Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, December 2, 2018

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

A Detachment

  • AK18085682

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Assault in the 4th Degree DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/01/2018 at about 2316 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of an Assault which occurred at a residence on Bearberry Lane.  Investigation revealed that Merrie James, age 47, of Ketchikan assaulted a family member.  James was arrested for Assault in the 4th Degree Domestic Violence and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center with No Bail.  Alcohol was a factor.

    Posted on 12/2/2018 2:41:08 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

B Detachment

  • AK18085678

    Location: Houston
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/01/18 at 2247 hours, AST performed a traffic stop on a gray 2009 Ford Flex for following the Trooper's vehicle too close at mile 55 of the Parks Highway in Houston. AST contacted Rachael Fisher, age 25 of Houston, as the driver and determined she was driving while under the influence of alcohol. Fisher was arrested for the original charge of DUI and transported to the MSPT facility in Palmer where she was remanded into custody and released O/R.

    Posted on 12/2/2018 12:19:27 AM by DPS\lephillips

  • AK18085671

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Assault IV DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12-01-2018 at approximately 2216 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to an address on Angus Loop in Palmer for the report of an assault.  Investigation revealed, Ashley Barker, age 26, of Palmer had assaulted a family member causing injury.  Barker was arrested for Assault IV DV, transported and remanded to MatSu Pretrial where she was held without bail pending arraignment. 

    Posted on 12/2/2018 4:23:11 AM by DPS\emtaylor

  • AK18085726

    Location: Tazlina
    Type: Assault IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/02/2018, at about 1030 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Glennallen responded to the  report of a disturbance in Tazlina.  21 year old, Tazlina resident, Brandon Pete was subsequently arrested for Assault in the Fourth Degree, DV related.  He was transported to the Glennallen AST Post where he is awaiting arraignments.

    Posted on 12/2/2018 12:20:36 PM by DPS\pvmeyer

C Detachment

  • AK18085686

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: DV Assault 4, Interfering with report of a DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On December 2, 2018 at 0010 hours, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. The investigation led to the arrest of Beauford Nelms, a 27 year old male of Kodiak, for DV Assault 4 and Interfering with the report of a DV crime. Beauford was transported to the Kodiak Jail where he was remanded pending arraignment. Alcohol was involved.

    Posted on 12/2/2018 1:29:58 AM by DPS\tstilley

  • AK18085700

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Motor Vehicle Accident

    Dispatch Text:

    On December 2, 2018 at 0300 hours the Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle collision in Bells Flats. One passenger was injured and transported to the hospital. Both occupants were reported to be wearing their seatbelts. The investigation revealed the driver lost control of the vehicle due to black ice and tipped over into the ditch.

    Posted on 12/2/2018 8:17:06 PM by DPS\tstilley

  • AK18085827

    Location: Larsen Bay
    Type: Harassment - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On December 1, 2018 at 2327 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance in Larsen Bay. During the investigation, AST learned threatening messages were sent via cell phone. This case will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for review. A suspect has been identified however the name cannot be released unless officially charged.

    Posted on 12/2/2018 10:28:09 PM by DPS\tstilley

D Detachment

  • AK18085688

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 2 / Assault 3 / Assault 3 DV / Assault 4 DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12-2-18 at approximately 0058 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a report of an assault at a residence on Dolphin Way in Fairbanks. Investigation revealed Mark Witman, age 32 of Fairbanks, assaulted multiple individuals inside the residence. Witman was arrested/remanded to FCC on counts relating to Assault 2, Assault 3, Assault 3/DV, and Assault 4/DV. Bail was set at No Bail.


    Posted on 12/2/2018 8:01:22 AM by DPS\bjhibbs

  • AK18085685

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On December 01, 2018 at approximately 2345 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a report of a two vehicle collision, where it was reported that one of the drivers appeared intoxicated. AST responded and conducted an investigation. Investigation lead to the arrest of James Christiansen, age 31 of Fairbanks. James was ultimately transported to FCC where he was remanded on one count of DUI. His bail was set to $500, due to a prior DUI conviction.

    Posted on 12/2/2018 8:13:00 AM by DPS\mtkay

  • AK18085696

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DV Assault II

    Dispatch Text:

    On December 2, 2018 AST responded to a report of a woman who was strangled in West Fairbanks. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Peter Horace-Wright, age 23 of Fairbanks. Horace-Wright was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was held without bail on charges of Domestic Violence Assault in the Second Degree.

    Posted on 12/2/2018 8:29:55 AM by DPS\mtkay

E Detachment

  • AK18085707

    Location: Ninilchik
    Type: Assault III/Disorderly conduct/Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12-2-18 at 0623 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a male in a vehicle parked in the roadway at mile 131 Sterling Highway.  The report was that the vehicle was blocking the northbound lane, when other motorists went to assist the driver he brandished firearms causing them to retreat.  Troopers shut down the roadway and attempted to negotiate with the male who was making suicidal comments.  The SERT team was activated and responded to the scene.  With the use of the tactical response vehicle (Bearcat) AST was able to make entry in the vehicle and deploy gas munitions.  The male identified as Todd Bashaw (45 YOA of Soldtona) exited the vehicle and was taken into custody.  It was learned the firearms he possessed had been stolen from a Ninilchik residence that night.  Bashaw is being remanded to the Wildwood Pre Trial Facility on the charges of Assault III (3 counts), Disorderly conduct, Theft II (2 counts).

    Posted on 12/2/2018 3:24:11 PM by DPS\rasimmons

  • AK18085784

    Location: Nikiski
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/2/18 at 1540 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted a suspicious vehicle parked behind the Nikiski Tesoro. Upon contact, a male ran from the scene. Subsequent contact with the remaining passengers led to the arrest of Sydni Rai Brown, age 22 of Kasilof, for an outstanding warrant for Theft 2nd degree. Brown was transported and remanded at Wildwood pretrial with a $500 bail.

    Posted on 12/2/2018 7:15:47 PM by DPS\rtennis

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.