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

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Dec. 1 - Trooper Bell and Sgt. Fuller responded to Bridgewater for the report of an accidental gunshot wound. After investigation it appeared that nothing suspicious occurred, but that the male victim was sitting on his couch and handled a loaded .45 caliber handgun in an unsafe manner.  The male ultimately shot himself in the lower leg and was transported to Houlton Regional Hospital.

Dec. 1 - Trooper Darcy stopped a vehicle in Oakfield for a violation. During the stop, Trooper Darcy learned that the 26-year-old female from Merrill had an active warrant out of Kennebec County for Violation of Conditions of Release for a drug trafficking charge.  Trooper Darcy arrested the female without incident.

Dec. 3 - Troopers Casavant and Sylvia responded to Sherman for an assault complaint between two females.  The investigation showed that a woman assaulted her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend and them him.  The 43-year-old woman was soon located and arrested for assault.

Dec. 3 - Trooper Bell responded to Rt. 1 in Littleton for a report of two males standing in the middle of the road and flagging down traffic.  Trooper Bell arrived and found that one male was suicidal and he admitted to walking into traffic because he wanted to die. The male was intoxicated, and claimed that he got clipped by a vehicle.  Although the male had a large bruise on his hip, investigation revealed that the bruise was old and the male admitted that he had previously fallen down a flight of stairs.  The male went voluntarily to Houlton Regional Hospital via ambulance.

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Dec. 3 - Trooper Doody assisted Ashland PD arresting a man with warrants who they thought would be a problem. The arrest was without incident.

Dec. 3 - Trooper Marquis investigated an unattended death in St. Agatha where a 60-year-old male was found deceased by his wife when she returned home from work.  The man had been suffering from various medical conditions and hadn’t been feeling well for several days.  The death was not suspicious in nature.

Dec. 4 - Trooper Saucier worked with MCU on a sexual touching of a minor case.  Victim and suspect interviews were conducted and a polygraph will be scheduled.

Dec. 4 - Trooper Michaud responded to a Mapleton residence for an assault complaint.  The homeowner reported that a man and woman came to his house and assaulted him and his wife.  Investigation showed that a man had been arguing with his sister over the phone and had left his home to confront her in person.  The man ended up at the wrong house, and got into an argument with the homeowner.  Both sides claimed to have been assaulted by the other, however, none of them wanted to pursue charges.  The male subject who went to the wrong home was warned for trespassing.

Dec. 4 - Trooper Monahan stopped a vehicle in Monticello she was following after an occupant threw out a cigarette butt.  As a result of the stop, the female operator was summonsed for criminal OAS and a male passenger was arrested on 3 outstanding warrants and transported to Aroostook County Jail.

Dec. 4 - Trooper Levesque assisted Fort Kent PD with a vehicle crash where a set of duals on a tractor trailer came off and struck a car causing significant damage.  Trooper Flynn also responded and issued several summonses to the driver for truck violations. The following night, Trooper Levesque responded to a vehicle crash in Wallagrass and discovered it was the same operator that had been struck by the runaway duals.  He was now driving his other vehicle and had unfortunately struck a deer for his second accident in two nights with two different vehicles but luckily escaped injury in each crash.

Dec. 5 - Trooper Casavant arrested a 32-year-old Mars Hill woman for OUI Drugs, OAS and bail violation after Trooper Saucier performed a DRE evaluation.

Dec. 5 - Trooper Sylvia responded to a crash in Hodgdon and as a result, charged one of the operators with OAS.

Dec. 5 - Trooper Quint responded to Chapman for a report of a burglary.  Homeowner had returned home to find his front door kicked in and his neighbor inside the house.  Trooper Quint discovered that the suspect and the victim worked together and the suspect claimed he had come to the house to get his boots but the victim said that there were no boots at the house that belonged to him.  Trooper Quint arrested the suspect for burglary and transported him to Aroostook County Jail.  The suspect was also the victim in a theft complaint of money from earlier that day.

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