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Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010 3:58 am | Updated: 1:32 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.


• Ashley E. Bradner, 24, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and reckless endangerment after she allegedly pulled her mother’s hair Tuesday morning during a dispute about her mother’s car.

Bradner was attempting to take the car from the Bishop Circle home after previously getting it impounded in a drug case, according to charging documents. She allegedly drove the car back and forth while struggling with her mother and attempting to get around another car in the driveway.

At one point she backed into the home, damaging it, court documents allege.

• Ronald James Dees, 55, of Fairbanks, was charged with four counts of fourth-degree assault after multiple disputes with his son-in-law Sunday and Monday.

Dees allegedly threatened his son-in-law’s life, charged at him, put him in a headlock and threatened him with a belt and a vacuum cleaner over the course of two days.

• Flint Eric Weter, 32, of Galena, was charged with fourth-degree assault after he allegedly threw his wife down and hit her with a stick Tuesday in Galena.


Zachary Alan Whisenhunt, 23, of Fairbanks, was charged with third-degree felony drugs misconduct after Fairbanks police arrested him on an outstanding warrant Oct. 7 at the Regency Hotel and later found a digital scale, plastic baggies and a “substantial quantity” of methamphetamine, indicating Whisenhunt planned to sell the drug, court documents allege.


• Michael David Cullen, 24, of North Pole, was charged with six counts of fraudulent use of an access device, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison after he allegedly found a lost purse last November and used it to buy alcohol and cigarettes from two local stores.

University of Alaska Fairbanks police obtained video of the suspect using the card and his red sedan which was circulated to local law enforcement. A state trooper spotted the vehicle in December 2009 and soon developed Cullen as a suspect.

He admitted to police he used the credit card at two local stores, but denied using it at a third that lacked video surveillance, according to charging documents. He also has been charged with two counts of third-degree theft, a misdemeanor.

• Fairbanks police received a report Wednesday from an employee at the Airport Way Safeway who reported being called by someone claiming to be from Western Union. The caller then directed the employee to load up a prepaid credit card with $5,000 for “test transactions,” according to FPD.


A John Deere Skid Steer was reported stolen Tuesday from a yard in the Goldstream area. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call troopers at 451-5100.


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