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 

• David Eli Bradley, 43, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Oct. 5. According to charging documents, Bradley’s estranged wife told Alaska State Troopers he locked her in a walk-in closet, then entered the closet, put his hand down her shirt and tried to get her cellphone away. Bradley told troopers they argued and he tried to get her phone out of her bra but never grabbed or hit her, according to charging documents. 

• Kiowa Ray William Fifer, 21, of Healy Lake, was charged with felony third-degree assault Oct. 5 after Alaska State Troopers responded to Healy Lake for a domestic assault report. Fifer’s girlfriend told troopers that he punched her in the face and hit her on the forehead with the handle of a .44 magnum. Fifer told troopers that he “tapped” the woman’s forehead with the handle during an argument.

• Dwight Clark Babcock Emerson, 37, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault Oct. 6 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report from Emerson’s roommate. The man said Emerson was intoxicated and had shoved him across a room after he asked Emerson to do the dishes. Emerson told troopers the man “fell on purpose,” according to charging documents. 

 

DUI 

Kiana Kathleen Peters, 21, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence Oct. 5 after Fairbanks police responded to a possible DUI involving a red Ford Focus at Glacier Street and E Street. Peters failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.168, according to charging documents.

 

Multiple charges

• Paul Leon Andrew Nickoli, 33, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony third-degree assault, first-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct Oct. 5 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report that he was throwing rocks at a home and kicking the door. Troopers found Nickoli walking in the road while carrying an ax, a hammer and a large walking stick. Nickoli was detained after trying to walk away and later tried to get out of the patrol vehicle multiple times. Nickoli’s stepfather told troopers he let him spend the night at his home and woke up to find Nickoli holding a piece of rebar in his hand. The man said he thought Nickoli was going to “cave my head in,” according to charging documents. 

• Christopher John Wes Luke, 37, of Fairbanks, was charged with felony second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools Oct. 5 after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a man trying to steal a piece of furniture at a Ravenwood Avenue property while armed with a crowbar. The caller told troopers he found Luke looking through items on his property and Luke said someone named Stephanie gave him permission to be there. Troopers searched Luke for weapons and found a bag with wire cutters, a screwdriver and multiple pairs of pliers, according to charging documents.

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