Police Blotter: August 11 – 15, 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.

Heather Penn / Sun Star

Traffic Stop

8/11/2015 6:13 a.m.

Officers pulled a car over on Thompson Dr. for driving 40 mph in a 30 zone.  The driver,  a minor was found to be driving in violation of his provisional license by having passengers who are not direct relatives or siblings in the car.  The driver’s father was notified and he informed the police that his son had taken the car without his knowledge while he was asleep.  The father took responsibility for the car and minor.  The passengers in the vehicle were cited for possession of marijuana and their associated paraphernalia was confiscated.

8/15/2015 2:43 a.m.

Police pulled over a man driving a motorcycle on Wilcox Road for failure to have a working brake light.  Upon further inspection it was found  that the man did not have a motorcycle license.  He was issued a summons for having No Valid Operator’s License (NVOL) but was allowed to keep his bike as he had just pulled into his residence at the time of the stop.

8/15/2015 2 a.m.

Police pulled a car over on Danby Road for traveling without tailights.  The driver, William L. McDonald, 23, of Fairbanks, was found to be driving without a valid license (NVOL).  He was issued a summons for the offense and was released.  McDonald’s passenger had a valid license so he took control of the vehicle.

8/16/2015 9:56 p.m.

A 16-year-old was observed speeding and drifting in his car near the Aurora Motel on College Road.  When officers asked him why he was speeding he claimed he did not know the speed limit.  Nollner was issued a summons for NVOL and warned that texting while driving is illegal. Police notified his father, who came and collected his son and car.


8/11/2015 10:34 a.m.

A complaint was made to the police about a possible hit-and-run resulting in a damaged passenger side front fender.  The car’s owner said it happened sometime between March and May and may have happened on UAF campus.  The estimated damage is $1600.  The police have no leads.

8/12/2015 1:24 p.m.

A person who’s car was hit while they weren’t present brought the note left on their windshield into the police station seeking advice on what to do next.  Officers contacted the individual who left the note, who admitted to denting the right rear quarter panel of the victim’s car.  Statements were taken by each individual and officers oversaw the proper exchange of information.  Each car sustained over $2000 worth of damage.

8/14/2015 10:59 p.m.

A vehicular collision occurred in the SRC parking lot.  No injuries were reported, but both vehicles sustained damage.  The car that was hit sustained an estimated $3,000 of damage, and the other car’s damage was estimated at $1,000.  Officers responded and aided both parties in proper accident protocol.

Public Contact

8/11/2015 11:00 p.m.

A person found sleeping in the MACS bus hut by the Wood Center was initially thought to be in violation of his probation.  After contacting Fairbanks Correctional Center officers determined he was in compliance with the requirements.  Officers gave the man a ride to an off campus location.

Agency Assist

8/12/2015 3:15 a.m.

The UAFPD was called to assist Alaska State Troopers at a residence on Gradelle Rd in response to several domestic disturbance reports.  The calls reported the same address over a 4-6 hour period, and dispatchers heard a woman screaming during the the last call.  Officers placed a female in protective custody.  Alcohol was a factor.


8/12/15 4:52 p.m.

A complaint was made to the police involving a possible stolen tablet.  The tablet’s owner had accidentally left the device at the Rasmuson Library two weeks before the report was filed. Once the oversight was realized the student attempted to locate the missing tablet at several lost and founds on campus.  He then reported the tablet stolen.  Officers are investigating

Suspicious Circumstances

8/14/20415 12:59 p.m.

A new Honda 150hp outboard motor,  a fish finder and several related accessories were dropped off at UAF Facilities main building by a man claiming they belonged to his estranged wife.  The items were in fact UAF property, signed out to his wife, a UAF employee who had permission to store them at her residence.  Protocol on how turn-in and sign-out procedures are handled is being reviewed.


8/15/2015 10:06 p.m.

Newly laid concrete was too enticing for some.  A contractor filed a complaint stating handprints and drawings were visible in several new concrete sites around campus over a two day period.  The areas include the bottom of the MBS stairs, near the Wood Center and near the Chancellor’s residence.  The perpetrators are still at large.


8/16/2015 2:01 a.m.

Antonio B. Pacheco, 29, of Fairbanks was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence. Pacheco was observed straddling multiple lanes of traffic, speeding, swerving and weaving prior to being pulled over.  Pacheco had watery eyes and slurred speech and failed field sobriety tests.  He admitted to drinking alcohol prior to driving.  Pacheco was charged and transported to FCC.

8/15/2015 2:47 a.m.

Boris A. Torres, 28, of Fairbanks was arrested and charged with DUI, resisting arrest and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test.  Officers spotted Torres’ driving his car without his headlights on.  Once Torres was pulled over, officers detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the car.  Torres had bloodshot watery eyes and slurred speech and failed field sobriety tests.  When an officer attempted to place Torres under arrest he pulled away repeatedly.  Officers gained control and placed Torres in handcuffs where he continued to fight, attempting to kick one officer in the groin. Torres refused to get in the car, and once placed in the car attempted to kick out the windows.  Torres was ultimately hobbled  (his feet and hands tied together behind his back) to prevent injury to himself or responding officers.  He was transported to FCC and charged.


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