Maine State Police blotter

Aug 26, 2013
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Augusta — Law enforcement officials with Troop D of the Maine State Police responded to the following incidents in Waldo County between Aug. 18 and Aug. 25. Anyone with information regarding ongoing investigations is asked to call 800-452-4664.

Aug. 18

Trooper Shawn Porter responded to the public boat launch in Freedom for a report of a naked man. The man, no name or age given, had been drinking and was told by police to put his clothes on, pack up his belongings and call someone for a ride home.

Aug. 20

Trooper Benjamin Sweeney charged Markus Lowe, 20, of Brooks, and his passenger, Matthew Cowette, 28, of Unity, for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Trooper Thomas Bureau responded to a single-vehicle rollover with an ejection on Mount Road in Burnham.

Aug. 21

Trooper Bureau responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Route 7 in Jackson. There were no injuries reported.

Aug. 23

Trooper Porter assisted the Waldo County Sheriff's Office with a suspicious incident in Liberty. The complainant heard a man yelling outside at 11:30 p.m. Porter search the area and found a Subaru that had rolled down into a ravine. During his investigation, Porter located Harry Shade who he determined was the driver of the vehicle. Shade was summoned for operating under the influence.

Trooper Porter responded to North Main Street in Winterport. While en-route, Porter found a missing woman who was suicidal. The woman ran from Porter before stopping at a small bridge and climbing up on the railing. Porter was able to grab the female and pull her off of the railing. No injuries were reported.

Aug. 25

Trooper Sweeney responded to Underpass Road in Brooks for a single-vehicle crash. Howard Whitcomb, 29, of Brooks, was arrested and charged with felony operating under the influence and possession of a schedule W drug.

Trooper Bureau responded to a two-vehicle crash with one vehicle resting on its roof on Route 202 in Unity. The crash is still under investigation.

An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in court.

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