State of Alaska

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, July 13, 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

  • AK17047763

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/13/2017 at approximately 1719 hours, Alaska State Trooper responded to a reported disturbance at a residence on W. Eagles Nest Circle in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Oscar N. Nerguson, age 23, of Wasilla, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear ASAP hearing on 7/12/2017 on the original charge of DUI. Nerguson was arrested for his warrant and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial with bail set at $500 c/c. 

    Posted on 7/13/2017 9:32:35 PM by DPS\jtviernes

  • AK17047461

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Eluding I, Assault III, Warrant Arrest and MVC-D

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07-12-17, at approximately 2225 hours, the Alaska State Troopers observed William Ratcliff, age 36, of Wasilla, driving his 2001 Audi sedan near the intersection of Church Rd. and Seldon Rd.  AST was aware Ratcliff had a warrant out for his arrest stemming from charges of Eluding I and Reckless Endangerment.  Ratcliff failed to yield after AST attempted to conduct a traffic stop. As Ratcliff approached the intersection of the Parks Hwy. and the Palmer-Wasilla Hwy., he collided with two stopped vehicles as he attempted to drive between them.  After a short foot pursuit, Radcliff was taken in to custody and remanded to MATSU Pretrial on a no bail parole warrant.  Investigation continues.

     

    Posted on 7/13/2017 2:06:57 AM by DPS\clrussell

  • AK17047488

    Location: Palmer AST
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07-12-17, at approximately 2245 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted Joseph Fagundes, age 26, of Anchorage, during the investigation of a motor vehicle collision.  Further investigation revealed Fagundes had a warrant for his arrest in the amount of $10,000 plus a court approved third party stemming from original charges of Burglary 1 and Assault IV.  Fagundes was arrested and remanded to MATSU Pretrial on his arrest warrant.

     

    Posted on 7/13/2017 2:22:18 AM by DPS\clrussell

  • AK17047193

    Location: Houston
    Type: REDDI, Eluding 2nd, Warrant Arrest x 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/12/2017 at approximately 0046 hours, Alaska State Troopers attempted a traffic stop on a 1971 Chevrolet pickup near mile 54 of the Parks Highway in Houston after receiving a REDDI report about the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Kevin Marshall Wheeler, age 48 of Wasilla, failed to stop and a short pursuit ensued, ending at a residence on Corn Street. Marshall fled on foot and was apprehended after a foot pursuit. An investigation revealed Wheeler had an outstanding no bail felony warrant for his arrest for violating conditions of his probation, original charges of Assault 3 x 2, Assault 2, Assault 4, Harming a Police Dog, Theft 2 x 2, and False Information.  A subsequent investigation at the residence Wheeler fled to lead to the recovery of two stolen vehicles located at the property. Steven Lee Bennett, age 33 of Wasilla, was also found cowering in the crawl space of the residence. Bennett had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for violating conditions of his probation, original charge of Theft 2.  Both Wheeler and Bennett were placed under arrest, transported and held at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer. The investigation in the recovery of the stolen vehicles is ongoing.            

     

    Posted on 7/13/2017 5:12:03 AM by DPS\wskirksey

C Detachment

  • AK17047382

    Location: Unalaska
    Type: Death

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/12/17 at 1430 hours AST was notified by the Unalaska Police Department of a death which occurred on a vessel off shore.  David Near (43 yoa of Washington) died of an apparent heart attack on the vessell - Ocean Peace.  The  body was transported to Unalaska and will be sent to the State Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy.  The Unalaska Police Department was instrumental in facilitating the recovery and coordinating transport of the body to the Medical Examiners office. 

    Posted on 7/13/2017 4:16:34 PM by DPS\bjwilson

D Detachment

  • AK17047792

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Robbery II/Probation and Parole Violation/Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 13, 2017 at about 9:18 PM, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence after receiving a report of a robbery that had just occurred where the suspect had left on foot.  Troopers responded to the area and located the suspect a short distance away and identified him as 37 year Fairbanks resident Jerome Phillips.  The investigation resulted in Jerome being arrested for Robbery II, two outstanding felony warrants, and for violating his probation and parole.  Jerome was transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was remanded with no bail.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 11:20:04 PM by DPS\lnparrish

  • AK17047486

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: MICS 4, Disorderly Conduct

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 12, 2017 at approximately 10:50pm, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a local campground for a disturbance.  Investigation revealed that Jason Cline, age 40 of Fairbanks, had committed the crimes of Fourth Degree Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance and Disorderly Conduct.  Cline was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center on his charges.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 7:07:05 AM by DPS\cbjoslin

  • AK17047458

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    At approximately 7:30pm, the Alaska State Troopers contacted Brandon Welton, 35 years old of Fairbanks, at a local residence.  Brandon was subsequently arrested and remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center for the following arrest warrants: $1,000 MISDEMEANOR FAIRBANKS AST/JS BAIL 1000 CA ASLT IV CRIM MISCHEIF IV, and $250 MISDEMEANOR FAIRBANKS AST/JS FTA CC FOR ASLT IV.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 7:10:36 AM by DPS\cbjoslin

