State of Alaska

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Saturday, May 13, 2017

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

A Detachment

  • AK17030834

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5-12-17 at approximately 2120 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a male with a gun shot wound at a residence near mile 11 North Tongass Hwy.  Investigation revealed Richard Hall, age 56 of Ketchikan was transported to the Ketchikan Peacehealth Emergency Room by EMS suffering from a gun shot wound.  Hall later died from his injuries.  The investigation is still ongoing.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 10:32:33 PM by DPS\cjnelson1

B Detachment ...No news reported.

C Detachment

  • AK17030599

    Location: Kwethluk
    Type: Arson 1st & Attempted Murder 1st x4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/12/17 at 0624 hours, Alaska State Troopers received report of a structure fire in the village of Kwethluk.  Investigation resulted in the arrest of Eric Nicolai, age 24 of Kwethluk, for one count of Arson in the First Degree and four counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 7:31:17 PM by DPS\jvrallo

  • AK17031023

    Location: Kwethluk
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/13/17 at 1400 hours, Alaska State Troopers arrested Evan Macar, age 50 of Kwethluk, for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in the First Degree. 

    Posted on 5/13/2017 7:41:32 PM by DPS\jvrallo

D Detachment

  • AK17030530

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Vehicle Theft/Forgery/Criminal Mischief

    Dispatch Text:

    On May 12, 2017 at approximately 5:55 pm, the Alaska State Troopers contacted Orachel Ngoriakl, age 27 of Fairbanks, for a trespassing issue in Fairbanks. Ngoriakl was found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle with a title falsely filled out to show her as the owner. Ngoriaki was subsequently arrested for Vehicle Theft in the First Degree, Forgery in the Second Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. Ngoriaki was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center and held without bail.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 5:35:45 PM by DPS\sohessler

  • AK17030907

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On May 13, 2018 at 1016 hours, AST contacted Joel Neetz (age 28) of Fairbanks at a business in Fox.  A check through APSIN revealed Neetz to have and an outstanding no bail AST felony probation violation warrant, as well as an outstanding no bail AST felony parole violation warrant.  Neetz also provided AST with a false name upon contact in order to conceal his identity.  Neetz was placed under arrest at 1034 hours on his warrants and for providing false information to a peace officer.  Subsequently, Neetz was remanded to FCC where he was held without bail.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 8:03:42 PM by DPS\smcafee

  • AK17030876

    Location: North Pole
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/13/2017 at approximately 0300 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Truck on the Old Richardson Highway in North Pole for a moving violation. Investigation revealed the driver, Jaranda Pols age 25 of North Pole, was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Pols was arrested for DUI and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center for remand.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 6:36:02 AM by DPS\makessler

  • AK17030866

    Location: North Pole
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/13 /2017 at approximately 0100 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on an Oldsmobile Delta on Sloan Road  North Pole for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed a passenger, Alex Beltz age 31 of North Pole, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest on the original charge of Failure to Stop at the Direction of a Peace Officer I. Beltz was arrested for his warrant and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center for remand where he was held without bail.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 6:42:03 AM by DPS\makessler

  • AK17030865

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI/Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test

    Dispatch Text:

    On May 13, 2017 at 12:37 AM, the Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding and lane violations.  Troopers identified the driver as 29 year old Fairbanks resident Sean Roy.  Sean was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence.  Sean was transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was remanded on $750.00 bail for DUI and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 6:42:50 AM by DPS\lnparrish

  • AK17030867

    Location: FAIRBANKS
    Type: DUI/MOCA

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/13/2017 the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Donald St in Fairbanks. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Melissa Demit, age 20 of North Pole, for DUI and Minor Operating after Consuming Alcohol.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 7:36:06 AM by DPS\bdspears

  • AK17030879

    Location: FAIRBANKS
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/13/2017 the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a dangerous driver on Goldstream Rd in Fairbanks. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Robert Eubank, age 29 of Fairbanks, for DUI.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 7:37:37 AM by DPS\bdspears

  • AK17018860

    Location: Kaltag
    Type: Assault 4 X 2,Criminal Trespass 1,Criminal Mischief 4, Criminal Mischief 5

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/23/17 at 1651 hours Alaska State Troopers in Galena received a report of a disturbance in Kaltag.  On 3/31/17 an arrest warrant was received from the Galena Court for Bennett Madros II, age 23 of Nulato for two counts of Assault 4, one count each of Criminal Trespass 1, Criminal Mischief 4 and Criminal Mischief 5.  Anyone with information of the location of Bennett Madros II is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers in Galena at 1-800-656-1203.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 9:34:29 AM by DPS\ranunley

