Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, February 8, 2018

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

A Detachment

  • AK18009064

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Theft 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On February 8, 2018, Alaska State Troopers (AST) responded to AAA Moving and Storage to investigate a reported trespassing and theft.  Subsequent investigation revealed miscellaneous items had been stolen from the property, to include tires and fuel containers. 

    AST is asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact them at (907)225-5118.

    Posted on 2/8/2018 12:39:13 PM by DPS\grmiller

B Detachment

  • AK18008952

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 02/07/2018 at approximately 1715 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of theft of a mailbox unit on Sarah's Way in Wasilla. Investigation revealed that the mailbox unit was removed from the ground between 0200 and 0400 hours earlier that morning. If you have any information regarding this case you are encouraged to call the Alaska State Troopers at 373-8300.

    Posted on 2/8/2018 7:00:51 AM by DPS\mdbarela

  • AK18008949

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Natural Death

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2/8/18 at 1700 hours, Alaska State Troopers and EMS responded to an unresponsive male inside a residence on S. River Drive in Palmer.  Investigation revealed Kevin McDonough, age 56 of Palmer had passed away due to natural causes. The State Medical Examiner responded to the scene. No foul play is suspected and next of kin were notified. A local funeral home recovered McDonough.

    Posted on 2/8/2018 7:19:04 AM by DPS\dlherrell

  • AK18009247

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2/8/2018 at approximately 1832 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a welfare check at an address on Barra Loop in Wasilla. Investigation revealed that Kim Pearce, age 68, of Wasilla, passed away from natural causes. No foul play is suspected. The State Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene and released the remains to Janssen’s Funeral Home. Next-of-kin was notified.


    Posted on 2/8/2018 10:56:03 PM by DPS\fjparker

  • AK18008987

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Vehicle Theft 1

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2/7/2017 at approximately 2111 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle theft in the area of Drowsy Dr. in Big Lake. Investigation revealed a white 2003 Dodge Ram 1500, GYK605, was stolen from the residence. The vehicle was later recovered near Ryan’s Creek Dr. in Big Lake. The investigation is ongoing.


    Posted on 2/8/2018 1:12:43 AM by DPS\fjparker

C Detachment

  • AK18009085

    Location: Shungnak
    Type: DV - Assault 3, VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On February 8, 2018 at 0825 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance involving a knife. The investigation led to the arrest of Naomi Custer, a 24 year old female of Shungnak, for assaulting a family member with a knife and violating conditions of release from a previous domestic violence related arrest on February 3, 2018. Naomi was transported to the Kotzebue Regional Jail where she is being held pending arraignment. Alcohol was a factor.

    Posted on 2/8/2018 6:41:34 PM by DPS\tstilley

  • AK18008415

    Location: Akiachak
    Type: MVC-I

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2/5/18 at approximately 1905 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a 2 vehicle collision on the Kuskokwim River ice road approximately 3 miles south of Akiachak.  Investigation revealed that the driver of a red Chevrolet Silverado, identified as Samuel George, 58, of Akiachak, was traveling north to Akiachak when he crossed the path of an oncoming south bound Maroon Ford F-150, driven by Larry Black, 61, of Bethel.  Samuel was traveling with Elizabeth George, 63, of Akiachak.  Larry was traveling with Jesse Nickolie, 51, of Akiachak, Catherine Harp, 40, of Akiachak, and a two year old child.  Elizabeth, Larry, Jesse, and Catherine were transported to YKHC in Bethel for injuries sustained in the collision.  Samuel and Elizabeth were wearing their seat belts.  Larry, Catherine, and Jesse were not.  



    Posted on 2/8/2018 3:16:20 PM by DPS\skpeele

D Detachment

  • AK18008956

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Trailer Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On February 7, 2018 at approximately 1741 hours AST received information about a suspicious transaction for a trailer.  Lena Daigle, age 34, of Fairbanks was identified as the selling party.  Upon further investigation, it was revealed the trailer was stolen in 2017.  Daigle was placed under arrest and remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center under the charges of Theft 2(x2), Removal of identification marks, Unlawful possession, Forgery 2, False information, and Criminal trespass.  Daigle is being held without bail.    


