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Police Beat for Sept. 17

9/6 – 11 p.m.

During the first weekend of school, a 20-year-old male was arrested for furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol. When Officer Courtney James went to check on the apartment on Sept. 6, she noticed another party forming. The individual was summoned for violating his bail conditions—not being able to use or possess alcohol—and given a court date of Oct. 11.

9/7 – 12:00 a.m.

Sergeant Cameron Barrieau of the Orono Police Department (OPD) was making a rounds on Park Street in Orono, near All Town Market. As Sargent Barrieau drove by Orchard Trails Drive, he observed a group of females near the white fence that delineates the property. One of the women had a phone in her hand, recording as another kicked out a section of the fence. The group was stopped and the kicker summoned for criminal mischief.

9/7 – 1:15 am.

Knox Hall resident assistant staff called in a complaint of a non-student refusing to leave the building. The individual was intoxicated and had alcohol in his possession. Officers served him a written trespass notice barring him from entering the building until June 2019.

9/7 – 9:40 p.m.

In the University of Maine facilities building parking lot, a 21-year-old male was stopped in his car for a broken headlight. The license the individual produced was suspended and he was issued a summons for operating under suspension. A friend came and took his car away. His court date is Oct. 11.

9/7 – 11:55 p.m.

Officers responded to the third floor of Penobscot Hall for a medical complaint. They found an unconscious female in a stall of the third-floor men’s restroom, her eyes bloodshot and her speech slurred. University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC) was called and the woman was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital.

9/8 – 8:15 a.m.

Early Saturday morning, a man was seen stealing food items from the Memorial Union. Officers responded to the scene but by the time they arrived the suspect had fled. Shortly after, officers discovered a 26-year-old male near the university president’s house on Schoodic Road. The man was already known to officers for other offenses, and had an existing trespass notice for UMaine property. Officers notified him that he was under arrest, and upon hearing this he became violent. One officer sustained minor injuries in the process of the arrest. As of Thursday he was still in jail.

9/8 – 11:45 p.m.

In the late hours of Sept. 8, Officers Cameron Barrieau and Daniel Merrill of OPD were flagged by a passerby on Park Street. The witness said that she had observed an automobile collision near The Avenue apartment complex. She provided a description of the car and a plate number. With this information, officers were able to find the damaged car near Estabrooke Hall. The 21-year-old driver claimed he was on the way to pick up some friends. Officers noted that he was visibly intoxicated, unable to form coherent sentences and a field sobriety test was issued. The man admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the night and was subsequently arrested.

9/9 – 12:51 a.m.

An 18-year-old female was referred to the Student Conduct Committee for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor when she attempted to conceal a bottle of vodka from patrolling officers on the second floor of Knox Hall.

9/9 – 1:15 a.m.

In the early hours of Sept. 9, officers responded to a medical complaint at the Orchard Trails apartment complex. A 22-year-old male was passed out in the wooded area between the apartments and Aroma Joe’s coffee shop. The man was unwilling to provide his address or the name of a friend who could pick him up. He became aggressive when officers determined he needed to go to the hospital and he shoved a paramedic. He was immediately restrained and arrested for disorderly conduct. Later, after being booked in jail, the man was also charged with refusing to sign his summons. His court date is on Oct. 11.

9/9 – 3:30 p.m.

A stolen bike was reported in the mid-afternoon. Officers believe the thief used bolt cutters to break the lock. There are no suspects.

9/9 – 9:13 p.m.

A $1,000 bike was stolen between the hours of 11 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 9:13 p.m. Sept. 9 from a bike rack near Fogler Library. It is likely that bolt cutters were used to break the lock. There are no suspects.

9/11 – 10:53 p.m.

Officers responded to a report of a woman vomiting in the first-floor women’s restroom in the west wing of Knox Hall. UVAC was called and cleared the individual. She was referred to Student Conduct Committee for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor.

9/12 – 11:35 p.m.

As Officer Peter Wentworth drove into the Washburn housing complex late Wednesday night, he was almost hit by a car driven by a 19-year-old male. Officer Wentworth immediately stopped the car. The man inside admitted to having a few drinks and failed a field sobriety test. He was arrested and brought back to the station where he blew over two times the legal limit. He has a court date of Oct. 18 for charges of operating under the influence, operating without a license and driving to endanger.

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