Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, May 9, 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

  • AK19030104

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/09/2019 at approximately 1940 hours, Palmer Criminal Suppression Unit responded to the area of Pioneer Peak Drive in Wasilla in an attempt to locate Brittany Dolechek who had a Failure to Appear arrest warrant on the original charge of Criminal Trespass II. Troopers located Dolechek and after a short foot pursuit arrested Dolechek. Dolechek was remanded to the custody of the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and held on $50 bail.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 9:24:44 PM by DPS\rranderson

  • AK19029809

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/08/2019 at approximately 2045 hours, Troopers with Palmer Criminal Suppression Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox on Woodworth Loop in Palmer. Investigation revealed the driver, Dale Ohler age 36 of Palmer, had a parole warrant for his arrest. Original charges were MICS IV x2, Forgery II, Theft III, MIW III, & Escape III. Further investigation revealed the passenger, Candace Sandvik age 20 of Wasilla, had a warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Theft III. Both were arrested and remanded to the custody of Mat-Su Pretrial Facility. Ohler was held without bail and Sandvik was held on $250 bail.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 12:12:35 AM by DPS\rranderson

  • AK19029824

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/08/2019 at approximately 2225 hours, Alaska State Troopers and the Palmer Criminal Suppression Unit responded to an address on Blueberry Ave. in Palmer. Troopers contacted and arrested Venny Perez, age 24 of Wasilla, on an outstanding Probation Violation warrant on the original charge of Theft II. Perez was arrested and remanded to the custody of the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and held on $20,000 bail.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 12:15:37 AM by DPS\rranderson

  • AK19029826

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/08/2019, at approximately 2322 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Seward Meridian Parkway and the Parks Highway.  Investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle, Amanda Edwards, age 21 of Wasilla, had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.  Edwards was arrested and transported to the MATSU Pre-Trial Facility where she was remanded with a $100.00 Cash Appearance bail.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 1:08:33 AM by DPS\csmarkiewicz

  • AK19029828

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DWLR for a DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/08/2019, at approximately 2322 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Seward Meridian Parkway and the Parks Highway.  Investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle, Amanda Edwards, age 21 of Wasilla, was driving within the revocation dates for a previous DUI.  Edwards was issued a criminal summons with a mandatory court appearance date for a charge of Driving while License Revoked for a DUI.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 1:18:39 AM by DPS\csmarkiewicz

  • AK19029807

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Criminal Mischief 5th

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/8/2019 at approximately 2051 hours, I responded to a residence on Wickham Cir. in Palmer for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed that Loretta Wheeler, age 24 of Palmer, caused over $100 worth of property damage. Wheeler was arrested at the scene. Wheeler was transported to Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where she was remanded and held without bail.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 2:33:27 AM by DPS\fjparker

C Detachment

  • AK19029751

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/08/2019, at 1447 hours, the Alaska State Troopers along with members of the Kodiak Police Department attempted to locate Sabino Abrego, 35 years old of Kodiak.  The Kodiak Court had issued three warrants for Abrego stemming from the original charges of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree and Violating Conditions of Release.  Abrego was observed as a passenger in a silver Audi Sedan which parked in the parking lot of the Center Avenue Commercial Building.  Abrego then quickly entered the building.  AST and KPD established a perimeter of the building and began to search for Abrego inside.  Abrego was later located in the men's bathroom, which he had locked himself in, on the lowest level of the building.  After several attempt to get Abrego to unlock and open the door were unsuccessful, AST breeched the door and Abrego was arrested without further incident.  He was transported to the Kodiak City Jail where he was remanded on the three outstanding arrest warrants.  Abrego was held on $10,000 bail pending arraignment. 

    Posted on 5/9/2019 12:49:20 PM by DPS\besimmons

  • AK19029907

    Location: Pilot Point
    Type: DV Assault 4, Assault 3, Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/9/19 at approximately 1035 hours, Dillingham AST received a report of an assault in Pilot Point.  AST responded and based on the investigation, determined Nathen Matson, age 31 of Pilot Point, assaulted an adult female by punching her in the face causing minor injury. Matson also drove a vehicle towards an adult male placing him in fear of being injured and causing minor injuries. Matson was arrested for DV Assault 4, Assault 3 and Assault 4. He was booked at Dillingham Jail pending arraignment.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 4:53:31 PM by DPS\mrhenry

