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Maine State Police Troop F Report, May 25-31, 2020

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 May 25-31, including the following.

Monday, May 25

LIMESTONE — Trooper Martin was driving through Limestone and observed a vehicle make an abrupt stop at an intersection. He also noticed the driver was not wearing his seatbelt. Tr. Martin stopped the man for the violation and found he had a suspended driver’s license due to a recent operating under the influence conviction. Tr. Martin helped the man arrange for a licensed driver to come get him and the vehicle and issued him a criminal summons for the violation.

SILVER RIDGE — State Police received a report of vehicle crash on the Pond Road in Silver Ridge Twp. Tr. Tim Saucier responded and investigated the crash. The investigation determined that 39-year-old Henry Spurlock of Silver Ridge was traveling east on the Pond Road in a 1994 Mazda pickup towing a small utility trailer. Spurlock reported he swerved to avoid a moose and lost control of his vehicle, leaving the roadway and rolling his truck on its side, striking a rock and coming to rest in the trees. Spurlock was wearing his seatbelt and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Spurlock was transported to the Millinocket hospital by Patten Ambulance. The Sherman Fire Department also assisted at the scene. 

Tuesday, May 26

FORT KENT — Tr. Desrosier assisted Fort Kent PD with an investigation. The officer had information that a man, who is a felon, is in possession of a firearm. The Fort Kent officer and Tr. Desrosier located the man on Main Street, and consequent an investigation and being found in possession of a firearm, he was arrested and transported to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

Thursday, May 28

BLAINE — Tr. Rider was patrolling on the Robinson Road when he recognized a female operating a South Carolina van with an expired license. Tr. Rider pulled the van over and later found out that the driver’s license was suspended out of South Carolina. Tr. Rider summons the female for operating without a license.

Saturday, May 30

ST. AGATHA — Tr. Curtin was contacted by a local business in St. Agatha regarding a shoplifting complaint. A female was reported to have been seen on video stealing from a convenience store. Tr. Curtin located the woman later in the day and was able to recover the stolen property. The business owner wanted the woman to return and speak with them about the incident and the matter was handled by them internally.

Sunday, May 31

MONTICELLO — Sgt. Haines stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Route 1 in Monticello. A license check revealed that the male operator’s right to operate out of Connecticut was currently under suspension. He was summoned to Houlton Court for the violation and a licensed operator was allowed to drive the vehicle from the scene.

HOULTON — Tr. Mahon charged a New Hampshire man for failing to report a crash. Tr. Mahon’s investigation showed that the man had struck a moose just after midnight on Route 11. The crash had been reported by a witness, but Troopers were unable to locate the vehicle involved. At about 4:30 a.m. an attendant from a local convenience store reported a vehicle that appeared to have been involved in a crash. Tr. Mahon located the man and summoned him to Houlton District Court for failing to report his crash using the quickest possible means.

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