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Posted: Monday, October 8, 2012 11:19 pm | Updated: 11:36 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

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.


Charlotte Cherylynn James, 31, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly kicking her boyfriend in the rear Thursday morning.

A Fairbanks police officer said he was driving near the intersection of 14th Avenue and Cushman Street when he saw James kick her boyfriend.

James told police she kicked him because she said he took $20 from her and would not give it back.

Shots fired

Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of shots fired about 11:10 p.m. Saturday on Thomas Edison Way in the North Pole area. Nobody was injured and a white, newer-model Ford pickup with its lights off was seen driving way, troopers said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call troopers at 451-5100.


Brittney D. Tabone, 21, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, was charged with second-degree felony theft for allegedly stealing a cello from the University of Alaska Fairbanks fine arts building in June. Charges were filed Friday.

The cello, along with its bow and case were reported missing June 2, university police said. Police contacted Tabone on July 11 because she had been working as a janitor at the fine arts building in June. She admitting taking the cello, police said.

Multiple charges

Keith Wayne Sims 21, of Fox, was charged with second-degree felony theft and second-degree felony assault for allegedly choking his ex-boyfriend until he lost consciousness before stealing his jewelry and cell phone Sep. 23.

Sims’ ex-boyfriend had ruptured blood vessels in his left eye and bruises on his head neck and body, Fairbanks police said.

Sims ex-boyfriend told Fairbanks police he unexpectedly found Sims in his house. Sims refused to leave and said he wanted to have sex, his ex-boyfriend said. The ex-boyfriend said Sims assaulted him when he refused to have sex and took a phone away when he tried to call for help.

Eventually, Sims’ ex-boyfriend said he managed to hit an emergency call button on his home alarm system. At this point, he said, Sims put him in a head lock and choked him until he lost consciousness. When he woke up Sims was gone along with his cellphone and his mother’s $2,200 sapphire diamond engagement ring, he said.

Sims also was charged with interfering with a domestic violence report.

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