Oct. 19 – 1 a.m.
Officer Gray of Orono Police Department (OPD) was parked in the Circle K gas station parking lot when he saw a car pull in and immediately drive back onto the road. Officer Gray stopped the vehicle in the parking lot of the University Inn for a moving violation. The driver admitted he did not have proper documentation. He was summoned for operating without a license and given a Dec. 6 court date.
Oct. 19 – 5:30 a.m.
OPD received a complaint in the early hours of Oct. 19 about an erratic driver near the Kelly Road and Main Street intersection in Orono. Officer Gray responded and stopped the vehicle driven by a 61-year-old man. The car smelled of alcohol, which in combination with the erratic driving prompted Officer Gray to ask how much the driver had to drink. He eventually admitted that he had “a rum and coke” at dinner the night before. Not believing this story completely, Officer Gray conducted a roadside sobriety test for the driver, which he failed. He was arrested and given a Dec. 6 court date.
Oct. 20 – 1:40 a.m.
Security personnel at the Orchard Trails apartment complex called OPD to report that a male had just thrown himself through the fence on the property. When security talked to the male, he denied running through the fence despite doing it in plain view of the security team. A friend of the man had also recorded a video of the incident on Snapchat which officers obtained. The man was summoned for criminal mischief and given a Dec. 6 court date.
Oct. 21 – 1:42 a.m.
A University of Maine Police Department officer was leaving a residence hall on campus when he heard males shouting down the hall. He approached and found two males stuck in an elevator that was not functioning. Orono Fire Department (OFD) was called and got the men out of the broken elevator without issue.
Oct. 21 – 1:55 a.m.
Officers were called to the second floor of Androscoggin Hall where a woman was throwing up in the second-floor women’s bathroom. The female was evaluated by OFD but not driven to a medical facility. As she was a guest in the building, the woman was issued a 48-hour trespass notice for the dorm.
Oct. 21 – 2:55 a.m.
Officers were called to a fight in progress at the Knox Hall parking lot. When they arrived they found a male with his shirt ripped off who claimed that someone had tried to “jump” him. The male did not give officers information on the assailant and did not want to press charges.
Oct. 22 – 4:10 p.m.
A person called to complain that their bike had been stolen sometime after Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. The bike had been locked to a bicycle rack near the Class of 1944 Hall. It was valued at $220.