Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, July 11, 2019

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

A Detachment

  • AK19046251

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Aircraft Collision - Fatality

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 11, 2019 at approximately 1507 hours, Ketchikan Flight Service notified the Alaska State Troopers of an overdue aircraft.  Investigation revealed that Michael Nash, age 68 of Wrangell, was the pilot and single occupant of his private PA-24 single engine, wheeled, Comanche aircraft. He was due to land in Ketchikan at about 1415 hours but as of 1500 hours had not arrived. Aircraft in the area of Judy Hill reported picking up the aircraft on radar. The US Coast Guard, Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Saxman VPSO responded to the area of Judy Hill. At 1640 hours, KVRS notified AST that they had located the crash on land on the north side of Judy Hill.  The pilot was found deceased inside the aircraft at about 400 feet elevation.  NOK and SME were notified.

     

    Posted on 7/11/2019 11:33:19 PM by DPS\tjdespain

B Detachment

  • AK19046029

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/10/19 at approximately 2300 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Pioneer Peak Drive in Wasilla and contacted Courtney Weeks, age 29 of Wasilla. Investigation revealed Weeks had an outstanding warrant for her arrest on the original charge of Theft II. Weeks was arrested for her warrant and transported to MSPT for remand. Bail was set at $2500.00.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 12:08:08 AM by DPS\makessler

  • AK19044764

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Felony DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/6/19 at 1538 hours, Palmer AWT was conducting a vessel patrol on Big Lake and contacted Joseph Lorenzen, age 38, of Palmer, who was operating a 23-foot North River inboard jet boat. Investigation revealed Lorenzen had consumed alcohol and, after failing field sobriety tests, Lorenzen was arrested for DUI and also for a $1,000 arrest warrant from Anchorage Police for a previous DUI. He was remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial with arraignment scheduled for 7/7/19. Investigation revealed this to be Lorenzen’s fifth DUI and his third within 10 years making the DUI a felony. Palmer AWT subsequently seized the vessel Lorenzen was operating.

    The Big Lake patrol was conducted as part of Operation Dry Water, a national campaign that focuses on impaired boating.

     

    Posted on 7/11/2019 7:54:03 AM by DPS\kemarsh

C Detachment

  • AK19046293

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Homicide/ OIS

    Dispatch Text:

    UPDATE: The Alaska State Trooper involved in the shooting incident in Togiak on 7/11/2019 that fired his service weapon is identified as Trooper Daniel Sadloske, 18 years of service with the Alaska State Troopers.

    On 07/11/2019, at about 1800 hours, a Togiak based Trooper responded to the sound of shots fired in a residential area near his location. As the Trooper arrived on location he saw a male victim lying in front of a residence and a second male holding a weapon. The Trooper ordered the armed male to drop his weapon, but the male refused to comply. The Trooper fired at least one round from his service weapon, striking and injuring the armed male. The Trooper provided on-scene first aid and assisted in having the injured male medivaced to Dillingham. The male lying on the ground was found to be deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. The Trooper is uninjured. His name will be released after 72 hours.

    A Dillingham based Trooper and Alaska Wildlife Troopers have arrived in Togiak and are securing the scene. Alaska Bureau of Investigations personnel are responding and will investigate this incident. The outcome of the investigation will be reviewed by the Attorney General’s Office of Special Prosecutions to determine if the Trooper’s actions were within state law. The name of the shooting victim found deceased at the scene was Samuel Brito, 61.

     

    Posted on 7/11/2019 10:14:58 PM by DPS\tjdespain

D Detachment

  • AK19046314

    Location: Anderson
    Type: Evacuation due to fire

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/11/19 around 2030 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a call from Anderson Forestry requesting assistance with a mandatory evacuation of the Anderson subdivision (off of Kobe road) area due to a large fire in the area that is growing fast and wind is blowing it towards Anderson. The City of Anderson and Clear Air Force Station is being asked to prepare for evacuation as well.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 9:09:09 PM by DPS\mcolley

  • AK19045995

    Location: Nenana
    Type: SAR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-10-19 at approximately 1754 hours, AST Dispatch in Fairbanks was contacted regarding a search and rescue.  Arthur Hill, age 44 of Anderson, was reported to be staying at a campsite on the Nenana River.  Family members believe that Arthur floated down the river on an air mattress.  Family and friends have not heard from Arthur since.  Multiple agencies responded to the river to but have been unable to locate any signs of Arthur.  Anyone with information is asked to please contact Alaska State Trooper Dispatch in Fairbanks.  Troopers can be reached at 451-5100.  

