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.


• Ricky Burroughs, 58, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Sept. 3, after Fairbanks police stopped him for driving without his lights on and crossing the fog line on Van Horn Road. Burroughs failed the eye movement and counting field sobriety tests and refused to perform the balance tests, according to charging documents. He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.159.

• Matthew Aurthur Davis, 37, no address given, was charged with driving under the influence Aug. 30, after Alaska State Troopers stopped him for not wearing protective eyewear on a motorcycle. Davis failed field sobriety tests, admitted to drinking two beers and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.182, according to charging documents.

Multiple charges

• Jennifer Denise Morris, 39, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault, driving under the influence and fourth-degree weapons misconduct Sept. 2, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report she was intoxicated and trying to drive away with her two minor children. According to charging documents, the children’s aunt told troopers that her niece and nephew showed up at her house and said their mother, Morris, had kicked them out of their house. The aunt let them in, fed them dinner and called Morris, who showed up intoxicated. Morris had difficulty walking and was yelling for her kids. The children’s aunt and Morris got into a physical altercation after Morris entered the woman’s house and wouldn’t leave. Morris grabbed the woman’s hair, the woman retaliated in kind, and they ended up “wrestling” on the ground, according to the charges. The woman’s husband intervened and separated them. Morris was arrested and troopers found a loaded handgun in her vehicle.

Dorothy Chomicz