Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, June 6, 2019

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

A Detachment

  • AK19036886

    Location: Naukati Bay
    Type: Criminal Mischief IV (DV)

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/6/2019, Prince of Wales State Troopers and USFS LEO responded to Naukati Bay for a reported disturbance. Investigation revealed that 34 year old Naukati Bay resident, Tanya Burchfield caused damage to a family members vehicle with an axe. Burchfield was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief IV domestic violence. Burchfield was remanded to the Craig Jail pending arraignment. Alcohol was a contributing factor.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 6:53:44 PM by DPS\rhjensen

B Detachment

  • AK19036695

    Location: Glennallen
    Type: Fugitive From Justice

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/05/2019 at approximately 2329 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Glennallen responded to the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge for a report of a disturbance. Chadwick Edward Cochran, age 46 of Georgia, was contacted at the lodge. AST investigation revealed Chadwick had an active Felony extraditable arrest warrant out of Georgia for Probation Violation on the Original Charge of Robbery. Chadwick was placed under arrest without incident on the charge of Fugitive from Justice. Chadwick was transported and held at the Glennallen post pending arraignment.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 2:35:31 AM by DPS\agarcia

  • AK19036665

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

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/5/2019 at approximately 2038 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a 1995 GMC van involved in a MVA near Hollywood Rd. and Pond Lily Ln. in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Brice Castro, age 27 of Eagle River, was operating the vehicle while impaired by alcohol. Castro was arrested at the scene for DUI. Castro was also charged with Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test. Castro was transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was later released under his own recognizance once sober.  

    Posted on 6/6/2019 4:44:26 AM by DPS\fjparker

  • AK19036673

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault 3 (x2) MIW 4, Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/5/2019, at approximately 2147 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an assault on W Sassy Avenue in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Mathieu Thornton, age 21 of Wasilla, committed the crimes of Assault 3 (x2) and MIW 4 and Ululani Kahakua-Brown, age 19 of Wasilla, committed the crime of Assault 4. Charges are being forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 5:57:38 AM by DPS\hmvenie

  • AK19036633

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/5/2019, at approximately 1801 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a burglary on S. Avalon Circle in Wasilla. Investigation revealed someone entered a residence without force and stole approximately $950 worth of property. Investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 6:03:46 AM by DPS\hmvenie

  • AK19036691

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Criminal Mischief & Criminal Trespass

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/06/2019, at approximately 0017 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in vicinity of Casey Drive in Big Lake for a report of a possible burglary in progress.  Investigation revealed that suspect(s) had trespassed on the property and caused damage to the residence.  Anyone having information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers or the MATSU Crimestoppers at 745-3333. 

    Posted on 6/6/2019 7:04:32 AM by DPS\csmarkiewicz

  • AK19036702

    Location: Meadow Lakes
    Type: Burglary, Theft, Criminal Trespass, & Criminal Mischief

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/06/2019, at approximately 0347 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to the vicinity of the Parks Highway and Sylvan Road in Meadow Lakes for a report of suspicious circumstances.  Investigation revealed that suspect(s) had broken in multiple storage containers, stole property, damaged property, and had trespassed on the property.  Anyone having information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers or the MATSU Crimestoppers at 745-3333.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 7:11:36 AM by DPS\csmarkiewicz

  • AK19036049

    Location: Talkeetna
    Type: Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Criminal Trespass 1st Degree, Failure to Register SVOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/03/2019 at approximately 1148 hours the Alaska State Troopers responded to a business in the area of the Talkeetna Spur and the Parks Hwy for a report of vandalism. Initial investigation revealed that 31 YOA Charles Franzen of Trapper Creek forced his way through a door at the business. Further investigation revealed Franzen had also forced his way into a separate residence and business. Franzen also damaged a vehicle in the parking lot of the business. Franzen was also not in compliance with the Sexual/Violent Offender Registry. On 06/05/2019 Franzen was remanded to Matsu Pretrial pending arraignment.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 4:25:05 PM by DPS\pasimasko

  • AK19036898

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/06/2019 at approximately 0850 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a request for a welfare check in the area of Ruth Dr. in Wasilla. Investigation revealed 56 YOA John Beasley of Wasilla passed away of natural causes. Next of Kin has been notified and no foul play is suspected.  

