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.
• Kara Lee Blum, 30, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence and violating conditions of release April 5, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report that she left a North Pole home in a 2010 Scion and was intoxicated. Troopers stopped Blum on Lyle Avenue. She failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.169, according to charging documents.
• Nicholas Barron Whitaker, 29, of Nikiski, was charged with driving under the influence April 5 after Alaska State Troopers responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Whitaker told troopers he had four beers at the Red Fox Bar and Grill and was on his way home when the vehicle in front of him stopped suddenly. Whitaker failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.221, according to charging documents.
• Dylan James Olson, 30, of Provo, Utah, was charged with driving under the influence April 5, after he stopped at the scene of a motor vehicle accident at Geist Road and the Parks Highway. Olson told University of Alaska Fairbanks police he had two drinks at the Red Fox Bar and Grill in the past hour, according to charging documents. He failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.162.
Albert Last Baker, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer and felony driving under the influence April 6 after Alaska State Troopers stopped him at Aurora for driving with one headlight. Baker sped off as the trooper approached the driver’s window, according to charging documents. Troopers pursued Baker for approximately 21/4 miles as he drove at speeds as much as 70 mph in residential neighborhoods. Baker stopped at Evergreen Street and Marika Road and fled on foot. He was caught a short distance away and detained. Baker admitted to drinking three to four shots of vodka and smoking marijuana earlier in the evening, according to the charges. Baker registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.064. A records check showed he had two DUI convictions in the past 10 years and his license is currently revoked.