Police Blotter: November 10 – 19, 2014

A report from the UAF Police Department is published in The Sun Star regularly.

A report from the UAF Police Department is published in The Sun Star regularly.

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 Sam Allen


Criminal Trespass

Nov. 10 – 3:37 p.m.

Police were contacted when a man tried to open a locked janitorial closet on the 4th floor of Rasmuson library. The officer who responded made contact with the man and returned a rolling suitcase that was in the closet to him. Prior complaints had been made about the individual from going into random offices and taking handfuls of candy to making female workers feel uncomfortable. The man was trespassed from UAF for six months.

Suspicious Circumstances

Nov. 12 – 2:34 a.m.

An individual waived down an officer on Farmers Loop and North Tanana Roads and reported possible drug activity occurring at the Farmer’s Loop transfer site. Officers responded to the transfer site and identified a  stolen 1993 white Ford Explorer parked side-by-side a 1994 Maroon Ford Ranger. The driver of the stolen Explorer, Anthony J. Cesani, 35 of Noth Pole, was arrested and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. Richard P. Simms, 15, of Big Lake, who was driving the Ranger, gave the officer false information about his identity. When the officer figured out who the Simms was, he searched his body for identification to confirm. Identification was found along with needles, a metal spoon with tar residue and dime bags. The Ranger was impounded for pending search warrant request. Simms was found to have two outstanding warrants, for driving with a revoked license and theft, was charged with filling a false report and was taken to FCC. The passenger of the Ranger, Jessica L. Sansign, 31 of Fairbanks, was taken to FCC for an outstanding $500 warrant.  Other charges pending.


Motor Vehicle Accident


Nov. 12 – 3:59 p.m.

A UAF police vehicle responding to a call, bumped into a 1993 white Ford Explorer in Farmer’s Loop Transfer Site. The police vehicle hit the driver side door of the Explorer leaving a dent inside of an already existing larger dent.

Nov. 17 – 2:30 p.m.

The driver of a white 2007 Subaru Impreza lost control of the vehicle on Thompson Drive as she was coming down from the bridge over the railroad tracks. The vehicle slid into the curb and rolled. Police responded and found the vehicle 30 feet down off the embankment. The driver was not injured. The vehicle had hood and roof damage and was towed. Area of the road was graveled.



Nov. 12 – 4:22 p.m.

A report of stolen $390 silver Burton headphones from the cubby/seating area of the SRC was made. Police reviewed video surveillance and observed the owner of the headphones walking out of the gym with them. The headphones are believed to have been stolen elsewhere.

Nov. 13 – 4:56 p.m.

A report of a stolen wallet containing $440 in cash was reported. Theft is believed to have happened the night before from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Moore kitchen on the ground floor. A suspected individual returned the wallet later the next day without cash, claiming to have received it from a third-party. Video surveillance led the suspect to confess to stealing the wallet. Suspect has agreed to repay cash. Investigation on-going.

Intoxicated Person

Nov. 13 – 2:52 p.m.

A Cutler RA  reported an intoxicated female found in a apartment. Residents wanted her removed. An officer responded and carried her to the patrol car. She was transported to FCC for a sleep off. She had a breath alcohol content of .225, almost three times the legal limit.

Parking Complaint

Nov. 17 – 7:01 p.m.

A vehicle was parked in front of a fire hydrant, close to the UAF fire station in a designated no-parking area. The vehicle was impeding traffic. The driver of a fire engine responding to a call had to cut the turn coming out of the station to avoid the vehicle. A parking citation was written and the vehicle was impounded as the driver could not be reached.

Agency Assist

Nov. 19 – 7:00 a.m.

Alaska State Troopers requested assistance of a possible driver driving with a revoked license. A 2010 white Ford Edge was seen swerving on Geist Road. The vehicle was found at Sunrise Bagel and Expresso on Geist Road and the driver was arrested by AST for DUI. 

Harassing Communications

Nov. 17 – 9:30 a.m.

Female reported to police stations that she was being harassed by an ex-boyfriend over the phone and through texts. Police officer contacted the ex and told him to discontinue any communication with the victim or else criminal charges would result, which the ex agreed to discontinue contact. No charges were filed.

Failure to Stop

Nov. 17 – 5:07 p.m.

A vehicle made an illegal U-turn on the backside of the Aurora Drive coming out of the Cutler apartments. Police followed the vehicle, but the vehicle fled. The vehicle was observed going 60-70 miles an hour down Butrovich Hill. Police discontinued pursuit as there was heavy traffic. The license plate of the vehicle was ran by officers, which led them to locate the vehicle at a residence off Gold Hill Road. They called the residence and identified the suspected driver. Investigation is ongoing.

End of Investigation

On Oct. 19 at 9:21 a.m. police received a report that four Blizzak tires were stolen out of the back of a pickup truck at the Wes Ridge lookout two days earlier. Video surveillance helped identify the possible suspects stealing tires and the car they use, a green Ford Taurus.

Andrea L. Gillitzer, 22, of Fairbanks, was charged with theft in the third degree. Trey R. Hunziker, 24, was charged with theft in the third degree.













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