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.


• Kim Sawyer, 51, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Sept 5. Sawyer pulled a woman out of his vehicle and pushed her to the ground during an argument about calls on her cellphone.

• Bernice Snow Nickoli, 39, of North Pole, was charged with fourth-degree assault Sept. 6 for allegedly throwing a beer bottle at her boyfriend’s face and causing him to bleed. The man told Alaska State Troopers that Nickoli was mad that he didn’t spend $1,000 a day on her.

• Nathaniel Joseph Carlo, 19, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony second-degree assault Sept. 5, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report he strangled his ex-girlfriend. The woman told troopers she went to Carlo’s home to get some of her clothing, and he put her in a chokehold. The woman said Carlo had punched her in the face and restricted her breathing in prior unreported incidents.

• Brian Scott Hall, 25, of Two Rivers, was charged with fourth-degree assault Sept. 5 for allegedly trying to break down his stepmother’s door to take food from her. The woman opened the door and Hall pushed her and scratched her arm. 

Multiple charges

• Brad William Johnson, 61, of North Pole, was charged with third-degree assault, fourth-degree weapons misconduct and fifth-degree weapons misconduct Sept. 6, after he called Alaska State Troopers to report his girlfriend threw a beer bottle at his head and made him bleed. Johnson refused to give his girlfriend’s name or to tell dispatchers where he was. Troopers traced the call to Persinger Drive in North Pole and contacted Johnson in the driver’s seat of his car. Johnson had a fresh cut on his head and smelled like alcohol. Johnson registered a preliminary breath-alcohol content of 0.361. Troopers found a Ruger P95 9 mm handgun on the floorboard, and a records check showed it was reported stolen in Anchorage.

• Rousie Sui, 37, of Fairbanks, was charged with scheming to defraud, fraudulent use of an access device, obtaining and access device by fraudulent means and second-degree theft Sept. 5. According to charging documents, a man contacted Fairbanks police Sept. 1 to report he received a Costco Visa credit card bill with an outstanding balance of $10,160.39 for a card he never received or used. The man said he contacted Costco and had been told Sui was an authorized user on that account and made all of the charges. The man told police he did not know Sui and did not authorize her to use his account. Costco staff told police their own investigation showed Sui had helped the man sign up for the credit card while she was employed there and had added herself to his account without his knowledge. She requested her own card and began using it in June to make purchases at Costco, Costco Fuel and other places. When interviewed by police, Sui admitted she added herself to the man’s account and said she’d checked the balance recently and was aware it exceeded $10,000.

Sui said her family had recently experienced money problems, her husband was out of work and had surgery, and she used the card for travel to Anchorage, lodging, food and school supplies.

Dorothy Chomicz