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.
• Diane Marie Donovan, 45, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault June 16. According to charging documents, Donovan scratched her husband’s arm because he came home and wouldn’t tell her where he’d been.
• Thomas Joseph Roberts, 48, of Tanana, was charged with felony second-degree assault June 25. According to charging documents, Alaska State Troopers responded to the village after getting a report Roberts had been stabbed in the chest and medically evacuated to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Roberts’ wife told troopers he strangled her because he was angry about text messages she received from a man. The woman said she couldn’t breathe, so she grabbed a Leatherman multitool she’d been cleaning her nails with and swung it at Roberts three times to get him to stop. The woman had redness and bruises on her throat and Roberts had a stab wound to his left forearm and the side of his chest. Roberts’ wounds were not consistent with defensive wounds, according to the charges.
• Gail Patrice Bergman, 59, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault June 26 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a possible domestic disturbance at a University West home. According to charging documents, Bergman scratched a man’s back, chest and arms because he wanted to make food and she didn’t want him in the kitchen.
David Mitchell Barnett, 31, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence June 16 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver leaving Club Soda. Barnett admitted to drinking one beer hours before, failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.182, according to charging documents.
Steven David Luten, 34, of North Pole, was charged with felony first-degree vehicle theft and violating conditons of release June 25. According to charging documents, Luten was driving a Ford Bronco that was fraudulently acquired after its owner died. Luten told Alaska State Troopers he got the Bronco about a month earlier from a UAF student. Luten said he traded two laptops, two speakers and two tablet devices, according to charging documents.