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Police beat for April 29

April 19 – 10:50 p.m.

Officers from Orono Police Department (OPD) were called to Washburn Apartments where management wanted to tow a vehicle because it did not have a permit. When the tow company was called, the owner of the vehicle, 19, came out and tried to drive away. She drove straight forward onto the grass and subsequently got her vehicle stuck, damaging the lawn and ultimately needing to have her car towed. She was charged with criminal mischief for damaging the lawn.

April 20 – 11:09 a.m.

Officer Gray of OPD met with someone who said that their debit card had been stolen the night before at Margarita’s in Orono and over $100 in purchases had been made on it. Officers were able to track the person who stole the card because they had ordered Domino’s pizza for delivery to a residence on Gilbert Street. They tracked down the man, 22, and summoned him for theft with a May 23 court date.

April 21 – 12:23 a.m.

An officer from OPD was pulling into Orchard Trails when another car was coming from the opposite direction on Park Street with its high beams on. The officer pulled the vehicle over for failing to shut off its lights and talked to a man, 19, who was driving with a permit. He was summoned for driving without a license.

April 21 – 1:54 a.m.

Officer Angelo of OPD was doing an impaired driving detail when she received a request for help from Sargeant Barrieau, who had stopped a car at the Avenue Apartment Complex. Barrieau explained that he had approached the vehicle because its hazard lights were on but the front lights were not. Barrieau talked to a man, 21, and four passengers in the car and determined that the driver had been drinking. He failed a field sobriety test and was summoned for operating under the influence. His court date is May 23.

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