Police Blotter: January 29 – February 3, 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

February 12, 2013

She bangs, she bangs

Jan. 29- Employees in the Business Office pushed the panic alarm for the UAF Police Department. A 57-year-old woman scared them when she began banging the counters and tried reaching through the window, demanding the money for her classes back. She was applying for her first semester at UAF online, but she did not want to provide personal information to register in classes online, fearing identity theft. The woman became hostile when the employees tried explaining the process to her. A campus police officer explained to the woman how to conduct herself and trespassed her from UAF until she spoke to the Dean of Students, Don Foley. She was scheduled for a meeting with the dean.


Jan. 31- A school bus with 10 children on board and a UAF shuttle bus crashed into one another and wedged together while trying to pass each other on North Chandalar Drive. The 61-year-old shuttle driver and the 59-year-old female bus driver were both driving opposite ways at five miles per hour. The road was narrow due to parked cars on the left and a snow bank on the right. Both drivers kept going instead of stopping to let the other pass, causing them to crash into eachother. The crash caused minor damages to the vehicles. Facilities Services helped separate the vehicles. There were no injuries and participation forms were exchanged. There were no citations.

Lucky guy

Feb. 1- A 42-year-old male UAF employee reported to police that he backed into a parked red Sudan covered in snow at a UAF parking lot, breaking the taillight. He said the car appeared to have been there a long time, but after he left the area to get something to write with and returned, the car was gone. Although he had the license plate number, one letter was wrong. However the police were still able to find the car in the system. The owner of the Sudan was a male student who had left it in the lot over winter break. The student said he previously had a hit-and-run at Wal-Mart in the same area of the car, so there wasn’t any notable extra damage. He had already been paid by his insurance, so he decided not to take further action.

Sleeping beast

Feb. 3- An officer was on foot patrol in the Rasmuson Library when he found a little blood in the restroom. The officer questioned a man in the 23-hour study area, who pointed at a 42-year-old male student sleeping on the floor. The policeman woke him up and found that he had nothing to do with the blood, but asked him not to sleep in the building because it is not permitted, since doing so is an international fire code violation.

The man began arguing that he had slept in the library for years and would continue doing it. The man then began goading the officer, saying “Does that badge make you feel good?”

The officer trespassed him from the study area until he contacted the Dean of Students and the student became more hostile. The officer called for assistance. The first officer tried to offer him the dean’s number but the man refused to take it. The individual filed a complaint against the two officers at the UAFPD. However, the officer’s uniform cameras proved that the man’s statements were false. He was scheduled to meet up with the dean.

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