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.


Kian Patrick Lynch, 25, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and violating conditions of release June 14, after Fairbanks police stopped him for speeding on College Road. Lynch failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.200, according to charging documents. 

Multiple charges

• Nickolas Mack Reid, 31, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief June 11. According to charging documents, Reid kicked down a woman’s door after she refused to accept his apology for an argument they had earlier that day. 

• Mitchell Forzley, 40, of Fairbanks, was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing June 12 and first-degree harassment, violating conditions of release and disturbing the peace June 13. According to charging documents, Forzley was banned from a park across the river from Golden Heart Park at 4:45 p.m. June 12 after he was seen accosting tourists at First Avenue and Noble Street. Forzley was arrested two hours later after he came back to the park dressed only in his underwear and waving his hands around wildly. 

Forzley was arrested again at 3:30 a.m. June 13, after he appeared at the door of Sicily’s Pizza on Noble Street and Gaffney Road, yelled at the owner’s wife and spat on the owner, according to charging documents. Forzley was arrested a third time later that same day. According to charging documents, Fairbanks police responded to Fourth Avenue and Lacey Street at 6:42 p.m. after getting reports that Forzley was walking around and yelling angrily at people. Forzley was given a warning, but police were back 45 minutes later after getting a report that Forzley tried to get into someone’s vehicle while they were still in it. The vehicle’s owner drove off before police arrived and Forzley was not detained. Forzley was arrested at 8:45 p.m. after Fairbanks police saw him harassing a person on the 600 block of Noble Street.

Dorothy Chomicz