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Maine State Police Troop F Report, July 18-24, 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 July 18-24, including the following.

Saturday, July 16

MARS HILL — Trooper Rider investigated the theft of a dirt bike in Mars Hill.  A man was going to trade his dirt bike for a four-wheeler and met another man in Mars Hill.  When they met, the other man took the dirt bike for a ride and never came back.  Tr. Rider investigated, located the dirt bike in Limestone, and issued the man a criminal summons for theft.  

Monday, July 18

ISLAND FALLS — Cpl. Kilcollins and Sgt. Fuller responded to Birch Point Campground in Island Falls for a disturbance. A male was upsetting multiple people at the camp site because of his bizarre behavior. The male was on pre-trial and was not supposed to be drinking. The male appeared to be intoxicated and possibly under the influence of drugs. The owner of the campground wanted him removed. The male was told to keep away from the property and the information was passed along to his pretrial case manager.

MARS HILL — The Houlton Regional Communications Center took a report of a physical altercation at the intersection of Routes 1 and 1A in Mars Hill involving two motorists. Tr. Roy investigated the complaint and determined that the assault stemmed from a road rage incident in which a male party was tailgating a female party and her husband. The female party and her husband pulled over to let the male pass, but he allegedly exited his vehicle and punched the side mirror on their vehicle. The male then allegedly grabbed the female party by the neck as she attempted to confront him. As a result of his investigation, Tr. Roy charged the 44-year-old Mars Hill man with assault. He was also charged with operating after suspension, as his driver’s license was suspended at the time of this incident. He is due to appear in Presque Isle District Court in October. 

BLAINE — Tr. Roy took a trespass complaint at a residence in Blaine. A neighbor called to report a suspicious male on the property next door. The neighbor advised the Regional Communications Center that it appeared the male was taking things as well. Tr. Roy and Tr. Curtin responded to the residence and located the male. After speaking with the homeowner, Tr. Roy learned the male had been evicted from the property and was not allowed to be there. Tr. Roy charged the 39-year-old Washburn man with criminal trespass and violating condition of release. He is due to appear in Presque Isle District Court in October.

Wednesday, July 20

PRESQUE ISLE — Sgt. Clark was responding to Caribou to assist them with a call when he observed a pickup passing a car and then swerve back into the southbound lane.  Sgt. Clark locked the vehicle’s speed at 90 mph in a posted 55 mph zone.  The vehicle that the truck had passed was within five feet of the trucks rear bumper.  Sgt. Clark turned around to stop the vehicles.  Both vehicles stopped.  Sgt. Clark learned that the truck came up on the car at a high rate of speed and then passed it.  The car was catching up to the truck to write down the plate number.  Sgt. Clark issued summonses to both drivers.

CARIBOU — Tr. Levesque and K9 Rocco were called out to assist the Caribou Police Department with an article search.  While an officer was attempting to stop a motorcycle, the operator began throwing items out of his pockets.  The driver was arrested for drug charges and Caribou police thought that the driver may have thrown more drugs or a firearm.  Rocco did not locate any drugs or a firearm.

FORT FAIRFIELD — Tr. Curtin was conducting traffic enforcement in Fort Fairfield when he observed a vehicle speeding. He stopped the vehicle and learned the vehicle’s registration had expired in September 2021. Tr. Curtin issued the 36-year-old Fort Fairfield man a summons for failure to register motor vehicle over 150 days and provided him a Presque Isle District Court date in October.

WESTFIELD — Tr. Roy began investigating the theft of a catalytic convertor in Westfield. A local automotive shop called to report that the catalytic convertor was stolen from one of the vehicles in their yard. The investigation is ongoing.

Thursday, July 21

PRESQUE ISLE — Sgt. Clark and Sgt. Cummings, Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a domestic violence report writing class in collaboration with the Domestic Violence Task Force.

CARIBOU — Tr. Levesque was driving on Route 1 in Caribou, when he came across a vehicle that was half in the roadway and half in the ditch. He made contact with the male who appeared to be under the influence of something. Through Tr. Levesque’s investigation he was able to determine that the male was not fit to be driving. The male was taken to the Caribou Police Department and was charged with operating under the influence of drugs.

Friday, July 22

CYR PLANTATION — Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in Cyr Plantation when he observed a vehicle with a defective exhaust system.  He stopped the vehicle and after an investigation determined the driver had a suspended driver’s license and four active arrest warrants.  Tr. Desrosier arrested the driver and transported him to the Caribou Police Department for holding without incident.  He was also summonsed for operating after suspension.

Sunday, July 24

SCOPAN LAKE — Tr. Roy charged a 20-year-old Caribou woman with criminal threatening after she allegedly threatened to physically harm another woman while at a bonfire over the weekend. Tr. Roy spoke with witnesses at the bonfire and confirmed the victim’s account of what happened. The woman is due to appear in Presque Isle District Court in September.

HOULTON — Tr. Cotton responded to the Houlton Port of Entry for an individual who had attempted to enter Canada with a suspended driver’s license. The male operator had been denied entry to Canada and sent back to U.S. Customs. Tr. Cotton charged the 23-year-old Poland man with operating after suspension and provided him a Houlton District Court date in October. He was also cited for an insurance violation.

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