Maine State Police Troop F Weekly Report (May 15-21)
Troop F of the Maine State Police responded to 119 calls for service over the past week in and around Aroostook County. Here is the Troop's weekly report:
Incident Type: VIOLATION OF BAIL Date: 5/16/2017 Town: Hodgdon Trooper: Tr. Kilcollins Brief Synopsis: Tr. Kilcollins responded to a dead-end road in Hodgdon where a vehicle had gone down the residential street, across the lawn of the house at the end of the road, crashing through some trees and become hung up on a large mound of dirt in the woods. There were children playing on the lawn when the man sped through. The 40-year-old male driver was found behind the wheel of the vehicle and arrested for OAS and driving to endanger. Tr. Kilcollins determined the man was impaired by drugs and was in violation of his current bail conditions. The man was arrested and taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.
Incident Type: WARRANT Date: 5/17/2017 Town: Mars Hill Trooper: Sgt. Clark Brief Synopsis: Sgt. Clark was in Mars Hill and observed a vehicle speeding. He stopped the vehicle and identified a male and female passenger who was sitting in the back. During a computer query of both persons Sgt. Clark discovered the male and female had active arrest warrants. One was able to make bail ($250 cash) and the other could not ($1000 cash) and was transported to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.
Incident Type: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF Date: 5/17/2017 Town: Oakfield Trooper: Cpl. Quint Brief Synopsis: Cpl. Quint responded to a residence in Oakfield for a criminal mischief complaint. The complainant came home to find the windshield of her car had been smashed by the son of her boyfriend. The man told the complainant he was mad about a phone call and broke the windshield. When she said she was calling the police he left the residence. Cpl. Quint has requested a warrant for his arrest.
Incident Type: OUI Date: 5/17/2017 Town: Caribou Trooper: Tr. Levesque Brief Synopsis: Tr. Levesque was in Caribou and observed a man that appeared to be passed out in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. Tr. Levesque approached the driver and determined his identity. Tr. Levesque determined the man was impaired and arrested him. The man was taken to Caribou PD where it was determined he was impaired via drugs. The man was then transported to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.
Incident Type: FRAUD Date: 5/17/2017 Town: Wallagrass Trooper: Tr. Curtin Brief Synopsis: Tr. Curtin spoke with a Wallagrass woman who reported that late last year she had been contacted by company online and they offered to service her computer for a fee of $399. This spring, when no service had been done she reached out to the company to get a refund. They replied back and told her they needed to access her computer to refund the money. Once she granted them access to her computer they instructed her to purchase ITunes Gift Cards so they could give the money back to her. Ultimately the woman lost just under $1,000. Tr. Curtin provided online safety tips to the victim and ensured that she monitored her banking and other personal information.
Incident Type: ACCIDENT Date: 5/17/2017 Town: Westfield Trooper: Tr. Casavant Brief Synopsis: On May 17, 2017 at approximately 9:30 A.M. Trooper Nick Casavant responded to a crash on Route 1 in Westfield. Investigation revealed, Randy Curry 62 of Dyer Brook was operating a 2004 New Holland farm tractor southbound on Route 1. The tractor, owned by Smith Farms of Westfield was attempting to make a left turn onto the Burleigh Road when it struck utility lines pulling them down. The force snapped the utility pole at the base and pulled the pole as well as the wires across the road. Crews from Emera as well as Fairpoint responded to the scene to replace the pole and fix the wires. There were no injuries reported.
Incident Type: OAS Date: 5/18/2017 Town: Hodgdon Trooper: Tr. Kilcollins Brief Synopsis: Tr. Kilcollins received a traffic complaint similar to his Hodgdon incident on 5/16. The same man was driving again and went off the road but this time was able to get his vehicle back onto the road. The complainant recognized the man driving and provided the information to Tr. Kilcollins. The man is currently out of jail on two sets of bail conditions. Tr. Kilcollins is trying to locate the man so he can be arrested.
Incident Type: Personal Injury Crash Date: 5/18/2017 Town: Frenchville Trooper: Cpl. Hafford Brief Synopsis: Cpl. Hafford was dispatched to a crash that occurred in Frenchville. Investigation showed that the 20yo male operator did not see a stop sign due to heavy rain and unfamiliarity with the roadway. The vehicle crossed the intersection and into the ditch. One 17-year-old female was seriously injured in the crash and was transported to EMMC in Bangor. This female was not wearing a seatbelt and the operator was summonsed for this violation.
Incident Type: OAS Date: 5/20/2017 Town: Linneus Trooper: Tr. Bell Brief Synopsis: Tr. Bell observed a car in Linneus being driven by a male. The car plate and male registered owner were run, the male driver was consistent in appearance with the registered owner’s picture, and it was found that the male had a suspended driver’s license. Tr. Bell stopped the car and summonsed the driver for operating after suspension.
Incident Type: OAS Date: 5/20/2017 Town: Ludlow Trooper: Tr. Casavant Brief Synopsis: Tr. Casavant stopped a vehicle for operating after dark with no taillights in Ludlow. During the course of the traffic stop, Tr. Casavant learned that the woman’s right to operate was suspended. Her husband, who was passenger, also had a suspended license and could not drive. Tr. Casavant charged the 20-year-old Waldo woman for operating after suspension and allowed them to make arrangements to have someone come and drive their vehicle since they had young children in the vehicle.
Incident Type: Criminal Speed Date: 5/21/2017 Town: Sherman Trooper: Tr. Saucier Brief Synopsis: While on patrol in Sherman Tr. Saucier conducted a traffic stop for criminal speed. As a result the 23-year-old Island Falls woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant and also charged with exceeding the speed limit by 30 over, 108/75 mph.