Dustin Weller, 37, of North Pole, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly slapping his wife in the face and pulling her hair Tuesday night at a home on the 1500 block of Peggy Road in the North Pole area.
Weller’s wife had a red spot on her cheek, troopers said.
She told troopers Weller had been yelling at her and later slapped her. She said she slapped him back and that he then pulled her to the ground and slapped her three or four more times.
Weller told troopers they had been in a verbal argument and that if anyone should go to jail it should be him.
Amber Jonker, 35, of North Pole, was charged with driving under the influence for allegedly driving down the street to look for her daughter at about 1:13 a.m. Wednesday on Lisa Ann Drive.
Jonker told troopers responding to an assault report that she had three drinks but had not been driving, according to the criminal complaint to her. She later said she had been driving “long enough to be drunk driving,” troopers said.
She registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.222, more than the legal limit of 0.08.
• Some 600 feet of welding lead was reported stolen from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Training School Wednesday, according to Fairbanks police logs. The thieves removed a section of a fence to gain access.
• Someone reported a man armed with a hammer and screwdriver was trying to steal property Tuesday on the 700 block of 23rd Avenue, according to Fairbanks police logs. The suspect was described as a white man, balding on top with long hair in back. He was wearing a green vest.
— Sam Friedman