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UAF police issue composite sketch

Submitted by Terry Vrabec
Phone: (907) 474-7721

02/20/04

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department has issued a computer-generated composite sketch of a suspect in an ongoing case and would like the public's assistance in identifying the man.

On Monday, Feb. 16 around 2 p.m. a female student walking up Yukon Drive near Kobuk Street was pulled into an older, dark blue or black minivan with tinted back windows. The van drove north about 100 yards and pulled into the upper residence hall parking lot before stopping. When the van door opened the student got out and went inside the building. An unknown male from the van followed her and began to ask her personal questions. She did not answer the questions and the male left the area.

The suspect is described as a thin, teenage male. His height is described as between 5'8" and 6'2" and his age between 17 and 19. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt at the time of the incident and does not appear to be Caucasian. The driver of the vehicle was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. There was no description given for the third person in the van.

The composite is available online at http://www.uaf.edu/police/index.html. If you have any information about the suspects or see a van matching this description please write down the plate number and call the UAFPD at 474-7721.

UAF is committed to maintaining a safe environment for students, staff and faculty. Anyone who feels threatened or observes suspicious circumstances should contact police and follow basic safety tips to help reduce risks. More information on safety and personal security is available online at http://www.uaf.edu/police/safety.html.

CONTACT: Terry Vrabec, UAF police chief at (907) 474-7721, or Carla Browning, UAF public information officer at (907) 474-7778 for an electronic version (jpg) of the composite. Visit the UAFPD website at http://www.uaf.edu/police/index.html for more information.

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