Comments for: Maine state trooper placed on leave pending investigation

Posted Nov. 02, 2012, at 3:21 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 02, 2012, at 7:38 p.m.

FORT KENT | Officials with the Maine State Police confirmed Friday that an officer attached to the Troop F barracks in Houlton is the subject of an internal investigation and has been placed on leave. Trooper Stanley Jandreau, an 18-year veteran with the Maine State Police, is on “administrative …

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  • Anonymous

    State Police Officers under investigation….it’s becoming an epidemic.

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing and how sad it is. We have to remember that they are under the same stresses that all of us face in these difficult times.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, this is true, however their position requires them to be held to a higher standard.  They must know that when they choose this career.

      • County Escapee

        I agree. they have all those stresses plus dealing with so many dregs of society every day would turn anybody into a cynical grump (to word it nicely) !

        • Yeah, they seem to think that everyone not wearing a uniform are “dregs.”
           
           

          • County Escapee

            “Police are paid to arrest and convict people, to seize property, and to enforce the law as much as possible. As people, police may be very nice and genuinely want to protect people and “catch the bad guys”, but the inevitable problem is that police must (and do) assume that everyone is a criminal.”

            You must’ve had an unpleasant run-in with Police or just heve a natural dislike of authority.

  • Anonymous

    I hope it’s nothing serious!

    • Anonymous

      Me too, I am glad the Maine State Police are here. They do a great job at doing what the rest of us could not or would not do….

      • Anonymous

        Not only that, they have to cover a large area with very few troopers, especially in Aroostook County whis is manned by the Houlton Troop F office.  I’ve never met Trooper Jandreau but know Trooper Marquis and ex-trooper Pelletier.  They are fine and outstanding individuals, as I’m sure Trooper Jandreau is as well.

  • Someone in MSP needs to keep their mouth shut ! This case is now gonna follow Trooper Jandreau thru out his entre career. It needs to be done objectively (which is now all but impossible with the press sitting on the shoulder) and evenly so that all whatever facts that are there can be examined in an unbiased manner. Anyone that’s been on the job for 18 years has no doubt collected any number of so-called ‘friend’s that would be more than willing to stick it it a Trooper that has been NOT LOOKING the other way. Until this IA investigation is done EVERYONE needs to keep their nose out of it and let it take it’s course. And IA needs to examine all of the evidence, whatever it may be, from every angle, not just the one they like to use. 

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know, but sounds like someone is upset because someone let the cat out of the bag before you could. All thought I could be wrong. You seem a little touchy about this story. But you do seem to know something.  So lets let some more of the cat out of the bag.

      • I don’t know Jandreau from a potato sack. But I have seen more than one officer or Trooper’s career destroyed simply because someone made an accusation that was made simply to ruin a career based on ego and personal ‘fannysmacking’. The IA process is a needed one and any good cop knows that. But what has become an all to frequent event is that same IA process is being used not to investigate ALL THE FACTS, but instead has been used to find, and many cases, manufacture fact’s and evidence simply of provide the thinest of moosepoop rational for pacifying the public’s uninformed, or deliberately misinformed, need’s for some kind of public lynching. The Fed’s went thru this with the Randy Weaver case and, and those of you that followed it, had a Deputy Director of the FBI change the Rules of Engagement which lead to that tragedy. The real crime was that Janet Reno didn’t have this FBI clown locked up for felony civil right’s and murder charge’s but instead, in trying to maintain a face of ‘Official’dom, let this guy retire in leiu of prosecution.  

        If Jandreau is ‘dirty’ then it’s going to come out. If he’s clean and this is a mudslinging contest, then it’s up to IA to see thru the mud and report on the FACTS, not what they are being lead around by the nose to see and report on and clear Jandreau. But either way the investigation needs to be done objectively, and impartially, if the truth, and I mean ALL OF THE TRUTH, is to ever come out and be seen and understood. The Constitution requires it. It’s that 6th Amendment thing. It’s called Due Process and EVERYONE’S covered by it, not just the few that want to play George Orwell’s 1984 pig.

