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.
A Fairbanks man involved in an ATV accident Sunday morning along the Parks Highway near Sheep Creek Road was arrested on a charge of felony driving under the influence of alcohol.
A University of Alaska Fairbanks police officer came upon Shawn Michael Dunlap, 42, as he was lying/kneeling in the ditch adjacent to the Parks Highway near Sheep Creek Road about 10:30 a.m. A witness on scene had witnessed Dunlap wreck his 2009 Suzuki ATV and stopped a few seconds before police arrived.
When the officer checked on Dunlap, he immediately recognized that Dunlap was intoxicated. His speech was so slurred the officer couldn’t understand him, police wrote in the criminal complaint. Dunlap was arrested for DUI and transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was released about four hours later and taken to the police station, where he registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.131 percent.
• Eric Lee Kline, 35, of Fairbanks, was charged with DUI following a traffic stop early Saturday morning. Troopers stopped Kline at 3:36 a.m. for speeding on the Richardson Highway near the Mitchell Expressway on ramp. He was going 68 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Troopers said Kline appeared intoxicated and admitted to drinking three or four beers at the Circle M bar over the course of 5 1/2 hours, according to charging documents. He failed field sobriety tests and had a breath-alcohol content of 0.175 percent, more than twice the legal limit. Kline has one prior DUI conviction in June 2002, the trooper report noted.
• A tip from a bar bouncer led to the drunken driving arrest of a Fairbanks man on Saturday morning. Kurtis Dale Nash, 27, was charged with DUI after Fairbanks police received a report from a bouncer at the Hideout bar.
The bouncer called police at 12:38 a.m. to report that Nash was highly intoxicated and falling down in the parking lot and that he refused a cab before driving off, according to a criminal complaint. Police pulled Nash over shortly after on the Old Steese Highway.
Nash could not stand up without falling and had a breath-alcohol content of 0.294 percent, well more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
• Autumn S. Vanzile, 22, of Fairbanks, was arrested and charged with DUI after troopers came upon her Dodge Caravan parked on the shoulder of Farmers Loop Road early Saturday morning. The vehicle’s lights were on and it was running when troopers stopped to check on it at 4:23 a.m.
According to a criminal complaint, it appeared someone had just urinated outside the driver’s door. A female passenger in the car was highly intoxicated and Vanzile told troopers she had just picked her up from a party and had stopped so the woman could vomit. Vanzile initially said she hadn’t been drinking but later admitted to having a shot of alcohol earlier in the evening. Her speech was somewhat thick and slow, the trooper report noted.
Vanzile failed field sobriety tests and had a breath-alcohol content of 0.105 percent.
• Amber Nichole Thompson, 30, of Fairbanks was arrested and charged with DUI as the result of a traffic stop Saturday. North Pole police stopped Thompson after spotting her 1995 Dodge 1500 weaving on the Richardson Highway. Police said the truck crossed the fog line three times within one-quarter mile and crossed onto the rumble strip.
When police contacted Thompson, she smelled strongly of alcohol and appeared intoxicated. Thompson admitted drinking four beers before driving and failed field sobriety tests. She had a breath-alcohol content of 0.128 percent.
Thompson was also charged with sixth-degree misdemeanor misconduct involving a controlled substance after police found a small plastic box in the center console of the truck containing 1.7 grams of marijuana.
• North Pole police arrested Christopher Adam Dunbar, 21, of Fairbanks, on a DUI charge after stopping him for speeding on the Richardson Highway Saturday. Dunbar was going 74 mph, according to a criminal complaint.
Police said Dunbar appeared slowed and confused and he had trouble following directions. He admitted to drinking four beers before driving and smelled of alcohol. Dunbar’s breath-alcohol content was measured at 0.099 percent.
Dunbar was also cited for speeding.
• A Stevens Village man who told police he was driving a drunken friend to the gas station was arrested on a DUI charge early Sunday morning.
Police stopped Charles David Evans, 51, at 3:39 a.m. on the Old Steese Highway for making an improper turn, having a defective taillight and improper display of registration. Evans appeared intoxicated and told police he drank four shots of whiskey at the Arctic Bar. His breath-alcohol content was 0.142 percent.
Evans was also charged with driving with a revoked driver’s license. He told police he knew his license was revoked but decided to drive because he was trying to drive an intoxicated friend to the gas station.
• Kenneth Martin Brown, 59, of North Pole, was arrested and charged with DUI following a call reporting a possible drunk driver. North Pole police stopped Brown’s 2011 Ford F150 on Badger Road.
Police said Brown appeared confused and disoriented and exhibited other signs of intoxication. He admitted drinking four or five beers at the Badger Den prior to driving, according to the criminal complaint. His breath-alcohol content was 0.197 percent.
• A Fairbanks man who was sleeping his truck in the parking lot of McDonald’s on Geist Road was arrested and charged with DUI on Sunday morning.
Kelden Tyler Hawks, 21, was arrested after a man approached a trooper patrol car at the intersection of College Road and University Avenue at 7:13 a.m. and reported an unconscious man in a pickup truck in the parking lot of McDonald’s.
A trooper found Hawks’ pickup parked horizontally across two parking spots with him passed out in the driver’s seat of the running vehicle. Upon waking him, the trooper said Hawks had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Hawks told the trooper he was waiting for his roommate to wake up so he could get in his residence. He said he had been drinking the night before and was waiting for a text message from his roommate.
Hawks failed field sobriety tests and had a breath-alcohol content of 0.116 percent.
An intoxicated Fairbanks man who fired a shotgun outside his bedroom window only 100 feet from a neighbor’s house was arrested on Thursday.
Daniel Braumberger, 63, was charged with fourth-degree weapons misconduct and reckless endangerment, both misdemeanors.
Several troopers responded to a report of shots fired at 4005 Fahrenkamp Avenue on Thursday at around 12:10 p.m. Upon arriving, troopers recognized the residence as one they had previously responded to for a similar call.
A trooper was able to contact Braumberger by phone inside the house and talked him into coming out of the house unarmed. Braumberger was intoxicated and told troopers he was drinking whiskey and that he was unable to figure out how to unload his shotgun. He showed troopers a pistol-grip, 12-gauge shotgun and told them he had pointed it out of his second-story bedroom window in an upward direction before firing it so he could unload it.
Troopers found four spent 12-gauge shotgun shells near Braumberger’s bed. According to a criminal complaint, Braumberger was so intoxicated he was unable to walk up the stairs without having troopers catch him from falling. His speech was slurred and he continually had spit spraying from his mouth as he talked, troopers said.
Troopers observed a hole in the eave above Braumberger’s window where he indicated he had fired the gun. Braumberger’s home was surrounded by houses on all sides, the closest of which was 100 feet from his bedroom window.
A man reported to police on Sunday night that someone had broken into his apartment at the Tamarack Inn on Minnie Street and stole his flat screen television while he was gone. There were no suspects.
A 2003 Jeep Wrangler reported stolen from outside a residence on 17th Avenue sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning was found burned on the Tanana River dike at the end of South Cushman Street. The Jeep was reported stolen early Saturday night. The owner told police the vehicle was locked with a set of keys in the glove box.