Caribou Police Department

  • Agency: Caribou Police Department
  • Address: 25 High Street, Caribou, 04736 ME
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Caribou Police Department is located at 25 High Street, Caribou, 04736 ME. The Caribou Police Department phone number is (207)493-3301.

Caribou Police Department News

On Friday, October 19, 2018, Officer Keith Ouellette conducted a bail check on Nathan Morrow, 25 of Caribou at his residence with the help of Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, K-9 Donna and her handler Agent Kelly Cote of the US Border Patrol. Morrow was out on 2 separate bails and subject to search and testing. Found in the search was a number of pipes, needles, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, fentanyl and approximately 326 grams of crystal meth valued at $32,000. Morrow was charged with Class A AGGRAVATED TRAFFICKING IN SCHEDULE W DRUGS (methamphetamine), Class B UNLAWFUL TRAFFICKING OF SCHEDULE W DRUGS (fentanyl) and VIOLATION OF CONDITIONAL RELEASE. Morrow is being held without bail at the Aroostook County Jail. His court date is scheduled for December 6, 2018. Since August of this year, Caribou Police Officers, with the assistance of other local agencies, have seized approximately 685 grams of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $68,000. Tips and intel from the public are crucial to arresting and charging people who sell drugs and commit other crimes. If you see something or have info you’d like to share, please call us. We thank the citizens who have come forward with information relating to these arrests.

We're still accepting applications for this open position!

***Update: the dog has been returned to owner*** This poor boy was just found running down the Grimes Rd. He has a red harness and a black collar with bones on it. There are no ID tags. If he is yours or you know who’s it is, please contact us. Thank you!

****Dogs have been returned to owner. Thank you.****** These two were found on Water St. If they are yours they are currently at the station. If you know who’s they are please let us know.

UPDATE: the owner had been found! Help us find the owner of this dog! This boy was picked up on Sincock Street. Call 493-3301 if he's yours or if you know who he belongs to.

CONGRATULATIONS to Chief Michael Gahagan for receiving the Ethel N. Kelley Memorial Award presented by Maine Municipal Association for his dedication and service to municipal government for 45 years. This well deserved award was supported by local business owners, municipal officials and other police chiefs. Thank you for your continued service to the City of Caribou and the people of your community!

We are currently still seeking applicants for Full Time Police Officer. Applications can be found on our website or at Caribou Police Department 25 High St, Caribou, ME 04736 at the front desk. https://cariboupolicedepartment.org/

Found on the Fort Fairfield Road near Gaughan’s Barry Farm. Can we help find the owner?

ALICE Training was conducted at Caribou schools yesterday and today. Students are taught by law enforcement officers to ALERT, LOCKDOWN, INFORM, COUNTER and EVACUATE. This training is used nationwide and is an excellent model. Today's training was conducted by Caribou Police Officers Kevin St. Peter and Ricky Pelletier, Maine State Police Sergeants Jeff Clark and Josh Haines and Sergeant Matthew Cummings of the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office.

Honoring and remembering all that lost their lives this day 17 years ago. Never forget.

Owner is on their way. Thank you This dog was found on the West Presque Isle Road. We need help finding its owner.

DID YOU KNOW? Aroostook County law enforcement agencies participate in the Maine Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program and have since 2008. The EUDL Program gives agencies extra money to focus enforcement efforts on underage drinking related violations. A lot of underage drinking related violations have been a result of this grant money and we are appreciative of the support of DIRIGO SAFETY, LLC. More information about this program can be found here: https://dirigosafety.com/maine-eudl

Update: The owner of the dog has contacted us and the dog will be going home. Thank you for your help. This pup was found on Sincock Street and brought to us. Let’s help the dog find it owner.

Are you interested in getting into local, county or state Law Enforcement? The Law Enforcement Pre Service Course - Phase II will be offered at the University of Maine at Presque Isle in January. Classes will be 2 nights a week for 4 hours-this schedule should accomodate people who work or go to school!! If you are interested in attending this Phase II course, you must pass the ALERT test, Physical Fitness Test and Phase I (online training). Many departments in Aroostook County are looking for full and part time Officers. For more information about this course or the process to become certified, please contact UMPI at 768-9580.

