Police & Fire

Maine State Police Troop F Report, Nov. 16-22, 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 Nov. 16-22, 2020, including the following.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

GLENWOOD PLANTATION — Trooper Rider was contacted by a camp owner who reported that someone had removed locks on camps he owned and had been using the property. The property was on an island and the weather prohibited Tr. Rider from getting to the location. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Thursday, Nov. 19

HOULTON — Sgt. Fuller located and recovered a vehicle that had been stolen from Oakfield earlier in the month. The vehicle was taken to the State Police impound lot and the investigation is ongoing.

NEW CANADA — On Nov. 8, Tr. Curtin took a reckless-conduct complaint in New Canada after a male subject fired a handgun at a group of people following an altercation at a party. Tr. Curtin and Cpl. Casavant conducted several interviews and developed a suspect. On Nov. 19, a 23-year old male from Grand Isle was taken into custody by Tr. Curtin, Sgt. Haines, Cpl. Casavant and Deputy Delena of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office. The male was charged with reckless conduct with a firearm, class B. 

Friday, Nov. 20

PATTEN — Tr. Saucier took a report of a theft from a residence in Patten. A subject called to report someone cut the catalytic converter off his camper and drained the gas tank. The investigation is ongoing.

Saturday, Nov. 21

MASARDIS — Tr. Kilcollins and Tr. Castonguay investigated a suspicious incident in Masardis. A man was reported to be parked along the side of the roadway, acting strange, and doing something with his vehicle. The man left and the caller noted the vehicle did not have working taillights and had Georgia registration plates. An officer from Ashland PD located the vehicle in Ashland and imitated a traffic stop. Tr. Kilcollins and Tr. Castonguay arrived to assist with the investigation. The man had no identification and refused to provide his true name and date-of-birth. After a lengthy investigation, the identity of the man was discovered and it was found he was currently out on bail, had a suspended driver’s license, was in violation of a deferred disposition, and attached false plates to the vehicle. The man was issued criminal summons for the violations and later released.

ST. JOHN PLANTATION — Tr. Curtin took a criminal mischief report from a resident in Saint John. The victim reported someone shot the window of his truck the night of November 19, 2020. They advised they heard a gunshot that night but did not notice the damage until it was reported. The investigation is ongoing.

Sunday, Nov. 22

BRIDGEWATER — Cpl. Quint was parked along U.S. Route 1 in Bridgewater and observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. It was determined the vehicle was travelling 91 mph in a posted 55-mph zone. Cpl. Quint stopped the driver, who stated he was just going home from a friend in Presque Isle. The man was issued a criminal summons for the violation.

WOODLAND — A property owner reported that an abandoned home that he owned had been burglarized earlier in the day. A neighbor reported to him that he had found the people on the property and chased them away. During the investigation Cpl. Michaud learned the identity of the people that had been in the home. The owner of the property decided against pressing charges since the property was empty and just wanted to make sure people were not squatting in it.

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