Police Blotter: November 10 – 14, 2015

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

Protective Custody

11/10/2015 3:40 a.m. – A woman was found unconscious, but breathing inside Bartlett Hall by the resident director.  Police and EMS responded and discovered the woman was not a student but a guest of someone in Bartlett.  She registered a .146 on the portable breath test, was banned from UAF for one year and taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center for a sleep-off.  No charges were filed and she will be released after she sobers up.

Traffic Incident

11/11/2015 8:53 a.m. – A UAF Facilities worker caused damaged the bumper of an unoccupied vehicle.  The accident occurred at the Facilities Services building on Alumni Ave.  The driver called the police to report what had happened.  Police arrived, took pictures and contacted the owner of the damaged vehicle.  The damage is estimated at $1,500 there was no damage to the UAF vehicle.

Harassing Communications

11/12/2015 8:54 a.m. – A female reported to police that she had received threats via her Google Plus account from another female.  The accused female had apparently become upset when the victim “friended” her ex-boyfriend on Facebook and threatened to go to the off-campus gym the victim worked out at and teach her a lesson.  The written threat had happened two to three weeks prior.  No other incidents had occurred and the victim did not want the police to contact the woman but wanted to ensure the correspondence was documented.

11/12/2015 11:09 a.m. – A call came into police about a possible assault that occurred in an elevator at Gruening on October 20th.  The victim claimed to have had a verbal encounter with an aggressive woman. Officers determined an assault had not occurred instead it is possibly an incident of ongoing bullying or harassment between a teaching assistant and adjunct faculty member. The incident was determined to possibly be a hostile workplace environment issue and turned over to the Dean of Students and Human Resources for further investigation.

Public Assist

11/12/2015 6:12 p.m. – Officers were asked to assist in the communication of a death in the family to a student.  The student’s brother had passed away in Valdez.  UAF police chief Mallard and a Valdez Fire Chief who happened to be in Fairbanks area along with Residence Life informed the student of the news.  The police informed the student of the various support systems available to him such as the Chaplain, campus ministries and health and counseling.

Agency Assist

11/12/2015 7:20 p.m. – A medical emergency call was made to police from the SRC about an unconscious man on the basketball court.  When police arrived he was conscious and informed them he had a medical condition that caused seizures and that he had just experienced one.  He declined medical care and went on his way.  At the same time in the SRC another person claimed they needed medical attention for migraine like headaches and nausea. Since medical was already on scene the new claimant was evaluated by them.

DUI

11/13/2015 2:30 a.m. – A car was pulled over on University Ave. near Safeway for driving without any lights.  Police arrested Ramon R. Deleon, 35, of Las Vegas Nev., for driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.  Deleon had bloodshot watery eyes, smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech and failed the field sobriety tests administered to him.  He registered a .142 on the portable breath test and was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center.  Deleon was charged with a DUI.

11/14/2015 2:28 a.m. – Officers attempted to pull over a vehicle on the Johansen Expressway for speeding, but driver Elias S. Saylor, 24, of Fairbanks decided to flee.  Saylor led officers on a high speed chase toward the Walmart area with speeds cresting 100 mph.  UAF called the local PD and Alaska State Troopers for assistance in the chase.  While in pursuit, Saylor took the College road exit only to hop right back on the expressway again.  He then attempted to turn right onto the Old Johansen Road but lost control and crashed in the Home Depot parking lot.  Saylor then bailed and attempted to hide behind a parked box truck.  UAF officers found and detained him.  Saylor smelled strongly of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests.  He blew a .97 on the portable breath test and was charged with a DUI and failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer.  The DUI is a misdemeanor and the latter is a felony.

Found Property

11/13/2015 1:15 p.m. – A girls’ crossover bike was found leaning against a car on Sandvick Drive.  The owner of the car called police to report it was not their bike and may have been stolen.  Officers arrived to find the bike still there, covered in snow. Officers deemed it a likely a stolen bike that had been probably placed against the car the night prior, hence the snow coverage.  Officers took the bike and entered it into the state database as “found.”  The bike has not yet been claimed.

Suspicious Person

11/13/2015 2:37 p.m. – A man who seemed to be disoriented in the Eielson Building prompted staff to call and report him as suspicious.  The man walked into an office, interrupting a meeting with a student and staff.  Police were already in the building when the call came in and located the man, who claimed he was unsure why he was in the building.  Police escorted the man out of the building and watched as he crossed the Fairbanks Street Bridge.

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