State of Alaska

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, January 11, 2018

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

  • AK18002462

    Location: Klawock
    Type: MIW V

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/11/2018, Prince of Wales Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the Craig/Klawock Highway for a moving violation. The driver, 19 year old Taan Morrison of Hydaburg was discovered to have a concealable firearm on his person. Morrison did not disclose to AST that he was in possession of the firearm during the initial contact. It was further learned that Morrison was advised by AWT on 1/7/2018 that he must disclose the possession of the firearm during contact with law enforcement. The firearm was seized and Morrison was issued a criminal citation and released on scene.

    Posted on 1/11/2018 4:03:02 PM by DPS\rhjensen

B Detachment

  • AK18002483

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Burglary 1st, Theft 2nd

    Dispatch Text:

    Update: On 01/11/2018 at approximately 1439 hours, the vehicle was located on the corner of Meadow Lakes Loop and Milton Lane from a Facebook tip. The investigation is still on going.


    On 01/11/2018 at approximately 1303 hours, AST responded to the area of Carousel Way for a report of a Burglary.  Investigating revealed that the residence doors were left unlocked and several electronic items, power tools, and a grey 2002 Dodge Dakota were missing. The dollar amount of all the items was approximately $9000.The investigation is ongoing at this time.  The troopers are requesting that anyone with information on this to contact the Troopers at 907-352-5401


    Posted on 1/11/2018 5:43:20 PM by DPS\mdbarela

  • AK18002515

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft, Criminal Trespass

    Dispatch Text:

    On January 11, 2018 at about 1436 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a possible theft in progress on Fairview Loop near Snowshoe Elementary School.  Investigation revealed someone had broken into a connex and stole multiple items over a period of time.  No suspects were located on scene, but a small green sedan was observed on scene by a third party prior to AST arrival.  Anyone with information reference this incident is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 352-5401.

    Posted on 1/11/2018 4:16:00 PM by DPS\drbrom

  • AK18002388

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Vehicle Theft 1st Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/11/2018 at approximately 0822 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a stolen Polaris side-by-side, black and yellow in color, in the area of W. Coghlan in Wasilla. The ATV was taken sometime in the last 24 hours and is valued at approximately $11,500.00.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131.


    Posted on 1/11/2018 4:35:32 PM by DPS\pasimasko

C Detachment

  • AK18002343

    Location: Koliganek
    Type: SAR/Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/10/18 at about 1953 hours, AST in Dillingham received a report of an overdue hunter in the village of Koliganek.  Investigation revealed, 24 year old Jairus Nelson, departed the village on foot to go hunting earlier in the day and has not returned.  A hasty team was sent to look for Jairus.  Jairus was located at approximately 2129 hours about two miles from village deceased.  The investigation continues.  No foul play is suspected.  The SME requested Jairus’ body be transported to Anchorage for autopsy.  Next of Kin have been notified. 


    Posted on 1/11/2018 3:07:44 PM by DPS\dbeastwood-koleszar

D Detachment

  • AK18002266

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On January 10, 2018 at approximately 4:27 pm, the Alaska State Troopers contacted Sean Gallaher, age 28 of Fairbanks, at his residence in Fairbanks. Gallaher was subsequently arrested on four outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants that were issued for Failure to Appear in three court cases with the original charges of False Information, Driving While License Suspended, and DVPO Violation. Gallaher was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center and held on a $2500 bail.

    Posted on 1/11/2018 5:02:35 PM by DPS\sohessler

  • AK18002406

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On January 11, 2018 at approximately 9:07 am, the Alaska State Troopers contacted April Jordan, age 51 of Tanana, at the Alaska State Trooper post in Fairbanks. Jordan was subsequently arrested for an outstanding felony arrest warrant that was issued for Assault in the Third Degree. Jordan was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center and held without bail.

    Posted on 1/11/2018 5:09:02 PM by DPS\sohessler

  • AK18002161

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Suicide

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/10/18, at approximately 1031 hours, The Alaska State Troopers received a report that there was a deceased person at the Farmers Market on College Road. Initial investigation indicated that 62 year old Paul Koehler of Fairbanks had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. EMS responded and pronounced him dead on the scene. The body was sent to the Alaska State Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy. Next of kin has been notified and there are no signs of foul play.

    Posted on 1/11/2018 5:45:56 PM by DPS\kdfreeberg

E Detachment

  • AK18001788

    Location: Seward
    Type: Theft 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1-8-17 at 1435 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of someone had syphoned gas from a vehicle off Meridian Avenue near Seward.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers in Seward at 907-224-3346.

    Posted on 1/11/2018 1:45:39 PM by DPS\mazweifel

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17070999

    Location: Juneau
    Type: No Sport Fish License

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/10/18, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau post, issued Danny Boswell, age 53, of Wasilla, AK a citation for sport fishing without a valid sport fish license.  Boswell was given a $210 fine out of the Juneau District Court.

    Posted on 1/11/2018 8:56:55 AM by DPS\srkuzakin

  • AK17082725

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Misconduct Involving Weapons 4th, No Hunting License, Nonresident Alien Take Deer Without Metal Locking Tag, Nonresident Alien Take Game Without a Guide, Deer Harvest Tickets Required, Unlawful Methods of Taking Game, and Unlawful Possession

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/9/18, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau post, issued court summonses to Alejandro Perez, age 33, of Juneau, Marco Mojarro, age 32, of Juneau, and Efrain Mojarro, age 37, of Juneau for multiple wildlife violations.  A Wildlife investigation showed the hunting party were involved in the taking a Sitka Blacktail Deer on the Greens Creek Mine road system on Admiralty Island by shooting from the roadway.  Further investigation showed two hunters did not have the proper hunting licenses, tags, and metal locking tags.  Arraignment has been set for February 8th, 2018, at 1100 hours in the Juneau District Court.

    Posted on 1/11/2018 9:22:03 AM by DPS\srkuzakin

AK Bureau of Investigation ...No news reported.

AK Bureau of Highway Patrol ...No news reported.

AK Bureau of Judicial Services ...No news reported.

AK Div of Fire and Life Safety ...No news reported.