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Police beat for Dec. 3

Nov. 24 – 3:13 a.m.

Orono Fire Department and the University of Maine Police Department were called to the fraternity Alpha Gamma Rho for a pulled fire alarm. When they arrived, the responders and officers spoke with the only two brothers in the house at the time who told them that a pipe had burst in the attic. There was clear damage on the second floor and water was dripping down to the first floor. The responders shut off the alarm system until the pipe could be repaired.

Nov. 28 – 6:55 a.m.

A Community Connector bus was driving down Kelly Road in the direction of Main Street in Orono when, after hitting a patch of black ice, it crashed into a guard rail. The driver said he was unable to stop the vehicle as it careened through the intersection. No passengers were on the bus and the driver sustained minor injuries. As a result of the accident, the bus had a broken headlight and broken front bicycle rack. A tow company was called to take the vehicle away.

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