Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, November 28, 2019

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

A Detachment

  • AK19083468

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/28/19 at approximately 0930 hours the Alaska State Troopers responded to an address on Horace St in Soldotna for a welfare check. Investigation revealed Michael Lacava, age 61, was deceased. No foul play is suspected. Next of kin has been notified.

    Posted on 11/28/2019 7:01:02 PM by DPS\cdwebb

  • AK19083477

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/27/2019 at about 1842 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report of a suspected intoxicated driver at a business in the 2800 Block of South Tongass Highway,  Investigation revealed that the driver Alexandra Kelly, age 24 of Ketchikan was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol.  Kelly was transported and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center.

    Posted on 11/28/2019 1:32:53 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

  • AK19083498

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Warrant Arrest, VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/27/2019 at about 1829 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted and arrested Christian Mathers, age 21 of Ketchikan in the 2800 Block of South Tongass Highway. Mathers had an outstanding arrest warrant reference VCOR.  Further investigation revealed that Mathers was violating current conditions of release by possessing drug paraphernalia.  With the assistance of Ketchikan Police Department Mathers was transported and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center with bail set at $5,000.  AST would like to thank Ketchikan Police Department for their assistance with the investigation. 

    Posted on 11/28/2019 1:56:44 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

B Detachment ...No news reported.

C Detachment

  • AK19049599

    Location: Togiak
    Type: SAM1, SA1, SAM2, SA2, SAM3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/28/2019, at approximately 1215 hours, Alaska State Troopers flew to the village of Togiak in an attempt to find a subject with an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  Wilbur Sharp, age 56 of Twin Hills, was located and arrested.  Sharp was transported to the Dillingham Jail where he was remanded with a bail of $100,000.00 for the charges of Sexual Abuse of a Minor 1, Sexual Assault 1, Sexual Abuse of a Minor 2, Sexual Assault 2, and Sexual Abuse of a Minor 3.

    Posted on 11/28/2019 3:07:06 PM by DPS\csmarkiewicz

D Detachment

  • AK19083214

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Vehicle Theft 1st, Evidence Tampering, Criminal Trespass, & VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/27/2019 at 1149 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report about an individual dragging away vehicles with a backhoe in the Farmers Loop area.  Investigation determined Raymond Sharp, age 51 from Fairbanks towed away a truck with his backhoe without permission.  Sharp attempted to hide the truck in his yard by covering it with other items.  Sharp was arrested for Vehicle Theft 1st, Evidence Tampering, Criminal Trespass 1st, and VCOR.  Sharp was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was held without bail pending arraignment.

    Posted on 11/28/2019 8:41:16 AM by DPS\dwbozman

  • AK19083606

    Location: FAIRBANKS
    Type: DV ASSAULT/ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF/PROBATION VIOLATION

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/28/19 at approximately 1856 hours, Fairbanks AST received a report of a domestic disturbance. Troopers responded and investigation showed that Rebecca Watkins, age 48 of Fairbanks, had damaged items in the apartment as well as put the caller in fear. Watkins was also on probation and not supposed to consume or possess alcohol. Watkins provided a partial PBT of .267. Watkins was arrested and remanded at Fairbanks Correctional Center for Assault 4, Criminal Mischief 4, and a Probation Violation where bail was set at No Bail.

    Posted on 11/28/2019 10:24:12 PM by DPS\cihudson

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers ...No news reported.

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.