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Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 3:09 am | Updated: 1:24 pm, Wed Dec 26, 2012.

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.


• David Spencer, 25, of Fairbanks, was arrested and charged with DUI and misdemeanor drugs misconduct following a traffic stop early Saturday morning on the Steese Expressway.

Fairbanks police pulled Spencer over for going 57 mph in a 45 mph zone. According to police, Spencer appeared impaired but denied drinking. He failed field sobriety tests and admitted smoking marijuana about seven hours earlier. Police found a marijuana pipe in his pocket and a pill bottle containing about 3.5 grams of marijuana.

Spencer’s breath-alcohol content was measured at 0.062 percent and a drug recognition exam showed he was under the influence of marijuana.

• Troopers arrested Jeffrey Allan Hiland, 18, of Fairbanks, on drunken driving and drugs misconduct charges following a traffic stop early Sunday. Hiland was stopped for driving with his headlights turned off on the Steese Highway.

Hiland appeared impaired by a controlled substance and the trooper could smell marijuana in the vehicle. Field sobriety tests showed Hiland to be impaired and he admitted smoking marijuana three hours before being stopped. The trooper found a glass pipe in the vehicle that was still warm, indicating it was just used.

Hilands breath-alcohol content was measured at 0.00 percent.

• Troopers arrested Karrie Kaye Prescott, 31, of Fairbanks, on a DUI charge early Saturday morning after she was stopped for swerving on Airport Way.

Troopers pulled Prescott over for crossing the fog line twice between Lathrop Avenue and Wilbur Street. Prescott admitted drinking a couple of beers earlier in the evening at a local bar and failed field sobriety tests. A chemical test measured her breath-alcohol content at 0.155 percent, more than the legal limit of 0.08.

• Richard Lee Frasure, 21, of Fairbanks, was arrested on charges of DUI and failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer early Saturday morning after being stopped by troopers for speeding.

Troopers pulled Frasure over for going 51 mph in a

40 mph zone. After the trooper turned on his lights, Frasure’s vehicle slowed to 25-30 mph and continued for another mile before stopping.

When the trooper asked Frasure why he didn’t stop, Frasure replied, “I don’t know.” Frasure appeared impaired and said he had “a couple” of drinks about an hour earlier. His breath-alcohol content was 0.122 percent.

• North Pole police arrested Samuel Steven Guildner, 24, of North Pole, on a DUI charge following a traffic stop Saturday.

Police pulled Guildner over for a cracked taillight and a registration that had not been renewed since 2002. Guildner appeared intoxicated and said he drank two beers approximately two Bhours before driving.

Guildner failed field sobriety tests and had a breath-alcohol content of 0.175 percent.

• Jennifer Elizabeth McCauley, 23, of Fairbanks, was charged with DUI as the result of a traffic stop early Saturday.

Troopers stopped McCauley on the Mitchell Expressway for speeding. She was going 73 mph in a 55 mph zone. Her breath-alcohol content was measured at 0.190 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

• Troopers arrested Benjamin Charles Child, 25, of Fairbanks, on a DUI charge Saturday following a traffic stop.

Troopers pulled Child over for failing to signal a turn coming out of the Marlin Bar at 4:09 a.m. He displayed signs of intoxication and registered 0.101 percent on a chemical breath test.

• Eric Palmer Rustad, 30, of North Pole, was arrested and charged with DUI Friday following a report of a possible drunken driver passed out in his car in a parking lot on Second Avenue.

Police arrived to find an intoxicated Rustad sitting in the driver’s seat with the keys in the car’s ignition. His breath-alcohol content was measured at 0.266 percent, more than three times the legal limit.

• Troopers arrested William Edwad Gillespie, 61, of Fairbanks, for DUI Thursday after receiving a report of a vehicle in the ditch near Chena Ridge Road and Chena Pump Road about

10:30 p.m.

Gillespie admitted drinking before driving and had a breath-alcohol content of 0.173 percent.

• KatieJo Tallman, 18, of North Pole, was arrested for DUI, reckless driving and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance after several witnesses called troopers to report a drunken driver on University Avenue on Thursday just before midnight.

