Police Blotter: April 7 – 13, 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.
Nolin Ainsworth/ Sun Star Reporter
April 22, 2014
April 7- Lewd text messages
Three female students reported receiving sexually explicit text messages from an individual. The police have identified a suspect and the investigation is ongoing.
April 9- Black-out
It’s not always easy for residence assistants to crack down on underage drinking in the dorms.
Finding someone passed out in the bathroom? That tends to simplify things.
Police received a call around 11 p.m. from a Bartlett RA who reported an unconscious student in one of the bathrooms. EMS personnel decided not to hospitalize the woman. At least two other underage women partying with her, one of which fled the scene before police could retrain her. The unconscious woman and her friend were both cited for minor consuming.
Police identified a 22-year-old male student as the provider of the alcohol.
April 12- Utilization of discretion
Campus police were on patrol late at night on Geist Road and saw several teenagers spray painting a rock outside West Valley High School. The officer went to make sure that was all they were doing. He smelled marijuana coming from a vehicle belonging to one of the teens. He did not decide to pursue charges.
April 12- Hess high-jinks
A Hess Village resident called in to report a disturbance to UAF police. The police arrived at the village and pinpointed the source of the disturbance: a small group of drinking friends having a good time. Police warned they were creating a disturbance for their neighbors and left.
Police got another call of a reported sexual assault within the same posse. A female was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital to receive a SART examination. The investigation is on-going.
April 13- Misuse of plates
All the police officer was going to do was help the man out, until that became unnecessary.
A police officer driving on Geist Road just before 6 p.m. noticed a vehicle in distress on the side of the road and pulled over. The driver of the car, a 29-year-old Salcha man, told the policeman he was out of gas and electricity. Before the officer could begin to assist with traffic control, something suspicious turned up with the vehicle’s registration. The man had furnished his car with tags that belonged to another vehicle, commonly referred to as a “misuse of plates” and is a felony.
He was arrested and taken to Fairbanks Correctional Facility and his vehicle was impounded.