Date: August 20, 2018 To: News Agencies From: Chief Michael Gahagan Re: Press Release On Saturday, August 18, 2018 at approximately 5:30pm, Officer Keith Ouellette initiated a traffic stop for an unregistered motor vehicle. Upon investigation, it was determined that Nathan Corbin, 26 of Caribou, had operated the vehicle and was under suspension. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 66 grams of crystal methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, cash and the vehicle itself, a 2002 BMW. Corbin was charged with Class A AGGRAVATED TRAFFICKING OF SCHEDULE W DRUGS and OPERATING AFTER SUSPENSION. Corbin is being held without bail until he can see a judge. His court date is scheduled for October 4, 2018.

Date: August 21, 2018 To: News Agencies From: Chief Michael Gahagan Re: Press Release On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at approximately 11:45am, Caribou Police Dispatch received a report of a serious motor vehicle accident on the Fort Road just beyond the East Presque Isle Road intersection. Officer responded to the scene along with Caribou Fire and Ambulance to what appeared to be a head on collision. Danielle Nichols, 29 of Caribou operating a 2003 Chevy Impala was traveling west on the Fort Road and collided with a 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander operated by Jeannette St. Pierre, 79 of Fort Fairfield, also a passenger in the vehicle was Albert St. Pierre, 81 also of Fort Fairfield. Victims were transported to Cary Medical Center with serious injuries, Albert St. Pierre and Danielle Nichols were life flighted to Eastern Maine Medical Center. Jeannette St. Pierre was admitted at Cary Medical Center. Cause of accident is under investigation by Officer Kegan McPherson and was reconstructed by Officer Kyle White of the Presque Isle Police Department. Caribou PD was also assisted by the Maine State Police.

Please always pay attention to the posted speed limit and obey it! This morning between 7:35 and 8:15am, Officer Kegan McPherson stopped 3 different vehicles for CRIMINAL SPEED on the Fort Road in Caribou. CRIMINAL SPEED is an arrestable offense and occurs when a person is operating a motor vehicle at 30 or more miles per hour over the posted speed limit. The vehicles Officer McPherson stopped this morning were all traveling at 80 miles per hour or more on the Fort Road. Don't forget that school has started and students are out and about. Please SLOW DOWN and drive safe!!!

We're HIRING! POLICE OFFICER The City of Caribou is accepting applications for a full time Police Officer. Applicant must have a high school diploma, 200-hour police course certificate and will be required to pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy prescribed physical aptitude test, oral examinations, physical and psychological examination and criminal background check including a polygraph examination. Applicant must hold a valid Maine driver’s license and have an excellent driving record. Any of the following would be a plus: Associate or Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice (education incentive offered), Academy Blue Pin or law enforcement experience. The Caribou Police Department operates on a 12-hour schedule-3 on/3 off and offers competitive wages with excellent health benefits. Retirement benefit includes 25-year Maine State Retirement with no minimum age. Overtime includes regular overtime and special details, including ATV patrols; Homeland Security patrols; Bureau of Highway Safety-seatbelt, OUI, speed and distracted driving patrols; underage drinking enforcement; and others. The City of Caribou is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are available at the Caribou Police Department or online at www.cariboumaine.org. For questions, please call 207-493-3301. Please submit application, resume and cover letter to: Chief Michael Gahagan Caribou Police Department 25 High Street Caribou, ME 04736

We are currently seeing ponding of water on roadways and heavy rainfall. Please use caution while driving and slow down.

Update: The owner has been located. Thank you FB friends. This little guy was found in the area of Limestone Street. Can we help find the pups home?

Update: The owner has been found. Thank you This dog was located on Teague Street. Can we help find its owner?

Press Release: On Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at approximately 4:40 am, Caribou Police dispatch received a 911 call of an accident on Route 1 in which the single occupant was out of the vehicle with injuries. Officer Kegan McPherson and Caribou Fire and Ambulance responded and found that Joseph Guimond, 21 of Connor Township was heading north and had drifted into the southbound land and off the roadway. Guimond hit a utility pole where the truck stopped. Guimond received multiple injuries and was able to get out of the vehicle, crawl to the road and get help. Guimond was wearing a seatbelt which probably saved his life. He was transported to Cary Medical Center for his injuries and was later transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center. The accident is still under investigation.