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 Oct. 24-30, including the following.
Monday, Oct. 24
VASSALBORO — Trooper Levesque and K-9 Rocco completed their sixth week of K-9 drug detection school at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.
ORONO — Cpl. Casavant attended two days of training for supervising patrol critical incidents taught through the National Tactical Officers Association.
VAN BUREN — Tr. Curtin took a theft report from a remote camp in Van Buren. The victim called to report someone had stolen a generator from outside sometime within the last month. The investigation is ongoing.
VAN BUREN — While Tr. Curtin was at Van Buren High School following up from a previous complaint, they advised someone had passed a stopped school bus earlier in the morning. As a result, Tr. Curtin charged a Van Buren man with passing a stopped school bus.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
MONTICELLO — Tr. Rider was conducting traffic enforcement in Monticello and observed a pickup with the body removed and a snowmobile trailer, with its wheels still attached, welded to the frame. The vehicle did not meet numerous inspection standards and was stopped. Investigation revealed the driver had two active arrest warrants. The man was arrested without incident and brought to the barracks, where he posted bail. The truck was taken by the man’s brother back to his home.
Thursday, Oct. 27
HOULTON — Tr. Merchant responded to the Aroostook County Jail for a drug recognition expert call. Houlton Police Department advised they had pulled a male over who they believed to be under the influence of drugs. Tr. Merchant conducted her evaluation and found that the male was under the influence of drugs.
Saturday, Oct. 29
VAN BUREN — Tr. Curtin and Cpl. Casavant responded to a Van Buren residence after a man called to report a female subject had shown up at his residence and was causing a disturbance. After meeting with the complainant, it was determined no crimes had been committed but the owner of the residence wanted the female removed. The woman was issued a trespass warning for the house and left willingly. The female has been trespassed from several properties in Van Buren.