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Trooper Stevenson and Ramos where called to Livermore Falls to assist LFPD in locating an intoxicated suspect who stole two vehicles and assaulted another male. Trooper Stevenson tracked the suspect from his ex-girl friends house to a neighbor’s shed. The shed's lock had been broken and Trooper Stevenson sent Ramos in to search it. Ramos located the suspect hiding under a cardboard box. The suspect was non-compliant and Ramos bit the suspect on the leg and arm. The suspect was subdued and placed under arrest.
Trooper Stevenson responded to Greene when the owner of a Caterpillar bucker loader reported that he had caught three males stealing the turbo off the machine. The victim had the suspects detained. When he arrived on scene Trooper Stevenson interviewed the suspects and obtained confessions from two of them. They were stealing the turbo so they could install it on a Jeep. The turbo was valued at $2,000. All of the suspects where charged with felony theft. One of the suspects was also arrested for an outstanding warrant for disorderly conduct.
Trooper Stevenson and Sgt. Mills responded to Wales for a report of a woman being threatened with a shotgun. The victim had driven to her ex-daycare provider in an attempt to collect some of her children's belongings. The homeowner came out of the house with a shotgun, telling the victim to get off his property. Investigation found that the victim was possibly trespassing. The case has been submitted to the DA's office for review.
Trooper Cote took part in an operational dive in Bucksport. The dive team searched a pier and determined it safe for a U.S. Naval Vessel to use.
Trooper Pappas made four OAS arrests. One gentleman from Sabattus was stopped twice in the same week. He was taken directly to jail following the second stop.
Trooper Pappas arrested a Sabattus man for trafficking in scheduled W drugs after he was found to be in possession of numerous hydrocodone that were not prescribed to him. The traffic stop took place in Wales. A search of his cell phone yielded an abundant amount of information about his illegal trafficking business. If convicted this will be his third felony trafficking conviction, his other two stemmed from heroin and prescription meds.
Trooper Pappas arrested a Greene woman for possession of oxycodone following a traffic stop in Greene.
Sgt. Mills and Trooper Stevenson conducted a bail check on two of four people arrested last weekend following a large party at their residence after they failed to limit the noise being emitted from the event that caused several of their neighbors to report the disturbance to law enforcement. As a result of their arrests, the male and female are subject to Bail Conditions that prohibit them from possession or consumption of alcohol. During the bail check, alcohol was found in the residence and the female was determined to have a .12 BAC. The male and female were arrested and transported to the Androscoggin County Jail
Trooper Cote stopped a rental vehicle on Route 4 in North Turner occupied by five subjects from the Lawrence, MA area who subsequently admitted to traveling up to Maine to purchase drugs. As the stop progressed, another vehicle stopped at the scene and that operator accused the group of having just stolen $7200 from him in the town of Wilton. It appeared as though some sort of drug transaction had taken place and had gone bad. The theft could not be substantiated, however, during the investigation, a loaded .45 caliber handgun was found concealed in the trunk of the group’s vehicle and the serial numbers had been scratched off. All occupants were interviewed and one of them, a 19-year-old male admitted ownership. He claimed he had found the gun in Lawrence. He was arrested and subsequently charged with Possessing a Concealed Weapon and Criminal Simulation. In addition, the alleged theft victim was found to also be in possession of a loaded concealed .45 caliber handgun he carried under his shirt. He possessed a permit that he thought was valid and was not. He was also arrested and subsequently charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Both subjects were taken to the Androscoggin County Jail. Trooper Cote had plenty of assistance during the incident from Sgt. Donald Shead, Trooper Matt Casavant and his K-9, two Game Wardens, Deputies from the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office, a Deputy from the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, and an agent from MDEA who responded to the scene and will be doing some follow up. An agent from the Central Maine Violent Crimes Task Force took custody of the handgun from Mass. and will be contacting the ATF. Federal charges may be pending. Gray RCC also provided assistance in running criminal history checks and helped to confirm the identities of the subjects involved.
Trooper Paradis responded to a loud party complaint at a residence in Denmark. The party was a large group of Fryeburg Academy students ranging in age from 15 to 18. The 15 year old hostess of the party was left alone for the weekend by her parents. All parents were contacted and juveniles were sent home. Numerous charges are pending.
