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.

 

Assault

Raymond Joseph Nickoli Jr., 58, of Kaltag, was charged with felony third-degree assault Aug. 18 for an Aug. 13 incident. According to charging documents, a woman emailed Alaska State Troopers to report Nickoli was harassing her and her children at their home in Kaltag. The woman said Nickoli threatened to shoot her, told her kids he would hang them and told her son he was going to get shot one of these days. She attached a minutelong video showing Nickoli standing on his steps and hollering a steady stream of highly derogatory and violent invective at her. Troopers interviewed the woman’s mother, who had previous run-ins with Nickoli. That woman told troopers she was home for lunch the day before and went out to bring her dog in because Nickoli was walking by the house and always tries to kick the dog. Nickoli started swearing at the dog and told the woman he was going to kill her, chop the dog’s head off and then chop her head off, according to the charges. The woman said she doesn’t trust Nickoli because he is unpredictable and had threatened to kill everyone at the Kaltag tribal office while she was working there several years ago. She said she heard Nickoli threaten her daughter and her niece.

 

Robbery

Kenneth Martin Thompson Jr., 43, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony second-degree attempted robbery Aug. 12 after Fairbanks police responded to a report of an attempted robbery at the Gold Rush Trading Post on South Cushman. Two store employees told police that a man, later identified as Thompson, came into the store, said “this is a robbery,” and yelled that the men owed him $300. Both men drew their pistols, held them down by their legs and told Thompson to leave, according to charging documents. He eventually complied and responding police contacted him a few blocks away. 

 

Vehicle theft 

Lakota Wincincala Head, 35, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony first-degree vehicle theft Aug. 12. According to charging documents, a man told Fairbanks police he was parked at Garden Island Party Store and talking to his girlfriend on his cellphone when a woman came up and asked him for a ride to 23rd Avenue. He told the woman “no” and got out to go to the restroom. The woman got in his 2002 Kia Sedona and drove away. Police stopped the Sedona at 12th Avenue and Cushman Street the next day, and the driver was identified as Head. The owner of the truck identified her as the woman who drove off in his truck.

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