Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, May 14, 2017

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

  • AK17031005

    Location: Gambell
    Type: Felony Probation Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/13/2017 at approximately 1630 hours, the Gambell VPSO responded to a report of an intoxicated male at a residence causing a disturbance. The VPSO contacted and subsequently arrested Brendan Oseuk, age 42, of Gambell for violating his felony probation conditions by consuming alcohol. Mr. Oseuk was remanded to the Gambell public safety building where he was held with no bail pending arraignment

    Posted on 5/14/2017 8:58:23 AM by DPS\btbranch

D Detachment

  • AK17030976

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Vehicle Theft 1 and DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On May 13, 2017 at approximately 1606 hours, AST contacted Ashleigh Miller, age 24, of Nenana, in Fairbanks for a welfare check. The investigation revealed Ashleigh had committed the crimes of Vehicle Theft in the First Degree and Driving Under the Influence. She was arrested and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center where she was remanded and held on no bail.

    Posted on 5/14/2017 12:37:10 AM by DPS\trlangford

  • AK17031078

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: MIW III/NVOL/Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On May 14, 2017 at 1:47 AM, the Alaska State Troopers were responding to a residence for a possible burglary in progress.  Troopers spotted one of the vehicles that met the description given by the caller.  Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as 43 year old Fairbanks resident Joshua Kelley.  Kelley was subsequently arrested for Misconduct Involving a Weapon III, No Valid Operators License, and an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  Kelley was transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was remanded without bail.

    Posted on 5/14/2017 5:16:24 AM by DPS\lnparrish

E Detachment

  • AK17029879

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Vehicle Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5-9-2017 the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle theft regarding a 2002 Ford Focus.  On 5-14-2017 the vehicle was located in the Soldotna area and William Strain (38 YOA of Kenai) was issued a citation charging him with Vehicle Theft I.  The vehicle was returned to the owner. 

    Posted on 5/14/2017 5:46:51 PM by DPS\rasimmons

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17030402

    Location: Nenana
    Type: Unlawful Taking of Big Game with Bait or Scent Lures

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/11/17, a Fairbanks-based Alaska Wildlife Trooper contacted Steven Theel, age 41 of North Pole. Investigation revealed Theel was using an unskinned fox as bait at his registered bear bait site in violation of his bear bait permit. Theel was issued a summons with a mandatory court date of 06/08/17 at 1430hours in Nenana District Court for the violation.

    Posted on 5/14/2017 12:23:12 PM by DPS\dgvalentine

  • AK17030837

    Location: North Pole
    Type: Methods and Means - Treble Hook in Single Hook Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/12/17 at approximately 2200 hours, a Fairbanks-based Alaska Wildlife Trooper contacted Arron Eubanks, age 23 of North Pole while he was fishing on Badger Slough. Investigation revealed Eubanks was using a treble hook in single hook waters while targeting grayling. Eubanks was issued a citation with bail set at $110 in the Fairbanks District Court for the violation.

    Posted on 5/14/2017 12:25:01 PM by DPS\dgvalentine

  • AK17030688

    Location: Elliot Highway
    Type: Using Bear Bait/Scent Lure Near Residence

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/13/17 a Fairbanks-based Alaska Wildlife Trooper contacted Jason Lagasse, age 41 of Fairbanks. Investigation revealed Lagasse established and operated a bear bait station within a 1/2 mile of an occupied residence near Mile 22 of the Elliott Highway. Lagasse was issued a summons for the violation with a mandatory court date in the Fairbanks District Court on 06/13/17 at 0900 hours.

    Posted on 5/14/2017 12:26:20 PM by DPS\dgvalentine

  • AK17027570

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Fishing in closed waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/30/2017 at approximately 1600, Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a patrol of Cottonwood Creek at Seward Meridian. Investigation revealed Linda Grimes, age 69 of Wasilla, was fishing in the closed waters of Cottonwood Creek. Grimes was issued a citation for sport fishing in closed waters and retaining 4 fish, bail was set at $190.

    Posted on 5/14/2017 1:29:06 PM by DPS\bwjohnson

  • AK17027547

    Location: Little Su River
    Type: Use of Bait Where Prohibited

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/30/2017, Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Gale Lancaster, age 35 of Big Lake, for Sport Fishing with bait in waters closed to fishing with bait. Bail was set at $ 110, in the Palmer District Court.

    Posted on 5/14/2017 1:30:00 PM by DPS\bwjohnson

  • AK17031188

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Retain Undersize Personal Use Dungeness Crab

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/13/17, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, contacted Prudencio Camba, age 56 of Juneau, as he was returning from crabbing at Echo Cove.  Investigation revealed that Camba had retained a Dungeness crab under the legal size limit of 6.5 inches.  Camba was issued a $130.00 citation in the District Court at Juneau for retaining the undersized Dungeness crab.  The crab was returned to the water unharmed.

    Posted on 5/14/2017 3:37:13 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK17030221

    Location: Dillingham
    Type: Commercial Fishing Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/5/2017, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Dillingham Post cited Jasen Nash, age 38, of Oregon for operating the tender vessel Tempest in the Togiak Herring Fishery without a 2017 ADF&G vessel license. Bail was set at $210.00 in the Dillingham District Court.


    Posted on 5/14/2017 4:30:34 PM by DPS\jdwittkop

  • AK17030238

    Location: Dillingham
    Type: Commercial Fishing Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/6/2017, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Dillingham Post cited Jay Simpson, age 22, of Oregon for working as a crewmember aboard a tender vessel in the Togiak Herring Fishery when he did not have a valid 2017 commercial crewmember license in his possession.  The operator of the vessel, Michael Reddekopp, age 53, of California was cited for employing an unlicensed crewmember.  Bail was set at $260.00 for each in the Dillingham District Court. 


    Posted on 5/14/2017 5:07:03 PM by DPS\jdwittkop

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.