On December 05 2019, the Houlton Police Department (HPD) received a Law Enforcement bulletin reporting a Black 2018 Dodge Durango had been stolen from a car dealership in Newport, Maine by a Courtney M. Welton 59 of Weston and believed to be headed to Houlton to contact family. Further information indicated that the suspect may be in the possession of a firearm and had eluded another law enforcement agency earlier that afternoon.
On Saturday, November 30 2019, Officer Travis Smith of HPD attempted to stop a vehicle suspected of drug activity and other traffic violations. The suspect operator failed to stop and attempted to elude the officer. Officer Smith engaged in a brief pursuit east bound on Pleasant Street.
The St. Leonard RCMP are investigating the theft of an ATV in Riviere-Verte.