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.
• Jess Lee Antonich Eakin, 33, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 27 after North Pole police stopped him for speeding and swerving on Plack Road. Eakin smelled strongly of alcohol and burned cannabis and admitted to drinking three beers and a shot of Jack Daniels immediately before driving, according to charging documents. Eakin failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.175.
• Brandon Wilson, 19, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 26 after he was stopped while leaving a house party on Hollowell Road. Wilson admitted to smoking cannabis about 1 1/2 hours earlier, according to charging documents. Wilson failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.015.
• Walter Ray Jones, Jr., 38, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 26 after North Pole police stopped him for driving 20 mph in a 40 mph zone, swerving in his lane and driving into oncoming traffic. Jones pulled the keys from the ignition and jumped into the back seat after parking his vehicle, according to charging documents. Jones smelled strongly of alcohol and the vehicle smelled strongly of burned cannabis. Jones failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.059.
Aaron Titus, 52, of Tok, was charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree assault Oct. 28, after Fairbanks police responded to Wedgewood Resort for a report of a man threatening guests with a rock. According to charging documents, Titus entered the resorts visitor center and told an employee there was a bear on the property and she should call police. Titus became verbally aggressive, picked up a large vase and threatened to throw it at the employee. Titus went outside and threw a large rock at glass door, breaking it. The door was valued at $3,000 to $4,000.
Lucas Dreier Hanson, 36, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony third-degree weapons misconduct and driving with a revoked license Oct. 30 after Alaska State Troopers found him stopped on the side of Nordale Road near a disabled tow dolly. Hanson said he was moving from one home to another when he saw the dolly in the ditch and stopped to see who it belonged to, according to charging documents. A records check showed Hanson’s license is revoked and suspended until 2060 for a felony driving under the influence conviction. Hanson could not provide proof of insurance or the vehicle’s registration. A hypodermic needle loaded with a clear liquid was visible on the driver’s seat, the handgrip of a pistol was sticking out of the center console and the barrel of another handgun was sticking out from under a pair of gloves on the driver’s seat, according to the charges.