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Law enforcement officials with Troop D of the Maine State Police recently responded to the following incidents in Waldo County. Anyone with information regarding ongoing investigations is asked to call 1-800-452-4664.


March 5

Trooper Luke Cunningham assisted Officer Greg Stearns of Belfast Police Department with a criminal mischief investigation. Cunningham processed a tractor-trailer unit that had been damaged in an attempted theft of the vehicle. Cunningham recovered fingerprints from the vehicle. There was a hat found at the scene which Cunningham recalled seeing on a male the prior evening at a bar in Belfast. Stearns was able to locate the male owner of the hat, who confessed to the attempted theft as well as vandalism.


March 7

Trooper Jonah O’Roak summoned Spencer Crampton, 51, for leaving the scene of a property-damage accident. Crampton reportedly admitted he backed into another vehicle in the parking lot of Swan Lake Grocery in Swanville. Crampton was located at his residence on Nickerson Road in Swanville. Crampton was also charged for having expired insurance.

Trooper Shawn Porter was traveling west on Route 3 in Liberty and his attention was drawn to two vehicles traveling in front of him. The vehicles were extremely close and it appeared the lead vehicle was towing the second vehicle with a chain. The first vehicle was driven by Edwin Fuller, 54, and the second vehicle was driven by Eric Fuller, 31. Edwin Fuller was summoned for towing without a tow bar or safety chain. Eric Fuller was summoned for attaching false plates.

Trooper Porter located a vehicle at Burnham School on Troy Road in Burnham parked next to the building. Trooper Porter made contact with Tyson Hunt, 18, and a male juvenile passenger. Hunt was summoned for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of usable amount of marijuana and illegal transportation of drugs by a minor. The juvenile passenger was summoned for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of usable amount of marijuana and released to his mother.


March 8

Trooper Porter located an active arrest warrant for Katherine Manchester, 24. Trooper Porter called Manchester and advised her she had a warrant and scheduled a meeting place in Belfast. Manchester was arrested and taken to Waldo County Jail, where she posted bail.

Trooper Ryan Brockway responded to Swan Lake Avenue in Swanville for a welfare check.


March 9

Trooper Porter stopped a vehicle on Route 1 in Searsport for speeding. According to Department of Motor Vehicles records, the operator — 22-year-old Taylor Wentworth — had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Wentworth was placed under arrest and taken to Waldo County Jail, where a relative posted bail for him. Wentworth also was summoned for the speeding violation.

Trooper Bethany Couturier stopped Harland Gamble, 53, of Frankfort, on Route 1A in Frankfort for a loud exhaust. Gamble’s license was found to be suspended. Gamble was summoned for the offense and a licensed driver came to pick him up.

Trooper Couturier stopped Marie Morse, 44, on Route 1A in Winterport for having no inspection sticker. Morse’s license was found to be suspended and it was also discovered she had two active warrants for her arrest. Morse was summoned for operating after license suspension and taken to Waldo County Jail.

Trooper Couturier met with a worker who had been tree-cutting for Asplundh tree cutters on Lebanon Road in Winterport. The male reported he had been struck by a side mirror from a passing vehicle. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.


March 10

Trooper Corey Smith responded to a vehicle rollover crash on Route 139 in Winterport near the drag strip. Evidence indicated the operator, Talesia “Lacy” Anderson, 26, of Newburgh, accelerated excessively out of the drag strip and onto the roadway where she lost control. The vehicle struck the snowbank and rolled over. No occupants were injured, but there was reportable damage to the vehicle. Anderson was charged with driving to endanger and released.


March 11

Trooper Smith investigated a criminal mischief incident on Frankfort Road in Swanville. The investigation is ongoing, with leads.

Trooper Brockway responded to a 911 hang-up call on Main Street in Stockton Springs. Investigation revealed there was no emergency.


March 12

Trooper Jonathan Russell stopped a vehicle on Route 137 in Knox for having an expired inspection sticker. After making contact with operator Lisa Cooley, 50, Trooper Russell learned the vehicle’s registration had expired in June 2010. Trooper Russell issued Cooley a criminal summons for operating an unregistered motor vehicle (registration expired for more than 150 days).

Trooper O’Roak arrested Meagan Lapointe, 21, for violation of condition of release at her residence in Winterport.

Trooper Russell stopped a vehicle on Route 1A in Winterport for following too closely. After making contact with operator Edward Edmunds, 42, of Stockton Springs, Trooper Russell learned Edmunds had a suspended driver’s license. Edmunds was issued a criminal summons for operating after license suspension and both he and his vehicle were released to his licensed passenger.


March 14

Trooper Porter located an active warrant for Brian Carroll, 25, of Swanville. Carroll was arrested and transported to the Waldo County Jail, where his bail was posted.


March 16

Trooper Couturier took a report of harassment in Frankfort. The suspect was contacted and told not to call or text the complainant anymore.


March 17

Trooper Brockway responded to an intoxicated female crying and walking down Frankfort Road in Swanville. Tina Woodard, 44, had reportedly been drinking and was arrested on a probation hold.


March 19

Trooper O’Roak responded to a residence on Frankfort Road in Swanville. Two harassment warnings were issued in this case.

Trooper Couturier stopped Shauna Pomeroy, 26, of Belfast, on Route 1A in Prospect for having no inspection sticker. Pomeroy’s license was confirmed suspended and she was summoned for the offense.

Trooper Couturier located a male juvenile of Stockton Springs, to interview him regarding a theft of chainsaws and other items from previous years. Information has led to the finding of one chainsaw and the investigation continues. The juvenile also had a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in court and was arrested on the warrant.


March 20

Trooper O’Roak summoned a juvenile from Winterport for harassment by telephone.

Trooper O’Roak assisted Hampden Police Department with an ongoing kidnapping case. Trooper O’Roak assisted with interviews and transporting evidence.