State of Alaska

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Wednesday, November 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

  • AK17079097

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Suspicious Circumstances

    Dispatch Text:

    UPDATE: Alaska State Troopers have contacted the subject who made the inflammatory comments and it has been determined that no crime has been committed. 

    On 11/05/2017 at about 1520 hours the Alaska State Troopers were contacted by the Legislative Affairs Agency who advised that inflammatory comments had been made on social media towards State Legislators and requested that AST investigate.  Investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 11/6/2017 2:26:33 PM by DPS\mapeters . Edited on 11/8/2017 11:09:30 AM by DPS\mapeters

  • AK17079745

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Sexual Assault 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/8/17, at about 0759 hours, Lemon Creek Correctional Center staff reported to Juneau based Alaska State Troopers that on 11/7/17, at about 1651 hours, a 41 year old male inmate touched a female prison staff member on the groin.  State Troopers responded and investigated.  A charge of Sexual Assault 2 is being forwarded to the Juneau District Attorney's Office for prosecution.

    Posted on 11/8/2017 3:50:39 PM by DPS\npzito

  • AK17079795

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/8/17, at about 1030 hours, Lemon Creek Correctional Center staff reported to Juneau based Alaska State Troopers that on 11/7/17, at about 1613 hours, a 41 year old male inmate and a 26 year old male inmate had got into a physical altercation in the jail.  The 41 year old male sustained minor injuries and had to be treated at the Bartlett Regional Hospital.  Incident is under investigation

    Posted on 11/8/2017 3:52:16 PM by DPS\npzito

B Detachment

  • AK17078536

    Location: Copper Center
    Type: NVOL, Probation Violaton

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/03/17 at approximately 0105 hours, AST stopped a black Dodge pickup near mile 108 Richardson Hwy after it was observed crossing the fog line. The driver was identified by AK ID as Alece Miller, age 21 of Copper Center. A records check confirmed that Alece is ID only with an OL status of revoked. Alece is also currently on probation.  Alece was issued a criminal citation to appear at court at a later time for NVOL and charges of PTRP will be forwarded to the DAO for review.

    Posted on 11/8/2017 2:47:38 PM by DPS\bpendres

  • AK17078814

    Location: Copper Center
    Type: VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/03/17 at approximately 2343 hours, AST stopped a black Escalade near mile 103 Old Richardson Hwy for an equipment violation. A passenger, Joel Hicks, age 30 of Copper Center was contacted and found to be in violation of his conditions of release. Investigation resulted in Hicks being charged with VCOR, DC and resisting arrest. After being taken into custody and issued criminal citations to appear in court, Hicks was subsequently released to a sober adult.

    Posted on 11/8/2017 2:58:01 PM by DPS\bpendres

  • AK17079810

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/08/17 at approximately 1130  hrs. Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Wasilla resident found deceased in his home.  A friend reported he located 71 year old, MARK JOHNSON unresponsive during a welfare check.  The State Medical Examiner and Alaska State Troopers responded to the residence off PIONEER PEAK DR in Wasilla. State Examiner concluded foul play was not a factor and JOHNSON died of natural causes. 

     

    Posted on 11/8/2017 4:56:07 PM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK17079610

    Location: Willow
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/07/2017, at approximately 1424 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a blue Chevrolet Impala near mile 71 of the Parks Highway, in Willow, after observing the driver to be a wanted suspect.  Troopers contacted Michael J. Masek, age 32, of Willow, driving the vehicle and were aware he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Failure to Appear at Arraignment on the charges of MICS IV and MIW IV .  Masek was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was remanded on a $500 bail.

     

    Posted on 11/8/2017 8:29:07 AM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK17079709

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/7/2017 at approximately 2204 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota SUV for an equipment violation near Big Lake  Road and Meadowood Drive. The driver was identified as Joshua L. Ogle, 42 YOA of Big Lake. An open container of alcohol was observed inside of the vehicle. An investigation revealed Joshua was impaired by alcohol. Joshua was arrested for DUI and transported to Matsu Pretrial in Palmer. Bail O/R.

