Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Saturday, January 11, 2020

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

A Detachment

  • AK20002371

    Location: Sterling
    Type: DV CM5 / DV Terroristic Threatening II / Interfering w/ RPT of DV Crime

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/10/2020 at approximately 2020 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in the Robinson Loop area of Sterling upon the report of a disturbance. 18-year-old Louis Redmon of Sterling was contacted nearby. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Redmon on the charges of domestic violence Criminal Mischief in the Fifth Degree, domestic violence Terroristic Threatning in the Second Degree, and Interfering with the Report of a Domestic Violence Crime. Redmon was transported and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial on the charges

    Posted on 1/11/2020 6:35:57 AM by DPS\kmgill

  • AK20002020

    Location: Nikiski
    Type: Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/9/20 at approximately 1452 hours the Alaska State Troopers recieved report of a theft of fuel on Alaskan Way in Nikiski. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect has been siphoning gas out of cars in the area. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact AST at 907-262-4453.

    Posted on 1/11/2020 8:10:03 AM by DPS\cdwebb

  • AK20002360

    Location: Girdwood
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/10/2020 at approximately 1752 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a third-party report indicating a party of four hikers was near the Historical Mine on Crow Creek Pass trail when an avalanche occurred. The initial report indicated two of the hikers were digging out the third hiker, and the whereabouts of the fourth were unknown. Multiple agencies including the U.S. Forrest Service, Alyeska Ski Patrol. Girdwood Fire, and the Rescue Coordination Center responded to assist. The group of hikers were able to self-rescue and hike out prior to rescuers arrival at their location. Upon arrival at the trail-head, they confirmed only 3 individuals had been in their party. Additionally, they indicated they had broken the trail going in, and no one else had been present in the area of the avalanche.  

    Posted on 1/11/2020 3:14:33 PM by DPS\jwking

  • AK20002357

    Location: Nikiski
    Type: Felony DUI & Refusal

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/10/2020 at approximately 1729 hours, Soldotna AST was conducting patrol at approximately MP 19 of the Kenai Spur Highway when a vehicle was found off an embankment. The driver was identified as Mark Lowther, age 53 of Kenai. Lowther was found to have been driving while impaired. Investigation revealed Lowther had three prior DUI convictions in the last 10 years. Lowther was arrested for Felony Driving Under the Influence and later charged with Felony Refusal to Submit to Tests. Lowther was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial Facility, no bail.

    Posted on 1/11/2020 7:19:33 PM by DPS\bbturner

  • AK20002444

    Location: Sterling
    Type: Burglary

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/11/2020 at approximately 1113 hours, Soldotna AST received notification of a burglary that occurred on Zenith Drive. Investigation revealed several structures were burglarized and many items were stolen. Of the stolen items a black 2000 Argo ATV, a green Polaris MV7 four-wheeler, and approximately 30 firearms were reported stolen. The investigation is ongoing and AST is requesting that anyone with information contact Soldotna AST at 907-262-4453.

    Posted on 1/11/2020 7:26:07 PM by DPS\bbturner

B Detachment

  • AK20002111

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault 4th Degree; Criminal Mischief 5th Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/09/20 at 2313 hours, AST responded to a residence on Winter Way in Wasilla for the report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Forrest Shumaker, age 27 of Wasilla, assaulted a family member and damaged private property during the incident. Upon AST arrival, Shumaker fled the scene and was later arrested for the original charges of Assault in the 4th Degree and Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree. Shumaker was transported to the MSPT facility in Palmer where he was remanded into custody and held without bail.

     

    Posted on 1/11/2020 4:18:35 AM by DPS\lephillips

  • AK20002377

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault 4th Degree; Attempted Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/10/20 at 1934 hours, AST responded to the Three Bears Store near mile 7 of Knik Goose Bay Road in Wasilla for the report of an attempted theft of merchandise. A female suspect assaulted a store employee during the incident and fled the scene prior to AST’s arrival. A person of interest has been identified and the investigation continues.

     

    Posted on 1/11/2020 4:30:28 AM by DPS\lephillips

  • AK20002405

    Location: Sutton
    Type: Criminal Mischief 5th Degree; Interfere With Report of DV Crime

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/11/20 at 0141 hours, AST responded to a residence in Sutton for the report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Sonya Charles, age 36 of Sutton, damaged private property and prevented the victim from calling 911 during the incident. Charles was arrested for the original charges of Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree and Interfering With the Report of a DV Crime. Charles was transported to the MSPT facility in Palmer where she was remanded into custody and held without bail.

