Alfred, Maine

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.

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