Aroostook County

Maine State Police Troop F Report, Dec. 20-26, 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 Dec. 20-26, including the following.

Monday, Dec. 20

HOULTON — A local man turned himself in to the Houlton State Police barracks due to having an active warrant for his arrest. The male was able to post bail and was released. 

MONTICELLO — Trooper Mahon was monitoring traffic in Monticello when he stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.  Tr. Mahon discovered the female operator’s license was suspended in Maine.  Tr. Mahon charged the 38-year old New Hampshire woman with operating after suspension. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Tuesday, Dec. 21

VAN BUREN — Tr. Rider was conducting traffic enforcement in Van Buren and observed a vehicle pulling a trailer that did not have working trailer lights.  He stopped the vehicle to address the issue and during his investigation discovered the passenger had an active warrant for failing to appear in court.  The man was arrested and transported to Madawaska Police Department, where he was able to post bail.  The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for the defect.

CASTLE HILL — Tr. Castonguay was conducting traffic enforcement in Castle Hill and observed a vehicle speeding.  After stopping the vehicle Tr. Castonguay discovered the driver had an intermediate driver’s license which prohibited him from having passengers that were not immediate family; there were two of the driver’s friends in the backseat.  After an investigation, the juvenile drivers were issued a summons for speeding and for violating his intermediate driver’s license.  One of the passengers had a valid license without restriction and was able to drive them home.  The parents of the juvenile driver were notified of the incident.

WALLAGRASS — Tr. Curtin responded to a commercial garage in Wallagrass after a man called to report someone had backed up to his fuel tank and stolen fuel from it.  Tr. Curtin photographed tire impressions that were left at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

VAN BUREN — Tr. Curtin received a theft report from a Van Buren man after he discovered someone had stolen a box of copper fittings.  The investigation is ongoing.

Friday, Dec. 24

VAN BUREN — Tr. Roy was conducting traffic enforcement in Van Buren and observed a vehicle not displaying a valid inspection certificate.  He stopped the vehicle and upon further investigation discovered the driver had a suspended Maine driver’s license.  The man was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension and a traffic summons for operating a defective motor vehicle.

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