Police Blotter: February 19 – 26, 2016

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.

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.

Lost Property

2/23/2016 8:58 a.m. – A UAF Facilities worker reported a work radio missing. The radio is a Kenwood TK valued at $200. The worker said the radio may have been lost a month ago at an unknown location possibly on or off campus.

Theft

2/24/2016 11:09 a.m. – A backpack and a coat were reported stolen from the women’s locker room at the SRC. The items were left in an unlocked locker. Officers are investigating.

2/26/2016 8:54 a.m. – A backpack containing a laptop was stolen when it was left on a counter in the Wood Center. The laptop was an HP Pavilion. After viewing surveillance footage, police have identified a suspect.

Violating Conditions of Release

2/25/2016 1:11 a.m. – A traffic stop at Farmers Loop Transfer Station for an inoperative license plate light led officers to arrest passenger Scott C. Rutter, 49, of North Pole. Rutter was found to be in violation of his release conditions by drinking alcohol. He was arrested and remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Fraud

2/25/2016 12:11 p.m. – A UAF staff member reported a potential fraud incident regarding a credit card issued in his name. The credit card company called the victim to see if he had changed addresses as a new card had been issued. The victim denied ordering a card and the account was frozen. The victim is on a credit watch as he was a victim a year prior to this incident. Police instructed the man in what he must do to report the incident. He then contacted the Internet Crimes Complaint Center, a division of fraud prevention and filed a report.

Domestic Disturbance

2/25/2016 5:39 p.m. – A man and woman were heard arguing in Bartlett Hall. Neither of the two involved were concerned for their safety as the argument was verbal only. Police moved one to another dorm and banned each other from entering one another’s dorms for 24 hours. Both subjects were given information about domestic violence, Title IX was contacted and Residence Life was advised of the situation.

Criminal Trespass

2/25/2016 5:29 p.m. – A report of a man possibly sleeping in the Lola Tilly Commons led officers to investigate. Initially the report theorized that the man may be sneaking in the windows of the building. The man was located and identified as a local transient. He claimed he was not using the windows to sneak in but instead was using them to sneak clothes from the “free store” out. The man was banned from UAF between the hours of 10 p.m. – 8 a.m.. Within 24 hours he was spotted at the University Park building. The man was then banned from UAF for six months.

Harassing Communications

2/19/2016 1:23 p.m. – A complaint came in to police about a UAF staff member receiving disturbing messages via Facebook. The messages were of a sexual nature. Police identified a suspect who confessed to sending the messages. The suspect admitted using a fake Facebook page to send the messages to the victim. The suspect was removed from a class shared with the victim, banned from several locations on campus and verbally instructed by police to have no contact with the victim. The Title IX District Attorney will screen the case for possible charges. The dean of students was also contacted.

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