Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Friday, December 1, 2017

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

A Detachment ...No news reported.

B Detachment

  • AK17084677

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/30/17 at 0742 hours, Alaska State Troopers stopped a 1990 red Chevrolet pick-up truck on Meadow Lakes Rd. near Irish Setter St. in Wasilla for multiple equipment violations and made contact with a passenger in the vehicle who was identified as Shalayna Barber, age 25 of Wasilla.  Investigation revealed Barber had an outstanding felony warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Theft II and Fraudulent Use of an Access Device.  Barber was arrested on the outstanding warrants, transported to and remanded in MSPT with her bail set at $2,500.00 Cash Corporate. 

    Posted on 12/1/2017 10:32:50 AM by DPS\dlherrell

  • AK17084519

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Natural Death

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/29/2017 at approximately 1256 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off S. Twilight Dr. for the report of a deceased female.  Investigation revealed Trina Linksey, age 55 of Wasilla had passed of natural causes. Next of Kin was notified and no foul play is suspected.


    Posted on 12/1/2017 11:13:06 AM by DPS\dlherrell

  • AK17084944

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Unexpected Home Death Natural causes

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12-1-17 at about 0810 hours, 911 called for an unresponsive male on New Hope Drive in Palmer. 911 provided CPR instructions to the family member as EMS was dispatched. EMS arrived and attempted lifesaving measures. Troopers arrived and verified 37 year old Palmer resident Joshua Nelson had passed away. Next of Kin were at the home. State Medical Examiner’s office responded to the location. The SME office released the deceased to the family. A local funeral home recovered the body. The incident is listed as death by natural causes.

    Posted on 12/1/2017 6:52:40 PM by DPS\prburkett

  • AK17085162

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI/MICS

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/1/17 at approximately 1840 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a dangerous driver on Knik Goose Bay Road and Clapp Street in Wasilla. A traffic stop was conducted on a 2002 Honda Accord for several moving and equipment violations. Investigation revealed Nichola Usoltseff, age 23 of Wasilla, was driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Usoltseff was subsequently arrested on the charges of DUI and Misconduct involving a Controlled Substance 4th degree. Usoltseff was transported and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was released on his own recognizance.

    Posted on 12/1/2017 11:04:11 PM by DPS\ckhavens

  • AK17085052

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Protective Order Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/1/17 at approximately 1258 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Big Lake.  Troopers responded to the scene and contacted 58 year old Nancy Scott of Big Lake.  Investigation revealed Nancy was violating a stalking order by being in contact with the petitioner of the order.  Troopers arrested Nancy and transported her to Mat-Su Pre-Trial where she was remanded. 

    Posted on 12/1/2017 4:01:15 PM by DPS\mgsidders

  • AK17084892

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault IV DV/ Criminal Mischief V DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/30/2017 at approximately 1950 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of an active disturbance near That Road in Wasilla.  Investigation revealed Joshua Jones, age 32, of Wasilla, caused damage to his family’s residence and assaulted 2 family members. Prior to AST’s arrival, Jones fled the scene and was not located. Charges for Assault 4th DV and Criminal Mischief 5th DV are being forwarded against Jones to the Palmer District Attorney’s Office.  


    Posted on 12/1/2017 9:07:10 AM by DPS\mdbarela

  • AK17084877

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Theft IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/30/17 at approximately 1820 hours, the Alaska State Troopers receive a report of theft from the Big Lake post office. Investigation revealed unknown suspects stole a purse valued at approximately $50.00 from a vehicle. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333


    Posted on 12/1/2017 9:10:33 AM by DPS\mdbarela

C Detachment

  • AK17084649

    Location: Koliganik
    Type: Assault 4th DV, MIW 4th degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11-30-2017 at approximately 0045 hours, the Koliganik VPSO received a report of an assault in Koliganik.  An investigation led to the arrest of Daniel Decker, age 49 of Koliganik for Assault 4th DV.  Further investigation disclosed Decker was in possession of a firearm while impaired by alcohol.  Decker was transported to the  Dillingham Correctional Center and remanded with no bail pending arraignment on the above listed charges. Alcohol is a factor in this incident. 

