Police Blotter: October 2 – 6, 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

Hungry custodian

Oct. 2 – Management from the West Ridge Cafe reported that food had been disappearing from the kitchen. The management reported that it had been an ongoing occurrence. The UAF Police Department interviewed all the custodians that had access to the cafe after hours, and one admitted he was stealing food. The individual was banned from UAF. The management decided not to press charges.


Oct. 2 – A report was made about a man repeatedly opening the door and looking into the women’s locker room at the Patty Center. A description was provided, and police confirmed the incident using video footage. However, police have been unable to make contact with the suspect.

Mail MIA

Oct. 3 – A complainant reported that he had received a notice from the post office that there was a package addressed to him, but it was missing when he went to pick it up. A report was filed with the post-office for the missing package and the investigation is on-going.

Reckless Driving

Oct. 3 – A complaint was made about a reckless driver in a maroon sedan. The complainant was driving a water truck and the maroon sedan cut him off. When he slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting the sedan, the water tank slid forward and damaged the truck window.  The suspect vehicle was located and the investigation is on-going.

Intoxicated person

Oct. 5 – An intoxicated female was reported in the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland lobby. The individual was living on-campus, however, she was unable to care for herself and didn’t have anyone to take care of her. The officer transported her to the Fairbanks Correctional Center to sleep it off.

False sexual assault claim

Oct. 5 – A female reported that a male had hit her and attempted to sexually assault her. When the UAF campus officer received the description of the male, he searched the area and was unable to find him. The officer returned to speak with the victim, and she said she had made up the assault that she had reported. The officer confirmed her story by reviewing video footage of the area where she  reported the crime to took place.

Running with the reindeer

Oct. 6 – Someone reported that a dog had gotten inside the reindeer fence at the Agricultural Farm and was chasing reindeer. Campus officers were able to catch the dog and return the dog to the owner.  The reindeer and the dog both appeared to be in good physical health.

Busted again 

Oct. 6 – A campus officer stopped a man for a traffic violation, and observed several cans of beer in the vehicle. The driver was not over the legal alcohol limit, but he was violating his conditions of release from a prior DUI charge. His conditions of release prohibit him from drinking, and he was arrested and transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center and charged with violating conditions of release. The man was not associated with the university.

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