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Police Beat: 11/01 to 12/01


At midnight, there was an information complaint. A vehicle in the Balentine lot was towed with a  missing or stolen permit displayed.

At 1:30 p.m., an information complaint was filed by Student Life at 1 Bear Lane, near Doris Twitchell Allen Village (DTAV). The caller was concerned about a student who missed nine days of classes. The University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) made contact, and the student said she was fine.

Around 3 p.m., Campus Eyes reported criminal mischief in Androscoggin Hall. On the third floor, a fire extinguisher was discharged.

At 7 p.m., a late report of assault came through from Hancock Hall. Two male student roommates had an altercation. No injuries were sustained. 


Around 10 a.m., an information complaint reported that a small, broken glass pipe with marijuana resin was discovered in Somerset Hall. 

At about 2 p.m., a female student reported an email she received about Gaza and killings. UMPD was unable to find the source. 

Around 8:30 p.m., Campus Eyes made an information complaint about the Fiji fraternity hazing its pledges. 


Around 9:30 a.m., UMPD made an agency assist with the Brewer Police Department after a theft at Walmart committed by UMaine students. The suspects admitted to taking the items and returned them. They were referred to conduct.

At noon, a crash in the Belgrade lot resulted in property damage. 

Around 1 p.m., a suspicious complaint was called from Hitchner Hall about a male on the third floor. The person was in the bathroom and came from Bangor. He did not know where he was or what he was doing. UMPD escorted the man off-campus.

At 6 p.m., UMPD made an agency assist with the Orono Fire Department. A fire alarm at Sigma Phi Epsilon had been set off.

Around 8:30 p.m., a vagrancy complaint was filed about a male rummaging through dumpsters on campus. He was simply collecting recycling bottles and cans but was told to leave. 

At 10 p.m., there was a wanted-out about a female at Fogler Library who was possibly under the influence. She was located in front of the building. UMPD issued a criminal trespass notice not to return.

Around 11 p.m., a call from Somerset Hall reported that clothes were thrown around and detergent had been dumped in the laundry room. UMPD identified a male who was a student this year but dropped out.


Around 6:30 p.m., a suspicious complaint was made in Patch Hall. The door to another person’s room was opened and then closed. The resident heard two females laughing but couldn’t see who they were. No one was located. 

At midnight, an information complaint was reported at the Katherine Slott Batting Pavilion regarding suspicious people around it. Nobody was located.


Around 2 a.m., criminal mischief occurred at Somerset Hall. Two exit signs were damaged.

At 1:30 p.m., there was a report of intoxicated individuals at Oxford Hall. A male was found and referred to conduct.

Around 9 p.m., UMPD made an agency assist to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office about the erratic behavior of a student driver on the interstate. The student said he was tired from driving for five hours. 


At 7:30 a.m., UMPD made an agency assist to the Old Town Fire Department when a gas leak was reported. The supposed leak was not located. 

At 1 p.m., a theft complaint was filed, but it technically occurred at 9 a.m. A coach in the area from Cumberland County reported player’s bags were rummaged through, and money was taken. The amount missing was a total of nearly $500.

Around 2 p.m., criminal mischief occurred at Hannibal Hamlin. Windows were shattered, and the suspect is unknown at this time.

At 5 p.m., there was a disorderly complaint in Cumberland Hall. The caller’s roommate was arguing with his girlfriend. Nothing physical took place, and there were no signs of intoxication. The two were separated for the night.


Around 3 a.m., a motion sensor ripped off the ceiling and dangled on Androscoggin Hall’s third floor.

Around 8 a.m., a theft occurred at the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) building. Parking signs were stolen from the property.

Around 5 p.m., a scam complaint was reported. A student received word about a remote internship opportunity for $350 a week. No money was sent.


At 11 a.m., there was a property damage crash in the  Belgrade parking lot. One of the cars was damaged after another car backed into it. 


Around 8 p.m., UMPD made an agency assist to the Orono Police Department after a crash occurred on Forest Avenue.

At about 11:30 p.m., a suspicious complaint was called near Wells Commons. A large group of people were seen walking with alcoholic beverages by the Beta house. Everyone went inside, and the music was turned down upon UMPD’s arrival.

Around midnight, an information complaint was called from Androscoggin Hall. A mirror in the men’s bathroom was removed from the wall and left on the ground. 


At 11 a.m., an information complaint was filed about a golf cart “going crazy” at the Collins Center of the Arts (CCA) lot. A group of engineering students were responsible but had permission to be there doing that. 

Around 4 p.m., a property damage crash occurred in the York South lot. Two people and two vehicles were involved.


