Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Saturday, November 9, 2019

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

A Detachment

  • AK19077275

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: MVC-Injury

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11-8-19 at approximately 1450 hours, the Alaska State Troopers and South Tongass Fire Department responded to a single vehicle rollover near mile 3 of the South Tongass Highway.  Investigation revealed that Rileigh Ballesteros, age 17 of Ketchikan, was operating a 2003 Chevy Tracker heading southbound on South Tongass Highway.  She moved over as a precaution to go around a vehicle parked off the roadway with its hazard lights on.  An oncoming vehicle was observed on a curve and Ballesteros abruptly moved back into her lane.  Due to heavy ongoing rain, the vehicle hydroplaned and slid off the roadway and down an embankment.  The vehicle rolled over and came to rest against the side of a residence.  Both were reportedly wearing seatbelts with the passenger reporting minor scrapes and abrasions on his arms.  Ballesteros was transported by family to the Ketchikan Hospital as a precaution.  The vehicle was totaled and towed by Purdy's Towing.  Speed and alcohol were not a factor.



    Posted on 11/9/2019 11:53:11 AM by DPS\jmbrown

  • AK19077120

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DUI (Drugs), MIW4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/08/19 at approximately 0055 hours Soldotna AST conducted a traffic contact when a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road at the intersection of Malaitna Avenue and the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski.  After subsequent investigation, Joel Stockton (21) of Kenai, was found to be in possession of two loaded handguns and was impaired by controlled substances.  Stockton was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 4th degree.  He was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial. 


    Posted on 11/9/2019 6:48:44 AM by DPS\amsondergaard

  • AK19077399

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Theft 4, VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/09/19 at approximately 0204 hours Soldotna AST contacted Kailie Nelson (29) of Nikiski during a traffic contact. During the contact Nelson was found to be violating her conditions of release. She was also found to be in possession of a stolen bicycle. She was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial for Theft in the 4th degree and Violating Conditions of Release.


    Posted on 11/9/2019 7:06:43 AM by DPS\amsondergaard

  • AK19077378

    Location: Sterling
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/08/2019 at approximately 2232 hours, Alaska State Troopers located Mason Baldwin, age 42 of Sterling, at a residence in Sterling. Baldwin had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant on the original charge of VCOR. Baldwin attempted unsuccessfully to escape by jumping out an elevated first story window but was immediately arrested without further incident. Baldwin was transported and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial on the warrant.

    Posted on 11/9/2019 4:58:10 AM by DPS\kmgill

  • AK19077371

    Location: Sterling
    Type: MICS V

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/08/2019 at approximately 2108 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Sterling. The driver, identified as 22-year-old Katelund White of Sterling, was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. White was issued a misdemeanor citation for Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree and was released.

    Posted on 11/9/2019 5:00:29 AM by DPS\kmgill

  • AK19077431

    Location: Nikiski
    Type: Driving While License Suspended

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/9/19 at approximately 1105 hours, Soldotna AST was conducting regular patrol in the area of MP 23 Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle for an equipment violation and the driver was identified as Corey Green, age 26 of Nikiski. Investigation revealed Green's Alaska Driver's License was suspended for points and he had two prior DWLR convictions. Green was arrested and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charge of Driving While License Suspended, he was released on his own recognizance.

    Posted on 11/9/2019 6:18:30 PM by DPS\bbturner

B Detachment

  • AK19077405

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault/Criminal Mischief

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/9/19 at approximately 0355 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Wasilla responded to a residence on Vecera Drive for a report of a disturbance.  Investigation revealed 52-year-old Theresa Robinson had assaulted another person in the residence and broke several items.  Troopers arrested Theresa for Assault and Criminal Mischief.  She was remanded at Mat-Su Pre-Trial and held without bail. 


