Police/Crime/Courts

​​Maine State Police Troop F Report, Dec. 5-11, 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 Dec. 5-11, including the following.

Monday, Dec. 5

FORT KENT — Troopers Desrosier and Rider responded to a hotel in Fort Kent to assist the police department with a fight.  Two adult men were fighting inside the establishment.  Both refused to file a criminal complaint against the other and were issued disorderly conduct warnings by the Fort Kent Police Department officer.

FORT KENT — Tr. Martin was at the Fort Kent District Court when he saw a male leaving the building who he believed had a warrant. Tr. Martin ran the male’s information and saw that he did have an active arrest warrant. Tr. Martin arrested the male on his warrant. The male was able to make bail and was released.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

VAN BUREN — Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in Van Buren when he observed a vehicle driving on Main Street without an inspection certificate.  Tr. Desrosier conducted a traffic stop and an investigation revealed the driver was suspended.  Tr. Desrosier issued the man a criminal summons for operating after suspension and a traffic summons for the inspection violation.  The man arranged for a licensed driver to get him and the vehicle.

LITTLETON — Tr. Merchant was conducting traffic enforcement on Route 1 in Littleton. Tr. Merchant stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction. Tr. Merchant ran a license check on the male and realized his license had expired over six months prior. Tr. Merchant summonsed the male for driving with an expired driver’s license. 

Wednesday, Dec. 7

LINNEUS — Tr. Rider was conducting traffic enforcement in Linneus.  He observed a vehicle make an improper turn and it was swerving in the roadway.  Tr. Rider conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.  The driver first gave a false name, but Tr. Rider found her true identity.  The woman lied because she has a suspended driver’s license and is on probation.  Tr. Rider issued the woman a criminal summons for operating after suspension and arranged to have her and the vehicle removed from the roadway.

Thursday, Dec. 8

SINCLAIR — Tr. Curtin responded to a residence in Sinclair for a 911 hang-up call. It was discovered that the male caller had (2) active arrest warrants for failure to appear on charges including assault, operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. Tr. Curtin met with the male caller and confirmed he did not have an emergency. Tr. Curtin arrested the man on the warrants. He was unable to post bail and was transported to the Aroostook County Jail.

LUDLOW — On Dec. 8 at 10:05 p.m. Dmitrii Vasilev was traveling north on Interstate 95 in Ludlow. Vasilev was operating a 2016 Volvo tractor trailer unit hauling paper products. Vasilev swerved to avoid a moose and left the roadway traveling into the median and striking several trees. Vasilev was not injured in the crash however the tractor trailer unit sustained significant damage. Interstate 95 was reduced to one lane as well as completely shut down for several hours while Westerdahl’s Towing removed the truck and trailer.

Friday, Dec. 9

VAN BUREN — A Van Buren man contacted the State Police stating he knew there was a warrant for his arrest, and he wanted to turn himself in to clear the warrant.  The man had the money for his bail; Tr. Desrosier arrested the man on the warrant and arranged for a bail commissioner to bail him.

Sunday, Dec. 11

WALLAGRASS — Tr. Curtin received a trespass complaint in Wallagrass. The female property owner called to report her former tenant allowed another individual to store property at the residence. In doing so, the male caused damage to the residence and left the property a mess. The complainant requested the male be trespassed from the property. Tr. Curtin is continuing to search for the male and will serve him a trespass notice once located. 

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