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.
• Joseph M. Zamora, 33, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Oct. 29 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance at a Knightsbridge Road home. The caller said she and Zamora argued about their relationship and he was upset about things he found on her cell phone. The woman took a bath and Zamora pulled her out of the tub against her will. The woman broke multiple fingernails in the ensuing altercation, according to charging documents. Zamora kept changing his story and couldn’t explain why the woman’s fingernails were broken. He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.402.
• Nelson Delbert Ross, 24, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and three counts of violating conditions of release Oct. 26 after Fairbanks police responded to a report of a possible domestic assault. Ross’ ex-girlfriend told police they were in a hotel room two days earlier when he punched her on the neck and restrained her by grabbing her arms and thighs. She said Ross tracked her with a social media app and confronted her on Slater Street on Oct. 28. Ross pushed the woman up against a fence, yelled at her and restrained her, according to charging documents. The woman had large, yellow and green bruises on her neck, jawline and forearms. A records check showed Ross was on conditions of release for a felony domestic assault case and a misdemeanor domestic assault case.
• Casey Lynn Kruse, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with second-degree harassment and using a false name Oct. 27 after Alaska State Troopers saw her try to punch a man in the trooper parking lot on Peger Road. The man told troopers he and Kruse argued early that morning, calmed down and began arguing again that evening. They were headed to town when Kruse began to hit him while he was driving. He stopped in the Department of Motor Vehicles parking lot in front of the trooper parking area and got out. Kruse threw a bottle of beer at his car and they began walking near the trooper post while arguing. The man said Kruse tried to hit him but it didn’t hurt because she’s small and he’s an MMA fighter, according to charging documents.
• Christopher Robin Jerue, 19, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault, driving under the influence, driving with a revoked license and three counts of violating conditions of release Oct. 28. According to charging documents, Jerue’s ex-girlfriend told Alaska State Troopers that Jerue was driving from Fairbanks to North Pole but had them switch spots near the Steese Highway and Richardson Highway interchange because he was too intoxicated to drive. The woman said Jerue began complaining about her driving and said she was taking him somewhere against his will. Jerue grabbed her hair and pulled her head toward the center console. The woman hit him and bit his hand to get him to stop. Jerue got out, called troopers on a passerby’s phone and told them the woman had assaulted him, according to the charges. The woman had clumps of hair on her clothing and a swollen lip. Jerue declined to perform field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.147.