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

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Feb. 21 – Cpl. Quint issued a criminal summons to a woman that was reported by US Border Patrol Agents to be unresponsive while parked on the Interstate 95 Oakfield on-ramp. Cpl. Quint arrived and the woman was conscious and alert. She explained that she transports people’s pets if they cannot fly from one location to another and was on her way to New Brunswick, Canada, with three dogs. The woman said she never saw any Border Patrol Agent and had stopped to call her husband before crossing the international border. A check determined the woman is wanted in Arizona for traffic offenses (no extradition) and currently has a suspended driver’s license in Connecticut. The woman was summonsed for Operating without a License and her vehicle was towed.

Feb. 22 – Trooper Adam Stoutamyer responded to a report of a burglary on the Thompson Settlement Rd. in the town of Oakfield. The complainant lives in Connecticut and was contacted by his neighbor in Oakfield who saw a door hanging open. The victim responded from Connecticut and looked through the residence to find that nothing was disturbed except he found that he had an older .22 caliber handgun that was missing. Investigation is ongoing.

Feb. 22 – Sgt. Clark and Tr. Levesque assisted Presque Isle PD with an investigation into arson. Tr. Levesque and K9 Vitz began tracking the suspect from the scene. Sgt. Clark located the female suspect walking on the snowmobile trail a few miles from the residence, detained her, and brought her to the PD where subsequently she was arrested. Tr. Levesque and K9 Vitz tracked the woman up the snowmobile trail that had been already detained by Sgt. Clark. The woman admitted to starting the fire, twice, inside the residence and offered to show video of her doing so. K9 Vitz came out of the snowmobile trail in the exact location the suspect was taken into custody. MORE DETAILS HERE.

Feb. 23 – Tr. Endre stopped a motor vehicle for speeding on Benjamin Street in Mars Hill. The female driver was on bail with search and test. During the search a small Baggie of pills were found as well as drug paraphernalia and marijuana. A K9 sniff of the vehicle was administered where more paraphernalia was located. A passenger was summonsed for marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The owner of the pills could not be determined. Sgt. Fuller with K9 Glenni, Tr. Stoutamyer and Cpl. Quint assisted in the stop.

Feb. 23 – Tr. Endre stopped a motor vehicle on East Ridge Rd in Mars Hill for not having plate lights. The male operator was driving with a suspended license. The operator was summonsed for OAS.

Feb. 22 – Tr. Sylvia began investigating two separate propane tank thefts from camps in Glenwood Plt. The thefts don’t appear recent and are likely related to a string of similar tank thefts Tr. Bell investigated last fall. The cases remain under investigation.

Feb. 25 – Cpl. Michaud investigated a shoplifting complaint in Mars Hill. Two young males were caught on camera stealing candy from the IGA. Cpl. Michaud identified and located the two 13-year-old boys. Both boys confessed and returned the candy. The boys were not charged at the request of the store owner, but warned not to return after going back to apologize.

Feb. 26 – Tr. Marquis investigated threatening/harassment complaint in Portage where an Ashland man reported being threatened and harassed by a Mapleton man when they worked together at a mill in Portage. The man was served a cease harassment notice.

Feb. 26 – Cpl. Michaud charged a 24-year-old Washburn man for OAS after stopping him for a loud exhaust violation in Caribou.

Feb. 26 – Tr. Darcy charged a 37-year-old Patten man with Operating after Suspension as the result of a traffic crash in Sherman. The male and female both left the scene. Tr. Darcy located the female walking up the road highly intoxicated. Tr. Darcy located the male several hours after the crash. There was minor damage in the crash.

Feb. 26 – Tr. Darcy charged a 43-year-old Stacyville man with Criminal Trespass after he went to the Sherman Irving. The man was issued a trespass notice by Tr. Saucier several weeks ago.

Feb. 26 – While conducting a probation check roadside, Tr. Darcy observed a man drive by him who has a suspended driver’s license. Tr. Darcy went to his residence in Stacyville and no one would come to the door. The man will be charged with Operating after Suspension when located.

Feb. 26 – Tr. Sylvia was called to Weston for a report of an unoccupied vehicle off the road. Tr. Sylvia responded and located a purse in the car with an ID and also inside the purse was meth. Tr. Sylvia was unable to immediately locate the female operator, but found her on Feb. 27 and charged the 48-year-old Danforth woman with possession of meth.

Feb. 27 – Tr. Sucy is investigating a threatening complaint in Hodgdon. The man stated he asked for some work to be completed on his rented trailer and his landlord threatened to kill him and his family, run him off the road, and cut the brake lines of his vehicle. Tr. Sucy met with the complainant and the claims of violence are exaggerated. Tr. Sucy is continuing his investigation.

Feb. 28 – Tr. Saucier arrested a 41-year-old Island Falls man on an outstanding warrant after searching the local warrant database and discovered the man was wanted on the warrant.

Feb. 28 – Tr. Sylvia arrested a 37-year-old Haynesville man on an outstanding warrant stemming from a traffic stop in Monticello. The man was a passenger in a car that Tr. Sylvia had stopped for criminal speed, 89/55. The male operator was summonsed for the speed and Tr. Sylvia brought his passenger to ACJ.

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