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.



• Timothy Aaron James, 24, of North Pole, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault Dec. 8 after his juvenile sister called troopers to report her two brothers were fighting. The girl locked herself in a bathroom to await troopers arrival, according to charging documents. James’ brother told troopers that James had been drinking and was trying to take his snowmachine so he told him to stop. James yelled at him, called him names and got in his face. The two came to blows and female juvenile in the room got kicked in the face during the scuffle. Their mother broke up the fight and calmed them down, according to the charges. 

• Rodney Mike Dock, 24, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Dec. 8 for allegedly pushing a woman off a bed while she was holding their 9-month-old infant. Dock also pulled on and bruised the woman’s arm, according to charging documents.



Jennifer Rose Fisher, 41, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 8 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch at Farmers Loop Road and Auburn Drive. Fisher failed one field sobriety test and was unable to finish to others. She registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.189, according to charging documents.


Multiple charges  

• Charles Ababio Asare, 24, of Fort Wainwright, was charged with felony third-degree assault, reckless endangerment and fourth-degree weapons misconduct Dec. 14 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of shots fire and a person needing an ambulance at the Sahara Hookah Lounge on College Road. According to charging documents, two men got into a fight and six other people joined in. During the altercation, Asare pulled a pistol with an extended magazine from his waistband and shot two rounds into the air. This ended the fight and the crowd dispersed. Seven people involved in the fight told troopers they saw Asare holding a gun and firing shots. Five said they were afraid they would be shot, according to the charges. A search warrant was obtained to search Asare’s vehicle and his barracks room. Troopers found a black pistol case and a magazine for a Glock .22 caliber but it was not the pistol allegedly used at the hookah lounge. Troopers also found an AR-15 multi-caliber rifle. Firearms are not authorized in military barracks, according to the charges. 

• Amanda L. Weiss, 34, of Salcha, was charged with fourth-degree assault, second-degree criminally negligent burning and fifth-degree criminal mischief Dec. 15 after her 13-year-old daughter called Alaska State Troopers to report her mother had just assaulted her father at Chena Hot Spring Resort. While troopers were en route, dispatch called to say resort staff reported Weiss had taken her husband’s clothes outside and lit them on fire, according to charging documents. Troopers contacted the girl in the lobby and she told them her parents had been fighting almost all day and Weiss punched her father in the face about three times. The girl said her mother also broke the room door and a coffee pot. The couple’s 6-year-old child was in the room during the assault and told troopers, “Mommy threw a coffee pot at Daddy.” Weiss also sent threatening text messages to her husband. Weiss told troopers she burned her husband’s clothes because he deserved it.