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

• Robert Eric Sonnenburg, 56, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault after Alaska State Troopers responded to an open 911 call in which a woman in distress could be heard in the background. Sonnenburg’s wife told troopers that she and her husband began to argue after shopping at Costco, and when they got home Sonnenburg started throwing soda cans, laundry detergent and groceries at her. The woman said Sonnenburg pushed her down twice and left after she told him she was calling police. 

• Andrew Carlos Jiminez, 31, of Fort Wainwright, was charged with fourth-degree assault July 22 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance at Walmart. An employee told troopers that Jiminez “shoulder checked” him and punched him in the face and neck several times. Another staff member called 911 and the victim tried to hold Jiminez down until troopers arrived.  

 

DUI 

• Kenneth Dale Jenkins, 29, of Anchorage, was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath-alcohol test July 18. According to charging documents, an Alaska State Trooper came across a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Airport Way and Peger Road and found a white Cadillac SUV and a blue Mazda 6 with front end damage. The driver of the Mazda told the trooper he rear-ended the SUV while he was looking down at his phone. Jenkins smelled like alcohol but denied drinking and said the trooper could talk to his lawyer. He was arrested and became belligerent after being put in a patrol car.

• Troy Lee Warren, 53, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence July 22 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated man leaving Gold Star Liquor at 12:23 a.m. Troopers stopped Warren at Peger Road and the Mitchell Expressway and he told them he didn’t have a license, registration and proof of insurance. Warren told troopers he went to the liquor store to get a soda, then said he was trying to buy liquor, then said he actually went to get cigarettes, according to charging documents. Warren failed field sobriety tests and refused to take a breath-alcohol test. 

 

Multiple charges

Mary Esther Kalmbach, 30, of Fairbanks, was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree weapons misconduct after Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance. According to charging documents, Kalmbach’s boyfriend said she threw items off of shelves and dressers. Kalmbach told troopers she was upset about her boyfriend’s past infidelities and began throwing things. There were items strewn all over the cabin, multiple empty liquor bottles scattered throughout and both Kalmbach and her boyfriend were highly intoxicated, according to the charges.