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Maine State Police Troop F Report, June 22-28, 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 22-28, including the following.

Monday, June 22

HODGDON — Trooper Sylvia was in Hodgdon when he observed a local man drive by him that he knew had three warrants out for his arrest. He pulled the man over and arrested him on the warrants. Once the man was arrested and searched, he was found to be in possession of Suboxone. A computer check revealed that the man was also on bail with several conditions. He was transported to the jail and charged with violation of conditions of release and unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs.

OAKFIELD — Tr. Saucier was called to an Oakfield residence when a resident reported that a pressure washer had been stolen from his home. He told Tr. Saucier that the washer had been on his lawn and had been taken sometime during the day without him noticing it had been taken. The investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday June 23

MAPLETON — Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in Mapleton and observed a vehicle driving 83 mph in a posted 45-mph zone. During the stop, the driver told him he had just finished working and was in a hurry to go swimming. The male driver was issued a criminal summons for exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 mph or more.

T11R4 — Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in T11 R4 and observed a vehicle with defective rear lights. He stopped the vehicle and learned the driver and passenger had current bail conditions. Tr. Kilcollins conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia in a bag belonging to the passenger. She was issued a criminal summons for possession of a schedule W drug and for violating her conditions of release.

Wednesday, June 24

LITTLETON — Tr. Mahon pulled over a vehicle in Littleton for having a defective windshield. A license check on the female operator revealed that her license was under suspension. She was summoned to Houlton District Court for the violation and a licensed operator was brought to the scene to drive the vehicle for the owner.

Thursday, June 25

MARS HILL — Tr. Kilcollins was patrolling in Blaine and observed a vehicle leaving a residence known for drug trafficking. Tr. Kilcollins tried to catch up and identify the vehicle but it was driving at an excessive rate. Tr. Kilcollins estimated the vehicle to be travelling 100-plus mph in a posted 45-mph zone. Tr. Kilcollins activated his emergency lights and siren, attempting to stop the vehicle. The SUV turned onto a field road in Mars Hill and continued driving at speeds over 70 mph. The vehicle stopped due to large irrigation equipment blocking the road. The driver tried to back up but was blocked by Tr. Kilcollins. The man was arrested and claimed he did not know Tr. Kilcollins was behind him. The man was taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton for eluding an officer, operating after suspension, illegal attachment of plates, criminal speeding, and violation of conditions of release.

LITTLETON — Cpl. Quint was conducting traffic enforcement on the West Ridge Road, Littleton. He observed a vehicle not displaying a valid state inspection certificate and conducted a traffic stop. The male driver had an expired driver’s license from 2016 and told Cpl. Quint he knew it was expired but had not been able to get it renewed. The man was issued a criminal summons for the violation and a traffic summons for not having proof of insurance. The man was given a warning for the inspection violation. His passenger drove the vehicle back to his residence in Houlton.

MONTICELLO — Tr. Rider was traveling on Rt. 1 in Monticello when he observed a vehicle with a defect. Tr. Rider pulled the vehicle over and the driver had a suspended driver license because of a few prior operating under the influence charges. The driver was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension and the driver had his girlfriend come pick up the vehicle. 

Friday, June 26

PRESQUE ISLE — Tr. Martin was conducting traffic enforcement and was driving through Presque Isle. He observed a vehicle that was travelling 56 mph in a posted 25-mph residential zone. The driver had no excuse for the speed and was issued a criminal summons for exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 mph or more.

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