Police Scanner

Sunday, Sept. 30

Minors with alcohol run through woods

4:21 a.m. – An officer on patrol observed two subjects near Providence Drive that appeared to be intoxicated. The officer attempted to stop the subjects, who then attempted to leave the area by going through the woods. The officer located the subjects and determined that they were minors consuming alcohol. The subjects were issued court summons and transported to a location to sleep it off.


Young drinkers cause concern in dorms

6:41 a.m. – “A friend of a resident” reported a party where minors were consuming alcohol in a room on the fourth floor of West Hall. The friend reported they were “afraid for the welfare of the subjects.” An officer responded but could not locate the subjects.


Computer scored in sports complex

3:58 p.m. – A staff member reported the theft of a UAA computer from the sports center. An officer responded and is investigating. Estimated loss is $1,750.


Fire alarms cry over burnt toast

9:07 p.m. – A fire alarm was activated at MAC 3. A university police officer and Anchorage Fire Department responded. The cause was determined to be a toaster fire. The fire was extinguished and the room ventilated.


Monday, Oct. 1

Coffee thrower kicked off campus

8:10 a.m. – A student reported that an individual had “tossed a cup of coffee at them.” An officer responded and directed the suspect to depart the area. The suspect complied.

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Fetal position doesn’t mean help is required

5:58 p.m. – A faculty member reported a nonresponsive subject in the fetal position inside the handicap door of the Administration and Humanities Building. Medics and an officer responded. The officer determined the subject was not in need of medical assistance, and the medic request was cancelled. The subject left the area when her transportation arrived.


Tuesday, Oct. 2

Laptop taken from housing

10:40 a.m. – An individual reported a theft of a laptop computer from the Gorsuch Commons the day before. An officer responded. Lost is estimated at $1,500.


Theft causes potted plant vanishing

10:45 a.m. – A staff member reported a potted plant had been stolen from the Administration Building in the past few days. An officer is investigating. Loss is estimated at $40.


Wednesday, Oct. 3

Flooding toilet, call for backup

8:24 p.m. – A West Hall resident adviser called to “report a toilet overflow” in a unit. Maintenance was contacted, but the resident wasn’t around when they responded, so the maintenance guy couldn’t fix it.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Bike owner busts her own car window

11:00 a.m. – A student reported that they needed assistance to cut a bike off a car roof. The student reported she had hit the ceiling bar in the parking garage with the bike, which moved and broke the car’s back window. An officer responded and “cut the bike free.” No damage was done to the garage. The officer is investigating.


Friday, Oct. 5


Wind-swept decorations set off alarms

6:50 p.m. – Intrusion alarms at the bookstore were sounding, and two officers responded. They determined the cause to be decorations swaying from a draft.

That cigarette smells like pot

9:51 p.m. – A West Hall resident adviser reported a “strong odor of marijuana emitting from a unit.” An officer responded on standby while the adviser made contact. After the contact, the adviser said the smell was from a tobacco cigarette.