Troop F

Macwahoc Plantation Crash

KenyonA Weston woman and her passenger suffered minor injuries after the vehicle they were in went off the road and flipped end-over-end earlier today.

On Jan. 16, 2020, around 12 noon, Joan Kenyon, 81, of Weston, Maine was driving her 2004 GMC Tahoe northbound on Route 2A in Macwahoc Plantation. Kenyon’s vehicle caught some slush on the side of the roadway pulling the vehicle into the ditch. Kenyon’s vehicle then struck a rock in the ditch causing the vehicle to flip end over end. Kenyon and her passenger were both wearing their seat belts and only suffered minor, non-life threatening injuries.

Tractor Trailer and Plow Truck Crash

Crash Maine State Police are investigating a crash involving a tractor trailer hauling natural gas and a plow truck.

On Jan. 13, 2020, around 9:35 p.m., Thor Cote was driving north in a Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) plow truck, plowing in the left lane, on Interstate 95, Island Falls.  William Curvin was also driving north in a tractor trailer unit hauling compressed natural gas.  William thought the plow truck was in the middle of the roadway, went to pass on the left, and struck the wing of the plow truck.  William lost control of the tractor trailer and went off the left side of the roadway into the median.  The truck tipped onto its left side and came to rest against some rocks.  No one was injured in this crash.

Crash 2The tractor trailer suffered major damage to the tractor.  No hazardous material was released during the crash.

The MDOT plow truck sustained heavy damage to the plow wing and its components.  Thor was able to drive it from the scene to a highway crossover.

Crews will work to remove the rig from the median during daylight hours.

The tractor trailer was scheduled to deliver the natural gas to a local startch factory.  The truck and trailer are owned by Keenan Advantage Group, Clearmont, Indiana.

The crash is still under investigation by Sergeant Jeffrey Clark.
 

Island Falls Tractor Trailer Wreck

island Falls 1A tractor trailer truck travelling south on Interstate 95 lost control and slammed into a bridge support, cutting the trailer in half.

On Jan. 4, 2020, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Houlton Regional Communications Center received a call advising them that there was a tractor trailer leaning against a guard rail in the area of mile marker 276 South bound (Island Falls). Trooper Cotton arrived on scene and observed a white Tractor Trailer Unit wrapped around the Rt. 159 concrete bridge support. Trooper Cotton determined that the tractor trailer had lost control due to the poor weather and road conditions, slid into and broke approximately 100 yards of guard rail, before sliding into the median and into the bridge support. The impact from the bridge support broke the trailer in half. The driver suffered minor injuries.

A DOT bridge inspector was called to the scene. Westerdahls towing will be removing the truck when the weather improves.

Ice Crashes Through Windshield on Interstate

Ice DamageA driver was cited after a chunk of ice flew off their vehicle and through the windshield of a car that was attempting to pass it on Interstate 95.

On Nov. 16, 2019, Kristin Harmon was driving south on Interstate 95, Houlton.  She moved into the left lane to pass a slower moving vehicle driven by Rose Rodriguez.  As Kristin was passing, a large chunk of ice came off the top of Rose’s vehicle and went through Kristin’s windshield.  Kristin was able to flag down Rose and both pulled to the right side of the Interstate.

Rose was issued a traffic summons for unsecure load on her vehicle.  Kristin’s vehicle was towed from the Interstate by York’s of Houlton Towing.  No one was injured during this incident.

Ice Web 2The State Police would like to remind all motorists to clear all snow/ice from their vehicles before driving on the public way.
 

Eagle Lake Burglary

Web 3Maine State Police in Troop F are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals who burglarized a business in Eagle Lake. 

Around 5:30 pm on Wednesday November 15th, two individuals burglarized the Eagle Lake Marijuana Caregiver Facility. A large amount of cash and electronics were stolen. 

If you have any information on this incident or can identify the suspects in the security camera photos, please contact Trooper Matt Curtin at 207-532-5400.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blaine Crash

Blaine CrashMaine State Police responded to a two vehicle crash in Blaine, early this morning.

