St. John Valley

Troop F Report (week of May 17, 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 136 calls for service during the period of May 1-7, 2017.

Monday, May 1

Fort Kent: Tr. Desrosier and Tr. Curtin conducted a presentation relating to distracted driving to the senior students at the Fort Kent High School. Many of the students had questions regarding driving and using their mobile phones which the Troopers addressed. The Troopers also obtained a Distracted/Impaired Driving Simulator from the Maine Department of Highway Safety which showed the students the dangers of being distracted while they drive. Approximately 30 students used the simulator during the presentation.

Tuesday, May 2

Staceyville: Tr. Adams conducted a speaking engagement at Katahdin School district for a health and wellness fair. Students had the opportunity to look in a State Police cruiser and see some of the gear that Troopers carry. Tr. Adams discussed the importance of wearing bicycle helmets while riding. There were many agencies represented as first responders at the fair.

Wednesday, May 3

Dyer Brook: Tr. Saucier responded to a Dyer Brook residence when a homeowner reported that a caretaker of her property had found her front door kicked in. It did not appear anything was missing and the investigation is ongoing.

Friday, May 5

Bridgewater: Sgt. Clark was driving on US Highway 1 and stopped a vehicle for an expired inspection certificate. During the course of the stop he learned that the driver did not have insurance on the vehicle and the registration plates were illegally attached. Sgt. Clark issued the 40-year-old male driver a criminal summons for illegal attachment of registration plates, traffic summons for speeding 76 mph in a 55mph zone, and for not having insurance. Towing services towed the vehicle from the roadway.

Oakfield: Tr. Lilley stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction in Oakfield. As the pickup was pulling over, the male passenger threw something out the window. Tr. Lilley discovered the man threw two needles out and that he was on probation. His probation officer was contacted and the man went to the jail, where he submitted to chemical tests for drugs and alcohol. The man failed both tests and was held for a probation violation.

Saturday, May 6

Mapleton: Tr. Kilcollins was running stationary radar on Route 163 in Mapleton. Tr. Kilcollins stopped a vehicle for speeding and during the course of the stop he discovered the 22-year-old male passenger had an active warrant for his arrest. Tr. Kilcollins arrested the man without incident and transported him to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

Amity: Tr. Bell assisted a local police department by interviewing a male in Amity with regards to a protection order violation. During the interview the male admitted to emailing his daughter multiple times which was a violation of the protection order. He arrested the male without incident. Tr. Adams assisted.

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