    • Anonymous

      I was sitting here minding my own business until I read the article now I like others wonder HMMMM whats he being investigated for.

  • Anonymous

    “that they can’t talk about” ??  and yet they’ll list every traffic or what have you violation  by common folks in the newspaper?.. lol,, can you say double standards?

    • Anonymous

      If you were under investigation at your place of work, would you think it fair if the proceedings were printed in the BDN? Guess what, these people have the same rights as the rest of us. 

      • Anonymous

        i respectfully disagree, we hear all the time of someone being investigated for embezzlement, sexual harassment etc etc.. these guys and gals take an oath to be where they are. yes i believe it should be public as well as any other state employee.   

        • Anonymous

          Just like the story of the guy that may or may not have exposed himself in Orono. has not been found guilty but there is his name in black and white.

        • Anonymous

           Actually, what we generally read about in the press are people who have been arrested or summonsed for some alleged criminal conduct.  If one is merely under investigation, it would be foolish for the police to release that information, ergo disrupting their own investigation.  Now, if the Trooper is charged with a crime, then yes, it should be released, and most likely will be.

          Another consideration here is that the Administrative Leave may be the result of a policy violation or other civil issue, and that would most certainly be protected information.  No different than if you violated a policy of your employer.  Would you want that printed in the newspaper?  Does it get press attention? No. 

          People, let’s not let the conspiracy theories and righteous indignation consume us and condemn the Trooper before all the facts are in. 

      • Anonymous

        Public servants are held to a different standard, for right or wrong.

        • Anonymous

          If you or I worked as Beer truck driver and a few cases came up missing there’s an excellent chance that we would be fired on the spot even if someone grabbed them while a delivery was being made. In reality people in the private sector get held to a higher standard and have far less rights. We’ve all seen co workers get fired in a fit of anger. That can’t and should not happen in any work place, but does every day.

          • County Escapee

            I’ve often wondered why they leave their trucks open while inside stocking the cooler/bread shelves/chip racks/etc. Any missing product WOULD be the driver’s responsibility if it were my business.

          • Anonymous

             I can assure you that they leave the trucks unsecured only if they feel good about the area they are delivering in. Open bays and product stacked around the truck during delivery are simply necessary for efficiency and speed of delivery. These guys make 40-50 stops a day and don’t have time to piecemeal deliveries, locking and unlocking bays…

            I won’t ever forget my first week as a route jumper for Frito Lay. Had my sunglasses stolen from my box truck in downtown Portland…I learned that the truck needs to be locked, if even for 2 minutes, when in downtown Portland…

          • County Escapee

            That may be viable in parts of Maine where people leave a GPS and purses in an unlocked car, but here in Boston, leaving them open is usually done while double parked on busy streets, hardly ever in an alleyway. It’s just too tempting to the tens of thousands of students looking for easy to get munchies and beer.

          • Anonymous

            And Maine, by the way, also has a farm supply company that “weeds out” their higher-earning employees and replaces them w/people earning entry level pay.  The kicker?  They accuse these long-term, dedicated employees of theft, in an attempt to deny unemployment benefits.

          • Anonymous

             A relative newcomer on the Maine retail scene?

      • Anonymous

        I have quite a time getting my earned paid vacation.  Not working,  and being paid!  Now if I screwed up,  can you say shitcanned here?  We’ll see.  No doubt a different world between a hammer swinger and a gun slinger….

        • Anonymous

          You should contact the Wage and Hour Board. No employer wants those guys digging around the office. It sounds as though your employer would not need to suspend someone-the decision would be made right on the spot. As you know unions do pay vacations per the contract and they do conduct a fair investigation. Yes, it is a different world between the private and public sectors. People get fired every day in our state for no good reason. 

