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Police Beat for Jan. 31

Jan. 21

8:55 p.m. – San Diego Padres

University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) officers responded to a resident assistant (RA) complaint of underage drinking at Cumberland Hall. Upon arrival, a student answered the door. The officer saw beer and marijuana in plain sight. On entering the room, the officer saw two non-students, along with a bottle of Captain Morgan’s rum. A non-student, a member of the United States Air Force, stationed in San Diego, was summonsed for sale and use of drug paraphernalia. Both non-students were given trespassing warnings.

Jan. 22

11:13 p.m. – Polite party posse

UMPD officers responded to an RA report of underage drinking in Gannett Hall. Officers found seven subjects in the room, one being a first-year student. All seven were underage and handed over two bottles of vodka. Despite being “highly cooperative,” the student was summonsed for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor (IPAM). Six additional individuals were also summonsed for IPAM.

Jan. 23

12:07 a.m. – House of wax

A Penobscot Hall RA reported the smell of marijuana to UMPD. When the officers arrived, they contacted a first-year student. The student admitted to smoking marijuana and relinquished a pipe with residue from a wax dab, as well as a butane torch. The student was summonsed for possession of drug paraphernalia and referred to Judicial Affairs.

Jan. 25

4:44 p.m. – Money laundering

UMPD responded to a reported theft at Knox Hall. A student said that someone stole their MaineCard and used it to make purchases at Hilltop Market and in the Knox Hall laundry room. Cameras at each setting produced supporting evidence. Officers made contact with a student, who was seen on surveillance video, who admitted to the theft. The student was summonsed for theft.

Jan. 26

11:37 p.m. – No flex zone

UMPD responded to an RA report of an odor of marijuana at Somerset hall. Officers made contact with a first-year student, one of the room’s residents. He admitted to smoking marijuana, and turned over a Nalgene water bottle with marijuana in it and a pipe. The student was summonsed for possession of drug paraphernalia.  

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