Police Blotter: September 17 – 19, 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


9/17/2015 9:33 p.m.

An iPad left in Moore Hall was initially thought to be stolen. The iPad had last been seen in the Hess Rec. area.  A good samaritan turned it over to the desk attendant who then returned it to its owner.

9/18/2015 1:56 p.m.

A green Kona mountain bike was reported as stolen to police.  The female who reported the bike stolen believed she left it outside the Wood Center Pub entrance but later found it at another rack in front of the Wood Center.

Suspicious Circumstances

9/18/2015 8:32 a.m.

Last week a woman entered the UAF police vestibule citing she needed help for her mother and niece.  The woman claimed the Anchorage State Police were trying to kill her family, who were living in Anchorage.  The woman left before officers could locate someone to care for her.  Prior to this incident the woman had stolen a car from Chena Pump Road and parked it in the Chapman Building parking lot.  She then went to the Wood Center and the Gruening Building and pulled the fire alarms.  Later in the day police received a call for assistance from Alaska State Troopers (AST) regarding a woman who had thrown a shovel through the front windshield of a car on on Birch Lane.  Possible charges may be pending.

9/19/2015 3:59 p.m.

 A domestic incident involving a male and a female led officers to investigate both parties’ claims. Officers spoke with both individuals involved and received conflicting stories. The male, who may have been aggressive with a female by withholding her backpack and keys in Bartlett Hall, was given a welfare check by police.  Police believed the individual might have wanted to hurt himself.  Police were initially unable to locate the male to conduct the check but later found him to be fine.   The female involved had attempted to kill herself the night prior by overdosing on caffeine pills.  She was transported to FMH for a Title 47 (individual is unable to care for themselves).  Each of the parties were issued a no trespass order (removed for a designated period of time) from each other’s dorms.  Title IX representatives were contacted.

Traffic Stop

9/19/2015 7:36 p.m.

Driver Kirk J. Nickoli, 31, of Fairbanks was pulled over for speeding on College Road.  Nickoli was found to be driving without insurance, which is illegal in Alaska.  His car was impounded and he left on foot.  Nickoli was cited for speeding and for failing to carry proof of insurance.

Welfare Check


A call came in to police informing them that a male with a gun was standing outside Macintosh Hall.  The student  had been involved in a domestic dispute with a female the day prior.  Officers investigated and found the male did not assault the female and did not want to kill himself.  He turned the gun over to officers for safe keeping.  Officers trespassed the male from all UAF residential facilities.

Intoxicated Person


Officers observed two intoxicated individuals outside the Equinox Physical Therapy office on College Road.  One individual had a Preliminary Breath test (PBT) of .244 and was deemed unable to care for himself.  He was transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center (FCC) for a Title 47, sleep off.  No charges were filed. The other individual left of his own accord from the scene.

9/20/2015 12:06 a.m.

Officers observed two intoxicated individuals outside the B&C Laundromat at College Corner.  One of the individuals was unable to stand or walk.  Officers transported him to FMH for a medical evaluation then to FCC for a Title 47 sleep off.  No charges were filed.  The other individual was capable of caring for himself and left the scene.

Driving Without a License

9/21/2015 12:36 a.m.

Officers attempted to pull over a vehicle for running a red light on College Road.  The vehicle refused to stop and carried on driving for several more miles before pulling into a residence on Alaska Way.  Officers discovered the driver, Robert L. Ledlow, 44, of Fairbanks was driving without a valid license. Ledlow claimed he fled because he knew he was not supposed to drive the car. Ledlow was transported to FCC and charged with Failure to Stop at the Direction of a Peace Officer and DWLS (driving while license suspended).  The owner of the vehicle, Janine A. Thompson, 50, of Fairbanks knew Ledlow did not have a valid license though she let him drive her vehicle anyway.  Thompson was issued a summons for permitting an unauthorized person to drive.

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