          • Anonymous

            Westshores is 100% correct.  Maine’s labor laws  protect workers, non union or not.
            Mainers need to know their rights because for every honorable employer, there are a few who’ll take advantage of their employees’ lack of knowledge.
            Knowledge is power, folks.

      • Anonymous

        Then,  I suppose all of those “johns”  don’t have rights ?  Aren’t their proceedings being followed by, and perhaps tried by the press? Isn’t their livelihood affected? There’s a difference when your employer is the state of Maine,  there’s also a difference when your job involves protecting public safety,  and finally,  whatever happened to “transparent” government??

        • Anonymous

          Those johns were charged with a crime. There is a huge difference.

          • Anonymous

            Ok, when you or one of yours makes a mistake and gets charged with a crime, is it headline news? How about : “East_mill charged with OUI and refusing a sobriety test; wife vows to leave if convicted”…….explain to me how a Maine state trooper is allowed to be treated differently? The fact of the matter is simple: those “Johns” are being tried in the press, and this cop gets to hide under a rock.

        • Anonymous

          The johns need to form a union!

          • Anonymous

             I think you’re right.  In England, for whatever reason, johns are called punters.  They could organize as The Maine Punters and the authorities would think it’s a sports club.

          • Anonymous

            The johns should’ve kept it in their union suits.

        • Anonymous

          I’ve always heard politicians promising “transparency ” if they are elected. I’m not sure that personnel  matters are supposed to be open to the public. Don’t you think that way  fewer public officials would come under investigation if their co workers or immediate supervisors knew that the employee would be crucified in the press before a fair investigation was made? Releasing details of an investigation prematurely can scare off witnesses and make evidence disappear.

        • Anonymous

          “Transparent goverment in Maine was voted out 2 years ago.

          • Anonymous

            Oh…..but didn’t Mr. Lepage assure us of transparency? He ran on it, and look what we get.

      • Anonymous

        You stay classy, Troop F……. Who’s the commander of this goof troop?

      • Bill Cat

        In a perfect world, but it seems like earthlings with a trespassing pinch are in the news — name, last address, criminal history if any — but Trooper Stanley doesn’t even get a honorable mention.  BDN had to call his boss and got stonewalled anyhow.  What’s really going on here?

    • If the BDN didn’t really have why the police officer was under investagation then they should not have even listed the story or atleast should not have listed the state troopers name and were he lives.

      • Anonymous

        Police have unique abilities to protect their own, if they want to. BDN’s intent may be to keep stories like this from being swept under the rug. Also, BDN may know more than it’s letting on. Thank you, BDN, for protecting us from a nascent police state

        BDN will also now have the responsibility of publishing if he is charged or not.

        • Anonymous

          How many people in the non-government work place will do the right thing and report a co-worker for doing something illegal or  dishonest? Those folks are shunned and called snitches and rats. We shouldn’t hold government officials to higher standards than we average citizens hold ourselves should we? Explain that to your kids…..

      • Anonymous

        You mean the BDN should have aided and abetted in the cover up.

    • Anonymous

      There’s no double standard, he has not been charged with a crime.  See how that works?

      • Neither has the person cited for speeding (civil violation) 
        Neither has  Justin DiPietro and his name is all over the newspapers. See how it works?
         
         

  • Anonymous

    Then why tells us about it … Could have waited until they could give reason..Guess they SP figure the BDN needed to fill a void space… Seems silly doesn’t it. We will all know when he is exonerated and they can’t tell what was investigated only that he is not guilty but will not use the word innocent. Big difference in innocent and not guilty as not guilty just means not enough evidence to convict after the union lawyer gets involved. Between SP and town officials being investigated it seems to me LE is very busy.  Yes stress occurs in everyone’s life these days but it seems the SP are just dealing with internal investigations a lot these days. But there seems to be an epidemic of officials in all kinds of trouble weekly that investigations are tying up investigators rather than getting down to investigating criminal activity assuming his is not criminal but some sort of indiscretion has arisen. Sounds like maybe a person is accusing him of something that they need to keep quiet until it is proven or disproving. Best of luck to whoever is right. 

