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Public Safety Report — April 22, 2012

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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2012 12:17 am | Updated: 1:51 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.


• Bryan Joseph, 33, of Minto, was charged with third-degree felony assault for allegedly choking the mother of his child Monday morning in Minto.

The mother of his child told Alaska State Troopers she was walking down the road Monday when someone came out of nowhere and pushed her behind the knees so that she fell onto the ground. She saw it was Joseph and said he pushed his forearm onto her throat to choke her and then suddenly got up and walked away without a word.

She had a scrape on her forehead and on her left knee, troopers said.

Joseph had dried blood around his nose and lips and smelled strongly of alcohol, troopers said. When asked what happened he said “ask my lawyer,” troopers said.

• Jason R. Sherrer, 32, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a woman in the face Sept. 30 on Phillips Field Road. Charges were filed April 13.

The victim had a bloody nose and swollen bruises, Fairbanks police said.

She told police Sherrer had been upset at her earlier in the day after he saw old pictures of an ex-boyfriend on her phone.

She later went to pick him up to go to breakfast at Denny’s and said he was lying on some cement blocks on Phillips Field Road in winter clothes and a backpack, acting like he was dead. He freaked out when she tried to get him up and punched her while they struggled on the ground, she said.

Another witness who was with the victim saw the punch, police said.

• Aaron Matthew Johnson, 20, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly pulling his girlfriend to the ground by her hair in the view of several witnesses Wednesday afternoon on College Road near Crossover Way.

Four witnesses who do not know Johnson told Fairbanks police they saw Johnson arguing with a woman, pull her to the ground by her hair twice and also grab her by the back of the neck.

The victim had a red area on the back of her neck, police said. She said she did not want to talk to police and did not want her boyfriend to get in trouble.

• Jacquelyn Nicole Evans, 25, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly scratching her boyfriend, throwing a remote control at him and throwing his belongings in the street Wednesday night at a home on the 500 block of Ninth Avenue.

Evan’s boyfriend said Evans ripped him out of bed and pushed him during an argument she started because he did not fix her vehicle.

Evans told police she did push her boyfriend and throw his belongings on the road, saying “he should have left when I told him to,” according to the criminal complaint against her.


• Bryan Keith Harley, 28, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence after another driver reported seeing him intoxicated spinning brodies at 9:02 p.m. Monday in the Water Wagon parking lot.

Harley told troopers he had not been spinning brodies, but said he had driven to the Water Wagon and drank a 24-ounce can of malt liquor.

He registered a breath alcohol content of 0.219, more than the legal limit of 0.08.

He also was charged with violating probation conditions for drinking alcohol and calling a girlfriend he was under court orders not to contact.

• Lora Lee Janneck, 27, of Fairbanks, was charged with DUI after she was stopped 1:04 a.m. Wednesday on College Road near University Avenue.

Janneck was stopped for having her passenger-side headlight out, troopers said.

She failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.082, troopers said.

• Casey Lee Gorrod, 38, of Fairbanks, was charged with DUI after he was stopped at about 2:35 a.m. Wednesday on Cushman Street and 30th Avenue.

Gorrod was stopped for having a tail light out, Fairbanks police said.

He told police he had one vodka tonic about an hour earlier.

He registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.124.

• David P.J. Scalcucci, 32, of North Pole, was charged with DUI after he was stopped at about 2:04 a.m. at Cushman Street and 23rd Avenue.

Scalcucci was stopped for speeding, Fairbanks police said.

He failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.147, police said.


Rodney J. Grant, 30, of Fairbanks, was indicted last month on a count of failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer for a crime that allegedly took place March 14.

Grant also was charged with reckless driving and cited for speeding and failure to use a turn signal, improper lane change and failure to have proper mud flaps or fenders.

Sexual abuse

Daniel F. Weir, 37, of Fairbanks, was indicted last month on five counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor for abuse that allegedly occurred in 2005, 2008, 2011 and February 2012. Two victims, one younger than 16 years old, one younger than 14 years old were identified in the indictment.


Fairbanks residents Jessica Nicole Brown, 19, and Cassandra Sabrina Ann Fickus, 21, were both charged with second-degree felony theft for allegedly trying to steal more than $500 in jewelry from the Fort Wainwright Exchange Tuesday and Wednesday.

An Exchange employee told military police Brown and Fickus were seen hiding jewelry boxes in a shopping basket and then going to the changing rooms. The shopping basket they had was later found with empty jewelry boxes, the employee said.

Brown and Fickus told police police they stole jewelry Tuesday, which they sold to Gold Rush Fine Jewelers. They also were going to sell what they stole Wednesday, they said. They signed a written confession, police said.

Multiple charges

Cody Rodell Ladig, 32, of Fairbanks, was charged with first-degree felony vehicle theft and felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer after allegedly leading Fairbanks police on a 85 mph chase Tuesday Evening on Farmers Loop near Farmers Loop Extension.

Police said Ladig sped away faster when police tried to stop him for driving 68 mph in a 50 mph zone. At the end of Farmers Loop Extension he ran away and was caught, police said.

He told police he ran because he had a revoked license. He said he borrowed the vehicle from a friend to carry trash.

The owner of the vehicle told police she had met Ladig once and did not give him permission to drive it. It had several dents and scratches that were not there the last time she saw it about a week before, police said.

Ladig also was charged with driving with a revoked license.

— Sam Friedman

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