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Public Safety Report - Aug. 9

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Posted: Monday, August 8, 2011 11:15 pm | Updated: 1:17 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.

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.

DUI

• William Alexander Burnett, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence for allegedly driving while drunk at 2:40 a.m. Saturday on University Avenue near Davis Road.

Burnett was stopped because one of his headlights was out.

He said he had eaten alcoholic chili and was impaired, according to the criminal complaint against him.

He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.093, more than the legal limit of 0.08.

• Douglas Wayne Pitka Jr., 25, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence for allegedly driving while drunk at 12:05 a.m. Saturday on College Road near Danby Street.

Pitka was driving 49 mph in a 35 mph zone, Fairbanks police said. When asked for his registration and proof of insurance, he submitted two unrelated pieces of paper, police said.

He failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.240, police said.

• Jon Wayne Lafleur, 24, of Eielson, was charged with driving under the influence for allegedly driving while drunk Saturday in the Tanana Apartments parking lot in North Pole.

Lafleur was stopped for not use a turn signal, North Pole police said.

He told police he had drunk alcohol and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.174.

• Justen D. Jacobson, 20, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence for allegedly driving while drunk at 7:27 p.m. outside the Tanana Valley State Fair.

Jacobson was stopped for not wearing a seat belt, Alaska State Troopers said.

He told troopers he had not been drinking and refused to take field sobriety tests or a chemical alcohol test.

He also was charged with minor consuming alcohol and minor operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol.

Assault

• Brigido H. Salcedo, 52, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly grabbing his girlfriend by her hair and pushing her into a building Friday afternoon in a parking lot near the Old Steese Highway and College Road.

An trooper reported witnessing Salcedo yank a bag of groceries from his girlfriend’s hands and grab her hair.

His girlfriend had a red swollen area on the right side of her face.

When confronted, Salcedo was belligerent and head-butted the patrol car so hard that blood poured out of his forehead and nose, troopers said.

He also was charged with criminal mischief.

• Jacklynn N. Chambers, 22, of Fort Wainwright, was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence assault for allegedly throwing a pot of hot soup at a man Sunday on Fort Wainwright.

Chambers was in an argument with the victim about personal matters when she began throwing household containers at him, Fort Wainwright police said. She threw a pot of boiling water and noodles on him, causing what appeared to be second-degree burns, police said.

• Nuiqsut residents Bonnie J. Hopson, 48, and Solomon R. Bolt, 29, were charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly beating up a family member early Sunday morning at a Wedgewood Drive apartment.

The victim had a bloody nose, scratch marks on her forehead, on her neck and on the tops of her hands, Fairbanks police said.

She told police she had felt sick that night and came home early. Hopson, her mother, came home and began assaulting her, she said. She said she woke up her cousin, Bolt, to help, but her cousin held her down while her mother beat her.

Hopson gave police a different account, saying the victim assaulted Bolt and assaulted her, but police found this account did not fit with the injuries of all three parties.

Hopson also was charged with harassment for allegedly spitting at a Fairbanks police officer as she was being taken to jail.

Multiple charges

Brian Matthew Scott, 43, of Fairbanks, was charged with two felonies after allegedly leading Fairbanks police on a chase through South Fairbanks and running into a tree. During part of the chase, Scott’s hood flew up in front of his windshield, blocking his view, police said.

Police reported trying to stop Scott at Rickert Street and 17th Avenue for driving with only one headlight. When police tried to stop him, Scott made several turns and ran at least one stop sign, police said.

At Gillam Way, he reportedly hit a steel bench and ran into a tree in front of the Carol Brice Center.

Police found him in the woods behind Hospice of the Tanana Valley with the help of a police dog. He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.188.

Because he has two prior convictions for driving under the influence in the past ten years, Scott was charged with felony driving under the influence. He faces additional charges for driving with a revoked driver’s license, driving without a court-ordered Ignition Interlock Device and leaving the scene of an accident.

He also was charged with first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a police officer, another felony.

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