Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, December 1, 2019

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

A Detachment

  • AK19084213

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On December 1st, 2019 at approximately 0302 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted a suspicious vehicle at a business in Kasilof. Investigation revealed Taylor T. Thibodeaux, age 23 of Anchorage, was operating his vehicle was impaired by alcohol. Thibodeaux was arrested for DUI. Thibodeaux was transported to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility where he was remanded.

    Posted on 12/1/2019 6:21:29 AM by DPS\asgault

  • AK19084270

    Location: K-Spur Hwy @ Sport Lake Rd, Soldotna
    Type: MVC-D

    Dispatch Text:

     On 12-01-19 at 1217 hours, the Soldotna AST K-9 Team came upon a single vehicle collision while on patrol. Investigation revealed Laura Carolyn-Toefui Archuleta, 19 YOA of Kasilof lost control of her blue 1999 Saturn-S and collided into the Kenai Spur Hwy and Sport Lake intersection Street sign.  No injuries were reported, and Archuleta stated she was wearing a seatbelt, airbags were not deployed.  



    Posted on 12/1/2019 3:02:52 PM by DPS\jawoodruff

  • AK19083964

    Location: Cooper Landing
    Type: SAR/Body Recovery

    Dispatch Text:

    UPDATE: Crash site was reached on 12/1/2019 and recovery efforts completed at approximately 1500 hours. Remains have been removed from the site and will be transported to the State Medical Examiner in Anchorage for positive identification.

    On 11/29/2019 at approximately 1912 hours, Soldotna Dispatch received multiple reports of an aircraft crash near Jean Lake, west of Cooper Landing. Aircraft dispatched by RCC responded and located the crash site, but was unable to land due to weather and terrain. On 11-30-19 at approximately 1430 hours DPS Helo 3, with NTSB investigator onboard, conducted an overflight of the crash site but was unable to land in the area. The involved aircraft has been identified as a Piper PA31-350 operated by Security Aviation. There were believed to be three souls onboard; no survivors are expected. The Alaska Mountain Rescue Group is organizing a ground response to the crash site on 12-1-19.

    Posted on 11/30/2019 4:35:12 PM by DPS\kemarsh . Edited on 12/1/2019 4:28:39 PM by DPS\kemarsh

  • AK19084309

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: MVC-D

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12-1-19 at 1554 hours the Alaska State Troopers responded to a two vehicle collision on Echo Lake Road and Helgeson Ave, in Soldotna.  Investigation revealed Trevor Kennedy (35 YOA of Soldotna) was driving his GMC pickup when he slid through the intersection and struck a Dodge Ram pickup that was on Echo lake Road.  The Dodge pickup was driven by Edna Hagedorn (29 YOA of Soldotna).  The Dodge went into the ditch and took out a row of mailboxes before coming to a stop.  Both vehicles suffered major damage.  No injuries were reported and all occupants were wearing seatbelts.  Kennedy was issued a citation for Basic Speed. 

    Posted on 12/1/2019 5:19:30 PM by DPS\rasimmons

B Detachment

  • AK19084295

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Criminal Trespass I & Criminal Mischief V

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/01/2019 at approximately 1503 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to an address S Sweetie Pie Street in Wasilla for a report of a trespassing. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect(s) unlawfully entered the victim’s driveway and attempted to break into a window on the RV causing approximately $200 in damage. Anyone with information is urged to call Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.

    Posted on 12/1/2019 8:14:44 PM by DPS\rranderson

  • AK19084214

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/1/19 at approximately 0345 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted 24-year-old Patric Thistle on a traffic stop.  Investigation revealed Patric had two warrants for his arrest.  Troopers arrested Patric and transported him to Mat-Su Pre-Trial where he was remanded. 

    Posted on 12/1/2019 5:52:27 AM by DPS\mgsidders

C Detachment

  • AK19084222

    Location: Brevig Mission
    Type: Deceased Person

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/1/2019 at 0540 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a death in Brevig Mission. Troopers responded to the village and found 29 YOA Harry Olanna deceased in his residence. No foul play is suspected and Harry’s next of kin have been notified. The body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.


    Posted on 12/1/2019 3:53:28 PM by DPS\omnolywaika

  • AK19084244

    Location: Nome
    Type: Assault 2 X4, Assault 3 X6, Assault 4 X2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/1/2019 at approximately 1015 hours, Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault involving multiple inmates at Anvil Mountain Correctional Center. Investigation resulted in 22 YOA Lennie Lane and 31 YOA Patrick Tickett being charged with Assault 2 X2, 32 YOA Emmanuel Adams, 24 YOA Thomas Asila, and 25 YOA Joshua Jemewouk each charged with Assault 3 X2, and 34 YOA Benjamin Daniels charged with Assault 4 X2. All defendants were remanded on the new charges.



    Posted on 12/1/2019 4:03:17 PM by DPS\omnolywaika

D Detachment

  • AK19084178

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Harassment 1, Criminal Mischief 5

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/30/2019, at approximately 2109 hours, Fairbanks AST received a report of a disturbance off Dale Road. Troopers responded to the residence and contacted Chelsea Campbell, age 24 of Dallas Texas. While Troopers were on-scene, Chelsea spit at a Trooper, striking the Trooper as well as the Troopers equipment. Chelsea was placed under arrest and remanded to FCC on the charges of Harassment 1 and Criminal Mischief 5.

    Posted on 12/1/2019 2:11:01 AM by DPS\bdlemay

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.