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Police Beat: Feb. 18, 2013

Let there be light

The University of Maine Police Department received a report of burglary at the Oceanographic Operations building at 2:45 p.m. Feb. 10. Staff in the building noticed a large rock and broken glass on the floor near a window on the southwest side of the building. Three solar powered lights used in weather buoys were recovered at the scene, but four were not found. The lights are valued at $550 each.

There are currently no suspects. Anybody with information about the burglary is asked to call UMPD at 207-581-4040 or submit an anonymous report using Campus Eyes at umaine.edu/police/campus-eyes.

Three’s a crowd, 11’s a party

A UMPD officer reported an alcohol offense on the second floor of Cumberland Hall at 8:39 p.m. Feb. 9. An officer on foot patrol heard loud noise and yelling coming from a room on the second floor. The officer made contact with the occupants, who admitted to consuming alcohol. The officer confiscated 15 cans of beer, as well as containers of wine, vodka, tequila and Jagermeister.

Michael Geissler and Matthew Soucy, both 18, were charged with furnishing liquor to a minor. Tyler Lacadie, 19; Nicholas Bickford, 18; Alyssa Benjamin, 18; Lyndsay Weese, 18; Derek Conners, 19; Karissa Keating, 18; Kimberly Gordon, 18; Meghan Fitzgerald, 19; and Shannon Fitzpatrick, 18, were charged with illegal possession of alcohol by a minor.

Four score and seven beers ago

UMPD received a report of an alcohol offense on the first floor of Androscoggin Hall at 9:17 p.m. Feb. 8. Officers responded to a room on the first floor of Androscoggin Hall and made contact with the occupants. Cassandra Allard, 18; Jeffrey Switucha, 18; Zachary Boucher, 18; and Alexander Huber, 20, admitted to having drank rum. Containers of beer and vodka were found in the room. The four students were summonsed for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor.

Stash your stash

UMPD received a report of a drug offense on the fourth floor of Cumberland Hall at 8:03 p.m. Feb. 9. Officers were dispatched and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from a specific room. Officers made contact with the occupant, Haley Baxter, 19, and were let into the room. A bag containing marijuana was in plain view on a desk in the room. Baxter was summonsed for illegal possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

Shoes blues

UMPD received a report of theft at the New Balance Student Recreation Center at 6:20 p.m. Feb. 12. A pair of black and white, size 10.5 men’s Nike sneakers were taken from the men’s locker room. The shoes are valued at $60. There are currently no suspects.

Elevator down

UMPD received a report of students trapped in an elevator in Gannett Hall at 11:07 p.m. Feb. 13. The Orono Fire Department responded and extracted ten students from the elevator. The students were referred to Judicial Affairs for overloading an elevator.