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

Jelica Stamatovic, 28, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Aug. 12, after she called Fairbanks police and said she threw an ashtray at her husband and hit him in the head. The husband had a 2-inch gash on his head and was treated at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Stamatovic said she threw the ashtray because she was upset about something he said to her, according to charging documents. 

Burglary

Brandon Manuel Rodriguez, 25, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony second-degree burglary Aug. 13, after a caller reported he caught a man in his neighbor’s garage and was holding him at gunpoint. The caller holstered his gun when troopers arrived and the man, identified as Rodriquez, was restrained. The caller said Rodriguez had been messing with a chainsaw in the garage and he ordered him to come out after contacting his neighbor to see whether Rodriguez had permission to be there. A records check showed Rodriguez was on supervised probation for a second-degree drugs misconduct charge. Rodriguez showed signs of being under the influence of a stimulant and could not stop fidgeting or hyperventilating. Rodriguez told troopers he smokes marijuana and takes Adderall, methadone and insulin, and couldn’t remember what day it was or where he was. He said he was having a diabetic attack, but EMS could not find anything medically wrong with him, according to the charges.  

DUI

Troy H. Oss, 59, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Aug. 10, after Fairbanks police responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver leaving a 23rd Avenue home and possibly heading toward the airport. Police stopped Oss at Airport Way and Dale Road. Oss appeared intoxicated, had poor balance and admitted to drinking multiple vodka shots. He failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.264.

Multiple charges

• Brandon Keith Welton, 37, of North Pole, was charged with felony third-degree weapons misconduct and three counts of violating conditions of release Aug. 10. According to charging documents, Alaska State Troopers, conducting a warrant search on a Bottles Street property, detained Welton after finding him on a couch in the garage. Troopers found a .45 caliber Colt 1911 handgun under the couch where Welton had been sitting. A records check showed Welton had a felony conviction in 2009 and was on conditions of release for three court cases. 

• Misty Marvel Cartes, 41, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence, fifth-degree criminal mischief, driving with a revoked license and violating conditions of release Aug. 11 after Fairbanks airport police responded to a report that a vehicle crashed into a perimeter gate at the airport. Surveillance footage showed a white 2004 Toyota 4Runner crashing into a fence and bollards at 2:12 a.m. A woman, later identified as Cartes, is seen exiting the 4Runner through the driver’s side window and leaving the area. Cartes was found in the cab of a Department of Transportation dump truck parked in front of a garage bay door, according to charging documents. A records check showed her license was revoked for a 2011 DUI and she was on conditions of release for a July 12 assault and criminal mischief case. Cartes failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.131. 

• Vance Kevin Garrity, 40, of Fairbanks, was charged with second-degree stalking and violating conditions of release Aug. 12, after a couple called Alaska State Troopers at 2:16 a.m. to report Garrity was outside, screaming and threatening to rape the women inside the house. Alaska State Troopers responded but Garrity had left he area. The couple told troopers Garrity was a neighbor and they’d had problems with him in the past. Garrity returned at 5:08 a.m. and was screaming in the bushes about 50 feet behind the house, according to charging documents. Troopers responded and contacted Garrity. He admitted to yelling at the house and to drinking alcohol. A records check showed Garrity was on conditions of release for a July 14 disorderly conduct charge. Garrity registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.203. 

• Darcy Olga Housler, 42, of Russian Mission, was charged with driving under the influence and first-degree child endangerment Aug. 12, after Alaska State Troopers responded to an assault report. Troopers responded and contacted Housler in the driver’s seat of a pickup. Housler’s 9-year-old child was in the truck, according to charging documents. Housler admitted to drinking two vodka drinks and appeared to be intoxicated. She failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.182.

• Corey Ryan James Lewis, 27, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief Aug. 14, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report that she destroyed a mattress with a box cutter during a fight with her boyfriend. The man told troopers that Lewis also hit him in the head multiple times, according to charging documents. A roommate corroborated the man’s statements.  

Dorothy Chomicz