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Posted: Friday, June 4, 2010 3:13 am | Updated: 1:41 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.

Animal attack

A woman told Fairbanks police Wednesday that she and her daughter were chased by a white dog on McCarty Avenue.

The woman was able to kick the dog in the head to scare him off, but she reportedly told police the dog getting loose and being aggressive has been an ongoing problem on the street.


John Michael Bass, 30, was charged with second-degree escape, a felony, after he allegedly walked away from the North Star Center May 12.

Bass was arrested Tuesday after troopers received a tip he was at the Aurora Motel. After a brief foot pursuit, he was taken into custody.


Alaska State Troopers received a report Wednesday that someone broke into a remote cabin in Healy and damaged a nearby vehicle.

Damage to the cabin near the Dry Creek drainage is estimated at more than $2,000, according to troopers.


Dexter A. Nelson, 23, was charged with felony driving under the influence after troopers stopped him for speeding Tuesday on Badger Road near Endecott Avenue. A chemical test found his breath-alcohol content to be 0.131, more than the legal limit of 0.08.

Nelson was previously convicted of drunken driving in September 2008 and June 2009, according to court records.

Indecent exposure

Fairbanks police received a report Wednesday that a man in a Sam’s Club bathroom exposed himself to two young children.

Multiple charges

A Fairbanks man was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly driving away from a campsite drunk with a woman and 3-month-old infant on the tailgate of his truck.

Michael C. Thomson, 41, has been charged with driving under the influence and two counts each of fourth-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

The woman was seated on the tailgate with the child of Thomson’s girlfriend because the baby’s mother was too intoxicated to care for the infant, according to troopers.

Thomson allegedly sped down South Cushman Street with the woman and child on the back of the truck before stopping near Northland Wood Productions. The woman was able to get off of the truck, and Thomson then pushed her down and threatened to break her neck, according to a criminal complaint filed in court.

The woman was able to flee into the woods with the infant, and Thomson called troopers to report that the child had been taken.

The infant sustained a bump to his head and was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment. The child’s mother also was transported to the hospital for detoxification, and troopers notified the Office of Children’s Services about the case.

At the time of his arrested, Thomson had a breath-alcohol content of 0.120.


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