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.
Nelson Delbert Ross, 24, of Fairbanks, was charged with second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, interfering with a domestic violence report and five counts of violating conditions of release Aug. 10. According to charging documents, Ross attacked his father, hit him, bit his ear, thumb and face and strangled him twice. Ross’ father told Alaska State Troopers his son put him in a “full nelson” — which is also called a rear naked chokehold — and only stopped because he got tired. Ross was asleep when troopers arrived and they had to wake him with a sternum rub. Ross resisted arrest and had to be sprayed in the face with pepper spray to get him in the patrol vehicle, according to the charges.
Russell Simon, 77, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony second-degree terroristic threatening Aug. 12, after Fairbanks Memorial Hospital staff reported he was about to be discharged and was making homicidal threats about his wife. The caller said Simon was upset because his wife left him for a younger man and said he had a knife and gun and wanted to find her. Alaska State Troopers called Simon’s wife and she got her children and left her house. Troopers responded to the hospital and arrested Simon at Airport Way and Cowles Street. Simon’s wife told troopers she and her husband had been separated for eight years and that he had been getting progressively more hostile and aggressive toward her. She said four years earlier she was approached by a man who said he’d been hired to kill her daughter’s boyfriend. The woman also said she believed Simon was capable of fulfilling his threat to kill her because he would get someone else to do it if he could not.
Michael James Hansen, 27, of Fairbanks, was indicted July 24 on one count each of first- and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor for a crime that allegedly occurred on or between June 6, 2008, and Dec. 20, 2009. According to the indictment, Hansen penetrated and had sexual contact with a person younger than 13.