On Nov. 11, 2019,  at approximately 6:11 a.m., the Houlton RCC received a report of a two vehicle crash on the Robinson Road in Blaine with one person injured.  Tr. Nick Casavant and Sgt. Josh Haines responded and determined the following from their investigation:  Lisa Rodqiguez, 51, Bridgewater, of was traveling North in her 2003 GMC sport utility vehicle when she lost control on the ice covered roadway and spun sideways into the path of oncoming traffic.  Dana Raymond, 57, of Easton, was traveling South in his 2018 Ford truck and was unable to avoid Rodriguez’s vehicle, which was sideways in his lane, striking her head on.  Rodriguez suffered an injury to the leg and was transported from the scene by Crown Ambulance to the hospital in Presque Isle.  

Both vehicles were towed from the scene with significant damage.    

Troop F Weekly Report 11-04 to 11-10-19

Incident Type:         warrant

Date:                          11/08/2019

Town:                        houlton

Trooper:                   Cpl. Quint

Brief Synopsis:       Cpl. Quint responded to the Houlton Port of Entry for a Canadian citizen with a Maine warrant.  The man was stopped in Clinton by a Trooper from Troop K, issued a criminal summons, and then failed to appear in court.  The man was taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton until he could arrange to post bail.        


Incident Type:         OAS

Date:                          11/04/2019

Town:                        Grand isle

Trooper:                   Tr. Desrosier

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in Grand Isle.  He observed a man driving that he knew was suspended.  Tr. Desrosier conducted a traffic stop and issued the man a criminal summons for OAS.  The man’s passenger had a valid license and was able to drive the vehicle.


Incident Type:         unregistered motor vehicle

Date:                          11/08/2019

Town:                        monticello

Trooper:                   Tr. Kilcollins

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in Monticello.  He stopped a vehicle for speeding and discovered it had not been registered in over a year.  The vehicle was licensed out of Ohio.  Tr. Kilcollins issued the owner of the vehicle a criminal summons for operating an unregistered vehicle.

 

Incident Type:         burglary of m/v, criminal mischief

Date:                          11/04/2019

Town:                        amity

Trooper:                   tr cotton

Brief Synopsis:       Follow up with suspicious incident from previous week in Linneus. -Tr. Cotton was able to locate the suspect involved in a suspicious incident in Linneus. After an interview with the suspect, Tr. Cotton summonsed the male for Burglary to a motor vehicle and Criminal Mischief.


Incident Type:         warrant arrest

Date:                          11/05/2019

Town:                        island falls

Trooper:                   tr cotton

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Cotton became aware of a male subject who had a warrant for failing to pay fines, that lived in Island Falls. After a brief investigation, Tr. Cotton was able to locate the male and placed him under arrest. Tr. Cotton transported the male to the Aroostook County Jail.


Incident Type:         warrant arrest

Date:                          11/07/2019

Town:                        oakfield

Trooper:                   tr cotton

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Cotton became aware of a female subject who had a warrant for failing to appear in Court on an OUI Crash that Tr. Cotton investigated. Tr. Cotton located the female and transported her to the Aroostook County Jail without incident


Incident Type:         oui

Date:                          11/05/2019

Town:                        woodland/ perham

Trooper:                   Tr. Levesque

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Levesque received a call in Woodland stating that there was a male off the road and he was possibly intoxicated.  Tr. Levesque arrived and the male was already gone.  He looked in the area but did not meet or locate the vehicle.  A short time later someone called in another crash in the town of Perham and it was believed to be the same driver.  Tr. Levesque arrived and spoke to the male who admitted to causing the other crash and being intoxicated.  The male performed field sobriety test and was arrested for Operating Under the Influence and Failure to Report Accident by Quickest Means. 


Incident Type:         theft

Date:                          11/06/2019

Town:                        mars  hill

Trooper:                   Tr. Levesque

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Levesque was called to Mars Hill for a theft from a grocery store.  Tr. Levesque arrived and was shown security footage of a female walking around the store and putting a large amount of food in her bag.  The female left in a vehicle and Tr. Levesque was given the description and registration number.  Tr. Levesque located the vehicle parked on a field road, unoccupied and observed stolen items in it.  Tr. Levesque had the vehicle towed and impounded until he can speak to the registered owner


Incident Type:         pr talk

Date:                          11/04/2019

Town:                        van buren

Trooper:                   Tr. Bell/ sgt fuller

Brief Synopsis:       Tr Bell and Sgt Fuller taught a TIMs class at the Van Buren Fire Department. There were about 30 people in attendance.

