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

• Della Edith Norton, 36, of Anaktuvuk Pass, was charged with fourth-degree assault July 2 for reportedly punching a man in the face at Golden Heart Plaza.

• Raphael Ray Pikonganna, 47, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault July 3 after Alaska State Troopers responded to an assault report on College Road. According to charging documents, Pikonganna punched a man twice in the jaw during an argument about the fire pit in front of his cabin. 

Multiple charges

• Aizah Vanesse Sullivan, 22, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault, first-degree harassment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and violating conditions of release July 4 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a fight in progress at the Boatel. Sullivan had been kicked out for fighting with patrons and tried to flee when approached by troopers. Sullivan resisted arrest, tried to grab the trooper’s groin, hit him on the leg and had to be pepper sprayed in the face, according to charging documents. Sullivan kicked and spat on a trooper’s face and had to be carried to the patrol unit. She became belligerent with guards at Fairbanks Correctional Center and had to be pepper sprayed in the face a second time, according to the charges. 

• Thomas Fredrick Oates, 31, of Fairbanks, was charged with three counts of felony third-degree assault and one count of resisting arrest July 4 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report he punched his father in the face multiple times. Oates’ father told troopers his son was extremely intoxicated and was angry because he tried to stop him from driving away on a four-wheeler. Oates resisted arrest and head-butted a trooper in the face, according to charging documents. 

• John Luke Nickoli, 61, of Kaltag, was charged with four counts of felony third-degree assault and five counts of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault for a July 3 and July 4 incident. According to charging documents, Nickoli threw rocks, pots, sticks, logs, a road sign and an oar at several people in Kaltag. Nickoli repeatedly yelled at the people and said he was going to kill them. When contacted by troopers, Nickoli said he yelled at the people because he felt threatened by them because they were laughing at him, according to the charges. Nickoli stomped on a trooper’s foot and hand as he was being arrested.

Dorothy Chomicz