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.


• Steven Nageak Ekak, 49, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Oct. 19, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report from his 16-year-old daughter that he was intoxicated, causing a disturbance at their home and she did not feel safe. Ekak said he’d been drinking beer with his roommate and yelled at his daughter and the roommate, according to charging documents. The roommate said Ekak hit him once on the left side of his body and it hurt because he’d been stabbed in the same place the night before. The charges do not say who stabbed the man in the previous incident. 

• Kasey Edell Cryer, 35, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Oct. 18, after Fairbanks police responded to a domestic disturbance at a Mercier Street address. According to charging documents, Cryer’s mother reported he beat her up, grabbed her throat, scratched her neck and threw her around a bedroom. Police found Cryer sitting on a bed and apparently very intoxicated. Cryer’s mother told police he assaulted her because she wouldn’t give him her credit card to buy more alcohol. The woman said she began kicking Cryer all over his body after he threw her around the room. He stopped assaulting her and she was able to call 911. 

• Allen Al Tickett, 57, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault Oct. 19, after Fairbanks police responded to a Noble Street apartment for an assault report. According to charging documents, Tickett’s neighbor said Tickett assaulted him and his friends with a broom handle and a board. Tickett was in the shower when police arrived and finally put pants on about five to seven minutes after being told to get dressed. Ticket told police he attacked the kids next door because they were always messing with him, banging on his door and making fun of him, according to the charges. The alleged victims told police that Tickett met them in the apartment building foyer and began yelling at them. A woman came out of another apartment and told Tickett to stop yelling because it was 8 a.m. The woman said Tickett hit her in the leg with a board and one of the other alleged victims pushed him back into his apartment. The woman saw a small child crying on a cot in the apartment so she ran in, grabbed the child and removed the child for his or her own safety.  

Multiple charges 

• Greg Justin Conaway, 40, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest Oct. 18, after Fairbanks International Airport police responded to a report of a man passed out at a table in the airport terminal bar. Conaway was allowed to check-in for his flight but was denied a boarding pass at the ticket counter. Conaway raised his hands overhead, used foul language and accused police of causing his denied boarding, according to charging documents. He was told to leave the airport and was escorted out to the sidewalk. Conway was told he must find a place to sober up but he declined all options given to him. He eventually got into a taxi but stopped it a short time later to ask police about his luggage. He walked toward the terminal, pushed an officer on the chest and had to be taken to the ground and handcuffed. 

Dorothy Chomicz