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Maine State Police Troop F Report, Sept. 6-12, 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. 6-12, including the following.

Tuesday, Sept. 7

WASHBURN — Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit-North advised Sgt. Clark and Trooper Kilcollins of a man that was indicted by grand jury on one of their cases and a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Sgt. Clark and Tr. Kilcollins were not able to find the man at his residence but monitored the area for him. The man was observed in a vehicle in Washburn by the troopers. The car was stopped, and the man was arrested and taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

EASTON — Sgt. Haines and Cpl. Casavant responded to an incident in Easton where a female called to report she was hiding in the woods from a male subject after jumping out of his vehicle in a field. Sgt. Haines and Cpl. Casavant located the woman about a mile off the road in the field. She reported both parties had been up for several days and had an argument while driving back from Fort Kent. The male subject had left the area prior to their arrival and was not able to be located. The investigation showed the two were friends and the woman did not want to pursue any charges against the man. She was given a ride home to Amity. 

Thursday, Sept. 9

ISLAND FALLS — Tr. Barnard responded to an Island Falls residence when a property owner reported his belongings had been stolen. The complainant had recently moved into the mobile home and returned to find items missing. The investigation is ongoing, and Tr. Barnard is actively working leads in the case.

ASHLAND — Sgt. Haines assisted the Maine Warden Service with oral boards for their sergeant promotional process.

OAKFIELD — Tr. Saucier received a theft report from a woman in Oakfield alleging someone had stolen an XBox as well as games from the residence. The victim advised the house was being remodeled and she was unsure how long the gaming system had been missing. The investigation is ongoing.

Friday, Sept. 10

CYR PLANTATION — Tr. Desrosier responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and a moose in Cyr Plantation. A man was riding north on U.S. Route 1 when a moose came into the roadway striking the side of the motorcycle throwing him from the bike. The man sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries to his head, neck and arms. The man was transported to Cary Medical Center in Caribou.

MAPLETON — The district attorney’s office in Presque Isle requested troopers arrest a Mapleton man with a domestic violence warrant. Tr. Kilcollins and Tr. Desrosier went to the man’s residence and arrested him without incident. Tr. Kilcollins transported the man to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

HOULTON — Sgt. Haines, Tr. Sylvia and Tr. Saucier attended the funeral services for retired Houlton Police Department Chief Darrell Malone.

Saturday, Sept. 11

DYER BROOK — Cpl. Quint was conducting traffic enforcement in Dyer Brook. A truck was speeding, driving at criminal speed, along U.S. Highway 2 (Dyer Brook Road) and was stopped. The man was issued a traffic summons for driving 29 mph over the posted limit and a traffic summons for expired registration. After being released from the stop, the man continued driving east and was met by Tr. Castonguay, again speeding. Tr. Castonguay issued the driver another summons for speeding 14 mph over the posted speed limit.

CARIBOU — Tr. Desrosier was driving through Caribou when he observed a vehicle with an expired inspection certificate. The car was stopped and after an investigation it was revealed the driver had a suspended driver’s license due to not maintaining insurance. Tr. Desrosier issued the woman a criminal summons for the operating after suspension violation and a traffic summons for not having insurance on the vehicle as well as it not being inspected. The vehicle was towed from the roadway.

CONNOR — Tr. Desrosier was driving in Connor and observed a vehicle speeding and it did not have working taillights. As Tr. Desrosier was trying to catch up to the vehicle, it started driving about 85 mph in a posted 50 mph zone. The vehicle reached speeds up to 110 mph, weaving in and out of traffic, before coming to a stop. The driver did not see Tr. Desrosier behind him and pulled over once he was forced to slow down due to traffic. The man was issued a criminal summons for his speed and a separate criminal summon for driving to endanger.

OAKFIELD — Two separate motorists reported a man in a pickup parked along the I-95 southbound on-ramp masturbating. One of the callers tried to get a picture of the man but it was blurry. When the man observed one of the callers on the phone, he sped from the area driving south. Tr. Castonguay and Cpl. Quint checked between Oakfield and Medway, interstate and secondary roads, but were not able to locate the described vehicle.

EASTON and ASHLAND — Tr. Curtin represented the Maine State Police in the Easton Days Parade as well as the 9/11 Memorial Parade in Ashland.

MARS HILL — Sgt. Haines, Cpl. Casavant and Tr. Mahon attended the American Legion 9/11 Memorial Service in Mars Hill.

Sunday, Sept. 12

WESTFIELD — Sgt. Clark and Tr. Kilcollins responded to a crash in Westfield involving a pickup hauling a trailer. The vehicle was driving north on US Highway 1 and it was raining. The trailer got caught in the ruts in the roadway causing it to sway side to side making the driver lose control. The vehicle crashed in the ditch on the right side of the road. After an investigation, it was discovered the driver had a suspended license in Florida. The man was issued a criminal summons for driving without a license and the truck/trailer were towed from the road.

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