  • AK17047481

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4 DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 12, 2017 the Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a domestic disturbance on Quakenbush Road.  Investigation revealed Kyle Moody, age 31 of Fairbanks, assaulted a family member.  Moody was arrested and remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was held without bail.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 7:11:44 AM by DPS\ngjohnson

  • AK17047504

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: MVC-D/DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 13, 2017 at approximately 1:00 am, the Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a single vehicle collision on Chena Hot Springs Road.  Investigation revealed Dustin Catalano, age 27 of Fairbanks, was driving under the influence of alcohol.  Catalano was arrested and remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 7:15:30 AM by DPS\ngjohnson

  • AK17047466

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4 DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 12, 2017 at approximately 8:52 pm, the Alaska State Troopers responded to Laurance Road for the report of a disturbance.  Investigation revealed Calvin Taylor, age 23 of North Pole, assaulted his roommate.  Taylor was arrested and remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was held without bail.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 7:19:16 AM by DPS\ngjohnson

  • AK17047518

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 3&4

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 13, 2017 at approximately 4:58 a.m. the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks responded to a possible assault on Fox Den Drive. Investigation revealed that Nelle Andrews, age 40 of Fairbanks, committed the crimes of Assault 3 and Assault 4. Nelle was transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center where she was remanded.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 7:28:34 AM by DPS\nawalsh

E Detachment

  • AK16091446

    Location: Seward
    Type: Attempted Murder 1st

    Dispatch Text:

    The investigation revealed Rickey Sizemore, age 57 of Seward, used a homemade cutting instrument and attempted to murder L.S., age 54 of Seward. Sizemore attempted to cut the throat/neck area of L.S. with the homemade cutting instrument and made statements that his intentions were to kill L.S. On 7/12/17 the Kenai District Attorney's Office informed AST that the case was being accepted for prosecution. On 7/13/17 Rickey Sizemore was arrested on the charge of Attempted Murder 1st at Spring Creek Correctional Center and remanded.

    On 12/22/16 at approximately 0834 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to Spring Creek Correctional Center for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed one inmate assaulted another inmate causing minor injuries. The injured inmate was treated for his minor injuries. A suspect has been identified and the investigation continues.

    Posted on 12/22/2016 1:14:45 PM by DPS\mazweifel . Edited on 7/13/2017 4:23:36 PM by DPS\mazweifel

  • AK17046522

    Location: Moose Pass
    Type: Felony DUI, Reckless Endangerment

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/9/17 at approximately 1859 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI report on a Black Ford Truck traveling northbound on the Sterling Hwy. Seward Troopers made contact with the vehicle and the driver was identified as Adam Pringle, age 34 Moose Pass. Investigation revealed Pringle was operating the vehicle under the influence of Alcohol and had a child in the vehicle. Pringle also has had two prior DUI convictions. Pringle was arrested for Felony DUI and Reckless Endangerment. Pringle was remanded at the Seward Jail with no bail.

     

    Posted on 7/13/2017 4:26:21 PM by DPS\mazweifel

  • AK17046173

    Location: Seward
    Type: Eluding 1, Reckless Driving

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/8/17 at approximately 1033 hours, Alaska State Trooper attempted to stop an orange Dodge Avenger near mile post 17.5 of the Seward Highway. The vehicle failed to yield and accelerated to over 100mph. The vehicle drove recklessly and caused another vehicle to veer off the roadway in a no-passing curvy section of highway. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was identified as James Butler, age 28 of Anchorage. Butler was placed under arrest for Eluding 1 and Reckless Driving and remanded to the Seward Jail with no bail.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 4:41:04 PM by DPS\mazweifel

  • AK17047377

    Location: Ninilchik
    Type: Motor Vehicle Collision - Injury

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/12/17 at about 1415 hours, Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision near mile 143 of the Sterling Highway.  An investigation showed a vehicle being driven by Dean Strid, 68 of Anchorage, was traveling south bound on the Sterling Highway when Strid apparently fell asleep and the vehicle crossed the road.  The vehicle struck a guardrail, which broke loose due to the force and impaled the vehicle.  Strid received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Other passengers in the vehicle were not injured.  The highway was closed for a short time until the injured were initially treated and one lane of the road was cleared. 

