Police Blotter: March 23 – 30, 2015
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.
By Eric Bennett
Sun Star Copy Editor
March 23 – 30, 2015.
March 23, 10:51 a.m. – Police responded to a call about two neighbors fighting and shouting at a Parks Highway residence. A man wanted a woman to pay attention to him and not to her phone, which resulted in a yelling match. Nothing criminal occurred.
March 26, 3:04 p.m. – Police received a call from Juvenile Probation regarding an arrest warrant for a student. The student was at their dorm room in Moore Hall and was arrested without incident.
March 27, 2:43 p.m. – Don Foley, the Dean of Students, and Veterans Services requested information from UAF police regarding a person who committed suicide. Police did research on the matter and found that the person had no association with UAF. Both parties were updated
March 23, 11:20 a.m. – A staff member of the post office in Constitution Hall reported a package smelled like marijuana. Police secured the box for investigation. The person the box was addressed to was contacted and they admitted that they had ordered one ounce of marijuana from Washington. The Postal Inspector’s office was notified.
March 23, 1:58 p.m. – It was reported that a box outside the SRC containing backup keys to the building was broken into and all the keys missing. Staff said that the box had always been difficult to secure, so it is uncertain whether the box was broken into or if it fell open on its own. Regardless, the keys were taken from it and have not been recovered. The doors to the SRC have had their locks changed.
March 26, 4:20 p.m. – A student reported that their laptop had been stolen from their backpack, but was unsure if it occurred in the Murrie Building or the Patty Ice Rink. Police reviewed surveillance video of the areas. The laptop was later found by a member of the geology department and was returned to its owner.
March 26, 7:12 p.m. – Two pairs of prescription swim goggles and swim trunks were reported stolen from a one day use locker in the Patty Gym. There is currently no suspect or information. The locker may have been cleaned out by staff, according to police, as the reporting individual might have used it for a stretch of days.
Motor Vehicle Accident
March 23, 2:29 p.m. – A three vehicle accident occurred on Geist Road. There was significant damage to the vehicles, but no injuries. State Troopers also responded and took lead of the investigation while UAF Police assisted. Tow trucks were called and witness information was collected.
MVA Hit and Run
March 30, 8:49 a.m. – A blue Ford Aerostar’s side-view mirror was smashed outside the IAB Greenhouse. Photos were taken by an officer. No further information has been found
March 27, 11:26 p.m. – A red Jeep backed into a blue Ford Focus in the Cutler Apartment lot. There was minimal damage. Participation forms were given to both owners and insurance information was exchanged.
March 24, 7:18 p.m. – Grace M. Matthews, 24, of Fairbanks, was pulled over for speeding on Yukon Drive. She had an outstanding warrant for drug sales and was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center
March 26, 12:30 a.m. – Police responded to a call about white powder and a razor being found in the bathroom on the seventh floor of Moore Hall. The items were secured and brought to the station for testing, but no controlled substance was detected in the powder.
March 27, 11:35 a.m. – A UAF transfer student submitted a late report of their passport being stolen. Their passport was stolen in New York before arriving here. The student got a replacement, but the new passport did not have a visa stamp in it, which would cause problems when they left at the end of the semester. UAF police took a report of the stolen passport so he would have a legal excuse
March 27, 11:01 p.m. – An RA in Moore Hall reported a male stumbling in a hallway. He admitted to consuming two shots of alcohol and registered a .212 on a breathalyzer test. He was transported to FCC for a sleep off.
March 30, 3:36 a.m. – An officer stopped David T. Paul, 19, of Tok, who was hitchhiking by the power plant on Alumni Drive. He had an outstanding warrant for a probation violation and was remanded to FCC.