Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Monday, May 13, 2019

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

A Detachment ...No news reported.

B Detachment ...No news reported.

C Detachment

  • AK19020696

    Location: Chevak
    Type: Missing Person

    Dispatch Text:


    On 5/12/19, at approximately 2145 hrs, Chevak Search and Rescue notified State Troopers a body was located mostly covered in snow two miles from Chevak towards Hooper Bay.  Troopers responded to the scene. The remains are believed to be that of Sara Nicholas, 35 of Chevak.  No evidence of foul play was found.  The State Medical Examiner's Office requested the body for exam.  Next of kin have been notified. 

    Original Release: On 3/31/19, 1637 hrs, State Troopers were notified by Chevak Village Police Officers (VPO) of a missing person.  Investigation found that Sara Nicholas, 35 of Chevak, was last seen by family on 3/18/19.  The community of Chevak is actively searching for Sara Nicholas and State Troopers and VPOs are following up on any information that is received about her location.  Investigation continues.  Anyone with information is asked to contact State Troopers at 543-2294 or their nearest Law Enforcement office. 

    Posted on 4/8/2019 2:42:22 PM by DPS\srlantz . Edited on 5/13/2019 3:37:16 PM by DPS\mapeters

  • AK19030597

    Location: Savoonga
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/13/2019 at 1510 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted Andy Penayah, 37 YOA of Savoonga. Andy had a $250 warrant for failure to appear for arraignment for a probation violation on the original charge of Assault 4th. Andy was arrested without incident and transported to AMCC.


    Posted on 5/13/2019 6:28:36 PM by DPS\omnolywaika

  • AK19030595

    Location: Gambell
    Type: Assault 4th (DV), Criminal Mischief 5th (DV), VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/12/2019 Alaska State Troopers received a report that Pamela Apangalook, 46 YOA of Gambell, had assaulted a family member and destroyed property in the residence valued under $250. Pamela is on probation for Robbery 2nd. Charges of Assault 4th DV, Criminal Mischief 5th DV, and Violating Conditions of Release have been forwarded to the Nome DAO and an arrest warrant requested.


    Posted on 5/13/2019 6:31:16 PM by DPS\omnolywaika

  • AK19028426

    Location: Elim
    Type: Criminal Mischief 3, Criminal Trespass 1

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/9/2019 at 0850 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report that multiple vehicles and construction equipment had been vandalized. The cost of the damage totaled $41,500. Investigation revealed a juvenile suspect had caused damage to the equipment over a period of several months. Charges of Criminal Mischief 3 and Criminal Trespass 1 have been forwarded to the Nome Division of Juvenile Justice.


    Posted on 5/13/2019 6:33:33 PM by DPS\omnolywaika

  • AK19030709

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Assault IV-DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/12/19 approximately 2338 hrs., State Troopers and the Togiak VPO responded to  a report of an assault at a  residence in Togiak.  Investigation revealed that Darian Kirby, age 21, of Togiak had assaulted a family member.   Kirby was arrested and transported to the Togiak Jail where she was lodged on the charge of Assault IV-DV, with no bail until arraignment.  Alcohol was a factor in the incident.

    Posted on 5/13/2019 6:42:42 PM by DPS\dcsadloske

  • AK19030958

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/13/19 approximately 1340 hrs., State Troopers in Togiak, along with the VPSO and TPO, contacted Anthony Forbes, age 23, of Togiak.  Investigation revealed that Forbes had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, for Assault IV-DV.  Forbes was arrested and transported to the Togiak Jail  where he was lodged on $500.00 bail.

    Posted on 5/13/2019 7:16:19 PM by DPS\dcsadloske

  • AK19030947

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: DV Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On May 13, 2019 at 1801 hours the Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in Kodiak. During the investigation, a domestic violence assault was reported (occurred several days ago). This case will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office. The suspects' identities are being withheld until formally charged.

    Posted on 5/13/2019 10:17:37 PM by DPS\tstilley

D Detachment

  • AK19030697

    Location: Healy
    Type: MVC-I

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/12/2019 at approximately 2006 hours Troopers received a report of an overturned semi-truck at mile 252.5 Parks Highway.  The semi, being operated by RL Trucking out of Anchorage, was traveling northbound when it lost control negotiating the curve over Panguingue Creek.  The driver was cited for driving too fast for road conditions, crossing the center line of the roadway and not wearing his seat belt.  The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure.  The Parks Highway was closed for approximately 4 hours while crews cleared the roadway.

    Posted on 5/13/2019 2:23:33 PM by DPS\bkhaley

E Detachment

  • AK19030687

    Location: Soldotna, AK
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/12/2019 at approximately 2026 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted Joseph Martin Cooper, age 53 of Soldotna, walking near milepost 21 Kalifornsky Beach Road after recognizing him and knowing him to have an outstanding warrant.  The warrant was for Failure to Appear at Arraignment, the original charges being Criminal Trespass, Criminal Mischief and Theft.  He was arrested for the warrant and remanded at Wildwood Pretrial Facility.  Bail was set at $500.

    Posted on 5/13/2019 2:32:25 AM by DPS\mjwertanen

  • AK19030708

    Location: Soldotna, AK
    Type: MVC-Injuries / DUI / Refusal / Fail to Give Immediate Notice

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/12/2019 at approximately 2248 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on Echo Lake Road.  The driver fled prior to AST arrival.  After a search of the area, Karl Wayne Gattenby, age 55 of Soldotna, was located in the woods nearby.  Investigation revealed he crashed the truck, a red 2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup, while impaired and under the influence of alcohol.  He also failed to notify law enforcement of the crash as required.  He was arrested for DUI and Fail to Give Immediate Notice.  Gattenby received minor injuries in the crash.  He later refused to provide a sample of his breath as required.  He was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial Facility for DUI, Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test and Fail to Give Immediate Notice.  Bail was set at $1000.

    Posted on 5/13/2019 2:36:16 AM by DPS\mjwertanen

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19030791

    Location: Hoonah
    Type: Failed to seal marten

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/8/19, Hoonah AWT cited 59 year old Elfin Cove resident, William Wader Jr., for unlawfully failing to seal his marten furs within 30 days after season closure.  Walder Jr. was issued a  $120 bailable citation

    Posted on 5/13/2019 11:59:32 AM by DPS\tptuckwood

  • AK19030786

    Location: Hoonah
    Type: sport fish without a license

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/8/19, Hoonah AWT cited 41 yo Ketchikan resident, Eric J. Weathers Jr. for sport fishing without a license after he was contacted sport fishing near south pass.  Weathers Jr. was issued a  $220 bailable citation

    Posted on 5/13/2019 12:01:13 PM by DPS\tptuckwood

  • AK19030805

    Location: Petersburg
    Type: Evidence of Sex

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5-13-19 Scott Schultz, age 58 of Alden New York was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for failing to leave the evidence of sex naturally attached to the hide of the black bear he harvested.  Bail is set at $170 in the Petersburg District Court.

    Posted on 5/13/2019 4:41:55 PM by DPS\cdlitster

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.