Police Blotter – March 17 – 21, 2011

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.

Amber Sandlin / Sun Star Reporter
March 29, 2011

Double whammy

During a traffic stop on Thursday, March 17, a police officer discovered the driver, a 23-year-old man from North Pole, had two outstanding warrants. One of warrants was for fourth-degree assault. Fourth-degree assault is the act of either causing fear in someone or striking someone. The man also had a trespass warrant for his arrest. A trespass warrant is issued if an individual is banned from piece of property. Violating that ban results in arrest. The man was arrested and taken to the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Not. Cool.

Outside the Patty Gym on Thursday, March 17, a woman called UAF Police to report that her boyfriend hit her in the face and kicked her. Although he took off before police showed up, the charges were submitted to the District Attorneys office. Since the officers were not able to find the boyfriend and make contact, the District Attorney must decide whether they will charge the man and place a warrant for his arrest or force a summons on him, requiring him to show up to court.

Whiskey upfront

Late Friday night, on March 18, two people were seen drinking whiskey in the front seat of a car in the Patty Gym parking lot. The driver was not charged with DUI because the keys were not in the ignition. The man, a 24-year-old from Minto, did have two outstanding warrants. One was for fourth-degree assault, for allegedly slamming his girlfriend’s head on the ground in a Holiday Inn Express room on Nov. 6. The other warrant was not specified. He was arrested and taken to the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Possible Assault

On Saturday, March 19, an unspecified person reported a “possible assault” had occurred outside of MBS. Although the investigation is continuing and no further information can be provided, three people have been contacted and banned from UAF.

Locker room theft

On Monday, March 21, a student discovered their wallet, cell phone, and keys stolen from the locker room of the Student Recreation Center (SRC). An officer and a community service officer checked ID’s and started an investigation. UAF Police have not noticed an increase in thefts from the SRC from previous years but have noticed students not locking their things up, or placing items on an open bench in the locker rooms. The surveillance video’s are being reviewed and investigation continuing.

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