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.

Multiple charges

• Nelson G. Roberts, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of fifth-degree criminal mischief Dec. 14. According to charging documents, the woman told police that, at some point in the previous three days, Roberts got drunk and punched her in the face multiple times. Roberts also broke down a door, stomped on her foot and broke her pinky toe, according to charging documents. The woman had injuries to her lips consistent with being punched in the mouth, a swollen right foot and bruises on her left eye, chin and left arm.

• Eric Jamal Dorsey, 30, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief Dec. 15. According to charging document, Dorsey got angry after his wife’s friend dropped off a pie and Christmas card that included his wife’s last name but not his. Dorsey yelled at his wife and her son and punched a hole in a wall. 

• Heather Marina Rice, 44, of North Pole, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and three counts of violating conditions of release Dec. 15 for allegedly causing a disturbance at the Best Western hotel off of Airport Road. According to charging documents, Rice punched her boyfriend in the face, climbed out of their hotel room window, bent the antenna on a hotel van, threw a glass bowl at the desk clerk, tried to get back in the hotel room and threw the bowl at the desk clerk a second time before Alaska State Troopers arrived. Rice’s boyfriend said he locked her out of the room after she punched him in the face.  

• Joshua Ivan George, 18, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault, felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer and five counts of reckless endangerment Dec. 18 in connection with an Oct. 28 incident. According to charging documents, an Alaska State Trooper tried to stop George at Geist Road and University Avenue for speeding and having loud exhaust on his Ford Mustang. George sped away on the Johansen Expressway, drove into oncoming traffic on College Road, ran numerous red lights and almost collided with multiple vehicles as he raced through and around town at speeds as fast as 140 mph. George successfully avoided spike strips and troopers stopped the chase on South Cushman Street after losing sight of him. George’s father brought him to the trooper post several hours later. George told troopers he ran from them because he was scared they would ram his car and kill him like he had seen on YouTube car chase videos.

Two people contacted troopers two days later after reading in the News-Miner that they were looking for anyone who was almost hit by George’s Mustang the night of the chase. One woman said George had his headlights off when he almost rear-ended her car at the intersection of Geist Road and University Avenue. The woman said her two children were in the car with her at the time and the incident “scared the crap out of her.” A man contacted troopers and said the Mustang cut in front of him on the Steese Highway and missed him by a few inches. The man said he later told his girlfriend he “almost died” and he “appreciated life because he almost got into a huge accident,” according to the charges. 


John D. Garrison, 53, of Ketchikan, was charged with fourth-degree weapons misconduct Dec. 16 for allegedly walking around inside a Lemeta apartment with a loaded .45 caliber pistol while intoxicated. Garrison smelled strongly of alcohol and told Fairbanks police he drank six shots of Jagermeister throughout the night, according to charging documents. A Springfield XD .45 caliber pistol was found in the apartment. 

Dorothy Chomicz