Witnesses told troopers Tallman was swerving down the road in a brown Jeep and ran a red light at Geist Road, nearly hitting another vehicle, before veering onto the sidewalk and coming to a stop. Witnesses said it appeared Tallman was passed out as she drove. Witnesses also reported seeing a can of compressed air between Tallman’s legs after she stopped.

When contacted by a trooper, Tallman appeared “high” and the trooper noticed a marijuana pipe in her purse as she retrieved her license. Tallman told the trooper she was really tired and stressed out and asked for a ride home.

When he asked about the can of compressed air, Tallman initially denied using it. After the trooper found the can under the front passenger seat, Tallman admitted inhaling it at the intersection of Airport Way and University Avenue. Tallman also admitted taking ambien before driving.

Tallman failed field sobriety tests and had a breath-alcohol content of 0.00 percent, according to a chemical test.

Multiple charges

A Fairbanks woman who allegedly kicked down the door to her boyfriend’s apartment and stabbed him in the arm with a pencil in May has been charged with felony burglary and assault.

Charges against Susan Maggie Martin, 29, were filed on June 28.

Martin is accused of kicking down the door to her boyfriend’s Jillian Square apartment just before 1 a.m. May 25. She then allegedly began screaming at him while beating and scratching him. She grabbed a pencil during the struggle and stabbed him in the left arm, causing a puncture wound.

The man was able to call police using Martin’s phone, which he picked up during the struggle. He told police the couple had been arguing about a Facebook page about an hour earlier and she became angry when he text messaged her to “move on.”

• Kenneth Andrew Evans, 44, of Fairbanks, was charged with DUI and two counts of misdemeanor assault after his arrest by troopers on Saturday morning.

Evans’ wife called troopers at 11:30 p.m. Friday to report Evans had thrown her out of his truck on University Avenue near Sophie Plaza. She said Evans scratched and bit her before stopping and pushing her out of the truck.

Troopers contacted Evans at his home approximately

7 hours later and his wife also was at the home. Troopers determined Evans had assaulted the woman again 30 minutes before their arrival, punching her twice in the face and giving her a bloody nose.

Evans appeared intoxicated and registered a 0.111 percent on a chemical breath test.

• Toni Rosenthal, 40, of Fairbanks, was arrested and charged with assault, resisting arrest and theft, all misdemeanors, after allegedly refusing to pay a cab fare Friday morning.

The cab driver called Fairbanks police at 2 a.m. from the Tesoro gas station on College Road after Rosenthal attempted to run away without paying the $30 cab fare. As the driver detained her, Rosenthal kicked him repeatedly.

When police arrived and tried to take her into custody, Rosenthal jerked her arm free and attempted to flee. She continued flailing, and it took two officers to pin her against the side of the patrol car to get her hands behind her back.

• Richard Black, 27, of Fort Greely, was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and being intoxicated on a licensed premise.

Fairbanks police arrested Black during a bar check at Kodiak Jack’s on Gaffney Road. Police arrived at 2:30 a.m. and a bouncer was escorting Black, who was barely able to stand, from the bar. Black proceeded to argue with bouncers when he was told to leave and punched one of them in the eye as he was being escorted out.

Police intervened and Black continued to fight. He kicked a bouncer in the groin and attempted to keep his arms tucked under his body so police could not handcuff him. Police sprayed Black with pepper spray to subdue him.

As police were trying to get him in the patrol car, Black continued to fight and spit. Police had to place Black in a leg hobble and spit hood. Black had to be lifted into the patrol car.


Fairbanks police arrested Dainon Scott Qualls, 18, of Fairbanks, on a charge of misdemeanor assault early Sunday morning.

Qualls is accused of grabbing his girlfriend in the abdomen when she tried to leave the bathroom of their Evergreen Street home during an argument. She told police Qualls was mad because she had been out at a bar.

Another man intervened when the woman yelled for help and Qualls proceeded to get in a fight with him. Qualls hit the woman in the face as she tried leave and call 911.


Mason B. Ward, 22, of North Pole was charged with felony forgery for a check-writing incident in February.

According to a criminal complaint filed July 2, Ward stole a check from his father’s checkbook on Feb. 11 and cashed it at a bank in North Pole. Ward allegedly practiced writing his father’s name on a small notebook before writing the check.

Ward was caught on video at the bank cashing the check. The time on the video matched the time stamped on the check. Ward denied writing or cashing the check.


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