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Student issued summons after failing to pay bar tab

April 13, 2018

A Bowdoin student was issued a court summons early Saturday morning after failing to pay his bar tab at MyTie Lounge & Bar, a club about half a mile from campus on Maine Street.

Brunswick Police Department (BPD) received a call from MyTie reporting a man who had left without paying around 1 a.m. on Saturday, according to BPD Captain Mark Waltz. Shortly thereafter, officers encountered a man who fit the description that the caller had provided. Officers initially encouraged the student to pay his bar tab but issued him a summons for theft of services after he was unable to do so.

The student, who is a senior, has a scheduled court date for June 5. Court summons means that the student could face charges for theft of services or other charges that the district attorney’s (DA) office deems appropriate. The DA’s office could also choose not to pursue charges.

That same night, a minor student was also denied entry to MyTie after attempting to use a fake ID. Early on Sunday morning, another minor student was cited by BPD for possession of alcohol.

The issuance of court summons to Bowdoin students is not new. In the month of February, three Bowdoin students were issued summonses for underage possession of alcohol, one was issued summons for jaywalking and one was issued summons for operating a vehicle with an expired temporary registration.

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