State of Alaska

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Saturday, December 2, 2017

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

A Detachment

  • AK17085246

    Location: Hollis
    Type: Expected Home Death

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/2/17 at approximately 0952 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were advised of the expected home death of David Abbott, 78 YOA of Hollis. Investigation revealed Abbott died of natural causes, and had Comfort One paperwork on file. Next-of-kin was notified, and Abbott’s remains were released to them.

     

    Posted on 12/2/2017 3:47:30 PM by DPS\bjhibbs

  • AK17085189

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Motor Vehicle Collision Damage Only

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12-1-17 at approximately 2258 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle collision near 8 mile North Tongass Highway.  Investigation revealed Torie Skillings, Age 17 of Ketchikan was traveling south when she lost control of the 2004 Jeep Liberty she was driving.  The vehicle struck the guardrail and crossed the road before coming to stop int e ditch on the north bound side of travel.  There were no injuries and all occupants were wearing their seat belts. 

    Posted on 12/2/2017 11:13:49 PM by DPS\cjnelson1

B Detachment

  • AK17084916

    Location: Talkeetna
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/01/2017 at approximately 0004 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 green Ford pickup for an equipment violation on Woodpecker Avenue in Talkeetna.  An investigation revealed the driver, Timothy P. Buechle, age 57 of Talkeetna, was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  Buechle was placed under arrest for DUI, transported and remanded to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer.

     

    Posted on 12/2/2017 6:08:34 AM by DPS\wskirksey

  • AK17085224

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Burglary 1

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/2/2017 at approximately 0346 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglarized residence on N. Basie Point Circle. Investigation revealed the house had been burglarized and the suspects had been living in the residence. The home owner was notified. The investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 12/2/2017 6:53:01 PM by DPS\clrussell

C Detachment

  • AK17085201

    Location: Shishmaref
    Type: Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12-2-17 at 0046 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance in Shishmaref.  Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Allison Nayokpuk, 27 of Shishmaref, for assault 4.

    Posted on 12/2/2017 10:50:43 AM by DPS\jlstroebele

  • AK17085208

    Location: Savoonga
    Type: Arson, reckless endangerment

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12-2-17 at 0300 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance in Savoonga.  Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Stacy Toolie, 30 of Savoonga, for arson 1 and reckless endangerment.

    Posted on 12/2/2017 11:22:29 AM by DPS\jlstroebele

  • AK17084960

    Location: Stebbins
    Type: DV Assault 3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/30/17 at 1730 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance in Stebbins.  Investigation found that Earl Washington, age 18 of Stebbins, threatened a family member and another person with a knife during an argument.  Washington was arrested and is charged with two counts of Assault in the 3rd degree.

    Posted on 12/2/2017 11:48:07 AM by DPS\aehawkins

D Detachment

  • AK17085205

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/2/17 at approximately 0115 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Toyota SUV for a moving violation on College Road in Fairbanks. Investigation revealed the driver, Dale Woitas age 44 of Fairbanks, was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Woitas was arrested for DUI and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was released on his own recognizance.

     

    Posted on 12/2/2017 6:27:39 AM by DPS\makessler

  • AK17084536

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Theft II/Criminal Trespass/VCOR/Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On December 1, 2017 at approximately 6:30pm, the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a tip regarding a recent theft in the area.  Investigation revealed that Cody Hockersmith, age 24 of Fairbanks, had committed the crime of Second Degree Theft and Second Degree Criminal Trespass.  Additionally, Hockersmith was on Conditions of Release for a previous theft case and had violated them by stealing again.  The stolen property was returned to the owner and Hockersmith was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center on his charges.  Emma Simple, age 23 of Fairbanks, was with Hockersmith when AST contacted him.  Simple was arrested and remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center on two outstanding arrest warrants: 4FA-17-2442CR FELONY $1500 FAIRBANKS AST/JS FT STOP @ DIRECTION OF OFC and 4FA-17-2024CR MISDEMEANOR $50 FAIRBANKS AST/JS FTA NVOL.

    Posted on 12/2/2017 12:07:35 AM by DPS\cbjoslin

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17085249

    Location: Kelly Lake
    Type: Sportfish License

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/02/17 at approximately 1020 hours, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Michael Lynch, 26 yoa of Sterling, and issued him a citation for sportfishing without having his sportfish license in his possession. Bail is set for $210.00 into the Kenai District Court.

    Posted on 12/2/2017 12:33:36 PM by DPS\kwwalgenbach

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.