Nov. 30 – 5:51 p.m.
An unlocked bike was reported stolen from the bicycle rack outside Colvin Hall. The complainant estimated the value of the bike at $200. There are no suspects.
Dec. 1 – 8:15 p.m.
Officer James of the Orono Police Department (OPD) was driving on Main Street in Orono heading toward Veazie when she saw a car clearly exceeding the speed limit. She stopped the driver on the flat stretch of road in front of Leadbetter’s Super Stop. The driver said she was unaware of the speed limit, and Officer James informed her that she had clocked her in at 55 in a 25-mph zone. She was summoned for criminal speeding and given a court date of Jan. 10.
Dec. 1 – 9:55 p.m.
University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) officers responded to a complaint of a male having chest pains in Patch Hall. When they arrived, the male told them that he had eaten brownies containing narcotics. The University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC) drove the male to Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Dec. 2 – 12:10 a.m.
Sargent Barrieau of OPD was on patrol in downtown Orono when he stopped to check on a male who was stumbling on the side of the road, near the Circle K gas station. When Barrieau approached, he recognized the male as someone who he had arrested for operating under the influence a few months prior. As part of the bail conditions, he was not supposed to consume alcohol. Barrieau believed beyond a reasonable doubt that the male’s behavior indicated he was drunk, and he was told to come to the police station for an intoxication test, which he refused. The male was arrested and given a Jan. 10 court date.
Dec. 3 – 8:44 p.m.
Officers received a complaint of vandalism from someone who said their car had been damaged when they left it in the south parking lot of York Hall over Thanksgiving break. The complainant said that his car had been parked incorrectly and in response someone had carved a penis into the rear driver side door, broken the driver side mirror and kicked in the rear right quarter panel. The vandal, or vandals, also left aggressive, obscenity-ridden notes on the vehicle. The complainant estimated the damages to his car at roughly $1,500.
Dec. 3 – 10:10 p.m.
A UMPD officer was doing a property check in Cumberland Hall when he was approached by a female who said she had received an odd fax on her printer. The student showed the officer the print, which appeared to be some sort of advertisement with racially insensitive messages. There are no suspects.
Dec. 5, 1:53pm
A hunting stand was stolen from the bed of a truck parked in the Hilltop parking lot some sometime between Dec. 4 and 5. According to the complainant, the stand is worth $200.
Dec. 5 – 2 p.m.
OPD Officer Christopher Gray was driving on Forest Ave. in the direction of Pushaw Lake, where the speed limit is 25 mph, when he saw a car going over the speed limit. He checked his radar which indicated 57. Officer Gray stopped the car and summoned the driver who said he thought he was going about 55 mph. The driver had a Jan. 10 court date.