    Posted on 7/13/2017 4:42:45 PM by DPS\djcox

  • AK17047431

    Location: Anchorage
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/13/17 at approximately 1659 hours, Alaska State Troopers were notified of an injured biker on the Powerline Pass trail in Anchorage. An Alaska State Parks Ranger responded to the location which was determined to be approximately six miles up the trail from the Glenn Alps trailhead. Investigation revealed Amine Abakar, age 10 from Anchorage, fell off his bike, hit his head, and knocked himself unconscious. The State Park Ranger located Abakar alert and oriented. The State Park Ranger transported Amine and his parents via ATV to the trailhead where the parents drove Amine to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 4:54:01 PM by DPS\mazweifel

  • AK17047484

    Location: Seward
    Type: Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/12/17 at approximately 2229 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to the intersection of Nash Road and the Seward Highway for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed J.N., age 51 of Seward, was struck by a female friend. A charge of Assault 4 will be forwarded to the District Attorney for review.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 5:03:04 PM by DPS\mazweifel

  • AK17045537

    Location: Cooper Landing
    Type: Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-6-17 at 1111 hours, Soldotna dispatch received a report of an assault that occurred in Cooper Landing.  Alaska State Troopers responded and contacted the 26 year old female victim who reported she was assaulted by her boyfriends 71 year old mother who had left prior to AST arrival.  Investigation revealed the 26 year old woman was assaulted and had minor injuries.  A warrant has been requested for the suspects arrest. 

    Posted on 7/13/2017 5:04:35 PM by DPS\mazweifel

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17047536

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: No Personal Use Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/13/17 Arthur GOOLSBY 56 YOA of Soldotna was issued a citation by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post for personal use fishing on the North Kasilof Beach without his personal use permit. Bail is set at $210.00 in the Kenai District Court.

     

    Posted on 7/13/2017 12:37:15 PM by DPS\adbeach

  • AK17047540

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: No Personal Use Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/13/17 Jesse Hastings 26 YOA of Eagle River was issued a citation by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post for personal use fishing on the North Kasilof Beach without his personal use permit. Bail is set at $210.00 in the Kenai District Court.

     

    Posted on 7/13/2017 12:37:53 PM by DPS\adbeach

  • AK17047549

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: No Personal Use Permit

    Dispatch Text:

     On 7/13/17 Jason GRABOWSKI 40 YOA of Meadow Lakes was issued a citation by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post for personal use fishing on the North Kasilof Beach without his personal use permit. Bail is set at $210.00 in the Kenai District Court.

     

    Posted on 7/13/2017 12:38:48 PM by DPS\adbeach

  • AK17047463

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Fail to Record

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/12/2017, Falcon Chase 40 YOA of Anchorage, was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post for failing to record 7 salmon onto his personal use permit during the Kenai River dip-net fishery. Bail is set at $110.00 in Kenai District Court.

     

    Posted on 7/13/2017 3:00:16 PM by DPS\bdelkins

  • AK17047680

    Location: Valdez
    Type: Fish w/o Crew License/Employ Unlicensed Crew

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-11-17, Collin Hagen 28 YOA of Homer, was issued a citation by the Valdez Wildlife Trooper for commercial fishing without a 2017 commercial crewmembers license.  Hagen’s skipper, Mark Edens 56 YOA, also of Homer, was issued a citation for employing an unlicensed Crewmember.  Both bailable citations in the Valdez court for $260 each.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 3:44:01 PM by DPS\rlmorrisett

  • AK17047170

    Location: Cordova
    Type: Fail to Record Shrimp Catch on Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/9/17, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers Cordova post, issued a citation to Robert R. Gagnon 61 YOA of Wasilla, AK. Robert was cited for failing to record his shrimp catch immediately on his shrimp permit as required. Bail was set at $110.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 3:48:33 PM by DPS\rlmorrisett

  • AK17047169

    Location: Whittier
    Type: Fail to Log Shrimp Catch on Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/11/17, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers Cordova post, issued a citation to Gordon A. Leonard 65 YOA of Anchorage, AK. Gordon was cited for failing to record his shrimp catch immediately on his shrimp permit as required. Bail was set at $110.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 3:50:57 PM by DPS\rlmorrisett

  • AK17047673

    Location: Whittier
    Type: Fail to Log Shrimp Catch on Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/11/17, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers Cordova post, issued a citation to Marcus Wilson 45 YOA, of Wasilla AK. Marcus was cited for failing to record his shrimp catch immediately on his shrimp permit as required. Bail was set at $110.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 3:52:49 PM by DPS\rlmorrisett

  • AK17047705

    Location: Valdez
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-13-17, Raymond Honkola 68 YOA of Cordova, was issued a citation by the Valdez Wildlife Trooper for operating a commercial salmon seine prior to the 6 a.m. opener in Port Valdez.  Arraignment scheduled in the Valdez Court on 8-10-17.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 4:12:05 PM by DPS\rlmorrisett

  • AK17047711

    Location: Valdez
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-13-17, Robert Cameron 78 YOA of Washington, was issued a citation by the Valdez Wildlife Trooper for operating a commercial salmon seine 4 minutes after the 10 a.m. closure in Port Valdez.  Arraignment scheduled in the Valdez Court on 8-10-17.

    Posted on 7/13/2017 4:13:50 PM by DPS\rlmorrisett

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.