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 

• John Shewfelt, 55, of Fort Yukon, was charged with two counts of felony third-degree assault, second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief Aug. 3 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance at the Sandvik Apartments. According to charging documents, Shewfelt’s girlfriend told troopers he strangled her for several minutes, held a knife to her throat, hit her in the head with a TV and locked her out of their apartment.

• Robert Lee Hooper III, 37, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and two counts of violating conditions of release Aug. 4. Fairbanks police responded to a report of a disturbance on Shannon Drive. According to charging documents, Hooper briefly strangled his girlfriend after she confronted him about text messages he received from other women. His girlfriend punched him in the face and kicked him to defend herself. Hooper responded by punching her in the face, at which point the woman ran into a bedroom and called 911.

 

DUI

• Victoria Ann Adams, 19, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence Aug. 3 after Fairbanks police stopped her for driving on a deflated tire. Adams’ vehicle had extensive damage including a missing passenger side mirror, damage to the passenger side rear quarter panes and weeds struck to the front bumper. All damage appeared fresh and Adams admitted to drinking one beer earlier that night, according to charging documents. Adams failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.000.

• Keith David Green, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence, fourth-degree weapons misconduct and two counts of violating conditions of release Aug. 3 after Alaska State Troopers stopped him on the Richardson Highway for inoperative trailer lights. Green failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.070, according to charging documents. Green had a loaded 1911 pistol in the center console of his pickup truck and did not inform the trooper until asked if he had any weapons.

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