* One man was arrested following a domestic dispute in Aroostook Hall Monday evening. Public Safety received a call that an altercation was taking place between a woman and a man at 11:54 p.m. An officer spoke to several witnesses and discovered that the female victim had left the building. The officer also found that both individuals involved in the dispute had previously dated and were fighting over a matter relating to their relationship. The officer identified the man involved as Walter Connelly, 22, of Orono. Connelly had apparently pushed the victim up against a wall outside his dormitory room. Connelly was arrested and charged with domestic assault. Public Safety officers later found the woman, who had minor injuries but refused medical treatment.
* A 20-year-old man was picked up by Public Safety for operating under the influence after being spotted driving erratically on campus. An officer near the Stewart Quad called for backup when he spotted a black Volkswagen Jetta driving on sidewalks at midnight on Saturday. When asked why he was driving on sidewalks, the driver, who smelled of alcohol, said he wasn’t a student and was unfamiliar with the setup of the area. The officer then asked the driver, Matthew Milsap, of Orono, if he had been drinking. Milsap told the officers he had only had a couple of beers. Milsap passed a field sobriety test and was taken to perform a Breathalyzer test, which indicated alcohol in his system at a level lower than .08 percent. Milsap was referred to the Department of Motor Vehicles, where his driver’s license may be suspended as he is under the legal drinking age.
* A woman was issued a summons Saturday after being stopped for speeding in a vehicle that had not been registered for more than a year. A vehicle traveling on Rangeley Road was stopped by a Public Safety officer at 6:38 p.m. The vehicle, according to radar, was traveling 35 mph in a 25 mph zone. When the car was pulled over, the officer noticed that the last time the vehicle was registered was 2002. The driver, Carrol Schumacher, 38, of Orono, was unable to produce an up-to-date registration and current insurance papers. Schumacher was summonsed for operating an unregistered vehicle.
* An incident reported in last Thursday’s police beat involving a non-student and several students engaged in a physical alteration near Stewart Quad at 2:30 p.m., Jan. 17. remains under investigation. Police ask that anyone with information about the incident call Public Safety at 581-4040.