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

 

Maxine Louise Stearman, 22, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and violating conditions of release Sept. 9 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a man and woman yelling near Fairchild Avenue and Ravenwood Avenue. According to charging documents, troopers found Stearman and a man sitting near the road with a 30 pack of beer in front of them. Stearman said she and the man were in town to buy meat and were planning on sleeping nearby before leaving town in the morning. A records check showed Stearman was on conditions of release for an Aug. 11 assault case and was not supposed to possess alcohol. Stearman started to walk away after being asked to give a breath sample. Stearman fought and pulled away from troopers, fell into a ditch, kicked at troopers and refused to stand up after being placed under arrest. During transport to Fairbanks Correctional Center, Stearman continuously kicked at the windows of the patrol vehicle and banged her head against the glass, according to the charges. Stearman also tried to bite a corrections officer and kicked another officer in the knee.

 

DUI

 

• Ivana Ljubinkovic, 22, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Sept. 7. Alaska State Troopers stopped her for weaving, failing to signal a turn and not maintaining consistent speeds on Davis Road and Hill Road. Ljubinkovic failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.139, according to charging documents. 

• Trisia Ann Merly, 31, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath-alcohol test Sept. 8 after Fairbanks police responded to a disturbance outside a Fifth Avenue home. Merly was contacted after police saw her getting out of a van involved in the disturbance. Merly appeared intoxicated and admitted to drinking “quite a bit” of alcohol at her home, according to charging documents. She refused to perform field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. 

• Miljana Vasilievic, 22, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Sept. 7. According to charging documents, Vasilievic was contacted after she walked into the road to watch another investigation. Vasilievic admitted to drinking and then got in a vehicle and drove it after an Alaska State Trooper told her not to. She failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.138.

 

Multiple charges

 

• Derek Anthony Wayne Peter, 26, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief Sept. 7. According to charging documents, Peter dumped a woman’s prescription medicine on the ground and stomped on the pills. Peter also tried to kick down her door after she locked him out of the house.

• Brandy Rae Haferman, 29, of Fairbanks, was charged with fifth-degree drugs misconduct, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and giving false information Sept. 6. According to charging documents, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle blocking Goldstream Road and found Haferman in the driver’s seat. Haferman would not verbally identify herself and had an open folding knife and a methamphetamine pipe in the vehicle. Haferman refused to exit the vehicle and grabbed onto the driver’s seat as a trooper tried to pull her out. Haferman was sprayed in the face with pepper spray after ignoring repeated warnings from the trooper. She was pulled from the vehicle but continued to resist arrest until the trooper was able to handcuff her. A pill bottle containing two baggies of meth were found in her jacket pocket, according to the charges.