Police Blotter: October 30 – November 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 Heather Penn
The Public Safety Report is compiled from criminal complaints filed in state and federal courts, as well as some police blotter information, trooper dispatches, fire department reports and interviews with public safety officials. Individuals named as arrested and/or charged with crimes in this report are presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.
October 30 – 4:58 p.m.
A possible theft was reported to the police involving a missing backpack at the student recreation center. The police arrived, searched the area and checked surveillance video. They recommended the victim check all vacant lockers. The victim did and he found his backpack with all its contents.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Oct. 31 – 1:14 p.m.
A UAF employee driving a UAF pickup truck backed into an unoccupied UAF transit van at UAF Facilities Services. The driver made a dent in the rear passenger side quarter panel above the light assembly. The damage was estimated between $1,000-$1,500. A report was filed and passed on to UA System Office of Risk Services in Anchorage. UAF is self-insured so they are the responsible party for fixing the vehicles.
Oct. 31 – 9:49 p.m.
An improper lane change and failure to signal lead officers to pull over Nicolas L. Madrid, 21, of Kasilof, on Alumni Drive. An odor of marijuana was detectable and an open bottle of Kraken Rum was sitting in plain sight as officers approached the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a 4 in. glass pipe. When tested the pipe came back positive for THC. No breath test was administered as it was determined the passenger was the one who had been drinking. Madrid was cited for an open container, no proof of insurance and marijuana possession in the 5th degree.
Nov. 1 – 2:57 a.m.
Ilona L. Dart, 18, of Fairbanks, was pulled over for doing 45 in a 35 mph zone. Upon contact the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Dart handed over a bag of residual marijuana and a pipe. The officer determined Dart was not under the influence at the time. She was cited for possession and failure to carry proof and insurance.
Nov. 1 – 2:02 a.m.
A Toyota 4-runner was speeding and weaving on South Chandler. The vehicle failed to signal for a turn and was subsequently pulled over on West Tanana Drive. After contacting the driver, Theodore C. Hooker, 24 ,of Fairbanks, the officer noticed he had watery eyes and smelled like alcohol. Hooker admitted to consuming alcohol, visibly stumbled when walking and failed all three sobriety field tests. A breath test registered .134 with an official sample obtained at the police station using the Datamaster breath test. Hooker was arrested, transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center and charged with DUI.
Nov. 1 – 3:26 a.m.
Jeffrey R. Olds, 21 of Fairbanks was arrested for a DUI. An officer heading off shift noticed a car driving by the police station with no lights on. Olds was slurring his speech and admitted to consuming a small amount of alcohol. He was swaying while standing and could not complete two of the three field sobriety tests. Olds registered a .177 on the PBT. He was transported to FCC.
Nov. 2 – 9:10 a.m.
A woman at Holiday gas station on Geist road was being badgered by a man who would not leave. UAF police arrived, but the male had already departed. He was found a short distance away and trespassed from Holiday. The officer escorted the woman to her vehicle and provided her with domestic violence and protective order information.
Nov. 2 – 9:08 p.m.
A vehicle was spotted driving with only their parking lights on Geist Road. There was an odor of marijuana in the vehicle. The driver was found to be on probation. The officer contacted the probation officer who advised a search of the vehicle. Nothing incriminating was found. The driver was released and told to report to the probation officer Monday morning.