     

    Posted on 1/11/2020 4:36:26 AM by DPS\lephillips

C Detachment

  • AK20002511

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On January 11, 2020 at approximately 1941 hours the Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an assault on Balika Lane. The investigation revealed a juvenile was assaulted by three other juveniles who fled from the area. The suspects were described as wearing all dark clothing and wearing "Purge" masks. Footprints in the immediate area revealed the suspects were likely wearing "Vans" style shoes and "Xtratuf" style boots. Based on evidence in the area, the suspects likely walked from the Arctic Tern area towards Lilly Drive. Any one with information leading to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the Kodiak AST post at 907-486-4121 or Kodiak Crime Stoppers.

    Posted on 1/11/2020 10:46:18 PM by DPS\tstilley

  • AK20001779

    Location: Savoonga
    Type: Assault 3 X4 (DV), Animal Cruelty, Tampering with Evidence, MIW 4, Criminal Mischief 3 (DV)

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/10/2020 Alaska State Troopers responded to Savoonga for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed 38 YOA Andy Penayah had placed family members in fear of imminent physical injury with a firearm while intoxicated, physically assaulted other family members, directed a juvenile victim to remove physical evidence, damaged the property of another in an amount exceeding $750, and killed a puppy belonging to the children in the household. Andy was arrested and transported to AMCC where he was held on the above charges pending arraignment.

     

    Posted on 1/11/2020 9:31:30 AM by DPS\omnolywaika

  • AK20001215

    Location: Gambell
    Type: Assault 2, 3, 4 (DV)

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/6/2020 while in Gambell, Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault. Investigation revealed 18 YOA Javen Slwooko-Campbell had placed a juvenile family member in fear of imminent physical injury with a dangerous weapon and caused her physical injury by strangling her. Javen was charged with Assault 2, 3, and 4 (DV) and transported to AMCC where he was held on no bail pending arraignments.  

     

    Posted on 1/11/2020 9:32:18 AM by DPS\omnolywaika

  • AK20002420

    Location: Koyuk
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/9/2020 Troopers contacted 27 YOA Deedee Adams in Koyuk. Adams was arrested on a $1,000 felony warrant for violating conditions of release. Adams was transported to AMCC.

     

    Posted on 1/11/2020 9:33:40 AM by DPS\omnolywaika

  • AK20002374

    Location: Stebbins
    Type: Assault 4th X2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/10/2020 at 1932 hours, Troopers received a report of an assault in Stebbins. 26 YOA Jordan Otten had placed two juveniles in fear of imminent physical injury and was arrested for two counts of Assault 4th. Jordan was held at Stebbins public safety building pending arraignment.

     

    Posted on 1/11/2020 11:43:50 AM by DPS\omnolywaika

D Detachment

  • AK20002449

    Location: Newtok
    Type: Vehicle Theft II, Criminal Mischief IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On January 11, 2020 at 1316 hours, Sandra Ayuluk (34 YOA) of Newtok reports her 2019, Honda Four traxx was taken from her driveway in the middle of the night. The vehicle was later returned but the vehicle was damaged. Troopers are looking for any information related to this incident.

    Posted on 1/11/2020 2:32:23 PM by DPS\eajohnson

  • AK20001955

    Location: North Pole
    Type: DV Assault 2, DV Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On January 10, 2020 at approximately 1630 hours, AST contacted JoMarie Kougl-Schut, age 30 of North Pole, after receiving a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Kougl-Schut had assaulted one of her children. Kougl-Schut was remanded to FCC for one count of Domestic Violence Assault in the 2nd degree, and DV Assault in the 4th Degree, where she was held without bail.

    Posted on 1/11/2020 7:19:03 AM by DPS\ksmayfield

  • AK20002482

    Location: North Pole
    Type: MIW5,Unlawful Contact 1, VCOR x3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/11/2020 at approximately 1530 hours the Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on Repp Road for an equipment violation.  The driver, William Reames II, age 41 from North Pole failed to inform Troopers he was in possession of a firearm.  Further investigation determined Reames violated his Conditions of Release by contacting a person he was prohibited from contacting.  Reames was arrested for VCOR x3, MIW 5th, and Unlawful Contact 1st and was remanded to FCC where he was held without bail pending arraignment. 

    Posted on 1/11/2020 8:24:19 PM by DPS\glstephens

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK20002243

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: No Biodegradable Escape Mechanism

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/11/2020, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Shad McConnell (50 of Ketchikan) for failing to have biodegradable cotton twine on personal use Dungeness crab gear.  This is offense has a set fine of $120 and does not require an appearance in the First Judicial Court in Ketchikan.

    Trooper: MHE0

     

     

    Posted on 1/11/2020 1:18:20 PM by DPS\mheldridge

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.