Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, November 9, 2017

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

A Detachment

  • AK17079964

    Location: Juneau
    Type: SAR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/8/17, at 1846 hours, Juneau AST received a report that Ryan Johanson, age 25 of Juneau, was missing in the area of Nugget Falls adjacent to the Mendenhall Glacier.  At 2030 hours, a search was initiated by members from SEADOGS and Juneau Mountain Rescue.  At approximately 2214 hours, a member from JMR located Johanson's body in the water adjacent to the Nugget Falls.  Johanson's body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner's office in Anchorage for an autopsy.  No foul play is suspected and the next of kin has been notified.  The Alaska State Troopers would like to thank the members of SEADOGS, JMR, and Capital City Fire and Rescue for their assistance.        

    Posted on 11/9/2017 1:25:35 AM by DPS\cjumbs

B Detachment

  • AK17079901

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Interference with official Proceedings / Violating a Domestic Violence Protective Order

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11-8-17 at approximately 1131 hours, Alaska State Troopers and Court Service Officers responded to Palmer Court following a report of a person violating a domestic violence protective order. Investigation revealed that Joshual J. Longley, age 43 of Willow, AK attempted to influence the testimony of family member before a domestic violence hearing. Subsequent investigation revealed that Longley violated a domestic violence protective order when he contacted the family member. He was arrested and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial where he was lodged. He is charged with interference with official proceedings and violating a domestic violence protective order.

    Posted on 11/9/2017 3:45:40 PM by DPS\flwells

  • AK17078918

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DV assault and unlawful contact

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/04/17 at about 1445 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a 911 call for a “Rolling Domestic Violence” in the area of Bogard Road in Wasilla and made contact with 27 year old Wasilla resident Christopher Anderson.  Anderson was subsequently arrested for Assault IV and Unlawful Contact II.  Anderson was transported to and remanded in MSPT with no bail. 


    Posted on 11/9/2017 7:34:30 AM by DPS\prburkett

C Detachment

  • AK17080000

    Location: St. Mary's
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/9/17 at approximately 0300 hours AST was notified of a disturbance at a residence in St. Mary’s. It was reported that Dawson Paukan, 20 of St. Mary’s, had received stab wounds during an altercation that were life threatening. Paukan was taken to the local clinic and succumbed to his injuries.  Investigation is ongoing. Next of kin has been notified. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.

    Posted on 11/9/2017 11:03:29 AM by DPS\mapeters

  • AK17080088

    Location: Dillingham
    Type: Sexual Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11-8-2017, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a sexual assault that occurred in a Dillingham area village.  Case under investigation at this time. 

    Posted on 11/9/2017 1:58:18 PM by DPS\gdyoung

  • AK17067122

    Location: Kiana
    Type: Warrant Arrest x2

    Dispatch Text:

    On November 9, 2017 at approximately 1430 hours, the Alaska State Troopers arrested two juveniles in Kiana pursuant to arrest warrants. The arrest warrants stemmed from a 4 week long investigation involving 5 separate burglaries including the school, the city office, the local liquor store, and a residence. One juvenile was arrested for 29 counts involving burglary, criminal mischief, theft involving firearms, theft involving alcohol, and tampering with physical evidence. The other juvenile was arrested for 13 counts involving burglary, criminal mischief, theft of alcohol, and theft at the school. Several firearms were recovered and returned to the owner.

    Posted on 11/9/2017 6:07:02 PM by DPS\tstilley

D Detachment

  • AK17079959

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault IV (DV)

    Dispatch Text:

    On November 8, 2017 AST responded to a report of a family disturbance at a residence off of Rosie Creek. Investigation revealed that David Sweat, age 33, of Fairbanks assaulted a family member. He was arrested for Assault in the Fourth Degree and Interference with a report of Domestic Violence and remanded at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

    Posted on 11/9/2017 12:31:41 AM by DPS\trlangford

  • AK17079973

    Location: Tok, Alaska
    Type: NVOL

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/08/17 at approximately 2000 hours, Tok AST conducted a traffic stop on a white Chevy truck for a broken tail light. AST contacted the 16 year old driver. Subsequent investigation revealed the driver did not have a valid drivers license. The driver was issued a misdemeanor citation for No Valid Operators License and a correctable citation for the tail light.

    Posted on 11/9/2017 1:46:27 PM by DPS\ajwill

  • AK17080140

    Location: Delta Junction
    Type: Criminal Mischief V

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/9/17, at 1537 hrs, State Troopers arrested Ember Garza, 21 of Delta Junction, after she punched a hole in the wall of her grandmothers house during a verbal dispute.  Garza was transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center where she was remanded on one count of Criminal Mischief 5th Degree DV (Domestic Violence). 

    Posted on 11/9/2017 9:14:58 PM by DPS\srlantz

  • AK17080203

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Criminal Mischief (DV)

    Dispatch Text:

    On November 9, 2017 at approximately 8:30pm, Alaska State Troopers responded to a Fairbanks residence for a report of a disturbance.  Investigation revealed that Jerry Attla, age 26 of Fairbanks, had committed the crime of Fifth Degree Criminal Mischief (Domestic Violence).  Attla was arrested and remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center on the charge.

    Posted on 11/9/2017 10:44:29 PM by DPS\cbjoslin

E Detachment

  • AK17079991

    Location: Ninilchik
    Type: Assault 4th - DV / Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/9/2017 at approximately 0045 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Ninilchik.  Investigation revealed Julie Ann Cox, age 44 of Ninilchik, had assaulted a family member.  Michael John Landowski, age 51 of Ninilchik was contacted on scene and found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a prior criminal charge.  Both were arrested.  Cox was remanded at Homer Jail for Assault 4th DV and held with no bail pending arraignment.  Landowski was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial and held with no bail pending arraignment.

    Posted on 11/9/2017 6:50:12 AM by DPS\mjwertanen

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers ...No news reported.

AK Bureau of Investigation ...No news reported.

AK Bureau of Highway Patrol

  • AK17080134

    Location: Anchorage
    Type: MVC Injury

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/09/17 at 1506 hours, Alaska State Troopers, Bureau of Highway Patrol responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries involving a single vehicle rollover near mile 106.5 of the Seward Highway. This section of the Seward Highway is within the Seward Highway Traffic Safety Corridor. The crash investigation determined Aaron Johnson (age 49 of Girdwood, AK) was operating his Ford van traveling northbound. Johnson was negotiating a curve in the roadway when his vehicle lost traction on the icy pavement. Johnson was unable to control the vehicle as it went off the northbound side of the highway and overturned. Johnson was wearing a seat belt and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Johnson was transported to an Anchorage area hospital by ground ambulance. Johnson’s vehicle was towed from the scene.

    Posted on 11/9/2017 8:01:47 PM by DPS\klshuey

AK Bureau of Judicial Services ...No news reported.

AK Div of Fire and Life Safety ...No news reported.