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.


Devon Tyler Mathis, 19, of North Pole, was charged with third- and fourth-degree assault April 5, after North Pole police responded to a report of two men fighting in the North Pole Safeway parking lot. The caller said one of the men pulled a gun on the other, according to charging documents. Police determined Mathis called the other man names and initiated the fight.   


• Nicholas Willard Olson, 28, of Republic, Washington, was charged with driving under the influence April 1, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision at 14 mile Steese Highway. Troopers found Olson asleep in the driver’s seat with the engine running. Olson told troopers someone else had been driving and had run into the woods after going into a ditch. Olson refused to take field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.147, according to charging documents. 

• Tiffany Nicole Devens, 29, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath-alcohol test April 6. According to charging documents, guards at the entrance to Fort Wainwright told post police that Devens appeared intoxicated. Devens smelled moderately of alcohol, her speech was slurred and she had difficulty balancing and following instructions. Devens failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.338, according to the charges. 

Dorothy Chomicz