Maine State Police

Maine State Police Seek Public Assistance Locating Felon

Shain Johnson

The Maine State Police is requesting the public's assistance in locating a wanted felon, Shain Johnson, who recently stole a vehicle and is wanted on multiple bail violations.

Johnson is known to stay on both Lisbon Street in Lewiston and Jackson Street in Sanford. He is currently wanted on seven (7) active sets of bail conditions for crimes including multiple felony thefts, multiple burglaries, illegal possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and violating conditions of release. Johnson was alleged to be involved in numerous burglaries over the last few months.

Johnson is currently wanted for another felony burglary that he committed recently. While he was being sought for this warrant, Wells Police Department took a complaint yesterday where Johnson allegedly stole a vehicle. The stolen vehicle is a red 2000 Toyota Celica with aftermarket rims and a Maine registration of 7066XF.

Johnson is known to carry firearms, and should not be approached by the public. If anybody knows the whereabouts of Shain Johnson or the stolen vehicle, you are urged to contact the Maine State Police, your local Sheriff’s Office, or your local Police Department.


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Troop J Weekly Report (05-17-20 to 05-24-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 1

# of DV Arrests – 0


Trooper Dana Austin attempted to stop a motorcycle for a traffic violation in Ellsworth.  The motorcycle took off at a high rate of speed and attempted to avoid being stopped. Trooper Austin located the motorcycle abandoned behind an apartment building in Ellsworth and shortly after he located the operator. As a result of the investigation, Jacob Hale (25) of Hancock was arrested for Failure to Stop for a Law Enforcement Officer, Operating Without a Driver’s License, and Driving to Endanger. Trooper Austin was assisted by the Hancock County Sheriffs Office and the Ellsworth Police Department.

Corporal Chris Smith assisted Washington Sheriff Office with searching for a missing juvenile in Eastbrook.  The juvenile was later located in Washington County. 

Corporal Chris Smith investigated a theft of a racing style jack off the steps of a residence in Sullivan. 

Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Gregory Candelmo (26) of Robbinston for Failure to Notify by Quickest Means after an accident in Robbinston.


Trooper Dana Austin stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in Hancock, as a result of the investigation, Kimberly Gravelle (37) of Houlton was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Schedule W Drug, Operating Under the Influence of Drugs and Operating after Suspension. Kimberly was found to have Methamphetamine on her person and a further search of her vehicle located more Methapmetamine inside of it. Also located were empty drug baggies that were going to be used for the sale of illegal drugs. Approximatly 9 grams of Methapmetamine was located and also located was $5,959 dollars. The money is believed to be from drug proceeds. Trooper Austin was assisted by Sergeant Jason Sattler, Trooper Gavin Endre, and Trooper Joshua Lander.


Sergeant Jeff Ingemi summonsed Alexis Matos (21) of Pennsylvania and Harrington, Maine, for Operating Without a License after a traffic stop in Harrington.  Washington Sheriff Office assisted.


Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Shane Seavey (39) of Crawford for failing to notify owner of a property damage accident after he smashed a support post in Crawford.

Corporal Daniel Ryan attempted to stop a vehicle on Rt 15 in Penobscot for speeding 82/50.  The vehicle failed to stop and then a chase ensued.  After approx. 5 miles, the driver pulled over on Rt 1 just east of the Orland Big Apple.  The driver, SETH RIOUX (32) of Brooklin was arrested and charged with Eluding an Officer and Criminal Speed.


Trooper Miles Carpenter responded to Roque Bluffs for the report of a lost 12-year old child.  The child was located shortly after arrival.  The child had gone for a walk and got turned around in the woods. 


Trooper Kim Sawyer received a report that the house in Brookton had been burglarized.  The door was kicked in, BB’s shot through a window, they cut some pipes and flooded the basement and damaged his furnace, washer, dryer, & freezer.  There are no suspects at this time.


Trooper Caleb McGary arrested Joseph Meek (35) of Levant and Florida, for Criminal Speed and Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol after a traffic stop in Hancock.  Trooper Owen Reed and the Maine Warden Service assisted. Speed was 103-mph in a 55-mph zone. 

