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 Feb. 13-19, 2023, including the following.
Monday, Feb. 13
PORTAGE LAKE — Sgt. Clark responded to a tractor trailer unit that had gone off the side of the roadway and was stuck in the ditch. The tractor was in the roadway and caused a traffic hazard. Sgt. Clark arrived on scene and learned that the registration to the tractor unit was suspended. Sgt. Clark issued the trucking company a summons for operating with a suspended registration.
VAN BUREN — Tr. Curtin was called out to a residence in Van Buren reference to a trespass complaint. A local woman who had been trespassed from several properties including that home and was ringing the doorbell repeatedly and screaming. Tr. Curtin located the female and placed her under arrest on an outstanding warrant as well as the Criminal Trespass violation. She was transported to the Aroostook County Jail.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
CYR PLANTATION — Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in the town of Cyr Plantation when he observed a vehicle being operated by a male that he knew had a suspended driver’s license. Tr. Desrosier stopped the vehicle and issued the man a summons for operating after suspension.
VAN BUREN — Tr. Desrosier was traveling on the Castonguay Rd. in Van Buren when he observed a subject operating a motorcycle. Tr. Desrosier recognized the operator and knew that he had a suspended driver’s license. Tr. Desrosier conducted a traffic stop on the motorcycle. The operator was charged with operating after suspension and violation of conditions of release. The man also had four active arrest warrants. Tr. Desrosier placed the man under arrested and transported him to the Van Buren Police Department, where he was able to post bail.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
STACYVILLE — Tr. Saucier was monitoring traffic in Stacyville when he observed a vehicle without an inspection sticker. Tr. Saucier stopped the vehicle and learned the registration plates were falsely attached. Tr. Saucier charged the operator with attaching false plates and also summonsed him for failure to display valid inspection sticker as well as failure to provide evidence of insurance.
Saturday, Feb. 18
VAN BUREN — Tr. Levesque and Tr. Curtin responded to a Van Buren residence after U.S. Probation and Parole called requesting they check a male subject whose ankle monitor was not working, and they were unable to get ahold of the male. The male was found at his residence with no issues. After speaking with the man, it appeared there was an issue with the monitoring system. Probation and Parole was updated.
Sunday, Feb. 19
HOULTON — Troop F is doing an evidence room inventory and multiple firearms are in our possession that were found or turned in with no known owner listed. If anyone has lost or is missing a firearm and has proof of ownership with a serial number, contact Troop F and ask for Sgt. Josh Haines or Cpl. Nick Casavant.