Police Blotter: March 30 – April 6, 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
March 30 – April 6, 2015
April 6, 6:26 p.m.
A fugitive of justice was arrested at Hess Village. Michael A. Kroon, 58, of Fairbanks was arrested for sexual abuse on a minor. Officers assisted the Clackamas Co. Oregon police department in carrying out the warrant and arresting Kroon.
Kroon was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center to await extradition back to Oregon.
April 4, 2:46 p.m.
A UAF staff member noticed out of state activity on their credit card. It is thought the card information may have been stolen during one of the big company breaches though it is unclear which company was involved. A report was filed with UAF police and the victim was refereed to the Internet Crime Complaint Center. The IC3 works with the FBI to aid victims of identity theft.
March 30, 7:45 p.m.
An active alarm at the Blue Loon sent officers to assist Alaska State Troopers in looking for foul play. Officers cleared the building and determined the alarm may have been set off accidentally.
March 30, 11:42 p.m.
During a 911 call from the Parkwest Apartments, off University Ave., a woman sounded like she was being beat and was heard screaming. AST requested backup from UAF and arrived on scene. A man was arrested and charged with domestic violence and the woman was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment.
April 4, 8:33 p.m.
A 911 call led officers to assist the AST at the Oaken Keg on College Road when a man with an expired license kicked in a glass door after the clerk refused to sell him alcohol. A verbal argument ensued between the clerk, the man and another customer. Police believe the clerk was in shock and unable to provide many details. The clerk decided not to press charges though both customers were removed from the premises and not allowed to return for an undetermined time.
April 4, 10:39 p.m.
Just past Bethel church on Farmers Loop, AST pulled a man over for a traffic violation. The driver became combative so officers called for assistance. The subject was subsequently pepper sprayed to gain control. He was arrested for a DUI. The passenger was given a ride home and the car was impounded.
April 5, 10:54 p.m.
A report of a disturbance at a University Ave. residence lead officers to back up AST. The report said blood was found in the apartment. When officers arrived they were unable to find anyone who may have been involved. UAF officers and AST patrolled the area but did not locate the individuals.
April 4, 10:03 p.m.
A man refusing to leave The Pub resulted in a 911 call to the police. Upon arrival officers spoke with the individual and found him to be drinking but not drunk. The man agreed to leave and walked off of campus. Officers issued a six-month trespass order.
MVA Hit and Run
April 5, 3:23 p.m.
A pedestrian called the police to report they witnessed a hit and run on a parked vehicle. The subject left without leaving a note. Police were able to track down the individual and he stated he did not see any damage, hence why no note. Officers confirmed there was no damage and the man was sent on his way.
April 6, 7:45 a.m.
Officers on patrol spotted a vehicle in the north dorms parking lot with the door open. A bong was sitting in plain sight as was a large bottle of alcohol. Officers located the car’s owner in the dorms and informed him his items were confiscated. No further action was required.
March 30, 10:30 a.m.
No charges were filed when an individual kicked the passenger side door of a vehicle hard enough to dent it in the north upper dorms lot. The individual that kicked the door was identified via surveillance and agreed to pay to fix the car as he knew the victim.
March 31, 5:12 p.m.
Judging by footprint size officers believe a juvenile may be responsible for the discharge of a fire extinguisher on the 3rd floor of the Arctic Health and Research Building. Pictures were taken and the investigation is ongoing.
April 1, 3:59 p.m.
A serious case of vandalism at the Deer Yard north of the Murie building was reported. Seven vehicles suffered smashed windshields, busted grills and were missing items. Trailers on the property were spray painted with racial slurs and swastikas as well as broken windows. Two snow machines were also vandalized in the spree. The suspects were identified after surveillance footage was viewed. With pictures taken and evidence collected, a warrant was obtained for four UAF students. On April 6, Storm H. Phillips, 18, of Aniak; Jacob B. Kincaid, 18, of Palmer; John P. Clancy, 19, of Fairbanks; and Xavier S. DeSantiago, 20, of Fairbanks were arrested and charged with burglary, theft two and felony and criminal mischief. Some of the stolen items were found in the students’ dorm rooms.
April 6, 9:45 a.m.
Confetti from a likely torn up book was found on the 6th floor of Rasmuson Library. It appeared the rubbish bin had also been poured on the floor. There are no leads at this time.
March 31, 2:04 p.m.
Officers stopped Teri L. Jenson, 25, of Fairbanks for driving 52 in a 35 mph zone at Aurora and Wembley. Jenson did not have insurance. She was issued a citation and her car was impounded.
Driving While License Revoked
April 2, 1:30 p.m.
A woman who locked herself out of her car at the Patty Gym flagged down a CSO to help her. When a person calls in for an unlock the police run their name through the system to determine if the car they want to unlock is their car. It was determined the car did belong to the woman but her license had been revoked and her car was not properly equipped with the IID device. The IID device is affixed in cars where the driver has been accused of a DUI. The driver can not start the car unless they blow into the device to prove they have not been drinking. Officers had not witnessed the woman driving so charges were referred to the District Attorney.