Police Blotter: March 28 – April 3, 2012

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.

Fernanda Chamorro/Sun Star Reporter
April 10, 2012


March 28 – UAFPD stopped a Fairbanks man, 54, after he made an improper stop and failed to use his turn signal on Tanana Loop. He was found to have two outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court on two charges for driving while his license was revoked.


March 28 – A person reported his bicycle was missing from the Student Recreation Center lot. The man had last seen it in February and it is unknown whether it was locked or not.

It’s Not Popcorn

March 30 – UAF police stopped a driver on Geist Road for running a red light. There were three people in the vehicle and a strong odor of marijuana. Police searched the car but found no trace of marijuana, so the driver was given a warning for the driving violation and no one was charged.


March 31 – A group of approximately eight people had trouble finding their car in the upper dorms’ northern lot. Several of them were residents and urinated on the lot. An officer contacted them. UAFFD emergency medical services assisted one of them for over-consumption of alcohol. UAFPD informed Residence Life.

Use it or lose it

March 31 – Police stopped a Fairbanks person at the Johansen and Geist intersection for not using a turn signal. The vehicle was impounded because the driver had no insurance. There were no criminal charges.

Wrong Way

April 1 – A 44-year-old Fairbanks woman drove into the oncoming lane of traffic on Farmer’s Loop, causing an officer to have to swerve in order to avoid a collision with her vehicle.  She was found to be driving under the influence. UAFPD arrested and transported her to the Fairbanks Correctional Center. Police charged her with DUI, improper lane change, and failure to exercise due caution to avoid a collision.

Broken Case

April 3 – A window to one of the display cases in the Fine Arts building was broken. It is unclear how it happened and there are currently no suspects for vandalism.

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