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Maine State Police Troop F Report, March 28-April 3, 2022

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 March 28-April 3, including the following.

Monday, March 28

VAN BUREN — Trooper Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in the town of Van Buren when he stopped a vehicle for a violation.  The operator’s license was currently under suspension.  Tr. Desrosier issued the operator a summons for operating after suspension. 

WASHBURN — Tr. Rider was conducting traffic enforcement in the town of Washburn when he stopped a vehicle for defective light.  Tr. Rider learned that the operator’s license was currently under suspension and on bail conditions.  Tr. Rider also noticed that the inspection sticker was not valid and appeared to be home made.  Tr. Rider issued the operator summons’ for Operating after suspension, violating conditions of release and displaying a fictitious inspection sticker.  The vehicle was towed from the roadway. 

Tuesday, March 29

WOODLAND — Tr. Roy was traveling through Caribou when he observed a piece of Styrofoam insulation fly out of the back of a pickup that was in front of him.  Tr. Roy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and learned that the operator’s license was currently under suspension and the operator was also on bail conditions.  Tr. Roy issued the operator a summons for operating after suspension and violation of conditions of release. 

MARS HILL — Tr. Roy was conducting traffic enforcement in the town of Mars Hill when he observed a vehicle displaying an expired inspection sticker.  Tr. Roy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and learned that the operator’s license was currently under suspension.  Tr. Roy issued the operator a summons for operating after suspension.

Wednesday, March 30

MARS HILL — Tr. Roy was conducting traffic enforcement in Mars Hill when he observed a vehicle that was displaying an expired inspection sticker.  Tr. Roy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and learned that the vehicle’s registration had expired in 2021 also.  Tr. Roy issued the operator a summons for the registration.

MARS HILL — Tr. Roy was conducting traffic enforcement in Mars Hill when he observed a vehicle pull into a private driveway and then another vehicle pulled up and the driver got in the vehicle and left the area.  Tr. Roy ran the registration plate on the vehicle, and it showed that that vehicle’s registration had expired in 2020.  Tr. Kilcollins was familiar with the operator and gave information to Tr. Roy.  Tr. Roy located the operator and a local residence and placed her under arrest for violation of conditions of release, operating after suspension, and operating an unregistered vehicle over 150 days.  The operator was able to make bail and was released. 

HOULTON — Tr. Castonguay was monitoring traffic on I-95 in Houlton when he observed a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker pass by.  Tr. Castonguay conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and learned that the operator had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear.  Tr. Castonguay made arrangements with the operator so that she could bring her child to school and then take care of the warrant.  The woman was given a new court date and was released on bail.

SMYRNA — Tr. Saucier was monitoring traffic in Amish Community in Smyrna when he stopped a vehicle traveling 95 mph in the posted 50-mph zone.  As a result of the stop, Tr. Saucier arrested the male operator for operating under the influence after he failed field sobriety.  The Smyrna man was transported to the East Millinocket Police Department, where he was processed for OUI.  Tr. Saucier also charged the man with criminal speed.

Thursday, March 31

VASSALBORO — Sgt. Haines assisted with the classroom portion of firearms training at the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. 

FORT KENT —  Tr. Curtin spoke to a local Cub Scout group (ages 6-7) about what police officers do, 911 safety and when to call for help. 

Saturday, April 2

MARS HILL — ​​Tr. Roy was conducting traffic enforcement in Mars Hill when he observed a vehicle that was dragging its exhaust.  Tr. Roy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and learned that the operator’s license was currently under suspension.  Tr. Roy issued the operator a summons for operating after suspension and the vehicle was towed from the roadway. 

Sunday, April 3

FRENCHVILLE — Tr. Curtin was monitoring traffic in Frenchville when he observed a vehicle operating with an expired inspection sticker.  Tr. Curtin conducted a traffic stop for the violation.  As a result of the stop, Tr. Curtin charged the operator with operating with an expired license for greater than 90 days.

VAN BUREN — Tr. Curtin was monitoring traffic in Van Buren when he observed a vehicle operating erratically.  Tr. Curtin conducted a traffic stop and identified the operator as a Van Buren man.  The man admitted to drinking and had an open container while driving.  Tr. Curtin put the man through field sobriety testing, which he failed.  Tr. Curtin transported the operator to the Madawaska Police Department and performed an Intoxilyzer test.  The man was well below the legal limit of .08.  Tr. Curtin summonsed the man for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle on a public way.

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