Maine State Police Troop D blotter: Fake inspection stickers, OUI arrests
AUGUSTA— Maine State Police Troop D reported the following activity May 5-11. 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.
Troopers Nicolas Gleeson and Niles Krech stopped a vehicle on I-295 in Gardiner for a loud exhaust. Investigation revealed the passenger Joshua Burgess, 27, was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, which was also a violation of his conditions of release. Burgess was issued summonses for the offenses.
Trooper Seth Allen stopped Amanda Maloon, 27, in Litchfield. Maloon's Buick had a sticker that had been illegally printed and affixed to the windshield and she was issued a summons for displaying a fictitious inspection sticker.
Trooper Sweeney initiated a traffic stop on Route 202 in Dixmont for a speeding violation. Trooper Sweeney detected the odor of marijuana and further investigation revealed that the operator, Jason Robinson, 33, of Burnham, had a useable amount of marijuana and paraphernalia. Robinson was issued summonses for the offenses, including a citation for speeding.
Troopers James Moore and James MacDonald responded to a 911 hang up on Western Ridge Road in Palermo. The caller, Dominique Haver, 23, said that her 3-year-old son had accidentally dialed 911. Haver said nobody else was there and would not let the police inside. After some investigation, Troopers Moore and MacDonald found Kyle Stetson, 31, hiding in the house. Haver and Stetson each have protective orders against the other. Stetson was arrested for probation violation and Haver was issued a summons.
Trooper Macdonald stopped a vehicle on Route 3 in Belfast for loud exhaust and a defective brake light. Investigation revealed the operator, Michael Davis, 20, had allegedly been drinking. Field sobriety tests were conducted and Davis was ultimately arrested for operating under the influence. Davis was also issued a summons for operating without a license.
Trooper Ferreira stopped Kerry Surette, 42, of Augusta, on Water Street in Randolph for displaying a bogus inspection sticker. Surette stated that her son had it put on the vehicle and she was issued a summons for displaying a fictitious inspection sticker.
Trooper Ferreira encountered a vehicle on Route 295 in Gardiner displaying a fictitious inspection sticker. Trooper Ferreira made contact with the driver, James Goff, 39, of Sidney, and during the traffic stop Goff admitted his license was suspended but said he was not aware that the inspection sticker was not real. Goff was arrested on a warrant and issued summonses for displaying a fictitious inspection sticker and operating after suspension.
Troopers Moore and Kyle Pelletier responded to a disturbance on Hallowell Litchfield Road in West Gardiner. They were assisted by Troopers Wing Ferreira. Jacob Dolley, 26, reportedly chased his girlfriend and her mother off his property with a pistol pointed at them. Dolley, who holds a concealed weapon permit, was arrested for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.
Troopers Gleeson and Krech responded to a complaint from a business in Farmingdale of a bad check being passed. The caller stated Jessica Brillant, 32, had written them a check, which was returned for insufficient funds. Through investigation it was discovered that the bank account had been closed since 2008, and that Brillant has a history of similar charges. She was issued a summons for theft by deception.
Trooper Allen stopped Michael Gowell, 24, in Litchfield. Gowell was issued a summons for displaying a fictitious inspection sticker.
Trooper Allen attempted to stop a maroon Geo Prizm sedan on Pond Road in West Gardiner for an expired inspection sticker. The Geo sped up and skidded into a driveway where Allen then observed Eric Mccollett fleeing from the vehicle on foot. Mccollett reportedly surrendered quickly and was arrested on a warrant for an unpaid fine. Mccollett was also issued summonses for failure to stop for an officer, operating after suspension and attaching false plates
Trooper Allen stopped Jordan Smith, 22, in Litchfield for an expired registration sticker and smelled the odor of burnt marijuana after the stop. A search of the vehicle revealed a pipe, marijuana and an unloaded Walther P22 handgun. Smith was issued summonses for the sale and use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a usable amount of marijuana.
Trooper Macdonald stopped a vehicle on Route 3 in Belfast for speeding and poor operation. Trooper Macdonald discovered the operator, Jason Ball, 38, had been drinking and field sobriety tests were administered. Ball was arrested for operating under the influence after refusing to submit to a test.
Trooper Sweeney, acting on a tip that a suspended driver was driving on Rutland Road in Troy, drove to that location. When Sweeney arrived a vehicle matching the description passed his location and he initiated a traffic stop. Sweeney confirmed that Gerald Allen, 32, of Unity, was in fact driving and was also on conditions of release not to commit any new crimes. Allen was arrested and transported to Waldo County Jail, where he was charged with operating after suspension and violating conditions of release.
Trooper Smith charged William Ripley, 21, of Monroe, with operating under the influence and failure to report a crash. These charges are a result of investigations of two accidents occurring April 12 in Frankfort. Ripley reportedly ran off the road during the early morning hours and significantly damaged his truck without reporting the crash. He was assisted back onto the road by a private party and continued driving toward home when he lost control again and rolled over. Ripley suffered minor injuries as a result of the second crash and was transported for medical evaluation. He was found to have been drinking prior to the crashes, and a blood test revealed he was over the legal limit.
Trooper Allen stopped Joseph Heath, 43, in Gardiner for a possible inspection sticker violation, and issued Heath a summons for displaying a fictitious inspection sticker.
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