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

• Pamela Elaine Shanks, 72, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault July 4. According to charging documents, Shanks was intoxicated and yelling at her boyfriend and four others at the house. Alaska State Troopers responded but left after Shanks agreed to go to sleep and leave everyone alone. Less than two hours later, troopers returned to the house after Shanks’ boyfriend reported she came out of her room and assaulted him. Witnesses told troopers Shanks started “wailing” on the man because she thought they were talking about her. Everyone at the house had consumed some amount of alcohol and detailed interviews were not possible, according to the charges.

• Michael Francis Burns, 20, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and two counts of violating conditions of release July 7. According to charging documents, Burns’ mother reported he was intoxicated, arguing with her and had taken a handful of her anticonvulsant and nerve pain medication before leaving with his girlfriend. The woman called Fairbanks police about an hour later and said Burns returned and slapped and punched her in the face before leaving again. 

• Elia Solomon Ansaknok, 37, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and two counts of violating conditions of release July 9 for placing his girlfriend in fear of imminent personal injury. According to charging documents, Ansaknok grabbed and pulled on the woman’s arms, tore items from her hands and aggressively followed her as she walked downtown.

 

DUI

• Kenneth James Michaelis, 47, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence July 5 after Fairbanks police responded to a report of a Jeep Cherokee driving erratically on the Richardson Highway. Michaelis admitted to drinking alcohol, failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.295, according to charging documents. 

• Timofey Nickolaivich Prokoshev, 33, of Delta Junction, was charged with driving under the influence July 6  after Fairbanks police responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated man at the Pioneer Park parking lot. According to charging documents, people staying in an RV said the man drove up in a Chrysler PT Cruiser, got out, lay on the ground and then crawled away on his hands and feet. When contacted, Prokoshev admitted to drinking and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.136.

 

Multiple charges

Brandon Jay Ante, 40, of North Pole, was charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault July 9 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance on Whispering Meadows Lane. According to charging documents, Ante’s girlfriend said he became upset and chased her around the yard after she told him she wanted to break up. Ante allegedly broke the woman’s iPhone and laptop.  

 

Theft

Nunzio Daquisto III, 41, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony second-degree theft July 14 after Fairbanks police responded to a report of a man driving an electric shopping cart away from the Safeway store on Airport Way. Police found the cart in the ditch south of Credit Union 1 and saw Daquisto running away from the scene. Daquisto told police he didn’t remember taking the cart because he has PTSD and medication-induced memory problems.