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.

 

DUI

Kylee S. Beatus, 31, of Hughes, was charged with driving under the influence and endangering the welfare of a child Aug. 20 after Fairbanks police responded to a report that she was intoxicated and about to drive with her child in the vehicle. Beatus failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.219, according to charging documents. 

 

Multiple charges

• Shawn David Lyons, 40, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence, felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, refusing to take a breath-alcohol test three counts of violating conditions of release. According to charging documents, Lyons was driving his motorcycle 80 mph on the Steese Highway and ran a red light in front of an Alaska State Trooper. The trooper tried to stop him but Lyons kept driving and reached speed up to 105 mph while weaving from lane to lane. Lyons finally stopped at Eastview Drive and Chena Hot Springs Road, about 4 miles from where the chases started. Lyons smelled like alcohol, had trouble walking, was uncooperative and refused to perform field sobriety tests. A records check showed Lyons was on conditions of release for a January DUI charge.    

• Christopher Floyd Demoski, 26, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and reckless endangerment Aug. 21. According to charging documents, Demoski’s girlfriend told Alaska State Troopers that he came home intoxicated and pulled her hair. 

• Robin Curtis Sam, 38, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony third-degree assault, driving under the influence and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after a medical provider in Tanana reported an 11-year-old boy was being medically evacuated from Tanana to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. According to charging documents, the caller told Alaska State Troopers that Sam was driving an ATV with two juvenile passengers when one of them fell off and lost consciousness. The caller said the boy had a head injury and a possible ankle fracture, and Sam smelled like alcohol and was belligerent and argumentative. After his release from the hospital, the boy told troopers that he and the other child were sitting on the rear rack of the ATV and he told Sam to stop because he was falling off. The boy also said Sam was “kind of drunk” and driving too fast. When contacted in Fairbanks the next day, Sam told troopers he was driving about 15 mph and the boy fell off because he wasn’t hanging on as good as he should have. Sam admitted to drinking six beers and “three shots” the night before the accident. A records check showed Sam’s license was revoked and he has five previous DUI convictions, according to the charges.

 

Weapons

Anthony J. Simpson, 19, of North Pole, was charged with third-degree weapons misconduct Aug. 21 after Fairbanks police stopped him for failing to have his license plate illuminated. According to charging documents, a records check showed Simpson was on probation and is a convicted felon. Police searched Simpson’s vehicle at the request of his probation officer and found a revolver in a backpack.

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