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

• Danny Curtis Pungowiyi, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Dec. 3 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a physical and verbal disturbance outside a woman’s home. Troopers contacted Pungowiyi at the scene and he told them he and his wife got in an argument while drinking. A witness told troopers she heard Pungowiyi beating his wife and the sounds of them going in and out of their apartment all night long, according to charging documents. Pungowiyi’s wife told troopers her husband pushed her down into the snow, hit her, pulled her hair and pulled her fingers. 

• Dison Luzama, 38, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault Dec. 2 after North Pole police responded to a report of a physical family disturbance. According to charging documents, a woman told police that she and Luzama argued about their vehicle and Luzama ripped the keys out of her hand, bashed her head against a window, then grabbed her head and shook it violently.