Here is the latest weekly incident report from Troop F of the Maine State Police, based in Houlton:

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March  16 – Trooper Saucier responded to ACJ for a DRE Eval on a 30-year-old female from Portage Lake that was arrested by Dep. Vance Palmer for OUI other than alcohol.  The female was stopped for operating southbound in the northbound lane of I-95 in Houlton, displayed signs of impairment, and was found to be in possession of drugs.  She resisted arrest and once at ACJ, she refused to take a BTD test or participate in a DRE Eval.  She was booked on several charges including OUI.

March  16 – Trooper Marquis received a report of a vehicle passing a stopped school bus with its red flashing lights on.  The incident occurred at approx. 0700hrs on the Rabbit ridge road in Woodland.  The driver of the vehicle was located and summonsed.

March  17 – Trooper Marquis received a report of a vehicle passing a stopped school bus with its red flashing lights on.  The incident occurred on the Brown road in Woodland at approx. 1440HRS.  The driver was located and summonsed.

March  17 – Trooper Hafford was called to an assault in Wallagrass.  The complainant was a bouncer at local bar and had tried to break up a fight that started in the bar at 0100hrs on March 15th.   A male in his mid-twenties hit the bouncer across the head with a bottle, causing an injury that required stitches. Tr. Hafford attempted to locate the offender but found he had been part of a group of 6-7 males that were visiting the area from Boston, MA.  Investigation determined the group had been staying in Portage but had since left, and the owner of the lodge could not provide contact information for them.

March  18 - Trooper Darcy stopped a vehicle on I-95 in Sherman for a violation.  The female driver had bail conditions to include search and test without probable cause.  One of the male passengers also had an active warrant.  Tr. Darcy searched the vehicle and located drug paraphernalia consistent with bath salt use. Tr. Darcy warned the female for the paraphernalia, seized it, and arrested the 27-year-old Ashland male on the warrant.

March  18 - Troopers Darcy and Bell responded to a family fight between a husband and wife in Crystal.  It was reported that the male had broken a table during the argument.  As a result of the investigation, the parties were separated for the evening, as there was no evidence of a crime.

March  19 - Trooper Hafford responded to St. Agatha for an unattended death for a 70-year-old male.  Investigation showed the man had a history of heart problems and had recently gone to the ER at NMMC for respiratory problems.  Investigation found nothing suspicious.

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March  20 – Trooper Saucier responded to a rollover crash in Patten in which the operator did not want witnesses to call 9-1-1.  Upon arrival, Tr. Saucier found the 53-year-old male driver from Patten being assisted by local residents in getting his vehicle underway.  He displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for OUI after SFST'S.  His 11-year-old son was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash.  The man was taken to ACJ for a BTD test then transported to PCJ for booking.

March  21 - Troopers Darcy and Bell responded to a residence in Oakfield to assist the ambulance service.  A male with mental health issues was naked and covered in a yellow powder.  Due to a recent email regarding chemical suicides, all personnel took the necessary precautions.  This was not a suicide attempt, and the chemicals on his body were determined to be nontoxic.  The man went with the ambulance for an evaluation after speaking with his case worker.

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