Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Saturday, June 9, 2018
Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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AK18038742Location: WasillaType: Burglary
On 6/8/2018 at approximately 0400 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an attempted burglary in the area of Snow Goose Dr. in Wasilla. The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.
Posted on 6/9/2018 1:18:42 AM by DPS\fjparker
AK18039110Location: Mat-Su WestType: Fatal Boating Incident / Manslaughter
On 06/09/18 at 1504 hours, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, and State Parks Ranger’s responded to Flat Lake (adjacent to Big Lake) for the report of a boating accident with serious injuries. Investigation revealed Reagan Martz, age 26 of Anchorage, was operating a boat with 7 total occupants and was negotiating a curve in his boat around an island. A second boat towing a raft with 3 passengers was in the same area. Both boats were traveling head on towards each other and turned abruptly to avoid a collision. The raft with 3 passengers was struck by Martz’s boat resulting in the death on one of the passengers (Jennifer Horazdovsky, age 35 of Anchorage) and seriously injuring the other two. Martz left the scene prior to AST arrival and was located near-by on a jet ski and was subsequently arrested for DUI. Martz was also charged with Manslaughter and 3 counts of Assault in the 1st Degree. Next of kin has been notified.
Posted on 6/9/2018 11:09:38 PM by DPS\tjdespain
AK18038728Location: QuinhagakType: Assault 3 fear, Assault 3 by priors
On 6/7/2018 at approximately 2345 hours, an Alaska State Trooper staying the night in Quinhagak responded to assist Tribal Police Officers (TPOs) with a man who had been huffing gasoline and had attempted to stab TPOs with a knife. Subsequent investigation revealed John W Cleveland (age 32 of Quinhagak) had been huffing gas when contacted by TPOs. TPOs attempted to take him into protective custody so he could detox in a safe environment. While doing so Cleveland placed both TPOs in fear of imminent injury by means of a knife. One of the TPOs sustained minor injury (not caused by knife). TPOs utilized OC spray to help control him and get him into handcuffs. Cleveland has prior assault convictions within the preceding 10 years. Cleveland was arrested for two counts Assault 3 (fear) and one count Assault 3 (2+ prior convictions). He was remanded to YKCC in Bethel.
Posted on 6/9/2018 10:22:03 AM by DPS\blweight
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AK Wildlife Troopers
AK18039028Location: Ketchikan, AKType: Vehicle Theft 1st
On 6/9/2018, at about 0630 hours, Robert McDowell, 57 of Ketchikan, reported the theft of his 2006 gold in color Chevy Colorado truck. The vehicle was reportedly taken sometime during the night from his South Tongass address. The vehicle is described as having a black topper that sits higher than the truck cab. Anyone with information regarding the vehicle is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 225-5111 or Crime Stoppers at (907) 225-2583.
Posted on 6/9/2018 11:56:39 AM by DPS\mheldridge