    Posted on 7/11/2019 3:02:49 PM by DPS\nmsailer

E Detachment

  • AK19046275

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Warrant Arrest, Resisting Arrest, VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/11/19 at approximately 1652 hours, AST was notified that an individual with an active arrest warrant was at a residence in Kenai. AST responded to the residence and contacted Travis Lindley, 18 of Kenai, who had a warrant for violating conditions of release.  When attempting to place Lindley under arrest, he resisted.  Lindley was ultimately placed under arrest.  He was transported and remanded to Wildwood Pre-Trial. 

    Posted on 7/11/2019 7:49:08 PM by DPS\jestewart

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19044242

    Location: Naknek Section
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 4, 2019, Steven Knowles, 30 years old from Kodiak, Alaska, was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Period in the Naknek Section.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 17, 2019. 

     

    Posted on 7/11/2019 9:02:33 AM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19046152

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/10/19, Spencer P. Richter, age 32 of Craig, AK was cited for operating a commercial gillnet during a closed period in district 11B south of Juneau. Richter was given an arraignment date of 7/18/19 in the Juneau district court.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 12:31:17 PM by DPS\medobson

  • AK19040961

    Location: Falls Bay-Prince William Sound
    Type: Over Length Subsistence Net

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-8-19, Christopher Thomas 46 YOA of Anchorage, was cited by the Valdez Wildlife Trooper for operating an overlength subsistence salmon gillnet in Falls Bay.  Arraignment scheduled in the Cordova Court on 8-28-19.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 1:02:27 PM by DPS\ambeck

  • AK19046192

    Location: Eshamy District-Prince William Sound
    Type: Minimum Distance between Units of Gear

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-8-19, Jonah Reutov 18 YOA of Homer, was cited by the Valdez Wildlife Troopers for operating a commercial salmon drift gillnet within the allowable distance of a commercial salmon set gillnet in the Eshamy District.  Arraignment scheduled in the Cordova Court on 8-28-19.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 1:04:33 PM by DPS\ambeck

  • AK19046179

    Location: Valdez Narrows
    Type: Expired DMV Boat Registration

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-7-19, Shawn Williams 60 YOA of Chugiak, was cited by the Valdez Wildlife Trooper for operating a powerboat with an expired DMV registration.  Williams was operating his seiner in the Valdez Narrows and the vessel's DMV boat registration expired in March of 2018, and it was undocumented.  Bail set at $80 in the Valdez Court.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 1:07:01 PM by DPS\ambeck

  • AK19046174

    Location: Valdez
    Type: Overlimit Rockfish

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-8-19, Andrew Cook 30 YOA of Valdez, was cited by the Valdez Wildlife Trooper for possessing an overlimit of non-pelagic "red snapper" rockfish.  The overlimit of rockfish seized and given to charity, and bail set at $140 in the Valdez Court.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 1:09:13 PM by DPS\ambeck

  • AK19046158

    Location: Naknek Section
    Type: Grounding Prohibited

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 9, 2019, James Myers, 30 years old from, Princeville, Hawaii was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Grounding Prohibited in the Naknek Section.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 18, 2019. 

     

    Posted on 7/11/2019 1:18:33 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK18057574

    Location: Sagavirniktok River
    Type: Advertise Transportation Services w/out License, Transport Big Game Hunters w/out License

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/08/19 Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued Jeffrey Callison of Two Rivers, criminal misdemeanor citations for Advertising Transportation Services w/out First Being a Licensed Transporter and Transporting Big Game Hunters w/out a Transporter License.  This investigation stemmed from Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacting Callison on the Sagavirniktok River in August of 2018.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 1:33:57 PM by DPS\dgvalentine

  • AK19045416

    Location: Nushagak Bay
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/8/2019 Alexander V. Basargin, 55 years old, of Wasilla, AK was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for commercial fishing in closed waters in the Nushagak District. Arraignment is scheduled in Dillingham District Court on July 16, 2019.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 2:29:32 PM by DPS\djtobin

  • AK19044807

    Location: Naknek Section
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 6, 2019, Marc Oreiro, 42 years old from, Bellingham, Washington was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Period in the Naknek Section.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 17, 2019. 

