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

Ashley Anamishel Engel, 28, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault June 3, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance at a Weasel Court address. According to charging documents, Engel and her ex-boyfriend argued while she was collecting her things from his home. Engel allegedly punched the man multiple times in the face and he began throwing her items outside. The man told troopers he was verbally antagonizing Engel and laughing while she punched him, according to the charges. Engel told troopers she hit the man after he slapped her on the shoulder.

• Jeremy Joseph Wiseman Semaken, 38, of Kaltag, was charged with felony third-degree assault June 1, after a woman told troopers he hit her in the head with a coffee cup after he drank alcohol. Two days later the woman denied Semaken hit her. The woman had a cut behind her left ear, which she tried to hide with a headband, according to charging documents. 

DUI

• Treyvon Dominique Johnson, 24, of Fort Wainwright, was charged with driving under the influence June 2, after Fairbanks police responded to a report that a 2019 Dodge Durango jumped a curb and took out a traffic sign near the Steese Highway and Airport Way. Tracks on the road showed the Durango came from the Fort Wainwright main gate and was speeding, according to charging documents. Police followed a trail of oil and antifreeze to the Westmark Hotel parking lot, where they found the Durango with heavy front end damage. An investigation showed Johnson left a military ball at the hotel, returned with fresh damage to his vehicle and was taken home by a colleague. Johnson was contacted at his home. He denied driving the vehicle but admitted to drinking at the hotel. Johnson failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.149.

• Caitlin R. Moses, 24, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence June 2, after guards stopped him at the Fort Wainwright gate. Moses had an open container of alcohol in his vehicle and a sealed container of a cannabis product, according to charging documents. Moses failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.164.

• Phynn Orion Tyndall, 21, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence June 1, after Alaska State Troopers saw him trying to drive a Volkswagen out of a ditch on Goldhill Road at 9:18 a.m. Tyndall said he drove into the ditch the night before during heavy rainfall. Tyndall later admitted he drove into the ditch because he was intoxicated and lost control of the car, according to the charges.

• Samantha Kaye Knutsen, 32, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence June 4, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated woman driving away from Justa Store. Knutsen admitted to drinking two mixed drinks at the Red Fox Bar and Grill, according to charging documents. Knutsen failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.223.  

Multiple charges

• Kenneth Michael Newman, 21, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and fourth-degree weapons misconduct June 2, after Alaska State Troopers stopped him at University Avenue and Airport Road for not wearing a seat belt. Troopers secured a loaded handgun that Newman told them was in his center console. Newman failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.094, according to charging documents. 

Dorothy Chomicz