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Maine State Police Troop F Report, Sept. 19-25, 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 Sept. 19-25, including the following.

Monday, Sept. 19

OAKFIELD — Tr. Castonguay was conducting traffic enforcement in Oakfield when he observed a vehicle with blue colored headlights and illegal window tint.  After conducting a traffic stop and investigation, it was found the driver did not have a driver’s license.  The man was issued a criminal summons for operating without a license.  He was issued several warnings for multiple traffic offenses.  The passenger in the vehicle had a valid license and agreed to drive the vehicle.

VASSALBORO — Tr. Levesque and K-9 Rocco attended their first week of K-9 drug detection school at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

Thursday, Sept. 22

MAPLETON — Cpl. Kilcollins responded to a report of a theft in Mapleton. A male had called in reporting that another male was found stealing gas and other parts of his deceased father’s plow truck. Cpl. Kilcollins located the male, and he was summonsed for theft, operating after revocation, and two counts of violation of conditions of release.

Friday, Sept. 23

OAKFIELD —Tr. Rider was conducting traffic enforcement in the town of Oakfield.  Tr. Rider made a traffic stop on a vehicle and learned that the operator’s license was currently under suspension.  Tr. Rider also learned that the vehicle’s plates were not issued to that vehicle.  Tr. Rider issued the operator a summons for operating after revocation and attaching false plates.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

WOODLAND — Cpl. Casavant received a theft complaint from a residence in Woodland.  The caller advised she was staying in Presque Isle but had received a message that two people had been at her house the day before taking items.  The investigation is ongoing.

WOODLAND — Cpl. Casavant received a Sex Offender Registry violation referral from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department.  A 36-year-old man was not up to date with his forms that needed to be filled out.  The suspect had been arrested and personal recognizance bailed in August for the same violation, but had never reached out to the Sex Offender Registry.  Cpl. Casavant went to the address on the suspect’s bail and was advised he had not lived there for 15 years.  It appears the man is a transient and has lived in different parts of the state. The investigation is ongoing.

MARS HILL — Cpl. Casavant received a district attorney referral reference to a potential theft from a man with mental disabilities.  The investigation is ongoing.

HOULTON — Tr. Cotton stopped a vehicle for not having an inspection sticker in Houlton.  As a result of the stop, Tr. Cotton charged the operator with operating after suspension.

Saturday, Sept. 24

CARIBOU — Tr. Desrosier was traveling through Caribou when he observed a vehicle with a inoperable headlight and  also speeding.  Tr. Desrosier conducted a traffic stop and learned that the operator’s license was currently under suspension.  Tr. Desrosier issued the operator a summons for operating after suspension. The operator had a licensed driver come and drive the vehicle from the scene.

OAKFIELD — Tr. Castonguay assisted a local church in Oakfield with a Mission Impossible event for kids in the area.

CASWELL — Cpl. Casavant received a complaint from a residence in Caswell advising someone had entered their home and stolen food as well as tools.  The caller advised they had left for the evening to visit a relative in the hospital and their teenage son stayed home.  Their neighbor came into the house while their son was there and took food from their freezer.  The caller also reported tools missing but was unsure if the same person was responsible.  The investigation is ongoing.

Sunday, Sept. 25

LIMESTONE — Tr. Martin and Cpl. Kilcollins responded to a suspicious incident in Limestone. A woman who cleans the Limestone Public Library called, believing someone had broken into the building. The female noticed that the door handle was in the open position. The female said there has been a series of strange incidents happening at the building. The female advised that last week she went in the building and there was blood all over the downstairs. Tr. Martin and Cpl. Kilcollins entered the building and did not find anyone inside. However, they did find that someone had defecated and made a mess in a toilet (unknown if this is related to this incident). At this time, it is believed that someone may be breaking into the library after hours. The female was advised we would try and do more patrols around the building.

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