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Maine State Police Troop F Report, Nov. 1-7, 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 Nov. 1-7, including the following.

Monday, Nov. 1

NEW SWEDEN — ​​Trooper Levesque pulled over a vehicle on Route 161 in New Sweden for several traffic infractions.  During his roadside investigation, Tr. Levesque learned that the male operator had a warrant for his arrest and had a suspended license status as well.  Tr. Levesque arrested the man without incident and transported him to the Caribou Police Department, where he posted bail and was charged with several traffic violations.

ISLAND FALLS — ​​Tr. Saucier received a call from the town manager in Island Falls in reference to a man causing a disturbance inside the Island Falls Town Office.   Tr. Saucier met with the man at his residence and warned him for disorderly conduct. 

Wednesday, Nov. 3

VAN BUREN — Tr. Rider was conducting traffic enforcement in Van Buren and asked the dispatcher to conduct a registration query.  When he received the information, he noted the attached plates did not belong to the vehicle he was following.  Tr. Rider initiated a traffic stop on the car to investigate.  During the stop, it was discovered the male driver had a suspended driver’s for failing to pay child support and failing to file insurance.  The plates did not belong to the stopped car.  The man was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension and for false attachment of plates.

Thursday, Nov. 4

BRIDGEWATER — Sgt. Clark was conducting traffic enforcement in Bridgewater when he observed a vehicle driving well above the posted speed limit.  The vehicle’s speed was clocked at 97 mph in a posted 55-mph zone.  Sgt. Clark initiated a traffic stop and the male driver stated he was coming from southern Maine and was in a hurry to get home. The man admitted to knowing he was driving too fast.  Sgt. Clark issued a criminal summons for the excessive speeding.

ST. AGATHA — Tr. Desrosier received a complaint of an intoxicated driver leaving a convenience store in Saint Agatha.  Tr. Desrosier and Tr. Rider checked the area and located the described vehicle on the road.  The truck was stopped, and the driver completed field sobriety testing and was arrested.  The man was able to post bail for a charge of operating under the influence and was released.

LINNEUS — Cpl. Quint was conducting traffic enforcement in Linneus when he observed a vehicle with defective equipment.  He stopped the car and the male driver admitted to not having a valid driver’s license; the man was on probation for an unrelated incident.  A computer query was conducted and showed he has never had a license and had a driving permit that expired in 2016.  The passenger in the vehicle had a valid license.  He was issued a criminal summons for operating without a license and his probation officer was notified.

LUDLOW — Tr. Mahon was monitoring traffic on Interstate 95 when he observed a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker from 2019.  Tr. Mahon stopped the vehicle for the violation and found that the vehicles registration had also expired, in May of 2019.  The operator, a 45-year old Sherman woman, was charged with failure to register a motor vehicle Class E.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Friday, Nov. 5

ST. AGATHA — Tr. Desrosier is currently investigating two separate cases involving a Madawaska woman passing bad checks to various businesses.  Tr. Desrosier located the woman and issued her a criminal summons for the violation and for violating her conditions of release (she has seven sets of bail).

Saturday, Nov. 6

BRIDGEWATER — Cpl. Quint was parked along U.S. Highway 1 and observed a vehicle passing another car at a high rate of speed.  The pickup’s speed was clocked on radar at 87 mph in a posted 55-mph zone.  Cpl. Quint initiated a traffic stop on the truck.  Cpl. Quint issued the man a traffic summons for the violation reducing the speed to under the criminal limit.

Sunday, Nov. 7

WOODLAND — Cpl. Casavant took a theft report from a residence in Woodland after he discovered a truck missing from a piece of property he owns.  The victim believed the theft had occurred the week prior.  A File 1 was entered, and the investigation is ongoing.

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