Police Blotter: October 16 – 22, 2012

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.

Fernanda Chamorro/Sun Star Reporter
October 30, 2012


Oct. 16– There was a minor accident involving two vehicles in the Taku Parking Lot. A 20-year-old male student accidentally hit a 17-year-old woman’s vehicle. A campus police officer responded. The drivers exchanged information. There were no citations or injuries.

Hit and hide

Oct. 16– A 19-year-old male student reported a possible hit and run to his parked vehicle in the North Upper Dorms Parking Lot . An officer responded.  Campus police believe it may be related to last week’s vandalism, in which police found damage and obscene drawings and words on several vehicle mirrors in the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland Parking Lot. The investigation is ongoing.

Another one

Oct. 18– Someone passing by the Patty Center Parking Lot, witnessed and reported a hit and run to campus police. A 55-year-old woman had parked her car and went into the ice arena. Another driver backed into her car and left the scene while she was inside the building. An officer responded. There was minor damage to the woman’s vehicle and there are no suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

Flashing lights

Oct. 18– A 19-year-old male student struck a light pole with his car in Columbia Circle near the MacLean House. He did not knock over the pole, which has been hit before, and it was still working. There were approximately $500 in damages to his car and no injuries.

The woodsman

Oct. 18– A campus bus driver reported a man hanging around the vehicles near the Facilities Services Building who ran into the woods when he saw the bus driver. An campus police officer investigated and identified him as a homeless man. A locate was issued by campus police for him to be trespassed from all UAF property.

Don’t drink your youth away

Oct. 20– A 19-year-old male student reported an intoxicated man in the MBS entryway. An officer patrolled the area in search of the suspect. When the suspect returned to the building, the officer identified him. The suspect was an 18-year-old Fairbanks man. The suspect was cited for underage drinking. His roommate agreed to take care of him for the night.

Sustainable villain

Oct. 21– A Residence Life staff member reported a party that involved underage drinking in the Sustainable Village. A 25-year-old Fairbanks man was summonsed for furnishing alcohol to a minor. Another student, a 19-year-old woman, was charged with underage drinking. After further investigation, there were no additional charges.

The bottled man

Oct.22– A 21-year-old male non-student was outside the Tilly Commons building holding an alcohol bottle and saying that he had a gun on him. A 19-year-old male student reported the suspect to campus police. A Nixle alert was issued. Nixle is a notification service that law enforcement and government agencies use to inform the public on safety threats. Officers responded and identified him through video. The suspect had been previously trespassed from UAF for being intoxicated in the Wood Center. Officers visited his off-campus residence but he was not home. No charges were made, but police are working on notifying him that his trespass will be extended.

Just walk away

Oct. 22– A 27-year-old male student reported a highly intoxicated 36-year-old man who was barely able to walk near Gold Stream Road. An officer responded and spoke with the suspect. He had been previously trespassed from UAF for being intoxicated in the Wood Center. He was transported to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for alcohol intoxication and to the Fairbanks Correctional Center for the possession of marijuana. His trespass was extended for an additional year.

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