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 1-7, including the following.
Tuesday, June 2
NEW LIMERICK — Tr. Cotton was traveling on Rt. 2. In New Limerick when he observed a go cart/dune buggy traveling south on Rt. 2. Tr. Cotton stopped the dune buggy for lack of proper lighting, lack of registration stickers and poor operation. Ultimately the male had a suspended license and was issued a criminal summons. The dune buggy was found to be part Suzuki four-wheeler, part go cart and part Honda three-wheeler. Tr. Cotton allowed the male to drive it back to his house on Rt. 2, where he parked it.
CASTLE HILL — Tr. Rider was patrolling on the State Road in Castle Hill when he observed a pickup truck with no inspection sticker. Tr. Rider pulled the truck over and the man immediately admitted that he did not have a license. Tr. Rider arranged to get a licensed driver to get the vehicle and issued the man a criminal summons for operating after suspension.
WASHBURN — Tr. Rider was patrolling in Washburn when he observed a man driving that he believed to be suspended. Tr. Rider pulled the vehicle over and found that the driver did have a suspended driver’s license. Tr. Rider arranged for a licensed driver to get the vehicle and issued the man a criminal summons for operating after suspension. It was later discovered that the same individuals in the vehicle were involved in a theft at Lowe’s an hour prior to the traffic stop. The individuals were wearing the same clothes on the traffic stop as they were in the video surveillance at Lowe’s.
Thursday, June 4
MADAWASKA LAKE TWP. — MDOT called in a report of graffiti at the rest area in Madawaska Lake. All the walls in the outhouse had graffiti written in black marker. There are no leads or evidence, Troopers will watch the area during nighttime hours.
MARS HILL — Tr. Mahon summoned a local woman for operating after suspension in Mars Hill. The woman was pulled over for a seatbelt violation and a computer check revealed that her license was suspended. A licensed operator was located and drove the vehicle once the traffic stop was completed.
Friday, June 5
SINCLAIR — The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department requested a DRE respond to a crash. Tr. Desrosier arrived, and as he started talking to the male suspect, the man said he was not going to cooperate with the tests. Further investigation revealed the man is prescribed Suboxone, Xanax and clonazepam. The combination of the drugs likely resulted in his impairment, causing the crash. The man was arrested for operating under the influence by the sheriff’s deputy.
CARIBOU — Tr. Martin was driving through Caribou while on patrol and observed a vehicle with a defective headlight. Tr. Martin stopped the car and discovered the driver did not have a driver’s license. The registration plates did not belong to the vehicle and the passenger stated she was in the process of purchasing the vehicle from a relative. Tr. Martin issued the driver a criminal summons for operating without a license and had the passenger remove the plates from the vehicle. There was no paperwork indicating the vehicle was recently purchased and Tr. Martin issued a summons for false attachment of plates.
HOULTON — Sgt. Haines taught an eight-hour block of instruction on use of force to new officers at the 200-hour pre-service program. Houlton PD hosted the training and once certified the new officers will be working in Houlton and Fort Kent.
CASTLE HILL — Tr. Casavant began an investigation into a criminal mischief complaint in Castle Hill. A resident reported that a window of one of his vehicles had been damaged overnight. The investigation is ongoing.
Saturday, June 6
ORIENT — Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in Orient when he met a vehicle driving 90 mph in a posted 55-mph zone. Tr. Kilcollins stopped the vehicle and discovered the driver had two warrants Tr. Kilcollins arrested the man and arranged to have the vehicle removed from the road and he was transported to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.
HOULTON — Tr. Sylvia arrested a 21-year-old Oakfield man without incident on an outstanding warrant for criminal mischief. The subject turned himself in to the State Police Barracks.
BLAINE — Update: Tr. Casavant received information regarding the theft of a snowmobile and ATV from a location in Blaine on March 5. The theft appeared to be related to a similar incident in the town of Fort Fairfield. Information was developed in the cases and Tr. Casavant investigated. On June 6, Tr. Casavant recovered the snowmobile and ATV during his investigation. The suspect, a 22-year old male who is currently living in the Bangor area cut communication with Tr. Casavant. Tr. Casavant will be seeking a warrant for his arrest for Class C Theft.
MONTICELLO — Tr. Mahon was monitoring traffic on Rt. 1 in Montello when he noticed a vehicle, whose operator was on bail conditions subject to search and testing, drive past him. The bail conditions in effect were from previous drug convictions. Tr. Mahon pulled the vehicle over and as a result of his investigatory stop he ultimately charged a Portland man with two counts of possession of schedule Z drugs, violation conditions of release, and operating without a license. The man was arrested without incident and transported to the Aroostook County Jail.
Sunday, June 7
PATTEN — Tr. Cotton was advised of a disorderly property dispute at a residence on the Clark Road in Patten. Tr. Cotton and the deputy arrived on scene and determined that the situation was civil and there were no valid threats. The caller was able to retrieve some personal property and was advised of the eviction process.
FORT FAIRFIELD — Tr. Rider was traveling on the Fort Fairfield Road in Presque Isle when he observed a vehicle with a 2018-2019 inspection sticker as well as a cracked windshield. Tr. Rider pulled the vehicle over and the driver had a warrant for a previous operating-after-suspension case. Tr. Rider made arrangements for the driver’s friend to pick up the vehicle and transported the driver to PIPD, where he was able to make bail.