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Police Beat for April 16

April 5

12:52 a.m. – The Orono Police Department (OPD) issued a summons to 18-year-old male on Thursday morning on a civil charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia. Officer Wentworth stopped a vehicle on College Avenue for a traffic infraction. The male was a passenger in the car. Upon searching the car, Officer Wentworth found drug paraphernalia and marijuana residue. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 10.

10:30 p.m. – A male, 20, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after the University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) performed a property check on the third floor of York Hall and found marijuana paraphernalia. He had no medical marijuana card, received a summons and is scheduled to appear in court on May 17.

April 6

4 p.m. – Officers Oko and Dupuis stopped a car belonging to 20-year-old student on Park Street for an expired inspection sticker. Officers smelled marijuana from the car, and found a bong in the back seat. The student did not have a medical marijuana card. OPD searched the vehicle and found cannabis and other evidence of paraphernalia inside. The student claimed to not smoke marijuana, according to OPD, but was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and was given a court date of May 10.


11:50 p.m. – On a routine patrol, Officer Angelo noted a large gathering forming at 2 Crosby St. in Orono. Angelo attempted to talk to partygoers who were underage, and tried to break up the party. OPD estimated that over half of the people present were under 21. Officers Gray and Angelo stopped the party and asked everyone to vacate the premise. OPD received noise complaints from the neighbors regarding the parties twice before. They also warned the tenants about the size of the gatherings on two separate occasions previously. Three of the residents, ages 22,  22, and 21, each received a summons for furnishing a place for minors to drink alcohol.

April 7

10:18 p.m. – UMPD responded to a complaint from a resident assistant (RA) in Cumberland Hall about a report of a marijuana odor. Officers questioned the 18-year-old male resident, and later searched the room. UMPD found cannabis and paraphernalia in his dorm room. The male was issued a summons for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

April 8

1:05 a.m. – On Saturday night, UMPD officers charged a 22-year-old male with furnishing a schedule Z drug, marijuana. He reportedly gave a young woman an edible in the form of a brownie, to which she had an adverse reaction. The woman was transported by UVAC and later released. The male received a summons and will appear in court on May 17.

10 a.m. – A male subject called the Orono Police Dept. around 10 a.m. to report an assault that happened earlier in the morning. Officers went to the subject’s apartment in Orchard Trails to follow up. The subject said he found a male, 19, in his apartment when he returned home. The male was intoxicated and before leaving, and punched the victim in the side of the head. Officers noted a mark on the side of the victim’s head the next morning. The suspect was charged with assault and is scheduled to appear in court on May 10.

April 9

9:10 p.m. – An RA called UMPD to the fourth floor of Cumberland Hall after smelling marijuana in the building. Officers found a 19-year-old male first-year student in possession of drug paraphernalia. The student received a summons and will appear in court on May 17.

April 10

3:44 p.m. – UMPD responded to a call at the Steam Plant parking lot. A male student’s car was keyed sometime during the day and the vandal reportedly caused up to $300 in damages. There are no suspects at this time.

6:12 p.m. – UMPD officers responded to a call from the Donald P. Corbett building on campus from a professor about a verbal altercation during class. UMPD witnessed two students arguing over a photo of a fake ID that belonged to a young woman in the class. A nineteen-year-old female student admitted to having the fake ID, which was confiscated by UMPD. She was changed with possession of false identification, and is scheduled to appear in court on May 17.

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