State of Alaska

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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

A Detachment ...No news reported.

B Detachment

  • AK18001668

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft 4th degree, Trespass 1st degree, Criminal Mischief 5th degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/08/2018 at approximately 1105 hours, AST responded to a report of a diesel fuel theft from a business located on Frontier Dr in Wasilla.  Investigation revealed someone stole approximately 60 gallons of fuel, valued at approximately $180.00 from a tank located on the property between 01/05/2018 and 01/08/2018.  During the process, the subject cut the fuel line causing approximately $75.00 in damage.  Investigation is continuing.        

    Posted on 1/9/2018 6:45:35 AM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK18001775

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/8/18 at approximately 1300 hours, AST responded to a residence on Douglas Road in Wasilla for a report of a burglary.  Investigation revealed that someone forced entry into an unoccupied residence and stole a dog house.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call AST at 745-2131.

    Posted on 1/9/2018 6:47:36 AM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK18001662

    Location: Willow
    Type: Burglary, Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/08/2017, AST responded to Willow for a report of a Burglary / Theft from remote work site on WILLOW FISHHOOK in Willow.   N. HOUSE stated someone broken into their work site.  A skid steer was used to steal items and transport them to a second vehicle.  The a fence was damages when the suspects drove the skid steer through the fence.  The video surveillance equipment is being unitized at the incident location for possible suspects.  The dollar amount of the items and damage is approximately $5000.  A possible suspects are been looked at and the investigation is ongoing.  The public is encouraged to contact Alaska State Troopers dispatch at 352-5401

    Posted on 1/9/2018 6:49:14 AM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK18001717

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Burglary, Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/08/2018 at approximately 1348, AST responded to the area of Schulz Drive for a Burglary.  Investigating revealed that the residence doors were open and several electronic items were missing.  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 1/9/2018 6:51:49 AM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK18000401

    Location: Meadow Lakes
    Type: Criminal Mischief

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/02/2018, at approximately 1826 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to the vicinity of Pittman Rd. and Farm Field Place for a call of a criminal mischief incident.  Investigation revealed that sometime between 12/31/17, and 01/02/18, suspect(s) used a knife to puncture a hole in a truck tire.  Anyone having information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers or MATSU Crimestoppers at 745-3333.  The investigation continues.

    Posted on 1/9/2018 6:57:04 AM by DPS\csmarkiewicz

  • AK18000212

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On  01/02/2018, at approximately 0452 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to the vicinity of Barra Loop for a report of a theft of a mail cluster box.  Investigation revealed that sometime in days previous suspect(s) removed a mail cluster box from its mounting pedestal.  Anyone having information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers or MATSU Crimestoppers at 745-3333.  The investigation continues.

    Posted on 1/9/2018 6:59:09 AM by DPS\csmarkiewicz

  • AK18001677

    Location: Houston
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/8/18 at 1530 hours Alaska State Troopers responded to a business on Parks Highway to locate STEVEN ANDREW MEYER age 44 of Wasilla who had an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear original charge of MICS 3.  S. MEYER was arrested without incident and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial where he was held on $100 bail.

     

    Posted on 1/9/2018 7:33:03 AM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK18001643

    Location: Willow
    Type: Burglary, Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/08/2017, AST dispatch received a report of a Burglary / Theft from a residence on GOOD FISHIN in Willow.   The complainant stated someone broken into their remote cabin.  The video surveillance equipment is being unitized at the incident location.  The dollar amount of the items was approximately $2000.  A possible suspect has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.  The public is encouraged to contact Alaska State Troopers dispatch at 352-5401

    Posted on 1/9/2018 7:35:30 AM by DPS\jscovey

C Detachment

  • AK18001555

    Location: Nome
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/7/18 at 2130 hours The Alaska State Troopers received a report of overdue campers.  The investigation revealed that Leonard Lastine and Guadalupe Zaragoza had gone camping 10 miles out of Nome on 1/6/18 and were supposed to return on 1/7/18.  When they didn't return friends went looking for them but did not locate them.  A search and rescue was initiated. Nome Volunteer Search and Rescue sent two hasty teams to the area and located Lastine and Zaragoza in good condition.  The weather had deteriorated and they decided to wait for the weather to improve to travel.  Lastine and Zaragoza returned to Nome with the searchers.

