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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 10:55 pm | Updated: 1:16 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.

The Public Safety Report is compiled from criminal complaints filed in state and federal courts, as well as some police blotter information, trooper dispatches, fire department reports and interviews with public safety officials. Individuals named as arrested and/or charged with crimes in this report are presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.

Assault

• Larry Shane Gilbert, 29, of Fairbanks, was charged with third-degree (felony) assault for allegedly pointing a handgun at a former tenant.

His former tenant and another woman told Alaska State Troopers that Gilbert pointed the gun at them and told them to leave when they went back to his Farmers Loop Extension home to pick up belongings the former tenant had left behind.

Gilbert told troopers he had a pistol when he confronted his former tenant, but said it never left his holster.

While the two other parties were being interviewed, he called troopers and said that if his former tenant came back onto his property he would put a bullet in her or remove her with any means possible, troopers said.

• Kevin Laverne Serfling, 38, of Fairbanks, was charged with third-degree (felony) assault for allegedly threatening drinking companions with a shotgun Saturday.

Serfling had been drinking with several men in an apartment on the 3700 block of Mitchell Avenue and reportedly got into a fight with another man, troopers said.

His drinking companions said two of them broke up the fight, and afterward Serfling said he was going to get a gun from his upstairs apartment. They said they heard Serfling cock a firearm and come back downstairs, where he tired to kick in the door and used the butt of the shotgun to ram the door.

One of his drinking companions said he went outside and took the gun. This man said Serfling said he was going upstairs to get another gun, but was intercepted by troopers.

The gun was a 20-gauge shotgun with a round in the chamber. The door to the apartment was severely damaged, troopers said.

Serfling also was charged with misdemeanor weapon misconduct for allegedly possessing a firearm while intoxicated. He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.186.

• Aaron Donald Oktollik, 26, of Point Hope, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly acting belligerent and scaring his ex-wife.

At 5:55 a.m. Sunday, his wife called troopers to report she had locked herself in a bathroom in her home on Vassar Circle in Fairbanks in order to get away from Oktollik. He knocked a hole in the bathroom door to get at her, she said.

Troopers found Oktollik sitting at a table next to the bathroom with hole in it. He refused to exit the house at the request of troopers, but did not physically resist being taken into custody.

There were three children in the house at the time of the incident, troopers said.

Oktollik also was charged with criminal mischief for allegedly doing $75 in damage to the door.

• Pauline Adams, 62, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching her sister and mother Thursday afternoon in a home on the 100 block of Third Avenue.

Adams told Fairbanks police she was arguing with her sister and mother, but did not hurt them. She appeared highly intoxicated, police said.

Her sister had a 2-inch-wide bruise on her forearm, police said.

• Allen Lee Frank Jr., 35, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly hitting a teenage girl in the face in Tanacross Thursday night.

The victim’s mother told troopers Frank and a woman had been staying at their home for three days. On Thursday, they came home drunk and Frank hit her daughter in the face when she was sent to get a mattress for them to sleep on, she said.

Her daughter had a mark on either side of her cheeks, and was bleeding, troopers said.

Troopers found another man holding Frank to the ground when they came to the home. The other man said he had been called to the house to help when Frank started to get out of control.

Frank was intoxicated and had scrapes on his knees and elbow, troopers said.

Frank also was charged with criminal trespass.

• Melinda Mae Doyer, 27, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly pulling her half-sister’s hair and punching her three times Saturday.

Doyer came uninvited to a home on the 600 block of D Street and got into an argument with a witness, her half-sister told Fairbanks police.

Her half-sister said Doyer assaulted her in the home’s arctic entry after the witness asked Doyer to leave.

Doyer told police she did get into an argument but did not hurt anyone.

Vandalism

• The Delta Christian Center in Delta Junction was reported burglarized and vandalized Saturday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call troopers at 895-4800.

• A Crime Stoppers reward is being offered for information about vandalism and burglary reported June 30 and July 1 near the intersection of the Old Richardson Highway and VFW Road.

The value of damaged and stolen items from cars and homes is likely more than $30,000, according to the Crime Watchers news release.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 456-CLUE. Callers can remain anonymous and receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Hit and run

Troopers are looking for a blue mini-van that hit McPeak’s store on Badger Road in North Pole and then drove away.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call troopers in Fairbanks at 451-5100.

DUI

• Scarlet Dawn Lepradd, 46, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence for allegedly driving Saturday at 12 Mile Richardson Highway after drinking and taking prescription medication.

Lepradd was missing a side headlight, and was driving 65 mph in a 55 mph zone, North Pole police said.

She told police she had a “strong” Crown whiskey drink at the Blue Loon and had taken Xanax and Lithium. She registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.010, less the than legal limit of 0.08.

