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 May 31-June 6, including the following.
Monday, May 31
HOULTON — Tr. Mahon was leaving the barracks when he observed a vehicle traveling south being operated by a 60-year old Monticello woman that was familiar with and knew to be suspended. Tr. Mahon stopped the vehicle and charged the woman with operating after suspension. This is the third time the woman has been charged by Tr. Mahon.
Tuesday, June 1
CONNOR TOWNSHIP — Cpl. Casavant responded to the report of a vehicle burglary at a residence in Connor. The victim reported two separate vehicles had been broken into by smashing out the windows and several items had been taken. The investigation is ongoing.
AUGUSTA — Sgt. Haines spent June 1 through June 3 as a firearms instructor at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, Recruit Training Troop.
Wednesday, June 2
HODGDON — Tr. Cotton pulled over a local man for a traffic infraction and charged him with operating after suspension. The man’s license had been suspended for an accumulation of convictions. A licensed operator was allowed to driver the vehicle from the scene.
OAKFIELD — Tr. Saucier responded to the report of a vehicle that was off the road and into the woods. The caller reported there was nobody around it and it appeared to have damage. As a result of Tr. Saucier’s investigation, he charged a 34-year old Oakfield man with operating after suspension and failure to report a crash by quickest means.
Thursday, June 3
SMYRNA — Tr. Castonguay received a report of subjects who were on private property attempting to steal catalytic convertors. The complainant had a camera set up on the property and identified the people that were there. Tr. Castonguay and Cpl. Quint responded to the scene and located the suspect who were attempting to steal the convertors. The suspects stated that the convertors were already gone. One of the men had an active warrant for his arrest and was on bail. Cpl. Quint transported the man to the Aroostook County Jail. All suspects were charged with criminal attempt.
Friday, June 4
PATTEN — Tr. Saucier took a theft report from the Millinocket Police Department. The victim went to a bank in Millinocket to report a female had stolen his checkbook and wrote herself a check. The investigation is ongoing.
ISLAND FALLS — Tr. Saucier responded to a residence in Island Falls after the homeowner reported someone had entered their home and stolen his wife’s handbag. The victim reported they had been out for approximately an hour and forgot to lock the door. The investigation is ongoing.
Saturday, June 5
ISLAND FALLS — Tr. Sylvia responded to the theft of an ATV in Island Falls. The caller reported someone had stolen his brother’s ATV and they believed it was 28-year old Oakfield man. Approximately an hour after receiving the report, Tr. Sylvia took a theft report from the Oakfield Irving reporting the same suspect had stolen gas, food and alcohol and left the store on the stolen ATV. Troopers checked the area but could not locate the suspect or ATV. Three hours after the initial report, a dispatcher traveling home almost struck an ATV traveling without any lights in Houlton. Tr. Sylvia responded to the area, but the ATV took off and Tr. Sylvia was not able to keep a visual. A short time later, the suspect was located on North Street in Houlton on foot. He was taken into custody and after being medically cleared, taken to ACJ. Tr. Mahon was able to locate the ATV down in embankment not far from where the suspect was taken into custody. The Oakfield man was charged with theft by unauthorized use, criminal trespass as well as theft by unauthorized taking.
NEW LIMERICK — Tr. Mahon was monitoring traffic in New Limerick when he ran a registration check on a passing vehicle. After running the registration check, Tr. Mahon learned the registered owner and operator of the vehicle was under suspension. Tr. Mahon stopped the vehicle and charged the 37-year old Houlton man for operating after suspension.
Sunday, June 6
ST. AGATHA — Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in the town of St. Agatha when he stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Tr. Desrosier learned that the man’s license to operate was under suspension and the man had several active arrest warrants for failure to appear/operating after revocation. Tr. Desrosier summonsed the man for operating after revocation and placed him under arrest on the warrants. Tr. Desrosier transported the man to Fort Kent Police Department, where he was bailed.
OAKFIELD — Tr. Sylvia responded to a residence after a woman called to report someone had smashed out her driver’s side window sometime overnight. The caller reported her vehicle was unlocked and it did not appear anything was taken. The investigation is ongoing.