Police Blotter: November 4 – 10, 2010

This report is based on the information published by the University Police Department. Individuals arrested and/or charged with crimes in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Compiled by Stephanie Martin
Sun Star Intern

Thursday, Nov. 4, 10:35 AM

A Macintosh Resident received a call from someone posing as “Officer Coris Thomas” of the “Bureau of Current Identification.” The sham officer said the resident was under investigation. The fictional officer demanded she call back within 24 hours or a warrant would be issued for her arrest. The female resident then searched online and found the “Bureau” was a scam.

Friday, Nov. 5, 12:20 AM

An off-duty CSO reported a dark extended cab truck with a topper doing “brodies” in the SRC field. As an officer was en route, the truck stopped and parked with its lights facing the hill. The officer spoke with the three individuals in the truck. One of the truck’s occupants had a suspended license. The three were told to leave and did so. The officer trespassed one of the truck’s passengers from UAF for six months.

Friday, Nov. 5, 11:39 PM

A traffic stop for moving violations on University Avenue resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old Fairbanks resident. Once stopped, the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle. During a search of the driver, the officer seized a baggy suspected to be marijuana. The officer found a quart size baggy containing 18 individually packed baggies of marijuana. The driver found himself at FCC booked on one count of MICS 4.

Monday, Nov. 8, 8:00 PM

The owner of an unlocked vehicle parked in the Lower Dorms area found a man going through her belongings. The man had fair skin and wore a light multi-colored jacket. When the owner yelled at the man, he ran toward the Fairbanks St. Bridge. He stole cash from the vehicle. An officer photographed the scene and reviewed security footage to confirm the description of the man. The officer requested the vehicle owner provide a statement.

Monday, Nov. 8, 9:37 AM

Residence Life called the police department with updated information on the harassing phone calls received lately. The prank caller told Res Life Staff he told a receiver of the calls they were a joke and then the receiver beat him up. The prankster admitted to police he placed the calls. He believed what he said was so over the top it would be taken as a joke. The prankster told the call receiver it was a joke and apologized. The receiver then came to the prank caller’s room and punched him repeatedly in the head. The matter will be handled within Res Life.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1:01 AM

Police received a call of an individual sleeping in the entrance to Duckering. The officer arrived and saw the individual on the public use phone. The officer approached the man as the phone started beeping from being off the hook for too long. The officer trespassed the telephone pretender from UAF property for six months and he left the building.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 7:25 PM

A Garden Apartments resident reported receiving unwanted communications from a man claiming to be the manager at Pizza Hut. He mentioned a driver who had been fired over a discrepancy on a tip. The resident wrote a $2 tip, which was changed to $20. While the officer was on the scene, another call was received, although the issue had been resolved the previous day. The officer advised the caller not to call back and recorded the conversation.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 8:04 PM

An SRC user reported that she left her locker with no lock on it and when she came back, the locker was locked. SRC staff cut the lock to allow her access. Her purple iPod Nano, key chain, Polar Express Card and blue faded jeans were gone. An officer responded to the area and took a written statement. The victim will call back with the serial number of the iPod.

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