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Police Beat 3/5


Feb. 24

12:13 a.m. – University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) reported to Androscoggin Hall after receiving a call with a complaint of criminal mischief. Officers found a 19-year-old male student in consumption of alcohol. Schmitt was summoned for possession of a usable amount of marijuana, sale and use of drug paraphernalia.


4:15 a.m. – The Orono Police Department (OPD) responded to a call Saturday morning at Orchard Trails Apartments (OT) after a complaint that a car had driven off the road. OPD found a vehicle belonging to 20-year-old female student of Mt. Vernon, parked on the lawn of the community center in OT. The student was charged with failure to report an accident by the quickest means and is scheduled to appear in court on March 22.


4:55 a.m. – Old Town Police responded to a complaint on Saturday morning of an incident that occurred on the corner of Godfrey Drive and Bennoch Road in Orono. Police found a white sedan that ran over the curb and was parked in a snowbank. A twenty-year-old male student was found unconscious behind the wheel. Officers performed a field sobriety test, called an ambulance and medically evaluated the student. He was taken to the Orono Police Station and took an intoxilyzer test. OPD reported The male’s blood alcohol level was over twice the legal limit. The male was charged with operating under the influence and was summoned to appear in court.


11:28 p.m.- Officers observed a motor vehicle violation near Munson Road on College Avenue.  UMPD stopped the vehicle and administered a field sobriety test after suspecting the driver was under the influence of alcohol. A twenty-year-old male student was placed under arrest and voluntarily took a blood alcohol test. Results showed he was over the legal limit of consumption while under the age of 21. The student was arrested and received a summons for operating under the influence and was later released on his own recognizance.


Feb 25

12:11 a.m. – UMPD arrived at Gannett Hall following a report of marijuana. An18-year-old male student, was summoned for possession and use of cannabis. Another male student,19, received a summons for possession of a usable amount of marijuana.


1:24 a.m. – Officers reported to an incident in Gannett Hall. UMPD reported a 19-year-old male student was under the influence of alcohol and was given a warning for disorderly conduct. The male received a summons for possession of alcohol by a minor.


Feb. 26

7:15 p.m. – UMPD officers responded to a call at Androscoggin Hall regarding marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Officers found an 18-year-old female student with alcohol, marijuana and paraphernalia. The student received a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia.


2:50 p.m. Orono Fire Dept. and UMPD responded to a call about a strange odor at Hancock Hall. Upon investigation, officers found marijuana smoke and a 20-year-old male student in possession of cannabis without a medical card. The resident received a summons for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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