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.
Michael Jason Mitchell, 38, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault July 12 for allegedly ripping a woman’s phone out of her hand, slamming her into a door and pinning her against a wall with a mattress.
• Naomi M. Cromer, 40, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence July 9 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a woman passed out and parked in the turning lane of the Richardson Highway at 3:21 a.m. Another caller told troopers the woman, later identified as Cromer, had been parked there for about an hour but was now headed southbound on the highway. Cromer told troopers she had four glasses of wine, went to sleep and woke up feeling “sober enough to drive,” according to charging documents. Cromer failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.219.
• William Glenn Croft, 53, of Palmer, was charged with driving under the influence and violating conditions of his release July 12 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report he was violating his pretrial conditions by driving to Nenana and a device in his vehicle had registered his breath-alcohol content at 0.147. Troopers stopped Croft at mile 330.5 of the highway and Croft admitted to drinking alcohol, according to charging documents. Croft told troopers he wanted to kill himself, then grabbed a razor knife from his dashboard and held it to his wrist. The trooper drew his pistol and Croft moved the knife from his wrist to his throat. Troopers pepper sprayed Croft but he still held the knife. Croft dropped the knife and was taken into custody after troopers shocked him with a Taser. Croft registered a breath alcohol content of 0.164, according to the charges.