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Police Beat


Feb. 22 – 1:10 a.m.

While on duty, Officer Angelo of the Orono Police Department (OPD) noticed an influx of traffic that was creating a traffic jam at a house on Park Street. Officer Angelo spoke to the drivers of the vehicles, advising people to keep traffic moving, and assessed the situation. After speaking to some of the drivers, Officer Angelo performed a traffic stop on a Honda CRV which had eight people in the vehicle. Officer Angelo determined that a number of the passengers had been drinking and were under the age of 21. After speaking with the driver and passengers, Officer Angelo determined that there was reasonable suspicion to approach the house and spoke to the tenants. Bryce Rolf, 21, of Orono and Cooper Chap, 21, of Orono, were determined to be furnishing a place for minors to possess or consume alcohol and were summoned. Rolf and Chap have a court date in April.

Feb. 22 – 2:25 p.m.

UMPD received a call from a female student who said that she had been running on College Avenue when brothers from the Theta Chi fraternity started throwing snowballs at her from the roof deck of their fraternity house. UMPD issued the brothers a disorderly warning and were referred to the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Office.

Feb. 26 – 5:25 a.m.

While on duty, a UMPD officer on foot patrol smelled the strong scent of marijuana in Oxford Hall. The officer identified the room that the smell was coming from and knocked on the door. The officer identified Nathan Curtis, who was found to have various bottles of liquor, usable amounts of marijuana in the form of hash oil and various items of marijuana paraphernalia. Curtis was compliant with UMPD and poured out the bottles of liquor and destroyed the paraphernalia. Curtis was summoned for possession of drug paraphernalia and referred to the Student Conduct Code Committee.

Feb. 26

UMPD received a call that someone had stolen $350 worth of Hannaford gift cards and $60 of cash from an unlocked office in Donald P. Corbett Hall. The suspects were not identified and an investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information on the theft, they are urged to contact UMPD at 581-4040.

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