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Public safety report — Sept. 15

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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:47 pm | Updated: 1:27 pm, Wed Jan 16, 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.

Assault

• Kenneth Paul Thumma, 48, of Fairbanks, was charged with second-degree felony assault for allegedly choking a woman and punching her in the face early Tuesday morning at a home on the 3300 block of Dale Road.

The victim had a raspy voice, seemed to have trouble swallowing and had swelling on her right cheek, Alaska State Troopers said. She was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

A witness told troopers he heard about a fight at his house and came home to pull Thumma off the victim.

Troopers found Thumma in the woods near the home with the help of a police dog.

• Jason Dean Clark, 36, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly threatening to kill his wife Monday night at a home on the 1800 block of Lillian Street.

His wife told Fairbanks police Clark punched their wedding picture during an argument. He became more angry when she told him she was going to call police, she said. She then picked up their daughter because she did not think Clark would hurt her if she was holding the baby, she said. Clark picked up her cell phone, shattered it on the ground and said, “If you call the police and I get in trouble I am going to kill you,” she said. He then went outside and disabled her vehicle so she could not drive away, she said.

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

Fraud

Tyler Chase Turley, 22, of North Pole, was charged with second-degree fraud for allegedly using someone else’s credit card to buy more than $300 in goods and services Monday and Tuesday at the Johansen Expressway big box stores.

The owner of the credit card told Fairbanks police he lost the card at Walmart and later found someone made charges at Walmart, Chili’s Restaurant, Sports Authority, Holiday Inn Express and Carl’s Jr.

A Holiday Inn Express employee told Fairbanks police the man who used the card to pay for a one night stay had not yet checked out.

Police arrested Turley in his room at the hotel. He told police he saw the owner of the card drop it and did not return it. He said he was recently homeless and used the card to buy food, clothing and lodging because he had nowhere else to go. He had the credit card in his wallet, police said.

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