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Trooper Farley took a report of a motor vehicle burglary in Gray. After a brief investigation it was determined a credit card stolen from the vehicle was used at Wal-Mart. Trooper Farley contacted loss prevention at Wal-Mart and was able to obtain a photograph of the suspect and the vehicle he was operating. Trooper Farley is now attempting to obtain a name for the suspect. The investigation continues.
Tr. Turnick arrested a 26-year-old female for domestic violence.
After a months-long investigation, Tr. Chavez has wrapped up an investigation at the Leavitt High School in Turner which involved several students engaged in unlawful prize fighting. One of the key participants went so far as to create a Facebook page for his fighter and posted several of the fights on You Tube. The investigation has concluded with several students having been charged with the prize fighting through the juvenile court and one adult former student being cited for burglary and the unlawful fighting.
Tr. Turnick assisted OXSO search a vehicle and located a handgun concealed in the vehicle by a convicted felon.
Trooper Physic responded to a call for a vehicle all over the road. Trooper Physic located the vehicle and put the driver through a battery of field sobriety tests. The driver failed. Trooper Physic went to the Windham Police Department to give the driver an intoxilyzer test. The instrument was not operating properly. One of the Windham police officers, a certified blood tech, volunteered to take the driver’s blood. The driver was charged with criminal OUI.
Trooper Cote conducted a D.R.E. Evaluation for Lewiston Police on a male subject who had been arrested for operating under the influence after an intoxilyzer revealed a low BrAC of 0.02 grams. Upon completion of the evaluation, Trooper Cote found the subject to be under the influence of narcotic analgesics, C.N.S. depressants, and cannabis and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely. He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs.
Tr. Fillebrown was patroling in Bethel and observed a vehicle operating without headlights. Upon stopping the vehicle the operator was found to have a suspended status in Maine (Class E) and the passenger had a warrant for failure to pay fines. The operator was summonsed and the passenger arrested.
Trooper Wing stopped a motor vehicle for no front plate and determined the 17-year-old operator to be suspended. He was summonsed and his brother drove them away.
Trooper Pappas arrested two people on warrants for failure to pay fine.
Tr. Fillebrown observed a vehicle suspiciously acting on Route 35 in Waterford. Upon stopping the vehicle a digital scale with marijuana residue was seen on the center console. A search of the vehicle revealed more marijuana in the car and trunk.
Tr. Turnick conducted a traffic stop for various violations and located a useable amount of marijuana and two hypodermic needles said to be used by operator to shoot up "Suboxen."