Troop F of the Maine State Police responded to 126 calls for service over the past week in and around Aroostook County. Here is the Troop’s weekly report:

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Incident Type: ACCIDENT - MULTI VEHICLE Date: 10/23/2017 Town: ISLAND FALLS Trooper: TR. ADAMS Brief Synopsis: Tr. Adams investigated a hit-and-run in the town of Island Falls. It was told to Tr. Adams that the female that was driving the vehicle responsible for the accident had gotten out of the vehicle and left it in gear and there was no one in the vehicle when it struck the other vehicle. The female responsible for the accident was issued a criminal summons for leaving the scene of a Property Damage accident and a criminal summons for operating without a license and is due in court in December.

Incident Type: WARRANT Date: 10/23/2017 Town: OAKFIELD, PATTEN Trooper: TR. ADAMS Brief Synopsis: Tr. Adams conducted warrant checks in the Southern Aroostook area, finding and arresting four people (2 male, 2 female) on outstanding warrants. When checking one residence, he didn’t find the person he was looking for but a different person at the residence had a warrant and was arrested. A couple of the subjects no longer were at the residence on the warrants but through Tr. Adams investigations, they were found in different towns. The warrants were for failure to appear, failure to pay fines and theft. All arrests were made without incident.

Incident Type: BURGLARY Date: 10/24/2017 Town: CHAPMAN Trooper: TR. CASAVANT Brief Synopsis: Tr. Casavant responded to a Chapman residence. A local resident returned home to find tools stolen from his garage and damage done to some of his property. A suspect has been developed and the investigation is active and ongoing.

Incident Type: BOMB THREAT Date: 10/25/2017 Town: STACYVILLE Trooper: TR. SAUCIER Brief Synopsis: State Police responded to the Katahdin Elementary School in Stacyville this morning for the second bomb threat in the last two weeks. School officials reported the incident to the State Police Barracks at approximately 9:05 am after a student saw the message and alerted staff. Both the High School and Elementary Schools were evacuated until the school could be deemed safe. School officials and Troopers along with a State Police Explosives Detection K-9 checked the school and found no evidence of explosives in the school. This investigation is currently active and ongoing. The message again was found written on the wall in the girl’s bathroom.

Incident Type: WARRANT Date: 10/26/2017 Town: EASTON Trooper: TR. CASAVANT Brief Synopsis: Tr. Casavant arrested a Mars Hill man on and outstanding warrant for failing to appear on traffic charges. Troopers had also been looking to serve the man a protection order for some time. The man was arrested and served the paperwork without incident

Incident Type: ASSIST OTHER AGENCY Date: 10/26/2017 Town: HOULTON Trooper: TR. LEVESQUE AND VITZ Brief Synopsis: Tr. Levesque and his K-9 “Vitz” responded to Houlton to assist Houlton PD with searching for a man who ran from them while they investigated a DV incident and had arrest warrants. Tr. Levesque and Vitz searched the area but did not locate the man; it was suspected he was picked up in a vehicle.

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Incident Type: FRAUD Date: 10/27/2017 Town: HERSEY Trooper: CPL. QUINT Brief Synopsis: Cpl. Quint is investigating a fraud case involving a man’s credit card. The man stated he paid off his credit card in full. To celebrate he decided to fix his car and drive to North Carolina to visit friends. The man thinks he spent around $1800 total for his trip but when he received his bill he had a balance of more than $5500. The man has requested a detailed statement from his credit card company and the investigation is on-going.

Incident Type: ACCIDENT Date: 10/29/2017 Town: SILVER RIDGE Trooper: TR. SAUCIER Brief Synopsis: On 10/29/17 at approximately 7:33 PM State Police were called to a two vehicle crash with injuries on Route 2 in Silver Ridge Twp. Trooper Tim Saucier responded and learned the following through his investigation. 35-year-old Chad Day was traveling South on Route 2 in a 2007 Chrysler van preparing to make a left hand turn into a driveway. 55-year-old William Cook was also traveling south in a 1993 Peterbilt tractor trailer unit owned by Keith Mitchell and Son’s trucking out of Sherman. Cook was unaware that Day was turning left and pulled out to pass Day crashing into the rear of the van. Also in the van with Day was 34-year-old Jamie Day, [and their two boys, ages 14 and 8]. All four occupants of the van sustained injuries and were transported to Millinocket Regional by Patten Ambulance. Cook was not injured and was charged with improper passing. All five people involved in the crash were wearing seat belts.

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