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

• Lillian Fortune, 39, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony third-degree assault Oct. 12. According to charging documents, Fortune threatened her husband with a kitchen knife after he tried to prevent her from leaving their house. Her husband told Fairbanks police he didn’t want Fortune to leave because she’d been drinking, according to charging documents. 

• Cassandra Kandi Chappell, 41, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Oct. 11, after Alaska State Troopers saw her push a woman out of a doorway and punch her in the right side of her face, according to charging documents. 

• Sierra Dawn Billger, 29, no address given, was charged with fourth-degree assault Oct. 12, after her boyfriend reported she hit him on the head with a bottle. The man had a deep cut above his right eye, according to charging documents. 

• Jon Thomas Cummings, 39, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault after his wife reported he was being verbally abusive and that it usually led to him being physically abusive. Alaska State Troopers responded to the couple’s house and Cummings wife said he told her that she needs to “go die,” according to charging documents. The woman said Cummings had a hatchet in his hand at one point during their argument and said he was going to destroy her sewing machine. Cummings told troopers he had the hatchet because he was cutting wood. 

DUI

• Mark Albert Pearson, 62, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 4, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle striking a school bus. No injuries were reported, and there was one student on the bus, according to charging documents. Investigation revealed Pearson approached the bus from behind and did not slow down. His vehicle hit the bus and was disabled after sustaining significant damage. Pearson told troopers he was coming from the Arctic Bar and drank about four beers in five hours. Pearson failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.134.

• Ronald L. Fisher, 44, of Anchorage, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 12, after Alaska State Troopers stopped him for speeding at 199 mile Parks Highway. According to charging documents, Fisher failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.121. A records check showed Fisher was convicted of DUI in 1998 and 2012.

• Amy Lauren Moses, 23, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 13, after Fairbanks police stopped her for driving without her lights on at 3:50 a.m. on Airport Way. Moses failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.157, according to charging documents. 

• Cody Martin Berry-Paddock, 25, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 14, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a single vehicle ATV accident at Peede and Nordale roads. The caller said the driver, Berry-Paddock, was trying to leave the scene and appeared to be intoxicated. Berry-Paddock told troopers he had two beers at the Badger Den and rolled the ATV while trying to make a turn, according to charging documents. Berry-Paddock failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.175.

Vehicle theft

• Josiah William Thurston, 19, of Fairbanks, was charge with felony first-degree vehicle theft Oct. 12, after Fairbanks police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on the 1500 block of Lathrop Street. The caller said the vehicle parked briefly and left a pile of mail on the ground after it drove off. Police contacted Thurston in the vehicle and a records check showed the 2008 Subaru Impreza he was driving had been reported stolen. Thurston turned over mail and a number of checks to the officer, according to charging documents. Thurston said his friend lent him the vehicle and he didn’t know it was stolen. 

• Kenny Shird Burks, 30, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony first-degree vehicle theft and fifth-degree criminal mischief after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a silver car with dealer plates driving through a lawn. Troopers found Burks in the the driver’s seat of a silver Ford Focus that had been reported stolen. A search of the car yielded license plates from two other stolen cars, drugs, drug paraphernalia and a “hyper-realistic” revolver pellet gun, according to charging documents. 

Dorothy Chomicz