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.
• Harlen Frank, 44, was charged with fourth-degree assault after he allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the arms, brusing her, Thursday in Minto.
• Charles Alen Ganoe, 21, of Anchorage, was charged with fourth-degree assault after he allegedly punched another man in the face Thursday in the 1300 block of Kellum Street after he was told to give another person their phone back.
• John Chavis, 61, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence after Fairbanks police received a report Tuesday afternoon that he drove drunk to his job at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Chavis initially denied drinking, but then admitted drinking a half bottle of wine on his way to FMH, according to charging documents. A chemical test found his breath-alcohol content to be 0.188. The legal limit is 0.08.
• Alicia Cooper-Hendrix, 33, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence after T-boning another vehicle Thursday evening at the intersection of Charles Street and Clara Street. She admitted smoking marijuana before driving, and police obtained a sample of her blood following the collision, according to charging documents.
• Leta Mae Gannon, 45, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence after Alaska State Troopers pulled her over for making an illegal turn early Friday morning near the intersection of Airport Way and Sportsman’s Way. A chemical test found her breath-alcohol content to be 0.105. she also was charged with driving with a revoked license.
• Jeanne Johnson, 31, was charged with driving under the influence after Alaska State Troopers contacted her early Friday morning at her Schlomo Loop home following a report that she had been driving the wrong way on University Avenue. A chemical test found her breath-alcohol content to be 0.153.
She also was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, because she repeatedly headbutted a wall at the trooper post, causing an estimated $300 in damage, court documents allege.
• Leroy Elwood Larson, 73, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence after Fairbanks police received a report Thursday night that he had driven drunk to a woman’s home in the 800 block of 4th Avenue and was trying to come inside. A chemical test found his breath-alcohol content to be 0.272.
He also was charged with driving with a revoked license and fourth-degree weapons misconduct because two rifles were in his van, according to charging documents.
Donyell Dobbs, 30, of Fairbanks, was charged with unlawful evasion, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison, after he allegedly walked away from the North Star Center Wednesday night but never showed up for his job at Fred Meyer West.
Marvin Jermaine Hill, 22, of Fort Wainwright, was charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor after he allegedly bought three bottles for a 20-year-old male last month at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
A Fairbanks man faces multiple charges after allegedly punching a Fairbanks police officer in the face following a traffic stop Thursday night.
FPD Sgt. Gary Yamamoto stopped Jona George Mayne, 26, near the intersection of Minnie Street and Old Steese Highway after watching Mayne’s Chevy Silverado accelerate at a high rate of speed and fish tail on the Old Steese, according to charging documents.
A second officer, Allen Brandt, was called to the scene after Yamamoto observed a shotgun in the passenger seat and Mayne also informed the sergeant that he had a .460-caliber pistol in the car.
When he failed field sobriety tests and was told he was under arrest, Mayne stiffened his arms and refused to be handcuffed, court documents allege.
Brandt deployed his Taser, and Mayne allegedly punched him in the face. Mayne then continued to challenge Brandt to fight him “one on one” on his way to the police station, according to charging documents.
His breath-alcohol content was found to be 0.212.Mayne was arraigned Friday on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest, fourth-degree weapons misconduct and disorderly conduct.
Two safes containing jewelry, DVDs, cameras, three guns and a computer were stolen Wednesday morning from a storage unit at Sophie Plaza Apartments, according to Fairbanks police records.
A Trainor Gate Road man told Fairbanks police Thursday that someone came into his fenced-in yard, hooked to his trailer containing and airboat and stole it.
The boat and trailer were recovered a short time later on Birch Hill Road. Damage to the boat was estimated at $1,500. The man’s fence also was damaged in the course of the theft, according to FPD records.