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 

• Abraham Kasak, 28, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and fourth-degree assault on a peace officer Oct. 15 after Fairbanks police responded to 911 call in which a man and woman could be heard screaming. Police arrived to find a woman crying in a truck and Kasak making rude hand gestures at the woman and the officer through his bedroom window. The woman said Kasak was intoxicated and pushed her onto the couch and sat on top of her because he was mad at her for pouring out his remaining vodka. Kasak eventually came outside, walked aggressively toward the officer and yelled, “Shoot me, shoot me,” according to charging documents. Kasak entered the officer’s personal space and was handcuffed after a short fight.

• John Martin Adam Gloria, 36, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Oct. 18 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report he was threatening to shoot his girlfriend and himself. When contacted, Gloria admitted to arguing with the woman but denied getting physical, according to charging documents. He was arrested after a records check showed he had an active warrant for failing to appear at a Sept. 23 court hearing.

• James Carl Desmond, 65, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Oct. 17 for allegedly hitting his girlfriend during an argument.

 

DUI

• Andrew James Johnson, 59, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 16 after Alaska State Troopers stopped him for a broken tail light and a missing mud flap. Johnson told the trooper he drank two beers about an hour earlier, according to charging documents. Johnson failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.164.

• Bradley Nolan Faulk, 36, of Star, Idaho, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 17 for an Oct. 13 incident. According to charging documents, Alaska State Troopers stopped Faulk for having a burned out headlight. Faulk smelled like alcohol and was wearing dark sunglasses even though it was a cloudy day. He failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.227.

• Scott Walter Hottinger, 33, of Salcha, was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath-alcohol test Oct. 17 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle crashed about 100 feet off of the roadway at 324 mile Richardson Highway. The caller said there was blood in the vehicle but no one inside it. Another caller reported a man walking away from the vehicle with obvious head injuries. The man smelled like alcohol and said, “I don’t want to go to jail,” according to the caller. A trooper found the man, later identified as Hottinger, walking toward Fairbanks with blood running down his face. Hottinger immediately said, “Just take me to jail,” and held his hands out in front of him with his wrists together, according to charging documents. Hottinger asked the trooper to shoot him and was detained. He yelled through the reading of his Miranda rights and the trooper’s request that he perform field sobriety tests. 

 

Escape

Jonathan R. Critchfield, 37, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony third-degree escape Oct. 15 for an Oct. 10 incident. According to charging documents, Critchfield removed the battery from his ankle monitor and his probation officer was unable to locate him. Critchfield was on release for a first-degree forgery case. 

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