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Police Beat for 3/26

March 11

7:25 p.m. On Sunday night, University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) responded to a call for a welfare check in Hilltop parking lot. Officers arrived on the scene to find an adult male dead in his car with the engine off. Officers called the medical examiner’s office to the site and are still investigating the incident. The identity of the deceased has not been released, and officers did not verify if he was a UMaine student. The cause of death remains unclear.


March 15

10:25 p.m. At the intersection of Pine Street in Orono, a 21-year-old female student made a left turn and subsequently hit the back end of a police vehicle. The female initially left the scene but stopped and was detained by the Orono Police Department (OPD). She admitted to hitting something, but was unaware it was a police car. Officer Wentworth administered a field sobriety test and arrested the female for driving under the influence. She took an intoxilyzer test and was brought to Penobscot County Jail. She received a court summons for operating under the influence (OUI).

March 18

12:10 a.m. Officer Dakota Dupuis of the Orono Police Department stopped a car on Park Street at the Old Town line. Police stopped a male, 22, of Old Town, for erratic driving and administered a field sobriety test. He was arrested, voluntarily took an intoxilyzer at the OPD station and received a summons for an OUI.

12:30 a.m. Orono Police Officer Christopher Gray followed a car driving down Main Street in Orono after suspecting it was going over the speed limit. Officer Gray stopped the car, found a male, 22, of Deer Isle, and suspected he was under the influence of alcohol. The male initially said he was coming from the OHOP bar and had nothing to drink. Officer Gray administered a field sobriety test after which he admitted to drinking earlier that night. He was arrested, taken to Bangor Police Department for an intoxilyzer test and deposed at Penobscot County Jail. He received a summons for an OUI and is scheduled to appear in court on April 19.

March 19

9:15 p.m. UMPD reported to the fourth floor of Knox Hall after receiving a call from an RA about a marijuana odor coming from the building. Officers traced the odor back to 19-year-old male resident. Upon request, he turned over cannabis and paraphernalia to officers. The resident received a summons for possession of marijuana.

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