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Police beat for Nov. 12

Nov. 2 – 12:33 a.m.

Officer Travis Morse was driving on Main St. in Orono near Goodridge Dr. A vehicle was driving toward Officer Morse with its high beams on and did not shut them off when passing, so he pulled the car over. During the stop, Officer Morse discovered that the driver was out on bail conditions and could not use or possess marijuana. While searching the car, Officer Morse discovered a pipe in the center console and summoned the driver for violating conditions of bail.

Nov. 2 – 7:53 p.m.

Orono Police Department (OPD) received a call from Thriftway in Orono that someone was attempting to use a fake ID to purchase alcohol. Officer Courtney James interviewed and summoned a 20-year-old male.

Nov. 3 – 12:45 a.m.

Officer Sam Irish stopped a vehicle for speeding on College Ave. TheĀ 19-year-old driver was driving with a suspended license. Officer Irish summoned her for operating after suspension. A friend came and took the vehicle away.

Nov. 3 – 1:00 a.m

Officers on foot patrol on the third floor of Somerset Hall heard loud noises coming from one room. They found six students in the room smoking marijuana. All were referred to Student Conduct Code Committee. An 18-year-old male claimed ownership of the marijuana and was summoned for illegal possession.

Nov. 3 – 1:08 a.m

Security at the Orchard Trails apartment complex called OPD to report that they had seen two males damage a perimeter fence on the property. Officers arrived and interviewed the two males, both 19 years old and from Sutton, Massachusetts. Both were summoned for criminal mischief.

Nov. 3 – 7:33 p.m.

A resident assistant on the third floor of Cumberland Hall called officers for a complaint of a marijuana smell. An 18-year-old first-year opened the door, and officers saw marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the room. The male was cooperative and officers summoned him for illegal possession.

Nov. 5 – 7:25 p.m.

University of Maine Police Department officers responded to a call of an active fight on the basketball court near the New Balance Recreation Center. They arrived and interviewed the people on the court, who said racial slurs had been thrown around prompting the fight and that during it someone had been choked. One of the individuals involved was a minor. Nobody pressed charges.

Nov. 6 – 1:32 p.m.

A bike was stolen from an area near Balentine Hall sometime between Nov. 5-6. The bike had not been locked and there are no suspects.

Nov. 6 – 8:17 p.m.

Someone threw an apple through a second-floor window in Knox Hall from the outside. Two male subjects were seen running away toward the New Balance Recreation Center. There are no suspects.

Nov. 7 – 12:45 a.m.

Officers went to the disc golf course behind the Recreation Center where a group of three students was congregated smoking marijuana. A 19-year-old female student claimed ownership of the drugs. She was summoned for use and possession of drug paraphernalia; the rest were referred to Student Conduct.

Nov. 7 – 12:30 p.m.

A pedestrian found an unopened MacBook Pro box on the bike trails behind the New Balance Recreation Center. Officers discovered that the laptop had been stolen from the Shibles Hall Information Technology office on Nov. 2, to where it was returned shortly thereafter. There are no suspects.

Nov. 7 – 9:19 p.m.

An OPD officer patrolling the Orchard Trails apartments parking lots saw a vehicle parked in a visitors spot with thick smoke inside. The officer approached the car and got the attention of the 19-year-old male inside. He opened the car door and clouds of smoke spilled out. The officer interviewed the male and searched the car. He arrested him for illegal possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia because he was under 21.

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