​​Maine State Police Troop F Report, Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2023

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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 Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2023, including the following.

Monday, Jan. 30

CYR PLANTATION — Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in Cyr Plantation and stopped a vehicle for speeding. During his investigation, it was discovered the driver had a suspended driver’s license and a warrant for his arrest from York County for failing to appear in court on a separate operating after suspension charge. The man was arrested on the warrant and was able to post bail. He was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension and a traffic summons for speeding.

Tuesday, Jan. 31

STACYVILLE — Tr. Castonguay was conducting traffic enforcement in Stacyville when he met a vehicle criminally speeding. After stopping the vehicle and conducting an investigation, it was found the driver had a suspended driver’s license. The vehicle also was not inspected. The driver was issued a warning for the inspection violation, a traffic summons for speeding, and a criminal summons for operating after suspension. The driver arranged to have a licensed driver get her and her vehicle.

MARS HILL — Lt. Harris was driving through Mars Hill and heard the ambulance being dispatched to a residence for an elderly man that had fallen. Lt. Harris arrived before the ambulance, was able to get the man off the floor and into a chair and stayed with him until emergency medical services arrived. The man was not injured.

CASTLE HILL — Tr. Levesque was called to a residence in Castle Hill for a report of a burglary. The out-of-state owner’s neighbor reported the residence had been broken into. Several thousands of dollars’ worth of items had been stolen from the property including a tractor, dirt bike and firearms. Tr. Levesque took possession of several firearms that were left at the residence which were later turned back over to the owner. The investigation is ongoing.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

MASARDIS — Cpl. Kilcollins was investigating a criminal mischief complaint in Masardis. Versant Power had made a complaint reference to a meter being tampered with on a residence in Masardis. Cpl. Kilcollins spoke with the male homeowner reference the complaint and charged him with criminal mischief for tampering with the meter.

Thursday, Feb. 2

PATTEN — Tr. Saucier responded to a business in Patten for a trespass complaint. A local male, who has been trespassed from several area businesses, refused to leave the business after being asked to do so by employees. Tr. Saucier located the male at the business and arrested him for trespassing. 

Friday, Feb. 3

PRESQUE ISLE — Tr. Desrosier was driving through Presque Isle when he heard radio traffic from PIPD regarding a theft that just occurred at Walmart. Three people were at Walmart, one stole an item, and they left in a vehicle. Tr. Desrosier located the vehicle and held the occupants for the Presque Isle Police Department. The offender was brought back to Walmart by the police department and issued a summons for theft.

VASSALBORO — Tr. Roy was requested by the training unit to speak with trooper recruits on what to expect during the State Police Academy, how to be successful during their training, and answered general questions from the newly hired recruits.

Saturday, Feb. 4

WOODLAND — Tr. Roy was conducting traffic enforcement in Woodland when he observed a vehicle without a valid inspection certificate and did not have a front registration plate. Tr. Roy initiated a traffic stop and after an investigation, he discovered the driver had a suspended Maine driver’s license and falsely attached the registration plates to the vehicle. The vehicle also had several defects to include the exhaust and a broken windshield nor was the vehicle insured. The driver was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension and attaching false plates. Tr. Roy issued written warnings for the vehicle defects and the insurance violation. The vehicle was towed from the roadway.

Sunday, Feb. 5

HOULTON — Tr. Castonguay was driving through Houlton when he observed a man he knew had two warrants for his arrest. Tr. Castonguay spoke with the man, helped him arrange to post bail, and brought him to the Troop F barracks to meet with a bail commissioner. The warrants were for failing to appear in court on an operating after suspension charge and a charge of burning prohibited material.