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Maine State Police Troop F Report, Oct. 17-23, 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 Oct. 17-23, including the following.

Monday, Oct. 17

VASSALBORO — Trooper Levesque and K-9 Rocco completed their fifth week of K-9 drug detection school at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

VAN BUREN — Tr. Curtin responded to a residence in Van Buren after a man called to advise a female was trespassing on the property.  The Van Buren woman had been served a trespass notice in June of 2022.  Tr. Curtin located and charged the woman with criminal trespass as well as violating conditions of release.

ST. FRANCIS — Tr. Curtin received a complaint of a possible bail violation in St. Francis.  The caller advised he was the protected party on another man’s bail conditions stemming from an incident in Fort Kent.  The caller recently posted a vehicle for sale and the suspect contacted him about the vehicle.  As a result of Tr. Curtin’s investigation, he charged the Saint Francis man with violating conditions of release.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

NEW LIMERICK — Tr. Castonguay was conducting traffic enforcement in New Limerick when he observed a motor scooter not displaying a registration plate.  Tr. Castonguay activated his emergency lights and siren, but the scooter operator refused to stop.  After a few moments, the male driver pulled over and stated he thought someone was “messing with him.”  Further investigation by Tr. Castonguay revealed the scooter was not registered or insured and the driver had a suspended driver’s license.  The man also had a warrant for his arrest.  Tr. Castonguay arrested the man and while searching him found a useable amount of methamphetamine in the male’s pocket.  The man was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension and possession of methamphetamine.  The man was able to post bail on the warrant.  The scooter was towed from the roadway.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

ST. AGATHA — Tr. Roy was conducting traffic enforcement in St. Agatha and observed a vehicle with an expired inspection certificate by more than two years.  Tr. Roy stopped the vehicle and discovered the registration plates were falsely attached, the female driver was suspended, and there was no insurance on the vehicle.  The woman admitted to knowing the plates did not belong to the vehicle, that there was no insurance, and to her license being suspended.  Tr. Roy also noted her tires were bald and the belt was exposed, the body of the car was severely rusted, and there were other mechanical issues.  Tr. Roy issued the woman a criminal summons for the false plates and for operating after suspension, and issued her a traffic summons for the expired inspection and for not having insurance on the car.  The vehicle was towed from the roadway.

MADAWASKA — Tr. Roy was driving through Madawaska when he observed a vehicle with an expired inspection certificate and other deficiencies.  Tr. Roy stopped the vehicle and after an investigation discovered the male driver had an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court.  The man was arrested without incident and brought to the Madawaska Police Department, where he posted bail.  Tr. Roy also issued him a traffic summons for the expired inspection sticker.

NEW LIMERICK — Tr. Castonguay was conducting traffic enforcement in New Limerick when he observed a vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit.  Tr. Castonguay stopped the vehicle and after an investigation, it was discovered the male driver had a warrant for his arrest for failing to pay fines.  Tr. Castonguay arrested the man, brought him to the Troop F barracks, where he posted bail.  The man was issued a warning for speeding.

LITTLETON —  Tr. Merchant and Cpl. Casavant responded to the report of a rollover crash in Littleton. A passerby called in to advised he had come across a vehicle on its side on the McDonald Road in Littleton. The caller advised that he believed the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated. Tr. Merchant and Cpl. Casavant arrived, and the female was still in the vehicle. The female was agitated and was refusing to do what she was being told. The female was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was placed under arrest.

Thursday, Oct. 20

VAN BUREN — Sgt. Haines instructed a block of ALICE training at Van Buren High School.

Saturday, Oct. 22

ALLAGASH — Tr. Curtin responded to an Allagash residence after an out-of-state family member called to advise it looked like someone had broken into his father’s residence, which is currently vacant.  A local resident who looks after the property had contacted the caller to tell them it appeared someone had broken into the house.  Tr. Curtin responded and found evidence of a burglary.  Nobody has been at the house since February and at this point, it is unknown what is missing.  The investigation is ongoing.

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