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.


Ada Bessie Sakegak, 43, of Utqiagvik, was charged with fourth-degree assault Dec. 13, after she reported her husband assaulted her. Sakegak couldn’t articulate a specific assault and eventually said her husband kicked her in the back when she tried to push him out of bed. Sakegak’s husband had a black eye, broken blood vessels in his eye and at least three scrapes on his face, according to charging documents. He told Fairbanks police that he and Sakegak had been drinking and she became upset when he didn’t want to be intimate with her. Sakegak admitted to punching her husband in the face and elbowing him in the eye. She was determined to be the primary aggressor, but police noted she had bruises on her forearms, lower back and right shoulder. 


Warren D. Albert, 54, of Northway, was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 11, after Fairbanks police stopped him for driving the wrong way on Cushman Street at Gaffney Road. Albert admitted to drinking several beers earlier in the night, according to charging documents. He failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.269.

Multiple charges

• Cathy Ann Gabriel Slats, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and second-degree promoting contraband Dec. 13, after University of Alaska police responded to an assault at the Fred Meyer on Airport Way. According to charging documents, Slats had been escorted outside by store security but came back and demanded to speak to the man’s boss. Slats ran toward the security guard, his boss stepped between them and Slats threatened to kill her with an AR-15. Corrections officers found a methamphetamine pipe on Slats while booking her into Fairbanks Correctional Center. 

• Julia Marie Pletnikoff, 33, of Anchorage, was charged with driving under the influence and endangering the welfare of a child Dec. 13, after Fairbanks police responded to a report of a collision between a Hyundai Tucson and a Toyota Camry at College Road and Danby Street. Pletnikoff was sitting in the back seat of the Hyundai, keeping her approximately 1-year-old daughter warm, when police arrived. Pletnikoff smelled like alcohol and had difficulty answering basic questions about the incident, according to charging documents. She failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.294. A witness said the Pletnikoff pulled onto College Road from a side street without stopping for the stop sign. A records check showed Pletnikoff was convicted of DUI in 2016 and 2017.

• Johnny Robert Hanson, 32, of Copper Center, was charged with first-degree vehicle theft, first-degree drugs misconduct, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, giving false information and driving with a revoked license Dec. 14. According to charging documents, Alaska State Troopers stopped him at Geist Road and University Avenue because the Hyundai Sonata he was driving did not have a visible license plate or temporary plate. Hanson gave a false name and birthdate and the vehicle’s VIN showed it was registered to a man in Anchorage who reported it stolen on Nov. 30. Hanson told troopers he bought the Hyundai from a woman in Anchorage who didn’t give him the title to the car.

Dorothy Chomicz