Police Blotter: March 31 – April 7, 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 15, 2014

March 31 – License and Registration

A campus officer driving eastbound on College Road was passed by a speeding 51-year-old Fairbanks man.

The officer turned around and stopped him.  The driver was clocked at 51 mph, 11 mph over the four-lane road’s speed limit.

After he was stopped, the man was unable to produce a driver’s license or insurance.  He claimed a trooper didn’t return them to him the last time he got pulled over.  He was issued a verbal warning for his speeding.

April 2 – After hour smoke

A patrol officer noticed three figures on the upper deck of the Lola Tilly Commons several hours after the facility had closed.

The officer contacted the small group and found all three to have bloodshot and watery eyes.  When asked if they had marijuana or pipes, one of the males handed the officer a pipe and bag of marijuana.

All three have pending misdemeanor charges for misconduct involving a controlled substance in the sixth degree.

April 4 – Moore smokers

Six students learned the hard way that just because the resident assistant down the hall is likely sleeping, it is still not wise to smoke in the dorms.

A police officer was on foot patrol in Moore Hall after midnight when he smelled burnt marijuana.  The officer knocked on the door where he believed the smell was originating from but did not get an answer from inside.  An RA was contacted and was able to get the students to open their door.  The officer confiscated marijuana and a small pipe one of the students drew from a desk drawer.

Among the group was a 19-year-old male from Chugiak under bail orders to not smoke or drink.  When this became known to the officer, he arrested him for violating his conditions of release.  He was taken to the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

April 5 – Could of used more monitor-ing

Seven computer monitors are in the snow, and our work trailer is trashed.

This was the news two university staff reported to police after showing up to their work at the Energy Technology Facility on the UAF campus.

An investigation is on-going for who broke into the trailer parked outside the facility, chucked the computer monitors in the snow and left the office a mess.  It did not appear anything was stolen from the trailer.  The intruders gained entry to the office by kicking in the back doors.

The ETF is home to the Alaska Center for Energy and Power,  a program that  researches energy solutions for the state.  It is located across the street from the Lola Tilly Commons.

April 6 – Too much tint

An officer on patrol stopped a car that looked to be sporting an illegal shade of window tint.

When the officer contacted the members of the car, he smelled a strong odor of marijuana inside the vehicle.

The driver told the officer that he had not been smoking, and he would not allow the officer to search the car.

The car was impounded and marijuana was later found.  Gotcha!

April 6 – You did the right thing

A Wickersham resident phoned police after encountering another man with a badly bloodied face.

Police responded to the dormitory and reached the student who had by that time retreated to his dorm.

EMS was contacted and the student was taken to the hospital.  The injury is suspected to be the result of heavy intoxication.

April 6 – Where have you gone?

A call came into the police station from a gentleman who stated his girlfriend had gone missing from the Pub.

The couple was having a good time, perhaps too good of a time, at the Pub and had gotten separated.

The boyfriend teamed with police and a campus-wide search party was launched.  After over an hour of searching without any luck, the woman was located in the basement of Constitution Hall.

April 7 – Roommate tension runs high

Two Bartlett roommates were involved in an altercation after feuding over video game noise that was keeping one from going to sleep.

The two got up and the disgruntled roommate put his hands on the other.  This sparked the other roommate to throw two punches at him.  This roommate left the room and asked for the assistance of an residence assistant who contact police.  The other roommate was charged with assault in the fourth  degree.

Game over, dude.

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