Police Blotter: December 19, 2009 – January 7, 2010

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 Mark Evans

And they both slept better as a result
On December 19, a UAF officer responded to a report that an intoxicated man who was not appropriately dressed for the weather was in Oaken Keg.  The police transported him to his place, where his girlfriend decided she wasn’t in the mood to deal with him. The police took him to Fairbanks Correctional Center to sleep it off.

Or maybe it was the ravens
Also on the  night of December 19, officers responding to a report of malicious damage found a UAF vehicle with three large impact marks on its windshield. It appeared that items were dropped from a dorm room directly above the vehicle.

Everything in the car was loaded
Police stopped Colin D. Issitt, 21, of Abilene, Texas, on December 20 for an equipment violation.  After smelling alcohol, officers arrested Issitt for driving under the influence, and also found two loaded handguns in the car despite having been assured by Issitt and his passenger, Robert A. McDaniel, 23, of North Pole, that they had no weapons.  Police seized the guns and booked both Issitt and McDaniel on counts of Misconduct Involving a Weapon.

Next time the cops call, just say no
Late on the night of December 22, UAF police pulled over a vehicle on Farmer’s Loop Road for equipment violations.  Officers smelled marijuana coming from the car, and when the car’s driver turned out to not be the owner, the police called to get the owner’s consent to search the car.  Their search uncovered a marijuana plant and an open beer bottle. The police sent the vehicle’s occupants on their merry way – on foot – and Badger Towing impounded the car.

A Blue Christmas without you
Around dinnertime on Christmas, officers stopped a vehicle on College Road for equipment violations.  The truck’s driver, Vinnie L. Blue, 21, of Fairbanks, had a suspended license, and police also smelled – you guessed it – marijuana.  They asked Blue’s passenger, William E. Johnson Jr., 30, of Fairbanks, to consent to a search, and when he got up to comply, there was a pipe on his seat.  It also turned out that Johnson was on felony probation, so officers booked him for both misconduct involving a controlled substance and probation violation. Officers told Blue to park the truck until her license was no longer suspended.

And what are you going to do about it?
At lunchtime on January 7, a facilities services employee came into the station to report that, about a month ago, he had lost his portable radio.

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