Police Blotter: October 11 – 16, 2013

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.

Shae Bowman/Sun Star Reporter
Oct. 15, 2013

October 11- So you think you can drive

A campus officer reported two cars racing down Chena Pump road. One of the vehicles was clocked going 109 mph according to the officer’s radar gun. The campus officer pulled one of the vehicles over and arrested the driver for reckless driving. The second driver was identified later and issued a summons for reckless driving.

October 11Joy ridin’ with Mary Jane

A campus officer pulled a vehicle over for speeding and failing to signal. When the officer approached the vehicle, he detected the smell of marijuana and had the driver perform a field sobriety test. The driver failed the sobriety test and was taken to the Fairbanks Correctional Center. The driver was charged with reckless driving and cited for speeding and equipment violations.

October 12Haters be hatin’

An individual reported that he had received threatening text messages. He suspected that the messages were connected to an incident two weeks ago, when the complainant had provided assistance to an intoxicated female while she was being harassed by some other men. Police contacted the suspects and advised them to stop all contact with the complainant.

October 12Dumpster diving

A student was injured while doing Parkour. He jumped off the roof of the Patty Center onto the lid of a dumpster but caught his chin on the edge of the dumpster when the lid gave way. EMTs responded and transported him to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Charges are being considered for trespassing on the roof of the Patty Center.

October 14- Domestic violence incident

Alaska State Troopers requested UAF Police Department assistance for a domestic violence assault. A man had assaulted his wife and then, as he fled the scene, he assaulted a second person. The second person was able to tackle the man and detain him until campus police arrived. The Alaska State Troopers arrested the man and transported him to Fairbanks Correctional Center.

October15- Domestic violence incident

A female student contacted Alaska State Troopers and reported that she had been assaulted the previous week at an off-campus location. The UAF Police Department was contacted because both parties were students. The victim showed a campus officer injuries on her arms, legs and face. The defendant had violated his conditions of release from a previous crime and was arrested. Charges are pending.

October 16- The fast and the foolish

A reckless driver was reported driving though the fields and then hitting a handicapped sign in front of the Student Recreation Center. A campus officer made contact with the individual who fled the scene and hasn’t been caught yet. The officers were able to identify the suspect through video surveillance. Meth paraphernalia was found in the vehicle.  The investigation in on-going and charges are pending.

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