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.



• Andrea Justine Kmetko, 31, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault June 25. According to charging documents, Kmetko caused a disturbance at her brother’s house and scratched him in the face. 

• Harold Huntington Jr., 35, of Anchorage, was charged with fourth-degree assault June 23 for reportedly pushing his father to the ground while intoxicated. Huntington told Alaska State Troopers he drank alcohol and went too far when he punched his dad, according to charging documents. 


Multiple charges

Lawrance Anthony McDermitt, 41, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and driving under the influence June 26 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a physical fight in progress at an Eider Court address. According to charging documents, McDermitt had fresh blood on his face and blood and dust on his clothing. McDermitt told troopers he drank two pitchers of beer at the Red Fox Bar and Grill and got in a argument with his teenage son. McDermitt’s wife told troopers he drove home in his white BMW about half an hour earlier and was aggressive and yelling at her. McDermitt reportedly broke a bathroom door and a glass lantern and his teenage daughter called her brother to come help. McDermitt’s son told troopers he hit his father and they ended up fighting on the ground, according to the charges. 



Winston Erick Smyth, 39, of Arctic Village, was charged with fourth-degree weapons misconduct June 26. According to charging documents, Smyth’s neighbor reported Smyth was intoxicated and had fired at least three shots from a rifle in an unknown direction. When contacted, Smyth told Alaska State Troopers he had “a couple of shots” and fired his .30-06 rifle off of his porch because he thought there was a bear around. Smyth was arrested on outstanding warrants and remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center.