Police Blotter: March 25 – 27, 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 5, 2011

Speckled discovery

On Friday, March 25, a man in Hess Village discovered his car had been vandalized. After taking his vehicle to the car wash, his beige car still had some “white frost” on the outside of the passenger door. Upon investigation, he discovered spray paint that had occurred sometime between October and March. Worried of a serial vandal, he called UAF police to report the incident. The responding officer said that the car damage totaled in the thousands of dollars

Licenses are mandatory

An officer watched a 22-year-old man on Tanana loop on Saturday, March 26, almost falling over while driving a dirt bike. Due to the cold and gravel, the officer thought that the motorist did not have control of the vehicle. When the officer pulled him over for such strange driving behaviors and performing an illegal u-turn, he discovered the driver didn’t own a motorcycle license. He was ordered to appear in court for not owning a valid driver’s license.


A person noticed a child possibly being assaulted by an adult in the Student Recreation Center on Saturday, March 26. An officer investigated and believes it was a matter of a parent disciplining a child. Child discipline laws vary by the state and are at the discretion of the district attorney in order to press charges. The incident has been forwarded to the offices of child services.

Almost tipsy

During a traffic stop in front of Skarland Hall, an officer detected odors of alcohol from a 19-year-old driver and his passenger. After performing a DUI investigation, the driver was issued a citation for minor consuming after operating, and his passenger was cited for minor consuming alcohol. The driver and his passenger had blood alcohol content levels of 0.058 and 0.088, respectively. The legal limit is 0.08.

Tilly outdoor décor

Around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday March 27, two people were found on the roof of the Lola Tilly Commons, vandalizing UAF property. While an officer was performing a foot patrol, he noticed the individuals. Upon investigation, the officer found them drawing graffiti on the upper deck. Both individuals were banned from all UAF property.

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