June 23, 2018
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Man hurt when ATV rolls on him in Hermon

Police and emergency crews were dispatched to Route 2 in Hermon just before 1 p.m. Sunday to help a young man who was injured when his four-wheeler rolled over him, police say.

“The young man was backing off a pickup truck, and one of the ramps gave way, and it rolled on top of him,” said Deputy Peter Garland of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, complained of neck and back pain and was taken to a Bangor hospital. His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Garland said. The man’s name, age and residence were not available. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)


A University of Maine police officer summoned two students for marijuana possession Thursday night after he was granted permission to search the van they were riding in.

The incident occurred just before midnight in the Hilltop parking lot on the UMaine campus, according to UM spokesman Joe Carr. The officer approached the van to speak with the occupants and noticed a marijuana pipe in the front of the vehicle. He then asked for, and was granted, permission to conduct a search of the van.

As a result of that inspection, Mark Ferretti, 19, a university student who was sitting in the driver’s seat, was issued a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia. Another student, 20-year-old Charlotte Whitaker, also was summoned for possession of drug paraphernalia, after the officer found another pipe in her possession, Carr said.

Two other people in the van were not charged with any crimes, Carr said. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)


Two 19-year-old University of Maine students were summoned Wednesday night for illegal possession of alcohol by consumption, UM spokesman Joe Carr confirmed.

Heather Lipps was cited after a campus police officer went to the Stewart Quad area to look into a report that underage drinking might be occurring there, Carr said, citing a police report.

The other summons was issued after a campus police officer who was walking through York Village spotted a male and a female walking toward York Hall, Carr said. Carr said that it appeared to the officer that the female, Linda Morton, was intoxicated. He approached the pair and determined that to be the case. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)


A visitor to the University of Maine was summoned for possession of a usable amount of marijuana Wednesday night after a campus police officer was called to Somerset Hall to investigate a report of the odor of the drug.

University of Maine spokesman Joe Carr said that the officer knocked on the door of the room that was the subject of the report and that visitor Bryant Lee, 18, admitted to having previously been smoking marijuana outside the residence hall. (Dawn Gagnon, BDN)

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