  • AK17022238

    Location: Kaltag
    Type: Criminal Mischief 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/7/17 at 1326 hours Alaska State Troopers in Galena received a report Arlo Olson, age 40 of Kaltag chopped the door of his girlfriends house.  On 4/10/17 an arrest warrant was received from the Galena Court for Arlo Olson for Criminal Mischief 4.  Anyone with information of the location of Arlo Olson is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers in Galena at 1-800-656-1203.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 11:01:29 AM by DPS\ranunley

  • AK17022976

    Location: Kaltag
    Type: Assault 2 X 2,Assault 3,Kidnapping, Assault 4 X 2,Criminal Mischief 5

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/11/17 at 0904 hours Alaska State Troopers in Galena received a report of a disturbance in Kaltag.  On 4/11/17 an arrest warrant was received from the Galena Court for Arlo Olson, age 40 of Kaltag for Assault 2 X 2, Kidnapping, Assault 3, Assault 4 X 2, and Criminal Mischief 5.  Anyone with information of the location of Arlo Olson is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers in Galena at 1-800-656-1203.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 11:03:01 AM by DPS\ranunley

  • AK17025396

    Location: Nulato
    Type: Unlawful Contact 1

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/18/17 at 1705 hours Alaska State Troopers in Galena received a report Walter Stickman II, age 29 of Nulato was at a residence with an individual in violation of his conditions of release.  Investigation revealed on 4/18/17 Walter Stickman II was at a residence with the owner who he is not supposed to have contact with as part of his conditions of release.  On 4/21/17 an arrest warrant was received from the Galena Court for Walter Stickman II for Unlawful Contact 1.  On 5/12/17 at 0958 hours Walter Stickman was arrested on the warrant without incident at the VPSO office in Nulato and remanded to FCC on CATP bail.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 11:10:15 AM by DPS\ranunley

  • AK17026317

    Location: Nulato
    Type: Unlawful Contact 1

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/25/17 at 1110 hours Alaska State Troopers in Galena received a report of a disturbance in Nulato.  Investigation revealed on 4/22/17 Walter Stickman II, age 29 of Nulato was at a residence with the owner who he is not supposed to have contact with as part of his conditions of release.  On 5/4/17 an arrest warrant was received from the Galena Court for Walter Stickman II for Unlawful Contact 1.  On 5/12/17 at 0958 hours Walter Stickman was arrested on the warrant without incident at the VPSO office in Nulato and remanded to FCC on $1000 bail.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 11:11:25 AM by DPS\ranunley

E Detachment

  • AK17030839

    Location: Moose Pass
    Type: MVC-I

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/12/17 at approximately 2132 hours, Alaska State Troopers received the report of a single vehicle crash near mile post 26.5 of the Seward Highway. Investigation revealed Josef Lenz, age 27 of Anchorage, was traveling north on the Seward Highway in a blue 2001 Chevrolet Impala. Lenz lost control of the vehicle and struck a rock wall which caused the vehicle to roll. Lenz and his passenger Falina Orloff, age 21 of Anchorage, were transported to Anchorage area hospitals by LifeMed helicopters for treatment of their injuries. Seatbelts were reported to be worn. Investigation into the cause continues.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 4:30:39 PM by DPS\mazweifel

  • AK17030911

    Location: Seward
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/13/17 at approximately 1056 hours, Alaska State Troopers received multiple reports of a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report. The reports all described a yellow Chevrolet pickup driving dangerously, weaving, crossing the center line, and acting erratically. The vehicle was located and stopped near mile post 16.0 of the Seward Highway. Investigation revealed Timothy Kretsinger, age 53 of Anchorage, was driving while impaired. Kretsinger was arrested for DUI and transported to the Seward City Jail.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 4:41:34 PM by DPS\mazweifel

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17030762

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On May 11, 2017, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Ketchikan Post arrested Robert Smith (25) of Ketchikan for an outstanding warrant issued by the District Court in Ketchikan.  The warrant was for failing to appear for a calendar call hearing on the original charge of Assault 4DV and Interfering/Resisting arrest.  Smith was transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center and the bail was set at $250.

    Posted on 5/13/2017 8:35:15 AM by DPS\gagarcia

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.