    Posted on 2/8/2018 2:20:06 AM by DPS\tjwolff

  • AK18009010

    Location: North Pole
    Type: Warrant Arrest/ Probation Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2/8/18 at approximately 0230 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Pontiac sedan for an equipment violation on Badger Road in North Pole. Investigation revealed the driver, Donnie Gunn age 23 of Fairbanks, had two outstanding warrants for his arrest on the original charges of Robbery I and Misconduct Involving a Weapon III. Further investigation revealed Gunn was in violation of his probation. Gunn was arrested for his warrants as well as violation his probation and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center for remand where he was held without bail.

    Posted on 2/8/2018 4:05:52 AM by DPS\makessler

  • AK18003519

    Location: Eagle
    Type: MICS Third Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2/7/18, at 1015 hours, a Fairbanks based VPSO traveled to Eagle Community School to investigate a complaint. Investigation determine a 16 year old student was in possession of drug paraphernalia on school grounds.  A report will be forward to Juvenile Justice for review in this matter. 

    Posted on 2/8/2018 2:17:59 PM by DPS\mfhaglin

  • AK18007987

    Location: Dot Lake, Alaska
    Type: Criminal Mischief 4 DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 02-03-18 at approximately 1800 hours, Tok AST responded to the Village of Dot Lake for a report of a man attempting to break into a gun safe with an axe. AST contacted 31 year old Dot Lake resident, Peter Charles. Subsequent investigation revealed Charles attempted to break into the gun safe with a hatchet and damaged it. Charles was placed under arrest and transported to FCC and held without bail. 

    Posted on 2/8/2018 2:20:33 PM by DPS\ajwill

  • AK18008041

    Location: Tok, Alaska
    Type: Unlawful Contact 1 and VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 02-03-18 at approximately 2141 hours, Tok AST responded to a residence for a possible disturbance. AST arrived and subsequent investigation revealed 56 year old Tok resident, Mark Sakalaskas was in contact with someone from a prior case. Mark is on conditions of release and is not supposed to contact that person directly or indirectly. Mark was placed under arrest without incident and transported to FCC and held without bail on charges of unlawful contact 1 and violating conditions of release (VCOR).

    Posted on 2/8/2018 2:27:47 PM by DPS\ajwill

  • AK18009013

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DV Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On February 8, 2018 at 5:00 A.M.  The Alaska State Troopers responded to an address off Srucewood street in Fairbanks for a 911 hang up.  An investigation revealed Ethan Hudson age 21 of Fairbanks, had committed the crimes of DV Assault III, DV Assault IV, DV Criminal Mischief IV, and interfering with a report of a DV crime.   APSIN revealed Hudson to also have an outstanding $3000 felony warrant for Assault III. Hudson was placed under arrest for DV crimes as well as his outstanding warrant.  Hudson was subsequently remanded to FCC without bail.

    Posted on 2/8/2018 8:49:27 AM by DPS\smcafee

  • AK18008957

    Location: Tok
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2-7-18 at approximately 1743 Alaska State Troopers received a call from coordinators with Yukon Quest dogsled race reporting that a musher, was injured.  Race staff had located the musher, identified as Jason Campeau (age 43 from Canada), and got him to a warm cabin and requested a medevac.  RCC was contacted and a helicopter was launched from Ft. Wainwright at approximately 2130 hours. RCC was not able to locate Campeau and had to return to base due to low fuel. At approximately 0950 on 2-8-18 hours, RCC resumed the mission and at approximately 1250 hours on 2-8-18 an Army helicopter was able to respond and located Campeau.  Campeau was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

    Posted on 2/8/2018 4:32:50 PM by DPS\cbbitz

  • AK18009018

    Location: Tok, Alaska
    Type: Assault 2, Assault 4x2 (all DV)

    Dispatch Text:

    On 2/8/18 at approximately 0700 hours, Tok AST received a report of a disturbance at a residence. Subsequent investigation lead AST into contacting 29 year old Fairbanks resident, Adam Nauglebaugh. Nauglebaugh was placed under arrest without incident after investigation revealed he strangled a family member, causing non-life threatening injuries. Nauglebaugh was held at Tok AST jail until arraignment the next morning. The next morning, Nauglebaugh was released on O/R (own recognizance) with the ability to contact the victim.

    Posted on 2/8/2018 11:19:17 PM by DPS\ajwill

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.