Police Blotter: April 7 – 12, 2015

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.

By Heather Penn

Sun Star Reporter 



April 7, 8:55 p.m. – An attempted theft of a light bar from a Honda Civic in the north upper dorms parking lot was reported on Tuesday. The bar remained on the vehicle but was bent and had scratch marks consistent with a possible attempt to pry it from the car. Two possible suspects have been identified. The investigation remains open.

A report from the UAF Police Department is published in The Sun Star regularly.

A report from the UAF Police Department is published in The Sun Star regularly.

Traffic Stop

April 9, 12:09 a.m. – Wesley N. Tuzroyluke, 19, of Point Hope, was arrested without incident after a traffic stop revealed he had warrants for his arrest. Tuzroyluke was pulled over for speeding on Tanana Loop. He admitted to having warrants out for his arrest and no drivers license. Two of the warrants were for failure to appear in court and one was a probation violation. Tuzroyluke was taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center, and charged with Driving With a Revoked License and outstanding warrants.

Motor Vehicle Accident

April 9, 6:49 p.m. – An slight collision a occurred in the Patty parking lot when a woman backed into another occupied car. No injuries were reported and the damage totaled less than $2,000 which meant officers didn’t need to file a report instead they provided the two parties with the proper paperwork to file the incident themselves.

Suspicious Circumstances

April 10, 2015 – A loaded black 32 caliber CZ handgun, with a full magazine was found hanging on a hook in a stall in the men’s 4th floor bathroom at Gruening. Police secured the weapon and tracked down the owner who initially stated his gun had been stolen from his car. Officers discovered the individual has a class on the 4th floor that ended 10 minutes before the gun was found. Officers located the owner who had an empty holster on his person. It is illegal to possess any firearms in school buildings and it is posted on the entrances to Gruening. Dorms are also forbidden areas though faculty and staff may have them at their residences in campus housing. People may have weapons on campus if they are in transit as in picking up a weapon from the police gun room and bringing it to their car or from car to home. Possible charges may ensue.

Welfare Check

April 9, 12:18 p.m. – A concerned neighbor in Hess Village called the police to investigate what sounded like someone falling down the stairs. Officers responded and found the noise to be someone jumping up and down on the living room floor. This was a non-criminal incident and the noise ceased after the officers visit.


April 12, 6 p.m. – A bent mirror, chipped windshield, mud, possible reflector damage and a “learn how to park” note were found on a vehicle in the Chapman Building parking lot. The incident happened sometime between 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. The investigation continues.

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