June 20, 2018
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Three arrested Sunday after fights at Curva Ultra Lounge

Orono police were busy early Sunday morning when two fights broke out at the Curva Ultra Lounge, which resulted in three arrests, Capt. Josh Ewing said Tuesday.

Police were driving by the club around 12:30 a.m. when an employee waved them down and reported that a man had started a fight inside, had been removed but had returned and was yelling and making a disturbance, Ewing said.

Police officers issued Nathan Curtis, 21, of Milford a disorderly conduct warning and flagged him a cab, but he reportedly refused to calm down and began swearing at the officers, who arrested him on a disorderly conduct charge.

While officers were dealing with Curtis, they heard a loud commotion at the club and reportedly witnessed three men fighting.

Police arrested Damien Bridges, 20, of Guilford and Jordan Richards, 19, of Corinna on disorderly conduct charges.

“The third man disappeared while the other two were being detained,” Ewing said.

Curtis, Bridges and Richards were taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Brewer man was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident Sunday evening after he hit a parked truck in the Walmart Supercenter parking lot in Brewer and then took off, Brewer police Lt. Chris Martin said Tuesday.

Cpl. Levi Sewell caught up with Brandon Cossette, 23, in Eddington and issued him a summons to court, he said. Cossette reportedly admitted to police that he hit the truck at about 8 p.m. and then left the area.

“He said he panicked,” Martin said.

The estimated damage to Cossette’s 2001 Pontiac Grand Am is listed as between $2,000 and $3,000, and the damage to the 2008 Chevy pickup that was hit is estimated at between $1,500 and $2,000, Martin said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


University of Maine police on patrol late Monday night noticed a woman running across the Sigma Nu fraternity’s lawn with a man chasing her and stopped to investigate, Joe Carr, university spokesman, said Tuesday.

While police were questioning the female student about the incident, the man, identified as UMaine student Aaron Healey, 20, allegedly became argumentative, would not calm down and was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and later released, a jail official said.

The woman involved, Amber Weaver, 19, was charged with illegal possession of alcohol by a minor. She was not arrested. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A Calais man was arrested Tuesday morning after employees of an Orono convenience store found contraband in a backpack he inadvertently left behind.

David Hodsdon, 39, of Calais was charged with possession of the scheduled drug Vicodin, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, namely a marijuana pipe, after police were called to the Circle K store on Main Street at about 8:40 a.m., Orono police Capt. Josh Ewing said Tuesday afternoon.

Ewing said that employees had opened the backpack in an effort to return it to its owner. After doing so, they found about a tablet and a half of the controlled painkiller, several small bags of marijuana and a marijuana pipe.

Hodsdon, who turned up at the store to retrieve his backpack while police still were there, was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor, Ewing said. He said Hodsdon was released on bail the same day. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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