Crime & Courts

VPSO supervisor charged with damaging parked car that blocked her pickup

FAIRBANKS – A Fairbanks woman who oversees the village public safety officer program for the Tanana Chiefs Conference has been charged with felony criminal mischief.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 41-year-old Jody Juneby-Potts is accused of using her pickup July 4 to push a sedan parked at Tanana Lakes Recreation Area, causing nearly $3,000 damage.

Prosecutors say she backed into a sedan, pushed it 10 feet, then moved it a second time. She's also charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a misdemeanor.

Juneby-Potts told Alaska State Troopers that the car had blocked her in and she could not leave. Investigators determined the car was moved 33 feet.

Juneby-Potts became the VPSO coordinator in 2013.

Her attorney did not immediately respond to a message requesting comment Thursday.