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Maine State Police Troop F Report, Nov. 4-10, 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 Nov.4-10, including the following.

Monday, Nov. 4

GRAND ISLE: Trooper Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in Grand Isle.  He observed a man driving whom he knew was suspended. Tr. Desrosier conducted a traffic stop and issued the man a criminal summons for OAS.  The man’s passenger had a valid license and was able to drive the vehicle.

AMITY: Follow up with suspicious incident from previous week in Linneus. Tr. Cotton was able to locate the suspect involved in a suspicious incident in Linneus. After an interview with the suspect, Tr. Cotton summonsed the male for burglary to a motor vehicle and criminal mischief.

VAN BUREN: Tr. Bell and Sgt. Fuller taught a TIMs class at the Van Buren Fire Department. There were about 30 people in attendance.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

ISLAND FALLS: Tr. Cotton became aware of a male subject who had a warrant for failing to pay fines, who lived in Island Falls. After a brief investigation, Tr. Cotton was able to locate the male and placed him under arrest. Tr. Cotton transported the male to the Aroostook County Jail.

WOODLAND/PERHAM:  Tr. Levesque received a call in Woodland stating that there was a male off the road and he was possibly intoxicated.  Tr. Levesque arrived and the male was already gone. He looked in the area but did not meet or locate the vehicle. A short time later someone called in another crash in the town of Perham and it was believed to be the same driver.  Tr. Levesque arrived and spoke to the male, who admitted to causing the other crash and being intoxicated. The male performed a field sobriety test and was arrested for operating under the influence and failure to report accident by quickest means. 

Wednesday, Nov. 6

MARS HILL:  Tr. Levesque was called to Mars Hill for a theft from a grocery store.  Tr. Levesque arrived and was shown security footage of a female walking around the store and putting a large amount of food in her bag.  The female left in a vehicle and Tr. Levesque was given the description and registration number. Tr. Levesque located the vehicle parked on a field road, unoccupied, and observed stolen items in it.  Tr. Levesque had the vehicle towed and impounded until he could speak to the registered owner

Thursday, Nov. 7

HOULTON: Tr. Casavant arrested an Oakfield man on a warrant out of Lewiston District Court.  The man was wanted on several drug charges from Auburn PD. The man posted bail from the barracks in Houlton and was released.

HOULTON:  Tr. Saucier was asked to assist the Houlton Police Department with a drug evaluation on a suspected drugged driver.  The evaluation was conducted by Tr. Saucier and the subject was found to be under the influence of drugs.

ISLAND FALLS: Tr. Saucier received a theft complaint from a business in Island Falls.  A subject had been seen shoplifting in the establishment. Tr. Saucer located the individual and charged the local man with theft.

OAKFIELD: Tr. Cotton became aware of a female subject who had a warrant for failing to appear in court on an OUI crash that Tr. Cotton investigated. Tr. Cotton located the female and transported her to the Aroostook County Jail without incident.

Friday, Nov. 8

HOULTON: Cpl. Quint responded to the Houlton Port of Entry for a Canadian citizen with a Maine warrant.  The man was stopped in Clinton by a trooper from Troop K, issued a criminal summons, and then failed to appear in court.  The man was taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton until he could arrange to post bail.  

HOULTON:  Tr. Curtin represented the State Police at a job fair held at the Houlton Armory.  He spoke with students from Houlton, East Grand, and Southern Aroostook Schools. The job fair consisted of representatives from many public and private-sector employers.

MONTICELLO: Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in Monticello.  He stopped a vehicle for speeding and discovered it had not been registered in over a year.  The vehicle was licensed out of Ohio. Tr. Kilcollins issued the owner of the vehicle a criminal summons for operating an unregistered vehicle.

Sunday Nov. 10

FRENCHVILLE: Tr. Desrosier was driving through Frenchville when he observed a man get out of a pickup at a local gas station.  Tr. Desrosier knew the man had a revoked driver’s license. Tr. Desrosier monitored the area and a few moments later observed the man driving the truck.  Tr. Desrosier conducted a traffic stop and the man stated he had not killed anyone and was only driving to help a friend. Tr. Desrosier issued the man a criminal summons for operating after revocation.

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