Police Blotter: April 25 – May 2, 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
May 7, 2013


April 25– Residence Life staff called the UAFPD to report a 20-year-old male student who had previously been trespassed from UAF residential facilities for alcohol and marijuana possession. The man was sleeping in the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland Complex lobby. An officer arrived and woke the man up. The man had bloodshot, watery eyes and an odor of alcohol on him. The student  said he did not drink any alcohol and he was just visiting. The man then changed his story, saying he was only there to get snacks and use the ATM machine. The officer arrested him for trespassing and searched him. He found a pipe that tested positive for THC and he also performed a preliminary breath test, the man blew a .071. He was transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center and charged with trespassing, misconduct involving a controlled substance for the pipe and habitual minor consuming of alcohol.

Cooperation works miracles

April 26– A 21-year-old female driver drove the wrong way into the front MBS Complex lot. An officer contacted her and the 22-year-old female passenger. The officer smelled marijuana when he walked up to the vehicle. The people inside the vehicle gave him consent to search it. He found marijuana residue and three open containers of alcohol. They admitted to smoking the marijuana but said they were drinking. The officer referred them to Dean of Students Don Foley, for further action instead of citing them since they were not under the influence of alcohol and had been cooperative. The bottles were disposed of and the residue was confiscated by the officer.

Something smells skunky

April 27 – During the Theophilus London concert, an officer smelled marijuana coming from a vehicle in the Patty Center parking lot. There were five people in the vehicle, three men and two women. The 20-year-old female driver consented to a search of the vehicle and all of the passengers consented having the officer pat them down, admitting they had smoked a joint before arriving. A 20-year-old Fairbanks man was summonsed for the possession of a controlled substance. A 20-year-old Fairbanks woman was summonsed for drinking underage and a 19-year-old North Pole man was also summonsed for underage drinking. They were all trespassed from campus for six months, except the driver who was a student.

 Bike theft update

May 2- Police are continuing the investigation on the 21-year-old man living in MacLean responsible for the theft of several bicycles and bike parts since Feb. 27 of this year.

The man has pending charges for theft of each of the bikes and parts.

“We can refer multiple cases at the same time to the district attorney’s office,” said Officer Sam Beaudreault. “We’re still putting together the last couple.”

Other victims have now surfaced, including the owner of a red Trek high-end bike that was stripped to the frame on West Ridge.

“One victim we just identified yesterday after he brought in his bike frame and he goes ‘it’s been stripped, I hear you guys had parts,’” said Beaudreault.

Beaudreault and Investigator Steve Goetz are working on the case. The suspect also scraped the serial numbers off of the bicycles.

Police are currently looking for the owner of a Trek Model 3900 taken from the front of McIntosh Hall around the time of Spring Break. The bike appears to have originally been red and white. Police ask that the bike owner and anyone whose bike parts were stolen please go to the police station to pick them up. UAFPD has the bike, handlebars, seats, wheels and tires. The man is expected to be charged this week and his name will be released at the time the charges go through.

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