Police & Fire

Maine State Police Troop F Report, Sept. 13-19, 2021

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. 13-19, including the following.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

PERHAM — Tr. Curtin took a burglary report from a man in Perham who advised his son was incarcerated and it appeared someone had broken into his residence. The victim’s father reported several items missing. The investigation is ongoing.

Thursday, Sept. 16

BLAINE — Presque Isle Police Department was investigating an assault and asked if a trooper could attempt to locate the offender, who resided in Blaine. Tr. Kilcollins, familiar with the man, went to his residence and arrested him for PIPD without incident. The man was brought to PIPD per their request.

CRYSTAL — It was reported to the Houlton Regional Communications Center that a vehicle was possibly trespassing on the complainant’s property and she was concerned the person(s) may try to break into her camp located on the far end of her property. The caller later stated the vehicle was leaving and drove through a potato field; she provided a description of the vehicle. Cpl. Quint located the vehicle in Crystal, and when he turned around to follow the truck it turned onto a dirt road and shut its headlights off. Cpl. Quint stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver about the incident. The man was intoxicated and removed from the truck. He denied being in the reported area or going through a field; however, his truck was covered in fresh mud. Tr. Castonguay conducted field sobriety testing, subsequently arresting the man for operating under the influence. He was transported to the Aroostook County Jail for a breath test and later able to post bail.

Friday, Sept. 17

T8 R5 WELS — Cpl. Quint was conducting traffic enforcement on Route 11, T8 R5, and observed a vehicle speeding. When he went to stop the car, it immediately accelerated to speeds over 100 mph. Tr. Quint pursued the vehicle into Masardis, where he terminated the chase. With the assistance of Ashland Police Department, the offender vehicle was observed turning onto State Road heading towards Presque Isle. Tr. Rider and Tr. Kilcollins positioned themselves to intercept the vehicle along with Washburn Police Department. Washburn PD was able to deploy their spike mat, deflating the rear tires of the vehicle. Tr. Rider began pursuing the vehicle, which eventually stopped in a private driveway. The driver tried to run but was immediately apprehended by Tr. Rider. The man was on bail (times two), had a revoked driver’s license, and was recently released from the state prison. He was arrested on multiple felony charges and transported to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton. Caribou Police Department had a pursuit the previous night and was not able to stop the suspect vehicle. There was a female, the offender’s girlfriend, in the car screaming for him to stop during the chase.

MAPLETON — ​​Tr. Rider was patrolling in Mapleton and observed a man with whom he is familiar and suspected there were warrants for his arrest. Tr. Rider asked the dispatch to conduct a query on the man and found there were three sealed warrants for his arrest. The man was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

FORT FAIRFIELD — Tr. Curtin responded to a residence in Fort Fairfield after a woman called to report someone had damaged her vehicle. Tr. Curtin’s investigation revealed there was an ongoing civil dispute with the woman’s neighbor, and she believed they were responsible for the damage. Tr. Curtin conducted several interviews and will be submitting the case for review.

Saturday, Sept. 18

VAN BUREN — Tr. Martin began an investigation into an incident that had occurred in the Van Buren/Connor area. A 911 call had been received and it was apparent that there was some sort of conflict ongoing between several individuals. With the assistance of other agencies, the parties in the complaint were located. The investigation revealed that an argument had transpired over money and a local female started an altercation with the victim, which elevated to the point that the offender stabbed a backpack that the victim had been wearing. the offender was arrested and transported to jail, where she was charged with attempted elevated aggravated assault, terrorizing, reckless conduct, criminal mischief, and three counts of violation of conditions of release.

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