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Police Beat: 02/04 to 02/12


At 2:30 a.m., criminal mischief was reported in Somerset Hall upon discovering four destroyed exit signs. There was also damage in the lobby and on three hall floors. 

About thirty minutes later, an alcohol offense occurred in the exact location. Two male students were caught drinking in a dorm room. One of them was over 21 years old and charged with furnishing a place for minors to consume. The underage individual was charged with possession. Both students involved were referred to conduct.

Around 3:30 p.m., the New Balance Recreation Center misdialed 911 from an employee’s cell phone. The same mistake happened again at 5:30 p.m., originating from the gym landline.

Around 10:30 p.m., the University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) made an agency assist to the Orono Fire Department, which was dispatched to York Hall. The caller was concerned about a strong odor of propane, which could have been caused by a CO2 leak. The source of the issue was not located. 


At about 2 p.m., an anonymous caller reported an erratic vehicle speeding around campus. The driver was not identified. 

Just before 8:30 p.m., an information complaint was made in Cumberland Hall. An RA requested that a student threatening a fellow building resident be removed from the premises. 

Around 9:30 p.m., a wanted-out request was made from York Hall. UMPD made contact with a male student who graduated last semester. The alumnus attempted entry to the building using an old MaineCard and was let in by a current student. UMPD escorted him off campus.


At 7:30 p.m., an information complaint was made near the Long Road gym parking lot. A student witnessed a car hit another car and drive off. The caller described each vehicle. No one involved in the incident called UMPD. 

Around 10:30 p.m., UMPD made an agency assist to the Orono Fire Department at Steward Quad regarding an unattended bonfire started by the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.


At 1:30 a.m., an intoxication complaint was made at Androscoggin Hall. There was limited information about the incident but members involved were referred to conduct.

At 8 a.m., an Orono policeman issued an information complaint about a male who must be escorted off campus. Allegedly, he was caught going through other peoples’ property in the Alfond Arena locker rooms and is considered a local burglar. 

Around 2:30 p.m., UMPD made an agency assist for the Orono Fire Department at Phi Gamma Delta because the house alarm was triggered. Officers made contact with the fraternity president. He was cooking and, in doing so, created a large amount of smoke, which set off the alarm. 


At 9 p.m., an intoxication complaint was reported from Oxford Hall. Three students under the age of 21 were caught with alcohol and referred to conduct.


At 2 p.m., an information complaint was called in from Wingate Hall. A male student was asking to be refunded for a bad transfer deposit. He attempted to do the same thing last year, which has become a fraudulent habit across multiple collegiate institutions. 

Around 4 p.m., a suspicious complaint occurred at the 1944 Hall Minsky Building about a male acting strangely. No one was located in connection to the complaint. 

At 4:30 p.m., a male student went to the UMPD station because an Old Town resident was dismissed from Allegiant Hall and blamed the student. He wanted to preemptively warn UMPD that this gentleman has the potential to be a source of harassment. 

Around 10 p.m., a property damage crash occurred near Family Housing. The driver turned onto University Park and a deer sprinted across the road and rammed into the side of his vehicle. A UMPD officer arrived and had to shoot the deer because its neck was broken, but was still breathing. The person who hit the animal ended up bringing its carcass home.


At midnight, criminal mischief was reported at Gannett Hall. Somebody opened the sanitizing liquid and emptied the container. They also threw toilet paper around the entire restroom. 

Around 2 a.m., an intoxication complaint was reported from Androscoggin Hall. The student was underage and refused University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC) transport. The student was referred to conduct.

At 9 p.m., a Campus Eyes complaint reported an individual at Androscoggin Hall who tended to run up and down the hallways while screaming. Though it does not occur every single day, the unknown person does this more often than not throughout the week.


At 2 p.m., criminal mischief was reported from Hilltop. A parked vehicle was keyed in a way that seemed calculated. However, the victim claims they don’t know anyone who had a motive to do so. 

At 10 p.m., an information complaint was made at Somerset Hall. The caller came across several missing ceiling tiles and damaged exit signs.


Just before 9 a.m., a series of car burglaries occurred on Connecticut Street at University Park.  Five or six cars were rummaged through. The thief took change and money but left expensive goods as they were. The thief must have entered through the woods via the bike trail.

At 9:30 a.m., an information complaint was made at Bennett Hall. A female student claimed that someone had unjustly unplugged her audio and video equipment. 

Around midnight, an information complaint came from Gannet Hall. A student thought their package was stolen. In reality, UPS took the box back to its facility.

At 9 p.m., an information complaint came through from the facility management grounds cold storage area located next to the UMPD station. One of the loaders was seen tampering with the lifting machine and apparently “moved everything around.”

At 9:30 p.m., criminal mischief took place outside of the Alfond Rink. A student witnessed a vehicle drive over a stop sign and, in doing so, ripped it out of the ground. The caller was unable to read the stop sign flattener’s plate number.

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