Police Blotter: October 16 – 24, 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.

Fernanda Chamorro/ Sun Star Reporter
Nov. 1, 2011


A resident assistant reported an 18-year-old intoxicated man from Fairbanks at Skarland Hall on Oct. 16. He had drank alcohol and taken prescription medicine, oxycontin. He was concerned for his own safety. UAF police arrested and transported him to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, where he was charged with possession of oxycontin and Minor Consuming Alcohol.

Public computer problems

A 16-year-old boy was reportedly watching pornography on a Rasmuson Library computer while touching himself inappropriately on Oct. 18. An officer found the boy and banned him from all of UAF for six months. His sister came to pick him up. UAFPD said this type of incident is a common occurrence.

Ad her

A woman from McIntosh Hall reported that someone put an erotic ad with her contact information on Craigslist on Oct. 20. The culprit was found to be a 21-year-old male UAF student who was previously acquainted with her and he explained that it was intended as a joke. The ad was removed the day after it was posted and investigation is ongoing for possible criminal charges.

Hit and Run

A hit-and-run was reported in the MBS North Lot on Oct. 20. The perpetrator had a red pickup, a witness said. A community service officer found the pickup in the South Eielson Lot. The 19-year-old male UAF student from North Pole was arrested and transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, where he was charged with a DUI, underage drinking and leaving the scene of an accident.


Someone drilled a hole into a window casing on the second level of Lola Tilly Commons the morning of Oct. 21. The person was most likely trying to gain access to the building by unlocking the window, according to police. There are no suspects and the investigation is pending.

Tool fool ?

On Oct. 21, a worker reported a laser level and two drills were stolen from an Arctic Health Research Building construction trailer over the course of two weeks. There was no evidence of forced entry and there are no suspects. The case is still under investigation.


An officer was out on patrol Oct. 22 when he saw an 18-year-old man from Fairbanks about to snowboard down the UAF hills, which is not permitted due to safety concerns. He was found to have an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court. Police arrested him and transported him to the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Weed Warning

UAF police stopped a 20-year-old driver on Oct. 23 for driving without headlights on Farmers Loop and Army Road. Police seized a marijuana pipe from the vehicle. Since there were five people in the vehicle there was no way to know who used the pipe, so only a warning was given.

Triple stack

On Oct. 23, an officer spotted a vehicle with the headlights off by Johansen Expressway and Peger Road. The 29-year-old man from Fairbanks was arrested and transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center. He was charged with a DUI, possession of a marijuana pipe and possession of marijuana.

No parking

A vehicle was parked and had the door open in the middle of Rebecca Street on Oct. 23. An officer found that the female driver, 30, was trying to transport an intoxicated female passenger, 47, to the Fairbanks Correctional Center for protective custody when the passenger tried to throw the car into park. The officer transported the drunken individual to the Fairbanks Correctional Center for protective custody.

What you looking at?                                                                                                                                                 

A nonstudent man, 33, flipped off people he passed on Tanana Loop near Lola Tilly Commons on Oct. 23. UAFPD banned him from all UAF campuses for six months.

Dude, where’s my car?

A vehicle had been parked near the UAF Agricultural Farm and ski trails parking lot for 13 days on Oct. 23. UAF PD attempted to contact the owner without success. The vehicle was towed because only temporary parking is allowed in that lot and it could be a road hazard, police said. Police have still been unable to contact the owner.

Never ditch

On Oct. 24, there were multiple reports of a man, 42, passed out in the Tanana Loop roundabout ditch. He was highly intoxicated and wearing a hoodie and blue jeans. He was wandering into traffic when he fell in. He had no injuries and police transported him to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital to spend the night under protective custody.

Advice for the week:

It started snowing not too long ago and due to the varying temperatures, sheets of black ice have formed on roads and sidewalks. Be careful driving and walking. Try to wake up at least ten minutes earlier in order to avoid rushing to school or work. It is hard not to show off, but do not drive over the speed limit or dangerously. When the roads are icy, drive below the speed limit to avoid sliding.

Many holidays are coming up, be very careful if driving out of town because the days will only get darker and colder.  Everyone should make sure to carry an emergency kit, a warm blanket, gloves, a hat, a thick jacket, and a packaged meal.

Follow your gut. If something seems fishy or feels funny about a driving choice, it is most likely bad. Please let TV dare devils keep their job and avoid the injuries.

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1 Response

  1. Ian says:

    RE: “Public computer problems”

    I wonder if that 16 year old boy said that he was conducting “research”.


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