  • Anonymous

    F  Troop?

  • Anonymous

    18 YEARS JUST SHORT OF RETIREMENT, ?????

    • Anonymous

      It is 25 years I think.

  • Anonymous

    Being investigated as an employee is very different from being investigated for a crime.  An employee is often placed on administrative leave while internal investigation is being carried out by the employer simply to safeguard everyone’s interests as much as possible. Perfect? No. But common.

  • Anonymous

    “The review is being handled internally by the state police, he said.”

    Well that review shouldn’t be biased at all…

    • Anonymous

      Which means his fate will be determined by his ability to keep quiet about the criminal activities of his fellow officers.

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t a story, this is just sensationalism. Why put this out there so people can speculate wildly about without any facts at all?

    • County Escapee

      Maybe because we love ‘dirty laundry’ so much or maybe the journalists are paid by the number of comments generated? 
      We don’t need to know about this until the whole story can be told.

  • Anonymous

    He works out of troop K

  • Anonymous

    He works out of troop K

  • Anonymous

    We should know.. always hush hush… We pay your checks with our taxes right???   

  • Anonymous

    Gossip is a terrible thing.  Trooper Jandreau has a wife and kids and it’s  a shame that people would defame him like this.  Have you ever gone to the source to confirm your information.  I have always know him to be an honest and upstanding police officer.  Too bad there weren’t more of them around.

    • Anonymous

      There is no such thing as an ‘honest upstanding police officer’.  They are a collection of sociopaths lured by the graft and the chance to push other people around — very much like a political party.

      • Anonymous

        And you are nothing more than a liar and that’s all you will ever be. A liar!

  • Anonymous

    Why is it that when local, State or Government people get in trouble and are suspended, it is with pay?  It is like rewarding them for there actions!   You will never see this happen in any other workplace!

  • Anonymous

    Why is it that when local, State or Government people get in trouble and are suspended, it is with pay?    You will never see this happen in any other workplace! 

    • Anonymous

      The paycheck is hush money.  They know where the bodies are buried.  Remember Officer Norm up in Old Town when he was implicated in that child sex ring?

  • This story is actually only one sentence long.  The rest is puff.

    “Trooper Stanley Jandreau, an 18-year veteran with the Maine State Police, is on “administrative leave.”

    • Anonymous

      The only difference between cops and crooks is the spiffy uniform.

      • K

        Cops put their lives on the line for all citizens.  When have crooks ever done that?  How is that the same?

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, like Trooper Dennis Mc–. taking the 5th when he assisted in the murder of Rod Hotham. Or the one in Surry that murdered the Applebee woman by running at 80-mph with his lights out. Everything gets covered up by their donut munching accomplices.

          • K

            That is an outrageous claim to suggest that, because there are a few out of many that have committed crimes, the whole lot is bad.  You sound bitter and not factual.  

            The police are like any other “slice of society” there are some bad in the slice.  Doesn’t make the whole slice bad.  Whether it’s the military, police, teachers, doctors or even something like welders at BIW.  All groups will have those that go bad, very immature to condemn all of them for a few. 

          • Anonymous

            Like saying the Mafia isn’t all that bad because only a few of them have been caught.

          • K

            Again, that is not an intelligent argument.  Crimes committed by the Mafia are prosecuted all the time.   Where is the bad in police when they save someones life after a car accident, perform CPR on a cardiac patient, stop a drunk driver before they kill someones family member.  Those are evil acts?  Come on, stop allowing your bitterness to cloud your thinking.  You apparently have had a criminal past or altercation with the police to harbor such fowl feelings.  Let it go, you can’t win with such an argument.  And undoubtedly there will be a day that you need assistance, wonder what you will think of them then.  Shallow argument, you got there.