    Posted on 11/9/2019 7:02:52 PM by DPS\mgsidders

  • AK19077411

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI / Assault 3 / Elude

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/9/19 at approximately 0619 hours, AST received a REDDI report regarding a white pickup truck driving southbound on the Parks Hwy from Cheri Lakes. Investigation revealed Maxmilian Mirassou, age 51 of Wasilla, was driving this vehicle. When AST initiated the traffic stop Mirassou attempted to elude. This incident resulted in Mirassou being arrested for crimes of Fail to stop at the direction of a peace officer, Felony DUI, refusing to submit to a chemical test, Assault 3 for placing Phillips in fear of serious physical injury, DWLR, Disorderly Conduct, Reckless Driving. Mirassou was transported and remanded at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer.

    Posted on 11/9/2019 6:07:16 PM by DPS\kbbenge

  • AK19077365

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Violating a Protective Order

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/08/2019 at approximately 2045 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to 16005 E Sodak Circle in Palmer for the report of a violation of a protective order. Twenty-nine year old Kurt Stout was found inside a residence he was not allowed within 500 feet of. Stout was arrested and remanded to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and held pending arraignment.

    Posted on 11/9/2019 2:53:01 AM by DPS\srthorvilson

C Detachment

  • AK19076927

    Location: Kobuk
    Type: Assault III

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/7/19 at about 1035 hours, a 41 year old male resident of Kobuk called Kotzebue AST to report an assault.  Investigation revealed Nadine Bernhardt, a 37 year old female resident of Kobuk assaulted the male.  An arrest warrant was granted and Bernhardt was subsequently arrested on the warrant.  Bernhardt was transported to Kotzebue and lodged at the jail on $2,000 bail.

    Posted on 11/9/2019 12:37:28 PM by DPS\amsears

D Detachment

  • AK19077379

    Location: Nenana
    Type: Violating a Sexual Assault Protective Order

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11-8-2019, at approximately 2230 hours, Parks Highway Alaska State Troopers and the Nenana VPSO, received a report of a violation of a Sexual Assault Protective order.  An investigation disclosed Timothy Mcmanus, age 52, of Nenana violated the order.  Mcmanus was arrested and remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center with no bail pending arraignment. 

    Posted on 11/9/2019 1:17:17 AM by DPS\gdyoung

  • AK19077394

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Probation Violation, Promoting Contraband, MICS 5

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11-09-2019, at approximately 0021 hours, Fairbanks AST conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford car for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle, Sierra Fountain age 37 of Fairbanks, was in violation of her probation conditions. Fountain was placed under arrest and remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center. At FCC, Corrections Officers found controlled substances on Fountain's person. Fountain was also charge with Promoting Contraband in the 1st and MICS 5. Fountain is held at FCC without bail until she is seen by a magistrate.

    Posted on 11/9/2019 2:47:30 AM by DPS\bdlemay

  • AK19077402

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DWLR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/09/2019 at approximately 0334 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks conducted a Traffic Stop on a pickup truck near Holmes Road. Investigation revealed the driver Donald Oyen Jr, age 48 of Fairbanks was driving with a Revoked Driver’s License with a prior conviction. Donald was arrested and remanded at FCC where he was released under his own recognizance.


    Posted on 11/9/2019 5:35:14 AM by DPS\dkmassey

  • AK19077407

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Vehicle Theft 1 x 2, Reckless Driving, Criminal Trespass 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On November 9, 2019 at approximately 0430 hours, AST received a report of a stolen vehicle in Fairbanks. Investigation revealed Erik Andersen, age 21 of North Pole, had stolen two vehicles, drove recklessly, and trespassed on UAF property. Erik was remanded to FCC on two counts of Vehicle Theft in the First Degree, Reckless Driving, and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, where he was held without bail.

    Posted on 11/9/2019 2:12:14 PM by DPS\ksmayfield

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19075256

    Location: GMU 13
    Type: Trapping closed season - fail to salvage

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/8/19, Doug Comeau, age 59 of Wasilla, was issued a summons to appear in Glennallen District Court for trapping lynx during a closed season and failing to salvage the hide for human use. Arraignment is set for 12/17/19 in Glennallen District Court.

    Posted on 11/9/2019 8:03:31 AM by DPS\jmmcginnis

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.