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.

 

DUI

• Jasmine Nicole Richardson, 23, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and violating conditions of release June 4 after Fairbanks police responded to a report that she drove to Fairbanks Correctional Center and entered the office smelling strongly of alcohol. Richardson admitted drinking several beers a few hours before driving, according to charging documents. Richardson failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.271. A records check showed she was on bail conditions for a March 2019 theft arrest.

• Christy Ann Carroll Druck, 23, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence June 6 after Fairbanks police stopped her for driving erratically on Carr and Aspen Street. Druck admitted to drinking three beers, according to charging documents. Druck failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.167.

• Christopher S. Grapengeter, 33, of Delta Junction, was charged with driving under the influence June 3 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch at Tanana Loop Extension. Grapengeter was behind the wheel of the car and appeared intoxicated. Grapengeter failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.22, according to charging documents. 

 

Multiple charges

• Marco Orlando Valentine, 18, and Devin Michael Starnes, 19, both of North Pole, were charged with felony first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass and fourth-degree theft June 4 after a man reported he was pursuing a vehicle he saw leaving his home. Alaska State Troopers responded and contacted the occupants of both vehicles near the Speedway Inn in North Pole. The Nissan was occupied by Valentine and Starnes.

According to charging documents, the caller told troopers he returned to his house that afternoon and saw a man walk away and get in a gold Nissan. The caller could see his front door was open, so he followed the Nissan on the assumption the occupants may have stolen items from his home. A Coach brand wallet in the Nissan was identified as belonging to the man’s girlfriend. Valentine told troopers they went to the house to see if the man was there but didn’t take any items. Starnes told troopers his younger brother had traded a metal detector to the man and he wanted to see if he was home to talk about it, according to the charges.