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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am

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.


The University Police Department misstated the quantity of marijuana taken from Ryan James Hannah, 22, in a criminal complaint cited in the Jan. 2 News-Miner public safety report. Police seized 3.7 grams of marijuana, not ounces.


• Miguel Achil-Garcia, 25, of Fairbanks, was charged with third-degree felony assault for allegedly chasing a man around his wife’s kitchen with a knife on June 23 at a home on the 1600 block of Washington Drive.

About 3:49 p.m., Achil-Garcia came to his wife’s home to get a burp towel and diapers for their 5-month-old son, according to the criminal complaint against Achil-Garcia. They are married but have been separated for about two weeks.

Achil-Garcia’s wife told Fairbanks police Achil-Garcia was upset about a man who was visiting her. He pushed past her into the home and chased her visitor around the kitchen two or three times, she said. Her visitor told police he was afraid Achil-Garcia was going to stab him so he went outside.

Achil-Garcia told police he only wanted to meet the man who was going to be around his son and felt he had to defend his honor. He said he picked up a kitchen knife and later put it down and was sorry for picking up the knife, police said.

• Matthew Wayland Mayo, 23, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly throwing his girlfriend to the ground and holding her down with his knees and elbows on May 16. Charges were filed June 12.

Mayo’s girlfriend had a bruise on her right knee, Fairbanks police said. She told police Mayo was upset about a cellphone when he assaulted her.

• Breanna Morgan Januchowski was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a man in the jaw while confronting him about a debt May 10 behind Regal Theaters. The charge was file June 24.

The victim had a discolored area on his jaw, Fairbanks police said. He told police he was parked behind the theater with some friends when Januchowski and another woman approached him. Januchowski asked him to pay her back $10 from a meal she purchased earlier in the week. He told her he did not have the money and would need to speak to his mother before repaying her. She hit him about five times, he said.

• Trevor Shayne McCumby, 23, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly pushing his girlfriend and intentionally shutting a truck door on her March 8 in the Value Village parking lot. Charges were filed June 20.

The girlfriend told Fairbanks police McCumby pushed her and shut a door on her during an argument about damage he did to her vehicle.

During the argument, she said McCumby told her to tell police he did less than $500 in damage so he would not be charged with a felony. McCumby also was charged with attempted witness tampering.

Criminal mischief

• James Travis Lamarr, 21, of Fairbanks, was charged with third-degree felony criminal mischief for allegedly doing more than $1,500 in damage to his wife’s property on June 23 at an apartment on the 1700 block of University Avenue.

Lamarr’s wife told Fairbanks police Lamarr became upset about a posting another man made on her Facebook page. During an argument, he punched a hole in a Samsung TV, threw a glass vase through a sliding glass door, punched out the mirror siding of a medicine cabinet and ripped her Toshiba laptop in half. A friend was with them in the apartment and stopped Lamarr, she stopped.

Lamarr said he damaged the property as his wife described, police said.


• Lawrence A. McDermitt, 35, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence.

McDermitt was stopped at 11:24 p.m. June 20 on Chena Pump Road near Dartmouth Drive for driving a vehicle without mud flaps, troopers said.

He told troopers he had two beers before driving. He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.164, more than the legal limit of 0.08.

• Carlos Luis Crespo, 36, of Grayson, Calif., was charged with DUI.

About 10:50 a.m. June 24, Fairbanks police received an anonymous phone call about the driver of a silver 2001 Honda Odyssey drinking from a clear bottle the caller believed to be alcohol.

The vehicle was found parked on First Avenue near Hall Street, police said. Crespo was in the driver’s seat and the engine was not running, but the keys were in his shirt pocket, police said. Crespo told police he pulled over because he felt it was no longer safe for him to be driving. He failed the one field sobriety test he took and he refused to take a breath of blood alcohol content test, police said.


Anchorage residents James Michael Perry, 25, and Abey Elizabeth Landroche, 24, were charged with second-degree felony theft for allegedly stealing cellphones and cash cards from a group of people in adjoining rooms at the Ranch Motel on June 23.

One of the victims told Fairbanks police that he and his friends met Landroche at the Rock ’n’ Rodeo and felt bad for her because she said she had been ditched by her friends and stranded. They all took a taxi back to the Ranch Motel where he and his friends rented two rooms next to the room where Landroche was staying with Perry.

The victim said he had sex with Landroche that night. When he woke up Landroche and Perry were gone, as were belongings from his room and his friends’ room including a military ID, a cellphone and cash cards, he said.

Police found Landroche and Perry in a black 2006 Kia Spectra at the 23rd Avenue Holiday Station. Landroche had a debit card in her pocket that had been reported stolen. More stolen items were found in their hotel room, along with a journal entry by Landroche saying she planned to take advantage of a guy she was sleeping with by taking all his belongings, police said.

Perry told police he thought he had permission to use the debit card because it had been given as payment for sex. He also was accused of shoplifting $288 worth of electronics from the Fairbanks Walmart. Video surveillance showed him leaving the store without paying for the items, police said.

Multiple charges

• Kenneth Lee Richardson, 28, was charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree felony theft for allegedly splashing bleach on 37 pairs of jeans and stealing more than $500 in electronics and fashion accessories from his girlfriend on June 23.

Richardson’s girlfriend told troopers she had been fighting off and on with Richardson who had accused her of stealing his pistol. She received a text from him with the message “Ima bleach everything here bring rhat back 5min,” troopers said.

The couple’s Sloan Street apartment smelled strongly of bleach, troopers said. Ruined clothing included jeans, jackets, shirts, gym pants and pajamas. Four pairs of sunglasses had been broken and mangled. Troopers estimated $1,685 in property was damaged.

Items reported stolen included two designer purses, numerous other purses, a laptop and other electronics, troopers said. Troopers found Richardson riding a bicycle on Sloan street. He had bleach on his shorts and he admitted stealing and destroying his girlfriend’s property, troopers said. The stolen property was recovered.

• David Dale Goodwin, 38, of Fairbanks, was charged with third-degree felony assault, misdemeanor assault and driving under the influence. He is accused of scaring his girlfriend by driving recklessly and then driving his truck toward a witness who tried to intervene.

About 10 p.m. June 25, North Pole police said a woman called to say she had been helping a woman who was being threatened by a man in a silver Dodge Ram 1500 on Jai Alai Road. The man drove the truck at her and she had to run into a ditch, to avoid him, she said.

Goodwin’s girlfriend told police she was trying to get out on Jai Alai Road when the other woman tried to help. Goodwin was trying to drive away and making threats. He almost drove away while her 7-year-old son was trying to get out of the truck, she said.

Goodwin was later stopped for driving 89 mph at 359 Mile Richardson Highway, Fairbanks police said. He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.218.

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