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.


Martha Selina Isaac, 48, of Tanacross, was charged with one count of felony second-degree assault, two counts of felony third-degree assault and three counts of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault July 9 for allegedly attacking family members in Tanacross. According to charging documents, Isaac’s sister said she had been drinking with Isaac and another person and called her daughter to come pick her up. Isaac allegedly went after her niece with a metal bat, and the woman stepped between them. Isaac and the woman fought and Isaac kicked the woman’s knee, put her hands around her neck and repeatedly slammed her head on the ground. The attack stopped after a man pulled Isaac off of the woman. Isaac’s niece told Alaska State Troopers that Isaac was screaming that she was going to kill the woman and her family, according to the charges. 

Multiple charges

• Charlie Travis Johnson, 29, of Palmer, was charged with driving under the influence, refusing to take a breath-alcohol test and fourth-degree weapons misconduct July 7, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report by Holland America/Princess employees in Healy that men in a gold Ford F-150 pickup were harassing female employees along the road and property. Troopers determined the incident was not harassment but two unsolicited men trying to pick up girls, according to the charges. HAP security notified troopers the truck had been located, the two men were highly intoxicated and were leaving the property. Troopers stopped the truck on the Parks Highway and the driver, Johnson, denied harassing women or drinking. Johnson told troopers he had a rifle in the back seat but denied having any other weapons. Troopers seized the rifle. Johnson had trouble standing, refused to perform field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. A search of the vehicle yielded a glass pipe, marijuana and a loaded .44 caliber revolver, according to the charges. 

• Penelope Jean Gold, 47, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and reckless endangerment July 8, after Fairbanks police responded to a report she appeared to be intoxicated when she picked her child up from an appointment. Gold told police she drank a can of Long Island Iced Tea, according to charging documents. Gold failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.205. 

• Timothy Santa Baker, 48, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony first-degree vehicle theft, violating conditions of release and a felony relating to a vehicle title, registration or identification number July 12 in connection with a June 21 incident. According to charging documents, a woman called Alaska State Troopers on June 22 and said someone stole the title out of her recently purchased 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The woman said she hadn’t transferred the title and believed Baker and another man were conspiring to steal the title and claim the car as their own. A records check showed the previous owner titled the car June 13 from Allstate, and it was then titled to Baker on June 21. The previous owner confirmed he sold the car to the woman but would not provide troopers the seller’s portion of the title. The woman reported on June 26 that Baker and the other man took the car from her home even though she had the only set of keys. Fairbanks Airport police stopped the car July 11 and Baker was driving, according to the charges.

Dorothy Chomicz