Police Blotter: March 31 – April 4, 2011

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.

Amber Sandlin / Sun Star Reporter
April 12, 2011

Icy outside!

An officer was crossing the parking lot outside Lathrop hall on Thursday, March 31 when a student slipped and fell on the ice. The officer stopped and redirected traffic to prevent the fallen man from being run over. The man was fine after a few minutes but had minor injuries to his arm and legs. The UAF police department cautions drivers and pedestrians to be careful during the spring season.

Parolee busted for speed, alcohol seized

On Thursday, March 31, an officer pulled over a driver who was speeding near the Experimental Farm. The driver was recently released on parole. The officer noticed cases of alcohol in the vehicle and called the driver’s parole officer, who instructed that the cases be confiscated. The driver was ordered to contact his parole officer in the morning.

Party behind the SRC

SRC employees noticed several drunken people behind the building early Saturday, April 2, and contacted the UAF police. The officer noticed one person had back and leg injuries and called the UAF Fire Department to take the person to the hospital. A 19-year-old boy from Palmer was charged with giving alcohol to a minor and with trespassing. Another person was charged with consuming alcohol as a minor and ordered to appear in court.

Cracked sunroof

In the Haida Lot, located above the Chapman Building, a car was found with the sunroof cracked, on Saturday, April 2. UAF police are unable to identify if the damage was caused by snow, a flying rock, or possibly “bored two-legged creatures.” The owner said it would have happened sometime within the last two weeks.

Hunting a (possible) DUI

A person noticed a possible intoxicated driver and called the Alaska State Troopers on Monday, April 4. The troopers notified the UAF police and a Community Service Officer noticed the vehicle attempting to park in Signer’s lot. The driver then left and headed toward the power plant, where UAF police stopped him. A driver was a 21-year-old male from Samoa. He was found to be driving without a valid license and was released on foot.

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