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Police Beat: Oct. 29, 2012

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A University of Maine Police officer reported a traffic offense on Belgrade Road at 12:13 a.m. Oct. 21. The driver, Daniel Vazmis, 20, was stopped for driving with a headlight out. The officer smelled alcohol in the vehicle and conducted a field sobriety test, which Vazmis failed. Vazmis’ blood alcohol content was measured at 0.15. Vazmis was arrested and transported to Penobscot County Jail.

Dank dorm

UMPD received a report of criminal mischief on the third floor of Knox Hall at 8:36 p.m. Oct. 24.Upon investigation, a trash can full of water was leaned against a door, which flooded into the room when the door was opened. The victim’s laptop, valued at $1,500, was on the floor and destroyed by the water. There are currently no suspects.

Slash and dash

UMPD received a report of criminal mischief at the Phi Eta Kappa house at 8:12 a.m. Oct. 20. Cars parked outside had their tires slashed, four tires in total, sometime between 6 p.m. Oct. 19 and 8 a.m. Oct. 20. The cost of damage is estimated at $1,400. There are currently no suspects.

Malty misdeed

UMPD received a report of criminal mischief at Wingate Hall at 7:39 a.m. Oct. 19. A window on the east side of the building was broken, and an unopened can of beer was found on the floor inside. The cost of damage is estimated at $300. There are currently no suspects.

BMX burglary

UMPD received a report of theft at the Memorial Union at 2:25 p.m. Oct. 24. A BMX-style bicycle was locked to a bike rack outside the building but was missing when it’s owner returned to retrieve it. The bicycle is valued at $150. There are currently no suspects.

L.L. lifted

UMPD received a report of theft at the Memorial Union at 11:16 a.m. Oct. 23. An L.L. Bean backpack was left in the Union by its owner and was missing when he returned to retrieve it. The backpack is valued at $40.

Dope driving

A UMPD officer reported a traffic offense on Rangeley Road at 1:47 a.m. Oct. 20. The driver, Amin Osman, 18, was stopped for driving with a headlight out. The officer smelled an odor of marijuana, searched the vehicle and found a small amount of marijuana. Osman was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

Busted with brews

UMPD received a report of an alcohol offense on the second floor of Somerset Hall at 11:47 p.m. Oct. 19. A male student, 19, was found to possess four 12-ounce cans of Bud Light and was referred to Judicial Affairs.

Fight and flight

UMPD received a report of a fight on College Avenue, near the Phi Kappa Sigma house, at 10:37 p.m. Oct. 20. Attendants of competing parties got into a fistfight. All involved dispersed when officers arrived. No charges or arrests were made.