Maine State Police blotter

Sep 23, 2011

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.

Maine State Police responded to and reported the following calls in the Midcoast from Sept. 12 through Sept. 18.

Sept. 12

Trooper James Leonard responded to River Road in St. George after a juvenile male reported he had been assaulted. The juvenile did not want to pursue charges. The investigation is still ongoing.

Sept. 13

Trooper Christopher Smith and K-9 Freyja assisted Lincolnville police at the scene of a burglary. A track was located at the rear door of the residence, and it led toward a pit road at the edge of the property. Vehicle tracks found on the dirt road indicate a getaway car was parked there and facilitated the escape.

Trooper Jonah O’Roak was called for an evidence response team call on Greenacre Road in Lincolnville. A daytime burglary had occurred at this residence. Several items of physical evidence were observed and collected. Lincolnville Police Chief Ron Young and Brian Lunt are investigating the incident.

Sept. 16

Trooper Bethany Couturier stopped a vehicle on Main Street in Liberty because the operator of the vehicle, Robert Rector, 38, of Rockland, was on revoked habitual offender status and had conditions not to drive. Rector was arrested and transported to the Waldo County Jail where he was summoned for operating after habitual offender revocation and violating conditions of release.

Sept. 17

Troopers Scott Quintero and Jeremiah Wesbrock responded to the Owls Head General Store in Owls Head for the report of a disorderly male. Travis Batty, 27, of Rockland was asked to leave the store and reportedly became agitated and began kicking the guardrail and throwing rocks at the street signs. While attempting to locate items in his wallet, the troopers reportedly observed Batty attempting to conceal a package of Klonopin. Batty was arrested for unlawful possession of schedule drugs and transported to the Knox County Jail.

Trooper Quintero observed a vehicle with a defect on River Road in Thomaston. The operator of the vehicle was determined to be Nicholas Baudanza, 20, of Spruce Head. Baudanza reportedly admitted to consuming alcohol and has a conditional license that prohibits the use of alcohol while operating a vehicle. Baudanza was arrested and transported to the Knox County Jail for operating without a license beyond conditions of restriction.

Trooper Quintero stopped a vehicle for a defect and the operator failing to wear a seat belt. A passenger in the vehicle, Travis Benner, 26, of Rockland was charged with possession of marijuana and then released.

Trooper Quintero stopped a vehicle for a defect. The operator was identified as Wendy Pizzillo, 38, of Union who is the subject of bail conditions that prohibit the possession of alcohol. A search of the vehicle reportedly revealed an open bottle of Captain Morgan’s rum. Pizzillo was summoned for violating her conditions of release.

Trooper Quintero stopped a vehicle on Old Augusta Road in Warren for an expired registration. Contact was made with two male juveniles. One of the juveniles admitted to consuming alcohol. A search of the vehicle revealed two cans of Twisted Tea and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested for operating beyond conditions of license restriction, illegal transportation of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia as well as several traffic violations. The other juvenile was found to be subject to bail conditions that prohibit the use or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs. He was arrested for violating his conditions of release and was transported to the Knox County Jail.

Trooper Wesbrock responded to a crash on Route 235 in Hope. The driver of a Ford Probe struck a Toyota Camry. A passenger in the Camry was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center as a precaution.

Sept. 18

Trooper Wesbrock responded to Route 73 in Owls Head for a reported intoxicated driver. Trooper Wesbrock located the vehicle and charged Blake Chipman, 26, of Rockland with operating under the influence.

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