Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Saturday, April 14, 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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  • AK18024741

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Burglary 2, Theft 3, Criminal Mischief

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/14/2018 at approximately 1125 hours the Alaska State Troopers received report of a burglary in the area Wildomar Dr. Investigation revealed individuals made forced entry to a storage shed and trailer camper. Two chainsaws were taken from a shed with estimated value of $600.00. The chainsaw were recovered and given back to the victim.

    Posted on 4/14/2018 5:22:01 PM by DPS\pasimasko

  • AK18024758

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Criminal Trespass 1, Theft 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/14/2018 at approximately 1319 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of theft in the area Kenaka Bena Loop in Big Lake. Investigation revealed individuals walked onto the victims property and took a generator and a security camera with a total value of $900.00.

    Anyone with any information in encouraged to notify the Alaska State Troopers at (907)745-2131.

    Posted on 4/14/2018 5:28:55 PM by DPS\pasimasko

  • AK18024574

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Theft 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/13/2018 at approximately 1523 hours the Alaska State Trooper received a report of theft in the area of Rochella Place in Big Lake. The victim reported having a gold watch and ring taken from their property. The watch and ring are valued at approximately $7000.00.

    Anyone with any information in encouraged to notify the Alaska State Troopers at (907)745-2131.

    Posted on 4/14/2018 5:33:46 PM by DPS\pasimasko

  • AK18024776

    Location: Palmer
    Type: MVC-F

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/14/18 at 1547 hours, Alaska State Troopers and EMS responded to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Stringfield Road and Bogard Road.  Investigation revealed Steven Lawton, age 39 of Palmer was operating a 2013 brown Ford F-150 eastbound on Bogard Road approaching the intersection of Stringfield Road at a higher rate of speed than the posted speed limit.  Jean Angus, age 51 of Wasilla was operating a 2009 gray GMC Sierra pick-up truck and she was making a left turn from Stringfield Road onto Bogard Road.  Both vehicles collided and came to rest off the roadway.  Angus was extricated from the vehicle, medevaced by life med helicopter and died while en route.  Both vehicles were a total loss.  Next of Kin has been notified and the State Medical Examiner's Office has responded for Angus. This investigation is ongoing. 



    Posted on 4/14/2018 6:25:35 PM by DPS\dlherrell

  • AK18024809

    Location: GLENNALLEN
    Type: DUI and Felony Probation Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/14/2018, Glennallen AST conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 red Daewoo near mile 113 Richardson Hwy. for speeding.  AST investigation revealed the driver identified by AK OL as Jaysen Robinson, 25 yoa, was driving the vehicle under the influence of alcoholic beverages. Further investigation revealed the passenger identified by Name and DOB as Vera Douglas, 34 yoa, is currently on Felony probation with conditions not to consume alcohol. Vera had consumed alcohol and was placed under arrest at the request of her PO for Felony Probation Violation.  Jaysen and Vera were transported to Glennallen post pending arraignment and transport. Alcohol was a factor in the case.  

    Posted on 4/14/2018 9:33:19 PM by DPS\agarcia

  • AK18024684

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft 3 / Criminal Mischief 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/14/2018, at approximately 0223 hours, AST received a call about a theft on East Palmer Wasilla Highway in Wasilla. The investigation revealed that approximately $500 worth of property was taken from a vehicle and $120 worth of damage was done to the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information on this incident are encouraged to contact AST at 352-5401.

    Posted on 4/14/2018 11:36:12 PM by DPS\crlloyd

  • AK18024656

    Location: GAKONA

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/13/2018 at approximately 2236 hours, Glennallen AST  conducted a traffic stop on a silver 4 door sedan near mile 1/5 Tok Cutoff for a headlight dimming violation. AST investigation revealed the driver Stanley Edwin was driving the vehicle while under the influence of alcoholic beverages and while his license is revoked. Stanley is also required to have an IID installed in the vehicle. The vehicle he was driving did not have one. Stanley was placed under arrest and transported to Glennallen post.  Alcohol is a factor in the case.

    Posted on 4/14/2018 1:43:51 AM by DPS\agarcia

  • AK18024686

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/14/18 at approximately 0223 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 white Chevy for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed the driver Shaun Whaley, age 16 of Wasilla was driving under the influence of alochol. He was issued a criminal summons and released to his parents.

    Posted on 4/14/2018 5:49:08 AM by DPS\jcsomerville

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  • AK18024670

    Location: Arctic Man - Summit Lake
    Type: Snow Machine Fatality

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/13/18, at approximately 2354 hrs, Howard Thies, 68 of Fairbanks, reported Clayton Kaigelak, 31 of Nuiqsut, over due from an evening snow machine ride.  Search teams were dispatched without luck through the night. 

    On 4/14/18 just after day break Kaigelak was located trapped beneath a snow machine at the base of an avalanche near the Arctic Man Venue near Summit Lake.  He was deceased.  Next of Kin were notified.  Kaigelak's remains will be examined at the State Medical Examiners Office. 

    Posted on 4/14/2018 4:27:54 PM by DPS\srlantz

  • AK18024751

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4 x 2, MICS 4, Probation Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On April 14, 2018 at approximately 1:53 pm, the Alaska State Troopers contacted Aaron Austin, age 32 of Fairbanks, at a residence in Fairbanks. Investigation revealed Austin had assaulted a family member. Austin was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was held without bail for two counts of Assault in the Fourth Degree, one count of Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances in the Fourth Degree, and one count of Probation Violation.

    Posted on 4/14/2018 4:48:12 PM by DPS\sohessler

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  • AK18024678

    Location: Sterling Highway @ N. Cohoe Loop Road, Kasilof
    Type: NVOL

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4-14-18 at 0126 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop on a gold 2005 Chevrolet Venture Minivan on the Sterling Highway near N. Cohoe Loop after observing the vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit. The driver was identified as Daytona J. Powell, 17 YOA of Kasilof. Upon contact investigation revealed Powell was operating the vehicle with no valid operator’s license. Powell was issued a citation with a mandatory court appearance for NVOL. Powell was cited and released to a responsible driver.



    Posted on 4/14/2018 6:37:23 AM by DPS\jawoodruff

  • AK18024587

    Location: Seward
    Type: Assault 3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/13/18 at approximately 1528 hours, Alaska State Troopers received the report of an assault. Investigation revealed Justin Lee, age 33 of Seward, assaulted a family member. Lee was arrested for Assault 3 and remanded to the Seward City Jail.

    Posted on 4/14/2018 3:11:45 PM by DPS\mazweifel

  • AK18024691

    Location: Seward
    Type: Criminal Mischief 4, DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/14/18 at approximately 0423 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to Bayview Trailer Court for the report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Marissa Lackey, age 30 of Seward, damaged property of a family member. Further investigation revealed Lackey drove a vehicle while impaired by alcohol. Lackey was arrested for Criminal Mischief 4 and DUI. Lackey was remanded to the Seward City Jail.

    Posted on 4/14/2018 3:14:55 PM by DPS\mazweifel

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AK Wildlife Troopers ...No news reported.

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