Jonesport Body Update

State Police say they believe the body found yesterday in Jonesport is 43 year old William Merchant, who has been missing for nearly 11 months. An autopsy was completed today at the State Medical Examiner's Office and no determination was made on the cause of the death because of the condition of the remains.  However detectives say there was no evidence of foul play.   Additional work will be completed by the State Police DNA Lab to determine Merchant's positive identification, however items found with the body indicate it is him. 

Troop D Weekly Report for May 11 to May 17, 2020

Troop D weekly activities for time May 11th to May 17th, 2020

On 5/11/2020 Tr. Harrington responded to 770 Coopers Mills Road in Windsor for an alleged stolen firearm complaint. The caller, Matthew Grant (51) explained his son, Ethan Grant (26) had stolen a black 9mm Girsan handgun from the Windsor residence sometime earlier in the evening on 5/11. Tr. Harrington and Tr. Roddy were able to gain intel and located Ethan at a known drug house in Augusta later in the evening. Ethan was taken into custody by Tr. Harrington and the firearm was located by Tr. Roddy and Tr. Tlumac inside the home hidden under the bathroom cabinet. Ethan was transported to Kennebec County Jail where he claimed he was positive Covid-19 and was denied entrance into the jail. Grant was transported to Maine General Medical Center where he refused to be tested by medical staff. After being cleared for incarceration, Grant was brought back to Kennebec County Jail where he was charged with: Theft of Firearm Class B, Possessing Firearm While Prohibited Class C, and Violating Conditions of Release Class E. Bail was set at $15,000

On 5/11/2020 Tr. Dunn stopped Brandon Frappier (25) of Oakland for speeding on I-295 in Richmond. Frappier was suspended and was charged with OAS.

On 5/12/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Diane Fahey (30) and Christopher Allen (41) of New Hampshire, John Parent (26) of Hampden, and Hailey Sawyer (23) of Sebec on I395 in Bangor for obstruction of view and an expired inspection. After a brief investigation, Trooper Belanger ran Dallas around the vehicle. Dallas alerted to the presence of drugs. Parent and Sawyer were charged with Paraphernalia. Fahey was found with 1.3 g of Heroin and was charged with Possession of Schedule W Drugs. Allen was found in possession of 13 grams of heroin and 3.4 grams of meth. Allen was charged with aggravated Trafficking in schedule W drugs, possession of schedule w drugs, failure to provide correct name and date of birth, and paraphernalia. 

On 5/12/2020 Cpl. Pelletier stopped Roger Plourde (22) on Rt.1 in Waldoboro for a vehicle defect. His license was suspended for FT pay fines, and he was summonsed for the infraction. 

On 5/13/2020 Tr. Peckham stopped Zachary Abram (26) of Randolph in West Gardiner for a vehicle defect. Abram’s license was suspended at the time of the stop and on bail conditions.  Abram was found to be in violation of his bail. Abram was charged with Violating Conditions of Release, Operating After License Suspension and Failure to Produce Insurance.

On 5/13/2020 Cpl. Wesbrock received a report of a purse theft at Toby’s store on Route 3 in China. The victim was an employee of the store. Cpl. Wesbrock has positive ID on the person who was caught stealing the purse and is continuing the investigation.   Days later, Melinda Palmer (35) from Palermo was charged with felony theft by unauthorized taking after she confessed to stealing the purse. 

On 5/14/2020 Tr. Bureau stopped Ethan Sargent (27) on Route 220 in Thorndike for speeding 78 mph in a posted 45 mph speed zone. Sargent was summonsed for exceeding the speed limit by 30 mph or more and released on scene. 

On 5/14/2020 Tr. Bureau stopped Benjamin Nadeau (38) for no seatbelt and no registration plates. Upon further investigation, Tr. Bureau learned Nadeau had a suspended driver’s license. The passenger was identified as Justin Lafountain (31). Lafountain was on bail conditions not to use or possess alcohol. Lafountain was found in possession of unopened bottles of beer. Nadeau was summonsed for OAS and Lafountain was summonsed for violating conditions of release. 

