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Police Beat for Nov. 22

Oct. 12

11:53 a.m. – It was the Best of times, it was the worst of times.

University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) responded to a complaint of criminal mischief at Stodder Hall. Officers found a 34 male, sleeping in the first floor lounge along with broken ceiling tiles, liquor bottles and strewn furniture. The damage was estimated at around $40. Best, a former grad student, was summonsed for criminal mischief and banned from campus until May 2016.

Later that day, UMPD responded to an intoxication complaint at the Memorial Union. Best was found there, described as heavily intoxicated. He was arrested for trespassing and violating bail conditions and transported to Penobscot County Jail.

11:20 a.m. – Jacob’s folly

UMPD responded to a resident assistant (RA) report of an odor of marijuana in Somerset Hall. The officers knocked on the door of the room, and made contact with the resident. Officers saw a grinder, a pipe and a joint in plain view.

A first-year student, who was not cooperative with the officers, was summonsed for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. , also a first-year student, took ownership of the grinder in the room, and was summonsed for possession of paraphernalia. Both were referred to Judicial Affairs (JA).

Oct. 14

12:07 a.m. –  Clown car

UMPD conducted a traffic stop on campus. The officer smelled an odor of liquor emitting from the car and its passengers. During a search, the officer found two open bottles of vodka and an open bottle of malt liquor.

The driver, UMaine student, was summonsed for transportation of liquor by a minor. All four passengers, all students, were summonsed for possession of alcohol by a minor. One other passenger, also a student, was summonsed for possession of alcohol by a minor and violation of condition of release.

All seven were referred to JA.

4:47 p.m. – Fake blood is thicker than water

UMPD responded to a complaint of a suspicious substance found on the wall of the Somerset Hall stairwell. There a red stain on the wall, resembling blood spatter. The substance was tested by UMPD, and was found to be fake blood. Custodial services were called in to clean up the wall.

Oct. 16

2:04 a.m. – The Kennebec Crusher

UMPD responded to a report of criminal mischief at Kennebec Hall. Nearly $150 in damage was reported, including an exit sign and RA materials. Officers made contact with a student, who denied involvement initially. She later admitted the the damage, and agreed to pay for the damages. She was summonsed for criminal mischief and referred to JA.

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