Police Blotter: April 1 – 11, 2013

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.

Fernanda Chamorro/Sun Star Reporter
April 16, 2013

Fired up

April 1– Police found a small sedan with its engine on fire in the North Upper Dorms parking lot. Officers contacted the owner, an 18-year-old man from Ft. Wainwright who had previously been trespassed. The man said he was not going to do anything about the burning vehicle and that he was leaving it there and it would be the police’s problem. The man’s trespass was extended and the UAFPD put out the fire. Gabe’s Towing towed the car.

False accusations

April 1– The Fairbanks Police Department requested assistance from UAFPD. A caller reported a 29-year-old man who drove off after an argument in fear that the man was possibly impaired, armed with a .45 caliber handgun, and likely to harm himself. Campus officers found the man’s red Dodge Stratus at the waste transfer site near campus and contacted the driver. Alaska State Troopers arrived as back-up. The driver was not under the influence of any drug and agreed to let police search him and his vehicle for the gun. Police did not find a gun, but they did find two bags of marijuana, one marijuana pipe and one meth pipe. The drugs were confiscated and the man was not arrested or charged since his consent search was for another reason. 

Hungry for time

April 3– A 78-year-old man called the UAFPD to report that the Lola Tilly Commons manager had cursed at him and assaulted him by forcing him out of the building while he was eating his meal. Police arrived and were informed that the man bought his food 20 minutes before closing time and had taken over half an hour to eat it. The man refused to leave the commons, which close at 8 p.m., unless he was given a to-go box. There are no boxes available at the Commons and the man had yelled at the manager. He had been previously trespassed from other buildings for his misconduct and police trespassed him from the Commons.

Weapon on campus

April 7- A man reported seeing a camouflaged person walking in the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland Complex front parking lot coming from the UAF Museum of the North with a .22 caliber rifle and getting into a red Neon. An officer stopped the 26-year-old male driver and he said that he was transporting his weapon to his car. The officer informed the man of the UAF weapons policy, which states that weapons can be carried in the trunk of a vehicle but not into buildings.

Sexual assault charges indicted

April 11– Sean A. Swammy, the 20-year-old man from Eielson Air Force Base, who was charged with sexual assault has now been found guilty of three counts. Aside from the woman he sexually assaulted in her Moore Hall dorm, he also assaulted another woman off campus. Swammy assaulted the off campus woman before the Moore Hall woman, but she did not report it to the police station until after the second victim. The off campus victim was attending a campus event when he offered to give her a ride home. She accepted and he sexually assaulted her once he drove off campus. Swammy was a student and is now trespassed from all UAF property. Swammy was indicted by a Fairbanks grand jury on one count of sexual assault in the First Degree and two counts of sexual assault in the Second Degree on April 11, 2013.

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1 Response

  1. Christopher L. Young says:

    How does a man get a to-go box if none are available?

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