On 5/14/2020 Tr. Peckham stopped Leighton Beal (22) of Friendship on Route 17 in Windsor for speeding 87MPH in a posted 50MPH zone. Beal was charged with criminal speed.

On 5/15/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Austin (18) and Adam (20) Reed of Unity on S. Horseback Rd in Burnham for driving 76 mph in a marked 45 mph zone. Both were on their own motorcycles. Adam did not have a motorcycle endorsement and was charged with Criminal Speed and Operating Without a License. Austin was charged with Criminal Speed and False Attached Plates.

On 5/15/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Adam Giggey (42) of Waterville, on School St in Unity. Giggey was charged with OAS.

On 5/15/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Cody King (24) of Pittsfield on S. Horseback Rd in Burnham for speeding 83 mph in a marked 45 mph zone. King was charged with Criminal Speed.

On 5/16/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Charles Henry (30) of Morrill on Rt. 139 in Brooks. Henry was charged with OAS and VCR.

On 5/16/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped John Oliva (48) of Edmunds on Rt. 7 in Brooks. Oliva was charged with Operating Without a License.

On 5/16/2020 Tr. Dunn stopped Devon McPhail (21) of Brunswick for Attaching False Plates on Main St. in Richmond. McPhail was also charged with OAS and VCR.

On 5/16/2020 Tr. Webber responded to Main St. in Albion to a single vehicle crash.  William Bureau (45) of Albion claimed his brakes failed as he approached the stop sign at the end of the Benton Rd.  Bureau however accelerated through the corner store parking lot and into Main St. where he spun out of control striking the curb ripping the rear axle off.  Bureau was given a summons for operating a defective vehicle, failing to stop at the stop sign, and failure to provide insurance.

Troop C Donates Food throughout Somerset County

Troop C We
From Left to Right: Tr. Jacob Roddy, Tr. Keith Barton, Tr. Blake Conrad, Tr. Randy Hall, Lt. Jason Madore (son’s Cameron (12) and Nathan (8)).

Members from the Maine State Police-Troop C (Skowhegan Barracks) accepted and completed a challenge from the Skowhegan Police Department, and Chief Dave Bucknam. Tr. Jacob Roddy, Tr. Keith Barton, Tr. Blake Conrad, Tr. Randy Hall, Lt. Jason Madore and his two son’s, Cameron and Nathan Madore; helped Chelsea Carrier and her team load up trucks and cars with food boxes for children throughout Somerset County. We were honored to provide this community service for the children of Somerset County.

Troop J Weekly Report (05-11-20 to 05-17-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 2


Sergeant Tim Varney stopped a pickup for speeding 99 mph on Rt. 1A in Dedham.  As a result, Patrick Mullen (50) of East Machias was charged with Operating Under the Influence, Violation of Conditions of Release and Criminal Speed.


Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation in Hancock, as a result of the investigation, Kolton Eschete (24) of Eastbrook was summonsed for Operating after Suspension. Later in the day Trooper Austin observed Kolton driving the same vehicle and his driver’s license was still suspended. Trooper Austin stopped Kolton and summonsed him again for Operating after Suspension.


Trooper Dana Austin stopped an ATV for a traffic violation on the Centerville Road in Columbia Falls, as a resulf of the investigation, Kaleb Kenney (20) of Columbia Falls was summonsed for Operating after Suspension.


Trooper Blaine Silk responded to the White Birches in Hancock for a report of an intoxicated and disorderly male. Trooper Silk made contact with the male, Donald Therrien (25) of Addison. THERRIEN was extremely intoxicated and was using profanities and disturbing the peace. THERRIEN was escorted to his room and given a disorderly conduct warning. Several minutes later, THERRIEN emerged from his room and began yelling and disturbing the peace of residence in the facility again. Therrien was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and brought to the Hancock County Jail. Sergeant Timothy Varney and Trooper Travis Chapman assisted.

Sergeant Jeff Ingemi summonsed Craig Woodard (29) of Bucksport for False Swearing and Harassment by Phone stemming from an investigation in Penobscot County in December.


