Police Blotter: October 5 – 11, 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
10/5/2015 1:17 p.m. – A generator was reported missing from the Wood Center. The red Honda 2 Kilowatt generator was last seen by Wood Center staff Sept. 25. The generator is valued at $1,000. The investigation is ongoing.
A wallet stolen from the Student Recreational Center was found to be taken by a serial thief. The thief had entered the Student Recreational Center through a back door and stolen the wallet and an unrelated back pack. Officers used video surveillance to identify a suspect. The thief then went over to the Wood Center and stole more items. The suspect is not a student. The investigation is ongoing.
10/5/2015 1:23 p.m. – A woman reported to police that her car window had been damaged. Officers investigated the scene and determined no foul play had occurred. The damage consisted of a broken drivers side rear window. The woman’s purse was not taken and no other items appeared to be missing. The woman was referred to her insurance company to claim the damages.
10/7/2015 12:42 a.m. – A traffic stop for a broken left taillight and top light led officers to an arrest. After pulling the vehicle over the driver was cited for driving with no proof of insurance the passenger Christopher R. Alexander, 38, was found to have a $250 warrant out for his arrest. The warrant issued by Alaska State Troopers was for a probation violation involving a past DUI. Alexander was arrested and taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center.
10/9/2015 7:35 a.m. – A car accident at Sheep Creek and Agricultural Farm road was deemed to be the fault of driver Cheryl L. Yatsyla, 43, of Fairbanks, for failing to yield. Yatsyla was making a left turn when she was hit. She was cited for failure to yield. There were no injuries reported, though two cars had to be towed from the scene.
10/11/2015 2:55 p.m. – A man spotted driving his car through the lower dorms parking lots without lights was pulled over by police. William R. Paneak, 19, of Anaktuvuk Pass was found to driving impaired. Paneak blew a .121 on the Portable Breath Test and failed numerous field sobriety test. He was arrested and taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center. Paneak was charged with a DUI and cited for being a minor operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol.