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Maine State Police Troop F Report, Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 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 Aug. 29-Sept. 4, including the following.

Monday, Aug. 29

ST. AGATHA — Tr. Curtin received a theft complaint from a resident in St. Agatha.  The victim advised she had a large pile of scrap metal that was supposed to be picked up at her house.  Before that person could pick it up, someone else came and took the metal without her permission.  Tr. Curtin developed a suspect and located the metal at his residence.  After meeting with him as well as the victim, they both agreed to handle it civilly and the victim did not want to pursue charges against the man.

VAN BUREN — Tr. Curtin received a theft complaint from a resident in Van Buren.  The victim advised a package had been delivered from UPS and someone stole the package before she could get it.  Tr. Curtin reviewed surveillance footage at the Van Buren Housing Authority and was able to develop a suspect.  Tr. Curtin met with the suspect who admitted to taking the package and agreed to give it back.  The victim declined to press charges.

HODGDON — Sgt. Haines taught a block of ALICE Training at Hodgdon High School.

Thursday, Sept. 1

HODGDON — Tr. Castonguay stopped a vehicle in Hodgdon for a traffic infraction.  Further investigation and Field Sobriety Testing revealed the driver was impaired with liquor.  Tr. Castonguay arrested the woman and brought her to the Aroostook County Jail for a breath test.  After the test, the woman was able to post bail for operating under the influence and was released.

EASTON — Sgt. Fuller conducted traffic incident management training in Easton for Easton Fire Department personnel.

Friday, Sept. 2

LUDLOW — Tr. Castonguay responded to a vehicle fire in Ludlow.  The truck was hauling garbage and debris in the bed, and something caught fire while it was in  motion.  The fire quickly engrossed the entire vehicle.  The occupants of the truck were able to stop and exit the vehicle without injury.  The truck was a total loss.

Saturday, Sept. 3

FRENCHVILLE — Tr. Curtin attended a candlelight vigil for overdose victims that was taking place at a local park in Frenchville.  Tr. Curtin spoke with several community members about the drug epidemic and offered them support.

Sunday, Sept. 4

ST. AGATHA — Tr. Desrosier responded to a three-vehicle crash in St. Agatha.  A man was driving and using his cellular phone.  He crossed the centerline and into oncoming traffic.  He struck one car head on causing her to hit another vehicle driving in the opposite direction.  The drivers had minor injuries, but no one was seriously hurt.  The man using his phone was issued a summons for the violation.

PRESQUE ISLE — Cpl. Casavant stopped a vehicle in Presque Isle for a traffic violation.  As a result of the stop, Cpl. Casavant charged a 50-year-old Houlton man with operating after suspension.

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