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Public Safety Report: March 20, 2014

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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:46 pm

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.



• Clyde Isaac Erick, 36, of Venetie, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly choking and punching his uncle Feb. 27 in Venetie. The charge was filed March 1.

Erick’s uncle had a swollen eye, a cut lip and a red mark on his neck, Alaska State Troopers said.

He told troopers Erick showed up uninvited Feb. 27 to a vacant home in Venetie that the victim had just moved into.

He told troopers Erick came in yelling and accused him of using his electricity because Erick previously lived in the vacant home. He said Erick punched him in the face and choked him with his shirt. He told troopers he was afraid Erick was going to kill him. He said he eventually got Erick to leave by picking up a shovel and charging at Erick with it.

• Billy Endusa Muhando, 44, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly picking up a wooden shelf and running toward his wife, troopers said.

Muhando’s wife told troopers that he scared her.

Muhando admitted holding a piece of wood as he ran toward his wife, police said. He told police he didn’t intend to assault her.

• Gavin Kelvin McAree, 35, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly scaring his girlfriend by yelling, throwing things and punching a wall early Sunday morning.

McAree’s girlfriend told troopers that McAree got upset during an argument about his drinking. He yelled at her and threw things around, she said. He the came out of the bedroom with a small gray pistol. He punched a wall twice, said “good luck raising the kid by yourself” and drove away, she said.

Various items were scattered around the home, and there were two fist-sized holes in the wall above the television, troopers said. 



Timothy Santa Baker, 43, of Fairbanks, was indicted last month on a charge of third-degree drugs misconduct for allegedly possessing cocaine with intent to manufacture or distribute Oct. 15. 



• Carla Ann Wicken, 22, of Fairbanks, was charged with DUI.

Wicken was stopped for driving a blue 1990 Ford Thunderbird with a broken taillight about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at Dartmouth Drive and Woodridge Street, troopers said. The light had tape over it, but white light was visible, troopers said. 

She had an open can of beer in the car, and she told police she drank five beers before driving. She said she was too intoxicated to be driving, police said.

She registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.184.

• Tiffany Mellard, 31, of Fairbanks was charged with DUI.

Mellard was stopped on Second Avenue at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 21 after a caller reported Mellard almost backed into her in front of a bar, Fairbanks police said.

Mellard failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.079, police said. 

• Eunese Fenella Tongco Faircloth, 31, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence.

Faircloth stopped in front of a police officer at 4:09 a.m. Sunday on Davis Road near Wilbur Street, and she opened her car door as if to vomit, Fairbanks Police said.

She failed field sobriety tests and she registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.155, police said.

• Dandie Edward Kerzykowski, 64, of Salcha, was charged with DUI.

Kerzykowski was stopped for swerving and driving faster than 60 mph in a 55 mph zone Saturday on the Richardson Highway, North Pole police said.

Kerzykowski smelled strongly of marijuana, and he said he smoked one-third of a joint before driving, police said.

He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.000. Police obtained a search warrant for a sample of his blood.

• Anita Rae Fowler, 50, of Fairbanks, was charged with DUI.

Fowler was stopped for being in an unattended vehicle on the Fairbanks International Airport concourse about 11:35 p.m. Saturday, airport police said.

Fowler admitting drinking, being impaired and driving, police said. She registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.106 on a handheld preliminary breath-alcohol test. She did not take a more accurate Datamaster test, according to the criminal complaint against her.

• Bailey Ray Aishanna, 42, of Barrow, was charged with felony DUI.

Aishanna was stopped at 7:45 p.m. at the Fairbanks Rescue Mission after a caller reported an intoxicated man stumbled by and tried to drive away.

Aishanna told Fairbanks police the only alcohol he had drank was a shot of rum about 12 hours earlier. He failed field sobriety tests, and he registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.243.

He also was charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He had four children in his vehicle who ranged in age between 9 years old and 1 week old, police said.

He was charged with a felony because he has two DUI convictions, from a 2009 Fairbanks case and a 2013 Barrow case.


Sex offender registry

Jesse Ahgood Katairoak, 49, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor failure to register as a sex offender.

Katairoak was allegedly out of compliance Wednesday. Troopers got a call Wednesday evening from a man who said he was concerned about his girlfriend, who was at an Arkansas Street home.

Troopers responded and found Katairoak, the ex-boyfriend of the caller’s girlfriend, was out of compliance.

Sam Friedman

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