Police Blotter: April 22 – May 6, 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
May 4, 2014
April 22 – DUI
A patrol officer stopped a pick-up truck around 11 p.m. outside the Patty Center for having an inoperative tail light. Once in contact with the driver, a 22-year-old North Pole man, the officer smelled alcohol on him. He was charged with a DUI after failing two out of the three field sobriety tests. He blew a BAC of 0.089.
April 23 – Domestic Disturbance
At approximately 9:30 p.m., police received word of a domestic disturbance outside the Patty Center. Police responded and
identified an older man as the aggressor. Police found out the woman the man was verbally harassing was his son’s fiancée. The female told law enforcement she was not injured. The case was sent to the District Attorney after police were unclear whether this case would be considered domestic or not.
April 24 – Dorm Disturbance
Police responded to a Bartlett Hall dorm room after a resident assistant
heard loud voices erupting inside. Police made contact with the three female s occupants, two of whom were intoxicated. One of the intoxicated residents was put under the responsibility of another individual who knew where she lived. During the investigation, police found out .
April 25- Drugs
Res Life was already on the trail of three Moore Hall smokers when they phoned police to request their presence as they dealt with the issue. The three were asked to cough up a pipe, a small bag of marijuana residue and a grinder to police for destruction. None of the students were cited for possession of marijuana because it took place in a dorm room, which under state law is considered a person’s residence.
April 25- Hot tub
During the Cutler BBQ several clever students converted the back of a pick-up truck into a hot tub. Conflict arose when the hot tub occupants did not put away their beers, which they were drinking. Police were called in and gave the owner of the truck a disorderly conduct warning and to put away the alcohol immediately. No further action was taken.
April 26- Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor
An officer on foot patrol behind the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland parking lot came across a suspicious looking vehicle. The officer walked over and witnessed the driver swigging a bottle of vodka. There were several underage women in the car who admitted to drinking vodka. The 21-year-old Fairbanks man was charged with furnishing alcohol to minors and violating his conditions of release.
April 26- Minor Consuming
A patrol officer
drove up to a suspicious car in the back of the museum parking lot at 1 a.m. The officer contacted the two occupants of the vehicle who both smelled like alcohol. They were identified as a 19-year-old female and 21-year-old male. The female was cited for minor consuming.
April 26- Suicide
Shortly after 6 p.m., multiple people reported hearing one or more gunshots in the vicinity of the Cutler Apartment Complex. The UAF police and troopers located an unresponsive male lying on the trails behind one wing of the apartments. The individual appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The area was cleared and secured by law enforcement. It was later determined the incident was a suicide and there were no suspects involved.
April 27- DUI
A 25-year-old Fairbanks man was charged with a DUI after driving with a BAC of 0.105. The intoxicated man did not have his headlights or taillights on when police pulled him over on University Avenue. The man had an ID card but not a valid driver’s license and failed two of three field sobriety tests. He had a suspended out-of-state license. He was taken to the Fairbanks Correctional Center.