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.


Terrell W. Coger, 45, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face Friday at a home on the 400 block of Fourth Avenue.

Coger’s girlfriend had a large bruise below her left eye and her cheek bone area was swollen and reddish, Fairbanks police said.

She told police Coger punched her once in the eye.

Her 4-year-old daughter reported seeing Coger push her mother twice.

Coger told police he did not punch his girlfriend. He said his girlfriend slapped him and kicked him during and argument. In response, he said he pushed her back. She must have hit something that caused the bruise, he said.


Michale Lee Lewis Pagh, 38, of North Pole, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly having methamphetamine in her purse and a meth pipe with residue in her bra during a traffic stoop Thursday at Cushman Street and 22nd Avenue.

Pagh was in a vehicle with a man on probation who was stopped for a seatbelt violation, Fairbanks police said.

At the request of the probation officer, police searched the vehicle.


• Mary Cheryl Gene, 36, of Tok, was charged with felony driving under the influence after an employee at the Airport Way Sourdough Fuel identified her as a possible drunk driver at about 8:09 a.m. Thursday.

Fairbanks police stopped Gene at the McDonald’s parking lot.

Gene failed field sobriety tests and told police she drank some Mike’s Hard Lemonade at a barbecue the night before.

She refused to take a chemical alcohol test.

She was charged with a felony because she has DUI convictions in a 2007 Fairbanks case and a 2009 Tok case.

She also was charged with driving with a revoked license.

• Jakob Riyadh Pulsifer, 19, of North Pole, was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident for allegedly hitting a light post.

The light post, at the Fairbanks-side Badger Road and Richardson Highway intersection, fell down blocking the road at 1:10 a.m. Friday, Fairbanks police said.

Pulsifer was found about a block away with obvious damage to his grey Toyota sedan. He told police he damaged his car by falling on it during a baseball game.

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

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


Daniel Schacht, 30, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor weapons misconduct for allegedly firing a shotgun into the ground at 2 a.m. May 31 in a wooded area north of 20th Avenue.

Fairbanks police responding to a report of a gunshot were not immediately able to locate the source of the shot but then got a call from Schacht saying he fired the shotgun.

Schacht appeared intoxicated, police said. He told police he had just had another child he had not been aware of and showed police where he had fired a single shotgun shell into the ground.

On a handheld preliminary breath-alcohol test he registered a 0.247.