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Maine State Police Troop F Report, Nov. 14-20, 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 Nov. 14-20, including the following.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

MARS HILL — Tr. Levesque and Tr. Martin responded to a disturbance at a local school. A female showed up at the school to pick up her stepchild. The staff at the school advised the female smelled like alcohol and they were not letting her take the child. Tr. Levesque and Tr. Martin arrived at the school and spoke with the female. At the end of Tr. Levesque’s investigation, he placed the female under arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol. The female was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and operating after suspension. 

WESTFIELD — Troopers Sylvia and Curtin responded to a residence in Westfield after a report of a vehicle that drove into the woods.  Investigation revealed that the 64-year-old male had missed his driveway and driven onto his lawn and around the house. The male was passed out in the vehicle when troopers arrived and was arrested for OUI.

Friday, Nov. 18

T8 R5 — Tr. Castonguay was conducting traffic enforcement on Route 11, T8 R5 WELS, and observed a vehicle driving at criminal speed, 94 mph in a posted 55-mph zone.  Tr. Castonguay stopped the vehicle and then the man stated he did not realize he was driving so fast.  Tr. Castonguay issued the man a criminal summons for exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 mph or more. 

CHERRYFIELD — Cpl. Kilcollins, Tr. Martin and other members of the emergency response team assisted Major Crime Unit-North at a homicide scene in Cherryfield. Cpl. Kilcollins and Tr. Martin assisted in executing warrants, searching scenes, photographing the scenes and evidence collection. 

Saturday, Nov. 19

PATTEN — Cpl. Quint was conducting traffic enforcement in Patten when he met a vehicle driving south with the windshield smashed, obstructing the drivers view.  The vehicle was stopped and after an investigation it was found the vehicle was not registered or insured, and the driver had a suspended Florida driver’s license due to child support.  The woman was issued a criminal summons for operating without a license and issued a traffic summons for the insurance violation and operating without approved safety glass.  The vehicle was towed from the roadway, and she planned to stay with friends in Sherman.

PRESQUE ISLE — Tr. Roy was driving south in Presque Isle where there are four lanes.  A vehicle passed him going south and then immediately slowed, keeping its brakes activated.  Tr. Roy conducted a registration query and learned the vehicle’s registration was expired.  Tr. Roy stopped the vehicle and further investigation revealed the driver had a suspended Maine driver’s license and did not have insurance on the car.  The man was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension and a traffic summons for the insurance violation.  The car was left in a parking lot and the man arranged for a licensed driver to come get him.

OAKFIELD — Tr. Roy was conducting traffic enforcement in Oakfield and observed a vehicle driving with an expired inspection certificate.  He stopped the vehicle and after an investigation it was discovered the driver had a suspended Maine driver’s license.  The man said he knew it was suspended for medical reasons two years ago, never took care of it, and has been driving ever since.  The man was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension and a licensed driver came and got him and his vehicle.

MAPLETON — Tr. Rider was conducting traffic enforcement in Mapleton when he observed a vehicle with an incomplete/defective exhaust system.  After stopping the vehicle, he discovered the registration plates were falsely attached. Tthe driver has a revoked Maine driver’s license.  Tr. Rider issued the man a criminal summons for both violations and had the vehicle towed from the roadway.

ISLAND FALLS — Tr. Castonguay stopped a vehicle on Interstate 95, Island Falls, for a traffic infraction.  After an investigation, Tr. Castonguay discovered the vehicles registration plate was suspended and flagged inactive.  Tr. Castonguay spoke with the driver and issued him a criminal summons for operating with a suspended registration.  Tr. Castonguay allowed the man to take the vehicle home since it was only a few miles.

CASWELL — Cpl. Kilcollins and Tr. Martin responded to a neighborhood dispute in Caswell. A female had called 911 and reported that she had been assaulted by her next-door neighbor. Cpl. Kilcollins interviewed the female caller who advised that her next-door neighbor had come to her house and started a physical altercation with her. The female advised that the female had punched her a few times in the body. They went next door and spoke with the other female who advised them that she too was attacked by the female caller. After interviewing all people involved the next-door neighbor was summonsed for assault and given a trespass notice for the caller’s property.

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