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

• Wilfredo Figueroa Matos, 24, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault April 17 for allegedly slapping his wife and taking her cellphone during an argument. 

• Aaron Sam Joseph, 45, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault April 17 for allegedly hitting his girlfriend in the face April 12 and pushing her facedown into a mattress on April 17, according to charging documents. A records check showed Joseph was convicted of assaulting the same woman in 2017 and 2018. He also has four convictions for violating conditions of release for failing to remain at least 500 feet away from her residence.

Failure to stop

Michael Allan Dunlap, 29, of North Pole, was charged with felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer April 17. According to charging documents, Dunlap fled from a traffic stop and drove at speeds as fast as 100 mph through North Pole. Dunlap eventually drove into a ditch and fled on foot. He was apprehended in his ex-girlfriend’s driveway.   

Multiple charges

• Christopher Martin Moses, 33, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and felony third-degree assault April 15, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report that a woman tried to get out of a Ford Explorer traveling on Badger Road and a man pulled her back into the vehicle by her hair. Moses was contacted at the intersection of the Old Richardson Highway and South Cushman Street, and the woman was sitting in the witnesses car, according to charging documents. Moses failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.211. The woman told troopers that Moses became upset because he was couldn’t drive and she tried to get out of the vehicle. A records check showed Moses had three assault convictions.

• Scott Lee McMillan, 52, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and fourth-degree drugs misconduct April 19, after an Alaska state trooper saw him stop in the middle of Wilbur Street. McMillan smelled like alcohol, his pupils were constricted and he was “relatively talkative,” according to charging documents. McMillan failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. The trooper found two hypodermic needles in McMillan’s pocket and a small bag of methamphetamine in an Altoids mint container under the front passenger seat.

• Ethan James Woody, 17, of Fox, was charged with driving under the influence and minor operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol April 15, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle tearing up the fields behind the Dog Mushers Hall on Farmers Loop. Troopers found Woody stuck in a field about 20 feet off the road. Woody told troopers he’d been “mudding” for about 20 minutes and was driving in the field because he wanted to take his Jeep out to get muddy, according to charging documents. Woody failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.145. 

Dorothy Chomicz