    Posted on 6/6/2019 4:53:58 PM by DPS\pasimasko

  • AK19036964

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Theft 4th, Disorderly conduct, Assault 4th on LEO, concealment of merchandise and resisting arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    on 06-06-19, at 1903 hours, AST responded to a shoplifting in progress at the Three Bears Grocery store on the Palmer Wasilla Hwy. Prior to AST's arrival, an off duty police officer assisted store security in detaining Darleene R. Borchardt, age 26, of Willow. Darleene had concealed multiple items in a coat which she also attempted to steal. While being detained Darleene attempted to kick the off duty officer and became extremely belligerent about the arrest. AST arrived on scene and took Darleene into custody but she continued to be belligerent and cause a disturbance. Darleene was ultimately arrested for theft 4th, assault 4th on LEO, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and concealment of merchandise. Darleene was transported and remanded into Mat-Su Pretrial where she was held on $500 bail.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 9:33:08 PM by DPS\prfrederick

C Detachment

  • AK19036631

    Location: Togiak
    Type: DVPO Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On June 5, 2019 at approximately 1430 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Dillingham received a report of a DVPO violation in Togiak. AST responded, where investigation lead to the arrest of Robert Ayojiak, age 29 of Togiak. He was transported to the Dillingham Correctional Center, where he was remanded on two counts of violating a domestic violence protective order.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 8:39:42 AM by DPS\mtkay

D Detachment ...No news reported.

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19036677

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: False Statement on Hunting/Sportfish License (x2)

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/06/19, a Fairbanks-based Alaska Wildlife Trooper contacted Matthew Chupp, age 38 of North Pole. Investigation revealed Chupp made false statements of a material fact regarding his AK residency on two hunting/sportfish licenses which he purchased in the past couple of years. Chupp was issued two citations for the violations with bail set at $620 in the Fairbanks District Court.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 5:28:09 PM by SOA\tdabbott

  • AK19036617

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Retain Personal Use Undersize Dungeness Crab

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/2/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, contacted Justin Rose, age 37 of Juneau, near Eagle Beach.  Investigation revealed that Rose was in possession of undersize Dungeness Crab.  Rose was issued a $140.00 citation for retaining an undersize Dungeness crab.  The citation was issued in the Juneau District Court.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 12:08:30 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK19036620

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Use Sport-Caught Fish as Bait

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/2/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, contacted David Frederick, age 38 of Juneau, at Echo Cove while he was crabbing.  Investigation revealed that Frederick was using sport-caught Coho Salmon as bait in his crab pots.  Frederick was issued a strict liability citation for using sport-caught fish as bait.  Frederick has a mandatory court appearance in the Juneau District Court.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 12:10:16 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK19036625

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Use Sport-Caught Fish as Bait, No Biodegradable Escape Mechanism

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/2/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, inspected personal use crab pots belonging to Felipe Ogoy, age 51 of Juneau, in Echo Cove.  Inspection of the pots revealed that Ogoy was using sport-caught halibut as bait.  Further investigation revealed that Ogoy was operating a pot that lacked a biodegradable escape mechanism as required.  On 6/5/19 Ogoy was contacted an issued a strict liability citation for using sport-caught fish as bait.  Ogoy was also issued a $120.00 citation for no biodegradable escape mechanism.  Ogoy has a mandatory court appearance in the Juneau District Court.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 12:12:43 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK19036626

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Sport Fish Guide - Operate More Lines Than Paying Clients Onboard

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/2/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, contacted Robert Abner, age 43 of Washington, who was acting a sport fish guide onboard the charter vessel Trust, near Poundstone Reef.  Investigation revealed that Abner was operating more lines from his vessel than paying clients onboard.  Abner was issued a strict liability citation for the violation.  Abner has a mandatory court appearance in the Juneau District Court.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 12:15:17 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK19008174

    Location: Hoonah
    Type: Unlawful Storage of Crab Gear

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/6/19, Stacy M. Sundborg, age 29 of Juneau was cited for the unlawful storage of commercial Dungeness crab gear. She was given a court date of June 13, 2019 in the Juneau District court.

    Posted on 6/6/2019 4:19:53 PM by DPS\medobson

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.