Troop F of the Maine State Police responded to 135 calls for service in the week leading up to Christmas. Here are the incidents published in their weekly report:

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Incident Type: Scam Investigation Date: 12/19/2016 Town: Chapman Trooper: Tr. Stoutamyer Brief Synopsis: Tr. Stoutamyer met with an elderly male subject from Chapman who fell victim to a popular scam where male received a phone call from someone pretending to be his nephew and needed bail money of $3,000 to get out of jail. The elderly male was directed to buy Wal-Mart gift cards and then the suspect had the victim give him the code numbers to the cards over the phone. During this time the actual nephew arrived and the elderly male realized the scam. Tr. Stoutamyer made a call to Wal-Mart and discovered that if the victim came to the store before code numbers were called in by the suspect, he could get his money back. The elderly male and his nephew, along with Tr. Stoutamyer, were able to go to the local Wal-Mart and have the $3,000 returned.

Incident Type: OAS Date: 12/19/2016 Town: Mars Hill Trooper: Tr. Pescitelli Brief Synopsis: Tr. Pescitelli received a report of a gas drive off that totaled over $100. Tr. Pescitelli located a vehicle that matched the description of the vehicle that didn’t pay for gas but it was the wrong vehicle. The 21-year-old operator, however, was operating on a suspended driver’s license. The operator was given a summons.

Incident Type: ASSIST OTHER AGENCY Date: 12/19/2016 Town: Fort Kent Trooper: Tr. Desrosier Brief Synopsis: Tr. Desrosier assisted Maine Adult Probation with transporting a 24-year-old male that was a suspect in a robbery that occurred in Bangor. A detective from Bangor PD interviewed the suspect and Tr. Desrosier arrested and transported the man to jail. READ FULL ACCOUNT HERE

Incident Type: ARREST - OTHER Date: 12/19/2016 Town: Allagash Trooper: Tr. Desrosier Brief Synopsis: Tr. Desrosier received a complaint from an Emera Maine representative reporting that a man in Allagash threatened their employee by saying that if they came back to turn off his power there would be a .270 waiting for them. Tr. Desrosier and Sgt. Clark spoke with the man who denied saying anything like that. Tr. Desrosier summoned the man for Terrorizing.

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Incident Type: OAS Date: 12/23/2016 Town: Fort Kent Trooper: Tr. Desrosier Brief Synopsis: Tr. Desrosier stopped to assist a motorist on Rt. 161 in Fort Kent. The operator was operating on a suspended license. Tr. Desrosier summoned that man for OAS and had a licensed operator come get the vehicle.

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