Trooper Cote took part in two Dive Team operations. One was in Farmington to assist CID 1 with a homicide investigation and the other was in Buxton to assist local police with a robbery investigation.
Trooper Cote investigated an incident in Turner where two17-year old Leavitt High School girls fought after school resulting in a concussion and a fractured facial bone to one of them. A group watching the fight video taped it and later placed it on You Tube. Trooper Cote ended up watching the video and it was used to implicate each involved party. Each was interviewed in the presence of their parents and each was charged with Disorderly Conduct – Fighting.
Trooper Physic received a complaint about a male staggering in the parking lot. Trooper Physic did not have any contact with the vehicle on the road and went to the home of the male. Trooper Physic gained articulable suspicion to put the driver through field sobriety tests which the male failed. Trooper Physic arrested the male for Criminal OUI. The driver took an intoxilyzer test with a result of .19 grams BrAC.
Trooper Physic spotted a vehicle speeding. Trooper Physic initiated a traffic stop. Trooper Physic made contact with the driver. The driver admitted he had consumed five beers. Trooper Physic put the driver through standardized field sobriety tests. The driver failed and Trooper Physic arrested the male for Criminal OUI. The driver took an intoxilyzer test with a result of .11 grams BrAC.
Trooper Bureau responded to a motor vehicle crash on Gebung Rd. in Alfred. A male operator lost control over his vehicle while traveling through a curve. While at the scene collecting information Tr. Bureau observed signs of impairment from the operator by the use of alcohol. He was administered a battery of tests which concluded he was in fact impaired and was subsequently arrested for OUI. Tr. Bureau transported the operator to the York County Jail and administered an Intoxylizer test. His BrAC was measured at a 0.17
Trooper Cote stopped a vehicle on Route 4 in Turner. The adult male operator had his 8-year old daughter inside with him and he was found to be under the influence. He was put through a battery of field sobriety tests and subsequently arrested. He was transported to the Livermore Falls Police Department where he refused an intoxilyzer test. He was charged with Operating under the Influence and released on Personal Recognizance Bail.
Trooper Cote stopped a vehicle on the Howe’s Corner Rd in Turner. The adult male operator was found to have five active suspensions for failing to pay fines. He also had two active Androscoggin County Warrants for Criminal Mischief and Misuse of ID. He was arrested and transported to the Androscoggin County Jail. He was summonsed for operating after suspension.
Trooper Cote stopped a vehicle on Route 4 in Turner. The adult male operator was found to be in possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms. He was arrested and transported to the Androscoggin County Jail where he was charged with Possession of Schedule X Drugs. While there, Trooper Cote interviewed him and he revealed his source. Follow up led to a residence in Auburn where he interviewed the subject who was named. He confessed and was also found to be in possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms. He was also arrested and taken to the Androscoggin County Jail. He was charged with Unlawful Furnishing of Schedule X Drugs and Possession of Schedule X Drugs. The MDEA was contacted.
Trooper Physic was called to Minot to help Auburn PD assist in a domestic violence investigation. While Trooper Physic was watching the rear of the house, Trooper Physic was next to an open window where a female was smoking marijuana. The female did not see Trooper Physic there. Trooper Physic made contact with the female and spoke to the female once the domestic violence complaint was unfounded. The male owner of the house would not give Trooper Physic consent to search the house. Trooper Physic applied and was granted a search warrant. Trooper Physic only found a usable amount of marijuana. Trooper Physic summonsed the female for possession of usable amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Trooper Casey stopped a vehicle on Stagecoach Road in the Town of Peru for inadequate tail lights. Upon investigation, Trooper Casey learned the operator and female minor passenger had been drinking. Trooper Casey determined the female minor had also been consuming liquor inside the vehicle from an open alcoholic container. She was charged with illegal possession of liquor by a minor. The adult operator was arrested and charged with allowing a minor to possess or consume liquor and for the open container violation.
Trooper Welch responded to a 911 hang-up complaint in Brownfield. As a result of the investigation, Trooper Welch arrested a male of Porter for violation of conditional release (VCR).
Trooper Welch stopped a female of Bangor for speeding and erratic operation on Route 118 in Waterford. The drive was observed weaving in and out of her lane as she traveled at 90 mph in a 50 mph zone; nearly rear ending another vehicle with her infant son in the back seat. She was arrested for criminal speed and driving to endanger.