Police & Fire

Troop F Report, Sept. 14-20, 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 Sept. 14-20, including the following.

Monday, Sept. 14

LUDLOW — Trooper Rider received a threatening/harassment call from someone who claimed that her neighbor was harassing and threatening her. The suspect had bail conditions not to be in contact directly or indirectly. Tr. Rider responded to the address and arrested the suspect without incident. The suspect was unable to make bail.

WESTFIELD — Tr. Levesque responded to a two-vehicle crash in Westfield. During the crash investigation Tr. Levesque discovered that the male had an active arrest warrant and developed probable cause to search one of the vehicles. Tr. Levesque located methamphetamine and charged a female passenger for possession of Schedule W drugs. The male was transported to the Aroostook County Jail. 

SHERMAN/EASTON/WESTFIELD — On Sept. 14 and twice on Sept. 15, Tr. Sylvia received requests for K-9 calls with partner Ziva. The calls included Sherman for an article search, Presque Isle for a criminal track and Westfield for a criminal track. 

AUGUSTA — Sgt. Haines assisted with firearms training in Augusta Sept. 14-18.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

MADAWASKA LAKE TOWNSHIP — Tr. Desrosier assisted the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office with a traffic stop in Madawaska Lake Township. The Deputy stopped both vehicles and found them both to have attached false plates. Tr. Desrosier assisted with the stop until the deputy was clear.

MARS HILL — Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in Mars Hill and stopped a vehicle for defective equipment. During the stop, the male driver admitted his license was suspended. Tr. Kilcollins discovered that his license was revoked, and the man attached false plates (lobster plates no longer in circulation). The man was arrested for operating after revocation and attaching false plates and was transported to the Presque Isle Police Department, where he was able to post bail.

MARS HILL — Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in Mars Hill and stopped a vehicle for not having a plate light. The operator admitted to having a suspended license. Tr. Kilcollins confirmed that the driver had a revoked license with two priors. The man had also falsely attached lobster plates to the vehicle. Tr. Kilcollins arrested the man and was transported to PIPD, where he was bailed.

CASWELL — Tr. Kilcollins responded to a car vs. pole crash in Caswell. The man stated that he fell asleep and when he came to, he was heading for the pole. The vehicle struck the pole, breaking it, and traveled into the woods. The man’s license was also suspended and he was transported to Cary Medical Center. Tr. Kilcollins summonsed the operator for operating after suspension.

MONTICELLO — Tr. Sylvia and other troopers responded to the Fletcher Road in Monticello for a reported theft from a property. The suspects left in a vehicle and were not located. The case remains under investigation. 

Thursday, Sept. 17

EASTON — Tr. Martin and Tr. Levesque were trying to conduct a probation check on a subject in Easton who is also a felon. They attempted to contact the subject, but no one answered the door. Before leaving, Tr. Martin observed an item matching the description from a burglary in Wade on June 11. Troopers secured the residence while waiting for a search warrant to be signed. Sgt. Fuller supervised the execution of the search warrant. The subject for the probation check had been hiding inside his residence and answered after orders were given. The execution of the warrant resulted in locating several items from the burglary, as well as firearms. The probation officer was contacted, who said he would be placing a hold on his probationer. In addition to the probation hold, the subject was also charged with burglary, theft (class C), criminal mischief, possession of firearms by a prohibited person and VCR.

Friday, Sept. 18

T8R5 — Cpl. Quint was driving north on State Route 11, T8R5, to assist another trooper with an unrelated incident. A pickup was driving south at 100 mph in a posted 55-mph zone. Cpl. Quint stopped the vehicle and the male driver said he was late for work. The man was issued warnings for operating with opaque material in window, operating without approved safety glass, defective tire, and a criminal summons for exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 mph or more.

MAPLETON — Tr. Kilcollins responded to a head-on crash in Mapleton. One vehicle was driving in a construction zone, failed to move back into the proper lane, and struck, head-on, a pickup truck that was waiting to go. The force of the crash pushed the pickup into the vehicle behind. No one was seriously injured in the crash and a medical condition of the first vehicle’s driver is suspected. The two vehicles were stuck together and had to be separated using a wrecker.

ISLAND FALLS — Tr. Castonguay had been looking for a man with two felony warrants. His investigation brought him to a property in Island Falls where the man was building a camp. Tr. Castonguay arrested the man without incident and transported him to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton. There was no bail allowed with the warrants.

ST. FRANCIS — Tr. Martin was conducting traffic enforcement in St. Francis when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Main Street. Tr. Martin activated his radar and measured the vehicle’s speed at 80 mph in a posted 45-mph zone. The operator was issued a criminal summons.

LUDLOW — Tr. Rider and Sgt. Fuller performed a bail check on an individual who was on bail for trafficking drugs. Tr. Rider found paraphernalia in the subject vehicle. The subject also completed a urine test and it was found that there was methamphetamine in the subject’s system. The subject was given a summons for violating condition of release.

CRYSTAL — Tr, Cotton assisted the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office with a vehicle off the road. It was determined that the operator fled the scene. A male suspect was developed, and he was reported to have a warrant and a suspended driver’s license. Tr. Cotton and the deputy went to a residence in Smyrna to locate the male. The owner of the home advised the male was in the residence and allowed them to search the residence. Tr. Cotton and the Deputy went to the area of the house where they thought he was located. The male fled the residence into the woods. After a brief search in the woods, the male was located and placed under arrest.

Saturday, Sept. 19

ISLAND FALLS — Tr. Cotton was advised of some debris in the interstate at mile marker 276. After a brief investigation of the scene, Tr. Cotton determined that a vehicle had struck the exit sign and knocked over a street light near the northbound off ramp at that location. The vehicle was no longer on scene. At approximately 5:40 a.m., Tr. Cotton located vehicle debris at the stop sign on the Oakfield exit at mile marker 286. Tr. Cotton did not locate the vehicle. Later that morning, dispatch received report of a white truck with extensive front end damage parked behind their house, near a gravel pit in Oakfield, with no one around it. Tr. Cotton called the owner of the truck, and as a result of the investigation will be summonsing the male for failing to report this crash.

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