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Police Beat

Night of 8/25 – 8/26

During the night, someone wrote hateful messages on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Memorial Plaza near the Memorial Union. The unknown vandal wrote in black spray paint: “Rest in p**s McCain. No more Nazis. F**k ICE.” The graffiti was removed by staff and the damages were estimated at $150. The university is offering a $1,000 reward for information identifying potential suspects.

8/31 – 11:56 p.m.

University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) reported to Androscoggin Hall after receiving a call from resident assistants (RA) on the third floor requesting help for an intoxicated resident vomiting in the women’s bathroom. University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC) was called and determined the first-year student was not in need of medical assistance. She was escorted to her room and referred to the Student Conduct Committee.

9/2 – 12:45 a.m.

A first-year male student was referred to the Student Conduct Committee for underage drinking. Officers responded late in the night to a report of a drunk individual vomiting in Gannett Hall’s third-floor bathroom. The student claimed he had consumed alcohol at a fraternity rush event. UVAC was called but determined that transport to medical facilities was not necessary.

9/2 – 5 a.m.

Orono Police Department (OPD) arrested a 21-year-old for operating under the influence. Officer James was on patrol in the early morning when she saw a black jeep pulling out of a parking stall at the Circle K gas station in Orono. The car was stopped for not having its lights on. The driver claimed he was sober and driving his intoxicated friend home. Later, he admitted to consuming drinks earlier in the night and a field sobriety test was issued. He didn’t pass and was arrested and given a court date on Oct. 4.

9/2 – 10:13 p.m.

Officers were called to Somerset Hall for a report of criminal mischief. Upon arriving, officers saw that an unknown individual had drawn on the wall with permanent marker. Residence hall staff cleaned the drawings. There are no suspects at this time.


UMPD responded to complaints of two intoxicated males harassing students outside of Somerset Hall. Officers arrived to find two males, an 18-year-old of Orrington, ME, and a 19-year-old. The women who made the complaints alleged the males made aggressive sexual comments and grabbed them. One of aggressors was issued a summons for possession of liquor by a minor, criminal threatening and assault. The other was served a trespass notice and is no longer allowed on UMaine property.

9/3 – 1:20 a.m.

RAs complained of a shirtless, intoxicated male in Cumberland Hall. By the time officers arrived at the scene, the suspect had fled. An 18-year-old male was later found on Sebago Road in Orono, visibly drunk and bothering other students. UVAC was called but cleared the young man without transport. He was summoned for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor.

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