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Police Beat

Sept. 6 – 5:45 p.m. 
While on duty, Officer Oko of the Orono Police Department (OPD) was sitting outside an establishment on Park Street and noticed three people sitting in a car with expired registration. Oko noticed Michael Wolff, 20, of Camden returning to the car with alcohol, and approached the car to talk to Wolff and the other passengers. After speaking to all of the people in the car, Oko determined that the other passengers and the driver of the car were all under 21. Oko had Wolff dump out the alcohol. Wolff was summoned for furnishing alcohol to a minor. 

Sept. 6 – 8:45 p.m.

While on duty, Officer Wentworth of the OPD was driving near the Orchard Trails Apartment Complex and noticed two men who looked as though they were under 21 walking on the side of the road carrying two packs of alcohol. Wentworth stopped the men, confirmed that they were underage and instructed them to pour out the alcohol. Dennis Chiappetta, 20, from Readfield was summoned as a minor in possession of liquor. 

Sept. 6 – 8:50 p.m. 

While on duty, Officer Oko was on patrol and noted Tyler Gelasco, 19, of Millis, Massachusetts coming out of a gas station on Park Street with two packs of alcohol. Gelasco proceeded to put the alcohol in the trunk of his car, which Oko had run the registration on and determined was expired. Oko spoke to Gelasco and determined that Gelasco had purchased the alcohol with a fake ID. Oko seized the ID and the alcohol, as well as more alcohol that was found in backpacks in the car. The passenger, Maranda Ouellette, 18, of Madison, was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol by a minor and was summoned. Gelasco was charged with possession of a fake ID and was also summoned.


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