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Police Beat for Oct. 1

Sept. 22 – 1:00 a.m.

Officers responded to The Avenue apartment complex for a security complaint. Near a building in a rural section of the complex, a security guard saw a car pull into a parking stall but no individuals left the car. The guard approached the car and found a man and a woman engaging in intimate relations inside. The guard interrupted the two individuals and noticed that the man who had driven the car was visibly intoxicated. The guard called the Orono Police Department because the man had been drinking and driving. Officer Dupuis arrived and confirmed that the individual was indeed drunk. The man claimed he only drove a short ways to get to a more secluded part of The Avenue. He was arrested for operating under the influence after failing a field sobriety test. While taking inventory of the car, Sargent Barrieau found marijuana paraphernalia and two fake IDs. The man was also charged for these offenses as well and was given a court date of Nov. 8.

Sept. 22 – 11:30 p.m.

Officer were called by the security company contracted by the Orchard Trails apartment complex. The complaint alleged that a female was walking down the road with a male carrying a vinyl piece of the Orchard Trails fence. Officer Gray caught up to the female, who said she was walking and stumbled upon the piece of fence and decided to take it as a souvenir. She was charged with theft as well as illegal possession of alcohol by a minor for the two cans of beer she was carrying. She was summoned for a Nov. 8 court date and the piece of fence was returned to security.

Sept. 23 – 1:17 a.m.

Resident assistants found an 18-year-old male passed out and intoxicated in the south stairwell of Gannett Hall. University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC) came and determined that he did not need medical attention. He was referred to Student Conduct Code Committee for possession of alcohol.

Sept. 23 – 2 a.m.

After the ordeal earlier in the night, Officer Gray of the Orono Police Department decided he was going to stake out the Orchard Trails fence. He parked his car down the road and waited. It wasn’t long before he heard two individuals, an 18-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, damaging the fence down the road. Officer Gray approached the individuals on foot. He saw them slamming the fence, kicking the slats out and running into it with their shoulders. When Officer Gray confronted them, they denied attacking the fence, but Officer Gray noted he had been recording the ordeal with his body camera. The males were summoned for criminal mischief and given a court date of Nov. 8. They were also issued a trespass notice by Orchard Trails.

Sept. 23 – 10:00 a.m.

A white and blue $400 FELT bike was stolen from an Aroostook Hall bike rack sometime overnight. The bike lock was broken. There are no suspects.

Sept. 23 – 2 p.m.

A male came into the University of Maine Police Station and reported that he believed his skateboard was stolen from his car when he was picking up gun ammo from the station earlier in the day. Officers asked him where else he had been. The man noted that he had gone to Alltown Market as well during the day. The next morning he came in and reported that he had found his skateboard under a car at Alltown Market.

Sept. 24 – 9 a.m.

A woman called in a complaint from the Dunn Hall parking lot on campus. She said that her car was damaged in a hit and run incident. The perpetrators scratched the mirror and side of the vehicle. Police are investigating possible leads.

Sept. 24 – 4:05 p.m.

Officer responded to a complaint of a burning smell in Shibles Hall, room 311. They arrived and determined the heat had been turned on but the system malfunctioned and kept heating the room. The temperature was approaching 100 degrees, according to reports. Orono Fire Department came and cleared the alarms and attended to the malfunctioning system.

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