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Law enforcement officials with Troop D of the Maine State Police responded to the following incidents in Waldo County between Nov. 27 and Dec. 11. Anyone with information regarding ongoing investigations is asked to call 1-800-452-4664.

Nov. 27

Trooper Bethany Couturier stopped Travis Simpson, 32, on Waterville Road in Unity for a loud exhaust and other motor vehicle defects. A consent search of the vehicle reportedly turned up a marijuana pipe. Simpson was summonsed for sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

Nov. 28

Trooper Couturier stopped Carrie Hubbard, 41, on Main Street in Unity. Hubbard’s vehicle registration had expired in February of this year, according to police. Hubbard was summonsed for operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Trooper Couturier stopped 24-year-old Amber Nayock and Corey Gerry, 26, on Bangor Road in Unity for a loud exhaust. Nayock was also driving on an expired driver’s license, according to police, and a consent search of the vehicle turned up a marijuana pipe. Gerry reportedly admitted the pipe was his and he was summoned for the offense.

Trooper Christopher Smith and K9 Freyja responded to Mill Lane in Belfast. Officers with the Belfast Police Department found evidence of a home heating oil theft at a vacant residence and two men found hiding in the nearby woods were arrested. A third suspect remained at large, and the K9 team tracked and located him hiding in the woods a short distance away. The third man was also arrested in connection with the alleged fuel theft.

Nov. 29

Trooper Jonathan Russell was conducting a stationary radar detail on Route 100 in Burnham and observed a white sedan traveling at 88 mph in a posted 50 mph zone. Trooper Russell stopped the vehicle and made contact with the operator, Christian Rowden, 21, of Fairfield. Rowden was issued a summons for criminal speed and was released.

Trooper Shawn Porter and his K-9 partner Tex conducted a demonstration at the Capital Area Technical Center for the law enforcement program.

Nov. 30

Sgt. Patrick Hood, Detective Jason Andrews and Trooper Stephen Morrell investigated an unattended death in Thorndike.

Trooper Morrell investigated a theft of prescription pills from Unity College. At this time the case is under investigation.

Dec. 1

Trooper Benjamin Sweeney stopped Tori Joy, 23, of Searsmont for a traffic infraction. Joy allegedly refused to sign the traffic infraction summons and was therefore issued a criminal summons for failure to sign.

Trooper Morrell investigated the theft of a motor vehicle from the driveway of a house in Freedom. No evidence was located at the scene. Upon conducting a neighborhood canvas, leads have surfaced. The case is still under investigation.

Trooper Morrell investigated a bad check case at Waldo County Oil.

Dec. 2

Troopers Couturier and Russell responded to Bangor Road in Troy after a complainant reported that he and Jane Henderson, 46, had been in a verbal argument. Henderson was not at the residence upon the troopers’ arrival but pulled into the driveway a short time later. Henderson was arrested for operating under the influence.

Trooper Russell responded to Gordon Hill Road in Thorndike for a report of an intoxicated driver. Nicole Salisbury, 29, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. Salisbury was taken to Waldo County Jail.

Dec. 3

Trooper Russell stopped a vehicle on Bangor Road in Unity for a speeding violation. The operator, Donald Socobasin, 53, of Washington was issued a summons for operating after license suspension.

Dec. 4

Trooper Sweeney responded to a crash on Route 9 in Thorndike. The driver sustained minor injuries and was released from the scene.

Trooper Sweeney arrested Michelle Griffin, 28, of Thorndike on a warrant for failure to pay fines. She was taken to Waldo County Jail without incident.

Trooper Russell met with 37-year-old P.J. Plummer at his residence in Burnham and learned that Plummer had an active arrest warrant for unpaid fines. Plummer was arrested and taken to Waldo County Jail.

Dec. 8

Trooper Morrell contacted Waldo County Regional Communications Center to report a house on fire on North Main Street near Box 44. Trooper Morrell and Sgt. Hood assisted with traffic control. At the time of the fire the tenant was not home.

Dec. 9

Trooper Morrell conducted a traffic stop on Route 139 in Unity. A search of the vehicle reportedly yielded marijuana, hashish, a marijuana grinder, a digital scale, and three joints. Operator John Pellitier, 23, was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana. Passenger Jordan Hustus-Raven, also 23, was charged with unlawful possession of a schedule X drug and possession of a usable amount of marijuana. Trooper Porter assisted with the investigation.

Trooper Couturier was responding to a 911 disconnect at the Mount View bus garage in Thorndike when a van with an allegedly fictitious inspection sticker tried to pull into another parking lot. The operator, 41-year-old David Oxton, was summoned for operating after license suspension and displaying a fictitious certificate.

Dec. 10

Trooper Couturier was traveling out of Brooks on Purple Heart Highway when a vehicle reportedly passed by her at 64 mph; the posted speed is 25 mph. Haleigh Duclos, 19, was issued a summons for criminal speed.

Dec. 11

Trooper Smith charged Nathan Small, 32, of Newport with burglary and theft as a result of Smith’s investigation into a scrap metal theft from the Cianbro pit in Burnham.