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Maine State Police Troop F Report, March 7-13, 2022

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 March 7-13, including the following.

Monday, March 7

WINDHAM — Sgt. Haines attended two days of training in Windham to recertify as an armorer. 

Wednesday, March 9

VAN BUREN — Trooper Desrosier conducted a traffic stop in the town of Van Buren and learned that the operator’s license was under suspension. Tr. Desrosier issued the operator a summons for operating after suspension and had the vehicle towed from the roadway.

Thursday, March 10

EASTON — Tr. Roy received a complaint of gunshots near a trailer park in Easton.  Tr. Roy spoke with the complainant and got a location of where the shots were coming from.  Tr. Roy spoke with a residence in the area and learned that he was target practicing.  Tr. Roy was shown the area of the target and deemed that it was safe.  The homeowner apologized for shooting at that time of night.     

PRINCETON — Tr. Kilcollins was called to assist as an emergency response team member with a homicide investigation in the town of Princeton.

Friday, March 11

WESTFIELD — Tr. Rider assisted the ambulance with a lifting a patient that had fallen and couldn’t get back up on their own. 

DYER BROOK — Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in the town of Dyer Brook when he stopped a vehicle for speeding.  Tr. Kilcollins learned that the operator’s license was currently under suspension.  Tr. Kilcollins issued the operator a summons for operating after suspension and had the licensed passenger drive the vehicle from the scene.

Late report – Feb. 13

ISLAND FALLS — Tr. Barnard responded to a local campground in Island Falls when it was reported that a man who was intoxicated was trying to leave in a vehicle. Tr. Barnard met with the man and determined that he had been up there with a group of friends and wanted to leave. The man’s friends took his keys so he could not drive. It was clear the man had had too much to drink to operate a motor vehicle. Tr. Barnard learned that the man’s wife was on her way to pick him up. Tr. Barnard gave the man a ride to meet his wife, so she did not have to drive all the way to Island Falls.

Late report – Feb. 22

ISLAND FALLS — Tr. Castonguay was called out to a business in Island Falls for a report that the front door was open and there was a light on in the back room.  Tr. Castonguay arrived on scene and found that the front door was open and the key to the deadbolt was in the lock.  Tr. Castonguay cleared the residence and did not find anything suspicious.  Attempts were made to contact the owner but were unsuccessful.  Tr. Castonguay secured the business for the night.  Contact with the owner was made later that day. 

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