    Posted on 1/9/2018 9:01:39 AM by DPS\amwitrosky

D Detachment

  • AK18002075

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Domestic Violence Criminal Mischief/Assault in the Third Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On January 9th, 2017 at 2110 hours, The Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance. The caller than disconnected and would not answer any call back. The Alaska State Troopers responded and the investigation resulted in the arrest of Christina Ahmaogak, 32 of Fairbanks for two charges of Domestic Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and Domestic Assault in the Third Degree. Christina was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center without incident.  

    Posted on 1/9/2018 11:57:26 PM by DPS\jwthomas2

  • AK18001841

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On January 8th, 2017 at 2230 hours AST responded to a report of an individual trespassing at a residence. AST contacted Kenny Matthews, age 39, of Fairbanks. Matthews was on conditions of release in case 4FA-17-02350CR not to be at the residence and not to contact an individual who was at the residence.  Matthews was arrested for Violating Conditions of Release and remanded at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

     

    Posted on 1/9/2018 1:10:00 AM by DPS\jnbarnes

E Detachment

  • AK18001800

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DVPO Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On January 8th, 2018 at approximately 1858 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to Fred Meyer, Soldotna for a report of a DVPO violation. Investigation revealed Rudy G. Ayson, age 66 of Soldotna, violated an active DVPO. Ayson was arrested for the DVPO violation and transported to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility where he was held without bail.

    Posted on 1/9/2018 2:19:44 AM by DPS\asgault

  • AK18001391

    Location: Homer
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/9/2018, at approximately 2020 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop Kittiwake near East End Rd. Troopers contacted Steven Whaley,48, of Homer. Investigation revealed he was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.  Whaley was arrested and Transported to Homer Jail for a breath sample; after which he was remanded to Homer Jail.

     

    Posted on 1/9/2018 5:10:36 PM by DPS\lakumfer

  • AK18002008

    Location: Sterling
    Type: MVC-D

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1-9-18 at 1509 hours the Alaska State Troopers responded to a single vehicle collision at mile 66 Sterling Highway.  Investigation revealed Richard Peterson (71 YOA of Soldotna) was driving his 2003 GMC Suburban southbound when he lost control on the icy road and went into the ditch.  The vehicle struck a berm from the road construction causing major damage to the front end.  The vehicle was totaled as a result of the collision.  No injuries were reported and Peterson was wearing his seatbelt.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

    Posted on 1/9/2018 6:43:16 PM by DPS\rasimmons

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17088975

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Too many divers participating on commercial sea cucumber vessel

    Dispatch Text:

     

    On 12-28-2017 and 12-29-2017 the Alaska Wildlife Troopers summonsed Douglas Mcrae (64), Daniel Easley (29), and John Wilson (31) all from Washington. They were cited for diving from a commercial sea cucumber dive vessel with three divers conducting diving operations and landing sea cucumbers during an open period.  Only two divers are allowed to dive from a CFEC registered vessel and land commercially harvested sea cucumbers.  This offense requires a mandatory court appearance in the District Court in Ketchikan.

     

    Posted on 1/9/2018 9:32:22 AM by DPS\medobson

  • AK18001796

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Take Goat- Closed Season

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/9/18, Kodiak AWT contact Richard Dela Cerna, 24 YOA, of Kodiak, AK concerning his 2017 goat hunt. Investigation found Dela Cerna had shot a goat in a draw permit area while only possessing a registration goat permit. Dela Cerna was issued a summons for Take Goat- Closed Season. Dela Cerna was given an arraignment date of 2/2/18 in Kodiak District Court.

    Posted on 1/9/2018 5:06:11 PM by DPS\lsnicholson

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.