Maine State Police log week of March 26

ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police have charged a Franklin man in connection with a theft of $7,000 in cash.

Trooper Dana Austin summoned Timothy Desjardin, 48, on a charge of felony theft on March 11.

A Franklin resident reported the money missing on Jan. 8.

Detective Benjamin Sweeney assisted Austin with the investigation.


Cpl. Chris Smith arrested David Renwick, 37, of Gouldsboro on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and criminal speed March 12 on Route 1 in Hancock.

An Orland man was arrested after he backed into a police cruiser at the intersection of Route 1 and School House Road in Orland March 16, police reported.

The incident began when Trooper Travis Chapman tried to stop the man, whose vehicle was traveling 88 miles per hour in a 50-mph zone, police said.

“The vehicle stopped in the middle of the road at the intersection of Route 1 and School House Road then proceeded to back up and strike Trooper Chapman’s cruiser,” according to the report. The vehicle drove off and was stopped a short distance later.

Chapman charged Jordan Henry, 24, with OUI and speeding 30 miles or more over the posted speed limit.

Criminal mischief

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a criminal mischief complaint in Brooklin, where a vehicle was reportedly keyed on March 16. The investigation is continuing.


Austin is investigating the spray-painting of several telephone poles in the town of Mariaville. The vandalism was reported Friday.


Trooper Keith York summoned James McEwen, 36, of Princeton on a charge of operating after suspension after a traffic stop in Princeton March 16.

Austin responded to the town of Amherst Friday to investigate a motor vehicle accident. As a result of the investigation, Peter Honey, 49, of Amherst was summoned on a charge of leaving the scene of a property damage accident.


Trooper Caleb McGary investigated a trespassing complaint Sunday in which a vehicle damaged private property.

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