Maine State Police Troop F Report, March 27-April 2, 2023
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 March 27-April 2, 2023, including the following.
Monday, March 27
PATTEN — Trooper Saucier was monitoring traffic in Patten when he observed a vehicle with no inspection sticker. Tr. Saucier stopped the vehicle and learned the operator had a suspended license. Tr. Saucier charged the Patten male with operating after suspension.
PATTEN — Tr. Saucier was monitoring traffic in Patten when he observed a local male subject, who he knew to be suspended, operating a motor vehicle. Tr. Saucier stopped the vehicle and learned the male also had a warrant for his arrest. Tr. Saucier arrested the operator and transported him to the Troop F Barracks where he was charged with operating after suspension and bailed on the warrant.
SMYRNA — Tr. Saucier was monitoring traffic in Smyrna when he observed a vehicle traveling with no registration plates. Tr. Saucier stopped the vehicle and the operator advised he recently purchased the vehicle in a private sale and had yet to register it. Tr. Saucier charged the operator with the registration violation and he was advised not to drive the vehicle until it was registered.
PRESQUE ISLE — Sgt. Haines, Cpl. Casavant, Tr. Roy, and Tr. Merchant held a Be the Match event at Northern Maine Community College and the University of Maine at Presque Isle. There were 113 people who volunteered to join the Be the Match Registry during the event at the two schools.
Tuesday, March 28
FORT KENT — Sgt. Haines, Cpl. Casavant, Tr. Roy and Tr. Merchant held a Be the Match event at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, where 56 people volunteered to join the Be the Match Registry.
Thursday, March 30
CARIBOU — Tr. Desrosier went to the Caribou Technical Center and spoke with criminal justice students. He spoke on impaired driving, standardized field sobriety testing and other related topics.
PRESQUE ISLE — Tr. Levesque was responding to a call when a deer ran out in front of him. Tr Levesque struck the deer, causing damage to the front of his cruiser.
Friday, March 31
EASTON — Tr. Roy investigated a complaint of a vehicle passing a stopped school bus in the morning in Easton. The bus driver reported being stopped, with red lights flashing, while picking up students, when a vehicle failed to stop. After an investigation, Tr. Roy located the driver, even though the vehicle was registered in Scarborough, and issued the driver a criminal summons for the violation. The man stated he did not recall seeing the red lights flashing. The incident was recorded on the bus’ outside camera.
OAKFIELD — A vehicle was reported driving north in the southbound lane of I-95 in Oakfield. Det. Cotton of the Major Crimes Unit-North was in the immediate area and located the vehicle within minutes. Tr. Castonguay arrived at the scene moments later and investigated. The driver did not know why she got on the interstate going the wrong way. The driver was not impaired at the time of the incident and was issued a traffic summons for the violation.
Saturday, April 1
SMYRNA — Tr. Merchant responded to a rollover accident on I-95. It was reported that the vehicle was blocking the passing lane. Upon arrival Tr. Merchant shut down the travel lanes and diverted traffic to the breakdown lane due to the vehicle blocking both lanes laying on its side. The operator and passenger were able to exit the vehicle without injury. The accident was due to the road conditions as it was snowing creating poor road conditions.
Sunday, April 2
HOULTON — Troop F is doing an evidence room inventory and multiple firearms are in our possession that were found or turned in with no known owner listed. If anyone has lost or is missing a firearm and has proof of ownership with a serial number, contact Sgt. Josh Haines or Corporal Nick Casavant at Troop F.