Police Beat for Oct. 18

Oct. 4

10:53 p.m. – Bag of tricks

University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) responded to a fire alarm activation in Knox Hall. When located, the subjects admitted to using a vaporizer in their room. They attempted to shield the vapor from the smoke detector with a plastic bag. However, their efforts were in vain and both parties were referred to Judicial Affairs.

Oct. 5

2:41 p.m. – Egg-celent observation

UMPD responded to a suspicious complaint at the Satellite Parking Lot. The subject thought that his car was egged, citing white marks on the vehicle. UMPD officer believed it to be bird droppings. Unfortunately, the car was out of the range of a security camera.

Oct. 7

4:13 p.m. – Bad Balen-timing

UMPD responded to an odor of marijuana that was detected during their patrol of Balentine Hall. As the officers walked by, a door opened and the origin of the smell was found. Hunter Nelson, a first year student, was charged with possession of marijuana, admitted to smoking marijuana and turned over marijuana and a grinder.

Oct. 8

10:24 p.m. – How do you like them apples?

UMPD responded to a Resident Assistant (RA) report of underage drinking in York Hall. Upon arrival, officers observed an individual leaving the room in question with an open bottle of Angry Orchard hard cider in his hand. This lead officers to the room of Jesse Averka, a first year student, who was summonsed for possession of alcohol.

Oct. 10

1:42 a.m. – Mixed company

UMPD responded to an RA report of underaged drinking in Gannett Hall, citing that they saw two underaged non-students drinking in the hallway. They were identified as Kathleen Later and Justin Freitas, and were located by UMPD, leading to officers finding Otto Sahlen and Paxton Oversmith, also non-students. They were visiting a friend, a UMaine student, who received a referral to Judicial Affairs. All four non-students were charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.

9:59 p.m. – We’re not mad, we’re just disappointed

UMPD responded to an RA report of underage drinking in Gannett. Upon arrival, found seven teens participating in the act. Dayna Smith, of Addison, Maine, Bayley Raysmith, of Milbridge, Maine, Joshua Goston, also of Milbridge, Maine, all non-students were summonsed for possession of alcohol by a minor. The residents of the room, Jennifer Matthews and Kaitlyn Robinson, first-year students, were also summonsed. Two juveniles were also in the room, receiving juvenile summonses. The parents were contacted and were informed of the summonses.

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