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

• Walter D. William, 36, of Birch Creek, was charged with three counts of fourth-degree assault Oct. 15 for an Oct. 7 incident. According to charging documents, a woman told Alaska State Troopers that she and her husband were outside and heard a woman screaming. The ran toward the noise and found William dragging his girlfriend by her hair. William ran inside his home and left the girlfriend outside. The caller followed William inside, confronted him about the assault and said she was calling 911. William pushed her in the chest, raised his fists and threatened to kill her and her husband, according to the charges. 

• Melissa Roberta Demit, 22, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony third-degree assault Oct. 14 after Fairbanks police responded to a report of a woman trying to cut a man with a knife in front of the Mecca Bar. The man told police that Demit slashed at his neck multiple times with what appeared to be a straight razor. Demit fled the scene on foot and was contacted at the downtown post office parking lot, according to charging documents. 

 

DUI

Ronald Fox, 52, of Anchorage, was charged with driving under the influence and fifth-degree drugs misconduct Oct. 15 after he was stopped for having the wrong license plates on his Plymouth Voyager van. Fox had multiple open containers of alcohol in the van and a records check showed his license was suspended. Fox failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. A small bag containing .68 grams of methamphetamine was found on the floor by the center console, according to charging documents.

 

Multiple charges 

• Jessica Haley Brigham, 24, of Fairbanks, was charged with reckless endangerment and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child after a woman reported Brigham’s 5-month-old child was dropped off at a neighbor’s house with a dirty diaper and no clothes, formula or extra diapers. The caller said a friend of Brigham’s had dropped the child off because Brigham was too intoxicated to care for him. Brigham’s friend told Alaska State Troopers that Brigham’s invited her to her house to drink and said her kids were at their grandparents. The friend heard the baby cry and tried to give him to Brigham so he would stop crying, according to charging documents. Brigham put the baby on their bed, laid down next to him and then rolled on top of him. She appeared to be passed out so the friend grabbed the baby and took him next door. When contacted, Brigham told troopers her friend beat her up and took her son. Brigham’s statements were inconsistent and she registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.262. 

• Robert Edward Reichmann, 34, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony third-degree assault and misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal mischief Oct. 15 for an Oct. 8 incident. According to charging documents, Reichmann’s girlfriend told Alaska State Troopers that he took her cellphone and shoved her when she tried to get it back. Reichmann threw the phone down a flight of stairs and broke the screen.

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