  • AK19029837

    Location: Togiak
    Type: DC/Criminal Mischief IV/VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/09/19 approximately 0243 hrs., State Troopers in Togiak responded to a disturbance at a residence in Togiak.  Investigation revealed that Hayley Arnariak, age 24, of Togiak was intoxicated and causing a disturbance and broke a window at the residence.  Additionally Arnariak was found to be violating conditions of release on a prior case.  Arnariak was arrested and transported to the Togiak Jail where she was held on the charges of Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Mischief IV, and VCOR, with no  bail until arraignment.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 6:24:15 PM by DPS\dcsadloske

  • AK19030084

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Felony Possession of Alcohol

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/09/19 approximately 1604 hrs., State Troopers, along with the VPSO, TPO, and VPO contacted persons at a residence after a tip of homemade alcohol manufacture (homebrew).  Investigative efforts resulted in obtaining a search for the residence, and approximately 20 gallons of homebrew was seized.  Robin Toyukak, age 39, of Togiak was arrested for Felony Possession of Alcohol in a Local Option Community,  and transported to the Togiak Jail, with no bail until arraignment. 

    Posted on 5/9/2019 6:34:00 PM by DPS\dcsadloske

  • AK19029181

    Location: Dillingham
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/6/2019 at approximately 1559 hours, Dillingham AST received a report of an assault in the village of Twin Hills. Further investigation revealed Jeoffrey Gloko had an argument with his significant other placing her in fear of imminent physical injury. Gloko was arrest in Twin Hills and remanded to Dillingham jail for assault in the 4th degree.

     

    Posted on 5/9/2019 9:42:56 AM by DPS\tlbuyse

D Detachment

  • AK18077535

    Location: Tok Cutoff Hwy MP 71
    Type: Armed Robbery Indictment

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/9/2019, Valerie Calip, of Anchorage, and Wesley Sanford, of Anchorage, were indicted by a Grand Jury for Robbery, Theft and Vehicle Theft in relation to an armed robbery on 10/26/2018 at MP 71 of the Tok Cutoff Highway. All the charges are felonies. The Special Crimes Investigation Unit, the Anchorage Airport Interdiction Task Force and the Crime Suppression Unit assisted with this investigation.

    On 10/26/2018 at about 1432 hours, AST in Tok received a report of an armed robbery at a private residence near MP 71 Tok Cutoff Highway. AST responded but the suspects left the area in a stolen black pickup truck and a white sedan prior to AST arrival.

    Investigation revealed three subjects came to the victim’s residence asking for assistance. One subject produced a firearm and held the male and female victim at gunpoint while the two other subjects began stealing items from the residence,  to include firearms and cash.  All three subjects left the residence leaving the male and female victim’s tied up inside the residence.

    Glennallen AST located the stolen black truck and attempted a traffic stop which resulted in a pursuit to Valdez. The male driver and sole occupant, Todd Margerum, of Anchorage, was contacted and arrested for charges stemming from the pursuit. Charges stemming from the armed robbery were referred to the Glennallen DAO.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 11:47:13 AM by DPS\mapeters

E Detachment

  • AK19029972

    Location: 43335 K-Beach Road, Soldotna AK
    Type: Warrant Arrest.

    Dispatch Text:

     On 5-9-19 at 1317 hours, the Soldotna AST K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop and contacted Joseph Dean Knight (20) YOA of Fairbanks. An ASPIN check revealed Knight has an outstanding $100.00 (FTA) Failure to Appear Warrant for his arrest. The outstanding warrant is for the original charge out of Fairbanks of two counts of Assault 4th and Disorderly Conduct. Knight was arrested and transported to Wildwood Pretrial where he was remanded pending 100.00 Bail.    

     

    Posted on 5/9/2019 3:22:19 PM by DPS\jawoodruff

  • AK19029862

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Unlawful Contact/VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/09/2019 at approximately 0831 hours, Soldotna AST received a REDDI report stating a red Ford Explorer was passing unsafely and nearly caused a head-on collision on Funny River Road. AST located a red ford explorer bearing AK license plate and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was identified as James West Jr. (50) of Soldotna. James West. Jr. was arrested for one count of Unlawful Contact in the First Degree and a separate count of Violation of Conditions of Release. West was transported to Wild Wood Pre-Trial and held without bail.  

