Washington 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 (05/01/22-05/08/22)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

05-01-22

Sergeant Gavin Endre conducted a traffic stop in Lamoine on Jacob Murphy (42) of Surry.  Jacob was charged with Violating his Conditions of Release and Possession of Scheduled Drugs.

05-02-22

Sergeant Gavin Endre conducted a traffic stop on Nicole Green (33) of Ellsworth and Aaron Gallegos (30) of Trenton, in Lamoine. Green was charged for Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person and Possession of Scheduled Drugs. Gallegos was charged with Violating Conditions of Release.

05-03-22

Sergeant Gavin Endre conducted a traffic stop on David Lentz (22) of Hancock. Lentz was charged with Attaching False Plates and Violating Conditions of Release.

Maine State Police responded to a fatal crash on Route 191 in Meddybemps involving a black 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by Austin Porter (26) of Alexander.  Porter was deceased at the scene and was the sole occupant of the vehicle.  Porter was traveling in the southbound lane when he crossed the center line and onto the shoulder of the northbound lane and then overcorrected and went back across the road off the southbound shoulder and into some parked vehicles.  Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in this crash.  Porter was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.  Corporal Jeffrey Taylor responded as the primary investigating officer and was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Jeffrey Ingemi.  Charlotte First Responders, Charlotte Fire Department, Meddybemps Fire Department, Downeast EMS and Lyon’s Towing also assisted.    

05-05-22

Corporal Jeff Taylor responded to Lubec for a report that Dari McConnell (36) of Lubec, had made threats to harm with a firearm, to a third party that was at a local school causing the school to go into lock down.  As a result of the investigation, Dari McConnell was arrested for terrorizing and given a trespass warning not to return to the Lubec Elementary School at the request of the school.  Sergeant Jeff Ingemi, Washington Sheriff Office and Marine Patrol assisted.

05-08-22

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a theft complaint in Sedgwick where it was reported that clamming equipment was stolen from a truck.  Investigation continues.

 

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Maine State Police investigating fatal crash in Washington County

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at approximately 12:00 a.m., Maine State Police responded to a fatal crash on Route 191 in Meddybemps involving a black 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by 26-year-old Austin Porter of Alexander.  Porter, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates Porter was traveling in the southbound lane when he crossed the center line went onto the shoulder of the northbound lane and then overcorrected and went back across the road off the southbound shoulder and into some parked vehicles.  Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in this crash.  Porter was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. 

Assisting the Maine State Police was Charlotte First Responders, Charlotte Fire Department, Meddybemps Fire Department, Downeast EMS and Lyon’s Towing.   
 

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.

 

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