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Maine State Police Troop F Report, Dec. 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 Nov. 29-Dec. 5, including the following.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

VAN BUREN — Trooper Roy responded to an apartment complex in Van Buren for a report of a male yelling at someone. Tr. Roy went to the apartment building and was able to locate the male two male subjects who had been making noise. One man claimed he was yelling at someone on a phone call and nothing occurred with the other male who was in his apartment. Tr. Roy issued a disorderly conduct warning to both male subjects in the apartment.

Thursday, Dec. 9

HODGDON — Tr. Castonguay was conducting traffic enforcement in Hodgdon, when he met a vehicle driving 81 mph in a posted 45-mph zone.  He initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and found the driver was a juvenile that received his license six days prior.  Tr. Castonguay called his parents and his mother came to get him.  Tr. Castonguay issued the young man a criminal summons for the violation.

PORTAGE — Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in Portage when he met a vehicle driving 108 mph in a posted 55-mph zone.  Tr. Desrosier stopped the vehicle  and Tr. Desrosier issued him a criminal summons for the violation.

Friday, Dec. 10

HAMLIN — Tr. Rider was driving through Hamlin and recognized a vehicle he knew had false registration plates attached.  After confirming the plates were not assigned to the vehicle, he attempted to conduct a traffic stop.  The vehicle appeared to be refusing to stop but ended up pulling over after almost going off the roadway twice.  Tr. Rider issued the driver a criminal summons for operating after suspension, violating conditions of release and false attachment of plates.  The vehicle was towed from the roadway.

VAN BUREN — Tr. Rider observed a vehicle in Van Buren with a defective taillight and initiated a traffic stop.  After an investigation, the driver was issued a criminal summons for OAS.  Tr. Rider helped the man arrange for a licensed driver to come get him and his vehicle.

VAN BUREN — Tr. Curtin took a theft complaint from a residence in Van Buren.  The victim reported she owns several properties in town, and she discovered someone had stolen a heater that was stored in a garage.  There is no timeframe for the theft and the investigation is ongoing. 

WALLAGRASS — Tr. Curtin responded to a property damage crash in Wallagrass after a man called to report he went off the road.  While investigating the crash, Tr. Curtin learned the man had a full extradition warrant out of Florida.  Tr. Curtin took the 50-year-old Wallagrass man into custody without incident. 

Saturday, Dec. 11

MADAWASKA — Tr. Desrosier and Tr. Rider assisted Madawaska PD with a vehicle that refused to stop.  Madawaska PD had the vehicle speeding (56 mph in a 35-mph zone) and when they went to stop the car it sped off.  Troopers located the vehicle and also attempted to stop it, but it sped up.  They did not chase the car due to the poor road conditions at the time.  The same vehicle ran from a Sheriff’s Deputy, Limestone PD, and Fort Kent PD, all on the same night.  Tr. Desrosier knew who was driving the car and he was arrested the next day without incident.  The male has a suspended driver’s license and bail conditions for an unrelated incident. 

Sunday, Dec. 12

ST. JOHN PLANTATION — Tr. Roy observed an auxiliary lighting violation on vehicle traveling on the St. John Road in St. John Plantation.  Tr. Roy stopped the vehicle and observed several other motor vehicle violations. The investigation revealed the operator was on bail, restricting him to 24-7 house arrest, and in violation of his bail conditions.  Tr. Roy issued the operator a summons for violating his conditions of release.

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