Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Saturday, March 9, 2019

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

A Detachment

  • AK19015890

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: False Information, No Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/08/2019 at about 2304 hours, the Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a black Honda Accord in the 3400 Block of Tongass Avenue.  Investigation revealed that the driver Lia Widmyer, age 35 of Ketchikan attempted to lie  to Troopers and reported being someone else who had a valid driver's license. Further Investigation revealed that Widmyer had no valid operator license and no required liability motor vehicle insurance on the vehicle she was operating.  Widmyer was arrested for False Information and no motor vehicle liability insurance and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center.

    Posted on 3/9/2019 2:25:41 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

  • AK19015535

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/07/2019 at about 1803 hours, the Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a white Honda in the 2400 block of Tongass Avenue.  The vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation.  Investigation revealed that the driver Kevin Callahan, age 55 of Ketchikan was operating a motor vehicle while his license was Revoked.  Further investigation revealed that Callahan was violating current conditions of release set by the Ketchikan Courthouse reference a DUI by operating a motor vehicle.  Callahan was arrested and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center.  Callahan was also issued traffic citations for DWLR, and Failure to Show Proof of Insurance.

    Posted on 3/9/2019 2:32:49 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

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  • AK19015283

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: VID, DUI, MICS 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03-07-19, at 0257 hours, AST responded to a vehicle in the ditch at the intersection of the Parks Hwy and Ridgecrest Rd. AST arrived on scene and located a black Pontiac sedan in the ditch. The driver of the Pontiac was identified as Forrest A. Lemay, age 34, of Wasilla. Investigation revealed Forrest was operating the Pontiac impaired by a combination of alcohol and drugs. Forrest was arrested for DUI and a search of his person located prescription pills which are schedule 4 controlled substance. Forrest was remanded into Mat-Su Pretrial on the charges of DUI and misconduct involving a controlled substance in the 4th degree where he was held on $500 bail.

    Posted on 3/9/2019 2:50:56 AM by DPS\prfrederick

  • AK19015861

    Location: Chickaloon
    Type: DUI, A4 DV, Reckless Endangerment

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03-09-19, at 1922 hours, AST responded to a REDDI report of a intoxicated driver stopped at mile 94 of the Glenn Hwy.  The driver was identified as Bernice A. Gray, age 52, of Anchorage.  Investigation determined Bernice was in operational control of a blue 2018 Kia sedan and was arrested for DUI.  Further it was discovered a family member had been with Bernice in the Kia but fled after being assaulted.  Bernice was also charges with Assault in the 4th degree and reckless endangerment.  The assaulted occurred while the vehicle was in motion on the Glenn Hwy and case minor injuries to the family member.  Bernice was remanded into Mat-Su Pretrial where she was held pending arraignment.

    Posted on 3/9/2019 2:57:03 AM by DPS\prfrederick

  • AK19015872

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault Fourth Degree/Criminal Mischief Fifth Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/08/2019 at approximately 2046 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a call about a disturbance near W Lucy Lake Drive. Investigation revealed that Ian Wisecarver, age 31 of Wasilla, assaulted a family member. Ian was arrested for Assault in the Fourth Degree DV and Criminal Mischief in the Fifth Degree DV and remanded at Matsu Pretrial, where his bail will be set at arraignment.

     

    Posted on 3/9/2019 3:30:17 AM by DPS\shsutton

C Detachment

  • AK19015913

    Location: Emmonak
    Type: Assault 4th D.V., Furnish Alcohol to a Minor

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/9/19 at about 0153 hrs., the Emmonak VPSO responded to a disturbance at the old teacher housing in Emmonak. An investigation revealed that Jay Hootch (age 21) of Emmonak had assaulted a female by punching her multiple times in the face. Hootch also furnished alcohol to the female. Hootch was arrested for Assault in the 4th Degree and Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor. Hootch was lodged at the Emmonak Police Dept. pending arraignment.

    Posted on 3/9/2019 10:04:04 PM by DPS\magranda

  • AK19015837

    Location: Emmonak
    Type: VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/8/19 at about 1304 hours, the Emmonak VPSO responded to a disturbance on Kwiguk Street in Emmonak. An investigation revealed that Shannon Andrew (age 39) of Emmonak violated his conditions of release by consuming alcohol. Andrew was arrested for Violating Conditions of Release and he was lodged at the Emmonak Police Dept.

    Posted on 3/9/2019 10:07:06 PM by DPS\magranda

  • AK19015292

    Location: Emmonak
    Type: Assault 4th D.V.

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/6/19 at about 2119 hrs., the Emmonak VPSO responded to a residence on Yukon Way in Emmonak. An investigation revealed that Karen Peters (age 32) of Emmonak had assaulted a family member. Peters was transported to YKCC in Bethel.

