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Maine State Police Troop F Report, April 25-May 1, 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 April 25-May 1, including the following.

Monday, April 25

LITTLETON — Cpl. Quint was conducting traffic enforcement in Littleton and observed a vehicle with a defective exhaust.  A traffic stop was initiated and after an investigation it was discovered the driver had a suspended driver’s license for not paying fines/costs and had a previous OAS charge.  The man was issued a criminal summons for the violation and arranged to have a licensed driver come get him and his vehicle.

LUDLOW — An elderly Ludlow woman called to report she thought someone had vandalized the tires on her garden tractor utility trailer. Tr. Cotton responded to the scene and determined that the tires had lost air over the previous winter and once she had put some debris in the trailer, the bead on both tires had become unseated and began to roll off the rims. The elderly woman had no way of getting the tire’s fixed and needed her trailer for spring cleanup. With the elderly woman’s permission, Tr. Cotton gathered some tools and was able to set the bead and inflate both trailer tires.

HOULTON — Tr. Barnard responded to the Houlton Port of Entry after they called the Houlton RCC reporting they had a local man in custody with three active warrants. Tr. Barnard arrested the man and transported him to the Aroostook County Jail.

LITTLETON — Tr. Cotton and Tr. Barnard responded to a personal injury crash on Route 1 in Littleton. Tr. Cotton determined that a man driving a utility van had become distracted from his morning coffee and rear ended a sedan that was getting ready to make a left turn onto a side road. The operator of the sedan that was rear ended stated that he had some minor pain but refused to go to the hospital. The impact of the crash caused the operator of the sedan to lose one of his shoes and it broke the driver’s seat. Tr. Cotton issued the driver of the van a violation summons and complaint for failing to maintain control of a motor vehicle. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Tuesday, April 26

CROSS LAKE — Cpl. Casavant began investigating the theft of a shotgun from a camp.  The camp owner noticed the shotgun missing about a month ago and said he heard there were numerous camps broken into last fall.  The case remains under investigation. 

Wednesday, April 27

PORTLAND — Tr. Cotton and Tr. Martin attended a three-day field training officer training at the Portland Police Department.

Thursday, April 28

ST. AGATHA — Tr. Roy investigated an incident of a vehicle passing a stopped school bus, with its lights flashing, more than once.  The bus had video footage of the incident, which occurred on school grounds, and the principal was able to identify the passengers.  The registered owner was located and stated she thought she could pass since the vehicle was not on the roadway.  Tr. Roy educated the driver and issued a criminal summons for the violation.

HOULTON — Tr. Castonguay spoke to a group of students enrolled in a law enforcement class taught by Retired Trooper David Socoby.  Tr. Castonguay spoke about the technology used, criteria to become a Trooper, and other topic as well as answering a variety of questions.

AUGUSTA — Sgt. Haines assisted with firearms instruction on April 28 and 29 for spring requalifications at the Augusta range.  

Saturday, April 30

ALLAGASH — Tr. Mahon began investigating a burglary of a seasonal residence in Allagash.  The incident was discovered by a caretaker and between him and the owner they discovered a generator was missing.  Trs. Martin and Mahon processed the scene and collected evidence.  A suspect has been developed and the case remains under investigation.

BANCROFT TOWNSHIP — Tr. Saucier and Tr. Rider responded to a residence under construction in Bancroft when a neighbor reported there were multiple vehicles there stealing building materials.  No one was at the property when troopers arrived.  Tr. Saucier is working with the owner and the case remains under investigation. 

BANCROFT TOWNSHIP — Tr. Saucier took a report from a New Hampshire resident complaining that his camp neighbor in Bancroft parked a trailer on his property and he wants it removed.  Tr. Saucier is working on contacting the owner of the trailer.

Sunday, May 1

WESTFIELD — Tr. Mahon and Tr. Martin dealt with a heated landlord and tenant issue in Westfield.  The property owner went back after the initial advisement to handle it through the eviction process in court.  This caused a second call from the tenant forcing Troopers to return.  The male and female property owners were issued harassment and trespass warnings by Sgt. Haines. 

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