Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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

A Detachment

  • AK17024776

    Location: Kake
    Type: Assault 4th Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/18/17, at 2330 hours, AST received a report of an assault in Kake.  Investigation revealed that a 24 year male from Kake got into an argument with a 62 year old male from Kake and then the 24 year old male punched the 62 year old male twice in the face.  Minor injuries were reported, but no medical attention was required.  Incident to be forwarded to the DAO.  

    Posted on 4/19/2017 4:15:59 PM by DPS\cjumbs

B Detachment

  • AK17024779

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/19/2017 at approximately 0048 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted Christina Brown, age 51 on Chrysan Street in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Brown had a warrant for her arrest on the original charge of Theft IV. Brown was arrested and remanded to the custody of the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and held on $100 bail.

    Posted on 4/19/2017 2:58:48 AM by DPS\rranderson

  • AK17024786

    Location: Glennallen
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/19/17 at approximately 0324 hours, Glennallen AST contacted Kolben N. Saetre, 25 yoa, for speeding near the intersection of Terrace Dr. and Glenn Highway. AST investigation revealed  Kolben was driving under the influence of alcohol beverages.  Kolben was placed under arrest and transported to the Glennallen post where he provided a sample of his breath for the Datamaster. Kolben is being held at the Glennallen post holding cell pending his release when sober. Alcohol was a factor in the case. 


    Posted on 4/19/2017 7:45:01 PM by DPS\bpendres

  • AK17024474

    Location: Copper Center
    Type: DV Assault IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/17/17 at approximately 2153 hours Glennallen AST responded to near mile 103 Old Richardson Highway because Henry Miller (22) of Copper Center was reported to have assaulted a family member. After AST arrival and subsequent investigation it was found that Miller had assaulted a family member and his girlfriend of 4 years. Miller was arrested for two counts of domestic violence assault 4 and held at AST Glennallen pending arraignment.


    Posted on 4/19/2017 7:47:27 PM by DPS\bpendres

  • AK17024059

    Location: Glennallen
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/15/17, at approximately 1829 hours, Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle near mile 187 Glenn Hwy for a moving violation.  The driver was identified as Noah Gotthardt (age 25 of Chugiak).  Investigation revealed Gotthardt was driving under the influence of alcohol.  Investigation also revealed Gotthardt was supposed to have an ignition interlock device from a prior DUI conviction in April 2016.  Gotthardt was arrested for DUI and Driving in violation of a license limitation.  Gotthardt was also issued citations for speeding and no proof of insurance.


    Posted on 4/19/2017 7:50:56 PM by DPS\bpendres

  • AK17023940

    Location: Glennallen
    Type: MCA

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/14/17 at approximately 0210 hours Glennallen AST responded to 243 College Road for a noise complaint. After AST arrival and subsequent investigation David Burt (20) of Glennallen was issued a court summons for minor consuming alcohol.


    Posted on 4/19/2017 7:52:07 PM by DPS\bpendres

  • AK17023924

    Location: Copper Center
    Type: DUI, Eluding

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/14/17 at approximately 2228 hours Glennallen AST responded to a report of a wildfire near mile 103 Richardson Highway. The fire was discovered to be an uncontrolled brush pile burn in a gravel pit located behind Kluti-Kaah Village in Copper Center. During the investigation AST pursued a side by side in the village after it pulled in towards the gravel pit, stopped, backed out, and sped off. The driver of the side by side was identified as Eric Stevens (33) of Copper Center. After subsequent investigation Stevens was arrested for felony eluding and driving under the influence.


    Posted on 4/19/2017 7:54:23 PM by DPS\bpendres

  • AK17023556

    Location: Glennallen
    Type: Assault, Disorderly Conduct

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4-13-17 at approximately 1330 hours Spencer McConkey, age 30 of Anchorage was arraigned at the Glennallen Court on a bench warrant for failure to appear. After arraignment McConkey created a disturbance. Investigation resulted in McConkey being additionally charged with Assault IV and Disorderly Conduct. McConkey was transported to Matsu Pretrial.

    Posted on 4/19/2017 8:38:08 PM by DPS\bpendres

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK17024806

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: MICS, MIW, Warrants

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/19/2017 at about 0830 hours, Fairbanks AST Dispatch received a call from Watershed Charter School in Fairbanks reporting a man sleeping in a car on the property. When troopers went to contact the sleeping man they noticed a firearm within his reach. As a safety precaution, AST notified the school and requested additional troopers to respond before waking the man. Troopers were able to wake the man, identified as David Lensegrav, 32 of Fairbanks, and take him into custody without incident. Investigation revealed that Lensegrav was on the property for reasons unrelated to the school and there is no indication of any threat to the school. Lensegrav was remanded at FCC on charges of Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances in the second degree, two counts of Misconduct Involving Weapons second degree, and one count of Misconduct Involving Weapons in the third degree. Two outstanding warrants for fail to comply with probation conditions of Burglary 1, and MICS 3rd were also served on Lensegrav.

    Posted on 4/19/2017 3:36:17 PM by DPS\tmmealey

E Detachment

  • AK17025012

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4-19-2017 at 2036 hours the Alaska State Troopers contacted Gregory Lundell after he was called in as a REDDI (report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) at the Big Johns Tesoro.  Investigation revealed that Lundell was driving while under the influence of alcohol and arrested.  Lundell was remanded to the Wildwood Pre Trial Facility where he was held without bail.  The vehicle was released to a sober person on scene.

    Posted on 4/19/2017 11:47:07 PM by DPS\rasimmons

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.