Trooper Travis Chapman observed a vehicle operating at 90 MPH in a 50 MPH area on Acadia Highway in Orland. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and the operator, Zachary Emery (23) or Orland was summonsed for speeding.



Statement of Maine Department of Public Safety Commissioner Michael Sauschuck and Colonel John Cote, Chief of the Maine State Police

The Maine State Police is aware of a published complaint that includes allegations involving the Maine Information and Analysis Center (MIAC) and two valued leaders within our agency. As a matter of policy and on the advice of the Maine Attorney General’s Office, we will not comment on the specific aspects of on-going civil litigation. We would however, like to take this opportunity to express our confidence that our fusion center is operating in accordance with applicable laws, policies, procedures and best practices that safeguard people’s privacy, civil rights and civil liberties. 

We would also like to publicly express our full faith and confidence supporting both Lt. Scott Ireland and Lt. Michael Johnston. Both are experienced, well-respected leaders.   Lieutenants Ireland and Johnston are individually credited with many successful achievements and accomplishments in challenging commands and roles within our agency.  

The core values of the State Police are Integrity, Fairness, Compassion, and Excellence. We remain steadfast in our commitment to these principles, to our members, and to the citizens we are proud to serve. 

Arrest in Corinna Robbery

Mark Dunlop, 43, Plymouth

State Police have charged a man from Plymouth with robbing a convenience store in Corinna early Saturday morning (May 9, 2020).  43 year old  Mark Dunlop was taken into custody at his home early this afternoon.  He is charged with robbery and was transported to the Penobscot County Jail.  Troopers said the Somerset Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation, along with the Maine Warden Service,  and Dexter and Newport Police.

Troop D weekly activities for time May 4th to May 10th, 2020

On 5/3/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Robert Mitchell (35) of Unity on Rt. 202 in Unity. Mitchell had a revoked license and performed poorly on SFSTs. Mitchell was taken to WCJ and given an intoxilyzer test. Mitchell tested above the legal limit and was charged with Operating After Revocation (OAR) and Operating Under the Influence (OUI).

On 5/3/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Robert Sears (28) of Liberty on Rt. 202 in Unity for following too closely. Sears had a revoked driver’s license, an active FTA warrant, bail conditions, and was in possession of unprescribed Xanax. Sears was charged with Operating After Revocation (OAR), Violation of Conditions of Release (VCR), and possession of schedule Z drug.

On 5/4/2020 Cpl. Robinson stopped Nicholas Sapiel (22) of Winslow, on Route 137 in China for several vehicle defects.  Nicholas was found to be in Violation of his bail and operating after Habitual Offender (HO) Revocation.  Nicholas was summonsed for both offenses and released.  

On 5/4/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Adam Giggy (41) of Waterville on Ward Hill Rd in Unity. Giggy had a suspended driver’s license and was charged with Operating After Suspension (OAS).

On 5/4/2020 Trooper Belanger and Cpl. Robinson stopped Brian Carroll (34) of Troy on Rt. 220 in Unity. Drug paraphernalia was seen in plain view. The vehicle was searched, and crack cocaine was located. Carroll was arrested and charged with possession of schedule W drug and use and sale of drug paraphernalia. 

5/4/2020 Trooper Gleeson stopped Aaron Vogel (35) for speed on 295 in Bowdoinham. It was determined Vogel does not have a Maine DL and his prior license was revoked out of New Jersey. Vogel was summonsed for operating without a license.  

On 5/4/2020. Sgt. Quintero conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle based upon the passenger Holly Grant (44) of Burnham smoking with a small child in the vehicle.  Grant was found to be in possession of hypodermic needles which she used to inject drugs along with prescription drugs which she admitted possessing without a legal authorization.  She was summonsed for the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Schedule Drugs. 

On 5/5/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped Lance French (49) of Howland on Rt. 69 in Hampden. French did not have a driver’s license and was charged with operating without a license.

