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Police Beat

Feb. 1 – 8:00 a.m.

While on duty, Officer Grey of the Orono Police Department (OPD) noticed a vehicle driving the wrong way up Mill Street in Orono. Officer Grey stopped the driver, Gordon Beckwith, 19, of Lewiston, who confessed to falling asleep drunk and waking up to drive his friend to work. Officer Grey conducted a roadside sobriety test, which Beckwith failed to pass. Beckwith was then arrested and escorted to OPD, where a blood alcohol test was conducted. Beckwith was found to be over the legal limit. He was charged with operating under the influence and operating without a license and has a court date set in March.


Feb. 9 – 3:34 p.m.

The University of Maine Police Department received a call on Feb. 9 from Sigma Phi Epsilon on 375 College Ave that three subjects unlawfully entered the fraternity houses of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Pi Kappa Phi. The call noted that the trespassers had stolen photos and flags worth $1,700, as well as causing an estimated $300 worth of damage to a moped scooter belonging to the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. The reporters also noted that the trespassers had entered the boiler room at Sigma Phi Epsilon and had turned off the switches to the boiler panel and lights. UMPD identified David Allen, a first-year, Dylan Adamsky of Theta Ki and Samuel Borquin of Theta Ki. Allen and Borquin were charged with burglary, while Adamsky was charged with burglary and criminal mischief. During interviews with UMPD, they admitted to having been drinking prior to the incident, and acted cooperatively and with remorse. All of the stolen items were returned.

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