Hit but don’t run
Police arrested and charged a freshman with leaving the scene of an accident involving an unattended vehicle. Daniel Easler, 19, was released on personal recognizance after the Feb. 13 incident, which was witnessed by a USM police officer. Easler is scheduled to answer the charge in district court on March 8.
Alcohol furnishing charge
Police charged a USM student with furnishing liquor to a minor after the under-age drinker experienced alcohol poisoning. Harry Wright III, of 409 Robie Andrews Hall, was charged in the Feb. 13 incident. An investigation is ongoing, according to USM Police Detective Ron Saindon, who declined to provide further details. Wright is scheduled to appear in court on March 8.
A 42-year-old Gorham man was charged with furnishing marijuana to a minor. USM Police charged Frederick Wodge in a Feb. 10 incident. Wodge is scheduled to appear in district court on March 8.
Are you sure it’s water?
USM Police opened a criminal mischief investigation on Feb. 16 after it was reported that someone urinated in the third floor hallway of Woodward Hall. The case was closed after someone informed police that the evidence was actually water.
Someone stole three power strips, two electrical cords and several extension cords from a closet in Portland’s Woodbury Campus Center. The items were stolen sometime between Feb. 14 and 16 from a small closet belonging to Portland Student Life, according to Detective Saindon. The closet was unlocked and police do not have any suspects in the case. The equipment was valued at $250.
Mad about word processing
An unknown man is the subject of a disorderly conduct investigation at the Glickman Family Library on the Portland campus. A 6-foot-tall male, in his late 30s and wearing a black watchcap was at a computer terminal and attempting to use a word processing program, said Detective Saindon. He was approached by a library staff member and informed that he had to be a student in order to be able to use the program. The suspect became belligerent and was yelling, said Saindon. The library employee called police, who arrived after the man had left the building. The incident is under investigation.
A Portland Hall resident was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a USM police officer responded to the odor of marijuana in a hallway, entered his room and found three pot pipes. Nicholas Labonte is scheduled for an April 19 hearing in district court.
A gym bag stolen from outside a racquetball court at Portland’s Sullivan Gym contained a credit card that was used at the Falmouth Wal-Mart approximately two hours after the theft. Two brothers were playing racquetball when their bag was stolen. The bag also contained a cell phone, clothing and an undisclosed amount of cash worth nearly $500.
Detective Saindon said police have some leads in the ongoing investigation, but would not provide further details.