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Police Beat: 02/13 to 02/19


At 3:30 p.m., a property damage crash occurred at the New Balance Recreation Center parking lot. A driver struck another vehicle while reversing because his back camera was covered. Neither person involved was hurt. There were scuff marks on one of the bumpers.  


Around 8 p.m., criminal mischief took place at Williams Hall. “IZZY ROT,” from previous graffiti reports at Fogler, has struck again. The vandal defaced multiple areas in the building, including the elevator and men’s bathroom stall. University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) previously assumed it to be the work of a commuter, but Williams Hall is not accessible to the public outside of class times. 


At 10 a.m., an information complaint was reported from Buchanan Hall. An alumnus repeatedly contacted the building via phone about how they could better allocate funds. Employees in the building wanted the caller to be on UMPD’s radar in case he became aggressive. 

Around 3 p.m., a theft complaint was issued at Murray Hall. A female student left her laptop in room 106 of the building. Upon her return, the device was missing. It is likely that whoever has it removed the battery because the student cannot locate her property digitally. 

At about 3:30 p.m., criminal mischief occurred in the Shibles Hall men’s restroom. “IZZY ROT” was written in a triangle formation on the stall door. UMPD believes it is by the same person who vandalized Williams Hall one day prior. 


Around 5 p.m., criminal mischief took place in Dunn Hall. The infamous “IZZY ROTZ” vandalized another bathroom stall with their usual catchphrase. Also, at this time, an Information complaint was made at the Memorial Union. Staff members were looking to terminate someone and wanted to ensure a controlled reaction from the former employee. 

At 11 p.m., an alcohol offense was reported from Penobscot Hall. A UMPD officer ran into a male student in the hallway who was holding an open container of alcohol. He was under 21 years of age, and he was referred to Student Conduct.

At about 11:30 p.m., Campus Eyes made an information complaint against the Theta Chi fraternity house on College Avenue. The fraternity was accused of furnishing an environment for underage people to consume alcohol. Chapter members went outside to clear things up with UMPD.


At 1 a.m., an information complaint was issued outside of Androscoggin Hall. An individual was seen searching the recycling dumpsters for returnables. He was making his way around campus in a cart with headlamps. The trash dumpsters have “No Trespassing” signage, but recycling containers are technically free reign since UMaine Orono is a public campus. The rummager told UMPD that he had only one dumpster left to look through, and the officer allowed him to do so.

Around 1:30 a.m., damage to an exit sign was discovered in Oxford Hall.

At about 3 a.m., an alcohol offense was reported from Somerset Hall. Two underage students were caught drinking and referred to conduct.

Around 11:30 p.m., an information complaint was issued at Cumberland Hall regarding an odor of marijuana from one of the rooms. UMPD made conduct with the student responsible. 


Around 3:30 a.m., an information complaint came through from Androscoggin Hall. Loud noises were disrupting residents. The source was a dorm room where several students were drinking alcohol underage. UMPD identified each of them. 

At 5 a.m., UMPD made an agency assist to the Orono Police Department. The officer on duty was dispatched to an act of disorderly conduct on College Avenue.

At about 11 p.m., a noise problem was reported anonymously at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. UMPD arrived and could hear a light bass but deemed the music was not excessively loud. 


At 7 a.m., there was a property damage crash on Rangeley Road. Two vehicles were involved, and both sustained damage.

Around 9 p.m., a theft complaint was issued from Hancock Hall. A male student doing laundry noticed one of his shirts was missing. UMPD will review security camera footage from the Hancock basement. 

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