Police Blotter: October 16 – 20, 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. 29, 2013

October 16- Brass knuckles at McDonald’s

A campus officer observed a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle associated with frequent drug deals. The vehicle was in an empty McDonald’s parking lot on Geist road and appeared to be involved in a drug deal. When the officer approached, he asked the individuals if they had any drugs or weapons on them. One of the individuals said he had a pocket knife and produced it for the officer. When the knife is opened, it turns into brass knuckles, which are illegal in Alaska. The individual was arrested for misconduct involving weapons.

October 18- Pants on the ground, pants on the ground

A group of highly intoxicated individuals were seen on Taku Drive. One of the individuals was walking down the middle of the road with his pants down. A campus officer contacted the group and found one person was highly intoxicated. Police contacted medical assistance to make sure the person was not in danger of alcohol poisoning. The person was transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center to sleep it off. After dropping the individual off at FCC, the officer went to MacLean house to check on the rest of the group. When he arrived, he found  a man who is banned from campus sleeping on the couch. The man was arrested for criminal trespass.

October 18- Graffiti around campus

Campus officers have been investigating an on-going case of vandalism on campus involving a giant penis on Gruening and other incidences of graffiti around campus. They believe the incidents are connected. A suspect was contacted because he had an accident on the Patty Center roof where some of the vandalism was found. However, he was not the perpetrator. The investigation is on-going.

October 18- Drunk Driver

A campus officer saw a vehicle parked perpendicular in the roadway near Reichardt. The officer then saw  the vehicle drive towards West Ridge and then to the Wood Center bus stop. When the officer contacted made contact with the individual, he detected the smell of alcohol. The driver took a breathalyzer test and was driving under the influence. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

October 19- Attempted assault

The resident director in Bartlett Hall reported that a female student said a male student assaulted her. They had been in his room hanging out and drinking when the female attempted to leave. The male grabbed her arm and pulled her back into his room. When the male wouldn’t let her leave after attempting to leave several times, the female pulled out a pocket knife and held it to his throat until he released her. The male would not admit to police that this took place. The female has decided to place charges. The male was highly intoxicated and told the female he wouldn’t let her leave because she “owed” him.

October 19- Trespassing

A community service officer reported two individuals in the fenced-off construction zone by the Wood Center. A campus officer contacted the individuals and gave them a summons to appear in court for trespassing. The individuals were also banned from all UAF campus except for attending class.

October 20- Suicide attempt

A 911 call was made for an attempted suicide in the Cutler apartments. A male and female student had gotten into an argument, and the female had started cutting herself. The male attempted to stop her, and she stabbed him in the left bicep. The female was previously banned from all UAF residential facilities. The female was charged for assault and  trespassing.  Police informed the male about domestic violence.

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