Maine State Police log week of September 15

ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police investigated a break-in at the Calais Marden’s Aug. 29. The incident resulted in numerous charges for a local man who was found walking away from the scene by a trooper en route to the business.

Sgt. Dan Ryan initially responded to an alarm and found the front windows had been smashed in with a rock, police said.

While en route to the business, Trooper Jarid Leonard found David Dean, 44, of Baileyville walking away.

“Marden’s supplied a photo of the suspect from their store video,” police said. “David matched the description down to his clothing and facial characteristics.”

Dean was arrested on charges of burglary, aggravated criminal mischief, criminal trespass and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Dean was taken to the Washington County Jail.

Cpl. Jeffrey Taylor assisted.

More arrests

Trooper Steven Mahon arrested Brandon Summerson, 31, of Jonesboro on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant after a traffic stop in Gouldsboro Aug. 29.


Leonard is investigating a report that someone kicked in a door at a Brookton Township camp Aug. 2.


Trooper Travis Chapman is investigating a theft of a Generac generator from a camp in Danforth Aug. 31.

Distracted driving

Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted traffic enforcement details on Route 3 in Trenton Aug. 29 and Aug. 31 and on Route 1 in northern Washington County Aug. 30. Distracted drivers were stopped for manipulating a cellular device while in heavy traffic. Many of those motorists were issued summonses for using a handheld device while driving a motor vehicle.


Sgt. Gavin Endre summoned Oscar Hughes, 56, of Milbridge on a charge of operating after suspension Sept. 4 in Milbridge.

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