Maine State Police

Nashville Plantation Crash

A 20-year-old driver escaped serious injury after a crash over the weekend.

At approximately 3 p.m., on April 18, 2021, State Police in Troop F received a report of a rollover crash on Route 11 in Nashville Plantation (just north of Ashland).  Trooper Ted Martin responded to the crash as did Ashland Police Department, Fire Department, and Ambulance Service.  Trooper Martin’s investigation revealed that 20-year-old Lindsey Brown of Eddington had been traveling north in a 2010 Chevrolet Aveo when she attempted to pass another vehicle.  As she was in the process of passing the vehicle, Brown lost control of the vehicle she was driving, it rolled over, and came to rest on its roof in the roadway.  Ms. Brown was able to exit the vehicle on her own and was treated at the scene for minor injuries.  

One lane of Route 11 was closed for a short period of time until the wreckage could be removed from the roadway.  

Speed and inexperience were contributing factors in the crash.  As a result of the investigation, Brown was charged with Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
 

Maine State Police respond to three car crashes in one hour due to hydroplaning

Van on fire after crashMaine’s April storm is bringing rain, snow and poor driving conditions.

On Friday, April 16, 2021, between 5am and 6am, Maine State Police (MSP) responded to three separate crashes on the Turnpike; all due to hydroplaning.

At 5:52am MSP responded to a crash at Mile 15 Southbound in Ogunquit. 
The driver of the 15 passenger van hydroplaned and crashed into the guardrail.  The vehicle’s fuel tank ruptured and caught fire. 

The driver escaped without injury.  There were no passengers in the van at the time of the crash.
Maine State Police would like to remind drivers to reduce speeds, make sure their vehicle’s tires are in good working condition and that hydroplaning, which reduces a driver’s ability to stop or steer, is a dangerous reality in inclement weather.

Tractor Trailer Rollover

Crashed Tractor Trailer truckFrom the desk of Shannon Moss

At approximately 10:15 a,.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 a tractor-trailer hauling 88,000 pounds of potatoes was heading southbound on I-95 when the driver swerved and the truck rolled over. It happened at mile marker 94 in Litchfield.

The driver, 54-year-old Gregory Malone Sr. of Monticello was not injured.

As a result of the crash, the truck was leaking diesel fuel. The Department of Environmental Protection is on scene to clean up the spill. The crash also damaged 400 feet of guardrail.

The truck and debris are currently blocking both passing lanes, north and south, which are both closed at this time. These lanes will be closed for several hours as the truck needs to be removed and the potatoes, which are loaded in 100 lbs. bags, need to be offloaded.

Traffic is currently flowing in one lane.  
 

Troop J Weekly Report (04-05-21 to 04-11-21)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 1

04-07-21

Trooper Owen Reed responded to Sedgwick for a disorderly conduct complaint where two people were heard screaming profanities along a roadway.  As a result of the investigation the individuals were warned for disorderly conduct.  Corporal Jeff Taylor assisted.

04-09-21

Trooper Silk responded to Hancock and observed Jason WESTLEIGH (36) of Hancock had been consuming alcohol and had alcohol in his possession in violation of his conditions of release. WESTLEIGH was charged with Violating Conditions of Release.

Portland man injured in car crash

Saco CrashFrom the desk of Shannon Moss

One person was injured after an early morning car crash in Saco.

Maine State Police say a single-vehicle crash happened on I-95 northbound at mile market 37 on Friday morning at approximately 1:28 a.m. on April 9, 2021.

Troopers says the preliminary investigation shows that 36-year-old Bradford Quinlan from Portland was driving north on I-95 when he left the roadway and his Ford F-150 rolled over into trees. 

Bradford had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was taken to Maine Medical Center for his injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation.
 

SILVER ALERT: Gail Wicklund UPDATE Located safely

Gail WicklundUPDATE: Ms. Wicklund has been located safely.

 

Maine State Police have issued a Silver Alert for Gail Wicklund, 79, of 8 Desert Brook Road in Lyman. Ms. Wicklund is described as Caucasian, 5’ 6”, and 140 lbs., with blue eyes, and gray hair. She was last seen wearing a light blue fleece and gray pants around 10:42 a.m. on April 8, 2021. She is travelling on foot. Ms. Wicklund has not taken her medication and suffers from dementia. Anyone with any information or who has seen her should call 911 or 207-624-7076. 

Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Charges

Augusta Drug seizureA vehicle defect led to felony drug trafficking charges in Augusta.
 
On April 5, 2021, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Tr. Tyler Harrington stopped a vehicle for operation and a vehicle defect on I-95 in Augusta near mile marker 109 northbound. A narcotics K9 was called to assist with the investigation and as a result of the investigation, approximately 1.5 Kilos of Fentanyl and $3,200 in cash were seized as evidence. Kristopher Churchill, 38, of Bradford, Maine, and Erick Mejia, 26, of Lawrence, Mass., were arrested with Class A Trafficking Fentanyl. Bail was set at $75,000 each. 

Cpl. Record, K9 Tess, Tr. Bronson, Tr. Roddy, Recruit Bachelder assisted with the investigation.
 

MEDIA ALERT: Missing 16 year old Roxbury, Maine Teenager UPDATE: Located

Troop J Weekly Report (03-29-21 to 04-04-21)

 

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0

03-29-21

Trooper Owen Reed summonsed Kathleen Delaney (18) of Stonington, for Operating Without a License after a traffic stop in Deer Isle.

04-02-21

Trooper Owen Reed summonsed Craig Golden (36) of Lamoine, who was operating a motorcycle for Criminal Speed after a traffic stop in Deer Isle.  101 in a 45 zone.

04-03-21

Corporal Daniel Ryan investigated an auto accident on the Western County Road in Penobscot. The vehicle involved was abandoned when Corporal Ryan arrived on scene. Jacob Ripton (18) Castine was summoned for Failing to Report an Accident by the Quickest Means.

Corporal Daniel Ryan stopped a motor vehicle that made an evasive turn after seeing Corporal Ryan at an accident scene. (previous complaint) Timothy Gundersen (40) Blue Hill was summoned for Operating Under the Influence.

 

Troop J Weekly Report (03-21-21 to 03-28-21)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 1

03-25-21

Corporal Daniel Ryan received a complaint reporting that catalytic converters have been removed from several vehicles in Penobscot. Investigation continues.

03-28-21

Trooper Keith York responded to a crash in Meddybemps where the operator left the scene.  Investigation continues pending contact with the operator.

 

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