Police & Fire

Maine State Police Troop F Report, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2020

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 Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2020, including the following.

Monday, Jan. 27

HOULTON: Tr. Bell observed a male he was familiar with, and knew had a warrant, walking in Houlton. The male was arrested without incident.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

REED PLT.: Tr. Bell has been dealing with reckless driving complaints at Hodgdon High School that have resulted in several dangerous close calls. The student body had been warned by school staff that the behavior needed to stop. Tr. Bell observed a truck leave school grounds while spinning and squealing its tires while multiple students were leaving school grounds. The driver, a student, was stopped and wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. The driver was summonsed for unnecessary noise/acceleration and not wearing a seatbelt (second offense). The student had just been told to drive safely by the superintendent prior to the student leaving school grounds.

PRESQUE ISLE: Tr. Saucier conducted an Intoxilyzer recertification class in Presque Isle. Tr. Saucer re-certified officers from several departments.

Thursday, Jan. 30

NEW LIMERICK: Tr. Bell observed a male driving in New Limerick that was known to frequently have a suspended license. The male’s suspended license was confirmed, and he was caught up to in Houlton when he pulled into a random house to avoid being stopped. The male initially said he was going to buy an iPad but couldn’t explain who he was buying it from. Eventually, the male admitted to knowing he was suspended and that he pulled into the random house to avoid being stopped. The male was given a ride to an awaiting appointment. 

FORT KENT: Tr. Curtin was checking locations in his patrol area where he had obtained information that people who had outstanding arrest warrants were staying. During one of the checks he conducted in Fort Kent, Tr. Curtin located a St. Agatha man that had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failing to appear on theft charges. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Aroostook County Jail.

Friday, Jan. 31

PERHAM: Cpl. Michaud took a fraud complaint from a woman in Perham. The woman reported that a check of hers for over $3,000 had been stolen and apparently cashed without her consent. The investigation is in its early stages but is active and ongoing.

Saturday, Feb. 1

FORT KENT: Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement and was driving through Fort Kent. He observed a vehicle with poor operation and conducted a traffic stop. During his investigation, Tr. Desrosier suspected the driver was impaired from alcohol. Field sobriety testing was conducted and at its conclusion the man was arrested for operating under the influence. He was brought to Fort Kent Police Department for an Intoxilyzer test, which showed the driver’s blood alcohol content was over the legal limit. The man was able to post bail and was released.

ST. AGATHA: Tr. Curtin responded to a St. Agatha residence when a property owner reported that a man she had evicted had returned to the property, entered a building, and removed property. The man was located by Tr. Curtin at another residence in St. Agatha. He was charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

SMYRNA: Tr. Sylvia stopped a vehicle on I-95 in Smyrna for a traffic infraction. A license check on the operator revealed that the operator’s license was currently under suspension. He was cited for the violation and a licensed driver was allowed to drive the vehicle after the stop.

Sunday, Feb. 2

ST. JOHN PLT.: Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in St. John Plt. He stopped a truck for having an expired Maine inspection certificate and for not having a front registration plate. After identifying the driver, it was learned the man had current bail conditions. Further investigation from Tr. Desrosier revealed the man was in possession of methamphetamines. He was arrested, not able to make bail, and was brought to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton for violating his conditions of release and possession of a schedule W drug.

EASTON: Tr. Martin responded to a crash in Easton. The driver stated she swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway and crashed into the snowbank. She had called for her husband to come pull her back onto the roadway. A deputy from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist Tr. Desrosier and was talking to the husband. After an investigation, the man was arrested by the deputy for OUI. Tr. Martin issued a criminal summons to the female for operating after suspension. The vehicles were towed from the roadway.

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