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Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 11:48 pm | Updated: 1:00 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, Alaska State 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.


• Burglaries were reported Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in North Pole, according to Alaska State Troopers.

In the burglary reported Tuesday, thieves took copper wire and a 1992 Ford F250 worth a combined $15,000 from a business.

Troopers are asking anyone with information to call troopers at 451-5100.

The other reported thefts were home burglaries that took place some time in the last two week. Troopers provided no information except to say they are being investigated.

• Burglaries were reported Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in Delta Junction according to Alaska State Troopers.

On Monday, a 37-inch TV was reported stolen from a Third Avenue apartment.

On Tuesday, an Xbox was reported stolen from another apartment.

On Wednesday, a resident of Berm Road reported someone broke every window in his house, broke windshields on nearby cars, burnt a motorcycle and stole several items including pocket rocket miniature motorcycles. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call Alaska State Troopers at 895-4800.


• Jo Ann Malamute, 57, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly throwing a chair at a woman in the village of Koyukuk on the afternoon of May 27.

The victim told Alaska State troopers Malamute threw the chair at her because she was upset about an electric meter being moved. She also said Malamute stole her electric meter, worth about $100.

The victim had a half-inch bruise on her elbow, troopers said.

Malamute told troopers she grabbed the chair and hit it on the floor. She took the meter to hook up to her house, she said. It had a note on it saying it didn’t work and she left in on the front porch of the Koyukuk City Office, she said.

She also was charged with third-degree theft, a misdemeanor

• John Charles Spencer, 54, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching another man in the face May 27, allegedly causing a broken nose and a split lip.

Spencer told Fairbanks police he punched the other man multiple times in the face after the other man called him a name and pushed him.


Cecil A Cox, 51, of Tok, was charged with driving under the influence after Alaska State Troopers reported finding him in the ditch at 1319 Mile Alaska Highway at 12:26 a.m. Monday.

Cox was passed out in the driver’s seat with the engine running, troopers said. He said he had been drinking, and there was an open can of Miller Genuine Draft on the dashboard beverage holder, troopers said.

He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.125 percent, more than the legal limit of 0.08.

Cox has been convicted of DUI at least once before, troopers said.

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