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.
• Donovan James Bass, 20, of Delta Junction, was charged with fourth-degree assault and second-degree criminal trespass Sept. 22 in connection with allegedly making threatening moves toward a Fairbanks Memorial Hospital security guard. Bass had been found sleeping in a hospital hallway and was being escorted off the premises.
• Marion M. Peter, 60, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Sept. 22 in connection with allegedly hitting a man in the face.
• Amber J. Brearly, 37, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Sept. 20. Brearly pulled up to a gas pump, her vehicle stopped running and she asked a nearby Alaska State Trooper for a jump start. Brearly appeared intoxicated, smelled like alcohol, failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.153.
• Ross David Degerlund, 22, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence Sept. 22, after University of Alaska Fairbanks police stopped him for not signaling and crossing the fog line. Degerlund admitted to drinking one Guinness at the Boatel two hour earlier. Degerlund failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.143.
• Jonathan Michael Wall, 33, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and resisting arrest Sept. 20. Wall threatened to beat up his father when Wall came to pick up his children from him. Wall’s father locked himself in the garage and armed himself with bear spray. Wall’s mother told Alaska State Troopers she heard her son banging on the door and threatening to kill his father. Wall left and locked himself in his house with his two children. He came out about half an hour later and was arrested. The children were safe inside the house.
• Merle J. John, 57, of Fairbanks, was charged with second-degree indecent exposure and first-degree harassment Sept. 20 in connection with allegedly exposing himself and urinating on a woman’s shoe. The woman did not know John and thought he was trying to break into her home.