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

• Cierra Rochelle Brunsvold, 22, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly hitting her boyfriend in the face Nov. 24.

Brunsvold’s boyfriend had a bloody lip, Fairbanks police said. He told police Brunsvold was playing loud music while he tried to sleep. She hit him in the face when he unplugged it, he said.

Brunsvold told police she kicked her boyfriend in the face.

• Peter Edgar Luke, 24, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly hitting a man in the face Nov. 23 at the Lowe’s parking lot.

A 55-year-old man who is a half-foot shorter than Luke told Fairbanks police that Luke approached him and called him a derogatory name. He said he called Luke the name back and was punched in the face.

Two witnesses told police they saw Luke punch the other man.

• Jason Brian Deheus, 37, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly throwing his fiancée to the ground by her neck and punching her in the face Nov. 23.

Deheus’ fiancée had swelling and redness on her cheek, Fairbanks police said.

She told police she came home and found Deheus had been drinking and was passed out. It’s unusual for him to drink, she said.

Deheus later got up and started yelling at her, she said. She couldn’t tell what he was yelling. He grabbed her by the neck and threw her to the ground and then punched her multiple times in the face, she said.

• Vernon Harold Sisto, 36, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly pinning a woman he didn’t know to her vehicle door Nov. 22 outside the Bentley Mall Safeway.

The victim told Fairbanks police she was leaving the store at 3:29 p.m. when she was approached by a man later identified as Sisto. He pinned her against her vehicle and tried to get in, she said. She was able to climb into her car and drive away, she said. She said she wanted to press charges, Fairbanks police said.

Sisto also was charged with misdemeanor harassment for allegedly squeezing the buttocks of another woman inside the Safeway store the same afternoon. This woman also wanted to press charges.

When contacted by police, Sisto said something about trying to get a ride from a woman in the parking lot. He appeared highly intoxicated and he registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.293 on a handheld preliminary breath-alcohol test, police said.

 

DUI

• Ryan Andrew Bidlack, 20, of Fort Wainwright, was charged with driving under the influence.

Bidlack was the driver of a blue Chevrolet pickup that went into a ditch at 1:41 a.m. Nov. 23 at the corner of Yak and Chena Ridge roads, troopers said.

Bidlack failed field sobriety tests, troopers said.

He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.122.

• Katherine Lee Fenno, 47, of North Pole, was charged with DUI.

Fenno was the driver of a 2004 Nissan Frontier that was in a ditch near 1780 Mile Richardson Highway at 7:36 a.m. Nov. 23, troopers said.

Fenno failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath alcohol content of 0.000, troopers said.

A sample of her blood was taken.

• Jake P. Miller, 30, of North Pole, was charged with DUI.

Miller was stopped about 1 a.m. Nov. 24 for drifting in his lane near 357 Mile Richardson Highway, troopers said. He failed three field sobriety tests and refused to take others, troopers said.

He refused to take a breath or blood alcohol test, troopers said.

• William Garland Hevey, 25, of North Pole, was charged with DUI.

Hevey was stopped for driving on the middle of the roundabout at the Badger Road Richardson Highway exit in North Pole, North Pole police said.

He told police he had about four beers in the previous two hours.

He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.115.

• Jarrin Anthony Overholt, 23, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence.

Overholt was stopped for driving 45 mph in a 35 mph zone at 11:19 p.m. Nov. 22 on McGrath Road, Alaska State Troopers said.

Overholt told troopers he hadn’t been drinking but smoked marijuana earlier in the evening. He later said he had four or five glasses of wine before driving, troopers said.

He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.129.

He also was charged with misdemeanor drugs misconduct. A correctional officer at Fairbanks Correctional Center said Overholt had a small quantity of marijuana in his bag.

• Haram Zackery Chavez, 30, of North Pole, was charged with DUI.

Chavez was stopped about 2 a.m. Nov. 23 for swerving and crossing the center line of the Old Steese Highway near Third Street, Fairbanks police said.

He told police he drank two beers about two hours before driving. 

He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.123.

 

Multiple charges

• Gavin Refredi, 21, of Fort Yukon, was charged with DUI and third-degree assault.

He is accused of driving an ATV while intoxicated at 8:15 p.m. Nov. 23 in Fort Yukon. His girlfriend fell off the ATV while he was driving and broke her tibia and fibula, the two main bones in the lower leg, Fort Yukon police said.

Refredi told police he drank a “jug” of alcohol. He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.208.

• Christopher Allen Barton, 32, of North Pole, was charged with DUI and two counts of misdemeanor weapons misconduct. 

Barton was stopped about 3 a.m. Nov. 24 at the intersection of Buzby Road and St. Nicholas Drive, troopers said. 

He was stopped because a caller had reported the silver 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Barton was driving was being driven recklessly. 

When troopers arrived, he was following too closely to a semi truck, troopers said.

Barton told troopers he had been drinking from between 6:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. and had consumed an unknown quantity of alcohol. He registered a breath alcohol content of 0.122. 

Barton was charged with weapons misconduct because he had two loaded firearms in his center console, troopers said.

• Vincent James Perdue, 31, of Fairbanks, was charged with kidnapping, third-degree felony assault and second-degree felony theft for allegedly ripping a handful of his ex-girlfriend’s hair off her head, driving around threatening to kill her for two hours and stealing her iPhone 5 on Oct. 26.

Perdue’s ex-girlfriend ran into the Westmark Hotel lobby crying on the afternoon of Oct. 26, Fairbanks police said. She had a bloody bald spot the size of a quarter on the top of her head and her face was bruised and swollen, police said.

She told police she came down from her hotel room earlier in the day to have lunch with Perdue, who became angry when she asked him to drop her off at a male friend’s house.

Perdue refused to take her back to the Westmark and spent about two hours driving around while periodically punching her and threatening to kill her, she said. He would not let her out of his vehicle, she said.

Perdue had a 9-millimeter pistol in his backpack but he didn’t take it out or explicitly threaten to shoot her with it, she said. She knew he had it because she bought ammunition for him the day before, she said.

Perdue eventually took her back to the Westmark, where she called police. He took her phone, which is worth about $649, because he did not want her to report him, she said.

Police were not immediately able to locate Perdue. 

He was arrested Nov. 23 after a woman on 27th Avenue reported Perdue came into her house and told her son to close the blinds. She told police she wanted Perdue arrested for trespassing. 

Sam Friedman