June 06, 2020
BANGOR DAILY NEWS (BANGOR, MAINE

State Police patrol

EAST MACHIAS — Maine State Police troopers assigned to Troop J in East Machias, reported the following activities in Washington and Hancock counties March 19-April 8:

Troopers Herbert Leighton and Bryan Higgins fingerprinted about 250 students during a detail at Lubec High School on April 8.

Trooper Kelly Barbee presented a program on seat belt safety to children at the Narraguagus Nursery School in Cherryfield April 8. He spoke later that day to the Washington County Republicans about the history and operations of the Maine State Police.

At the request of Bucksport police, Trooper Dan Ryan and K-9 J.D. searched a vehicle for drugs April 7. No other details were available.

April 6 was a busy day for Troop J beginning with the investigation by Trooper Barbee of a camp break-in in Beddington. Investigation is continuing.

Trooper Barbee on April 6 recovered a stolen snowmobile in Township 29. The snowmobile had been reported stolen from behind Morrison Chevrolet in Ellsworth. The Ellsworth Police Department is continuing the investigation into the theft.

The trooper began an investigation April 6 into an animal cruelty complaint in Columbia Falls.

Trooper Higgins is investigating an April 6 complaint in which a canoe was reported stolen from a garage in Roque Bluffs.

Trooper Timothy McCadden responded to an April 6 complaint of a broken window in a Depot Street residence in Danforth.

Trooper Leighton on April 6 assisted the Newport Police Department with their investigation into an April 3 armed robbery in Newport. Leighton checked several leads Down East at the request of Newport police.

Trevor Dinsmore, 24, Cherryfield, was arrested and charged with criminal threatening after an April 6 dispute on Route 193 in Cherryfield. Trooper Garry Curtis responded to the complaint.

Dean Sinclair, 32, Brewer, was arrested in Ellsworth, April 6, by Trooper Jonathan Mahon on a warrant for failure to appear in Bar Harbor court.

Trooper Ryan and J.D. gave K-9 and bicycle safety demonstrations to a Cub Scout group in Blue Hill April 6.

Trooper Higgins was dispatched to an Addison residence April 4, on a complaint that a male was being harassed by a former girlfriend. The girl left before Higgins arrived.

Trooper Brian Smith on April 3 fingerprinted preschool children at the East Machias Head Start program to provide their families with fingerprint identification cards.

Troopers Timothy Varney and Smith investigated an April 2 incident in Robbinston in which 35-year-old Wayne Wheelock was wounded in the shoulder when the .20-gauge shotgun he was cleaning accidentally discharged. Wheeler was taken to Calais Regional Hospital for treatment.

Dale Maddock, 45, Ellsworth, was arrested April 2 in Ellsworth by Trooper Mahon on a warrant for failure to appear in court.

A stolen motorcycle was recovered by Trooper Jeffrey Parola during his investigation into an April 1 traffic accident on Kennebec Road, Machias. The same investigation led to the discovery by Parola of a burglary at a Cow Point Road, Roque Bluffs residence. Investigation into these incidents continues.

Trooper Smith gave inservice training on enforcement of drunken driving laws to 23 deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Machias April 1.

Parola, on March 31, obtained a search warrant for a Roque Bluffs residence after receiving information of possible criminal activity at the residence. Parola subsequently recovered property which had previously been reported stolen during several burglaries in the area.

A summer residence in Roque Bluffs was the subject of a March 30 burglary investigation by Trooper Parola. The report states that suspects are known and the case will be presented to the grand jury for arrest warrants.”

Trooper Barbee responded to a March 28 incident in which a vehicle was reported off the road on Route 1, Cherryfield. As a result of his investigation, James Lavesty, 33, Hampton Beach, N.H., was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a concealed weapon without a permit and possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle. He was taken to the Washington County jail.

Trooper David Quigley spoke to a group of East Machias Cub Scouts on March 28, then gave the group a tour of Troop J barracks.

Nelson Charron, 23, Quebec City, Canada was stopped in Pembroke by Trooper Parola on March 28, and charged with furnishing liquor to a minor.

Trooper Higgins assisted Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Lewis Beal with serving a protection order to a man in Machiasport March 27.

Trooper Barbee, as part of a continuing investigation, recovered several hundred dollars’ worth of mechanics, woodworking and hand tools on March 27. This investigation involves a series of crimes in western Washington and eastern Hancock counties.

Trooper Raymond Bessette responded to a March 26 complaint in Lamoine in which a juvenile reportedly had been physically assaulted by his father. Investigation continues.

Sgt. Wesley Hussey and Trooper Barbee responded to a March 26 violation of protection order complaint on Old Route 1, Steuben. Arrested at his residence and taken to the Washington County jail in Machias was Robert Styer, 33, of Steuben.

Trooper Parola is continuing his investigation into a March 25 criminal mischief complaint in which a window was broken and paint splattered at Pembroke Door and Window Supply in Pembroke.


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