Police Blotter: October 18 – 19, 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

Minor Consuming

10/18/2015 1:23 a.m. – A fogged up vehicle in an upper dorms parking lot lead officers to investigate. Officers discovered three men in the vehicle: Matthew S. Cunningham, 18, of Juneau, Nicholas J. Druyvestein, 18, of Juneau and Ross M. Boling 18, of Anchorage.  All three men were issued a summons for minor consuming.

Traffic Stop

10/18/2015 3:08 p.m. – Officers arrested Caitlin R. Tullar, 20, of Fairbanks for driving under the influence after pulling her over for speeding.  After pulling Tullar over officers observed a bottle of Peach Smirnoff Vodka on the center console and a bottle of Olde English alcohol on the passenger side floor.  Tullar failed field sobriety tests and blew a .181 on a portable breath test.  Tullar was placed under arrest and taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center.  She was charged with a DUI and minor consuming alcohol and cited for having an open container of alcohol in her car.


10/19/2015 5:53 p.m. – A man in an elevator at Moore Hall attempted to open the doors while the elevator was still in motion, thus breaking the elevator.  The man then phoned 911 from the emergency phone saying he was trapped between the fourth and fifth floor.  Elevator personnel spent 45 minutes extracting the man.  A potential criminal mischief charge is pending and the man must pay the cost of repairs.

Driving While License Suspended

10/19/2015 9:52 p.m. – Tyren C. Henson, 20 of Rupert Idaho, was cited for driving while his license was suspended after officers stopped him because of a broken headlight.  A licensed driver came for Henson and the car.

Intoxicated Person

10/19/2015 10:02 p.m. – Alaska State Troopers forwarded a call regarding a man at the Distance Education Center who claimed he needed a ride home to the UAF police.  Mark R. Strutz, 44, of Fairbanks also stated he thought he might be having a stroke.  Officers discovered Strutz had been banned from UAF property two days prior.  Strutz blew a .333 on a portable breath test administered by the officers.  Officers took Strutz to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and then to Fairbanks Correctional Center.  He was charged with criminal trespass.

Harassing Communications

10/19/2015 10:43 p.m. – A man scared two females on the Fairbanks Street Bridge.  The man was following the two women when he pulled out a phone with a gun app and pretended to shoot them.  There was a bang sound, but it is unknown if the sound came from the man or the phone.  A man described as white and wearing black clothes, pulled down a mask prior to pointing the phone.  The man ran off towards Geist Road and the women went back to the dorms to report what had happened.  The Alaska State Troopers were requested to patrol the area.

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