 

Incident Type:         PUBLIC RELATIONS

Date:                          11/08/2019

Town:                        Houlton

Trooper:                   Tr. Curtin

Brief Synopsis:         Tr. Curtin represented the State Police at a job fair held at the Houlton Armory.  He spoke with students from Houlton, East Grand, and Southern Aroostook Schools.  The job fair consisted of representatives from many public and private sector employers.

 


Incident Type:         WARRANT

Date:                          11/7/2019

Town:                        Houlton

Trooper:                   Tr. Casavant

Brief Synopsis:        Tr. Casavant arrested and Oakfield man on a warrant out of Lewiston District Court.  The man was wanted on several drug charges from Auburn PD.  The man posted bail from the barracks in Houlton and was released.


Incident Type:         THEFT

Date:                          11/07/2019

Town:                        Island Falls

Trooper:                   Tr. Saucier

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Saucier received a theft complaint from a business in Island Falls.  A subject had been seen shoplifting in the establishment.  Tr. Saucer located the individual and charged the local man with theft.


Incident Type:         OUI

Date:                          11/07/2019

Town:                        Houlton

Trooper:                   Tr. Saucier

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Saucier was asked to assist the Houlton Police Department with a Drug Evaluation on a suspected drugged driver.  The evaluation was conducted by Tr. Saucier and the subject was found to be under the influence of drugs.

CASTLE HILL MURDER INDICTMENTS

The Aroostook County Grand Jury has handed down indictments against 38 year old Bobby Nightingale of Presque Isle, charging him with two counts of murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two men in Castle Hill in August . Nightingale has been in Aroostook County Jail on an unrelated  weapons charge since a week after the deaths.  He is expected to be arraigned on the new charges sometime next week in Aroostook Superior Court.  
 
The indictments against Nightingale stem from three separate incidents.  Below is a summary of the charges for each incident. 

For the deaths of 25 year old Allen Curtis and 51 year old Roger Ellis on August 13 on Route 227 in Castle Hill:

  • 2 Counts: Intentional and Knowing Murder 
  • 1 Count: Possession of Firearm by a Prohibited Person (Class C)

The following charges were issued as a result of an incident in Presque Isle on August 5: 

  • 1 Count: Burglary (Class A)
  • 1 Count: Robbery (Class A)
  • 1 Count: Possession of Firearm by a Prohibited Person (Class C)

The following charges resulted from an incident on August 10 at the residence located at 1961 State Road in Castle Hill.  

  • 1 Count: Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon (Class C)
  • 1 Count: Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (Class C)

The deaths of Curtis and Ellis were investigated by the Aroostook County Sheriff's Department, the Maine Warden Service, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Maine Forest Service and the Presque Isle Police Department, along with State Police .
 

Troop F Weekly Report 09-02 to 09-09-19

Incident Type:         oui drugs

Date:                          9/03/2019

Town:                        saint agatha

Trooper:                   Tr. Desrosier

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Desrosier was conducting traffic enforcement in Saint Agatha.  He observed a vehicle committing a traffic infraction and conducted a stop.  During his investigation, Tr. Desrosier suspected the driver was impaired.  After conducting Field Sobriety Testing, the driver was arrested and transported to Fort Kent PD for an Intoxilyzer test.  Tr. Desrosier concluded the driver was impaired by drugs.


Incident Type:         oas

Date:                          9/04/2019

Town:                        blaine

Trooper:                   Sgt. Clark

Brief Synopsis:       Sgt. Clark was conducting traffic enforcement in Blaine.  He observed a vehicle not displaying a front registration plate coming off a side street.  Sgt. Clark stopped to wait for the vehicle and observed it cutting through parking lots to avoid contact with him.  Sgt. Clark stopped the vehicle and during his investigation discovered it was not registered as well as the driver being suspended.  Sgt. Clark issued the woman a criminal summons and had the vehicle towed from the roadway.

 


Incident Type:         warrant

Date:                          9/05/2019

Town:                        e plantation

Trooper:                   Tr. Kilcollins

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Kilcollins was attempting to serve a protective order in E Plantation.  During that service, Tr. Kilcollins recognized a female he knew had an active arrest warrant.  Tr. Kilcollins arrested the woman without incident and transported her to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.


