Police & Fire

Troop F Report April 4-9, 2017

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 110 calls for service during the period of April 3-10.

Tuesday, April 4

– Tr. Casavant responded to a motor vehicle crash with injury on Route 163 in Mapleton. Information was received that a male and female had fled the crash prior to Tr. Casavant responding. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a female passenger was trapped in the car with injuries. She was later transported to The Aroostook Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. Through the course of the investigation, Tr. Casavant identified an Ashland man as the operator of the vehicle. He was also able to identify the second passenger as a female from Ashland. Tr. Casavant also learned the vehicle had been taken from the owner without permission in Ashland. Trooper Casavant located and charged the male with operating after revocation, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, unauthorized use of property and violation of bail. Tr. Casavant also arrested the female on two outstanding warrants.

Thursday, April 6

– In September 2016, Tr. Nick Casavant responded to a residence in Mapleton reference a death investigation. A 41-year-old male was found deceased inside his residence. Evidence at the scene indicated the male’s death was possibly the result of an overdose of heroin and fentanyl. The Medical Examiner’s Office later ruled  the death as such. On April 6, after a lengthy investigation a 29-year-old Ashland man was indicted by a grand jury in Aroostook County on a charge of aggravated unlawful trafficking of schedule drugs resulting in death, a Class A crime in relation to the death. Tr. Casavant was assisted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency throughout the investigation.

Friday, April 7

– While conducting an investigation Sgt. Clark and Tr. Kilcollins located a 30-year-old Danforth man hiding in a home that had two active warrants for his arrest. The warrants were for unpaid fines totaling approximately $1,400. The man was taken to the Washington County Jail in Machias.

– Tr. Levesque stopped a vehicle in Mapleton for a traffic infraction. During the stop he discovered the inspection certificate affixed to the vehicle belonged to another vehicle. Tr. Levesque issued the owner of the car a criminal summons for permitting unlawful use (the owner loaned the vehicle to the driver) and for displaying a fictitious inspection certificate.

Sunday, April 9

– Tr. Stoutamyer was contacted by Caribou PD Officer Craig Peterson who asked if he could check the driveways in the area of Connor for a stolen motor vehicle. Tr. Stoutamyer located the vehicle in a driveway and called Off. Peterson who responded to the scene. Arrested for the theft were a 28-year-old female of Caribou, and her 34-year-old husband also of Caribou. Tr. Stoutamyer transported the female to the Caribou PD for Off. Peterson.

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