Police & Fire

Maine State Police Troop F Report, Nov. 22-28, 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. 22-28, including the following.

Monday, Nov. 22

HOULTON — Cpl. Casavant completed an out of state background on an applicant from New Jersey.

Wednesday, Nov. 24

EASTON — Trooper Rider was conducting traffic enforcement in Easton when he observed a vehicle, pulling a trailer, that had a defective light. Tr. Rider stopped the vehicle for the infraction and after an investigation discovered the driver had a suspended driver’s license and had bail conditions prohibiting him from operating a motor vehicle. Tr. Rider issued the man a criminal summons for operating after suspension and a criminal summons for violating condition of release. A licensed driver came to get the man and the vehicle.

VAN BUREN — Tr. Martin was on routine patrol when he observed a white SUV with a cracked windshield. Tr. Martin stopped the operator, who admitted to not having a license. Tr. Martin confirmed the operator was suspended, and upon further investigation, discovered that the license plate was falsely attached and stolen. Tr. Martin seized the license plate and issued the 35-year-old Van Buren man criminal summonses for operating after suspension, false attachment and theft.

Friday, Nov. 26

MONTICELLO — Tr. Cotton was working traffic on Route 1 in Monticello when he met a vehicle traveling 102 mph in a 55-mph zone. The man was summonsed for criminal speed. 

Saturday, Nov. 27

HAMLIN — Tr. Curtin was called to a Hamlin residence for a report of theft. Two catalytic converters and some tools were reported stolen. The investigation is ongoing.

Sunday, Nov. 28

WOODLAND — Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in Mapleton and observed a vehicle with a defective registration plate light. After stopping the vehicle and conducting an investigation, he discovered the driver had a suspended driver’s license and his passenger was on bail with a curfew. The driver was issued a traffic summons for operating after suspension and the passenger was issued a criminal summons for violating conditions of release. The vehicle was towed from the roadway and the pair walked to their destination.

CASTLE HILL — Tr. Rider was monitoring traffic from a stationary position in Castle Hill. A vehicle pulled up to him, saw it was a State Police cruiser and immediately sped off back to the residence they had just left. Tr. Rider noted the vehicle did not have a front registration plate and conducted a traffic stop. After an investigation, the driver was found to have a revoked driver’s license and illegal attachment of registration plates.

EASTON — Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in Easton and observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was locked on radar to be driving 69 mph in a posted 30-mph zone. The man did not give any reason for driving so fast. Tr. Kilcollins issued him a criminal summons for exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 mph or more. Within five minutes of clearing the traffic stop, Tr. Kilcollins stopped a second vehicle for traveling 65 mph in the same 30-mph zone. Tr. Kilcollins issued a criminal summons for exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 mph or more.

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