AUGUSTA — Maine State Police Troop D reported the following activity Nov. 24-30. Troop D is responsible for Maine's Midcoast, including Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Waldo, and Knox counties, the southern half of Kennebec County and part of northern Cumberland County. The troop also patrols Interstate 295, from Brunswick to Gardiner. The troop's complement includes a lieutenant, three sergeants, 25 troopers and a secretary. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.
Trooper Benjamin Sweeney traveled to Brooks to conduct a search for Theodore Lawrence, who had two warrants for his arrest. Lawrence was arrested without incident.
Trooper Seth Allen stopped a vehicle in China for a seatbelt violation. A passenger in the vehicle, Nicholas Stoddard, was under bail conditions and a check revealed he was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and charged with both offenses, in addition to violating consitions of release. The operator, Tyler Davis, was issued summonses for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Trooper Bethany Robinson stopped a vehicle for failure to display license front plates and resembling a car matching the description of one suspected of being used in a theft Nov. 18 in Farmingdale. The operator, Felicia Bonenfant, and a passenger, Michael Wilson, reportedly confessed to the theft. Bonenfant was issued a summons for theft and Wilson was arrested for theft and theft by deception.
Trooper Allen stopped a vehicle in China for speeding. The operator, Rueben Begin, of Vassalboro, was issued a summons for possession of schedule X drugs after two jars of hashish were seen on the seat.
Trooper Benjamin Sweeney stopped a vehicle on Reynolds Road in Brooks, ultimately issuing the operator, Joshua St. Clair, with possession of marijuana.
Trooper Sweeney traveled to Jackson to look for Marshall Lowe, who had a warrant for his arrest. A woman at the residence, Lindsey Miliken, denied Lower was inside and allegedly blocked Trooper Sweeney's access to the residence. A search warrant was applied for and granted, and the troopers located Lowe after gaining access to the residence. Miliken was arrested for hindering apprehension and Lowe was also charged with refusing to submit to arrest or detention.
Trooper Erin Ball stopped a vehicle on Maine Avenue in Farmingdale for operating without headlights after dark. It was determined the operator, James Dixon, was operating with a suspended license and he was issued a summons for the offense.
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