Police Blotter: September 30 – October 3, 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. 7, 2013

Nervous Nelly

Sept. 30 – A complainant reported suspicious individuals near the Wood Center. The man said that a white male and a Muslim man were in a serious conversation and that they had mentioned the word “fingerprints” in their conversation.

He said he wasn’t racially profiling, but he just thought it was suspicious. Later, the same individual called the campus police department to report a suspicious girl because she was “walking and looking at the ground.” He confronted the girl saying, “We look people in the eyes,” which ignited an argument between the two. A campus officer was sent to talk to the individual about his concerns.

Hockey player’s feathers get ruffled

Sept. 30 – An intramural hockey player began yelling at the referee in the Patty Center ice arena when he became upset with a call the referee made. The staff called the campus police and the individual was banned from the ice arena.

Moody skater

Oct. 2 – A male was contacted by campus police because he was skateboarding down Alumni Drive in the wrong lane of traffic when an officer saw him. The individual ignored the officer’s first attempt to make contact and then admitted to ignoring the officer. The individual then became argumentative about where he rode his skateboard and the officer banned him from all UAF property for six months.

Sexual assault complaint

Oct. 2 – A third-hand report of sexual assault in Lathrop Hall was reported. The investigation is ongoing.

Drug bust

Oct. 3 – The Alaska State Troopers requested assistant from the UAF police department with a driver at the Holiday gas station on Geist road. The driver had conditions which prevented him from driving and he denied driving, but a female in the vehicle confirmed that he had been driving. The campus police patted the man down and found that he was in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

The officers called in the K-9 unit, and the canine detected drugs on the individual and the car. The owner of the car was contacted and gave consent for the car to be searched. Several items of drug paraphernalia including bongs, q-tips, scales, small pieces of tin foil and syringes were found in the vehicle.

The male was arrested for misconduct involving a controlled substance and was transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center. Other charges were submitted to the district attorney.

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