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

Christopher A. Evans, 33, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault for allegedly head-butting his sister and punching her in the face multiple times. His sister told Alaska State Troopers she hit Evans in the face with a broomstick to defend herself. Evans knocked over a TV, scattered clothes on the floor and knocked over a vase before leaving, according to charging documents.

DUI

• Robert Tyler Bell, 22, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 1 after Fairbanks police responded to a single vehicle collision near the Rabinowitz Courthouse on Lacey Street. Police found a gray Subaru Impreza high centered on a cement flower bed. The Subaru had sustained significant front end damage and the left front rim was bent and the tire unseated, according to charging documents. The Subaru appeared to have been traveling north on Lacey Street when it drove over the sidewalk, became airborne and landing in a flower bed between a stop sign and a small metal utility shed near the Chena River footbridge. The driver, identified as Bell, appeared to be intoxicated, failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.193. 

• Kirsten Mary Alter, 45, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a woman yelling in a parking lot of West Valley High School. According to witnesses the woman, later identified as Alter, was intoxicated and her daughter drove her home. Troopers contacted Alter at the address on the vehicle’s registration. Alter said she was angry because “kids clipped her car,” according to charging documents. Alter failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.258.