    Posted on 12/1/2017 10:20:19 AM by DPS\gdyoung

  • AK17084650

    Location: New Stuyahok
    Type: Sexual Assault 2nd and 3rd degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11-30-2017, at approximately 0030 hours, Billy Peterson, age 27 of New Stuyahok was arrested after an investigation disclosed Peterson committed the crimes of sexual Assault in the second and third degree.  Peterson was transported to the Dillingham Correctional Center.  Peterson was remanded with no bail pending arraignment.  Alcohol is a factor in this incident.

    Posted on 12/1/2017 10:31:49 AM by DPS\gdyoung

D Detachment

  • AK17084945

    Location: North Pole
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/1/2017 at approximately 0830 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a report that a man was brandishing a firearm in the direction of vehicles in the area of Doughchee Avenue and Statehood Street. AST responded, made contact with the suspect, who had secured the firearm prior to AST arrival, and detained him. The man was identified as Marvin Maxie, 34 of North Pole. Investigation revealed that Maxie had a $100 outstanding warrant but no other crimes were determined to have occurred at this time. Maxie was remanded to FCC on his outstanding warrant.

    Posted on 12/1/2017 3:20:41 PM by DPS\mapeters

  • AK17084746

    Location: Nenana
    Type: REDDI/Driving Under the Influence (Drug)

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11-30-17 at approximately 1308 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of an impaired driver leaving a local establishment in Healy, in a blue 1998 Volkswagon Jetta traveling northbound on the Parks Highway. AST contacted the vehicle at mile 286. The driver was identified as Stephen B. Keen, 27 years old of North Pole. The investigation revealed Keen was driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Keen was arrested and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Facility where he was remanded for Driving Under the Influence.

    Posted on 12/1/2017 6:20:21 PM by DPS\btzeisel

  • AK17084761

    Location: Delta Junction
    Type: Fugitive From Justice

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/1/17 State Troopers in Delta Junction were alerted to a possible fugitive from justice residing on Willow Road.

    At approximately 1630 hrs State Troopers contacted Mark Lee Miller, 38 of Pennsylvania, and remanded him to Fairbanks Correctional Center for multiple warrants out of the State of Pennsylvania as well as one additional charge of Fugitive of Justice. 

    Miller was arrested without incident. 

    Posted on 12/1/2017 6:21:49 PM by DPS\srlantz

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17084867

    Location: Nakwasina Sound
    Type: Possess Undersize/Female Dungeness Crab

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/30/17 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, cited Jared Hahne, age 43 of Anchorage, for retaining and possessing personal use Dungeness crab less than 6.5 inches in carapace width, and retaining a female crab.  Investigation at a local public use cabin revealed Hahne retained three undersize male crab and one female crab.  Bail set at $190, in the District Court at Sitka. 

    Posted on 12/1/2017 7:40:09 AM by DPS\agfrenzel

  • AK17070288

    Location: Nakwasina Sound
    Type: No Biodegradable, Subsistence Crab Gear

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/25/17 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, cited David Lew, age 39 of Sitka, for two counts of operating subsistence shellfish gear without a legal biodegradable escape mechanism.  The citations are the result of inspecting gear in Nakwasina Sound on 9/29/17.  Bail is set at a total of $220 in the District Court at Sitka. 

    Posted on 12/1/2017 7:41:35 AM by DPS\agfrenzel

  • AK17083974

    Location: Peril Strait
    Type: Fail to Possess Deer Harvest Tickets after Harvesting Deer

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/26/17 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, contacted Wyatt Ojala, age 31 of Sitka, in Peril Strait.   Investigation revealed Ojala was in possession of deer without harvest tickets in possession.  Ojala was cited with bail set at $160 in the District Court at Sitka.

    Posted on 12/1/2017 7:42:33 AM by DPS\agfrenzel

  • AK16018095

    Location: Sitka
    Type: False Statement Commercial Crew License, Sport Fish/Hunting License

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/27/17, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Sitka Post, charged Gary L. Jarvill, age 62 of Kameula HI, for making false statements to obtain Alaska resident licenses during 2015.  Jarvill was charged through the District Court at Sitka with three counts of false statement.   An arraignment is set in the District Court at Sitka.

    Posted on 12/1/2017 7:45:03 AM by DPS\agfrenzel

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.