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.


Michelle Lynn Rowland, 26, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault May 11. According to charging documents, Rowland left her child with the child’s father and became angry when she returned and found a woman in his apartment. Rowland told the woman to leave and forcibly removed her. The two women fought in the apartment and outside in a hallway.

Criminal mischief

Keith David Green, 26, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief May 11. According to charging documents, Green threw a woman’s personal possessions outside, punched a hole in a wall, threatened to shoot holes in her car and deliberately drove into the car, denting the bumper. Green told Alaska State Troopers he was upset with the woman but insisted the damage to her car was accidental.

Multiple charges 

• Antonio Sapp Jr., 37, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony second-degree assault and two counts of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault May 11, after a woman reported he grabbed her legs, pinned her on a bed, held her head down by her hair and put his knee on her neck for one or two minutes. Sapp then moved his knee, grabbed the woman by the neck and hit her in the face, according to charging documents. 

• Steven Davis Moran, 22, of North Pole, was charged with three counts of felony third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, two counts of fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief May 11. According to charging documents, Moran pushed a woman into a bathroom, picked her up and pushed her into a wall. Moran then punched a 6-by-12-inch hole in the drywall. The assault took place in front of a 1-year-old child. The woman told Alaska State Troopers that Moran has repeatedly threatened to kill her and often puts his handgun in his pocket when they argue, according to the charges. The woman had multiple bruises on her forearms and lower legs and the screens on her computer and cellphone had been broken.

• Aaron Jeffrey Willeford, 46, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and third-degree theft May 14 in connection with an April 23 incident. According to charging documents, Willeford threatened a woman and took her cell phone because he was angry that he had a court appearance scheduled for that afternoon. A witness told Alaska State Troopers that Willeford kept telling the woman he would kill her.

• Timothy Daniel Ketzler Sr., 55, of Nenana, was charged with fourth-degree assault, interfering with a domestic violence report and fourth-degree criminal mischief May 15. According to charging documents, Ketzler hit a woman on the head with a baseball bat and took her cellphone. The woman told a village public safety officer that she and Ketzler argued after she took two bottles of whiskey away from him. 

Dorothy Chomicz