Unalaska police blotter: Hamster missing!

Here are further highlights from the police log of the Unalaska Department of Public Safety. Read more from the log via the Dutch Harbor Telegraph. For background on the UDPS police blotter, see "Unalaska police blotter makes for great Alaska literature" (KTUU, Feb. 16, 2012) and "Dutch Harbor: The police blotter heard 'round the world" (Los Angeles Times, Feb. 5, 2009)

Theft – Caller reported his hamster had been pinched, taken from its cage inside a parked vehicle while the caller was inside Safeway. A short time later, the caller reported his rodent, apparently not stolen after all, had been enticed back to its home by a trail of food.

Animal – Caller reported his dog was missing from the back of his pickup truck. A few minutes later he called back to report having found his dog.

Suspicious Person/Activity – Caller requested an officer investigate the source of an alarm clock-type sound coming from a dumpster. Officers did so, and located a garbage bag stuffed with pornographic “reading material” and single beeping smoke detector.

Traffic Crime – An officer conducted a vehicle stop for some equipment violations and found an argumentative driver who claimed to have a valid driver’s license out of Washington. Patrick Thomas Murray, 32 yoa, was later charged with Driving while License Suspended/Revoked after the officer was able to verify that Murray had lied about his license status.