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.


• Nicholas Olanda Andre Joehill, 28, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony third-degree assault and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault Sept. 12. According to charging documents, Joehill threatened a woman with a knife Sept. 12 and threw another woman to the ground Sept. 7.

• Richard Fred Lane, 53, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Sept. 12, after Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance at Lakeview Terrace Drive. According to charging documents, Lane’s wife told troopers he was intoxicated and she told him not to drink anymore. Lane called a cab and returned with an 18-pack of beer, which she started pouring out onto the ground. Lane punched her in the chest, and she grabbed a metal bar to protect herself.

Multiple charges

• Misty Marvel Cartes, 41, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief and violating conditions of release Sept. 11, after her husband reported she head-butted him and was destroying their house. The man told Alaska State Troopers that Cartes had been gone three days and returned home intoxicated. Troopers entered the home to contact Cartes, and she tried to shut the door on them while drinking from an alcohol bottle, according to charging documents. Troopers found a broken TV in the living room and another broken TV in the bedroom. Cartes registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.393. A records check showed Cartes was not supposed to drink alcohol as a condition of release in a previous court case.

• Bryan Savak Mathew Roof, 24, of North Pole, was charged with two counts of third-degree weapons misconduct and one count of fifth-degree weapons misconduct Sept. 11 in connection with an Aug. 24 incident. According to charging documents, Alaska State Troopers contacted stopped Roof for a license plate violation and impounded the vehicle after discovering Roof did not have insurance and could not provide proof of ownership. Troopers searched the vehicle and found a sawed-off shotgun between the driver’s seat and the door.

• Kelo Ronin Smoke, 43, of Fairbanks, was charged with second-degree drugs misconduct, failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer and violating conditions of release Sept. 11. According to charging documents, Alaska State Troopers saw Smoke at the Chena Pump transfer site and tried to contact him about an active arrest warrant. Smoke sped away, almost crashed into a tree and eventually rolled the ATV he was driving into a ditch on Chena Hills Drive. He was captured after a short foot chase. Smoke told troopers he ran from them because he didn’t want to get shot. Troopers searched Smoke and found a six-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon, 14.76 grams of methamphetamine, 2.11 grams of heroin and an electronic scale in his backpack. Smoke told troopers he found the backpack at the transfer site and didn’t know what was inside it. Smoke was also charged with three counts of violating conditions of release for missing random drug tests, failing to maintain his GPS electronic monitoring ankle bracelet and entering an area he was excluded from.

Dorothy Chomicz