Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, April 16, 2017

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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  • AK17024087

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: MICS 5th Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/15/2017 at about 2343 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted a suspicious vehicle parked at Knudsen Cove Marina.  Investigation revealed that the driver Duncan Menzies, age 20, of Ketchikan was in possession of Marijuana and paraphernalia and was Under the Legal age of 21.  Menzies was issued a Summons at the scene for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree. 

    Posted on 4/16/2017 2:24:37 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

B Detachment ...No news reported.

C Detachment

  • AK17023959

    Location: Chuathbaluk
    Type: Unexpected Death

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/15/2017 at approximately 0926 hours, Alaska State Troopers from the Aniak Post received a report of a female receiving CPR in Chuathbaluk.  Troopers were notified a short time later the individual had been declared deceased.  An Aniak based Trooper and VPSO responded to investigate.  Investigation reveals Flora Phillips, age 26 of Anchorage, passed away unexpectedly while she was sleeping due to unknown circumstances.  The remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner for autopsy.  Investigation is ongoing.


    Posted on 4/16/2017 3:45:52 PM by DPS\dbledford

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  • AK17024100

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On April 16, 2017 at 3:06 AM, the Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for moving violations.  Troopers identified the driver as 27 year old Fairbanks resident Jonathan Chocon.  Jonathan was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence.  Jonathan was transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was remanded.

    Posted on 4/16/2017 6:42:06 AM by DPS\lnparrish

  • AK17024105

    Location: North Pole
    Type: Assault IV x 2 DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On April 16, 2017 at 6:38 AM, the Alaska State Troopers received a call of an assault that had happened at a residence in North Pole.  Investigation revealed Willie Earl Milton assaulted a family member and left the residence.  Troopers were unable to locate Willie and two counts of Assault IV are being forwarded to the District Attorney's Office.

    Posted on 4/16/2017 8:29:32 AM by DPS\lnparrish

  • AK17023985

    Location: Nulato
    Type: Arrest Warrant

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/15/17 at 1204 hours Alaska State Troopers from Galena arrested Arnold Pitka, age 29 of Nulato at his residence without incident on a $1000 felony warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charge of Assault 3 and remanded him to FCC on $1000 bail.  

    Posted on 4/16/2017 3:44:20 PM by DPS\ranunley

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17024123

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Retain Undersize Personal Use Dungeness Crab

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/15/17, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, contacted Joshua Smith, age 37 of Juneau, at Echo Cove after he had returned from crabbing.  Investigation revealed Smith was in possession of 14 undersize male Dungeness crab.  Smith was issued a $390.00 citation in the District Court at Juneau for retaining undersize personal use Dungeness crab.  The crab were seized and returned to the water unharmed.

    Posted on 4/16/2017 9:23:17 AM by DPS\jtabbott

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.