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Fairbanks Public Safety Report — Nov. 14

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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:34 pm

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.


• Shawn Gene Brady, 30, of North Pole, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly scaring a woman in North Pole by getting into her bed while she was sleeping and for allegedly yelling at her Sept. 9.

The victim told North Pole police she was sleeping when her roommate let Brady into the apartment because Brady was intoxicated and the roommate wanted to make sure he was safe. Brady got into bed with her and put is arm around her stomach, she said, which made her uncomfortable. When she told him to leave she said he yelled his wife’s name.

She said she then got out of bed and her roommate came in to help get Brady out of the apartment.

• John Bruce Nukapigak, 46, of Point Lay, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly hitting his girlfriend in the face early Sunday morning at an apartment on Dartmouth Street.

Nukapigak’s girlfriend was crying and her cheeks looked swollen, Alaska State Troopers said. She told troopers Nukapigak accused her of getting back together with her ex-boyfriend and hit her multiple times.

Her son told troopers he heard but could not see the alleged assault.

Nukapigak told troopers he did not assault or argue with his girlfriend. Nukapigak already had a warrant for his arrest from a misdemeanor assault charge, troopers said.

• Brandi Michelle Orr, 36, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly slapping and wrestling with her boyfriend Saturday afternoon outside the South Cushman Street Holiday station.

Fairbanks police called to the report of a woman hitting a man who was trying to get away said they found Orr’s boyfriend with rips in several layers of his clothing and minor scrapes on his chest and neck. He told police she began attacking him during an argument about a cellphone.

Orr appeared intoxicated and it was hard to understand her because her speech was slurred, police said.

• Joachim Stern, 26, of Fairbanks, was charged with second-degree felony assault for allegedly pulling his ex-girlfriend’s hair and choking her early Monday morning at a home on Gillam Way.

Stern’s ex-girlfriend and two witnesses told Fairbanks police they were trying to get Stern to leave the home when he attacked.

His ex-girlfriend said while he was choking her she saw purple spots and he told her he would not leave until she wad dead. One of the witnesses said she bit Stern in the arm to get him to release the woman.

Police stopped Stern in the Lathrop High School parking lot. He told police he was attacked by his family and bit in the arm.


• Angel C. Joseph, 23, was charged with DUI.

Joseph was stopped for failing to stop her turn signal at 4:11 a.m. Sunday at the corner of Palo Verde Avenue and Steelhead Road in Fairbanks, troopers said.

Asked if she had been drinking, she said “not enough,” troopers said.

She registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.253.

• Glenda Karen Huntington, 61, of Galena, was charged with DUI.

Huntington was stopped in Galena Saturday afternoon after someone called to report she was intoxicated, Galena police said.

Huntington registered a breath alcohol content of 0.154. She had previous DUI convictions from 2006 and 2008 in Galena, police said.


Heather Starr Williams, 32, of Delta Junction, was charged with third-degree felony escape for allegedly running away Friday while she as being moved from the North Star Center halfway house to Fairbanks Correctional Center

Williams was being transported because she failed a drug test, according to the criminal complaint against her. During the ride she told the driver she was sick. When the driver stopped, she allegedly ran away.

Troopers found her and arrested her again on Sunday in Delta Junction.


Ruvim Osipchuk, 22, of Delta Junction, was indicted last week on a charge of second-degree fraudulent use of an access device for allegedly using an access device, an electronic key such as a bank card, to obtain goods or services worth between $50 and $25,000 April 4, 2011 in the Delta Junction area.



John L. Cote III, 32, of Fairbanks, was charged with nine counts of misdemeanor indecent photography for allegedly posting nine pornographic photos of an adult woman onto the Internet without her consent on

Jan. 7.

The victim, who was older than 16 when the photos were taken, told Fairbanks police a friend of hers found a series of photos of her breasts and genitals on a website.

Fairbanks police said they contacted the website’s staff, who said the photos were posted by Cote, who used to live with the victim, under the username “Tundrawookie.”

In August, police received a search warrant and asked Cote about the allegations.

Cote told police he took the photos from the victim’s computer when he was working on repairing it.

He said he thought uploading the images was a “civil” issue, police said.

Vehicle injury

A motorist was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with minor injuries after driving into a ditch Monday evening in the North Pole area. Stacey Jones, 24, was driving a Ford Fusion that went into a ditch near Lakloey Drive and Isabelle Marie Court, troopers said.

—Sam Friedman

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