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.


• Lee Amos Charles Crow, 42, of Circle, was charged with fourth-degree assault Sept. 7 and two counts of fourth-degree assault Sept. 10. Crow kicked his ex-girlfriend in the back as she and her boyfriend were leaving a dance in Circle on Sept. 7 and threatened to beat her up Sept. 10.

• William Jacob Suits, 18, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault Sept. 11 for allegedly punching and kicking his brother.

Multiple charges

• Herbert James Price, 46, of Rifle, Colorado, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and second-degree harassment Sept. 9. According to charging documents, Price was drinking alcohol out of a Coke bottle at Fairbanks International Airport while waiting for his return flight to Colorado. Airport police told him to stop drinking and Price agreed. He tried to fist bump the officer and became angry when the officer refused to do so. Price became agitated and yelled, “No, you never gave me a punch, No, nuh-uh nuh-uh nuh-uh, come here,” to the officer. Police escorted Price to a group of three men he was traveling with and asked them to stay with him until his flight. Two of the men refused, but the third man reluctantly agreed to take him somewhere to sober up. Price repeatedly grabbed at one of the officers as they escorted him outside to a taxi. Police took Price to the ground and arrested him. 

• Raphael Anthony Munson, 36, of Fairbanks, was charged with two counts of felony third-degree assault Sept. 10. Two people told troopers that a man later identified as Munson yelled at them and accused them of following him for three weeks. Munson allegedly drove away and returned several times, then parked in the driveway, put his vehicle in reverse and almost ran them over.

Violating a protective order

Christopher Allan Barnes, 41, of Fairbanks, was charged with violating a protective order Sept. 11. Barnes texted a woman multiple times beginning Sept. 6 and tried to talk to her when she arrived at work. The woman ran to the nearby Fairbanks police station and Barnes followed her. Barnes is the subject of a long term protective order barring him from contacting the woman or being within 100 feet of her workplace.

Dorothy Chomicz