April 22, 2013

12 Colby students charged in Friday off-campus party

By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling mhhetling@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

OAKLAND — Twelve Colby College students were summoned on charges including violating Maine's liquor laws shortly after midnight Friday by the Oakland Police Department.

Two of the students were found walking down Town Farm Road by officers on patrol, sparking a brief investigation that led to a nearby home rented by five students, Capt. Rick Stubbert said.

The five students charged with allowing minors to possess or consume liquor are: Jessalyn Steinam, 21, of Payson Street, Portland; Molly Hudson, 21, of Litchfield Road, Port Washington, N.Y.; Nora Elizabeth Barnard, 21, of Pope Street, Menlo Park, Calif.; Melanie Ross, 22, of Murch Road, Freeport; and Sarah Braselton, 21, address not given.

Six students were cited and charged with being a minor possessing liquor. They are: William Vietze, 20, of Bolden Road, Medfield, Mass.; Alison Smith, 20, of Christy Hill Road, Gales Ferry, Conn.; Eric Nesto, 19, of Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville; Christopher Smith, 19, of Oyster Bay Road, Locust Valley, N.Y.; Brian Palmer, 20, of Oakwood Overlook, Dayton, Mass.; and Emily Malinowski, 18, of 32nd Place, Washington, D.C.

John Vanasse, 21, of Briar Lane, Westwood, Mass., was charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution.

Stubbert said the students were taken back to campus through a coordinated effort of the Oakland police and Colby's security officers,

In March, 81 Colby students were among 90 young people charged with possession of alcohol by a minor, at a house on Washington Street in Waterville.

Matt Hongoltz-Hetling — 861-9287


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