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Maine State Police Troop F Report, June 8-14, 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 June 8-14, including the following.

Tuesday, June 9

WESTON — Tr. Rider was traveling on Route 1 in Weston when he observed a pickup with no inspection. Tr. Rider turned on the truck and the driver immediately turned onto a dirt road. Tr. Rider pulled the truck over and the driver was revoked and on bail. Tr. Rider issued a criminal summons to the driver for driving while revoked and violating conditions of release. Tr. Rider made arrangements for the driver’s sister to come get the truck

Wednesday, June 10

BRIDGEWATER and MONTICELLO — Tr. Mahon charged two local individuals with operating after suspension on two separate traffic stops. A female was pulled over in Monticello for a vehicle defect and a license check revealed that her right to operate was under suspension. She was cited for the violation and a licensed driver was located to drive the vehicle. Then later in the day he observed a Bridgewater man operating whose right to operate he knew was under suspension. He was pulled over by Tr. Mahon and cited for the violation. A licensed driver was also called to drive the vehicle from the scene. 

Thursday, June 11

NEW LIMERICK — Tr. Sylvia took a report from a New Limerick woman who had unemployment benefits fraudulently applied for under her name. The woman was following the guidelines set forth by the Department of Labor and the investigation is ongoing.

Friday, June 12

ASHLAND — Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement and was driving through Ashland. He observed a vehicle travelling 90 mph in a posted 50 mph zone. He conducted a traffic stop and the driver stated she did not realize she was driving so fast. Tr. Kilcollins issued a criminal summons for exceeding the speed limit by 30 mph or more.

Saturday, June 13

ISLAND FALLS — Tr. Cotton was patrolling in Island Falls. Tr. Cotton observed a red sedan in front of him with no rear plate that was accelerating well above the posted speed limit. Tr. Cotton continued to follow the vehicle onto Harding Street in Island Falls and the vehicle quickly pulled into a driveway. Tr Cotton initiated a traffic stop and the operator admitted he was suspended. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had a falsely attached front plate on it. The driver was summonsed for operating after suspension and improper plates.

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