Police Blotter: February 23 – 28, 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
Motor Vehicle Accident


Feb. 22, 2:31 p.m.

A report from the UAF Police Department is published in The Sun Star regularly.

A report from the UAF Police Department is published in The Sun Star regularly.

A fence was taken out after a suspected hit-and-run in the Taku parking lot. A head bolt which is used to plug in cars was also found damaged. There are no leads and the case is closed.

Feb. 23, 1:36 p.m.
A complaint was filed about a possible hit-and-run in the lower dorms parking lot. A small dent was found in the driver’s side door with a small amount of paint transfer. No description of the vehicle was available. There are no suspects.

Feb. 28, 2:48 p.m.
A woman standing outside the Patty Center gym noticed a car back into another car and drive off. She alerted the police to the hit-and-run. The driver was found and he stated he did not realize he had backed into the car. The damaged car had minor scratches on the bottom of the back bumper. The officer put the driver in contact with the damaged car’s owner and they exchanged information.


Feb. 23, 2:05 p.m.

A black iPhone 5 in an Otterbox case was stolen from a locked locker in the Patty Center. The phone was stolen sometime between 12:45 and 1:30 p.m. on Monday. The investigation is ongoing.

Suspicious circumstances

Feb. 20, 11:14 a.m.
A suspicious e-mail sent to the UA General Counsel, which is the legal department that handles UA affairs, contained pornographic images which were initially thought to contain images of children. The e-mail was sent via EthicsPoint, a regulatory software compliance company, and was a hoax. Though the images were pornographic in nature they did not include child porn. After a thorough investigation by officers it was determined that all the information including name and domain were false. It was thought someone was trying to play a prank. The investigation is closed.

Feb. 23, 10:42 p.m.
A resident in the Sustainable Village noticed someone trying to siphon gas out of a vehicle. When they walked outside, those attempting to siphon the gas left. By the time officers arrived there was no trace of them.

Feb. 26, 3:07 p.m.
A woman at MBS who had been drinking the night before awoke to find bruises on her body and questioned whether she had been assaulted. She seemed to remember possibly fighting off someone the night prior. She spoke with officers to try and help determine what had happened. After speaking with numerous witnesses and viewing surveillance footage officers determined she had not been assaulted. The night prior was particularly icy and she may have received the bruises from a fall. The police would prefer anyone who suspects any type of assault to come and speak with them at any time, even if it the outcome is not what is initially expected.

Criminal Trespass

Feb. 24, 10:03 p.m.
Officers issued a man his formal warning about his trespassed status as they were out on foot patrol by the Fine Arts Building. When a person is trespassed it is not official until officers speak directly to the individual. The man left without incident.

Traffic Offense

Feb. 25, 2:47 a.m.
A car seen weaving, missing a brake light and lacking license plate illumination was pulled over outside the old U-Park building. All of the individuals in the car were teenagers, none of which had any ID. The driver was found to be violating the rules of a driving permit. Officers contacted the parents to retrieve the teens and their car. The driver was issued a summons to appear in court.

Feb. 26, 9:17 a.m. 
Gregory Williams, 53, of Fairbanks, was pulled over on Palo Verde Drive after officers spotted him on Geist with a large, horizontal crack in his windshield directly in his line of vision. Though windshield cracks won’t necessarily get you pulled over, those considered impeding your view can. Williams was driving with a revoked license and violating his conditions of release. His conditions state he is not to drive any motor vehicle. He was arrested and taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center. Williams was charged with violating conditions of parole and driving with a revoked license.


Feb. 25, 12:19 p.m.
A man in the Wood Center was harassing people by walking up to them and saying, “It’s a lie.” Officers located the man and found him to be lacking any footwear. Officers gave him some shoes and a ride to the bus stop. He was banned from UAF campus.

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