Police Blotter: August 24 – 30, 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


8/24/2015 5:34 p.m.

Drivers in an accident in the parking lot at Nerland Hall initially agreed to have settled the matter without involving the police, as the person who caused the accident agreed to pay for damages “out-of-pocket.”  The person later decided to go through their insurance instead, so the victim contacted the police to ensure it was handled correctly.  Officers spoke with both parties and the proper paperwork and filing processes were initiated.  One car sustained damage to the left rear door and wheelwell, while the other car had a dented front right bumper.

Suspicious Circumstances

8/25/2015 2:28 p.m.

A man noticed his car had a smashed window at the Elvey Building parking lot.  It happened sometime after 8:20 a.m. when he arrived.  Police were unable to find an object around or in the car that may have been used to break the window.  A witness noticed the damage at 11:45 a.m. The damaged car was parked next to the same vehicle all day, though the other vehicle was not damaged.  There are no leads and the case is closed.      

Warrant Arrest

8/26/2015 2:08 a.m.

William J. Isberg, 54, of Fairbanks was pulled over by police on the Parks highway for having an obscured license plate.  Officers discovered Isberg smelled of alcohol and had an outstanding warrant from the Alaska State Troopers (AST) Judicial Service for Assault in the 4th degree.  He was arrested for the warrant, charged with a DUI and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center (FCC).  Isbergs vehicle was impounded.


8/26/2015 12:15 p.m.

A white Giant Innova crossover bike was stolen from under the stairwell at the UAF Design and Construction building on University Ave.  The bike had been kept there for the past two weeks and not used due to the weather.  When the victim went to get his bike he noticed it had been stolen and filed a report.  The bike featured upgrades such as saddlebags, seat and tires.  The bike is valued at $492.

8/30/2015 9:39 a.m.

A black Kona mountain bike with red and white trim was stolen from the Skarland Hall bike rack sometime between 10 p.m. and 9:30 a.m.  The bike  is a part of the Green Bike rental program.  The bike had been locked when it was stolen.  The investigation is ongoing.


8/27/2015 2:22 a.m

Robert N. Sullivan, 41, of Fairbanks was observed speeding, weaving and swerving in his vehicle as he traveled down University Ave.  He admitted to drinking beer and liquor, failed three field sobriety tests and blew a .214.  Sullivan was charged with a DUI, arrested and transported to FCC.

Sullivan was found to be responsible for damage to a university fence  prior to his arrest that night.  UAF facilities workers notified police of a damaged fence.  A drivers side mirror was found at the scene.  Officers reviewed the video footage of the accident and sent out a picture of the suspect’s vehicle, a white GMC Sierra.  The arresting officer from the night prior noticed the similarities in the vehicles and confirmed the two were one in the same.  The mirror left at the scene was in fact Sullivans.  The damage to the fence is estimated at $1,000.

8/29/2015 1:33 a.m.

Vincent R. Kelly, 20, of Fairbanks was arrested and charged with DUI and Minor Operating after Consuming Alcohol.  Kelly was observed attempting to drive his pickup at the College Inn, but it kept bucking and jerking and eventually stalled.  He initially admitted to drinking beer but later added a shot of an unknown liqueur to the dossier.  Officers observed three empty beer cans in the bed of the truck.  Kelly failed three field sobriety tests, was visibly swaying and blew a .128.  He was arrested and transported to FCC.

Driving Without a License (NVOL)

8/28/2015 10:34 p.m.

Cynthia Norton, 49, of Fairbanks was pulled over for driving without her headlights on.  Officers discovered Norton did not have a license.  She was issued a summons for NVOL and cited for having no insurance.  Officers gave Norton a ride home as her car was impounded.

8/29/2015 2:39 a.m.

A police pursuit ensued after a man spotted cops heading his direction and tried to flee.  AST attempted to pull over Rick R. Peterson, 19 of North Pole for a broken headlight when he sped out of a Tesoro on College.  Police pursued Peterson through Goldrush Estates, where he ditched the vehicle and took off on foot.  Police followed Peterson for a short distance on foot before catching him.  Peterson claimed he ran because he had stolen his friends truck and didn’t want to get in trouble.  He also admitted to drinking beer and a shot of whiskey prior to driving.  Peterson’s blood alcohol was three times the legal limit at .185 and he failed field sobriety tests.  Peterson was arrested and charged with Felony Elude, DUI, and Driving While License is Revoked.  He was taken to FCC.  The friend whose truck he stole did not want to press charges.

Station Probation Violation

8/30/2015 1:47 a.m.

A man found sleeping in his car at the Large Animal Research Station was taken into custody for violating his probation.  Cody J. Roberts, 26 of Anchorage, did not initially disclose to officers that he had a large hunting knife on his hip.  Non-disclosure is illegal and possession of the knife violated his probation terms.  Roberts’ probation officer was contacted, and he advised officers to search the vehicle and person, where the knife was discovered.  Roberts is on probation for Felony Assault 3.  He was arrested and taken to FCC.

Intoxicated Person

8/30/2015 10:54 p.m.

A report of an intoxicated man jumping in front of cars led officers to Farmers Loop.  The man was highly intoxicated and was attempting to walk the yellow line in the middle of the road.  He was uncooperative and made hostile threats to officers regarding killing law enforcement personnel.  Police detained the individual and escorted him to FCC for a Title 47 (sleep-off).  The man was not arrested or charged.


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