Troop F Report

8 years ago

Editor’s Note: 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.

HOULTON — The Maine State Police Troop F barracks in Houlton responded to 144 calls for service from May 30-June 5.


Monday, May 30

– Troopers Bell and Endre and Sgt. Fuller assisted Aroostook County deputies in locating a suspect in a domestic violence assault which occurred in New Limerick. A canine track was starting to commence when troopers heard movement in the nearby woods. The suspect was identified, taken into custody, and turned over to the deputies.


Tuesday, May 31

– Trooper Curtin was called to St. Agatha for a report of criminal mischief of farming equipment. The owner noticed his GPS equipment was damaged on his tractor. The case remains under investigation.


Wednesday, June 1

– Trooper Stoutamyer responded to a minor personal injury accident involving 71-year-old Terrance Gregg of Presque Isle, who was traveling east on Rt. 163/Haystack Rd. in the town of Castle Hill while operating a 2004 Mitsubishi, flat-bed farm truck that was hauling a flatbed trailer loaded with telephone poles. The vehicle crested a hill and started to travel on a fairly steep downhill grade just east of Haystack Mountain. As the vehicle traveled down the hill the trailer started to fishtail, and the operator lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle and the trailer skidded sideways off the north side of the roadway where the truck and the trailer flipped over and came to rest in the ditch. As a result, the load of telephone poles was spilled into the ditch area.

– Tr. Saucier responded to Sewell Street in Island Falls for a report of theft of a Playstation 3 video game system and games. After interviewing the parties involved it was determined they had been trading property back and forth and the agreement was no longer voluntary. The case will be submitted for review, but appears more civil in nature.

– Sgt. Fuller and Troopers Bell and Endre responded to Island Falls for a complaint from a man that wanted his grandson removed from his house because the grandson continues to threaten him. After investigation, the troopers arrested and charged the male with Domestic Violence Terrorizing, felony level due to a recent prior DV charge.


Thursday, June 2

– Tr. Sylvia responded to School Street in Mars Hill for an intoxicated male wanting a female removed from his residence. Both parties were found to be extremely intoxicated and arguing, but no crime was committed. The female was removed by her father.


Friday, June 3

– Trooper Curtin was working traffic enforcement on Route 11 in Wallagrass where he stopped a 36-year-old Wallagrass man and charged him for operating with an expired license.

– Trooper Levesque responded to the Mars Hill IGA for a shoplifting complaint. Levesque summonsed a 24-year-old female for theft after she took an item from the shelf and hid it on her person. The store caught the incident on camera and the woman was seen stealing the item and leaving the empty box on the shelf. Trooper Levesque issued a criminal summons for theft by unauthorized taking/transfer as well as a trespassing warning prohibiting the woman from returning to the store.


Saturday, June 4

– Trooper Pescitelli was on patrol driving through Mars Hill and he noticed a black sedan parked in the parking lot of the Shell service station. The officer stopped to make sure they were all set and he made contact with the juvenile male operator. Trooper Pescitelli noticed what appeared to be an empty beer bottle in the cup holder of the driver’s side door as the operator was closing the door. After questioning and a search of the vehicle, the trooper discovered another full bottle of alcohol in the trunk. The male was charged with possession of liquor by a minor.

– Troopers Bell and Pescitelli and Sgt. Fuller investigated the report of an adult male running around naked outside of his house near a busy road in Bridgewater. Multiple witnesses observed the male naked and descriptions of the male were consistent. The male suspect and female homeowner denied the allegations. The male was summonsed for indecent conduct.


Sunday, June 5

– Trooper Levesque and Cpl. Quint responded to an aircraft that made an emergency landing in a field in Westfield. Craig Maynard and his father, Rodney Maynard, left Houlton Airport earlier in the day, landed briefly in Presque Isle, and were returning to Houlton when the plane was forced to make an emergency landing. The younger Maynard landed the plane in a field owned by Smith Farms and no one was injured. There is no damage to the 1972 Cessna 172 aircraft. Last summer, the pair landed the same aircraft on Interstate 95, Houlton, due to engine trouble.

– Cpl Quint investigated a road rage incident that started in Bridgewater. The victim reported a vehicle following too close and the driver was shaking his fist at him. The victim then told the dispatcher that the man hit his vehicle. Presque Isle police stopped the suspect in Presque Isle. The suspect stated the man passed him too quickly and he felt that he was “disrespected in his own neighborhood.” The suspect also told Cpl Quint that he purposely passed the vehicle and then cut him off when pulling back into the travel lane to teach the man a lesson. Cpl Quint did not observe any damage to either vehicle. The suspect was issued a criminal summons for driving to endanger.