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Police beat for March 4

Feb. 22 – 11:00 p.m.

Officer Angelo of Orono Police Department (OPD) saw a lot of people coming out of a residence on Mill Street in Orono. Angelo knew the building as a place which has had large parties in the past, so she stayed around for a while, telling people to dump out their alcohol. Angelo left and then returned some time later, and when she came back she talked to a group of women, at least one of whom was under 21 and visibly intoxicated. This prompted Angelo to make contact with the people who lived in the building where the party was being held. She summoned three of the residents for providing minors a place to drink alcohol. Their court date is April 4.

Feb. 23 – 2:25 a.m.

University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) officers responded to the second floor York Hall for a complaint of an intoxicated male. During their conversation, the man became increasingly agitated, and officers warned him to calm down, giving him a disorderly conduct warning. He continued to be verbally belligerent with officers, and they threatened him with arrest. After continuing to not back down, the man was arrested.

Feb. 24 – 1:20 a.m.

Officer Gray of OPD was driving on College Avenue when he saw a car going over the speed limit in the other direction. He stopped the car driven by a 22-year-old man. The driver said that he had a couple drinks a few hours before and underwent a field sobriety test. Gray brought him to the police station where he blew over the legal limit on an intoxication test. He was arrested for operating under the influence and given a court date of April 4.

Feb. 24 – 5:00 a.m.

UMPD received a report of an erratic driver in the York Parking Lot. Officers arrived and tracked tire marks through to snow through the Grove Street Extension Lot, the York Village Lot and the York South Lot. The car was eventually found on a road near Aroostook Hall on a snowbank. The driver, 19, was visibly intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. Officers arrested him for operating under the influence, displaying a false driver’s license and driving to endanger.

Feb. 24 – 6:24 a.m.

UMPD officers responded to a pulled fire alarm at Knox Hall. They reviewed video footage and saw the individual who pulled the alarm, who they then managed to track down. The student, 18, was summoned for falsely pulling a fire alarm.

Feb. 27 – 10:18 p.m.

Officers responded to Hancock Hall for a complaint of an odor of marijuana on the first floor. They arrived and summoned a resident 20, who was in possession of marijuana.

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