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Maine State Police Troop F Report, Sept. 23-29, 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 a number of calls for service during the period of Sept. 23-29, 2019, including the following.

Thursday, Sept. 26

 MARS HILL — Tr. Levesque saw a male driving that he believed to be suspended and dispatch confirmed the suspension. Tr. Levesque stopped the vehicle and was able to find the male to be in possession of methamphetamine. Tr. Levesque arrested the male for operating after suspension and drug possession and transported him to the Aroostook County Jail.

LITTLETON — Tr. Bell ran a registration plate and found the owner was under suspension. Tr. Bell turned and stopped the vehicle and summonsed the male for an OAS infraction. 

Friday, Sept. 27

HOULTON — Tr. Duff responded to the Houlton Port of Entry for a man with an extraditable warrant from Louisiana for bigamy. The man is currently married to five different women; none of them know about the other. The man was traveling to a business conference when the warrant was discovered. He was taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

WESTFIELD — Tr. Kilcollins was parked along the roadway in Westfield when a man approached him, telling him he was having a challenging time hitchhiking due to the cruiser being parked along the roadway. Tr. Kilcollins conversed with the man briefly and conducted a warrant check; the man had an active arrest warrant for failing to appear in court. He was arrested and taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton without incident.

MARS HILL — Tr. Kilcollins was getting gas in Mars Hill. While standing at the pump, he observed a vehicle driving by and noticed the passenger appeared to be trying to hide his face from view. Tr. Kilcollins noticed the vehicle had a defective light and knew the driver had current bail conditions. He pulled out and stopped the vehicle, which stopped in a private driveway. Before Tr. Kilcollins could get to the vehicle the passenger got out and started walking quickly towards the house. Tr. Kilcollins recognized the man and knew he had an arrest warrant. Tr. Kilcollins called out to the man and he took off into the woods behind the residence. Tr. Kilcollins gave chase but was not able to catch the man. Sgt. Clark and Cpl. Quint responded to assist in looking for the man but could not locate him.

MADAWASKA LAKE — Shortly after 4 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, State Police were called to a crash on the Little Madawaska Lake Road in Westmanland. Tr. Matt Curtin responded to the crash and determined 24-year-old Jordyn Doucette of Westmanland had been traveling west when her vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree. Doucette suffered minor injuries and was transported to Cary Medical Center by a family member. She was treated for her injuries and later released. It appears Speed and Alcohol were factors in this crash. The investigation is active and ongoing.

CHAPMAN — Cpl. Michaud was dispatched to a suspicious incident in Chapman. A caller reported that there was a vehicle stuck at the end of the ATV trail with two unresponsive people inside. Cpl. Michaud located the vehicle and determined that the people had been sleeping in the vehicle after getting it wedged between two poles the night before, in an attempt to bypass a gate that had been erected to prohibit vehicles from driving on the ATV trail. Wardens and a Forest Ranger also responded to assist Cpl. Michaud. The landowner was consulted, and the vehicle was towed from the scene since the operator was not licensed and the passenger appeared unfit to operate the vehicle.

Saturday, Sept. 28

PRESQUE ISLE — Tr. Kilcollins was questioning multiple people regarding the man with a warrant that escaped into the woods in Mars Hill. He received information that the man was staying in a camp off Center Road, Presque Isle, and that another man Troopers have been looking for (multiple warrants) may be there as well. Sgt. Clark, Cpl. Quint and Tr. Kilcollins went to the camp which was about a mile into the woods. The troopers located one man that had bail conditions and claimed he had permission from the property owner to be there (they reside in Connecticut). The man kept saying the man that ran from Tr. Kilcollins was there several hours prior but not there now. When questioned about the second man with the warrants he eventually admitted the man was hiding inside. The man was arrested without incident. Sgt. Clark was able to speak to the property owner but they stated no one should be at the camp but they declined to file any formal charges.

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