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.



Lauren Agnes Bonn, 24, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath-alcohol test April 11 after Alaska State Troopers stopped her for driving the wrong way on a one-way road at the Badger Road onramp to the Richardson Highway. Bonn smelled like alcohol and a records check showed she was on felony probation and not supposed to drink. Bonn admitted to drinking vodka two hours earlier and to smoking marijuana one hour earlier. Bonn failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.178 after a preliminary, roadside breath test. Bonn refused to take the Datamaster breath-alcohol test at the trooper post, according to charging documents. 


Multiple charges 

• Sean Matthew Baker, 36, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony second-degree and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault April 9 after Alaska State Troopers responded to an assault report. A woman told troopers Baker hit her and strangled her with both hands after they argued. The woman tried to climb out of a window and Baker pulled her back inside, took her phone and tried to break it, according to charging documents. 

• Mitchell Louis Forzley, 40, of Fairbanks, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and resisting arrest April 9 after he reportedly impeded access to the back gate of the Fairbanks Alaska State Trooper post. Mitchell had been trespassed from the property earlier that day, according to charging documents. 

• Kerry Anthony Nelson, 39, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree drugs misconduct, promoting contraband and violating conditions of release April 10. According to charging documents, Nelson was stopped by Alaska State Troopers as he was pushing a bicycle on the Farmers Loop bike path. A records check showed Nelson had three outstanding warrants for his arrest. Troopers found two syringes in Nelson’s coat pocket. Corrections officers at Fairbanks Correctional Center found half a gram of methamphetamine while searching Nelson.