Police Blotter: October 31 – November 6, 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
November 13, 2012

Look ahead

Oct. 31– An officer was driving on Denali Lane, located between the Patty Center and the Lower Dorms, when he was hit by a driver. The 18-year-old male student failed to stop before going onto Denali Lane and ran into the center of the police vehicle. According to the driver, he was pulling out chapstick when his cards fell out and he was concentrated on picking them up when the accident happened. The car slid as both doors on the passenger’s side were hit. The student was cited for failure to stop before entering the roadway.

Braking bad

Oct. 31 Two drivers were involved in a motor vehicle accident on West Tanana Loop. A 59-year-old man stopped to let a pedestrian cross. A 24-year-old male student failed to see that until the last minute and tried to brake, hitting the vehicle on the left rear. The student was cited for failure to provide due care to avoid an accident. There were minor damages to the vehicles and no injuries.

Wrong Speed Limit

Nov. 3- An off-duty trooper reported a motor vehicle accident. A 39-year-old female student from Fairbanks lost control of her vehicle and hit a parked car near Walsh Hall. She was cited for basic speed, which means she was driving too fast for road conditions.

Research station

Nov. 4- An officer was on patrol when he noticed a parked vehicle at the Large Animal Research Station that was still running and decided to do a welfare check. Police are supposed to check on cars during the winter that could possibly be broken down. When he stood near the open driver’s door, he smelled an odor of burnt marijuana. There were two people in the car, a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. The man was arrested for the possession of marijuana and a marijuana pipe. He was transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was charged and trespassed from all UAF property.


Nov. 5- A 30-year-old man with a backpack walked into the Business Office upset over his denied appeal for the refund of class money due to his homelessness. He was withdrawing from classes and it is past the withdrawal date to get class money back, but he wanted his money and demanded to speak to the entire board that rejected his appeal. Campus police showed up and he said he no longer wanted his money back, he claimed that he just wanted to see how they came to the conclusion as part of a communications class experiment. In his communications class, he said that they got to interpret things and how people came to such conclusions. He was no longer involved in this class that he was doing a case study for. His appeal was because he was homeless and living out of his car, but his car was in storage. He was trespassed for six months from UAF campus.

Just why?

Nov. 5- A 31-year-old male student was stopped on Alumni Drive for driving with his headlights off. Campus police found that he had stolen another vehicle’s license plate tabs and placed them on his expired plate. He refused to get out of the vehicle so the officer removed him from the vehicle. The suspect laid on the ground until the officer dragged him back to the patrol vehicle and called for assistance to get him into the patrol vehicle. He was arrested on a misdemeanor for the misuse of plates, DUI, disorderly conduct, driving without insurance, refusing to submit to a preliminary breath test and driving with a suspended license. He was transported to the FCC.

Missing you

Nov. 6- A 19-year-old male student reported that his iPhone 4s was stolen from an unlocked locker by the hockey rink exit in the Student Recreation Center on Nov. 5 while he worked out between 7 and 8 p.m. There are no suspects and the investigation is on going.

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