The Star-Herald

Troop F Report (week of April 4, 2018)

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, Maine — The Maine State Police Troop F barracks in Houlton responded to 106 calls for service during the period of March 19-25, 2018, including the following.

Monday, March 19

Presque Isle: Trooper Levesque and Canine Vitz were called to assist Presque Isle Police Department to track a male who had just stabbed a worker at the homeless shelter. While en route the team was cancelled and PIPD called out their K9.

Tuesday, March 20

Easton: Tr. Kilcollins investigated a harassment complaint in Easton. A man has continually gone to the Amish store in Easton harassing the owners regarding what he feels is violation of food laws. Kilcollins located the man and he stated he wanted to start making his own cheese but could not get licensed through the state. The man said the Amish are not abiding by the rules set forth by the Department of Agriculture, and although he has made several complaints nothing is being done. Kilcollins warned the man for trespassing and explained to him the owners do not want him on the property. The man was cooperative.

Wednesday, March 21

Cross Lake: Tr. Desrosier responded to a crash involving a snowmobile and a vehicle on a private road in Cross Lake. The 20-year-old man operating the snowmobile was driving west and a pickup being operated by a 56-year-old female was driving east. The man did not see the oncoming pickup due to a curve in the road and they collided. The sled driver was transported to the hospital in Fort Kent for non-life-threatening injuries. The woman was not injured.

T11 R4: Tr. Pescitelli made a traffic stop in T11 R4. As a result of the stop, he summonsed the 52-year-old male operator for operating after suspension.

Oakfield: Tr. Adams was conducting a warrant check in Oakfield. He checked at a subject’s residence and found he was not home. Adams then drove a short distance and met the male walking along the road. Adams stopped and picked up the 50-year-old male on the warrant and transported him to the Aroostook County Jail.

Dyer Brook: Tr. Adams gave a talk to a driver education class at Southern Aroostook High School about the dangers of distracted driving.

Friday, March 23

Presque Isle: Tr. Levesque and Canine Vitz were called to assist the Presque Isle PD with locating two individuals who took off on foot from a trailer. The male had a $15,000 warrant for drug trafficking and was last seen running to the rear of the trailer. The male had lost one of his shoes a short distance from the trailer. The female had a $500 warrant for operating after suspension and was last seen running in front of the trailer down the road in the trailer park. Canine Vitz tracked into the woods down a steep embankment to the shore of a river. Vitz located the male in a large spruce tree about 50 yards from the trailer. The man refused to come down from the tree, but after Tr. Stetson was about to climb up the tree he came down. The troopers arrested the male and handed him over to PIPD. Vitz returned to where the female was last seen. He tracked for almost 3/4 of a mile, including crossing the same road to a clearing, where the female was walking along the edge of the clearing. Troopers confronted and arrested the woman without incident.

Saturday, March 24

Littleton: Cpl. Quint responded to a reported crash on the West Ridge Road, Littleton. A passerby reported finding a pickup in a field that appeared to have gone off the roadway and rolled over. Cpl. Quint located the male driver, who was not injured, and while speaking with him determined the man was intoxicated. He arrested the man for operating under the influence and transported him to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton. He was held on a sober release and could post bail in the morning.

Sunday, March 25

Fort Fairfield: Tr. Levesque and Canine Vitz were called for an exterior sniff of a vehicle in Fort Fairfield. Tr. Levesque arrived and recognized the driver, who was suspended. The man had given the Fort Fairfield officer his brother’s name. Vitz performed an exterior sniff of the vehicle and did not alert. Inside the vehicle was a female recently arrested by Fort Fairfield for possession; Vitz found heroin in her possession. She was on bail. Levesque removed her from the vehicle and searched her, but was unable to find anything other than paraphernalia in her belongings. He then saw a small baggie of what he believed to be heroin where she was just standing. He arrested the woman for possession of heroin again and brought her to the Fort Fairfield PD. While sitting in the booking room the woman attempted to hide heroin and methamphetamine in a tissue. A female Border Patrol agent searched her and found more heroin. Police charged the woman with furnishing heroin and meth.

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