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.
• Misty Marvel Cartes, 41, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief July 12. According to charging documents, Cartes broke down a bathroom door and punched her husband in the face.
• Joanne Marie Folts, 28, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault, fifth-degree criminal mischief and driving under the influence July 14. According to charging documents, Folts slapped her boyfriend and pounded on a door after the man took her keys to keep her from driving drunk. Folts admitted to driving home from the Howling Dog Saloon before the incident. Folts failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.138.
• Maria Elena Lord, 72, of Fox, was charged with fourth-degree assault July 15 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a possible gun shot in the Old Chatanika Trail area. Lord appeared intoxicated and her eye was swollen, red and had abrasions on it. Lord told troopers that she recently had cataract surgery and her daughter poked her eye with her finger. Lord told troopers she and her daughter had been rolling around on the ground fighting, and described herself as a biter but not a fighter. Lord could not see out of her eye but refused medical treatment. Troopers took Lord into protective custody for transport to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Lord resisted arrest, bit a trooper’s hand, bit another trooper’s arm and called both troopers Nazis, according to charging documents.
• Matthew Wyatt Wetherington, 20, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault July 15 for allegedly pushing his wife in the chest and putting his hands around her neck. The woman told Alaska State Troopers she kicked her husband to get him off of her, then grabbed a holstered pistol and told him to leave, according to charging documents.
• Michael C. Brown, 28, of Delta Junction, was charged with driving under the influence July 15 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver. Brown failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.169, according to charging documents.
• Marylee Catherine Graeca, 28, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence July 11 after North Pole police stopped him for speeding and weaving on the Richardson Highway. Graeca failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.120, according to charging documents.
Christen Lynn Zak, 38, of North Pole, was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree theft July 8 for a May 5 incident. According to charging documents, Zak went to her ex-boyfriend’s apartment without his permission, took his dog, stomped on his chemotherapy medication and took his insulin. The man told Alaska State Troopers that it would cost up to $500 to replace his medication.