Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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

  • AK18085884

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Burglary I & Theft II

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/3/2018 at approximately 0904 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of stolen firearms near Leora Dr., Wasilla.  Investigation revealed sometime between August and the end of November someone stole a 30-06 Savage with a 4 or 6 power scope and a 12 Ga. Mossberg 300 series shotgun (with gold trigger).  Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Palmer Alaska State Troopers at 907-745-2131.

    Posted on 12/5/2018 10:07:49 AM by DPS\dlrussell

  • AK18085768

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Assault IV x 2 & Criminal Mischief IV DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/2/2018 at approximately 1428 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault located near Halston St., Big Lake.  Investigation while intoxicated Ronald Franklin age 48 of Big Lake, assaulted two household members and destroyed a residence door.  Franklin was arrested for Assault IV DV x 2 and Criminal Mischief IV DV, transported to and remanded into Mat-Su Pre-Trial without bail.

    Posted on 12/5/2018 10:14:00 AM by DPS\dlrussell

  • AK18086236

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: MVA Injury Pedestrian

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/4/2018, at about 1724 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Church Road in Wasilla.  Investigation revealed a 16-year-old male juvenile of Wasilla, wearing all dark clothing, was walking in middle of the lane of travel on Church Road when he was struck by a delivery vehicle driven by Michael Morrison, age 34 of Wasilla.  Morrison took evasive actions to keep from hitting the pedestrian and provided emergency first aid on scene.  The juvenile was transported to Mat Su Regional Medical Center for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.

    Posted on 12/5/2018 7:57:57 AM by DPS\jacrockett

C Detachment

  • AK18086265

    Location: St. Mary's
    Type: Kidnapping, Assault 3 x 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/4/18 at 2001 hours, St. Mary AST received a report of an 18 year-old female being assaulted by James Tikiun in St. Mary's, Alaska. Additional information was provided reporting the female was bleeding and being allowed to leaving the house. While conducting the investigation a second victim was identified who was also assaulted by James Tikiun.  James Tikiun was arrested and is charged with two counts of Assault in the Third Degree and one count of Kidnapping.  James is being held at the St. Mary's Jail pending arraignment and transport to YKCC in Bethel for remand.

    Posted on 12/5/2018 8:38:41 AM by DPS\klyancey

  • AK18086361

    Location: New Stuyahok
    Type: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in the 1st Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On December 5th, 2018 at approximately 1010 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Dillingham received a tip about a possible person living in New Stuyahok who was out of compliance with the Sex Offender Registration Program. The local Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) responded, and subsequent to their investigation resulted in the arrest of Samuel Hanson, age 53 of Anchorage, for one count of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in the 1st Degree. Samuel was held at the VPSO Office in New Stuyahok.

    Posted on 12/5/2018 2:22:07 PM by DPS\jshilario

D Detachment ...No news reported.

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK18054978

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Mutilate/Disfigure Subsistence Dungeness Crab, Halibut Violations

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/5/18, Skaflestad was found guilty during a bench trial in the District Court at Juneau of one count of disfiguring/mutilating subsistence taken Dungeness crab, a violation.  Skaflestad was fined $260.00 for the violation, and the previously seized Dungeness crab was forfeited to the state of Alaska.

    On 8/2/18, at approximately 2225 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, contacted Clarence (Keith) Skaflestad, age 49 of Juneau, as he was returning to Auke Bay Harbor from a fishing trip.  Investigation revealed that Skaflestad was in possession of a large garbage bag full of Dungeness crab that had been mutilated in a way that prevented the determination of size.  Further investigation revealed that Skaflestad was in possession of subsistence taken halibut that had been mutilated in violation of NOAA regulations.  Approximately 40lbs of Dungeness crab and 100lbs of Halibut were seized as evidence.  Skaflestad was issued a strict liability citation for possessing subsistence taken Dungeness crab that had been mutilated.  The citation was issued in the District Court at Juneau.  The violations related to the halibut have been referred to NOAA for investigation.

    Posted on 8/3/2018 4:02:47 PM by DPS\jtabbott . Edited on 12/5/2018 6:09:46 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK18084680

    Location: Tok
    Type: Harvest Permit/tag Not in Possession

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/4/18, Tok Wildlife Troopers cited John Jefko, age 63, of Fairbanks for hunting without a valid harvest permit/tag in possession.  Bail was set at $160 in the Tok District Court.

    Posted on 12/5/2018 2:53:59 PM by DPS\rrlanders

AK Bureau of Investigation ...No news reported.

AK Bureau of Highway Patrol

  • AK18086263

    Location: Cooper Landing
    Type: Motor Vehicle Crash - Injuries

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/04/18 at 2045 hours, Alaska State Troopers, Bureau of Highway Patrol, responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries involving a single vehicle rollover near mile 47.2 of the Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing. The crash investigation determined William Kiernan (age 63 of Anchor Point, AK) was operating an early 90’s sport utility vehicle traveling southbound. The vehicle lost traction on the ice/frost covered pavement. Kiernan was unable to maintain control of the vehicle as the vehicle went off the southbound side of the highway. The vehicle came to rest facing northbound on its left side in the ditch on the southbound side of the highway. The vehicle sustained disabling damage and had to be towed from the scene. Kiernan was wearing a seat belt. Kiernan was transported by ground ambulance to a hospital in the Kenai Peninsula for non-life-threatening injuries.


    Posted on 12/5/2018 8:53:02 PM by DPS\twlewis

AK Bureau of Judicial Services ...No news reported.

AK Div of Fire and Life Safety ...No news reported.