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Police Beat

Oct. 19 

While on duty on College Avenue, Officer Irish of the Orono Police Department performed a traffic stop for criminal speeding. The driver of the vehicle, Jack Padroff, 19, of Connecticut, was traveling at 61 mph in the 25 mph zone on College Avenue. Padroff was summoned for criminal speeding. 

Oct. 21

The University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) reported that they received a call detailing a stolen speaker. Between 9 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 4 p.m. on Oct. 22, someone entered an unlocked vehicle in the New Balance Recreation Center parking lot. The perpetrator then removed Sony speakers, worth $200, from the vehicle. If anyone noticed any suspicious activity in the area within this time, please notify UMPD at 207-581-4040. 

Oct. 23

UMPD received a call from York Hall, noting that the security camera which monitors one of the entrances to York Hall was spray painted black. The camera, which is an integral part of the UMaine security system, was damaged by the paint and the entire security system in York Hall was compromised. No perpetrator was caught. UMPD urges students to alert the police department, either through the anonymous reporting service Campus Eyes or by reaching out directly to the police department if they know anyone involved in the incident or saw the incident occur.


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