Police & Fire

Maine State Police Troop F Report, Dec. 9-15, 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 Dec. 9-15, 2019, including the following.

Monday, Dec. 9

MILE MARKER 201, I-95: While traveling home from training, Trooper Bell heard on the radio that there was a crash around mm201 northbound on I-95, and a male was observed walking southbound away from the crash. Tr. Bell found the male and gave him a ride back to his car. After learning the identity of the male driver and male passenger, Tr. Bell was familiar with both of their drug histories in Aroostook County. Tr. Bell interviewed both subjects briefly, and suspected that both were involved in criminal activity. Tr. Bell informed responding Troop E Troopers of his findings and indicators of criminal activity. A subsequent investigation by the Troop E Troopers led to a seizure of suspected heroin from the male passenger and suboxone from the male driver. The driver was released with a warning, and the passenger was summonsed for felony possession of a scheduled drug due to prior drug convictions

Wednesday, Dec. 11

MONTICELLO: Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in Monticello. He stopped a vehicle for speeding subsequently discovering the driver had a suspended Maine driver’s license. The man was issued a summons for the violation and arranged to have a licensed driver come get him and the vehicle.

Thursday, Dec. 12

BLAINE: Cpl. Michaud responded to a local business in Blaine when the owner reported a burglary had occurred. The investigation revealed that property had been stolen from the business in the early evening hours. Video footage from the burglary has been recovered and the investigation is ongoing.

Friday, Dec. 13

OAKFIELD: A motorist traveling South on I95 observed a vehicle traveling North in the South Bound lane in the area of Mile Marker 283. The motorist got the vehicle turned around and then called HRCC to report the wrong way driver. Tr. Cotton located the vehicle parked in the break down lane in the area of Mile Marker 270. Tr. Cotton contacted the male subject driving the vehicle and conducted field sobriety tests. Tr. Cotton determined that the male was impaired. Tr. Cotton transported the male to the Aroostook County Jail for an Intoxilyzer test. Tr. Cotton met with an Aroostook County Sheriff’s deputy who performed a DRE evaluation on the male. The deputy determined that the male was impaired by cannabis and depressants. Tr. Cotton charged the male with operating under the influence of drugs with one prior as well as criminal operating after suspension, and booked him into the Aroostook County Jail.

Sunday, Dec. 15

PRESQUE ISLE: Tr. Martin was driving through Presque Isle when he observed a vehicle committing a traffic infraction. Tr. Martin stopped the car and suspected the male driver was impaired. Subsequent an investigation and Field Sobriety Testing, the man was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of liquor and transported to Presque Isle PD for a breath test. The results of the test showed the man was over the legal limit. The man was able to post bail and was brought to his residence in Presque Isle by Tr. Martin.

STACYVILLE: Cpl. Quint was investigating a civil issue between a landlord and tenant in Stacyville. During the investigation, it was found that one of the men had an active arrest warrant for failing to appear in court for an OAS charge. The man was arrested and brought to the Troop F barracks where he was able to post bail.

NEW LIMERICK: Cpl. Quint was driving south on Interstate 95, New Limerick, when he observed two vehicles stopped on the side of the roadway. It appeared two men were arguing. Cpl. Quint stopped behind the vehicles and an investigation determined one of the men just stole one of the vehicles from York’s of Houlton. The vehicle was left at the dealership by Northern Maine Railroad for repairs when the man found the keys and took the truck. The truck broke down on the Interstate and the second man, employed by the railroad, observed the truck seeing it was a railroad vehicle and stopped to check on the driver. The man discovered the truck had been stolen. Cpl. Quint arrested the man and transported him to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton for theft by unauthorized use of property and for operating without a license.

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