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Maine State Police Troop F Report, June 6-12, 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 June 6-12, including the following.

Tuesday, June 7

PORTAGE LAKE — Tr. Curtin took a report of a burglary in the town of Portage Lake. The homeowner reported that while in the process of moving, someone entered her home and took things from the home while she was out of town. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Wednesday, June 8

ASHLAND — Sgt. Clark was investigating a suspicious incident complaint and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle.  During his investigation, it was discovered the driver had bail conditions and a revoked driver’s license.  Sgt. Clark issued the man a criminal summons for operating after revocation and a second criminal summons for violating conditions of release.  The man arranged to have a licensed driver come get him and his vehicle.

Thursday, June 9

LITTLETON — Tr. Cotton was conducting traffic enforcement in Littleton on Route 1. He stopped a vehicle for having an expired registration. Tr. Cotton learned the operator’s license to drive was suspended. Tr. Cotton issued the man a violation summons and complaint for the suspension and for the expired registration. A passenger in the vehicle with an active license drove the vehicle from the scene.

Friday, June 10

HOULTON — Tr. Cotton was monitoring traffic in Houlton when he observed a vehicle with an expired registration (2021). Tr. Cotton turned on the vehicle and activated his emergency lights. The vehicle pulled into a parking lot and initially stopped, but then kept traveling around the building. Tr. Cotton activated his siren. The vehicle continued to drive around the building. The vehicle eventually came to a stop. The man told Tr. Cotton that he did see the lights and hear the siren and decided he wasn’t going to stop until he got where he wanted to park in the lot. Tr. Cotton issued the man a criminal summons for failing to stop and for the criminal registration violation.

Saturday, June 11

HOULTON — Tr. Cotton was monitoring traffic in Houlton and ran a registration check on a vehicle with Connecticut plates. Tr. Cotton learned that the plates on the vehicle did not match the car they were attached to. Tr. Cotton caught up with the vehicle and initiated a stop. Tr. Cotton determined that the male operator had a suspended Connecticut license and learned that the plates were falsely attached. The man was issued a criminal summons for operating without a license and for improper plates. Tr. Cotton seized the plates and the operator made arrangements for the vehicle to be towed.

NEW LIMERICK — A local store owner called to report a female had refused to pay her gas bill after getting gas from the store. Tr. Cotton determined that the female prepaid for gas and then got more gas than she had paid for. The female refused to pay the remaining balance and left in her vehicle. A short time later a friend of the female showed up to the store and paid for the gas. The store owner requested that the female be served a trespass notice for the store. Tr. Cotton located the female and gave her a trespass notice for the local store.

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