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

Julia Alice Tukle, 52, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Dec. 4 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a Rozak Road address for a 911 hang-up call. Tukle’s step-sister told troopers that Tukle punched her in the head and threatened to beat her up for not doing the dishes right away. Tukle told troopers she became angry at her sister after drinking half a bottle of Rich and Rare whiskey and smoking a couple of joints with her. Tukle admitted to hitting the woman on the head several times while blacked out, according to charging documents.   

DUI

Patrick Daniel Williams, 54, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence, refusing to take a breath-alcohol test and leaving the scene of an accident Dec. 7. According to charging documents, an Alaska State Trooper found a street sign knocked over on Geist Road and University Avenue, and pieces of a maroon vehicle scattered throughout the intersection. At the same time, a caller reported a maroon Ford Expedition swerving and leaking fluid at Farmers Loop Road and Madcap Lane. The trooper responded and found the Expedition parked in the middle of Madcap Lane. Williams approached the trooper on foot and said he was walking home from a bar and didn’t know anything about the vehicle. A woman at a nearby home told troopers that Williams knocked on her door and asked for help jump-starting the Expedition. A waitress at the Oasis Restaurant and Lounge told troopers that Williams had been at the bar earlier and had been cut off from drinking because he was challenging other customers to a fight.       

Harassment

Joshua Thomas Greenly, 40, of Yuba City, California, was charged with first-degree harassment Dec. 4 after Fairbanks Airport police responded to a report of an altercation between two men at the Alaska Airlines ticket counter. Police spoke to a woman who said Greenly sat down next to her and touched her on the knee, inner thigh, buttocks and under her shirt on her back, according to charging documents. The woman said she did not know Greenly and was not OK with him touching her. Police viewed surveillance footage that showed Greenly touching the woman and following her after she walked away from him. The woman’s husband confronted Greenly after the incident.

Multiple charges

Carl Dutton Ransom, 36, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief Dec. 5 after he called Alaska State Troopers to report he and his wife argued and some property was damaged. Ransom said he punched a wall and threw a vacuum cleaner out a side door because he was angry about their daughter’s friend staying at their house, according to charging documents.      

Unlawful contact 

Danny Curtis Pungowiyi, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with three counts of unlawful contact Dec. 3. According to charging documents, Pungowiyi, called his wife three times from Fairbanks Correctional Center after being told not to. Pungowiyi had been arrested earlier that day for allegedly assaulting his wife.

Dorothy Chomicz