Student suspended after altercation

Posted Sept. 05, 2010, at 11:04 p.m.

A University of Maine public safety officer noticed a man who appeared to be passed out on a College Avenue lawn early Sunday morning and stopped to make sure he was OK, university spokesman Joe Carr said Sunday. But when confronted just after 2 a.m., UMaine student Brady Curtis, 18, became belligerent and began fighting with the officer and another one who responded to assist, according to Carr.

Curtis was arrested for assault, refusing to submit to arrest, disorderly conduct and illegal possession of alcohol by a minor and was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor.

“He has been suspended from the university,” Carr said in an e-mail. “The officers involved did not require medical treatment.” (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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Between 11 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Sunday, eight University of Maine students and two nonstudents were charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, and one student was charged with possession of marijuana, university spokesman Joe Carr said Sunday.

A patrolling public safety officer saw three people in a vehicle near Alfond Arena around 11:25 p.m. Friday who appeared to be drinking. The officer stopped and charged Ashley Higgins, Maxime Riggs and Brandon Monroe, all 18, with possession of alcohol by a minor.

Thirty minutes later, at 11:52 p.m., someone reported a drunken male needed assistance on Grove Street Extension. When police arrived they found David Bridges, 19, Madison Lezotte, 18, and Seth Smith, 20, drinking and charged all three with possession of alcohol by a minor.

Thirty minutes after that, at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, medical personnel were called to Somerset Hall and found Bangor resident James Mrazik, 18, who is not a student, outside drunk. He was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.

The smell of marijuana brought police to Hancock Hall around 1:52 a.m. Saturday where they found Casey Maskalenko, 19, with pot and a pipe. He was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A patrolling public safety officer saw two people carrying alcohol around 11:42 p.m. and stopped them and found Topsham resident John Carpenter, 19, who is not a student, and Michael Donahue-Hanscom, 18. Both were charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.

Around 1:24 a.m. Sunday, officers saw two people near Alfond Arena who looked as if they were going to fight. As a result of the investigation, UMaine student Kyle Barrows, 20, was charged with illegal possession of alcohol by a minor. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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A Bangor area transient was arrested on a charge of burglary of a motor vehicle early Saturday after witnesses said they saw him inside a vehicle on State Street.

Alexander Pelkey, 25, was walking down the street when police arrived, according to a police report. He put up a fight when they tried to arrest him and subsequently was arrested for burglary to a motor vehicle, violation of bail conditions and refusing to submit to arrest. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained there Sunday night. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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