St. John Valley

Troop F Report — May 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 1-28, 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.

Monday, May 22

May 22, Smyrna: Tr. Saucier responded to Smyrna for a report from a female that her ex-boyfriend kicked in her basement door and took some property. As a result of the investigation Tr. Saucier arrested a 36 year old Houlton man and charged him with burglary and criminal mischief.

Wednesday, May 24

May 24, St. Agatha: Tr. Desrosier located and arrested a 36 year old Saint Agatha man that had an active no bail arrest warrant. The man had several charges including drug trafficking, aggravated trafficking, possession of scheduled drugs, and criminal forfeiture of property. The man was arrested without incident and transported to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

May 24, Ashland: Tr. Pescitelli was monitoring traffic on Main St in Ashland when he ran a license plate of a vehicle that had gone by. Records showed that the license plate was registered to a different vehicle than that of which was being driven. The male operating the vehicle was summonsed for false attachment of registration plates

May 24, Ludlow: Tr. Kilcollins is investigating a burglary in Ludlow. A man broke into a camp and vandalized the property. The owner does not believe there is anything missing at this time. The property has a surveillance camera and Tr. Kilcollins is looking for leads. He has utilized the State Police Facebook page hoping the public can help him identify the man in the picture.

May 24, Ludlow: Troopers Bell and Adams responded to an abandoned house for the report of people walking around inside with flashlights. Upon arrival the owner was found to be onsite with a potential renter. Flashlights were used because the electricity was off. While talking to the male renter, Tr. Bell discovered the male had a suspended driver’s license. The male admitted to driving his truck to the house. The male was summonsed for operating after suspension.

May 24, New Sweden: Tr. Levesque stopped a 44 year old male for speeding. During the stop Tr. Levesque discovered the man had a suspended driver’s license. The man has a lengthy history of 29 traffic convictions and 13 license suspensions. The man was issued a criminal summons for OAS and his passenger, who had a valid driver’s license, drove the truck.

Thursday, May 25

May 25, Houlton: Tr. Kilcollins spoke with members of the law enforcement class at Houlton High School. The students interviewed Tr. Kilcollins about various hot topics in law enforcement today, life as a Trooper, hiring and selection process, Academy life, and other topics that included how he likes his coffee and his favorite donut. The Jobs for Maine Graduate Coordinator, Dee Butler, said the students were very appreciative of Tr. Kilcollins taking time to speak with them.

May 25, Westfield: Tr. Pescitelli was monitoring traffic on Rt. 1 in Westfield when he ran the license plate of a vehicle that had gone by. Records showed the operator of that vehicle was suspended as well as the license plate being registered to a different vehicle than that of which was being driven. The male was stopped and summonsed for OAS as well as false attachment of registration plates.

Friday, May 26

May 26, Frenchville: Cpl. Hafford was dispatched to Frenchville for several reports of a male driving intoxicated. Several area stores had called to report that this male was attempting to buy alcohol and he was intoxicated. Wdn. Fitzpatrick located and stopped the male approximately 100 feet from his house. Cpl. Hafford arrived and arrested the male for OUI and HO then transported him to Houlton jail. This is the fourth time year the male has been arrested for OUI this year.

Saturday, May 27

May 27, Sherman: Tr. Adams stopped a vehicle at mile marker 263 northbound for speeding and discovered that the operator was suspended and on bail. The operator was issued a criminal summons for OAS. The passenger sitting in the front seat of the vehicle had a valid license and drove the vehicle.

May 27, Westfield: Tr. Pescitelli was monitoring traffic on Rt. 1 in Westfield when he ran the license plate of a vehicle that had gone by. Records showed that the operator of the vehicle had an expired license greater than 90 days. A passenger in the vehicle was identified and was on bail for a drug possession charge. Tr. Pescitelli searched and tested the male. The male failed the test and was charged with Violating Conditional Release and the operator was charged with operating with an expired license.

May 27, Linneus: Tr. Sylvia responded to Linneus for a report of a camp burglary. The owner reported two bear rugs were taken since he was last there two weeks prior. The case remains under investigation.

Sunday, May 28

May 28, Frenchville: Tr. Curtin received a report of a party with underage drinking and while working the area, he had occasion to conduct a traffic stop in Frenchville. As a result of the stop the 19 year old operator was summonsed for allowing passenger to have an open container and another minor was charged with illegal possession.

May 28: Tr. Saucier and PSO Deputy Pete Stone arrested a 59 year old Patten man reference and assist to Houlton PD on a stolen cell phone investigation. The man agreed to meet and sell the cell phone to Deputy Stone and once the transaction took place Tr. Saucier arrived and arrested the man.

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