Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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

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B Detachment

  • AK18023586

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/09/2018 at approximately 2352 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a Nissan Pathfinder for speeding near mile 53 of the Parks Highway.  Investigation revealed the driver, Lauren West, age 31 of Anchorage, was operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol.  West was arrested and transported to MATSU pretrial where she was booked on charges of DUI and released on her own recognizance.

    Posted on 4/10/2018 3:42:08 AM by DPS\sanorman

  • AK18023536

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Disturbance/Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/09/18, at approximately 1736 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to the vicinity of Chrysan Circle in Wasilla for a report of a disturbance.  The investigation revealed that a person at the location,  Rachelle Jester, age 35 of Wasilla, had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.  Jester was placed under arrest and transported to the MATSU Pre-Trial Facility where she was remanded with a $250 cash performance bond.

    Posted on 4/10/2018 4:18:22 AM by DPS\csmarkiewicz

  • AK18023589

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Felony Elude and Reckless Driving

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/10/2018, approximately 0100 hours, Alaska State Troopers attempted to stop a yellow off-road motorcycle on Shotgun Drive near Big Lake Road in Big Lake for operating on the roadway by wanted Brian W Berean.  Berean has one NO BAIL arrest warrant for FT Remand on the original charges of eluding and assault.  Berean led Troopers on a nearly 3 mile pursuit, reaching speeds exceeding 90 mph in both 55 and 45 mph zones and with Berean driving into oncoming lanes of travel.  The pursuit ended on the Big Lake Ice Road when troopers chose to stop pursuing.  Anyone with any information regarding the current whereabouts of Berean is encouraged to contact wither Crime Stoppers at (907) 745-3333 or the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 373-8300.

    Posted on 4/10/2018 4:24:50 AM by DPS\dacook

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  • AK18023565

    Location: Scammon Bay
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/10/18 at about 1100 hours, AST responded to Scammon Bay and contacted Michael Henry (age 28) of Scammon Bay. Henry had a $500.00 arrest warrant with an original charge of Assault in the 4th Degree. Henry was arrested and transported to YKCC in Bethel and held pending arraignment.

    Posted on 4/10/2018 7:01:16 PM by DPS\magranda

  • AK18023784

    Location: Alakanuk
    Type: Vehicle Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/10/18 Emmonak AST received a report of a theft of a snow machine and 4-wheeler in Alakanuk. The owner was able to recover both vehicles. An investigation is ongoing at this time.

    Posted on 4/10/2018 7:06:31 PM by DPS\magranda

  • AK18023274

    Location: Shungnak
    Type: Domestic Violence Assault 3rd Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    UPDATE: An arrest warrant has been issued for Sam Horner, 43, for Assault in the Third Degree (felony) and Assault in the Fourth Degree (Misdemeanor). Anyone with information as to his whereabouts are asked to contact the Kotzebue AST post at 907-442-3222 (Trooper Tilley).

    On April 8, 2018 at 1519 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault in Shungnak. The investigation revealed a 43 year old male, assaulted a family member. AST responded to the village of Shungnak however were unable to locate the male subject. He is currently believed to be hiding in Shungnak or Kobuk. An arrest warrant is being filed. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts are asked to contact the Kotzebue AST post at 907-442-3222 (Trooper Tilley).

    Posted on 4/10/2018 11:46:09 AM by DPS\tstilley

  • AK18023413

    Location: Shungnak
    Type: Domestic Violence Custodial Interference, Assault 4th Degree, Violating Conditions of Release

    Dispatch Text:

    Update: A no bail arrest warrant has been issued for Naomi Custer, a 24 of Shungnak, for Custodial Interference, Assault in the Fourth Degree and multiple counts of Violating Conditions of Release. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts are asked to contact the Kotzebue AST post at 907-442-3222. 

    On April 9, 2018 at approximately 0900 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were notified of a disturbance in Shungnak. The investigation revealed a 24 year old female of Shungnak, assaulted a person and took a child in violation of a OCS placement agreement. Furthermore, the woman is currently on conditions of release in multiple Domestic Violence arrests. AST responded to the village of Shungnak but were unable to locate the woman. The child has been returned unharmed. An arrest warrant will be filed.

    Posted on 4/10/2018 11:51:01 AM by DPS\tstilley

  • AK18023271

    Location: Ambler
    Type: School Burglary

    Dispatch Text:

    On April 8, 2018 at 1500 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were notified of a break in at the Ambler school. Investigation the suspect(s) caused damage to the school. No items were taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-442-3222 (Trooper Tilley.)

    Posted on 4/10/2018 11:52:18 AM by DPS\tstilley

  • AK18033602

    Location: Stebbins
    Type: Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4-10-18 at 0514 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance in Stebbins.  Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Albert Bogeyaktuk Sr., 58 of Stebbins, for assault 4.

    Posted on 4/10/2018 2:12:17 PM by DPS\jlstroebele

  • AK18023463

    Location: Shishmaref
    Type: Assault 4, VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4-9-18 at 0819 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance in Shishmaref.  Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Allison Nayokpuk, 28 of Shishmaref, for criminal mischief 5 and violating conditions of release.

    Posted on 4/10/2018 2:16:44 PM by DPS\jlstroebele

  • AK18023484

    Location: Manokotak
    Type: Sexual Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/09/18, Alaska State Troopers in Dillingham were notified of a sexual assault in the village of Manokotak.  The investigation continues and a suspect has been identified.

    Posted on 4/10/2018 2:22:01 PM by DPS\dbeastwood-koleszar

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  • AK18023160

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 3 / False Report

    Dispatch Text:

    On April 7, 2018 Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance involving a knife. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Dana Herbert, age 45 of Fairbanks, on April 10, 2018 for Assault in the Third Degree and False Report. Herbert was remanded at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

     

    Posted on 4/10/2018 7:00:58 PM by DPS\jnbarnes

  • AK18023790

    Location: Tok, Alaska
    Type: Warrants and False Information

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/10/18 at approximately 1700 hours, Tok AST conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding. AST contacted the driver and a passenger. Subsequent investigation revealed the passenger provided false information to AST concerning his identity. AST arrested 24 year old Fairbanks resident, Nicholas Pierce. Pierce had 4 active arrest warrants stemming from original charges of assault 1 and robbery 1. Pierce was arrested and transported to FCC and held without bail.

    Posted on 4/10/2018 9:14:20 PM by DPS\ajwill

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Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK18017240

    Location: Saint Paul, AK
    Type: State Onboard Observer Harassment

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/7/18 Michael Woodley, age 62 of Kodiak was cited for harassment of an ADF&G onboard observer while participating in the opilio crab fishery.


     

    Posted on 4/10/2018 3:00:16 PM by DPS\lsnicholson

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.