Maine State Police Troop ‘F’ Weekly Report (March 12 – 18)
Troop F of the Maine State Police responded to 106 calls for service this past week in and around Aroostook County. Here is a sampling from the Troop’s weekly report:
Incident Type: FRAUD Date: 3/12/2018 Town: BLAINE Trooper: CPL. MICHAUD Brief Synopsis: Cpl. Michaud charged a Blaine woman with Misuse of Identification. The woman, who lived with her grandmother, had intercepted credit card applications that had been sent to her grandmother and sent them in without her grandmother’s knowledge. The woman obtained more than one card and made at least $2,500 worth of charges. The investigation is ongoing.
Incident Type: OAS Date: 3/12/2018 Town: BLAINE Trooper: CPL. MICHAUD Brief Synopsis: Cpl. Michaud charged a Houlton man with Operating After Suspension. The man had been traveling north on Route 1 when a cap on his pick-up flew off and caused a crash. During the course of the crash investigation, Cpl. Michaud learned that the man’s license had been suspended.
Incident Type: OUI Date: 3/13/2018 Town: FRENCHVILLE Trooper: TR. DESROSIER Brief Synopsis: Tr. Desrosier stopped a vehicle in Frenchville for the traffic infraction of having a loud exhaust. During the stop, he suspected the male driver was impaired by drugs. Tr. Desrosier conducted Field Sobriety Tests on the driver resulting in the driver being arrested for driving under the influence of cannabis. Tr. Desrosier recently completed training for Drug Recognition Expert.
Incident Type: FICTITIOUS INSPECTION/FALSE PLATES Date: 3/13/2018 Town: PRESQUE ISLE Trooper: TR. LEVESQUE Brief Synopsis: Tr. Levesque stopped a vehicle in Presque Isle for a traffic infraction. During the stop, he noted the inspection certificate on the vehicle was fraudulent and also discovered the registration plates attached to the vehicle were falsely attached. Tr. Levesque issued the driver two criminal summons, one for false attachment of plates and one for displaying fictitious certificate of inspection. The vehicle was towed from the roadway.
Incident Type: WARRANT Date: 3/13/2018 Town: MARS HILL Trooper: TR. LEVESQUE Brief Synopsis: Tr. Levesque arrested a man on a full extradition warrant from Texas. Troopers had received complaints of someone staying inside the Mars Hill transfer station at night. Tr. Levesque was checking the area and observed the man near some potato houses at night. A computer query showed the warrant with a $200,000 bond. The man was arrested, transported to the Aroostook County Jail, where he waits for an extradition hearing.
Incident Type: ACCIDENT - MULTI VEHICLE Date: 3/14/2018 Town: FRENCHVILLE Trooper: TR. DESROSIER Brief Synopsis: Tr. Desrosier responded to a head-on crash in Frenchville. Tr. Desrosiers’s investigation determined that a 2008 Chevrolet pickup was traveling westbound and lost control of his vehicle in the snow and slush covered roadway. The pickup skidded out of control crossing the center lane hitting an east bound car. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured in the crash. The pickup driver and one other passenger were transported by Madawaska Ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. Both vehicles had extensive damage and were towed from the scene.
Incident Type: ASSAULT Date: 3/14/2018 Town: LITTLETON Trooper: CPL. QUINT Brief Synopsis: Cpl. Quint investigated an assault and violation of conditions of release that occurred in Littleton. The female victim stated she was dropped off at a house in Littleton and the homeowner and the suspect left. She was there alone and kept calling the homeowner because she wanted a ride home. When he and the suspect returned, the female suspect assaulted the victim by punching her several times in the head. The woman was issued criminal summonses for assault and violation of conditions of release. She is currently in the Aroostook County Jail on unrelated charges.