Around 12:30 a.m., there was an alcohol offense on Long Road near the Corbett Hall lot. A female was located smelling of intoxicants and referred to conduct.

At about 8:30 p.m., a property damage crash occurred at the Grove Street extension. Two vehicles with several passengers were involved, and nobody was hurt.

Around 9:30 p.m., a female in Androscoggin Hall called in an information complaint. She heard ringing from the elevator because people inside were pressing the alarm button.


At 2 a.m., UMPD made an agency assist to the Orono Fire Department following an alarm activation behind Murray Hall. Upon arrival, there were no signs of fire or alarm heard. 

At 3:30 a.m., an alcohol offense was reported when two males were found smelling of alcohol. Both were referred to conduct.

Around 9 a.m. UMPD made an agency assist the Orono Fire Department regarding chiming sounds from an alarm. 


Around 2 p.m., a property damage crash occurred in the CCA lot, with two vehicles and two drivers involved.


At 7 a.m., a suspicious male in hunting gear was reported at Witter Farm after having hidden from the caller.

At 9 a.m., a MaineCard was reported stolen from the Memorial Union. A student enrolled in online classes found that another male had taken his card and was using it. UMPD trespassed the person in question. 


Around 7:30 p.m., an erratic female driver on Long Road was reported for having a partial license plate. 

Around 9 p.m., a female student’s license plate was ripped off the front bumper and left on the hood of her vehicle in the Knox lot.

Around 9:30 p.m., a harassment complaint was filed at DTAV. Also, at this time, a theft complaint was reported in Androscoggin Hall. The student caller’s roommate stole their debit card and made fraudulent charges. The issue was resolved, and the roommate was sent to conduct.


At about 3 p.m., a domestic issue was reported on Connecticut Street at the UPark. It was a parent arguing with their children. 


Around 8:30 p.m., an information complaint from Knox Hall regarding the possible use of marijuana was reported. UMPD could not pinpoint the source of its odor. 


At 2 a.m., a traffic complaint was made on Rangeley Road from the Belgrade intersection. A driver ran through the stop sign.


Around 6 a.m., multiple exit signs in Somerset Hall were found damaged.

At 11 a.m., an information complaint was made via email with a photo of the vehicle. It was anonymously sent, and they claimed they were driving erratically.

Around 8:30 p.m., an information complaint was made by a female in Oxford Hall about a male she was speaking to online who wanted money. 


At 7:30 a.m., Campus Eyes reported an individual looking through Rec Center windows. The suspect was not located.

Around 9 a.m., Campus Eyes reported a female in Oxford Hall who made jokes about suicide. Upon investigation, she was not suicidal. 

Around 4 p.m., there was disorderly conduct at Fogler Library, as threatening messages were left on the library calendar.

Around 9:30 p.m., a wanted-out complaint was issued. A male student refused to leave the library when confronted by staff because he felt stressed out, but he ended up apologizing and left. 


Around midnight, UMPD made an agency assist to the Orono Fire Department at Sigma Phi Epsilon for reported fire alarm activation.


At 11 a.m., a property damage crash occurred in the Hilltop parking lot. A female student called about having made possible contact with a parked vehicle. She contacted the other driver. Also, at this time, harassment occurred off-campus, and the caller was directed to the Orono Police Department.


At 2 a.m., UMPD made an agency assist to the Bangor Fire Department about a major house fire near Leadbetters. They assisted with traffic control. 

Around 3:30 p.m., criminal mischief took place at Hancock Hall. A window screen was discovered damaged.

At 6 p.m., an information complaint came from Whitter Farm about signs being taken. It was a misunderstanding because the grounds crew took them to be cleaned off. 


Around 5:30 a.m., a suspicious complaint was filed in the Alfond Arena lot. A male wearing a hoodie was spotted trying to get into vehicles. No one was located, as it was reported 10 minutes after the caller had seen him. 


Around noon, the smell of marijuana was reported in Cumberland Hall and has been a repeated issue. 

At 2:30 p.m., there was an information complaint from Oak Hall with no details available. 

Around 3:30 p.m., criminal mischief occurred at Somerset Hall, as reported by Campus Eyes. A broken window was located on the first floor of the dormitory. 

At about 6 p.m., Campus Eyes issued an information complaint about a stolen bike and nail clippers. There was insufficient evidence about the main suspect.

At 6:30 p.m., the third-floor stairwell of Knox Hall was reported smelling of marijuana.


At midnight, a harassment complaint was made near the Alfond Arena. A DoorDash food delivery driver was angry about the customer’s refusal to pay.

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