Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, October 8, 2017

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

A Detachment

  • AK17072228

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: NVOL, Permitting Unauthorized Person to Drive

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/07/2017 at about 1849 hours, the Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford Focus near the intersection of Trollers Lane and North Tongass Highway.  The vehicle was stopped for having no headlights activated in the dark.  The driver was identified as a 13 year old, male juvenile from Ketchikan. The juvenile was released to his parent and issued a Summons for  operating a motor vehicle with No Valid Operator's License.  Further investigation revealed that the passenger and owner of the vehicle identified as Connie McReynolds, age 54 of Ketchikan allowed the 13 year old juvenile to drive the vehicle.   McReynolds was issued a Summons for Permitting an Unauthorized Person to drive.

    Posted on 10/8/2017 12:51:17 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

  • AK17071466

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in the 2nd Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/04/2017 at about 1848 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted Paul Ripplinger, age 63 of Ketchikan at Bar Harbor.  Ripplinger was found to be out of compliance as a registered sex offender and failed to complete his required paperwork.  Ripplinger was issued a Summons at the scene.

    Posted on 10/8/2017 12:56:46 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

  • AK17072321

    Location: Craig
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On October 8, 2017 at about 9:40 AM, Prince of Wales based troopers contacted 27 year old Craig resident Ashlee Jones at her residence.  Jones was arrested for her $5,000.00 warrant and transported to Craig Police Department where she was remanded.

    Posted on 10/8/2017 11:45:55 AM by DPS\lnparrish

B Detachment

  • AK17072330

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Lost Property

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/08/17 at approximately 1210 hours, Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to contact a citizen about a lost firearm.  Investigation revealed that on 10/07/17, the pistol was lost from a vehicle in the vicinity of Rayne Drive in Wasilla and not noticed until later.  Anyone having information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers or MATSU CrimeStoppers at 745-3333 or 


    Posted on 10/8/2017 1:05:28 PM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK17072225

    Location: Palmer
    Type: REDDI, Felony DUI, DWLR, DUI Alcohol

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/7/17 at approximately 1829 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report of a maroon Chevrolet Tahoe driving recklessly and at high speeds in the area of the Old Glenn Hwy and Plumley Rd.  Troopers arrived and stopped the vehicle in a nearby parking lot and contacted two occupants, Austin Curato age 31 and Robert Harrigan age 56, both of Anchorage.  Investigation revealed Curato was driving during the REDDI report time period and switched seats with Harrigan prior to AST arrival.  Further investigation revealed both individuals were operating the vehicle while impaired by alcohol.  Curato had two prior DUI convictions within 10 years and had a revoked license for a prior DUI.  Curato and Harrigan were arrested and transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility.  Both were remanded into custody with Harrigan to be released on his own recognizance and Curato with $1000 bail and a third party custodian requirement.

    Posted on 10/8/2017 5:01:57 AM by DPS\nmurphy

  • AK17072271

    Location: Willow
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/07/2017 at approximately 2341 hours, Alaska State Troopers were conducting an investigation at Newman’s Hilltop Tesoro in Willow when a Chevrolet Pickup drove up to the scene.  The driver of the Chevrolet, Corey James Shields, age 39 of Anchorage, was subsequently contacted.  An investigation revealed Shields was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  Shields was placed under arrest for DUI, transported and remanded to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer.


    Posted on 10/8/2017 6:51:49 AM by DPS\wskirksey

  • AK17070951

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/03/2017 at approximately 1030 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft in the Palmer area. The victim reported that four rims and tires were taken from a yard. The estimated value approximately $3800.00.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.


    Posted on 10/8/2017 7:26:54 AM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK17072212

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/07/17, at approximately 1825 hours, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a vehicle in the ditch near the intersection of Bogard Road and N. Catalina Drive in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Dale Young, age 34, of Wasilla, was under the influence of alcohol when he drove his vehicle in to the ditch. Young was placed under arrest for DUI and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial where he was given a $500.00 cash performance bail.  

    Posted on 10/8/2017 1:48:47 AM by DPS\clrussell

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK17072240

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI/Warrant arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On October 7th, 2017 at approximately 9 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI Report in Fox.  Troopers contacted a vehicle matching the description and the driver, Christopher Vanemmerik, age 58 of Fairbanks.  Investigation revealed that Vanemmerik was driving under the influence of alcohol.  Vanemmerik was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear and for DUI.  He is charged with Driving Under the Influence, Violating Conditions of Release and two counts of Driving While Revoked/in Violation of Limitations.

    Posted on 10/8/2017 1:38:41 AM by DPS\ngjohnson

  • AK17072279

    Location: Ester
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/8 /2017 at approximately 0215 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted Mandy Cadzow at the Ester Transfer Site in Ester. Investigation revealed Cadzow had an outstanding warrant for her arrest on the original charge of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance IV. Cadzow was arrested for her warrant and transferred to the Fairbanks Correctional Center for remand. Bail was set at $250.00.

    Posted on 10/8/2017 3:48:53 AM by DPS\makessler

  • AK17072280

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4 (DV)

    Dispatch Text:

    On October 8, 2017 at approximately 2:56 am, the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks contacted Donald Kellogg, age 49 of North Pole, at a residence in North Pole. Subsequent investigation resulted in Kellogg's arrest on one count each of Assault 4, Unlawful Contact, and VCOR. Kellogg was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was held without bail.

    Posted on 10/8/2017 4:04:57 PM by DPS\sohessler

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17054190

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Unsworn Falsification 2nd Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/07/2017 at approximately 0850 hours, Kodiak AWT charged Simi Laulu Jr., age 41 of Federal Way, WA, with unsworn falsification in the 2nd degree.  Investigation revealed Laulu had purchased a 2017 Alaska Resident Commercial Fishing Crewmember license, while he did not qualify as an Alaska resident.  Laulu was issued a summons with an arraignment date of 11/17/2017 in Kodiak District Court.


    Posted on 10/8/2017 11:55:52 AM 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.