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Maine State Police Troop F Report, Nov. 8-14, 2021

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 Nov. 8-14, including the following.

Monday, Nov. 8

WOODLAND — Cpl. Casavant responded to a vacant residence in Woodland after receiving a call that a vehicle had pulled in behind the house and two men went inside.  When Cpl. Casavant arrived, the two men were still inside.  Cpl. Casavant took the two men into custody without incident after they came back outside and recovered the property they had taken.  A 37-year-old Woodland man was charged with burglary, theft and violating condition of release.  A 28-year-old Fort Fairfield man was charged with burglary and theft.

MARS HILL — Tr. Mahon was monitoring traffic in Mars Hill after receiving a report of a pickup truck with a loud exhaust speeding in the area.  Tr. Mahon stopped a truck matching the description.  As a result of the stop, Tr. Mahon arrested the operator, a 23-year old Mapleton man, for operating under the influence.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

LITTLETON — Lt. Harris and Tr. Castonguay assisted the U.S. Border Patrol with an incident involving a vehicle near the old border crossing in Littleton and then refused to stop for Border Patrol agents.  The vehicle went into the woods in Monticello, where the driver and passenger fled on foot.  Agents and troopers searched the area and both suspects were located hiding in the woods.

MAPLETON –Tr. Mahon was monitoring traffic in Mapleton in the school zone when he stopped a vehicle for speeding.  As a result of the stop, Tr. Mahon charged the female operator, a 33-year-old Mapleton woman, with operating after suspension. 

Wednesday, Nov. 10

NEW LIMERICK — Tr. Castonguay was patrolling Interstate 95 and observed a vehicle on the side of the highway.  He stopped to check on the driver, and while speaking with him suspected he was impaired via liquor.  After conducting field sobriety testing, the man was arrested for OUI.  His vehicle was towed, and he was able to post bail from the Troop F barracks.

WOODLAND — Tr. Rider was conducting traffic enforcement in Woodland when he observed a man driving whom he knew to be suspended.  After confirming his license was still suspended, he stopped the man in his driveway.  The man admitted to knowing his license was suspended and he was on bail for drug charges.  The man was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension and violating condition of release.

Friday, Nov. 12

ISLAND FALLS — Cpl. Quint was conducting traffic enforcement in Island Falls and observed a vehicle with an expired inspection certificate and no front registration plate.  He turned to stop the vehicle and noted there was no rear plate displayed either.  The car was stopped, and further investigation revealed the car was not registered, inspected, insured, and the driver had a suspended driver’s license.  Cpl. Quint issued the woman a traffic summons for not having insurance and a criminal summons for operating after suspension. The vehicle was towed from the roadway and a licensed driver came and picked up the driver.

HOULTON — Tr. Cotton stopped a vehicle in Houlton for several defects and an inspection violation.  Tr. Cotton learned that an unlicensed person was operating a vehicle because the owner was too intoxicated to drive.  The operator was cited for operating without a license and the owner of the vehicle was cited for allowing unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Saturday, Nov. 13

MASARDIS — Tr. Merchant responded to a property damage crash in Masardis in the early morning hours of Nov. 13.  A report had been taken from railroad workers that a vehicle had apparently driven off Route 11 and was stuck on the tracks.  Tr. Merchant’s investigation revealed that the operator of the vehicle had his dog unsecured inside the vehicle and at one point the dog had stuck its head in one of the steering wheel’s slots, causing the driver to lose control and crash onto the tracks.

MARS HILL — Tr. Mahon was monitoring traffic in Mars Hill when he stopped a vehicle for an expired registration.  As a result of the stop, Tr. Mahon charged the male operator, a 40-year-old Westfield man, with operating after suspension.

Sunday, Nov. 14

CYR PLANTATION — Tr. Roy pulled over a vehicle in Cyr Plantation after observing an inspection violation.  As he conducted his roadside investigation, Tr. Roy learned that the operator of the vehicle had attached registration plates to the vehicle that did not belong to it.  The operator was charged with failing to provide evidence of insurance and attaching false plates.

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