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.


• Paul William Brinkman Jr., 44, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault July 27 in connection with a July 22 incident. According to charging documents, a woman contacted Fairbanks police July 26 and said Brinkman punched her repeatedly and kept her from leaving. 

• Erin Shawn Johnson, 56, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault July 26, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a man having chest pains. Johnson’s brother told troopers that Johnson hit him in the head about 20 times with an unknown object, then faked having a heart attack. Johnson’s brother had a bloody nose, a bruised ear and a swollen eye, according to charging documents. Johnson fled the scene before troopers arrived. 


Aaron J. Willeford, 46, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony third-degree drugs misconduct and five counts of violating conditions of release July 25. According to charging documents, Willeford was stopped after Alaska State Troopers saw him driving a white Chevy Suburban with a damaged windshield and no front license plate. Willeford was on conditions of release for a felony burglary charge and was not allowed to drive without proof of insurance. A search of the vehicle yielded 2 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, plastic baggies, two glass pipes and several prescription pill bottles with other people’s names on them.


• Donald Lee Evans, 65, of Hughes, was charged with driving under the influence July 26, after Alaska State Troopers stopped him for failing to yield to oncoming traffic while turning onto Old Steese Highway. Evans had an open can of Milwaukee’s Best beer at his feet and smelled like alcohol, according to charging documents. Evans failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.145.

• Jonathan Levince Anderson, 45, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath-alcohol test July 26, after North Pole police stopped him for speeding on the Richardson Highway. Anderson made incoherent statements, appeared intoxicated and had a half-empty bottle of Bacardi rum in his vehicle. He failed field sobriety tests and refused to properly take a breath-alcohol test, according to charging documents. 

• Darlene Faith Riley, 55, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence July 28, after a man reported she was intoxicated and left her residence in a white Toyota Camry. University of Alaska police stopped the vehicle on College Road and arrested Riley after she failed field sobriety tests, according to charging documents. 

Multiple charges

Mckenzy Aames Frank, 20, of Tanacross, was charged with felony second-degree burglary, fourth-degree theft and fourth-degree criminal mischief July 25, after Alaska State Troopers responded to the Tok Lodge for a burglary report. The lodge owner told them someone crawled through a ventilated window and stole a liter of Crown Royal, a liter of Jim Beam, a liter of Bacardi rum and a 750 ml bottle of J.P. Wiser’s Rye whiskey. Troopers viewed surveillance footage and recognized Frank from previous contacts with him, according to charging documents. The stolen liquor was valued at $105 and the damaged window at $500.  

Dorothy Chomicz