June 19, 2018
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90 Colby students face charges after rowdy party, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A rowdy party attended by about 100 Colby College students Saturday night resulted in two men being arrested and 90 students earning alcohol-related charges, police said.

James Axelrod, 21, and Oliver Brown, 20, who rent the 39 Washington St. house where the party was held, were both arrested and charged with furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol, Waterville police Chief Joe Massey said Monday.

An anonymous tip that a large party was going on led police to go to the residence to see what was happening, Massey said.

When police arrived, they encountered a large number of students, some of whom ran off when officers arrived, the police chief said.

Approximately 90 underage students were charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol, Massey said.

Brown is also looking at charges of violation of condition of release, as he wasn’t allowed to consume or possess alcohol after a prior arrest for a traffic violation, Massey said. He also was charged with refusing to submit to arrest, as he attempted to flee the scene before police quickly caught up to him, the chief said.

Axelrod and Brown were both released from the Waterville police station on $500 bail, Massey said. They are due in court May 7.

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