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Maine State Police Troop F Report, July 4-10, 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 4-10, including the following.

Monday, July 4

PRESQUE ISLE — (July 3) Trooper Martin investigated a burglary complaint and through the investigation he learned that there was a 44-year-old male who was in violation of his bail/house arrest. Tr. Martin charged him with violation of condition of release.

Tuesday, July 5

HOULTON — Tr. Merchant responded to the Houlton Port of Entry for two people who crossed the border in possession of drugs. The operator, a 30-year-old male from Massachusetts, was processed and charged with operating under the influence of drugs and the passenger, a 40-year-old female from Massachusetts, was charged with possession of scheduled drugs. They were in possession of methylenedioxymethamphetamine and psilocybin (mushrooms).

VAN BUREN — Tr. Martin stopped a vehicle that was not displaying a license plate. The 20-year-old male operator was arrested on four outstanding warrants for failing to appear on previous operating after suspension charges. He was summonsed for violating conditions of release and operating after suspension and transported to the Aroostook County Jail.

Wednesday, July 6

MARS  HILL — Tr. Roy was conducting traffic enforcement in Mars Hill when he observed a vehicle speeding. Tr. Roy stopped the vehicle and learned the operator’s license was under suspension. Tr. Roy issued the 47-year-old Smyrna man a summons for operating after suspension and provided him a Presque Isle District Court date in September.

Thursday, July 7

PRESQUE ISLE — Tr. Roy was conducting traffic enforcement in Presque Isle when he observed a vehicle not displaying an inspection sticker. Tr. Roy stopped the vehicle and discovered the vehicle had multiple defects and was not safe for the road. Tr. Roy also learned the operator’s license was under suspension. Tr. Roy charged the 44-year-old Presque Isle woman with operating after suspension and operating a defective motor vehicle. She is due to appear in Presque Isle District Court in September. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

HOULTON — Tr. Cotton was conducting traffic enforcement in Houlton when he observed a vehicle not displaying a valid inspection sticker. Tr. Cotton stopped the vehicle and learned the operator’s license was under suspension. He also discovered the operator had falsely attached registration plates to his vehicle. Tr. Cotton charged the 25-year-old Houlton man with operating after suspension and attaching false plates. He is due to appear in Houlton District Court in October. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Friday, July 8

ISLAND FALLS — Tr. Castonguay was conducting traffic enforcement in Island Falls when he observed a vehicle with an expired inspection certificate.  After stopping the vehicle and conducting an investigation, the driver was found to be operating after license suspension due to not paying child support.  The man was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension and a warning for the inspection violation.  The driver arranged to have a licensed driver come get him and his vehicle.

OAKFIELD — Tr. Castonguay was out of his vehicle at a private residence in Oakfield when he observed a pickup drive past with a defective exhaust and other violations.  He was not able to locate the vehicle after completing his other business but suspected the occupants were consuming liquor due to garbage found in the roadway that was not there earlier.  Tr. Castonguay monitored the area during the shift and located the vehicle several hours later, stopping it for a traffic infraction.  After an investigation, it was determined the driver was impaired from alcohol and was arrested for the violation.  Cpl. Quint gave the passenger, who was also intoxicated, a ride home.

NEW SWEDEN — Tr. Curtin was conducting traffic enforcement in New Sweden when he observed a vehicle with a headlight out. Tr. Curtin stopped the vehicle and learned the operator’s license was under suspension. Tr. Curtin charged the 64-year-old Fort Fairfield man with operating after suspension and provided him a Caribou District Court date in September.

FORT FAIRFIELD — Tr. Roy was conducting traffic enforcement in Fort Fairfield when he observed a vehicle displaying an expired inspection sticker. Tr. Roy stopped the vehicle and determined it was not safe for the road due to major rust issues. Tr. Roy also learned that the vehicle’s registration expired in August 2021. Tr. Roy charged the 29-year-old Limestone woman with failure to register motor vehicle greater than 150 days and provided her a Presque Isle District Court date in October. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

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