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.
• Larry Dean Haddock, 60, of Nenana, was charged with fourth-degree assault Oct. 6, after he called Alaska State Troopers and said his wife left the house with two guns and might hurt herself. Troopers responded and spoke to the woman, who said she was not suicidal and had instead been assaulted. The woman had an injury to her right wrist that she said happened when Haddock grabbed her phone out of her hand, according to charging documents.
• Cassandra Emma Nashookpuk, 33, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Nov. 7, after Fairbanks police responded to a domestic disturbance at a Farewell Avenue apartment. The caller said her neighbor was hitting his wife and she could hear screaming through the walls, according to charging documents. Nashookpuk answered the door, told police everything was fine and let them in to talk to her boyfriend. The man had fresh blood above his lip and numerous scratches on his back and neck. Nashookpuk told police she “probably abused him” and had left scratches “all over his body,” according to the charges. The man told police he did not want to talk about his injuries.
• Desiree Johnson, 33, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Nov. 7, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report that she was intoxicated and driving her Dodge Caravan toward Fairbanks. Troopers stopped Johnson on Chena Ridge Road for driving too fast for weather conditions. Johnson admitted to drinking Angry Orchard ciders, according to charging documents. Johnson failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.109.
• Sean Alexander Buchanan, 42, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Nov. 4, after North Pole police stopped him for weaving and driving 20-25 mph under the speed limit on Badger Road. Buchanan admitted to smoking a joint with a friend about an hour before driving, according to charging documents. Buchanan failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.000. A sample of his blood was taken for drug testing.