December 29, 2010

Tis Wed. -9 at the airport. Not too bad. Dark.

Yokel gnus is nnott ttoo mmucchh. We cleared the laundry room/hall/bath complex last evening in preparation for a guy coming today to install some new flooring to cover up the 1980s pattern we suddenly realized looked sort of awful. Found a few things I had lost. Should do this more often.

Local news is  this and that. Not much of interest. They caught a burgler who heisted $100,000 plus of gold and jewels. Wow. His partner in crime has his picture plastered on the front page, so it’s likely he will be in custody soon.

We have a long PR today that reveals much of the human condition. I left out the DUIs–


• Margaret Ellen Albert, 47, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault after she allegedly struck her boyfriend Monday night in the 1500 block of Stacia Street because his pants were down and she thought he was about to have sex with another woman.

• Robert James Barrow, 28, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault after he allegedly threatened his ex-girlfriend Oct. 24 at Club Manchu. Barrow was eventually restrained by other patrons, according to charging documents.

• Dudley Patrick Clark, 31, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault after he allegedly pushed his pregnant girlfriend and slapped her hand Friday morning at their Frida Way home. Clark reportedly wanted to take the couple’s young child to the home of his girlfriend’s parents, located on the same property, but she would not allow him to because the temperature was 38 degrees below zero. He reportedly told troopers he only brushed the woman aside when trying to leave and there had been accidental contact with her hand, according to charging documents.

• Gareth Dale Frank, 26, of Venetie, was charged with fourth-degree assault after he allegedly punched his girlfriend during an argument about firewood Thursday in Venetie, then struck his mother in the forehead when she confronted him. He admitted to both assaults when Alaska State Troopers contacted him later at the village airport, according to charging documents.

• A North Pole man is accused of choking his girlfriend Saturday in the 1400 block of Sixth Avenue in North Pole. The woman told North Pole police that Russell W. Grasmick, 30, also punched her in the mouth and smashed her cell phone to keep her from calling police, then using a knife to stab cabinets in the kitchen. She told police she believed Grasmick might killer her or attack her with the knife, according to charging documents. Grasmick has been charged with felony counts of second-degree assault and third-degree assault.

• Meghan Mary Hasbrouck, 22, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault after she allegedly punched her boyfriend Thursday night in the 1600 block of Washington Drive after he spent their last $60.

• Edward Francis Hunter, 47, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault after he allegedly punched another man in the eye without provocation July 29 beneath a bridge.

• David Agundez Johnson, 43, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault after his girlfriend told Fairbanks police Saturday that he woke her up by pulling her hair and then punched her in the head repeatedly at Third Avenue home near Lincoln Street. The woman had to be taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Johnson was arrested a short time later at the Mecca bar.

• Patricia Johnson, 47, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault after she allegedly hit her boyfriend in the back of the head early Saturday morning at a Timberland Drive home. The man, who had previously had neck surgery, told authorities he believed Johnson knocked him out for about a minute and he was unable to move his head after the attack.

• Riley A. Morry, 32, of Anaktuvuk Pass, was charged with fourth-degree assault after he allegedly threw a cell phone at his son, hitting him in the arm and chest, Friday, at the Fairbanks Holiday Inn Express. He also was charged with misdemeanor drugs misconduct because a used marijuana pipe was found on the bed in the room, according to charging documents.

• A Fairbanks woman is accused of threatening her husband with a knife following a dispute about online dating Thursday. Candida Amaris Ruiz, 21, has been charged with third-degree assault, a felony. Ruiz’s husband told Fairbanks police the couple had been married a month after dating a month. They met on a dating website, but issues developed when he discovered she was still listed as single on the site even though they agreed to delete their profiles, according to charging documents. When he confronted her at their Yako Court home, she yanked the cords out of their computers and threw them across the room. After he went upstairs, he saw her holding a knife at the bottom of the stairs, but ran into a bedroom when he saw she was holding a knife. She then repeatedly stabbed the door and yelled at him because she could not see the rest of her family for Christmas, according to charging documents. Ruiz reportedly did not dispute the story he told police.

• Kenneth Paul Thomas, 47, of Fairbanks, was charged with fourth-degree assault after he allegedly punched an acquaintance in the face Thursday night after being asked to leave a home in the 100 block of Second Avenue because he passed out. Fairbanks police arrested Thomas after a brief foot pursuit, according to charging documents.

Multiple charges

• A Fairbanks woman is accused of driving drunk to see her estranged husband Monday, then punching him in the face. Lindsay Carlene Charlie, 30, has been charged with driving under the influence and fourth-degree assault. The man told troopers Charlie was intoxicated and aggressive when she showed up at the Mountvista Drive home where he was staying, but soon left on-foot. He followed her down the road in a car, but when she got in, she punched him in the face, and he “saw stars,” according to charging documents. Charlie’s breath-alcohol content at the time of her arrest was 0.105.

• A Fairbanks woman is accused of ransacking her ex-boyfriend’s home after he refused to share a hotel room with her. Marilee Virginia James, 28, has been charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief, and a misdemeanor count of violating a protective order. James’ ex told troopers that despite taking out a protective order last month, the couple had drinks at the Westmark Hotel Dec. 6. Afterward, he told her he wanted to go to his room alone, and she left. But when he returned to his Gruening Way home the next morning, someone had smashed his TV, ripped doors of their hinges, poured wine on the floor and dumped bleach on his clothes. Damage to all of the items was estimated at $1,300. James denied entering the home when contacted by troopers last week, according to charging documents.

Vehicle theft

Lee Robert Jones, 18, of Fairbanks, was charged with first-degree vehicle theft, a felony, after authorities contacted him Wednesday night at the city snow dump in a 1999 maroon Oldsmobile 88 reported stolen just 30 minutes before from the Jubilee Christian Center. Jones gave “inconsistent” stories about how he came to drive the vehicle, including that it belonged to his 13-year-old brother who had been given the car a few days ago, according to charging documents. He also was charged with driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor.

It’s easier to understand the flood described in Genesis after reading the PR.

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