perkins stopped Jay Preston (30) of Edmunds, in Cooper and issued him a summons for Operating After Suspension.

Troop J Weekly Report (09-21-20 to 09-27-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

09-21-20

Trooper Caleb McGary arrested Ariana Wycoff (30) of Franklin, for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol after a traffic stop in Ellsworth. 

09-24-20

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a fraud complaint in Blue Hill where $800 was reportedly given to an unknown source via computer by an elderly resident.  Investigation continues.

Trooper Keith York responded to Alexander for a well-being check.  Corporal Micah Perkins and the Maine Warden Service assisted.

09-26-20

Trooper Gavin Endre and Trooper Miles Carpenter investigated a telephone harassment case.  Steven Hall (28) of Addison was summonsed.

 

 

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.

 

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