Incident Type: PURSUIT Date: 3/14/2018 Town: MARS HILL Trooper: TR. KILCOLLINS Brief Synopsis: Tr. Kilcollins was driving around Mars Hill when he was waved down by a motorist. The motorist said he worked for County Farms and they have been having issues with a green Ford Taurus/Fusion driving erratically in there parking lot. The motorist advised that the vehicle has almost crashed into numerous vehicles. Tr. Kilcollins observed the vehicle in the Mars Hill One Stop parking lot. Tr. Kilcollins knew the male driver and has received other traffic complaints on him over the past few weeks. Tr. Kilcollins pulled up to the vehicle and activated his emergency blue lights. As Tr. Kilcollins was walking up to the vehicle the male driver sped out into oncoming traffic and was almost hit by a tractor trailer. Tr. Kilcollins pursued the vehicle for approximately .5 mile. In that time the male drove another vehicle off the road and was driving erratically. The male finally stopped in the parking lot of a daycare center where he was arrested without incident. The male was taken to The Aroostook County Jail where he was charged with Eluding an Officer, Driving to Endanger, and other charges are pending. No one was injured during the pursuit.
Incident Type: WARRANT Date: 3/15/2018 Town: WASHBURN Trooper: TR. LEVESQUE Brief Synopsis: Tr. Levesque assisted Washburn PD in locating a man that had three temporary warrants for his arrest from Presque Isle PD. The man was wanted for harassment, domestic violence stalking, and domestic violence criminal threatening. Tr. Levesque located the man in Washburn and arrested him on the warrants without incident. The man was brought to the Presque Isle Police Department.
Incident Type: OAS Date: 3/16/2018 Town: SHERMAN Trooper: TR. LEVESQUE Brief Synopsis: Tr. Levesque was working a traffic enforcement detail on Interstate 95 in Southern Aroostook County. During the detail, he stopped a vehicle from Nova Scotia for a traffic infraction. Tr. Levesque discovered the driver of the vehicle had his privilege to operate a motor vehicle in Maine suspended for failing to appear in Maine court in 1989. Tr. Levesque issued the man a criminal summons for operating after suspension and helped him arrange for a licensed driver to operate the vehicle.
Incident Type: OAS INFRACTION Date: 3/15/2018 Town: LITTLETON Trooper: TR. PESCITELLI Brief Synopsis: Tr Pescitelli was patrolling Rt. 1 in Littleton and stopped a vehicle and found that the 54-year-old male operator was operating under suspension. Tr Pescitelli summonsed him for the violation.
Incident Type: OAS Date: 3/16/2018 Town: HOULTON Trooper: TR. BELL Brief Synopsis: Tr Bell was patrolling Rt. 1 in Houlton and observed a 37-year-old female operate a vehicle and he suspected that she was suspended. Tr Bell ran a page and found that she was suspended, conducted a traffic stop and summonsed her for the violation.
Incident Type: FAKE INSPECTION STICKER VIOLATION Date: 3/17/2018 Town: T11 R4 Trooper: TR. PESCITELLI Brief Synopsis: Tr Pescitelli was patrolling Rt. 163 in T11 R4 and conducted a traffic stop and determined that the vehicle had a false inspection sticker attached. Tr Pescitelli summonsed the 19 year old male owner/operator.
Incident Type: OAS Date: 3/17/2018 Town: EASTON Trooper: TR. PESCITELLI Brief Synopsis: Tr Pescitelli was patrolling in Easton and conducted a traffic stop and determined that the 31-year-old female operator was under suspension. Tr Pescitelli summonsed her for the violation.
Incident Type: CRIMINAL SPEED Date: 3/17/2018 Town: WALLAGRASS Trooper: TR. CURTIN Brief Synopsis: Tr. Curtin stopped a Monmouth woman for speeding on Route 11 in Wallagrass traveling 80 MPH in a 45 MPH speed zone. She was summoned to Fort Kent District Court for criminal speed.
Incident Type: OAS Date: 3/18/2018 Town: HODGDON Trooper: TR. SYLVIA Brief Synopsis: Tr. Sylvia Charged a Houlton man for Operating After Suspension. The man was stopped for a speeding violation and his license status was discovered after a routine license check. The man was issued a summons to Houlton District Court.
Troop F of the Maine State Police is responsible for Aroostook County and the extreme northern sections of Somerset, Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.