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Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 3:21 pm

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.


• Addison G. Cox, 20, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a man three times in the back Thursday at the Fairbanks Correctional Center sleepoff area.

Cox was taken into custody for being a minor consuming alcohol at the Moore Bartlett Skarland dormitory complex at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, university police said. He told police he had been drinking and was argumentative, loud and spitting, police said.

At the jail, he registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.221 on a handheld preliminary breath test device.

At sleep-off, he was calm for a few minutes and then began punching a man who appeared to be sleeping, police said. The assault was captured on a surveillance camera.

• Matthew C. McNiel, 21, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly pushing and kicking his girlfriend and cutting her hair and hair extensions early Thursday morning at a home on the 6800 block of Chena Hot Springs Road.

McNiel’s girlfriend had swelling on one of her cheeks and bruises and scrapes on her elbows, knees and hips, Alaska State Troopers said.

She told troopers McNiel had asked her to leave after a four-hour argument about infidelity, when she returned later to get her things she said he attacked her and broke her iPhone by throwing it against a door.

McNiel told troopers he held his girlfriend down when she came back to his place to get her things. He said he cut the hair extensions because he had paid for them. He had a bloody scratch on his left wrist, troopers said.

He also was charged with criminal mischief.


• Everett L. Herbert, 39, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence after he was stopped at 4:34 a.m. April 24 on Cushman Street.

Fairbanks police received two reports of a possible drunken driver in Herbert’s vehicle, according to the criminal complaint against him.

Herbert failed field sobriety tests and refused to take a chemical alcohol test, police said.

He also was charged with driving with a revoked license.

Multiple charges

Calliope Roseann Clauson, 26, of Fairbanks, was charged with first-degree felony vehicle theft and driving and DUI for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle while intoxicated at 8:46 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Grenac Road and Farmers Loop.

Clauson was stopped for running a stop sign, troopers said.

She admitted drinking alcohol and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.246, more than the legal limit of 0.08.

The owner of the SUV she was driving told troopers he knew Clauson but didn’t give her permission to drive his vehicle.

Clauson also was charged with driving with a suspended driver’s license.

— Sam Friedman

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