Maine: State Police report OUI arrests; Thomas Powell III back in the slammer after OUI turnover of his Subaru

Maine State Police squad car

Maine State Police OUI reports for December 2016


Number of Calls for Service: 156 Number of Warrant Arrests: 0 Number of Accidents: 33 Number of OUI/OAS Arrests: 4 Number of Burglaries: 0
12/27/16 Trooper Gavin Endre stopped a motor vehicle on Route 182 in Hancock for having a defective headlight. The operator was identified as Stephen Hinkel (38) from Hancock. After an investigation, Hinkel was arrested for OUI and transported to Hancock County Jail. Hinkel was charged with OUI and Assault for shoving Trooper Endre while at the jail.

12/28/16 Trooper Gavin Endre responded to a crash in East Machias that was reported to have no damage. When Trooper Endre arrived the vehicle had substantial damage. After an investigation, Mathieu Spencer-Reynolds (23) from Machias was charged with OUI. Trooper Jeffrey Taylor summonsed Kaylee De Jordy (25) Of Steuben for Failing to Submit Fingerprints in regards to a previous criminal charge.

12/30/16 Trooper Owen Reed arrested Tyler Cousins (30) of Deer Isle, for criminal mischief. Cousins had arrived drunk and was smashing up the hospital and running around the parking lot with no shirt on.
Corporal Chris Smith summoned Andrew Perkins (27) of Oakland for operating after suspension as the result of a traffic stop in Ellsworth.

Trooper Gavin Endre stopped a vehicle on the Bert Grey Road in Sullivan. The operator was Edgar Pung (54) from Franklin. After an investigation and standardized field sobriety tests were conducted; Pung was arrested for OUI and transported to the Hancock County Jail. 12/14/16

Corporal Dan Ryan received a complaint of a vehicle off the road on the Western County Rd. Blue Hill. The operator of the vehicle, Timothy Gunderson (36) Blue Hill was charged with OUI.


12-17-16 Corporal Chris Smith responded to a report of a man attempting to gain entry into a residence in Lamoine. Corporal Smith and Trooper Gavin Endre responded. Corporal Smith encountered a male identified as Thomas Powell 3rd (27) of Hancock. Thomas was detained and injuries were discovered to his ear. Further investigation revealed that Thomas had been involved in a crash rolling over his 2003 Subaru station wagon onto its roof. Thomas had been going door to door trying to get someone to let him in out of the -10 degree weather. Thomas was transported to the ER for his injuries and subsequently summonsed for operating under the influence and operating after suspension.

From Bangor Daily News:

Thomas Powell sentenced to three years in prison on drug charges

ELLSWORTH, Maine (2009) — A Hancock man who assaulted a police officer has been sent to prison to serve three years behind bars for a previous drug conviction.

Thomas A. Powell III, 20, had been participating in drug court after having been convicted of trafficking in cocaine in 2007. Powell had not met his requirements as a drug court participant when, on Nov. 17, a Hancock County deputy sheriff saw him at Gott’s Store in Southwest Harbor.

Deputy Rob Morang went to place Powell under arrest but Powell allegedly assaulted the officer, punching him in the face before fleeing on foot into the woods behind the store. Officers with seven area law enforcement agencies, including a Maine State Police trooper and a police dog, went to the scene. With the help of the state police dog, officers caught Powell in the woods about an hour later and took him to jail in Ellsworth.

In early 2007, Powell twice drove a Sullivan man to Bangor so the other man could purchase cocaine, according to documents filed in Hancock County Superior Court. On the second occasion, while Powell was driving the man back to Ellsworth from Bangor, they were stopped by police, who found approximately 1 ounce of cocaine in the car and about $900 in cash that previously had been identified by police for use in a controlled drug purchase, the documents indicate.  MORE

Trooper Gavin Endre stopped a motor vehicle in Ellsworth for a motor vehicle defect. The operator Oscar Moralles (40) from Ellsworth advised the Trooper that he did not have a license. Trooper Endre summoned the Oscar criminally for operating without a license as well as other civil charges.

Corporal Chris Smith investigated a single vehicle crash into Mill Pond at the intersection of the Bert Gray Road (Rt. 200) and Route 1 in Sullivan. The driver John Gray (38) of East Machias and Ellsworth attempted to walk away from the scene soaking wet. John denied being the operator and was subsequently arrested for OUI, operating after habitual offender revocation, and violation of conditions of release. Sergeant Jason Sattler, Troopers David Barnard, and Gavin Endre assisted.



Trooper Jeffrey Taylor arrested Brett Crocker (21) of Machias for Operating under the Influence of Alcohol as result of a traffic stop on the County Road in Trescott.

Trooper Travis Chapman stopped a motor vehicle for erratic operation on Route 1 in Hancock. Investigation revealed the operator Melissa Griffin (48) of Hancock was operating under the influence of alcohol. Melissa was arrested.

On 11/30/16 Trooper Owen Reed responded to a crash in Castine where the operator Ryan Ludwig (25) of Thomaston, was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol.


Trooper Blaine Silk responded to a rollover crash in Perry where several occupants were thrown from the vehicle and lying unconscious in the roadway. There were a total of four occupants and two were medevaced by air for their injuries. The cause of the crash was determined to be a combination of alcohol use, drug use and high speeds. The investigation revealed that Ryan Arbo (26) of Ellsworth, was the operator and he was summonsed for operating under the influence of alcohol and operating after suspension. Corporal Micah Perkins and Pleasant Point Police Department assisted.


Trooper Caleb McGary arrested John Briers (36) of Connecticut, for operating under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop in Sullivan.

11-17-16 Trooper Blaine Silk arrested Wayne Morrill (61) of Robbinston, for operating under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop in Meddybemps.

Trooper Travis Chapman stopped a vehicle on Route 1A in Dedham for an inspection violation and speeding. Trooper Chapman smelled the odor of Intoxicating beverages once he approached the door. Trooper Chapman conducted Standardized Field Sobriety tests on the operator, Megan Rich and arrested her for Operating Under the influence. Megan was also on Bail conditions not to consume alcohol. Megan was taken to the Hancock County Jail and charged with Operating Under the Influence of Drugs, Violating Conditions of Release and Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance. Trooper Joshua Lander assisted and Trooper Jeffrey Taylor conducted a Drug Recognition Evaluation on Megan.

Trooper Caleb McGary arrested Jeremy Kane (29) of Sullivan, for operating under the influence of alcohol and operating after revocation after a traffic stop in Sullivan.

Trooper Jacob Ferland arrested and charged Jay Dresser (62) of Bangor, for OUI drugs as a result of a traffic stop. Dresser was also charged with two counts of violation of conditions of release. Trooper Travis Chapman assisted with the stop.

COURT NEWS Incident Type: Jury Trial Date: 10/12/2016 Town: Bangor Trooper: CPL. RICCI COTE Brief Synopsis: Cpl. Cote testified in an OUI Jury Trial in Bangor Superior Court in the case of Wanda Wild. Cpl. Cote arrested her last year on I-95 in Newport for OUI Drugs. After a lengthy trial, the jury came back with a guilty verdict.

Incident Type: OAS – VIOLATION OF BAIL Date: 10/15/2016 Town: Gray Trooper: CPL. RICCI COTE Brief Synopsis: Cpl. Cote stopped Spencer Dudley, 30, of Durham, on the Turnpike (mile marker 62). His license was found to be under suspension for OUI and he had active bail conditions. He was also in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, his vehicle was towed, and he was transported to the Cumberland County Jail where he was charged with Operating after Suspension, (Class E), Violation of Conditions of Release (Class E), and Possession of a Usable Amount of Marijuana.