Police & Fire

Maine State Police Troop F Report, Dec. 23-29, 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. 23-29, including the following.

Sunday, Dec. 22

LINNEUS: Tr. Bell investigated the theft of a truck and ATV in Linneus. Investigation revealed the truck was civil due to the suspected girlfriend being on the bill of sale with the complainant boyfriend. The ATV is still under investigation.

Thursday, Dec. 26

OAKFIELD: Recruit Castonguay and FTO Cpl. Quint were conducting rural patrol in the town of Oakfield when they observed a vehicle suddenly turn into a private driveway after they met. Recruit Castonguay felt that it seemed suspicious and turned around to speak with the operator. The male operator gave two different stories as to where he was going and who he was picking up. The vehicle had a Maine transit plate attached to it. Once the investigation was complete, Recruit Castonguay issued the man a summons for misuse of a transit plate.

AMITY: Recruit Rider and FTO Tr. Casavant went to a residence in Amity to look for a man that had an outstanding warrant. Recruit Rider spoke with the man’s mother who told him that the man was upstairs. The man jumped out of the second-story window and ran into the woods with no shoes on. Recruit Rider and Tr. Casavant looked for the man and then called for a K9. Tr. Sylvia responded and tracked the man to a residence nearby, but no one was home. There were fresh tire tracks in the yard. On 12/28, Recruit Rider and Sgt. Haines went back to the residence and found the man. The man was arrested and transported to the Aroostook County Jail.

Friday, Dec. 27

PRESQUE ISLE: Cpl. Michaud stopped a vehicle in Presque Isle for an inspection violation. Upon further investigation Cpl. Michaud learned that the operator’s right to operate was under suspension. The vehicle was moved a short distance to the operator’s home, where he was cited for not having insurance and operating after suspension.

Saturday, Dec. 28

OAKFIELD: Recruit Castonguay and FTO Cpl. Quint assisted the Maine Forestry Service with a male subject that had a warrant for failure to pay fine for restitution. Recruit Castonguay responded to the scene and arrested the man after the Forest Ranger was finished with his complaint. The man was transported to the Aroostook County Jail.

OAKFIELD: Recruit Castonguay and FTO Cpl. Quint responded to the town of Oakfield to assist the Maine Forest Service who were dealing with a male who had an outstanding warrant. Recruit Castonguay placed the man under arrest for the warrant once the Forest Ranger was finished with his investigation. The man was transported to the Aroostook County Jail. 

LITTLETON: Recruit Rider and Sgt. Haines checked the warrant list for the town of Littleton and located a female at a residence who had an active warrant. Recruit Rider placed the woman under arrest and transported her to the Aroostook County Jail.

Sunday, Dec. 29

SHERMAN: Houlton Regional Communications Center received a complaint of trucks revving their engines in the parking lot of the Sherman Irving, which was waking up her children. Tr. Cotton had received complaints from the same individual in the past about the same activity but was never able to locate the trucks in the parking lot. Tr. Cotton contacted two trucks and two males in one of the pickup trucks and determined that they were the cause of the loud and unreasonable noise. Tr. Cotton warned both operators for disorderly conduct and advised them of the consequences if the noise continued.

MARS HILL: Recruit Mahon and FTO Tr. Desrosier were conducting traffic enforcement in the town of Mars Hill and stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Recruit Mahon learned that the male operator was suspended. Recruit Mahon summonsed the man for operating after suspension and the vehicle was towed from the roadway.

PRESQUE ISLE: Tr. Levesque stopped a vehicle from South Carolina for a traffic violation. When Tr. Levesque spoke to the driver it appeared he did not have a license and provided him with multiple identification cards and an ID from Honduras. The individual had expired licenses from multiple states but did not have a valid license from any state. Tr. Levesque attempted to speak to the passenger, but he would not look or speak to Tr. Levesque. Border Patrol was called to assist with speaking Spanish and to help identifying if the driver had a license. Border Patrol arrived and discovered that the passenger was here illegally and assisted with Tr. Levesque speaking with the driver. The driver was issued a summons for operating without a license and his car was towed. 

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