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Maine State Police Troop F Report, May 27-June 2, 2019

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 123 calls for service during the period of May 27-June 2, including the following.

May 26, 2019

MARS HILL: Trooper Martin responded to a hit-and-run crash in Mars Hill.  Tr. Martin investigated and located the man that fled the scene of the crash; the man has a suspended Maine driver’s license.  The man denied being the driver of the vehicle and said someone else was driving. Witnesses stated they saw the man driving the car when the crash occurred.  The man was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension, leaving the scene of a crash and for driving to endanger, as his abrupt stop caused the crash.

May 27, 2019

HOULTON: Tr. Duff was conducting traffic enforcement and stopped a vehicle in Houlton for an infraction.  During the stop, Tr. Duff suspected the affixed inspection certificate was fraudulent. After an investigation, Tr. Duff was able to determine the inspection certificate was removed from a different vehicle and attached to the vehicle he had stopped.  The male driver was issued a criminal summons for the fraudulent inspection certificate.

May 29, 2019

HOULTON: On May 29, Tr. Cotton and Tr. Bell were patrolling in Houlton.  Tr. Cotton made a traffic stop on a 29-year-old male and as a result of the stop, Tr. Cotton summonsed the male for an OAS infraction.

May 30, 2019

CARIBOU: Tr. Levesque assisted Caribou PD with a chase.  The local officer attempted to stop a vehicle for criminally speeding.  The vehicle refused to stop and took numerous side streets in Caribou eluding the officers.  Tr. Levesque and Tr. Desrosier worked to set spike strips in various locations but the driver kept changing route before reaching the Troopers.  The chase reached speeds of 100 mph and Troopers were told to terminate for safety reasons. The driver has not been apprehended.

LITTLETON: Tr. Duff was conducting traffic enforcement and stopped a vehicle due to not displaying a valid certificate of inspection.  During the stop, Tr. Duff suspected the man was impaired and conducted field sobriety testing. Subsequently, the man was arrested for operating under the influence and transported to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton for a breath test. 

AGATHA: Sergeants Haines and Clark, along with Tr. Levesque and numerous other county and local officers, completed ALICE training for students at Wisdom High School and Dr. Levesque Elementary School.        

MARS HILL: Tr. Casavant took a report of a theft of cash from a male caller in Mars Hill.  The man reported a female friend had been staying with him and after she recently moved out he discovered she had stolen cash from an envelope.  The case remains under investigation. 

May 31, 2019

FRENCHVILLE: Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in Frenchville and stopped a vehicle for an infraction.  During the stop, Tr. Desrosier discovered the vehicle registration plates were falsely attached and suspected the driver was impaired.  After conducting field sobriety testing, Tr. Desrosier arrested the man for OUI and transported him to Madawaska PD for a breath test. The test showed a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit.  The man faces criminal charges for OUI, violation of conditions of release, attaching false plates, and received a traffic summons for evasion of excise tax.

LITTLETON: Tr. Duff received a traffic complaint from a truck driver of a vehicle that was unnecessarily braking and was being a nuisance/hazard on the roadway.  Tr. Duff located the vehicle and after observing its operation conducted a traffic stop. Tr. Duff suspected the male driver was impaired and conducted field sobriety testing.  The man was arrested for OUI and brought to the Aroostook County Jail for a breath test. 

June 2, 2019

E PLANTATION: Lt. Harris observed a vehicle parked along the roadway in E Plantation, at an intersection, with a man passed out in the driver’s seat.  Tr. Kilcollins responded to assist with this incident. Tr. Kilcollins woke the man and began speaking with him. Tr. Kilcollins suspected the man was impaired and conducted field sobriety testing.  The man was arrested for OUI and transported to Presque Isle PD for a breath test. 

HOULTON: On June 2, Tr. Bell made a traffic stop in Houlton.  As a result of this stop, Tr. Bell arrested the 27-year-old female operator for OAS and found she had three outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court.  Tr. Bell transported her to ACJ.

EASTON: Sgt. Clark was investigating a burglary and went to a residence to interview a suspect.  While at the residence, he recognized a female he knew had conditions of release unrelated to his investigation.  One of the stipulations on the bail stated she was not to be at that residence. Sgt. Clark arrested the woman for the bail violation and she was transported to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

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