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Madawaska officers arrest Fort Kent man after getting call from Van Buren police

MADAWASKA, Maine — Madawaska police arrested a Fort Kent man July 12 after Van Buren officers called the department to alert them he was violating a protection order by being in a car with a prohibited person.

Madawaska officers located the vehicle as it was headed into town, arrested Michael Caulder, 33, and charged him with violation of a protection order.

Sgt. Luke Dyer of the Van Buren Police Department contacted Madawaska police at about alleged violation at about 8:35 p.m. on July 12, according to Madawaska Police Chief Ross Dubois. The chief said he was not sure how Van Buren police were aware of the situation.

Madawaska officers Garrett Albert and Trevor Bellefleur located the vehicle in St. David and ran the plates. After the officers discovered that the vehicle belonged to the person who filed the protective order, they performed a traffic stop, according to Dubois.

The owner of the vehicle was in the back seat while Caulder was in the front passenger seat. Caulder told officers that he thought the protective order was no longer in effect, according to Dubois.

The officers advised Caulder that it was indeed still in effect and arrested him. They then transported him to the Madawaska Police Department where they charged him. He was released on $300 unsecured bail and is set to appear in district court Sept. 5.

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