Pledge break

An anonymous caller to WMPG who threatened to break some of the station’s windows early on Friday morning did just that to three of them later that morning.

The person called a WMPG deejay around 3:30 a.m. on April 6 during the station’s fundraising drive. According to a USM Police dispatcher’s report, the caller said his “pledge” would be to break out the three front windows.

The deejay called USM Police. One officer from Portland Hall responded, and remained at the station for the next half hour waiting for the caller to arrive.

Sometime between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m., someone broke three windows facing Bedford Street. The deejay reportedly did not hear the windows break because he was in the back of the building in the studio, said USM Police Chief Lisa Beecher.

The incident is under investigation.

Come and sit

The Jewish observance of Passover began April 8 and will continue for eight days.

The observance is to commemorate the Exodus of the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt. Many Jews gather during Passover for Seder, the ritual meal that usually includes the retelling of the Exodus story as well as particular Jewish foods.

The USM community is invited to Kumzitz, which in Yiddish means “come and sit!” Kumzitz will take place 4:30-6 p.m. Apr. 16 in the Woodbury Campus Center, Portland.

Faster food

The cafeteria at the Woodbury Campus Center has just made things a little easier for students who don’t have time to wash their clothes, nevermind sit down and eat a meal.

Meals and some other items are now available in microwave-safe containers. Students take the food and heat it later somewhere on campus or in the safety of their own home.

Foods available to go are eggplant pasta, chicken parmesan, vegetable lasagna and meatballs and sauce. There are also smaller items available, such as mashed potatoes and corn.

Students are encouraged to contact Portland Director of Food Services Chris Kinney at 780-4978 with any suggestions for other to-go food.

Mace discharge

On March 19, Harold Navelski, 19, of Anderson Hall was summonsed to Portland District Court to answer the charge of “criminal use of a disabling chemical” after discharging a pepper mace canister in the lobby of Anderson Hall. No medical attention was necessary. His action was also referred to the Office of Community Standards.

Twice arrested

On March 16, Robert Correggio, 18, of Bergenfield, NJ, was arrested for criminal trespassing. He was released on his own recognizance. He was arrested again March 19, for violating a criminal trespass order. He was transported to Cumberland County Jail and released. He is scheduled to appear in court April 12. Corregio was also charged with vandalism of the rhino sculpture on the Gorham campus last fall.

Ships in the Night

Two incidents of theft were reported following the recent boat show on the Gorham campus. In the middle of the night on March 24, Sun Sports of Naples reported a theft from its boat show display. A water ski board and related equipment worth $5,000 were reported stolen.

On March 25 Down East Show Promotions reported stolen a 20-foot vinyl sign for the boat show in the field house.

Assault reported

A sexual assault was reported to USM Police March 18. Police logs indicate there is “not an ongoing or continuing threat to the campus community.” No arrest has been made and the matter is under investigation.


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