Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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

A Detachment

  • AK19008645

    Location: Hydaburg
    Type: Criminal Trespass, Criminal Mischief, Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2/6/2019 at 0901 hours, Prince of Wales State Troopers were notified of a disturbance in Hydaburg.  Investigation revealed that 41 year old Hydaburg resident Mitchell Carle unlawfully entered the residence of a family member and damaged the family member's property. Carle was located in Hydaburg and arrested on the abovementioned charges.  Additionally, Carle was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for violating a domestic violence protection order. Carle was remanded at the Craig Jail pending arraignment.

    Posted on 2/6/2019 3:15:39 PM by DPS\rhjensen

B Detachment

  • AK19008582

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2/5/2019 at approximately 2316 hours, Alaska State Troopers made a traffic stop on a Toyota Tundra driving at a high rate of speed and passing in a no passing zone on Vine Rd. Investigation revealed Benjamin Pope age 27 of Wasilla was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for DUI and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial where he was remanded with $500 cash bail.


    Posted on 2/6/2019 4:28:52 AM by DPS\hmvenie

  • AK19008595

    Location: Willow
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2-6-19 at 0238 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Ford F-250 for a moving violation near mile 70 of the Parks Hwy. Investigation reveals Marc Estermyer, age 47 of Willow, was Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Estermyer was arrested and transported to Mat Su Pretrial where he was remanded for the DUI. 

    Posted on 2/6/2019 5:18:16 AM by DPS\dbledford

  • AK19008593

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault 4 DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2/6/19 at approximately 0142 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance on Ingrid Court in Wasilla.  Investigation revealed Christy Lange, age 50 of Wasilla, recklessly caused physical injury to a family member.  Lange was arrested for Assault in the Fourth Degree Domestic Violence, and was transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where she was remanded into custody without bail.

    Posted on 2/6/2019 5:48:22 AM by DPS\tlcorbridge

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment ...No news reported.

E Detachment

  • AK19007610

    Location: Sterling
    Type: MVC-D

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2/1/2019 at approximately 1326 hours, Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision at mile 81 Sterling Hwy. Investigation revealed Clifton Donegan age 75 from Sterling and Matthew Oakley age 29 from Kenai were both traveling northbound on Sterling Hwy. The white Toyota truck Donegan was driving left his lane of travel and collided with the white Expedition Oakley was driving. No one was injured, both parties were wearing their seatbelt and alcohol was not a factor.

    Posted on 2/6/2019 8:03:42 AM by DPS\dmlorring

  • AK18088139

    Location: Nanwalek
    Type: Assault 4th, Criminal Mischief 4th

    Dispatch Text:

    On 12/12/18 at 1200 hours, the Port Graham VPSO responded to a reported assault. An investigation showed Rick Yeaton, 28 of Port Graham, had assaulted his girlfriend and damaged two tires on her vehicle. Yeaton was arrested and remanded into the Homer Jail.

    Posted on 2/6/2019 12:14:07 PM by DPS\djcox

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19007986

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: False statement on sport fishing license

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2-5-2019 the Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Douglas Brower, 53, of Ketchikan for making a false statement on a 2018 resident sport fishing license.  This violation has a set fine of $320 and an optional court appearance in the First Judicial District Court in Ketchikan.

    Trooper: MJF9

    Posted on 2/6/2019 8:58:06 AM by DPS\mheldridge

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.