Maine State Police Troop F report: Nov. 21 – 27, 2016
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 133 calls for service during the week of Nov. 21-27. The following is a selection of those calls:
Monday, November 21
– Troopers from Troop F responded to 42 accidents/vehicles off the road this week due to a couple of small storms that traveled through the area. Roadways became snow covered and slippery resulting in a large number of accidents and wrecker calls for vehicles that skidded off the road.
– Trooper Tim Saucier responded to I-95 in Smyrna for a motor vehicle crash just after 8 p.m. Through his investigation Tr. Saucier learned that 38-year-old Houlton woman had been driving north on I-95 when a vehicle struck her 2007 Toyota Camry from behind. The impact forced her vehicle off the road and caused it to crash into several trees. The rear end of the Camry was completely crushed by the force of the impact with the other vehicle. The operator of the vehicle that crashed into the Camry did not stop once the crash occurred; but kept going. The hit-and-run victim was transported to Houlton Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Later in the morning, after asking for assistance from the public, Tr. Saucier received information as to the location of the other vehicle and operator in the crash. Tr. Saucier located the operator who fled the scene at a local hotel and charged a Texas man for leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, driving to endanger, and operating after suspension.
Wednesday, November 23
– Tr. Saucier responded to an Oakfield residence after a homeowner returned to find items missing from the home. The investigation is ongoing.
– Tr. Sylvia responded to a burglary complaint in the town of Bancroft. Camp owners arrived to find that multiple items were stolen from the camp. The investigation is ongoing.
Saturday, November 26
– Tr. Adams responded to Houlton to cover a motor vehicle crash involving a Houlton Police Department cruiser/deer crash that occurred while the Houlton unit was responding to a scene with lights and siren. The officer was not injured in the crash.
– Tr. Adam Bell responded to U.S. Route 2A in Linneus for a 2000 GMC Sierra pickup that went off the snow-covered road and overturned onto its driver’s side. The male driver and female passenger were both juveniles and were not wearing seatbelts. The driver was partially ejected, and the pickup pinned the driver’s leg to the ground preventing escape from the pickup’s cabin. Rescue crews freed the driver and passenger, and both went to Houlton Regional Hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening. The pickup’s rear tires had insufficient tread and contributed to the crash. The driver was issued a summons for not wearing a seatbelt
– Tr. Bell investigated a theft at a roadside Christmas tree stand in Monticello. The employee left the business and returned to find that bags of potatoes, multiple Christmas trees, and cash from a locked box had been stolen. Investigation is ongoing.