Three charged after UMF party broken up

FARMINGTON — Three people were charged with violating liquor laws after police broke up a large party near the University of Maine at Farmington late Thursday.

Two 22-year-old students were charged with class D furnishing a place for a minor to consume liquor after police found a large party at their High Street apartment that allegedly involved minors. If found guilty, the charge can carry up to a $2,000 fine.

There were about 30 or 40 people at the party, which spilled out into the lawn, said Farmington Police secretary Bonnie Pomeroy.

David Berthiaume, of Allenstown, N.H., and Kevin B. Walsh, of Milton, Mass., were charged by Sgt. Edward Hastings and Officer Derrick Doucette.

Officer Michael Raymond also charged 19-year-old Shane O’Neill with a misdemeanor charge of consuming alcohol while underage. Pomeroy said police did not charge anyone else because some were over the legal drinking age and other people fled the scene of the party when they saw the officers arrive.

 

 

IN ANSON, Thursday at 10:22 p.m., a harassment complaint was investigated on New Portland Road.

IN CLINTON, Thursday at 6:35 p.m., a caller from Martin Lane reported receiving an harassing or obscene phone call.

IN MADISON, Thursday at 7:38 p.m., an intoxicated person was reported on Main Street.

8:26 p.m., a report of suspicious activity was investigated on Main Street.

IN NORRIDGEWOCK, Thursday at 3:52 p.m., a report of suspicious activity was investigated on Beech Hill Road.

8:47 p.m., a report of a disabled motor vehicle led to an arrest on Ward Hill Road.

IN OAKLAND, Thursday at 4:52 p.m., criminal trespass was reported on Snow Pond Road.

6:36 p.m., juvenile offenses were reported on McGrath Pond Road.

9:13 p.m., harassment was reported on Greeley Street.

IN PITTSFIELD, Thursday at 10:38 p.m., a report of burglary was investigated on Canaan Road.

IN SKOWHEGAN, Thursday at 4:31 p.m., a harassment complaint was reported on Madison Avenue.

5:12 p.m., a report of larceny was investigated on Bigelow Hill Road.

6:11 p.m., a report of theft was investigated on Poulin Drive.

6:22 p.m., a report of theft was investigated on Chestnut Street.

11:57 p.m., loud noise was reported on Mitchell Street.

Friday at 1 a.m., a report of an intoxicated person was investigated on Waterville Road.

2:07 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Elm Street.

IN WATERVILLE, Thursday at 9:45 a.m., criminal mischief was reported at Dollar Tree on The Concourse.

11:10 a.m., a theft was reported on Winter Street.

1:41 p.m., a shoplifter was reported at Walmart.

1:46 p.m., a theft was reported on Redington Street.

5:51 p.m., an assault was reported on Hillside Avenue.

8:12 p.m., a theft was reported on Brook Street.

Friday at 1:12 a.m., juvenile offenses were reported on Burleigh Street.

IN WINSLOW, Thursday at 3:53 p.m., theft was reported on Clinton Avenue.

5:21 p.m., a dispute was reported on Heywood Road.

6:22 p.m., a dispute was reported on Heywood Road.

ARRESTS

IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wednesday, Hannah M. Tranton, 22, of Kingfield, was arrested on the charge of operating under the influence.

Thursday, Ryan Green, 42, of Wilton, was arrested on a warrant for the charge of failing to appear.

John L. Oberton, 21, of Livermore Falls, was arrested on the charge of theft of services.

IN OAKLAND, Thursday at 4:39 p.m., Billie-Jean Semones, 39, of Smithfield, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence, on East Pond Road.

IN SOMERSET COUNTY, Thursday at 3:16 p.m., Damian Alexander Steele, 27, of Winthrop, was arrested on a charge of terrorizing and a probation revocation.