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Police Beat for April 24

IMG_8137April 14

10:54 p.m. – Hostile in nature

University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) responded to a reported odor of marijuana in Gannett Hall. Upon arrival, officers reported that the students were angry and uncooperative, being “hostile in nature” to resident assistants (RA). Though officers could smell marijuana in the room, the residents denied entry and were referred to Judicial Affairs (JA).

April 15

10:34 p.m. – When I say Mali, you say Bu.

UMPD responded to a report of underaged drinking in Cumberland Hall. Officers made contact with all of those involved, stating that “everyone was nice”, “very cooperative” and “compliant.” The liquor, a bottle of Malibu, was disposed of in the bathroom sink. All six involved were referred to JA.

April 16

1:29 p.m. – Get out of Gannett

UMPD responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at Gannett Hall. Officers were told that a non-student, showed up to a resident’s room uninvited. He was asked to leave, but he did not leave. When officers found him, he had a small amount of weed in his possession.

Nigro was issued a harassment notice, a trespassing notice and a summons for possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

April 17

12:41 a.m. – Dumpster dive

UMPD and University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC) responded to an intoxication person complaint at Gannett hall. An RA was disposing of garbage into a nearby dumpster when they observed someone on the ground showing signs of intoxication. The subject was compliant and respectful, according to UMPD. UVAC cleared the individual and she was referred to JA.

3:44 p.m. – Doo your worst

UMPD responded to a disorderly conduct complaint, referencing feces smeared on the door handle of a room in Somerset Hall. The victim of the smearing said that it is an ongoing incident that started over a group chat. UMPD’s Keith Mercier said there is a suspect, although the consequences will be almost unprecedented.

“More than likely, it will be a referral,” Mercier said of the incident. “But, it wouldn’t be criminal mischief because this is no damage.”

April 20

9:31 p.m. – Denial despair

UMPD responded to a reported odor of marijuana in Hancock Hall. Officers traced the odor to the room of a 20-year-old student. The student took full responsibility for the odor, handing over a plastic bag of weed, a bong made from a Canadian Mist bottle, another pipe and some rolling papers. The student then denied a search of her room.

The student was summonsed for possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. She was also referred to JA.

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