Police Blotter: November 17 – 21, 2015

A weekly report from the UAF Police Department.

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.

Heather Penn / Sun Star

Welfare Check

11/17/2015 8:28 p.m. – A possibly intoxicated man walking down Sheep Creek road toward UAF was reported to campus police. Officers located the man, who blew a .199 on the portable breath test. Officers were unable to find someone to care for the man and he was taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center, where he refused to enter. The man was restrained by officers and sustained a cut lip. He was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital to be treated for the injury, and was subsequently returned to the Fairbanks Correctional Center. The man was banned from UAF from a year.

Suspicious Circumstances

11/18/2015 4:19 p.m. – A damaged light pole was spotted outside the Museum of the North. A UAF Facilities bobcat clearing snow unintentionally hit the pole leaving a hole in the base. The driver may not have known the accident occurred. The damage is estimated at $200.

Traffic Incident

11/18/2015 12:53 p.m. – Zeinab Barati, 35, of Fairbanks, caused an accident at North Tanana Loop by failing to yield at an intersection. The accident occurred north of the Murie building and caused between $5,000-$6,000 worth of damage to the front left fender of the victim’s vehicle. The damage to the left rear of Barati’s car is estimated to be about $1,000. Barati was cited for failure to exercise due care to avoid an accident.


11/18/2015 11:18 p.m. – A report of a stolen gym bag from the cubbies at the Student Recreational Center was made to campus police. The bag was presumed stolen sometime between 10-11 p.m. After investigating officers discovered that there were two similar looking bags and the complainants bag had inadvertently been taken. Officers located the individual who had the bag, ensured inventory of both bags was taken, and each bag was returned to the correct owner.

11/19/2015 12:27 p.m. – An unlocked vehicle at the Life Sciences building was broken into. A backpack with gym clothes, tool box with miscellaneous tools and a binder with personal papers were taken. The items are valued at $200. The investigation is ongoing.

11/20/2015 6:38 p.m. – A report came in to police about a missing wallet presumed stolen from an unlocked locker at the SRC. The stolen wallet contained cash, ATM cards and various memberships cards. The investigation is ongoing. The police recommend using a lock to keep valuables safe at the SRC. Locks can be picked up for free at the police station or can be purchased at the SRC for $5.

Disorderly Conduct

11/19/2015 2:34 p.m. – A couple arguing in Rasmuson Library were reported to police. When officers arrived the couple were no longer engaged in the argument. The male was found walking towards Taku and the female was located upstairs in the library. Both admitted to having a verbal disagreement but there was no assault or fear of one’s safety in regards to the other’s actions. Both the male and female were given disorderly conduct warnings and domestic violence information packets.

Intoxicated Person

11/21/2015 3:17 p.m. – A call from the Alaska State Troopers alerted campus police to an intoxicated person near College and University Ave. Officers responded and made contact with the man at Wickersham Hall. The man had a Polar Express card, a film department key, and a dorm key despite not being a student. He blew a .378 on a portable breath test. Officers transported the man to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital where he was cleared to go on to Fairbanks Correctional Center for a sleep off. Fairbanks Correctional Center refused to take the man due to his level of intoxication. He was then taken back to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and admitted.

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