    Posted on 5/9/2019 4:13:36 PM by DPS\elnorwood

  • AK19030090

    Location: Anchor Point
    Type: Warrant arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/9/19 at 1840 hours Anchor Point AST observed Cimmaron Tangman (44 yoa of Anchor Point) who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest driving near mile 164 of the Sterling Highway. Tangman was contacted, arrested on the warrant (3H)-19-00117CR Violating Conditions of Release $250.00) and transported to Homer Jail.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 8:16:50 PM by DPS\jablessent

  • AK19029811

    Location: Anchor Point
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/8/19 at approximately 2130 hours Anchor Point AST contacted Douglas Kendrick (34 yoa of Anchor Point) in the area of North Fork Road in Anchor Point. Subsequent investigation revealed Kendrick to have an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest (3AN-18-06777CR , Theft in the second degree $2000.00). Kendrick was arrested and transported to Homer Jail.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 8:23:27 PM by DPS\jablessent

  • AK19029822

    Location: Anchor Point
    Type: DUI, MVC

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/8/19 at 2259 hours Anchor Point AST responded to a roll-over MVC in the Fritz Creek area of East End Road in Homer. Investigation revealed the driver, Demetrio Skorohoff (37 yoa of Homer) was driving under the influence of alcohol. No injuries were sustained and minimal damage was done to the vehicle. Skorohodoff was arrested and transported to Homer Jail.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 8:27:44 PM by DPS\jablessent

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers ...No news reported.

AK Bureau of Investigation

  • AK19029464

    Location: Kotzebue
    Type: Import Alcohol to a Local Option Area

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/7/2019, WAANT investigators contacted a 36 year old male and a 21 year old female, at a local air carrier in Kotzebue, as they prepared to travel to the local option community of Selawik.  The contact resulted in the seizure of two gallons of distilled spirits.  Charges of Alcohol importation will be forwarded to OSPA for prosecution.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 2:42:51 PM by DPS\nwnay

  • AK19029461

    Location: Kotzebue
    Type: Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/6/2019, a WAANT investigator in Kotzebue investigated a case of Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.  Investigation showed that a 27 year old female purchased and delivered alcoholic beverages to an 18 year old female in Kotzebue.  A report is being referred to OSPA, recommending that the 27 year old be charged with Felony Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, and the 18 year old be charged with Possession or Consumption of Alcohol by a Person Under 21.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 2:50:09 PM by DPS\nwnay

  • AK19029469

    Location: Kotzebue
    Type: Importation of Alcohol to a Local Option Area

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/7/2019, a WAANT investigator contacted a 63 year old male at a local air carrier in Kotzebue, as he prepared to travel to the local option community of Noorvik.  The contact resulted in the seizure of one gallon of distilled spirits from the male.  a Charge of Importation of Alcoholic Beverages to a Local Option Area is being referred to OSPA.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 2:56:13 PM by DPS\nwnay

  • AK19029908

    Location: Kotzebue
    Type: Import Alcohol to a Local Option Area

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/9/2019, a WAANT investigator contacted a 58 year old female at a local air carrier in Kotzebue, as she prepared to travel to the local option community of Point Hope.  The contact resulted in the seizure of two 750 ml bottles of distilled spirits from the female.  A charge of Importation of Alcoholic Beverages to a Local Option Area is being referred to OSPA.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 3:00:52 PM by DPS\nwnay

  • AK19030060

    Location: Kotzebue
    Type: Importation of Alcohol to a Local Option Area

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/10/2019, WAANT investigators contacted a 21 year old male at a local air carrier, as he prepared to travel to the local option community of Selawik.  The contact resulted in the seizure of one 750ml bottle of distilled spirits. A charge of Importation of Alcoholic Beverages to a Local Option Area will be referred to OSPA for prosecution.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 5:09:28 PM by DPS\nwnay

  • AK19030061

    Location: Kotzebue
    Type: Importation of Alcohol to a Local Option Area

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/10/2019, a WAANT investigator contacted a 22 year old female at a local air carrier, as she prepared to travel to the local option community of Selawik.  Investigation resulted in the seizure of six 750ml bottles of distilled spirits.  A charge of Importation of Alcoholic Beverages to a Local Option Area will be referred to OSPA for prosecution.

    Posted on 5/9/2019 5:13:43 PM by DPS\nwnay

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.