Maine State Police log week of March 19

ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police helped search for over an hour Sunday in Brooksville for a missing child who was ultimately found inside his family’s residence.

Trooper Owen Reed, Sgt. Jeff Ingemi and Detective Greg Roy all helped search. Reed found the boy hiding in an upstairs bedroom.


Two people were charged with drug possession after a traffic stop on Route 1 in Hancock Saturday.

Trooper Dana Austin arrested Thomas Lacrosse, 35, of Ellsworth on charges of unlawful drug possession and probation revocation.

Also charged was Melanie Smith, 32, of Ellsworth with unlawful drug possession and violating conditions of release. Trooper Gavin Endre and Maine Game Warden David Simmons assisted.

A young woman who resides in both Castine and Massachusetts was summoned and later arrested after two incidents involving alcohol about an hour apart, police reported.

Reed encountered Maureen Stanton, 19, with alcohol in her possession and summoned her. An hour later, the trooper found Stanton walking around “highly intoxicated” and Reed learned she had supplied him with a fictitious name during their first encounter.

Ultimately, Stanton was both arrested and summoned, each on one count of refusing to submit to detention. She also was summoned on two counts of possession of alcohol by a minor and one count each of unsworn falsification and possession of a false Massachusetts driver’s license, police said.

Kegan Oliver, 33, of Monroe was arrested on a charge of operating after suspension after a traffic stop in Deer Isle March 10.


Reed summoned Ryan Williford, 33, of Blue Hill on a charge of operating without a license after a traffic stop in Blue Hill March 9.

Trooper Dana Austin summoned Andy Fitzsimmons, 40, of Hancock on a charge of operating after suspension on Route 1A in Dedham March 12.

Criminal mischief

Reed is investigating an incident in Castine Friday in which a truck was damaged during the nighttime hours.


A Penobscot resident report a theft of prescriptions on Saturday. Reed is investigating.

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