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.


• Christopher Kearney, 25, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony second-degree assault Sept. 23 after Fairbanks police responded to an active domestic assault report. Kearney was driving away with a naked baby on his lap when police arrived, according to charging documents. Kearney was detained and a woman was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. The woman told police that Kearney pushed her to the floor, punched her, strangled her and threw her against a dog cage. Kearney admitted to pushing the woman to the floor after they got into a fight over a girl on Snapchat, according to charging documents. 

• Bryan Lavelle Jimmie, 21, of Northway, was charged with fourth-degree assault Sept. 23. According to charging documents, his aunt told Alaska State Troopers she was asleep in the steam bath behind Jimmie’s house when he dragged her out by her hair, punched in the face and kicked her in the breast with a steel-toe boot. The woman had bruises around her left eye and her right wrist and large, dark bruises on her right forearm. Jimmie denied assaulting his aunt. 

• Traci Lynn Butz, 32, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Sept. 25 after her husband reported she had assaulted his mother and also “got (me) in the eye,” according to charging documents. Butz’s mother-in-law told Alaska State Troopers that Butz pushed her and punched her in the face four or five times. 

• Jesse James McGuire, 38, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Sept. 24 after he reported his girlfriend was trying to force her way into his house. The woman told Alaska State Troopers she lived there and paid a large part of the mortgage but had been staying elsewhere because the relationship with McGuire was volatile, according to charging documents. The woman said she and McGuire argued at the door and he pushed her to the ground after trying to slam the door on her foot. McGuire provided troopers with video of the incident that shows him pushing the woman down. 


• Nicole Dalin Lombardi, 35, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Sept. 22 after Fairbanks police responded to a report of a black Cadillac Escalade driving through Aurora Subdivision with the headlights off and the windows down. Police found the vehicle parked on Hanson Road with Lombardi in the driver’s seat. Lombardi failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.164. A partially full bottle of Fireball whiskey was found in the vehicle, according to charging documents.

• Kenisha Annie Mary Geerhart, 22, of Togiak, was charged with driving under the influence and reckless endangerment Sept. 21 after Fairbanks police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Airport Way near Market Street. Geerhart got out of her 2006 Mercedes 350 and told police she was drunk and was coming from The Spur, according to charging documents. Geerhart failed the eye movement portion of field sobriety tests and did not perform the balance tests because she was unable to follow the instructions. Geerhart registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.270. Her female passenger had minor injuries and was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to the charges. The other driver told police he was driving eastbound on Airport Way when Geerhart came up behind him at about 80 mph and slammed into his bumper. 


Traun R. Nobles, 21, of Fort Wainwright, was charged with fourth- and fifth-degree weapons misconduct Sept. 22 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a fight at the Sahara Hookah Lounge on College Road. Nobles was being held by multiple people and was uncooperative when troopers arrived. Nobles had an unloaded Smith and Wesson 9 mm pistol in his right front pocket and registered a preliminary breath-alcohol content of 0.183, according to charging documents. Nobles told troopers he purchased the pistol that day because he heard Alaska was an “open carry state,” and he took the gun to the lounge for self-defense. Nobles said “I’m not going to kill nobody unless they shoot at me, sir,” and said told he was not “notified” of it being against the law to possess a firearm while intoxicated and to not tell law enforcement officers he had a concealed firearm on his person. Nobles said the gun was fully loaded when he entered and exited the building, and could not explain why the gun was now unloaded, according to the charges.