          • Anonymous

            Seeing an honest, helpful policeman is about as rare a sight as seeing a state trooper obeying the speed limit.

        • Son Of Binky

          Just listen to a scanner during a big snow storm when the troopers are out there helping drivers who have slid off the road.  It sure gave me a lot of respect for them.  Not as glamourous as the big crime scene stuff, but they do a lot of good that never gets any credit and people take for granted. 

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, emptying the thermos while the tow truck drivers do the actual work.

  • Anonymous

    Cover up and corruption – pick a badge number.

  • Anonymous

    Do you know that for a fact or is it rumor? Adding more fuel to the fire that’s already started with this non story. Rumors and gossip can ruin lives.

  • Anonymous

    That would make him a member of a protected class — wait a minute, that’s kind of redundant isn’t it?
    .
    Was he and the border agent part of the team that assassinated Neal Begin at Cyr Plantation a while ago?

  • Anne Therriault

    Sad for him and his family if he’s exonerated!

  • Anonymous

    that’s it? great reporting.

  • Trooper Jandreau is one of the nicest officers you’ll meet, I find it funny that of all people to be investigated its HIM.  If they want to find a cop worth investigating they’d have better luck lookin at a few guys who suit up for the FKPD.  Just sayin’.

    • I guess Carlson was one of the nicest people some people have met too.  We have no idea what this man might have done. 

      • Anonymous

        Carlson knew too much about the child sex ring that DA Almy eventually swept under the carpet.

    • Kate Brann

      Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • Anonymous

    Rather obvious by the remarks posted by BDN a waste of good Trees has a real problem with law enforcement personnel.
    I suspect he has a less than stellar rap sheet.

    • Anonymous

      There’s a reason they’re called pigs.  Here, phantom, have a donut.

      • Anonymous

        Guaranteed you don’t have the guts to say that to their face….or mine. Typical of the coward hiding behind the “trees”.

        • Anonymous

          Hey, phantom, did you see that story in the paper a couple of years ago where the head hauncho of the Maine state troopers union got sacked and afterwards blew the whistle on all the money the union was stealing from their children’s charity?  — You know that thing they do once a year with the Irving Oil people?  Special Olympics, I think it was.
          .
          Nice bunch of guys you hang with, phantom.

  • Anne Therriault

    Why is this article still posted? Time to move on BDN

  • Anonymous

    I think that it is important for all readers to remember that this officer has been put under administrative leave to investigate an issue or incident that occurred related to his career.  This article does not state that Trooper Jandreau is undergoing a criminal investigation or that he has been charged with anything.  

    I have known this man for years and I can tell you I would testify in court to his defense regarding his integrity and character.(I am not related nor so close that I am not objective)  He has coached my children in basketball and been a supportive parent that encouraged all children around him not just his own.  Just this past week he was observed in the high school “snack shack” during the playoff games helping the junior class with fundraising for project graduation.

    I  hope everyone is patient and does not jump to conclusions as to what they think officer Jandreau has done.  He has always been a good man and most helpful in our area.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

    • Anonymous

      Jump to conclusions at this site,I think not

  • Anonymous

    BDN Waste of Good Trees, your negativity and conspiracy theory attitude could be used to put a different spin on this.  What if there is corruption as you have said…….and this officer is one of the honest ones among them so they need to “get rid” of him.  Not saying this is the case but your comments got me thinking.

    • Anonymous

      If he was an 18-month veteran, maybe.  But at 18-years, like the story says, the corruption is a lock.  Especially in the Maine State Police.

  • Anonymous

    115 comments on a story that has NO information other than a Trooper placed on leave.  Boy I sure wish I was as smart as all of you who make your uninformed comments.  People are suspended or placed on administrative leave all the time, but because he is a trooper, someone decided it is newsworthy.  Must have been a slow news day for the BDN to have to post this article- anything to get readers. 

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