    Posted on 3/9/2019 10:10:58 PM by DPS\magranda

  • AK19016050

    Location: Kotlik
    Type: Sexual Abuse of a Minor

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/8/19 Emmonak AST received a report of a possible sexual abuse of a minor in Kotlik. An investigation is ongoing at this time.

    Posted on 3/9/2019 10:14:20 PM by DPS\magranda

  • AK19016045

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On March 9, 2019 at 1714 hours the Alaska State Troopers contacted Ashley Katelnikoff, a 31 year old female of Kodiak. A routine records check revealed Ashley had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Ashley was arrested and transported to the Kodiak Jail where she posted bail.

    Posted on 3/9/2019 10:40:57 PM by DPS\tstilley

  • TBA

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Domestic Violence - Assault 4 Fear

    Dispatch Text:

    On March 9, 2019 the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic violence assault which occurred several days ago. The investigation is on going and charges will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for review. A suspect has been identified however the name cannot be released until formally charged.

    Posted on 3/9/2019 10:42:57 PM by DPS\tstilley

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  • AK19016014

    Location: Nenana
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/09/2019 at approximately 1420 hours, Parks Highway AST and the Nenana VPSO contacted Nichole Bird, 38yoa of Nenana, at a residence in Nenana. It was known to AST that Bird had a warrant for her arrest and investigation confirmed that she had a $500 warrant for Failing To Appear on an original charge of DUI. Bird was arrested without incident, allowed to collect her bail funds, and transported to FCC.     

    Posted on 3/9/2019 3:55:56 PM by DPS\jdwilliamson

  • AK19016070

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Fugitive From Justice

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/09/2019 at approximately 2159 hours Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation near the intersection of the Steese Highway and Johansen.  Investigation determined the passenger, Nina Malyk age 33 of North Pole had an extraditable arrest warrant from Missouri for Dangerous Drugs.  Malyk was arrested and remanded to FCC for her warrant.  The driver, John Stanfill age 42 from Fairbanks was issued a summons to appear for DWLS.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

    Posted on 3/9/2019 11:53:01 PM by DPS\dwbozman

  • AK19015878

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: MICS 4th Degree & DWLR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/8/2019, Alaska State Troopers with the Parks Hwy Team conducted a traffic stop for speeding on the Parks Hwy between Nenana and Fairbanks.  The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as JOSHUA COLLINS, age 39 of Fairbanks.  COLLINS was found to be driving while his license was Revoked and further investigation with the assistance of AST K-9 BALU-MOCHA resulted in the seizure of Crystal Methamphetamine from the vehicle.  The vehicle was impounded, and COLLINS was issued a Criminal Citation/Summons for MICS 4th Degree (possession of Crystal Methamphetamine) as well as a mandatory appearance citation for DWLR.  COLLINS was released with a promise to appear in court as required.

    AST currently has seven (7) K-9 Teams across Alaska.  These K-9 Teams are tasked with drug-detection and interdiction, as well as patrol related work such as handler protection, tracking, and apprehension.  AST K-9 Teams are trained to locate and detect large and small amounts of controlled substances concealed in vehicles, residences, mail, luggage, and other methods of concealment and trafficking.

     

    Posted on 3/9/2019 2:20:49 AM by DPS\jaminer

  • AK19016037

    Location: North Pole
    Type: Criminal Mischief DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3-9-19 at approximately 1655 hours, AST Dispatch received a report of a disturbance at a residence near Dawson Road in North Pole.  The caller reported Tayler Clemmons, age 30 of North Pole, broke down the front door of a family member.  Investigation led to the arrest of Tayler who was remanded at FCC for one count of Criminal Mischief V DV. 

    Posted on 3/9/2019 9:29:02 PM by DPS\nmsailer

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  • AK19015938

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Motor Vehicle Crash - Injuries

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/09/2019 at approximately 0844 hours, Soldotna Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving injuries at mile 3.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. It was reported that two vehicles collided head on. Further investigation revealed Bryce Campbell, age 26, of Chugiak was driving under the influence and veered off into the opposite lane causing a collision with another vehicle. Campbell was arrested and remanded to Wildwood pretrial for the charges of Assault in the 1st Degree, Driving under the influence, and Reckless Driving. The other parties received medical attention for their injuries.

     

     

    Posted on 3/9/2019 7:10:33 PM by DPS\tlbuyse

  • AK19015905

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: Assault 4 DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/9/19 at approximately 0332 hours, Soldotna AST received report of a disturbance in the area of Cache Street in Kasilof. Investigation revealed William Eastham, age 28 of Kasilof, had recklessly caused physical injury to a roommate. Eastham was transported to Wildwood Pretrial and remanded on the charge of Assault in the 4th degree domestic violence. Eastham was held without bail.

    Posted on 3/9/2019 7:41:46 AM by DPS\lalemieux

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.