Police Blotter: January 26 – 30, 2016

A weekly report from the UAF Police Department.

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.

Heather Penn / Sun Star


1/26/2016 1:22 p.m. – A woman reported that her identity had been stolen.  She believes a Verizon bill may have led to the theft.  The victim required a report number to file a claim against the company.  Police aided her request.

Found Property

1/27/2016 1:29 p.m. – A wallet found in Lola Tilly Commons was brought to the police department by a good Samaritan. It was then returned to the owner with nothing missing.


?????? – A guest of a student in Cutler Apartment Complex stole more than $100 from his host. The thief took the money from the host’s wallet while visiting his apartment. Officers took statements and are investigating.

1/29/2016 12:34 p.m. – Several miscellaneous maintenance supplies, including diesel fuel, were reported stolen from garages around the Irving II on upper campus.  Police and the maintenance personnel who noticed the missing items established a timeline and an investigation began.

Suspicious Circumstances

1/27/2016 5:38 p.m. – An individual affiliated with the University had another person’s vehicle towed. The victim will not incur a towing fee, as only the police and tow companies can have vehicles towed.  Police reminded the UAF affiliate that unauthorized individuals can’t have cars towed.

Traffic Stop

1/28/2016 – Police stopped a vehicle on Tanana Loop for having out-of-state plates and an inoperative headlight.  The driver said the correct plates were at home. He was issued a warning and a reminder to put them on the car.


1/30/2016 12:40 a.m. – Driver Jefferey A. Hickey, 26, of Wasilla, was arrested and charged with a DUI.  Hickey was spotted by police driving without his lights on Alumni Drive.  He failed two out of three field sobriety tests and blew a .162 on the portable breath test. Hickey admitted to drinking one beer earlier.


1/30/2016 2:18 a.m. – A resident assistant reported an intoxicated individual being disruptive in Wickersham Hall.  The student, Jacob M. Turet, 30, of Fairbanks, resides at Wickersham. He was found to be in violation of his probation for buying and consuming alcohol. He was taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Welfare Check

1/30/2016 4:29 a.m. – A man found sleeping at MBS was unable to be roused by Emergency Medical Services.  Police were able to wake the man who then refused to cooperate for EMS.  Police escorted the man, who was not a student, to a taxi.  He was banned from UAF for six months.

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