Police Beat for April 18

April 7

9:52 p.m. – Potty punch

University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) responded to a criminal mischief complaint in Boardman Hall, referencing damage to a bathroom. Officers observed a toilet paper roll dispenser that was broken. There are no suspects and the damage is estimated at $100.

April 9

12:13 a.m. – False alarm

UMPD received a resident assistant (RA) report of noise and the odor of marijuana in Cumberland Hall. Before officers arrived, the group took off on the RA. Eventually, they were found back in the room. The resident of the room had six friends visiting, none of which showed signs of intoxication, despite beer bottles being found in the room. The resident was given a disorderly conduct warning and referred to Judicial Affairs (JA).

1:49 a.m. – In a grind

A UMPD officer on foot patrol made contact with a group of students in a common area in York Hall. The officer looked in the window and saw a marijuana grinder on a table. After no one claimed the grinder, Kearney Nash, 19, of Franklin, Mass., said it was hers. Nash did not have a medical marijuana card, and was summonsed for possession of drug paraphernalia.

April 10

1:31 p.m. – Backslash

UMPD responded to a criminal mischief complaint at Delta Tau Delta’s house. Officers observed two vehicles with a tire slashed. The damage is estimated at $300 and the matter is under investigation.

April 11

8:28 a.m. – Who-rah?

UMPD received a report of theft from the Navy ROTC building on 378 College Ave. According to the report, the Navy ROTC sign was stolen at some point between April 10 and the morning of April 11. The value of the sign is $488, and the matter is under investigation

7:50 p.m. – There’s nothing to search for

UMPD responded to an RA report of an odor of marijuana in Cumberland Hall. Officers traced the odor back to the room of Matthew Carlson, an 18-year-old first-year student. Officers asked Carlson to relinquish all marijuana and paraphernalia. Carlson gave up a pipe and other paraphernalia. While cooperative, Carlson didn’t consent to a full search. Carlson was summonsed for possession of drug paraphernalia and referred to JA.

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