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 

• Melissa Lascurain, 39, of North Pole, was charged with third- and fourth-degree assault Dec. 27 for allegedly grabbing a woman’s throat during an argument and biting her boyfriend on the arm when he tried to intervene, according to charging documents. 

• Thomas Mackenzie Monaghan, 24, of Anchorage, was charged with fourth-degree assault for allegedly hitting a man in the head after they and their girlfriends were kicked out of an Airbnb in Fairbanks for partying. 

• Shaquiel Damalique Rhash Platts, 26, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Jan. 1 for allegedly threatening an Alaska State Trooper who responded to a report that Platts was refusing to leave the Geist Road Holiday gas station.

 

DUI

• Patrick Weyanna, 58, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 30 after Alaska State Troopers stopped him on College Road for traffic violations. Weyanna failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.081, according to charging documents.  

• Jasmine Marie Olson, 21, of North Pole, was charged with felony driving under the influence Dec. 21 and again on Dec. 31. According to charging documents, North Pole police stopped Olson at 4:39 a.m. Dec. 21 as she was walking southbound on Santa Claus Lane. Olson did not appear to be dressed for the 36 below zero weather and was staggering. While talking to Olson, police were notified that a woman matching her exact description had just tried to steal a running vehicle at the Tesoro station in North Pole. Olson admitted she tried to take the vehicle because she was just trying to get home to Lakeview Terrace. Olson failed field sobriety tests and refused to give a breath sample. It was later discovered that Olson gave police another woman’s name instead of her own and had done so several times in the past, causing the woman to have at least one lawsuit against her, according to the charges.

On Dec. 31, North Pole police stopped Olson on the Richardson Highway for crossing the fog line and varying her speed between 37 mph and 60 mph. Olson admitted to drinking, failed field sobriety tests and refused to give a breath sample. A records check showed Olson had two prior DUI convictions dated Feb. 2, 2018, and Dec. 3, 2019.  

 

Multiple charges

Jeanetter Yo’dogh Goo Dewilde, 20, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault, first-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct Jan. 1 for allegedly punching a woman in the face at a New Year’s Eve party and threatening to have her family come “shoot up” the woman’s house, according to charging documents.