On 5/5/2020 Trooper Belanger stopped a vehicle for speeding 46 in a 35 mph zone on Rt. 7 in Dixmont. The passenger, Kevin Wood, had an active warrant for a Protection From Abuse (PFA) violation. Wood was transported to Waldo County Jail. 

On 5/5/2020 Tr. Lauren Roddy received a report of a Protection From Abuse (PFA) violation which occurred in Windsor the day prior. Jack Huntington (52) of Windsor, was charged with Violating a Protection from Abuse Order, Class D.

On 5/6/2020 Tr. Bureau stopped Carolyn Elkins (39) for speeding on Route 139 in Benton. Upon further investigation, it was learned that Elkins was operating with a suspended driver’s license. Elkins was summonsed on scene and released to a licensed driver. 

On 5/7/2020 Tr. Lauren Roddy noticed a large amount of smoke coming from Clark Rd in China. Upon further investigation she discovered there was an active forest fire with 1-2 acres currently on fire. Tr. Harrington assisted on scene. China Fire Department and Maine Forest Service handled the fire.

5/7/2020 Tr. Verhille responded to a motor vehicle crash at 47 northbound. The operator, Amber Mondor (24) of Biddeford, ran off the road after swerving to avoid a groundhog in the roadway. Neither her or her passenger sustained any injuries. The vehicle was towed do to extensive damage. 

On 5/7/2020 Sgt Quintero stopped Charles Ray (39) of Lincolnville when he was spotted walking down the road with a shotgun while drinking a Twisted Tea alcoholic drink.  Ray was with Francis Richardson (25) of Belfast who was armed with a hunting bow.  Ray was charged with Violating Conditions of Release.  Richardson was Ultimately Charged with Operating after Suspension. 

On 5/9/2020 Cpl. Robinson and Trooper Belanger responded to 30 Moosehead Trail Apt L in Brooks for a 911 hang up. Susan Biagiotti (62) and Edward Desmond (63) were located in the residence. Both had been given disorderly conduct warnings by MSP earlier in the morning. Biagiotti was issued a summons for disorderly conduct. Desmond was arrested for disorderly conduct, assault, and refusing to submit. 

On 5/9/2020 Cpl. Robinson and Tr. Belanger responded to 21 Vickery Lane in Unity for a reported family fight.  Kristin Mozes (27) of Unity, was ultimately arrested for Domestic Violence Assault and brought to the Waldo County Jail.  

On 5/9/2020 Tr. Dunn stopped a vehicle on I-295 in Bowdoinham for an inspection sticker violation. The driver provided a name of Mark Carlson and stated that his license was revoked out of Illinois. Further investigation revealed that the driver was actually Matthew Carlson (50) of Portland, who had provided his brother’s name. Matthew Carlson had an active warrant from 2011 and was also charged with Violation of Conditions of Release (VCR), Operating After Revoked and FT Provide Correct Name/DOB.

On 5/9/2020 Tr. Martin stopped a vehicle with no rear registration plate. The operator Tyler Mckinney (19) was found to have a marijuana pipe in his possession and was charged with sale or use of drug paraphernalia. The passenger Jordan Brown (20) was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and having drug paraphernalia. 

Troop J Weekly (05-04-20 to 05-10-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 3

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0


Trooper Jeffrey Taylor summonsed Edward Libby (31) of Exeter for Operating After Suspension – Class C, on Rt 1A in Dedham.


Trooper Owen Reed arrested Jeremy Robbins (34) of Blue Hill for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol after a traffic stop in Deer Isle. 

Trooper Owen Reed arrested Haley Brewer (25) of Deer Isle for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol after she crashed her vehicle in Deer Isle.  Trooper Caleb McGary assisted.


Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Brian Cabanganan (42) of Houlton for Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle and for Violating Conditions of Release after a Personal Injury accident in Danforth.

Trooper Blaine Silk responded to an erratic vehicle complaint in Sullivan. Trooper Silk was able to locate the vehicle described in the complaint. As a result of the investigation Thomas Davis (49) of Trenton was arrested for Operating Under the Influence. Davis refused to give a breath sample. Trooper Travis Chapman assisted.

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