Maine State Police blotter

Sep 18, 2010

Augusta — 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 at criminal proceedings.

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

Sept. 5
Trooper Bethany Couturier took a report of criminal mischief at the golf course in Burnham. Someone had taken a vehicle and driven around portions of the course over night. The investigation is ongoing.

Couturier stopped Joshua Nadeau, 19, on South Horseback Road in Burnham for having no front license plate. A consent search of the vehicle turned up two small bags of marijuana and a glass pipe. Nadeau was summoned for sale and use of drug paraphernalia and released.

Trooper Luke Cunningham responded to Goodblood Road in Burnham and arrested Joel Abbott, 35, of Benton on a warrant out of Kennebec County for domestic violence assault.

Sept. 8
Trooper Shawn Porter responded to Route 137 in Brooks for a motor vehicle crash. The operator of one vehicle, 22-year-old Aimee Birkbeck, was reportedly following too close and ran into the rear of the other vehicle. Birkbeck was summoned for following too close.

Sept. 9
Trooper Christopher Crawford responded to Purple Heart Highway in Brooks for a report of burglary. The investigation is ongoing.

Porter arrested Joshua Reynolds, 26, on Hunter Road in Freedom on an arrest warrant.

Sept. 10
Trooper Jason Madore responded to Pleasant Street in Freedom for a 911 hang-up. Contact was made with the resident, who advised her son had rolled over onto the phone and hit the speed dial button. There was no evidence of an emergency.

Trooper Adam McNaughton responded to Troy Road in Burnham for a report of telephone harassment.

McNaughton responded to Mount View High School in Thorndike for a 911 hang-up call. Everything was all right at the school.

Sept. 12
Trooper Jonathan Russell summoned Billy Hall, 24, for cultivating marijuana plants outside his residence in Brooks.

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