Feb. 8 – 12:35 a.m.
Officer Gray of Orono Police Department (OPD) saw a vehicle parked and running in a handicap parking spot at the Avenue Apartment Complex. Gray talked to the driver and discovered that he had a suspended license and bail conditions, which prompted Gray to call a tow company and search the vehicle. The search turned up what officers believed to be marijuana and cocaine, in addition to $2,100 in cash. The driver was arrested and taken to jail, where officials discovered that he still had drugs on him. He was charged with operating after suspension, violation of conditional release, possession of scheduled W drugs (cocaine), trafficking in prison contraband, trafficking schedule Z drugs (marijuana) and falsifying physical evidence. His court date is March 21.
Feb 8 – 10:27 p.m.
University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) officers responded to Oak Hall, where someone had forcibly removed the wall-mounted sanitizer from a bathroom and poured it all over a stairwell, causing $50 in damage.
Feb. 9 – 12:43 a.m.
Officer Oko of OPD saw a male stumbling toward his car in the Avenue Apartment Complex. Oko approached the man, who then took off into the woods trying to hide. Oko did not pursue the male but drove around the complex and eventually circled back to the man’s car, where he saw the man get into the car and take off speeding down Washburn Avenue. Officer Oko stopped the car and conducted a field sobriety test which the man failed. He was arrested and given a March 21 court date.
Feb. 9 – 1:55 a.m.
UMPD officers received a complaint of criminal mischief from the Beta House. When they arrived, they talked to a resident who said that a ground-level window had been broken, likely from a kick from the outside. Damage is estimated at $100.
Feb 9 – 2:03 a.m.
Officer Gray of OPD responded to a noise complaint from building 1800 of the Avenue Apartment Complex. Gray talked to the tenants, including a female who he then discovered had an arrest warrant for unpaid fines totaling $200 from a previous conviction of operating under the influence. The woman was then arrested.
Feb. 10 – 1:27 a.m.
Officer Angelo of OPD stopped a car being driven erratically in Orono. The female driver admitted to having some drinks before failing a field sobriety test. She was arrested for operating under the influence and given a March 21 court date.
Feb. 10 – 8:48 a.m.
UMPD officers received a complaint of a vehicle left running in the Hauck traffic circle used by busses near the Memorial Union. They arrived and found a non-student passed out in the car. The man had bloodshot eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol. He was transported to Penobscot County Jail where he failed an intoxication test, blowing a .09 blood alcohol concentration, and was subsequently summoned and released. The man said that he had been at a party off campus.
Feb. 10 – 2:23 p.m.
Someone reported that while a youth hockey team was using locker room C at Alfond Arena, someone broke in through an unlocked door and stole $150. There are no suspects.
Feb 10 – 9:57 p.m.
UMPD officers responded to a complaint of underage drinking on the third floor of Patch Hall. When they arrived, they talked to a man who was drunk and had a bottle of alcohol in his hand. The man was very uncooperative with officers and was subsequently summoned, given a trespass notice for Patch Hall and referred to the Student Conduct Committee.
Feb. 10 – 11:04 p.m.
A UMPD officer parked in the Deering Lot noticed a man in the car in front of him open the car window and pour the water out of a bong. The officer summoned the man for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 13 – 1:22 a.m.
A non-student was stopped on campus for driving without his headlights on. The UMPD officer could smell marijuana in the car, and with a search the officer found a pipe, two mason jars full of marijuana and rolling papers. The man was summoned for the possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, and given a criminal trespass notice until the end of May.
Feb. 13 – 9:15 p.m.
UMPD officers responded to the New Balance Student Recreation Center for a complaint of theft. They talked to a man who said his $180 L.L. Bean boots had been stolen from the men’s locker room. There are no suspects.
Feb. 14 – 10:59 p.m.
A UMPD officer on patrol on the fourth floor of Gannett Hall smelled marijuana coming from one of the rooms. He knocked on the door and talked to the resident, a first-year student, who was cooperative and handed over what he had: two mason jars and a small bag full of marijuana, rolling papers, a digital scale, a box with 100 empty sandwich bags and a small safe. The student was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 15 – 1:28 a.m.
UMPD officers were called to the a second floor men’s bathroom in Gannet Hall for a complaint of a severely intoxicated male. University Volunteer Ambulance Corps was called and the male, 18, was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor. The man’s friends said that he had drunk at least 10 beers and some rum.