Police Blotter: February 2 – 9, 2016

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

Suspicious Circumstances

2/2/2016 1 p.m. – The University of Alaska alerted police when an internal records audit showed the fraudulent cashing of a check.  The check was cashed for $164 at a local Fairbanks bank. Police used bank records to identify a suspect.  The investigation is ongoing.


2/2/2016 2:19 p.m. – A 16-inch Mac Pro was stolen from a backpack in an unlocked locker at the SRC. The computer and power cord are valued at $2,000. The laptop is being traced and a suspect has been identified. Charges of theft have been forwarded to the District Attorney.  Police provided the victim with a lock.  The investigation is ongoing.

Traffic Incident

2/4/2016 1:51 p.m. – A Lexus hit a pole on Alumni Drive when the driver was not paying attention. The driver attempted to avoid a rear end collision by the power plant access taking out the pole.  The light pole was taken down by Facilities Services. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $3,000. No injuries were reported.

2/9/2016 4:47 p.m. – A car accident occurred when a car slid into a snowbank of Farmers Loop.  The driver claimed to have lost control.  UAF Community Service Officers and several passers by helped push the man out.  Damage is estimated at $1,000.  No injuries were reported.

Disturbance Complaint

2/5/2016 9:06 a.m. – A call came in to police about an argument occurring at the Facilities Services Building.  Employees where engaged in an argument involving who should be named employee of the month. Although individuals were shouting no one was in fear of their safety. All involved in the argument left to cool off.

DWLS (Driving While License Suspended)

A car spotted doing 50 in a 30 mph zone was pulled over on College Road. Driver Christopher J. Rivera, 21, of Fairbanks, was found to be driving with a suspended license.  Rivera was summonsed for the violation.

Traffic Stop

2/7/2016 2:13 a.m. – Police pulled a car over on Geist Road for speeding.  The driver Driver Erik J. Setterberg, 27, of Fairbanks, was spotted doing 80 in a 40 mph zone. Officers approached the vehicle and noticed an odor of alcohol.  Setterberg had slurred speech and failed field sobriety tests.  Several bottles of alcohol were in clear sight throughout the vehicle.  Setterberg blew a .141 on the breathalyzer and was arrested and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center (FCC).  He has been charged with a DUI.

2/7/2016 4:07 p.m. – A car pulled over on College Road had expired tags. Police discovered more information after a check with the Statewide Database.  Driver Matthew C. Bush, 45, of Fairbanks, was summonsed for NVOL (No Valid Operating License) and cited for no proof of insurance. The car was left at Gullivers Books and Bush found an alternate ride home.

Domestic Violence

2/7/2016 6:47 p.m. – Dontell R. Jones, 26, of Delray Beach, Fla. was arrested, transported to FCC and charged with Assault Domestic Violence IV. Officers found injuries consistent with the victim’s report. The victim was provided with domestic violence information.

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