Police Blotter: November 21 – December 2, 2014
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 Dianna Rupp
A vehicle was pulled over on Tanana Loop near the SRC at 2:11 a.m. for failing to dim their headlights for oncoming traffic. Driver Kevin T. Morisky, 31 of Fairbanks, admitted to driving without proof of insurance and consuming alcohol, resulting in failed field sobriety tests. Morisky registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.169. Morisky was arrested and taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was further charged with DUI and cited for failure to carry proof of insurance, as well as not meeting headlight dimming requirements.
A vehicle containing both a juvenile driver and passenger was stopped on North Chandalar Drive near the fire station at 10:23 p.m. for too darkly tinted of windows and a light out on their license plate. Upon inspection of the vehicle, officers detected the stench of marijuana and recovered both marijuana and a pipe from the passenger, as well as brass knuckles. The parents of both parties were contacted and picked up both individuals. Charges were forwarded to Fairbanks Youth Facility.
Officers and UAF Emergency Medical Service responded to a report of an unconscious female a Moore Hall women’s restrooms at 10:45 p.m. Destine N. Edgeworth, 18 of Delta Junction, was found unconscious and vomiting by officers. Under suspicion of alcohol poisoning, Edgeworth was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment and issued a Minor Consumption.
Officers responded to a call describing a fight in progress at 1:51 a.m. in UAF’s Pub. The Pub Manager managed to calm both males down, resulting in no action needed from officers. Although both involved parties told a slightly different version of events, neither party chose to press charges.
A vehicle was stopped on Ag Farm Road and Sheep Creek Road at 9:57 a.m. for an obscured plate and speeding. Initially, the driver provided false information to officers, but was eventually identified as Bryan D. Campbell, 34 of Fairbanks. Campbell was found to have two outstanding no-bail warrants. Campbell was taken to FCC for outstanding warrants and was charged with providing false information.
Officers attempted to locate the owner of an abandoned vehicle parked on Range Road near Farmers Loop. Officers were unable to make contact with the vehicles owner, and as such were forced to impound the vehicle.
Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated individual being disorderly around Cutler Apartments at 12:40 a.m. Officers made contact with a male individual and transported him to the Alaska State Troopers station where he was further released into the custody of his brother. The individual was issued a six month trespass from UAF premises and given a disorderly conduct warning.
An RA on duty for the MacLean house reported an intoxicated male crawling in the roadway and near their dumpsters at 6:26 a.m. Officers made contact with Ivik K. Henry, 20 of Fairbanks, who showed altered levels of consciousness due to intoxication, though still breathing and conscious overall. Henry was then transported to FMH by UAF EMS and further issued a Minor Consumption.
An intoxicated female was detained near Cameron Street at 1:21 a.m. The individual was unable to carry herself due to her level of intoxication and as such was taken to FMH for screening and then passed to FCC for a Title 47 sleep-off. (A title 47 is literally a sleep-off.)
Driving While License Revoked
A failure to signal 100 feet before a turn resulted in Carl J. Nielsen, 53 of Anchorage, being pulled over at 2:49 a.m. on Yukon drive. Nielsen admitted to his license having been revoked, which a state data base confirmed. A bag containing marijuana residue was seized and destroyed. Nielsen was arrested and transported to FCC where he was charged with driving with a revoked license.
Driving Without A License
Shenella S. Champlin, 19 of North Pole, was pulled over near the Wells Fargo parking lot on University Ave. at 3:36 a.m. Champlin was found to be driving without a license, resulting in a passenger with a license having to take over the position of driving while Champlin was issued a summons for driving without a valid operator’s license.
Driving While License Revoked
After report of an assault off the Parks Highway involving a red vehicle was issued, officers stopped a vehicle on Geist Road matching the description at 5:49 p.m. for an obscured license plate. Though initially giving officers a false name, the driver of the vehicle was identified as Matthew S. Crow, 22 of Fairbanks, who was found to be driving with a revoked license and in possession of a concealed fixed blade knife that was undeclared to officers. Crow was also violating his conditions of release that stated he can only drive vehicles with an ignition interlock, and was found to have three AST warrants out for arrest as well as a couple of bags of marijuana in his possession. Crow was taken to FCC where he was charged with violating conditions of release, driving with a revoked license, misconduct with a controlled substance in the sixth degree, three open warrants and providing false information.
Officers responded to a report of possible gunshot noises heard behind Cutler Apartments at 7:47 p.m. Officers conducted a search of the trail system in the woods near Cutler, parking lots and adjacent roadways and did not locate any evidence. After canvasing the 400-500 building and Cutler Apartments, officers determined that only the complainant had heard shots. While unconfirmed as related to the case, Officers received notification of fireworks being set off the same day on Farmers Loop.
Officers responded to a call at 12:15 a.m. in regards to a suspicious SUV near an apartment complex on 655 North University Avenue where AST had been notified of recent copper thefts from pipes within the building. Officers observed footprints leading from the SUV to a nearby orthodontist office and back to the SUV, but no criminal activity was observed and no contact was made with the driver.