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Construction machinery taken for joyride at UMaine apartment complex; police seeking to identify suspects

Those involved could face charges of unauthorized use of property and criminal mischief, as well as be ordered to pay restitution for damages.

ORONO, Maine — The Orono Police Department is actively trying to identify people they say took a heavy construction machine for a joyride early Sunday morning.

Orono officers arrived at Orchard Trails Apartments just after midnight. Video obtained by NEWS CENTER Maine shows multiple people, who appear college-age, spinning around on the machine and tearing up grass at the complex.

Police believe three people were involved but said there may be more. Those involved could face charges of unauthorized use of property and criminal mischief, as well as be ordered to pay restitution for damages, according to police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Orono police at 207-866-4000 or send an email to cbosse@orono.org. 

Credit: Michael Gecawicz