Police Blotter: April 11 – 18, 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 26, 2011

Unexpected communication

On Monday, April 11, a female student received a strange phone call. Blowing it off as a wrong number, she went on about her day. She continued to receive strange phone calls for the rest of the day and then began receiving text messages. Upon investigation, it was found to be her friend’s ex-boyfriend. Because she doesn’t live on campus or in the UAF police jurisdiction, officers referred her to the Alaska State Troopers.

Missing girls found

A driver was passing the botanical gardens, when he saw two young-looking girls walking down the road on Monday, April 11. Since the weather was windy and cold, the driver called UAF police to inform them of his concern. An officer caught up with the girls and, after looking in the system, found them to be reported missing from earlier that day. The girls were taken to another agency’s custody to determine what would happen next.

Suicidal thoughts

In the evening of Wednesday, April 13, a resident of MBS talked to a Residence Life staff member about not being happy with his or her life. The staff member contacted UAF police to come evaluate the resident to see if the resident was in danger or just talking to vent. UAF police helped the resident to the police car to be transported to the hospital to talk to a doctor.

Hit and drag

At 11 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, a person was riding a bike past the botanical gardens when a vehicle hit him. The victim got stuck under the car and was dragged under the vehicle for a few feet. The vehicle did not stop and the cyclist had moderate injuries and was released from the hospital the next day. UAF police are asking the community to call if anyone has information to help identify the driver.

Bar fight

Early morning on Monday, April 18, the Alaska State Troopers called the UAF fire department and UAF police to come help break up a fight at the Red Fox. The fight took place inside the bar and ended up in the kitchen. The fight was between five or more people. One of the men involved in the fight kicked a woman in the face with his military boot, knocking her out. Everyone involved was arrested.

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