Police Blotter: January 27 – February 1, 2015
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.
by Heather Penn
Sun Star Reporter
Jan. 27, 2015. 9:13 a.m. – A woman said that her iPad had been stolen from the Bunnell building on Jan. 22 but she did not file a report until Jan. 27. Using the iPad locator device, officers attempted to locate it. The locator signified the iPad was still in the area although it was unable to give a specific location. On Feb. 3 the missing iPad was found to be in the woman’s car. It is believed the cold temperatures may have attributed to the iPad being unable to send out a proper “find me” signal.
Jan. 30, 2015. 12:52 p.m. – A man asleep on the 6th floor of the Rasmusson Library awoke to find his backpack missing. He located his missing backpack in the 4th floor stairwell, although his Toshiba laptop and Dr. Dre Beats headphones were missing. Officers are viewing the video and have retrieved fingerprints for the ongoing investigation.
Lost and Found Property
Jan. 29, 2015. 9:53 a.m. – The keys to the kingdom, i.e. the whole of UAF, were reported missing by a facilities worker. The worker’s last recollection of the keys was at the Murie mechanical room. Believing them to be there he attempted to retrieve the keys the next day. Unfortunately, the keys were not there. The worker then filed a report with the police department. Luckily, a kind citizen had found the keys in the Murie parking lot and turned them in to UAF facilities, thereby instilling faith in humanity.
Jan. 29, 2015. 1:17 p.m. – An RA in Lathrop Hall followed her nose and the odor of marijuana to a dorm room. A marijuana pipe with residue, a bong and a grinder with pot were seized. Officers responded and spoke with the suspect about drug use and their future at UAF. This has been a daily problem for RA’s at several dormitories.
Feb. 1, 2015. 2:40 a.m. – An RA in Moore Hall detected an odor of marijuana emanating from a dorm room. Officers preformed a consented search of the room, removing pipes and a bong. Information was passed on to Residence Life after the search was complete. The drugs and paraphernalia were confiscated.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Jan. 29, 2015. 2:03 p.m. – A narrow road behind the West Ridge Research Building was the scene of a two-vehicle accident. A UAF facilities truck was backing out of a spot without having a clear view of the road behind. This was due in part to another UAF facilities truck blocking the view. A pick-up truck coming up the road veered into the snowbank to avoid a collision. The skirt on the front bumper of the pick-up suffered minor damage. Officers responded, took pictures and provided a crash form for the two involved. There were no injuries reported and risk management was contacted.
Jan. 29, 2015. 2:32 p.m. – Two vehicles jointly proving Newton’s First Law of Motion crashed into each other as both attempted to back out of their spots at the same time in the Bunnell parking lot. The right rear bumper of one car hit the driver’s side of the opposing car right behind the door. Information was exchanged, and officers took pictures and gave each driver crash paperwork.
Jan. 31, 2015. 2:36 a.m. – Amelia John was found unresponsive in the McIntosh Hall 3rd floor women’s restroom. Officers and EMS responded to her aid. The woman was found to be in violation of her conditions of release, with a blood alcohol content of .235. Officers transported her to Fairbanks Correctional Center for a sleep-off, but were unable to administer the Minor Consuming Alcohol citation due to her condition. They returned at a later time when she was coherent to complete the process.
Driving While License Revoked
Feb. 1, 2015. 8:43 p.m. – A black Chevy Blazer driven by Autumn J. Strohm was pulled over for failure to signal and an improper lane change. Strohm was found to be driving in violation of a restricted license, having her license revoked, no proof of insurance and not having an Ignition Interlocking Device installed in the car. The IID is for drivers convicted of a DUI and requires the driver to blow into the device to determine if the driver has consumed any alcohol. The vehicle will not start if a positive breath sample is obtained. Strohm was arrested and taken to FCC.