May 23, 2018
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Three arrested in separate UMaine incidents

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

ORONO, Maine — University of Maine police were busy over the weekend dealing with intoxicated underage people — including some nonstudents — who reportedly were involved in separate incidents of assault, drinking and driving and carrying a concealed weapon, UMaine spokesman Joe Carr said Monday.

The first incident occurred around 11:10 pm. Friday and involved a Castine resident visiting campus who had a fake identification card and was combative, he said.

William Ziadeh, 20, was arrested at Lambda Chi fraternity when he was found intoxicated and in possession of a pair of brass knuckles, Carr said. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, illegal possession of alcohol and possession of a false identification.

At around 1:31 a.m. on Saturday, Bangor resident Kelly Esty, 20, who also is not a student, was driving on College Avenue with no rear lights on her vehicle. After police determined she had been drinking, she was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.

A UMaine student from Florham Park, N.J., was stopped by police on Long Road at around 12:46 a.m. Sunday because he didn’t have his headlights on, Carr said.

Frank Scura, 19, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, and he also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a marijuana pipe allegedly was found in his vehicle.

Two hours later, at around 2:40 a.m., police responded to a call from Somerset Hall for an intoxicated female, who was not a student, and later arrested her when she became combative, Carr said.

Police called an ambulance for Amanda Bailey, 18, of South Portland, and during the wait, “she became uncooperative and pushed the officer,” he said.

She was charged with misdemeanor assault.

Bailey, Scura and Ziadeh were taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor after their individual arrests, and all have been released, a jail official said Monday.

In addition to those charged above, UMaine police also responded to nine other incidents involving alcohol and two that involved drugs in which someone was either charged or referred to the university’s judicial affairs.

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