Police Blotter: November 11 – 20, 2013

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.

Shae Bowman/Sun Star Reporter
Nov. 26, 2013

November 11- Off-roading

A UAF grounds crew workers reported a Dodge truck driving on the newly groomed ski trails near Butrovich building. The vehicle was initially seen by a UAF grounds keeper driving on Yukon Drive where the grounds crew observed the vehicle go off road. Campus police found a truck matching the description of the Dodge truck at McDonalds on Geist Road.  The driver admitted to police that he had been driving on the ski trails. The driver was not affiliated with UAF. The driver was given an order to appear in court for reckless driving, and UAF is going to pursue compensation for the damage to the ski trails.

November 15- Intoxicated person

A resident assistant reported that a female guest of a resident living in MacLean House was highly intoxicated and refused to stop bothering the resident. When campus police arrived, the female answered the door and when she realized it was the police, she refused to cooperate. When the officer attempted to arrest the female, she fought back. On the second attempt, the officer succeeded in removing her from the house, but she refused to walk to the car, forcing him to carry her. At the Fairbanks Correctional Center, the individual refused to submit to a medical examination and had to be taken to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Once cleared medically, the officer attempted to take her back to his patrol car when the individual attempted to head butt him. She refused to get into the car, but was eventually transported back to Fairbanks Correctional Center where she was remanded for probation violation and charged with resisting arrest.

November 16- No sleeping allowed

A janitor in the Fine Arts Complex reported that a woman was sleeping near the vending machines. Campus police contacted her and found out she was a student. She was banned from the Fine Arts Complex until she talks to the Dean of Students.

November 17 Domestic violence incident

A passerby reported a possible domestic violence incident. The caller said that she had seen a female on the ground and a male arguing with her. She believed that the male may have pushed the female. A campus officer arrived at the scene and saw a couple arguing and the female crying. The officer separated the individuals and questioned them both. The female said they had been having an argument, and she had tripped in the snow. The male said that he had pushed her over his foot and tripped her. The female’s ankle was twisted. The male was arrested and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Facility and charged with Assault four Domestic Violence. Both individuals were students. The female was provided information about domestic violence and victim rights.

November 20- Scammed

An individual reported that she was the victim of an internet scam. The individual told campus police she had applied for a receptionist job on Craigslist, and she had later received a check from the company before doing any work. She also received an email instructing her to deposit the check and then send $100 to an address in New Jersey. The following day, she received an email to send the same amount to an address in California and the following day, she received an email to send a smaller amount to an address in Nigeria. She reported that her account was now over-drafted. The investigation is on-going.

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