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

Isaac Bernard White, 29, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Dec. 2 after Fairbanks police responded to a domestic disturbance at a 21st Avenue home. White’s ex-girlfriend told police that she and White argued about child custody issues and she tried to leave. White grabbed her from behind, put his hand on her mouth and threw her cell phone, according to charging documents. The woman had red marks around her mouth and was crying. White admitted arguing with the woman but denied any physical altercation.

DUI

• Cora P. Brower, 41, of Utqiagvik, was charged with driving under the influence Nov. 30. According to charging documents, Alaska State Troopers stopped Brower after she pulled out of the Oasis Restaurant and Lounge without signalling or stopping. Brower admitted to having a couple of drinks, failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.182.

• William Bowdre Copeland, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Nov. 30 after Fairbanks police stopped him for making an improper turn on Airport Way. Copeland admitted to drinking alcohol at Thanksgiving dinner, failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.188, according to charging documents.

• Bryce Alexander Baker, 26, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence Nov. 30 after North Pole police stopped him for weaving and not using his turn signal on the Richardson Highway. According to charging documents, Baker admitted to drinking two beers and two mixed drinks before driving. Baker failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.169.

• Peter Roman Rucker, 28, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 2 after Alaska State Troopers stopped him for weaving and not using his turn signals on Geist Road. Rucker said he had two 20-ounce beers at work several hours before driving, according to charging documents. Rucker failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.101.

• John Sterry Long, 45, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath-alcohol test Dec. 2 after Alaska State Troopers stopped him for weaving and not using a turn signal on Geist Road. 

Unlawful contact

Sarajo Michelle Hardt, 38, of Fairbanks, was charged with 13 counts of unlawful contact and 12 counts of violating conditions of release. According to charging documents, Hardt tried to call a man 13 times while she was incarcerated at Fairbanks Correctional Center from Nov. 24 to Nov. 29. Hardt was on conditions of release in six different cases, one of which required her to have no contact with the man. 

Dorothy Chomicz