Police Blotter, September 28 – October 5

A weekly report from the UAF Police Department.




Heather Penn / Sun Star


9/28/2015 3:12 p.m.

A green Salsa Mukluk fat tire bike was damaged while parked at the UAF Museum bike rack.  The rear rim was bent, causing the bike to wobble.  Officers reviewed video of the area and used tracks left at the scene, suggesting the bike was hit by a bobcat plowing snow.  An adjuster is aiding the victim in filing paperwork to receive compensation from the university.

9/29/2015 11:13 p.m.

A tree fell on a vehicle on Kuskowkim Drive, causing minor damage.  The car sustained a broken mirror and a dent to the passenger-side front fender.  UAF Fire Department and grounds crew removed the tree.  A claim will be filed to UAF for the damages.


9/28/2015 2 p.m.

A pair of bright orange Under Armour basketball shoes stolen from the SRC were found and returned.  The shoes were in the basketball cubbies and had disappeared sometime between Friday and Monday.  After reviewing the tape officers were able to identify a suspect.  The suspect, a minor, was contacted, and he agreed to return the shoes.  He was banned from UAF property and the case was referred to Fairbanks Youth Facility.  Charges of 4th degree theft are pending.

Agency Assist

10/1/2015 11:09 a.m.

Two vehicles collided on Sheep Creek Road at mile four by Ann’s Greenhouse. Both parties involved were at fault in the T-bone collision.  One vehicle sustained over $15,000 in damages while the damages to the other were estimated at over $10,000.  No one was injured in the accident, but both vehicles required help and were towed from the scene.


10/3/2015 3:47 a.m.

Officers pulled over Matthew W. Schell, 25, of Fairbanks for failing to stop at a red light by West Valley High School.  Schell failed field sobriety tests and blew a .228 on the portable breath test.  Schell was arrested and transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, where he was charged with a driving under the influence. The owner of the vehicle was contacted.

10/04/2015 2:20 a.m.

Officers observed a silver Subaru Legacy swerving as it exited Chena Pump onto the Mitchell Expressway.  While on the expressway, the driver Allison M. Dahl, 24, of Fairbanks was observed weaving from one side of the road to the other, driving on the shoulder then swerving back onto the road.  Dahl also failed to signal as she left the expressway.  Officers pulled her over, and she failed field sobriety tests and blew a .291 on the PBT.  Dahl was arrested and transported to FCC where she was charged with a DUI.  The car was released to a sober passenger.


Officers observed a car parked at Ballaine Lake that had expired tags, fogged up windows and two gas cans sitting on the ground behind it.  Officers found Zachary W. Whittemore, 22, of Fairbanks and three minors smoking marijuana inside the vehicle.  Whittemore was cited for failing to carry proof of insurance and his vehicle was impounded.  Additional charges were forwarded to the District Attorney. The juveniles were released to guardians.  Whittemore was taken to Fred Meyer’s West at his request.

Agency Assist

The Alaska State Troopers requested assistance with traffic control on Farmers Loop after a single-vehicle rollover accident resulted in a fatality.  UAF police also took a dog that was injured in the accident to a 24 hour vet clinic.

Traffic Stop

After pulling over driver Cyle King, 20, of Fairbanks for failing to stop at a stop sign and failing to signal for a turn, officers discovered King did not have any insurance.  King had been cited previously by Alaska State Troopers for not having insurance on his vehicle.  King was cited again for lack of insurance and his car was impounded.  He requested a lift to Safeway on University Ave.


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