Maine State Police Troop F Weekly Report (July 9 – 16)
Troop F of the Maine State Police responded to 137 calls for service over the past week in and around Aroostook County. Here is the Troop’s weekly report:
Incident Type: OAS Date: 7/09/2017 Town: Monticello Trooper: Cpl. Quint Brief Synopsis: Cpl. Quint stopped a vehicle in Monticello for failing to dim its headlights. During the course of the stop it was discovered the female driver from Biddeford had a suspended Maine driver’s license. There were two active suspensions for insurance purposes. Cpl. Quint issued her a criminal summons and she arranged for a family member from Houlton to come get her and her vehicle.
Incident Type: THEFT Date: 7/10/2017 Town: Smyrna Trooper: Tr. Saucier Brief Synopsis: Tr. Saucier is investigation a theft from a camp in Smyrna. The owner was in the process of turning the camp into a permanent home and several thousand dollars’ worth of property was stolen. The investigation is ongoing.
Incident Type: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF Date: 7/11/2017 Town: Chapman Trooper: Tr. Kilcollins Brief Synopsis: Tr. Kilcollins investigated a damaged property complaint in Chapman. The land owner reported someone shot holes through her camper but she was not sure when it occurred. She also said someone shot the front of her backhoe and possibly collapsed a building on the property as well. Tr. Kilcollins determined the building collapsed from lack of maintenance and suspected it happened last winter with the heavy snow. The backhoe was not shot and only had small holes in the front possibly from being driven through thick brush. The camper had two bullet holes, however Tr. Kilcollins was not able to determine when it was shot or gather any evidence. The property owner said she wanted to report the incident and said she will likely install game cameras.
Incident Type: THEFT Date: 7/12/2017 Town: Westfield Trooper: Cpl. Quint Brief Synopsis: Cpl. Quint investigated a reported theft of over $2000 from a woman’s personal checking account. The woman claimed she had a fraudulent check that was used the steal the money. An investigation revealed that the woman had requested two separate cashier’s checks from her bank but then moved and did not notify the bank of her new address. The woman never received the checks and did not realize the bank would have taken the money from her account before issuing the checks to her. What the woman had in her possession was a withdrawal ticket for the issued checks. The woman is going to cancel the checks and her bank will return the money to her account.
Incident Type: Operating Without a License Date: 7/13/2017 Town: Houlton Trooper: Tr. Bell Brief Synopsis: Tr. Bell ran the plate of a car in Hodgdon and also one of the two female registered owners. The female driver’s appearance was consistent with one of the registered owners, and it was discovered that she had an invalid Maine driver’s license. The vehicle was stopped in Houlton, and the driver claimed she had an active Maryland license. It was determined that the driver didn’t have an active license in any state, and she was summonsed for operating without a license.
Incident Type: Accident Multi Vehicle Date: 7/13/2017 Town: Mars Hill Trooper: Tr. Stoutamyer Brief Synopsis: A 39-year-old Ontario, Canada man, and his wife and two-year-old child were traveling north on Rt. 1A in the town of Mars Hill. A second vehicle was traveling north directly behind them. A 69-year-old Hodgdon man was traveling third in line behind them both, operating a tractor trailer. The operator of the lead vehicle turned on his turn signal to make a left turn to go into a cemetery entrance. The operator of the tractor trailer saw the two vehicles slow in traffic in front of him, and he assumed that the lead vehicle was going to turn right into M E Grass & Sons, and could not see the left hand turn signal of the lead vehicle as the middle vehicle blocked his view. As a result the operator of the tractor trailer traveled out into the left hand lane to go around both vehicles on the left at the same time the lead vehicle was making his left turn, and turned left in front of the tractor trailer. The tractor trailer impacted the lead vehicle in the left rear corner causing substantial damage to the lead vehicle, and minor damage to the front of the tractor trailer. The wife of the operator of the lead vehicle was 3 months pregnant, and was experiencing back pain, so she was transported to The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle as a precaution, where she was examined, and released shortly thereafter. The two-year-old daughter was securely fastened in the back seat not far from where the impact occurred, and she was uninjured.
Incident Type: K-9 ACTIVITY Date: 7/13/2017 Town: Houlton Trooper: Tr. Sylvia Brief Synopsis: Tr Sylvia and K-9 Merry conducted a demonstration at Houlton Police Department’s citizen academy. There were approximately 15 people at the class.
Incident Type: OAS Date: 7/14/2017 Town: Presque Isle Trooper: Tr. Kilcollins Brief Synopsis: Tr. Kilcollins stopped a vehicle for speeding on US Highway 1 in Presque Isle. During the course of the stop it was discovered that the male driver had a suspended driver’s license for failing to pay fines. The man showed Tr. Kilcollins the paytixx website stating the site did not show he was suspended. Tr. Kilcollins told him that is not that type of computer system and he would have to arrange for someone to come get him. Tr. Kilcollins issued the man traffic summons for the OAS infraction.
Incident Type: ACCIDENT – SERIOUS INJURY Date: 7/15/2017 Town: Wade Trooper: Tr. Casavant Brief Synopsis: On July 15 at approximately 8:15 A.M. the Maine State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash with injury on the New Dunntown Road in Wade. Investigation revealed that a 16-year-old juvenile from Washburn had been traveling eastbound on the New Dunntown Road at a high rate of speed when he lost control of a 1998 Buick Regal. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a large tree head-on. The impact was so severe that the vehicle was nearly split in half by the force of the crash. Once the car crashed into the tree, the vehicle burst into flames. The crash happened a short distance from the home of Damian Languell. Mr. Languell heard the crash and ran out to the crash location. He attempted to put the fire out, but realized that the vehicle was quickly becoming entirely consumed by fire. Mr. Languell, with complete disregard for his own safety, cut the teenage operator out of his seatbelt, and pulled him out a rear window of the vehicle. Once Mr. Languell got the operator out of the vehicle, he was able to drag him to safety before the entire car was engulfed in flames. The juvenile operator was transported to The Aroostook Medical Center by Crown Ambulance with severe injuries. He was later flown to a larger medical facility by fixed wing aircraft. The investigation is ongoing at this time. Trooper Nick Casavant is the primary investigator and he was assisted by Corporal Chuck Michaud and Trooper Rob Flynn at the scene.
Incident Type: BURGLARY Date: 7/15/2017 Town: Amity Trooper: Tr. Sylvia Brief Synopsis: Tr. Sylvia began an investigation into a camp burglary in Amity. The owner of the camp reported several items missing while she was away. The investigation is currently active and ongoing.
Incident Type: BURGLARY Date: 7/15/2017 Town: Patten Trooper: Tr. Saucier Brief Synopsis: Tr. Saucier was contacted by a Patten residence when he discovered a storage unit of his had been broken into. The unit had been broken into before and Tr. Saucier is pursuing active leads in the case. The investigation is ongoing.
Incident Type: VCR Date: 7/07/2017 Town: Washburn Trooper: Tr. Pescitelli Brief Synopsis: Tr. Pescitelli was monitoring traffic on Main St. in Washburn ran a registration plate on a vehicle that traveled past. Records indicated the registration was falsely attached to the vehicle. Tr. Pescitelli initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the operator. It was discovered that the operator had bail conditions. After failing to submit to a drug test the individual was charged with False Attachment and Violation of Conditional Release. The vehicle was towed from the scene
Troop F of the Maine State Police is responsible for Aroostook County and the extreme northern sections of Somerset, Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.