Police Blotter: February 13 – 18, 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.

Fernanda Chamorro/ Sun Star Reporter
February 26, 2013

One happy ending… with a tripod

Feb. 13- UAF Marketing and Communications Photo Manager Todd Paris left his tripod behind at the Butrovich building hill after taking photos. A 46-year-old man found the tripod while driving and asked a UAF bus driver what to do with it. The bus driver recommended some of the lost-and-found places. The man went to the Rasmuson Library and Wood Center, but decided to hold on to it instead of leaving it there. An officer tracked him down after reviewing video footage and he handed over the tripod. The man was not in trouble since UAF witnesses told police about his attempts to find the owner. Paris was so happy that he uploaded a video to YouTube titled “Campus photographer reunited with tripod.”

Released and rearrested

Feb. 13- An officer stopped a 27-year-old non-student male driver on the Tamarack Street and Aurora Drive intersection for having an expired license plate and found that his driver’s license was revoked. The officer ran the man’s license plate number and found that he was violating conditions of release by driving a motorized vehicle. The man was arrested and transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center. The man was was charged with driving with his license revoked and violating conditions of release.

Missing laptop

Feb. 15– A 23-year-old female student called the UAFPD to report that her had been stolen from her bag left in the Reichardt auditorium. She was taking a test there from 5:50 to 6:50 p.m. The bag was found but the laptop was missing. Other students who were watching a movie in the auditorium after her class helped her search for it, but the laptop was not found. The student did not know the serial number, but campus police are still investigating. There are currently no suspects.

Shots fired

Feb. 16- UAFPD assisted Alaska State Troopers on a search for the suspects who fired shots outside of the Showboat, a gentleman’s club on Old Airport Way. Intoxicated people in a Cadillac Escalade with tinted windows, fired shots in the air in the parking lot of the club, according to witnesses and club bouncers. Police cleared the area and searched for similar vehicles around Fairbanks but did not find any suspects. There was no damage or injuries.


Feb. 18- A 22-year-old female resident of Harwood Hall family apartments called the UAFPD to report that she was scared of her husband, who was very angry and yelling. The woman asked for officers to come to her apartment. She was afraid to hang up the phone in fear that her husband would hit her or their 18-month-old baby. UAFPD arrived and found that the 27-year-old non-affiliated man had pushed a laptop off a table and had been flailing his arms in anger over an argument of her not trusting him. Although they were living together, he was arrested and transported to the FCC and charged with domestic violence assault for placing his wife in fear of imminent physical injury. The man was trespassed for two weeks from all UAF property and has to call UAFPD to pick up personal belongings.

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