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.
• Raymond Connel Roberts, 40, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault and two counts of violating conditions of release June 28 after Alaska State Troopers a man report he heard a woman screaming and a lot of thumping on his neighbor’s wall. The woman told troopers she and Roberts were drinking but he became angry when she wanted him to move a box. She said Roberts hit her on the head and put his hands around her neck, according to charging documents. Roberts told troopers he and the woman had argued and he wanted her to leave.
• Hess Poland, 46, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault June 28 for reportedly flipping over a heavy wooden picnic table while his mother was sitting on it. The woman hit the back of her head on concrete and was partially trapped under the table. The incident happened at Pioneer Park, according to charging documents.
• Jasmine Marie Olson, 21, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence and giving false information June 27 after Fairbanks police responded to a car in a ditch near Old Richardson Highway and South Cushman Street. Olson failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.264. Olson gave police three false names, according to charging documents.
• Rebecca Marie Rodriguez, 35, of Austin, Texas, was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath-alcohol test June 30. According to charging documents, a trooper notifying the public of an active wildfire in the area found Rodriguez asleep in her vehicle at 39 mile Chena Hot Springs Road. Rodriguez did not wake immediately and her truck had a large amount of brush in the grill. Rodriguez completed one field sobriety test but refused to take the remaining tests or give a breath sample.
• Christopher Micaa Vaughn, 19, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony first-degree vehicle theft, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident June 28 after Fairbanks police responded to a motor vehicle collision at Margaret Avenue and College Road. The driver of a disabled Ford Focus that was in the intersection said she was turning left onto College Road on a green light when a speeding red pickup ran a red light, hit her car, and left. The driver and her two passengers were not injured, according to charging documents. While at the scene, police got a report that the same truck had pulled into a man’s yard on Slough Street. The man took the keys out of the truck and the driver fled on foot. The man, later identified as Vaughn, took a bicycle from a woman outside the Doyon Building and fled over the footbridge. Police found him at the clock tower in Golden Heart Park. Vaughn failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.201, according to the charges.
• Jonathan Allen Raster, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony first-degree vehicle theft, felony evidence tampering and misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal mischief June 27. According to charging documents, Raster was driving a Pontiac Grand Am found at Play It Again Sports.
• Astrid Margarita Perez, 21, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and giving false information June 29. According to charging documents, Perez scratched a man on the chest, neck and back.