Why were there police officers in front of the Patty Center on Dec. 20?

Question

What were all the police officers doing in front of the Patty Center along Tanana Loop when I returned to campus around 2 p.m. today (Dec. 20)? Was this some sort of exercise utilizing the city police, UAF police and Alaska State Troopers?

Response

Officers from several local law enforcement agencies were assisting in the recovery of a stolen vehicle. The pursuit ended on the Fairbanks campus after spike strips were deployed to deflate some of the vehicle tires.

— Steve Goetz, chief, UAF Police Department