March 12, 2013

90 summoned after wild party in Waterville

More than 80 Colby College students are summonsed, and police arrest two people on charges they provided a place for minors to drink.

By AMY CALDER Morning Sentinel

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Ninety people were issued summonses Saturday night at a party on Washington Street in Waterville.

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Waterville resident Kimberly Morin Brunelle on Monday speaks about living next door to the 39 Washington Street residence where 90 people, including 81 Colby College students, were summonsed for underage drinking during a party on March 9.

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"We certainly go out of our way to educate students about the alcohol policy," he said. "There's really no way to enforce it."

Disciplinary measures for policy violations vary according to the level of the offense and whether it is repeated, according to Terhune.

Low-level offenses typically start with a warning and a note in a student's file; probation might be a next step, if an offense is repeated.

More serious offenses could result in suspension for a semester or more. Expulsion, or permanent removal from the college, is for the most serious offenses.

Massey said some angry parents were calling police to complain that police were picking on or targeting Colby students.

"It's a ridiculous accusation," he said.

The percentage of Colby students summoned or arrested in a year is small compared to the overall number of summonses issued and arrests made in the city, he said.

The Washington Street house is less than a mile from the Colby campus. Washington Street connects Campus Drive, on the campus, and Kennedy Memorial Drive.

"One parent suggested we endangered his son's life because he missed a ride to Colby (from the party) and could have frozen to death," he said.

He said students got rides back to campus via the Colby Jitney, a van that transports students, as well as by Colby Security. Some students also took taxis, he said.

Amy Calder – 861-9247


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This home at 39 Washington Street in Waterville was the site of a party on Saturday, where police summonsed 90 people for underage drinking.

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