Police Blotter: November 2 – 9, 2015
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
11/2/2015 3:19 p.m. – Icy roads this past week lead to multiple motor vehicle accidents. One such accident happened at the intersection of S. Chandalar and Tanana Loop. A shuttle bus driver called police to report that a Subaru slid into the back of a pickup truck stopped at the light. No injuries were reported and their was only minor damage to the Subaru. Officers helped facilitate the proper paperwork exchange.
11/2/2015 3:30 p.m. – A woman parking in the Akasofu building parking lot claimed to have a back spasm that made her depress the accelerator and hit a head-bolt heater. The heater then toppled into the grill and front bumper of a Chevy Silverado, damaging the vehicle. UAF Facilities services was notified about the damaged head-bolt and officers helped enable proper paperwork exchange.
11/5/2015 4:28 p.m. – A Community Service Officer observed a pickup truck in the ditch at Thompson Drive and phoned it in. The pickup had slid off the road, hitting a few trees. The truck sustained a fist-sized dent on the hood and a crack to the grill and molding on the passenger’s side. There was also a dent to the driver’s side rear quarter panel. The truck was towed out of the ditch and once it back on the road it was able to be driven away.
11/8/2015 1:40 p.m. – A person who hit a car in the North Upper Dorms lot left a note to the owner claiming responsibility. Officers responded, found the other vehicle and facilitated the proper paperwork exchange.
11/4/2015 10:33 a.m. – A complaint was made at the police station about a pair of black and white Nike shoes being stolen the previous night from the Student Recreational Center. Officers identified a suspect, but the victim did not want to press charges, citing a mix-up as the reason the shoes were “accidentally” lifted. The suspect returned the shoes.
11/4/2015 8:39 p.m. – A black and green mountain bike was lifted from the east side of the Gruening Building. The bike was reportedly locked with a combination lock. The bike had a green back pack rack, and is valued at $50.
11/5/2015 11:17 a.m. – A woman contacted police about items stolen from a locker at the SRC sometime between 10:30 p.m.- 11 p.m. the night prior. The items stolen consisted of a teal jacket and grey pullover. The investigation is ongoing.
11/5/2015 4:54 p.m. – An Asus Zenbook laptop was reported stolen from the Wood Center. Wood Center staff noticed it missing and thought it may have been taken sometime from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5. The laptop is valued at $850. The investigation is ongoing.
11/4/2015 11:11 a.m. – A call came in to police about a student who had passed out during class. Officers arrived to find the student breathing but still unresponsive. Medical personnel arrived and were able to rouse the student who claimed he had taken an Adderall pill that was not prescribed to him two hours before class and hadn’t slept or eaten in the last 24 hours. The student was not allowed back in class but instead sent back to his dorm for some rest. The student refused to go to the hospital. Emergency Medical Personnel determined he was able to care for himself.
11/8/2015 7:29 a.m. – A call came in to police about an unconscious female in Lathrop Hall. The residence life resident director (RD) made the call, then the police forwarded it on to city dispatch for Emergency Medical Services (EMS). EMS found the woman alert and transported her to Fairbanks Correctional Center for a sleep off.
Driving While License Revoked
11/6/2015 4:56 a.m. – A traffic stop for erratic driving led officers to arrest Guy D. Hines, 45, of Fairbanks. Hines was observed driving on the wrong side of the road. After he was pulled over officers noticed an odor of alcohol and discovered Hines was a felon in possession of a firearm and was driving on a revoked license. Hines refused to submit to a breath analysis which automatically makes his DUI a felony. Of the three other passengers in the car, all were also felons. One of them was violating his probation. That violator was to reported to his parole officer. Three firearms were recovered from the vehicle as well as a bullet-proof vest. The men claimed they were on their way to the upper dorms to pick up a female. Hines was charged with DUI, driving while his license is revoked, refusing to submit to chemical test (to measure alcohol content) and MIW3 (weapons charge). He was booked and taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center. The other two men were released and the car was impounded with a search warrant submitted.
11/6/2015 9:07 a.m. – Residence Life alerted police to an intoxicated female in the lobby of MBS. The woman had earlier been observed in a stall in the basement bathrooms. Residence Life was unable to locate the female when she left the building. When the call was placed to police they were informed that the woman was not dressed for the weather. The woman was located a short while later and taken back to MBS where the resident director (RD) opted to care for her. The student was cited for MCA (minor consuming alcohol). This is her second offense.