Police Blotter: October 24 – 31, 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


10/24/2015 3:08 p.m. – A white iPhone with a black case and eyeball screensaver was reported stolen from a house party at the Cutler Apartment Complex.  The complainant had hoped the phone would be turned in when it went missing at the party, but when it wasn’t the victim reported it missing the following day.  The phone was valued at $300.  The phone’s tracking was started, but since the phone was no longer turned on the tracking was unable to receive a signal.  The phone is still missing.

MVA Hit and Run

10/26/2015 3:32 p.m. – Two people witnessed a hit-and-run at the North Upper Dorms Lot.  The witnesses both described a dark pickup truck pulling out of a parking space and backing into a vehicle.  The pickup truck’s driver then parked the truck in another spot at the far end of the parking lot and returned to the vehicle he hit to inspect the damage.  The driver left without leaving a note or point of contact.  Police identified the suspect, who claimed to know the owner of the vehicle he had damaged and planned to contact him to sort it out.  The victim declined to press charges.


10/28/2015 4:52 p.m. – Police received a call from the UAF Grounds Department about a barrier at Wickersham, which had been hit by a vehicle.  Officers responded and noted the damage to a bollard (barrier) situated at the front of the Wickersham building.  The bollard will need to be completely replaced as the cement holding it into the ground was disrupted.  The damage is estimated at $500, and the investigation is ongoing.

10/30/2015 10:15 a.m. – A UAF employee reported an accident that took place in the Hess parking lot. The employee claimed, while driving a UAF vehicle, he was pulling out of a parking spot when the right rear bumper caught the front drivers side bumper of an adjacent car, tearing the bra (a piece of vinyl attached to the hood to prevent damage) affixed to the vehicle and leaving minor scratches.  Police were able to locate the owner of the car and put them in contact with the UAF claims department to have the damages repaired.  The damage is estimated to be around $400-$500.

10/30/2015 1:46 p.m. – A student reported hearing a loud noise and, when they looked out the window, saw a box truck hit a red vehicle in the South Upper Dorms parking lot below. The student quickly snapped some pictures of the vehicle and contacted police.  The red vehicle sustained damage to the right drivers side bumper.  Video review by the police shows the driver of the vehicle and the type of truck he was driving.  His image and the trucks description were sent to subsequent law enforcement agencies.  The owner of the damaged vehicle was notified.  The investigation is ongoing.

10/31/2015 1:42 p.m. – An accident was reported at Farmers Loop and Taku when a car failed to yield for another vehicle.  The front side of the victim’s truck struck the right passenger side of the offending vehicle, damaging the right quarter panel. There were no injuries reported and damage is estimated at $2,000.  Diane M. Henry, 53, of Fairbanks, was issued a citation for failure to yield.

Minor Consuming

10/29/2015 6:46 p.m. – The Alaska State Troopers requested assistance for a possible fight at Gold Rush Estates.  Officers responded and found no fight, but instead noted a female, seemingly intoxicated and soaking wet, at the scene.  Angela L. Petrick, 19, of Fairbanks was found to be intoxicated and what was initially thought of as a fight turned out to be her boyfriend attempting to get Petrick out of the area when police were called.  The boyfriend tried in vain to help Petrick get to her feet, but she continuously fell down.  Petrick has three prior minor consuming alcohol violations and one prior habitual minor consuming alcohol charge.  Petrick was booked on another habitual minor consuming alcohol charge.  This will be her fifth offense this year.

10/31/2015 12:49 a.m. – A complaint concerning two intoxicated males walking on North Chandalar Drive toward Hess Village was called into police.  The caller then claimed the men were lying in the road.  An officer made contact with Westen W. Hall, 18, of Wasilla, and another male who was over 21.  Hall blew a .121 on the portable breath test and was taken back to his dorm room.  He was issued a summons for minor consuming alcohol.  Both men were given a disorderly conduct warning and the non-student was banned form UAF for six months.  He was given a ride to an off-campus residence.

10/31/2015 2:32 a.m. – A Community Service Officer reported an intoxicated male outside the SRC.  Officers located the man in front of the Patty Center.  Conner T. Minder, 20, of Palmer, initially gave officers the wrong birthday.  Minder blew a .109 on the portable breath test.  He was issued a summons for minor consuming alcohol and escorted back to his dorm room.

Criminal Trespass

10/31/2015 2:44 – A man ran into Lathrop Hall deliberately skirting the attendant.  The Resident Assistant reported that the man had failed to sign in on more than one occasion.  Officers contacted the man in the dorm room he was known to visit.  He was banned from UAF for six months.

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