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Public Safety Report — Dec. 1

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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 11:57 pm

FAIRBANKS — 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.


• Darlene Reena Herbert, 64, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching her granddaughter in the face and throwing a baby swing at her on Nov. 24.

Herbert’s daughter told Fairbanks police what began over an argument about the TV being too loud escalated to personal insults and assault. She said she was carrying her 3-month old daughter when Herbert attacked.

•Kasey Cryer, 29 of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly threatening to beat up his mother at her home early Tuesday morning.

She told Fairbanks police he came over and threatened to beat her up when she refused to give him money. He has been arrested for beating her up before, she said.

•Shawnna L. Montello, 19, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly kicking a Fort Wainwright military police officer in the groin on Nov. 18.

Montello was in the vehicle that was stopped at the gate and was detained so she could be investigated for being an minor consuming alcohol, police said.

While at the police station she tried to punch a police officer and kicked another, police said. Police said she also made threats to harm officers and


She was additionally charged with being a minor consuming alcohol.


• Haley K. McCaig, 26, of Fairbanks, was charged with DUI.

McCaig was stopped at 10:11 p.m. Feb. 23 at the College Road and University Avenue intersection for twice failing to signal, according to the criminal complaint.

McCaig admitted to drinking and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.099, troopers said.


• A TV and two X-box video game consoles were reported stolen from a home on the 500 block of 7th Avenue on Thursday. The home didn’t appear to have been broken into, according to Fairbanks police logs.

• Fuel oil was reported stolen from a home on Bentley Drive Friday, according to Fairbanks police. It’s also possible the residents used all the fuel, police said.

Multiple charges

• William Andrew Fichthron, 38, of North Pole, was charged with DUI and misdemeanor weapons misconduct.

Troopers contacted Fichthorn about 8:31 a.m. Nov. 22 on the road shoulder at 358 Mile Richardson Highway.

He seemed lethargic and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.212, troopers said.

He was charged with weapons misconduct because a trooper said he had a .45-caliber handgun in his vehicle.

Fichthorn pleaded guilty to DUI Nov. 23 and was sentenced to serve five days in jail and pay a $1,500 fine.

— Sam Friedman

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