A drug recognition expert concluded she was impaired from the prescriptions and alcohol.

• Monty Lee Harding Jr., 37, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence after he allegedly caused an accident and fled the scene about

7:30 p.m. Friday at Third Avenue and the Steese Highway.

The victim of the crash told Fairbanks police he followed Harding to an apartment on the 100 block of B Street after the accident.

Police contacted Harding at the apartment. He failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.189 percent, police said.

• Anita J. Goldsmith, 50, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony driving under the influence for allegedly driving from her home to the Fairbanks Community Food Bank about 2:45 p.m. Friday.

Goldsmith’s husband called troopers to report his wife was driving after drinking several beers mixed with tomato juice.

When contacted at home, Goldsmith told troopers she consumed about three beers before driving that afternoon. She refused to submit a breath or blood sample for a chemical alcohol test.

Goldsmith’s husband told troopers she accelerated rapidly out of the driveway and collided with a large front-end loader.

Troopers found acceleration tire tracks in the driveway and recent body damage to a Toyota pickup in Goldsmith’s driveway. The hood was warm and the keys were in the ignition, troopers said.

Goldsmith was charged with a felony because she was convicted of DUI in Fairbanks in 2002 and 2003.

She also was charged with driving with a revoked driver’s license and reckless driving.

• Florence Grant, 29, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence after she allegedly caused an accident Friday night on the corner of College Road and Margaret Avenue and fled the scene.

A woman called Fairbanks police at 10:05 p.m. to say she was rear-ended at a stop light. The woman who hit her fled the scene, she said.

The victim followed Grant to O’Connor Road, where police caught up with her.

Grant told police she had been drinking Rich and Rare whiskey at home and had “too much.” She registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.407.

Grant was charged with endangering the welfare of a child because she had a 3-year-old passenger in the vehicle.

She also was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

• John Martin Adam Gloria, 28, of North Pole, was charged with felony driving under the influence for allegedly driving while drunk or under medication at 1:38 a.m. Saturday at Cushman Street near 18th Avenue.

Gloria was stopped because he was not wearing a seatbelt, Fairbanks police said.

He smelled of alcohol and had constricted pupils, police said.

He told police he had not drunk any alcohol and had not taken any medication except aspirin. He later said he took a quarter of a Percocet.

He refused to take field sobriety tests or provide a blood or breath sample for a chemical alcohol test, police said.

He was charged with a felony because he was convicted of driving under the influence in two 2002 Fairbanks cases.

• Brandon Lee Bahr, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence for allegedly driving while drunk Sunday at the corner of Yak Road and Chena Ridge Road.

Bahr was stopped because he ran a stop sign and was swerving and driving without headlights, University of Alaska Fairbanks police said.

He told police he had at least two beers and several shots before driving. He refused to submit a breath sample for an official breath-alcohol test. A preliminary breath test registered 0.188.

• Jeffrey Leroy Dayton, 52, of Delta Junction, was charged with driving under the influence for allegedly driving after taking a stimulant Saturday at 341 Mile Richardson Highway near North Pole.

Dayton was stopped because he was driving 78 mph in a 65 mph zone, troopers said.

Dayton appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant because he was speaking rapidly, made rapid fidgety movements, had powdery residue on his nostrils and a strong chemical smell on his breath, troopers said.

Dayton failed field sobriety tests.

He told troopers he had recently smoked marijuana, but said he was not under the influence of any stimulant.

He refused to take a drug recognition exam, but a search warrant was obtained for a sample of his blood.

Ingredients for making methamphetamine were found in the back seat of his car, troopers said.

Multiple charges

David Adam Peters Levshakoff, 18, of Ruby, was charged with misdemeanor assault, vehicle theft (a felony), felony criminal mischief and driving under the influence in association with a series of events in Ruby Thursday night that he said he was too drunk to remember.

A man in Ruby told a village public safety officer he heard a noise and went outside early Friday morning to see Levshakoff behind the wheel of a vehicle that was stuck in the porch of a home. Levshakoff was accelerating the vehicle trying to get it unstuck, he said.

The man said he went to the driver-side door and told Levshakoff to get out and turn off the vehicle.

The vehicle, a gray 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser, was high-centered from running over several items, he said. The owner of the vehicle said he had not given Levshakoff permission to drive it.

Levshakoff refused to perform field sobriety tests, the VPSO said.

He punched the VPSO in the face when he was put in a holding cell and then charged the door with such force that it swung and hit the VPSO in the face, giving him a cut on the forehead, the VPSO said.

Levshakoff told troopers he consumed a 750 ml bottle of vodka and blacked out.

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