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.


• Matthew Melvin Steele, 28, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault July 22, after a woman told Alaska State Troopers that she was outside talking on her phone when a man, later identified as Steele, punched her on the back of the head and told her he did it because she was Korean. The woman was not Korean, nor did she appear to be Korean, according to charging documents. Troopers contacted Steele at his apartment and he came outside to talk to them. Steele made incoherent statements, was unable to answer questions clearly and told troopers he was a time traveler and killed people, according to the charges. 

• Ryan Scott Hollenbeck, 38, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault Tuesday. According to charging documents, Hollenbeck grabbed a woman’s leg and pinched it. Hollenbeck had been banned from the woman’s house June 5. 

• Ray Tyrone Clemons, 39, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Wednesday. According to charging documents, Clemons called Fairbanks police and said his wife had taken some pills and locked herself in the bathroom of their Bunnell Street apartment. Police responded but left after talking to the woman and determining she was medically stable and just upset over an argument. About an hour later, an anonymous person reported a man and woman were fighting at a vacant apartment and the man was trying to break down the door. When contacted, Clemons told police he got in a physical confrontation with the woman because she stole a couple hundred dollars from his wallet. The woman told police that she took $200 from a nightstand but gave it back after Clemons confronted her. She said Clemons hit her in the head and threw her clothing and paperwork into the hallway. This made her angry, so she took the money again, ran to a vacant and unlocked apartment next door and locked herself in. Clemons kicked in the door, threw her around and hit her in the head until she gave him the money, according to her statement. 

• Tupaarnaq Rosing Olsen Brower, 28, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and criminal trespass second-degree Tuesday, after her boyfriend called Fairbanks police and said she was “naked,” “rowdy,” “intoxicated” and “scaring the neighbors.” Police responded and spoke with the man in his apartment building parking lot. The man had fresh red marks on his left ear and around his neck, according to charging documents. He told police Brower came to his apartment intoxicated and tried to cook something. It began to burn so he intervened, and she slapped and punched him. A witness told police Brower tried to stop her boyfriend from leaving the apartment and was running naked in the hallway.

Dorothy Chomicz