Incident Type:         ASSIST ANOTHER AGENCY

Date:                          9/06/2019

Town:                        Allagash

Trooper:                   Cpl. Hafford

Brief Synopsis:       Cpl Hafford assisted the Maine Warden Service with an ATV crash that occurred on an ATV trail in Allagash.  The victim had struck a tree and was ejected from the ATV.  Cpl Hafford, Warden Raymond, EMS and FK fire and rescue hiked in and located the male then EMS transported him to NMMC in Fort Kent for head injury treatment.  


Incident Type:         THEFT

Date:                          9/03/2019

Town:                        Blaine

Trooper:                   Tr. Casavant

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Casavant was notified by a property owner in Blaine that he had discovered items missing from a storage building he owned in Blaine.  The owner had reported a theft in the spring of the year, but recently discovered more items missing than he had originally thought.  The investigation is ongoing.


Incident Type:         burglary

Date:                          9/04/2019

Town:                        Mapleton

Trooper:                   Tr. Casavant

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Casavant responded to a vacant residence in Mapleton when a real estate agent discovered a house had been burglarized.  It appeared that a pellet stove had been stolen from the house, and an outbuilding had also been broken into.  The investigation is ongoing. 


Incident Type:         chase

Date:                          9/03/2019

Town:                        Island Falls

Trooper:                   Tr. Saucier

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Saucier was in Island Falls when he recognized a local man drive past him.  Tr.  Saucer was aware the man had a felony warrant out for his arrest on a probation revocation charge.  Tr. Saucier attempted to pull the man over, but he refused to stop and fled at a high rate of speed.  After a brief time, the offender’s operation became dangerous and reckless, so Tr. Saucer terminated the pursuit.  2 days later, the Island Falls man was arrested by Tr. Peirson in Staceyville.  The man will face a variety of charges including Driving to Endanger and Eluding.


Incident Type:         K-9 ACTIVITY

Date:                          9/08/2019

Town:                        Houlton

Trooper:                   Tr. Sylvia

Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Jared Sylvia and K9 Ziva were requested by Houlton PD to track two suspects who had stolen items from Marden’s and fled on foot into the woods. K9 Ziva picked up the track next to Burger King and continued onto a nearby ATV trail to some train tracks where Tr. Sylvia saw the two suspects duck off into the woods. Tr. Sylvia and K9 Ziva continued to the location where Tr. Sylvia had seen the suspects and cut through a small patch of woods to the back side of the Houlton Regional Hospital. Again, Tr. Sylvia saw the two suspects walking and caught up to them. Both suspects were ordered to the ground and complied. Houlton PD took the two into custody.

Presque Isle Northern Road press release

Jomo White
Jomo White, 31, black male; 6'0", 220 lbs; black hair; brown eyes; LKA Atlanta, Ga.

At approximately 5:47 a.m., a man called 911 reporting that he’d been shot on Northern Road in Presque Isle.
Officers arrived on scene and began administering first aid to the victim until the Presque Isle Fire and Ambulance arrived.  The victim was taken to A.R. Gould hospital where he underwent surgery and was later life-flighted to Northern Maine Light Health in Bangor where he remains in critical condition.

The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit was notified due to the seriousness of the injuries and possible loss of life.  MSP, PIPD and the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office remain in the area this evening and will continue with the investigation.  The crime scene is currently being processed by the State Police ERT.  

Although many schools and businesses were closed or locked down today, police are considering this an isolated incident and believe the victim and shooter(s) knew each other.  The public is asked to remain vigilant, but go about their normal daily routines.

Several witnesses have been identified and interviewed to this point.  Presque Isle PD and State Police have identified suspects in the shooting and issued warrants for their arrest.  

Police are seeking the public’s

Alexander
Jason Alexander, 44, white male, 5’9, 220, brown hair, blue eyes, last known address Blaine, ME.

assistance in locating Jomo White, 31, black male, 6’0, 220, black hair, brown eyes, last known address Atlanta, GA.  Mr. White may have shaved his head and/or beard to change his appearance.  
The second suspect is Jason Alexander, 44, white male, 5’9, 220, brown hair, blue eyes, last known address Blaine, ME.

Both men should be considered armed and dangerous.  If anyone sees either of these two men, please call the Maine State Police at 532-5400, Presque Isle PD at 764-4476, or Aroostook County CRIME STOPPERS at (800) 638-8477.  CRIME STOPPERS is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of these two suspects.  Anyone found to have aided either of these men in evading arrest will be subject to prosecution.
 

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