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Police Beat for April 2

March 23

10:20 p.m. University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) officers were conducting a routine foot patrol on the third floor of York Hall when they witnessed a female exiting a room with a water bottle filled with a red liquid. Upon seeing the officers, she turned around but was stopped and questioned. Officers were led to 19-year-old female’s room where she admitted to drinking and voluntarily gave up her liquor to UMPD. She received a summons and a referral to student conduct.

12:50 a.m. Sargeant Lajoie and Officer Morse of the Orono Police Department (OPD) were stationed on Pine Street behind the Bear Brew parking lot in Orono when they observed a fight unfold. A 23-year-old male was actively fighting a crowd that formed outside and was quickly separated by OPD. The male broke away from officers and attempted to strike the crowd again but was detained by Officer Morse. After the male tried to break free again, both Officer Morse and Sargeant Lajoie physically put the male on the ground and handcuffed him. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and subsequently taken to Penobscot County Jail.

March 24

10:50 p.m. – A UMPD officer stopped a car belonging to 18-year-old male on Long Road on campus for a traffic violation. The officer reported a strong odor of marijuana and searched the vehicle. The male received a warning for the violation and possession of alcohol as well as a summons for possession of paraphernalia.

12:50 a.m. OPD received a call from a resident at The Reserve in Orono, requesting for officers to remove an ex-girlfriend from the apartment. Officers responded, removed a 21-year-old female from the building and drove her home. Officers did not initially charge the woman, but gave her a warning. She later returned to the apartment and officers received a second complaint at 1:35 a.m. OPD placed her under arrest for criminal trespass and took her to Penobscot County Jail. She is scheduled to appear in court on May 10.

2:05 a.m. Officer Gray of OPD stopped a vehicle for a defect at The Avenue in Orono. A male, 24, admitted to drinking earlier that night and was administered a field sobriety test. He was arrested and brought to OPD station, but refused to take an intoxilyzer. He received a summons for OUI refusal and is scheduled to appear in court on May 10.

2:10 a.m. – UMPD responded to a call from an RA about a marijuana smell on the second floor of York Hall. Officers found 18-year-old male resident with marijuana and alcohol in his possession. Officers confiscated the alcohol and cannabis from the resident and issued a summons for possession of marijuana, alcohol and drug paraphernalia by a minor.

1:36 a.m. – UMPD officers were dispatched to Knox Hall after receiving a call about an intoxicated man vomiting on the second floor. The man, who was not a student, was evaluated and brought to EMMC to be treated for intoxication. He received a criminal trespass notice not to return to campus until May 15.

1:50 a.m. – UMPD officers responded to call about a male student vomiting in the men’s bathroom on the fourth floor in Androscoggin Hall. The Fire Department responded, and the student was evaluated but was not transported for further treatment. Another first-year student who accompanied him also admitted to drinking. Both students received a referral for possession of alcohol.

March 25

1:22 a.m. – UMPD responded to an incident at York Hall on Sunday night after reports that a door had been shattered at the entrance. Officers identified a male resident, 18, from video surveillance. The resident admitted to breaking the door and glass, and received a summons for criminal mischief.

2:10 a.m. –  An officer conducting rounds on the second floor of York Hall observed a student holding a bottle of beer. UMPD searched 19-year-old male resident and found marijuana and a grinder. He was referred to student conduct and also received a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia.

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