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Police beat for March 11

March 1 – 10:45 p.m.

University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) officers were walking in a stairwell in Gannett Hall when they saw two males, one of whom was wearing a backpack with a bong protruding from it. The officers could also see beer in the bag. One of the men, a non-student, 19, from Bath, Maine, was summoned and given a one-year trespass notice for the UMaine campus. The other man, a student at UMaine and friend of Onorato, was referred to the Student Conduct Code Committee.

March 2 – 4:59 a.m.

A UMPD officer on foot patrol on the fourth floor of Cumberland Hall noticed a male walking down the hall in only his underwear. The officer talked to the man, 18, who was intoxicated. University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC) responded but did not transport him before he was summoned for possession of alcohol by a minor and referred to the Student Conduct Code Committee.

March 2 – 3:14 p.m.

A man reported that his $99 silver crucifix necklace was stolen from a locker room near the Wallace Pool at the New Balance Recreation Center. The chain was in an unlocked locker. There are no suspects.

March 3 – 1:45 a.m.

Orono Police Department (OPD) officers were called to the residence of a female in Orono for a complaint of domestic assault. Officer Irish and Sargent Haass talked to the woman who alleged that she had been assaulted during a fight with a man, 20. She explained that the altercation took place at the man’s residence. Irish and Haass drove to the residence in Orono where the man denied the incident but admitted to getting into an argument. He was arrested for domestic violence assault and given an April 4 court date.

March 3 – 2:19 a.m.

A residence assistant on the third floor of Oxford Hall called UMPD to report a female who was vomiting. Officers arrived and talked to the woman, who said she had too much to drink. UVAC responded but did not transport the female. She was referred to the Student Conduct Code Committee.

March 3 – 11:52 p.m.

A UMPD officer on foot patrol on the fourth floor of Cumberland Hall smelled marijuana and followed it to the room of two first-year students, both 18. They were compliant and handed over a bong, multiple containers of marijuana, a vape pen, a bowl and rolling papers. Both were summoned for possession of drug paraphernalia.

March 4 – 2:35 p.m.

A student reported that their $650 Garmin Fenix 5X watch had been stolen from the co-ed bathroom on the third floor of Oak Hall. The male student was showering and placed the watch outside the shower; when he checked again, the watch was missing. There are no suspects.

March 5 – 12:43 a.m.

Somebody called UMPD to complain that the rear driver-side window of their car had been broken in the Steam Plant Parking Lot. The damage is estimated to total $200 and there are no suspects.

March 7 – 1:54 p.m.

UMPD received a report of a theft from the UMaine Bookstore. Staff at the store said that somebody had stolen a $35 Maine Black Bear and U.S. flag. Officers reviewed video footage and had identified a suspect as of March 8.

March 8 – 2:43 a.m.

UMPD officers responded to the first floor of York Hall to let a first-year student, 19, into his room when he did not have his key. When they opened the door, officers could see a bong and bottles of alcohol. They took the paraphernalia and alcohol, charged the student with possession of drug paraphernalia and referred him to the Student Conduct Code Committee.

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