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.


• Sean Aaron Crawford, 44, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Aug. 6 for a July 31 incident. According to charging documents, Crawford’s girlfriend’s daughter told Alaska State Troopers that she locked herself in her room after coming home and finding Crawford drunk and belligerent. Crawford picked the lock with a paper clip, went in the girl’s room, yelled at her and “got in her face,” according to charging documents.  

• Tina Louise Bolt, 52, of Utqiagvik, was charged with fourth-degree assault Aug. 7 after she called Alaska State Troopers and said her boyfriend had assaulted her. Bolt yelled at her boyfriend continuously during her 911 call and when troopers arrived it was obvious that Bolt and the man were heavily intoxicated, according to charging documents. Bolt’s boyfriend said she pulled his hair while he was asleep and started yelling at him, so he grabbed her hair and tossed her off of the bed. 

Multiple charges

• Luke Soren Hanson, 31, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and two counts of driving with a revoked license Aug. 6 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a man lying down in a vehicle that had just crashed into a lawnmower. Troopers found a tan sedan parked on the side of the caller’s driveway with the engine running and loud music playing. The driver, later identified as Hanson, was asleep on the front seat and did not respond to troopers banging on his window. He woke up after being pulled from the car but did not know where he was, according to charging documents. Hanson admitted to drinking two beers, failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.240. A records check showed Hanson had two prior DUI convictions and his license was revoked. 

• Leonard Joseph Dayton, 23, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence, felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer and refusing to take a breath-alcohol test Aug. 5 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report he was intoxicated and driving a red and white dirt bike. Troopers found Dayton riding his motorcycle on the sidewalk at the intersection of Airport Way and University Avenue. Dayton ignored troopers’ lights and siren, turned around and drove westbound in the ditch along Airport Way. Dayton got back on the road, drove the wrong way on the shoulder of the highway and drove up a Mitchell Expressway offramp, according to charging documents. Trooper lost sight of Dayton but were able to locate him via his cell phone signal after he called dispatch and pretended to be a witness who saw the bike driving near Peger Road and Phillips Field Road. Troopers found Dayton on a trail in the Dale Road area and took him into custody. Dayton had a replica of a handgun in his waistband and a half-full bottle of Crown Royal in his backpack, according to charging documents. At the trooper post, Dayton refused to take the DataMaster test, spat on the floor and mentioned that he hoped something like the Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, shootings didn’t happen.

Dorothy Chomicz