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

Dennis Joseph Fielding, 64, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Aug. 19 for allegedly slapping his wife during an argument. Fielding told troopers his wife had been verbally abusing him since the night before and he slapped her because he wanted her to leave him alone, according to charging documents. 

DUI

• Veronica Maria Rivera, 30, of Fort Wainwright, was charged with driving under the influence Aug. 18, after Fairbanks police responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver at the east Fred Meyer gas station. Rivera was not in her vehicle when police arrived but was seen getting into a cab. Police stopped the cab and spoke with Rivera, who admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana earlier. Rivera failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.092, according to charging documents.

• Tristan Phoenix Warner, 21, of Kenai, was charged with driving under the influence Aug. 17, after Alaska State Troopers responded a report of a possibly intoxicated driver in North Pole. Warner failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.08, according to charging documents. 

Multiple charges

• Steven Charles Murphy, 30, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony second-degree theft, fraudulent use of an access device and three counts of violating conditions of release Aug. 17. According to charging documents, Murphy tried to steal a bottle of liquor from Gavoras Liquor and used a stolen credit card at the Tesoro station at College Road and Illinois Street. 

• Bobby Melvin Davids, 47, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault and reckless driving Aug. 18, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a man with a gun at the Dog Mushers Hall parking lot. According to charging documents, a woman there told troopers a man in a white Ford F-250 followed her from North Pole so she called her father and arranged to meet at the parking lot. She said the Ford pulled in after them and drove erratically, scaring her. Her father began arguing with the driver, who then drove away up Summit Drive. The woman’s father told troopers he had a handgun when he was arguing with the driver, later identified as Davids, but had it down by his leg and did not point it at anybody. Troopers stopped the truck nearby and spoke to Davids and his daughter. The daughter said the woman’s vehicle almost hit her daughter, so she and Davids followed it. She said a man got of his vehicle at the parking lot, pointed a gun at them, asked whether they wanted to die and tried to fire a round into the air. Davids told troopers he followed the woman because he wanted to confront her about driving too fast on his road. When asked why he followed the woman instead of calling the troopers, Davids said he “doesn’t really call the police,” according to the charges. Troopers determined that Davids followed the woman for 19 miles. 

Dorothy Chomicz