Here’s a look at the activity log of the past week from Troop F of the Maine State Police, headquartered in Houlton.

Maine State Police

April 25 – While driving on Interstate 95 in his marked cruiser, Trooper Sucy was passing a vehicle and observed a 21 year old female holding her cellular phone to the top of her steering wheel texting. Tr. Sucy stopped the woman and she admitted she was texting and driving. The woman was issued a summons for the violation.

April 25 – Tr. Saucier got a lead on a stolen firearm case from July 2015 and as a result was able to recover the firearm and interview the suspect who was incarcerated in Houlton on another matter. The man confessed to taking the gun and was charged with Class B theft and where he was already a felon also charged with Class C possession by a prohibited person.

April 25 – Tr. Endre stopped a motor vehicle on Route 1 in Littleton for traveling 90 mph in a 55 mph zone. The female operator explained to Tr. Endre that she was speeding because she was late for work. The operator was summonsed for criminal speed.

April 27 – Cpl. Michaud and Tr. Pescitelli arrested a 29-year-old Woodland man on three outstanding warrants after doing a warrant search for the town of Woodland. The man was arrested at his place of employment without incident and transported to Houlton.

April 27 – Tr. Casavant charged a 35-year-old Presque Isle man for several violations after stopping him for towing a trailer with a small SUV loaded with a pickup and other scrap metal. The vehicle fenders were rubbing on the tire and spare tire was rubbing on the ground. Tr. Flynn responded and the 6000 pound registered vehicle was weighed out at 14,000 pounds with their trailer and load. The trailer was not inspected and Tr. Casavant observed several safety violations on the vehicle and trailer. The operator was issued several summonses and the trailer towed from the scene with a wrecker.

April 27 – Cpl. Michaud and Tr. Pescitelli investigated a possible vehicle theft in Allagash where a family member initially consented to allowing the grandson to use the vehicle then changed her mind and told him no, but the grandson traveled to New Hampshire with the vehicle anyway. The case remains under investigation for potential charges.

April 28 – Tr. Saucier arrested a 40-year-old Mt. Chase man for violating a protection order after a female called reporting he’d contacted her on Facebook with a false name. She also reported things out of place in her home and writing on her mirror when she got out of the shower.

April 28 – Tr. Saucier responded to Mt. Chase for a report of a burglary in progress with people loading property into a truck from a residence. The caller received a call from his girlfriend notifying him of the theft, but upon arrival Tr. Saucier determined nothing was taken and there were no signs of a break in. The caller’s information was unable to be validated and is the second time Troopers were called to the residence in a number of days.

April 29 – Tr. Bell observed a truck in Hodgdon that matched a truck caught on surveillance video from a property damage complaint that took place in Hodgdon in early April. The owner of the truck initially denied driving his truck across the victim’s lawn, which caused damage, but when presented with the surveillance video the owner confessed that it was his truck, he was a passenger during the incident, and that the driver missed the victim’s driveway. The truck’s owner and the victim are cousins and both agreed to settle the situation in the family.

April 30 – Tr. Endre stopped a motor vehicle on Route 1 in Monticello for speeding. One of the passengers was on bail with search and test as a condition. After a PBT and a urine test, the male subject was arrested for VCR. The tests showed positive for alcohol, methamphetamine, and marijuana. This is the second time in three weeks that Tr. Endre has arrested the same subject for VCR.

Troop F of the Maine State Police is responsible for Aroostook County and the extreme northern sections of Somerset, Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.