     

    Posted on 7/11/2019 2:30:50 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19045376

    Location: Nushagak Bay
    Type: Commercial Fishing a Drift Gill Net Attached to a Grounded Vessel

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/8/2019 Austin A. Strickland, 25 years old, of Petersburg, AK was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for commercial fishing a drift gillnet while attached to a grounded vessel in the Nushagak District. Arraignment is scheduled in Dillingham District Court on July 16, 2019.

    On 7/8/2019 Cameron L. Severson, 29 years old, of Petersburg, AK was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for commercial fishing a drift gillnet while attached to a grounded vessel in the Nushagak District. Arraignment is scheduled in Dillingham District Court on July 16, 2019.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 3:07:23 PM by DPS\djtobin

  • AK19043985

    Location: Naknek Section
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 3, 2019, Kenneth Greenfield, 61 years old from Chinook, Washington was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Waters in the Naknek Section.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 18, 2019. 

     

    Posted on 7/11/2019 3:19:57 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19046178

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Fail to Complete Saltwater Charter Logbook

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/11/2019, Larry Jackson, 51 of Ketchikan, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Ketchikan Post, for failing to complete his Saltwater Charter Logbook prior to the deployment of gear.  Jackson was contacted on the marine waters near Clover Pass while providing a guided sport fishing charter.  Bail is set at $220 in the Ketchikan District Court.

    Trooper: MHE0

    Posted on 7/11/2019 3:51:03 PM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19043941

    Location: Nushagak Bay
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/3/2019 Robert J. Segal, 66 years old, of King Salmon, AK was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for commercial fishing during a closed period in the Nushagak District. Arraignment is scheduled in Dillingham District Court on July 16, 2019.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 4:29:42 PM by DPS\djtobin

  • AK19022263

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Fail to Report Hunt Conditions

    Dispatch Text:

    Alaska Wildlife Troopers based out of Fairbanks contacted 38 year old Anchorage resident Roman G. FREEMAN after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported he did not submit his hunt conditions as required by his DC485 permit. Roman was subsequently issued a citation. Bail is set at $110.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 4:30:07 PM by SOA\lareid

  • AK19046264

    Location: Naknek Kvichak Section
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 6, 2019 Randall Arduser, 68 years old, from Anchorage, Alaska was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Period in the Naknek Kvichak Section.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 18, 2019. 

     

    Posted on 7/11/2019 5:06:54 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19044195

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: Fail to Record PU Fish

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/11/19, Michael Stauffer 37 YOA of Anchorage, was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post for failing to record 28 salmon onto his personal use permit during the Kasilof River dip-net fishery.  Bail is set at $120.00 in Kenai District Court.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 5:39:33 PM by DPS\gttaylor

  • TBD

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: False Statement on Crewmember License

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/11/19 Pieter SMITH, 39 YO of Coronado, CA, was issued a citation by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Kodiak Post, for a false statement on a commercial fishing crew members license. Court is set for August 2, 2019 at 0830 hours in the Kodiak Courts.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 5:55:59 PM by DPS\adbeach

  • TBD

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Commercial Fishing Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/10/19 James Eufemio, 56 YO of Kodiak, was issued a citation by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Kodiak Post, for commercial fishing closed period. Arraignment was set for August 2nd in the Kodiak Courts.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 7:18:09 AM by DPS\lsnicholson

  • TBD

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Fail to register powerboat

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/10/19 Severean REUTOV, 38 YO of Homer, was issued a citation by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Kodiak Post, for failure to register his seine skiff. Bail is set at $70.00 in the Kodiak Courts.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 7:21:52 AM by DPS\lsnicholson

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.