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Police Beat: 01/30 to 02/04


Around 9:30 a.m., an information complaint was issued from the Collins Center for the Arts (CCA) parking lot. A witness reported that a driver had struck another vehicle and left the scene. A lieutenant on duty contacted the owner of the vehicle that was hit. No damage was found and the two individuals involved resolved the issue at the University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) station.

At 12:30 p.m., a harassment complaint was made at Fogler Library. An unknown male has allegedly been disturbing people since last November. He had left Fogler upon UMPD’s arrival, but they gained a photo of the suspect. He is accused of invading someone else’s space without saying anything and has not returned to Fogler since then.

Around 1 p.m., there was an information complaint regarding an accident on Rangeley Road, across from Talmar Woods. The driver was coughing, got dizzy and swerved off the road into a ditch. No injuries were sustained, nor was there any damage to the vehicle.

Around 10:30 p.m., UMPD made an agency assist for the Orono Fire Department. Two people were stuck in the elevator at the Alfond Memorial Gym. They were rescued shortly thereafter.

At 11 p.m., a  property damage crash occurred in the Hilltop parking lot. Two units were involved and no one was hurt. An accident report was filed.


At 6 a.m., UMPD made an agency assist to the Orono Fire Department. A griddle fire was reported from Hilltop Commons. The grease fire was diminished upon arrival.

At 11:30 a.m., someone reported an animal problem in Oak Hall upon hearing incomprehensible animal noises. UMPD could not identify the source of the sound.

At 2:30 p.m., a property damage incident at the Rec Center parking lot was reported late. A student called in about their vehicle having been struck. It was deemed a fender bender and the drivers exchanged information. They concluded it was over $2,000 in damage and went to the UMPD station.


Around 1 a.m., a suspicious complaint was issued from the York Village area. An off-campus student was found sleeping in a white van. UMPD informed the person that doing so is not permitted.

At 8:30 p.m., a threatening complaint was reported from Hancock Hall, where a female student was receiving harassing messages from her ex-boyfriend. She blocked him. UMPD contacted the ex-boyfriend, who was served a formal harassment notice at the police station.

Around 8 p.m., UMPD made a citizens assist at Somerset Hall. People were stuck in the elevator but were freed by the fire department. Also, at this time, UMPD assisted the Orono Fire Department in the Bear’s Den. The caller smelled propane, but nothing of the sort was discovered.


At midnight., a welfare check was issued in Somerset Hall. A group of males were seen carrying another male up the stairs. None of them were located on any floors.

Around 11:30 p.m., an intoxication complaint was called from Oxford Hall. Two underage students were found drunk and referred to conduct.


Around 2:30 a.m., drug use was discovered in Somerset Hall. A UMPD officer located a male student who smelled of marijuana during a walk through the building. He denied smoking but later claimed to have a medical card. The student was sent to conduct.

At 3 p.m., a theft complaint was made outside the Memorial Gym. A male student was accused of stealing a package from the UPS box. He attempted to put a package inside, but it was too big and got stuck. The student used a wooden device to retrieve the package and passersby assumed he was stealing.

Around noon, an intoxicated female was found vomiting in the women’s restroom on the second floor of Somerset Hall. She was unable to stand up and was not a UMaine student. UVAC was called and the female was trespassed off campus.


At 2:30 a.m., a UMPD officer came across multiple damaged exit signs while completing rounds in Somerset Hall. There are no suspects at this time.

Around 3 a.m., there was an alcohol offense at Somerset Hall. Two underage males were found drinking and UMPD referred them to conduct.

At 6:30 p.m., a call was made in reference to harassment at Fogler Library on Jan. 30. The original caller saw the person again and he was identified by UMPD. The male student was told to be more mindful of people’s personal space.

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