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.
• A North Pole man who attacked his girlfriend with a pair of scissors on Monday has been charged with felony assault.
Moshe Rishon Griswold, 21, allegedly held the woman down and threatened to cut her lips off “to show her how I’m going to shut you up,” according to a criminal complaint filed in court.
Griswold, who was charged with third-degree assault, was upset because the woman had mentioned how cute another man was earlier in the evening.
The woman cut two fingers on her left hand defending herself from the attack. She said Griswold made her sleep on the couch and told her to “sleep tight” before going to bed. She told troopers he opened the door several times during the night to check on her, causing her to jump each time the door opened.
The woman didn’t call troopers until Griswold went to work the next day because she was afraid. She told troopers the last time they got in a fight — in August or September — Griswold duct-taped her from head to toe and taped over her mouth and nose, making it hard to breathe.
Griswold is being held in Fairbanks Correctional Center on $25,000 bail.
• Christopher John Kinsey, 27, of North Pole, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault based on allegations he pushed his girlfriend into a wall and grabbed her coat on Monday afternoon. The woman told troopers she thought Kinsey was going to punch her, according to a criminal complaint filed in court. Kinsey also was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief.
• Richard Dean Gordon, 29, of Fairbanks, is facing a fourth-degree assault charge for allegedly hitting his girlfriend in the face. The woman suffered a swollen, bloody lip and small cut on her forehead.
Troopers were called to a trailer in Gold Rush Estates at 7:58 a.m. after the woman called 911, but Gordon had left. He was arrested about four hours later when he returned to the trailer, according to court documents.
Gordon was also charged with violating the conditions of his release because he was under court order not to drink alcohol or have contact with the woman he is accused of hitting.
• A Fairbanks man accused of placing his ex-wife in fear by grabbing her cell phone and throwing it on the floor when she tried to call 911 was charged with misdemeanor assault.
Stanley C. Hill, 27, was arrested Monday around noon after troopers responded to the home the call was made from.
Upon their arrival, troopers found that the woman had locked one of her children in a running truck outside to keep Hill from reaching the boy and she had locked herself in a back bedroom with another child because she was scared, according to a criminal complaint.
• Paul Gene Shultz, 62, of North Pole faces two counts of misdemeanor assault stemming from an incident last week in which he allegedly threatened two ACS telephone workers at his house the afternoon of Nov. 6.
According to court documents, Shultz became angry when he returned home and found the workers parked in his driveway. He used his vehicle to block the driveway and road to prevent them from leaving and is accused of trying to ram their vehicle at one point.
The two women told troopers they were scared he might hurt them if he detained them.
• Michael Ray Goodman, 54, of North Pole, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and refusal to submit to a chemical breath test after troopers responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch at 1:44 a.m. Tuesday on Badger Road.
Troopers found Goodman behind the wheel of the car with the keys in the ignition and engine running. He displayed signs of being intoxicated and refused a breath test.
• Peter Joseph Johnson, 48, of North Pole, was charged with drunken driving after being arrested at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when troopers responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Old Badger Road.
Johnson appeared intoxicated and told troopers he drank two beers in the hour before his contact with troopers. His breath-alcohol content was measured at 0.203 by a chemical test, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.
Approximately $5,000 worth of spray painting guns and tools were reported stolen from the bed of a truck at the 200 block on Rickert Street Wednesday. Four spray guns valued at $500 each were taken, along with four other spray guns valued at $300 each. A plastic tote with tools also was taken. Fairbanks police advised the victim to check with local pawn shops.
A Fairbanks man was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with minor injuries Wednesday after going off the road and hitting several trees on Chena Ridge Road. Daniel Siemoneit, 20, was driving west near Old Chena Ridge Road when the accident occurred. He was wearing a seatbelt.