Police & Fire

Maine State Police Troop F Report, Nov. 11-17, 2019

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 a number of calls for service during the period of Nov.11-17, including the following.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

ISLAND FALLS:  Houlton Regional Communications Center received a report that a tractor trailer unit hauling a full load of unpackaged potatoes had jackknifed around Mile Marker 278 southbound on Interstate 95. Trooper Cotton responded to the scene and investigated the crash. Tr. Cotton determined that the operator was traveling south in the driving lane when he lost control of his truck and jackknifed into the median. Westerdahl’s Towing arrived on scene and moved the trailer out of the roadway. The truck, trailer and load of potatoes were removed the following day. Speed and poor road conditions were factors in the crash.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

EAGLE LAKE: Tr. Curtin was called to a burglary and theft in Eagle Lake.  The homeowner reported someone had entered his home earlier in the evening and money was missing.  Tr. Curtin later discovered the property is also a medical marijuana distribution facility. 

MAPLETON: Tr. Levesque discovered a male to be in violation on his conditions of release while executing a search warrant in Mapleton.  He was arrested for violating his conditions of release and transported to the Aroostook County Jail. 

Thursday, Nov. 14

FRENCHVILLE: Tr. Desrosier was aware of a man with an active warrant for eluding an officer and operating after suspension, living in Frenchville.  Tr. Desrosier went to a residence where it was suspected the suspect may be and spoke with the homeowner. Tr. Desrosier located and arrested the man with the warrant and transported him to Madawaska PD, where the man was able to post bail.

STOCKHOLM: Tr. Curtin was called to the West Road in Stockholm for a vehicle off the road with reportable damage.  As a result of the investigation a male was arrested on an outstanding warrant and the juvenile driver was summonsed for operating beyond the restrictions of his permit.   

Saturday, Nov. 16

HOULTON: Tr. Kilcollins was driving through Houlton when he observed a vehicle with an expired inspection certificate.  He conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and discovered the male driver had a suspended Maine driver’s license. Tr. Kilcollins issued the man a criminal summons for OAS and helped him arrange for a licensed driver to get him and the vehicle.

HOULTON: A woman was driving south on Interstate 95, Houlton.  She moved into the left lane to pass a slower moving vehicle. As the first vehicle was passing, a large chunk of ice came off the top of the second vehicle and went through the windshield.  The driver was able to flag down the other and both pulled to the right side of the Interstate. The driver of the vehicle where the ice came off was issued a traffic summons for unsecure load on her vehicle.  The damaged vehicle was towed from the Interstate by York’s of Houlton Towing. No one was injured during this incident.

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