Police Blotter: February 2 – 9, 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
The Sun Star


The public safety report is complied from police blotter information and interviews with UAF police officers. Individuals named as arrested and/or charged with crimes in this report are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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.

Motor vehicle accident Feb. 2 – 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. – A hit and run in the Signers’ Hall parking lot left scuff marks on the trunk of a vehicle and enhanced a pre-existing dent. The culprit did not leave any information or notes of apology. The investigation is ongoing.

Feb. 4 – 10:55 a.m. – A UAF facilities worker crashed into a car in the Arctic Health Research Building parking lot while cleaning the sidewalks with a Bobcat. The parked car suffered $600 in damage to the front grill. Officers contacted the owner and informed them about the proper procedure and exchange of information.

Theft Feb. 2 – 7:07 p.m – A man reported that the bike he had received from the Green Bike Program had been stolen after he parked it outside of Wickersham Hall. The man had lent the bike to his roommate. The roommate believed he parked it in a different location and forgot to secure it. After checking the area again the bike was found at its original location.

Feb. 5 – 9:54 a.m. – A man reported his purple, blue and pink Jordan basketball shoes, valued at $125, had been stolen from the SRC cubbies. He said the incident had happened on Jan. 19 but did not file the complaint until recently. There are no leads.

Security check Feb. 3 – 10:16 a.m. – Transients breaking into the UAF Community and Technical College parking garage led officers to search the area for possible points where they may be breaching the locks. The stairwells have been found to hold between five to nine transients, attempting to get out of the cold, at any given time. The officers arrived and found an impaired individual inside the parking area. They confiscated pills and an inhaler and removed him from the garage for six months.

Traffic offense Feb. 4 – 2:24 a.m – Deshaun J. Wilson, 23, was cited for driving in violation of restriction on South Chandalar Drive. Wilson was pulled over for having a tail light out. He was not wearing glasses or contacts. Wilson had been previously warned by Alaska State Troopers that this was a crime and a misdemeanor offense and would result in charges if he were to be caught again.

Feb. 5 – 9:30 p.m. – Alma A. Sweezey, 46, of Fairbanks, was pulled over on Yukon Drive for speeding and having a headlight out. Sweezey had not had a license since 2009 and was unable to give any proof of her identity. Due to lack of identification and driving with a suspended license she was arrested and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Harassing communications Feb. 6 – 9:04 a.m. – A woman reported her Facebook account had been hacked and inappropriate content had been uploaded. Also, derogatory comments about her had been written in the snow on her car. Officers investigated the claims and found the events were unrelated. The car incident happened when three men parked next to the vehicle and incorrectly assumed the woman had parked wrong. They then got out of their cars and wrote the rude remarks on her vehicle. The woman parked correctly based on the two cars initially parked around her. It was only when they left that it appeared she had parked wrong. The Facebook incident is still under investigation.

Feb. 9 – 4:51 p.m. – A report was filed with the police department by an individual who has been receiving harassing phone calls to their work place. The suspect called the individual’s boss stating the victim was accessing a database thorough inappropriate means. The suspect also warned he would contact the government about the incident if nothing was done. The victim does not want police intervention at this time and the boss has been alerted to the situation. It is not up to the victim what she wishes to have done at this time.

Welfare check Feb. 6 – 5:41 p.m. – A 911 call lead the fire department to MacLean House to aid a woman who was having difficulty breathing. While on the phone with the 911, the dispatcher reported hearing a possible domestic violence incident happening as well. The dispatcher alerted the police who also arrived on scene. The woman who was experiencing breathing difficulty had been reported missing to Alaska State Troopers an hour prior to the incident. The woman left a Chena Pump Road residence intoxicated and under dressed for the weather. It is assumed she walked the entire distance to campus housing. EMS took the woman to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, leaving her child with a relative. A male who was not a resident, and known drug offender to police, was transported off campus. Officers finished the call by giving another woman and her child who were visiting the residence at the time of the incident a ride to their off campus home.

Agency assist Feb. 8 – 3:51 p.m. – UAF police backed up the local P.D. at the intersection of Danby and Peger. Two vehicles collided and UAF officers helped divert traffic. The driver of one vehicle was arrested and charged with a DUI by the local police.

Feb. 9 – 1:31 p.m. – A truck fire brought fire fighters and police to the Cutler parking lot. A man had started his car ten minutes prior and came out to find his truck in flames. When police arrived, the truck was fully engulfed and billowing black smoke. Firefighters extinguished the flames and determined a faulty winterization kit as the possible culprit. The car parked on the side of the truck suffered heat damage. No injuries were reported.


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