Maine State Police Troop F Report, Oct. 5-11, 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 Oct. 19-25, 2020, including the following.

Monday, Oct. 19

ST. FRANCIS — Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in St. Francis, when he observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. He was able to get the vehicle on radar at 76 mph in a posted 35 mph zone. Tr. Desrosier stopped the vehicle and the male driver stated he recently changed the tires on his truck and thought it may have thrown off his speedometer. The man told Tr. Desrosier he knew he was speeding but did not think his speed was criminal. The man was issued a criminal summons for exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 mph or more.

ISLAND FALLS — Tr. Cotton was patrolling the Island Falls area when he recognized a vehicle being operated in the area. Tr. Cotton knew that the man who had been operating the vehicle on a routine basis had a suspended license. He pulled the vehicle over and discovered that the man had a warrant for his arrest as well as having a suspended license. He was arrested and transported to jail without incident.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

HODGDON — Tr. Sylvia arrested a 29-year-old female on an outstanding warrant without incident. She was transported to the Aroostook County Jail.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

MARS HILL — Tr. Kilcollins was putting gas in his cruiser when a woman, whom he knew did not have a valid driver’s license, drove into the gas station and pulled up to the pump directly behind him. Tr. Kilcollins spoke with the woman and she admitted to knowing she did not have a valid license and should not be driving. Tr. Kilcollins issued her a criminal summons for operating without a license and helped her arrange to have someone come get her and the vehicle.

LITTLETON — Tr. Sylvia responded to a possible protection order violation at an apartment complex in Littleton. Tr. Sylvia arrested a 52-year-old female after determining she violated a protection order against a neighbor. She was transported to the Aroostook County Jail and charged with the protection order violation as well as violating conditions of release.

HODGDON — Tr. Sylvia took a theft report in the town of Hodgdon. The victim reported several items stolen from the property. The investigation is ongoing.

ALLAGASH — Tr. Casavant responded to a residence in Allagash for a burglary investigation. The victim alleged a family member and another subject broke in through a window and stole cash as well as a dog. Tr. Casavant will be submitting the case for review.

Thursday, Oct. 22

BANCROFT — Cpl. Quint investigated a late report of a crash in Bancroft. After an investigation, it was learned the female driver was driving too fast to negotiate a turn, lost control of her vehicle, and crossed the centerline in a corner, striking a privately owned fence. The woman does not have a license and left the scene of the crash. Cpl. Quint issued her a criminal summons for operating without a license, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, failing to report crash by quickest means, and a traffic summons for failing to maintain control of her vehicle. No one was injured in the crash, but the vehicle was totaled. 

MAPLETON — Tr. Casavant responded to the theft of a catalytic converter from a truck parked at a business in Mapleton. Evidence was collected at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Friday, Oct. 23

CASTLE HILL — Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in Castle Hill and stopped a vehicle for speeding. While conducting a computer query, it was discovered the woman had a warrant for her arrest. After discussing the warrant with her, it was determined she would be able to post bail and was transported to Presque Isle Police Department where they met with a bail commissioner. The woman was also issued a traffic summons for speeding and arranged for someone to get her vehicle and pick her up at the PIPD.

DYER BROOK — Tr. Castonguay assisted the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department with a vehicle chase in Dyer Brook. The deputy attempted to stop a vehicle from criminal speeding and the car refused to pull over. After a brief chase, the driver pulled into a private driveway where he was immediately arrested. No one was injured and no property damage occurred with this incident.

Saturday, Oct. 24

MONTICELLO — Cpl. Quint was investigating an unrelated incident in Monticello. He observed a woman, whom he knew to have a suspended driver’s license, driving on U.S. Highway 1 and stop at the post office. The woman is suspended for a previous operating under the influence and was issued a criminal summons for the violation. A licensed driver came to get her and the vehicle.

PRESQUE ISLE — Cpl. Michaud and Tr. Mahon assisted the U.S. Secret Service on a protection detail in the Presque Isle area. Several campaign events were scheduled for the area and troopers assisted with security and logistics. The events were all concluded without any incidents.

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