Rockland graduate charged in UMaine burglary
Orono — Two University of Maine baseball players have been suspended from playing after being arrested Saturday, Dec. 7 and charged with burglary.
Lucas G. Morrill, 20, of South Thomaston and Shane C. Bussey, 19, of Orono were arrested by University of Maine Police, according to UMaine spokeswoman Margaret Nagle. Morrill is a 2011 graduate of Rockland District High School.
The incident began at 2:23 p.m. when UMaine police received a report of two men breaking into a wood shed in the UMaine forest and the theft of tools from the shed. With university police busy at the football game, Orono Police were asked to assist and given a description of the men, Nagle said.
Orono police detained two men, who fit the description, found walking on campus. UMaine police then arrested Morrill and Bussey at the Hilltop Parking Lot. They were in possession of two axes and a hatchet at the time of their arrest, Nagle said.
The two students were taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor following their arrest. Morrill was released the same day on $60 cash bail.
Baseball Coach Steve Trimper decided to suspend the two players indefinitely Sunday morning, Dec. 8, Nagle said.
Morrill, a business major, graduated from Rockland District High School in 2011 and played baseball, basketball and soccer for the school. He was a three-time Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference all-star on the baseball diamond.
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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.
Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast for 15 years.