    Posted on 11/8/2017 1:42:01 AM by DPS\lrsilva

C Detachment

  • AK17079861

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/8/17 at about 1215 hours, the Togiak Village Public Safety Officer contacted and arrested Garrett Moses for a outstanding Bench warrant for failure to appear.   Moses was arrested and remanded to the Dillingham Jail where he is held pending arraignment.

    Posted on 11/8/2017 1:58:39 PM by DPS\dbeastwood-koleszar

  • AK17079477

    Location: New Stuyahok
    Type: Assault III, Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/7/17 at about 0905 hours, AST in Dillingham was notified of an assault in the village of New Stuyahok.   Subsequent investigation revealed 31 year old Blunka Wassilliey Jr  assaulted a village member with a dangerous instrument and provided alcohol to a minor.   Wassilliey was arrested by the local Village Police Department and remanded to the local jail pending arraignment.  Alcohol was a factor in the assault.

    Posted on 11/8/2017 2:01:45 PM by DPS\dbeastwood-koleszar

  • AK17079807

    Location: Ekwok
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/8/17 at about 1113 hours, AST in Dillingham was notified of a death in the village of Ekwok.   Investigation revealed 52 year old Albert Wallona died as a result from a terminal illness.  No foul play is suspected. Next of kin have been notified.   The State Medical Examiners office was contacted and released the body to the family.

    Posted on 11/8/2017 2:05:15 PM by DPS\dbeastwood-koleszar

  • AK17078217

    Location: St. Mary's
    Type: Assault 3, Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/1/17, at approximately 1717 hours, St. Mary's AST received a report of a disturbance at a local St. Mary's residence.  Subsequent Investigation revealed Russell Cornelius-Age 30 of St. Mary's, assaulted a 30 year old female by punching and threatening her with a firearm and a machete at a residence they shared.  Following the initial assault the female fled the area in a vehicle with a second female-age 28.  Cornelius jumped on a four-wheel and chased them down the roadway while threatening them with a chainsaw.  Cornelius fled the area and has not been located.  Cornelius is charged with four counts of Assault in the Third Degree and one count of Assault in the Fourth Degree.  An arrest warrant has been issued for Cornelius with bail set at $5000.

    Posted on 11/8/2017 2:37:01 PM by DPS\klyancey

D Detachment ...No news reported.

E Detachment

  • AK17079803

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11-8-17 at 1011 hours, Richie Exum reported her husband Wayne Exum age 69 of Soldotna deceased at their residence.  Investigation is ongoing.  

    Posted on 11/8/2017 7:03:37 PM by DPS\mlsalinas

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17077196

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Wildlife

    Dispatch Text:

    On October 27, 2017, at approximately 1430 hours, near Shoal Cove, Carrol Inlet, Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Currall N. Sadler, age 42, of Ketchikan, for failure to have deer harvest tickets in possession while hunting. Bail is set at $160.00 in the Ketchikan District Court.

     

    Posted on 11/8/2017 8:12:26 AM by DPS\echinton

  • AK17077195

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Commercial Fish

    Dispatch Text:

    On October 26, 2017, at approximately 1500 hours, near Percy Islands, Ketchikan, Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Jim B. Farmer, age 34, of Craig, for Vessel ID 12 inch numbers. Bail is set at $210.00 in the Ketchikan District Court.

     

    Posted on 11/8/2017 8:13:36 AM by DPS\echinton

  • AK17079270

    Location: Petersburg
    Type: Commercial Fish

    Dispatch Text:

    On October 31, 2017, at approximately 1050 hours, in Pybus Bay, Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to William W. Armstrong, age 65, of Marysville, Washington, for no valid crew member license. Bail is set at $260.00 in the Petersburg District Court.

     

    Posted on 11/8/2017 8:15:19 AM by DPS\echinton

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.