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Maine State Police Troop F Report, May 30-June 5, 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 May 30-June 5, including the following.

Monday, May 30

HOULTON — Tr. Cotton was doing traffic enforcement and stopped a vehicle in Houlton. The operator was suspended and out on bail. The operator was summonsed for operating after suspension, violating conditions of release and for failure to show proof of insurance.

Tuesday, May 31

MAPLETON — Tr. Curtin responded to a burglary on the Hughes Road in Mapleton. The owner of the property was incarcerated at the time. Witnesses were interviewed and it was determined that a lawn tractor and snowblower had been stolen. The investigation is ongoing.

MARS HILL — Cpl. Casavant stopped a vehicle on Route 1A in Mars Hill for a speeding violation and discovered the 38-year-old male’s license was suspended.

Wednesday, June 1

SINCLAIR — Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in Sinclair when he observed a vehicle speeding.  Tr. Desrosier initiated a traffic stop and as he approached the vehicle suspected the driver and passenger switched places while the vehicle was in motion.  The female insisted she was driving.  Tr. Desrosier reviewed his WatchGuard video and it appeared to him the male was driving but he decided to wait on enforcement action until he could get the video to his computer for a better picture.  Tr. Desrosier was familiar with the male, who has a suspended driver’s license.  Tr. Desrosier issued the woman a traffic summons for speeding and for an expired inspection certificate.

PATTEN — Tr. Castonguay is investigating the theft of a pickup that was stolen from a local garage in Patten.  The vehicle was recovered in Bangor by the Bangor Police Department.  The owner left the vehicle at the garage to have some work done and the keys were still inside the vehicle at the time of the theft.  Tr. Castonguay is actively working this investigation.

HOULTON — Tr. Levesque and Rocco were requested for a track in Houlton. A male was wanted for probation revocation and was seen running out the front of a house on Pierce St. Rocco tracked a half mile to another  house and went to the rear of the house.  There were fresh footprints in the tall grass in the back yard. The investigation was turned over to the Houlton Police Department.

Sunday, June 5

Tr. Curtin received a report of a possible burglary in progress at a camp in Cross Lake. The homeowner called from New Hampshire to advise his security camera system at the camp alerted him that someone was there. Tr. Curtin and Tr. Rider responded to the camp and discovered the homeowner’s side-by-side had been pulled out of the garage and into the driveway. Troopers made entry into the camp and located a male hiding inside. Tr. Curtin arrested the 32-year-old Fort Kent man and charged him with burglary and theft after multiple items from inside the camp were found on his person. Additionally, the male also had an active arrest warrant stemming from previous burglary/theft charges. He was subsequently transported to the Aroostook County Jail and booked on the Warrant, and new charges. The investigation revealed the man was attempting to steal the side-by-side and was inside the camp looking for the key to it when the troopers arrived and interrupted him. 

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