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

Troy Warren, 53, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Nov. 7 for allegedly pushing his girlfriend into a table during an argument. The woman had an approximately 6-inch cut on her upper right leg and her pants were torn and bloody, according to charging documents. 

DUI

• Charles Sean Topkok, 53, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 27 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver on Airport Road. Troopers contacted Topkok at his home. Topkok failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.148, according to charging documents.

• Joseph Deponte IV, 23, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and failing to have an ignition interlock device on his vehicle Oct. 1. According to charging documents, Fairbanks police responded to a report of an unoccupied vehicle that hit a barrier at 21st Avenue and Cowles Street and were able to contact Deponte at his home. Deponte said he was drunk and angry because he just lost a lot of money gambling, so he “floored” the gas and crashed after failing to negotiate a turn. Deponte said he left the scene because he didn’t want a DUI and believed his license was revoked. Deponte failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.155. 

• Scott Edward Walston, 37, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 6 after Fairbanks police responded to a two-vehicle collision. A woman told police she was driving westbound on Phillips Field Road when a black Nissan Cube driving eastbound did a U-turn at Driveway Street, ran a stop sign and pulled in front of her. Walston was driving the Cube and had a 50 ml bottle of Platinum 7x vodka in his cup holder, according to charging documents. Walston failed two of three field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.206. A records check showed Walston was convicted of DUI in Indiana in 2003 and again in Oklahoma in 2012. 

Multiple charges

• Marthaann Rochelle Arabie, 32, of Anchorage, was charged with felony second-degree escape and resisting arrest Nov. 6. According to charging documents, a man reported he was working on a boiler at a Seventh Avenue address when a woman asked to borrow his cell phone for a call. The woman gave him back his phone but drove away in his car afterward, according to charging documents. The man provided 911 dispatchers with the number the woman had called on his phone, and the person who answered gave provided Arabie’s name. The stolen vehicle was later reported to be stuck in a ditch on Chena Pump Road and Arabie was seen fleeing the scene. A man reported giving Arabie a ride to a Chena Point Avenue home, and people there said they saw a woman run behind their cabin to a back road. Alaska State Troopers with a K-9 unit tracked Arabie to her father’s home nearby. Arabie refused to come outside and actively struggled with troopers as they tried to handcuff her. Two troopers took Arabie to the ground and she was taken into custody after K-9 Scout bit her, according to the charges. While at the trooper post, Arabie ran down a hallway and attempted to barricade herself in an office.