State of Alaska

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, July 16, 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

  • AK17048347

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Vehicle pursuit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/15/15 at approximately 1914 hours, the Alaska State Troopers attempted to contact Eric Duffey, age 46, of Wasilla, in his 1996 Ford F150 pick-up truck at the intersection of Inner Springer Loop and Outer Springer Loop in Palmer for speeding. A pursuit ensued and Duffey eluded AST until his vehicle was immobilized. He was arrested and remanded to MATSU Pretrial on one charge of failing to stop at the direction of a peace officer in the first degree.

     

    Posted on 7/16/2017 2:07:12 AM by DPS\clrussell

  • AK17048393

    Location: Talkeetna
    Type: Assault in the Fourth Degree DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/15/2017 at approximately 2226 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence on Tesla Circle in Talkeetna. Investigation revealed Kevin James McCann, age 61, of Talkeetna assaulted a family member. McCann was arrested for Assault 4th degree domestic violence. McCann was remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial with no bail.

     

    Posted on 7/16/2017 5:14:42 AM by DPS\wskirksey

  • AK17048316

    Location: Yentna River
    Type: Aircraft Crash, Fatal

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/15/2017 at approximately 1400 hours, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) received a report of a downed fixed wing aircraft near the Yentna River. RCC located the aircraft and sole occupant, Donald Wayne Frantz, age 75, of Anchorage, deceased. The Alaska State Troopers and Talkeetna Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and transported the remains to Lake Hood in Anchorage where they were turned over to the State Medical Examiner’s Office.  The NTSB was notified and the investigation continues.    

    Posted on 7/16/2017 5:01:10 AM by DPS\wskirksey

C Detachment

  • AK17048322

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: MVC

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/15/2017 the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle vs. bicycle accident at the intersection of Gull Drive and Sharatin Road in Kodiak. Troopers and EMS responded to the scene. Investigation revealed that Gerry Knagin, age 57 of Kodiak was traveling down Sharatin Road in her 2016 Toyota Tundra when a 15 year old male rode his bicycle into the intersection. Knagin saw the male just before the collision and swerved her vehicle in an attempt to avoid hitting him. The juvenile had been looking behind him and did not see Knagins vehicle coming. The males bicycle hit the front bumper of Knagins vehicle and the male was knocked off the bike. The male was not seriously injured and was released at the scene to a guardian. No damage was done to Knagin's vehicle.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 1:01:06 AM by DPS\drblizzard

  • AK17048407

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/16/2017 at approximately 0459 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a call from USCG Police stating they had stopped a driver for a moving violation and believed he was under the influence of alcohol. Investigation revealed 55 y/o Ronald Seaman was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Seaman was placed under arrest and transported to the Kodiak City Jail to be remanded for DUI.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 8:19:32 AM by DPS\rplott

D Detachment

  • AK17048399

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Fail to Stop/Reckless Driving

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 16, 2017 at 2:09 AM, the Alaska State Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle for running a red light.  The vehicle failed to stop and continued traveling down University Ave.  The vehicle turned into the Chena River Recreation site and the driver jumped out while the vehicle was moving and ran on foot.  The vehicle sank to the bottom of the Chena River.  Troopers caught the driver on foot and identified him as 43 year old Fairbanks resident Clayton Nelson.  Nelson was arrested and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was remanded for Fail to Stop at the Direction of a Peace Officer and Reckless Driving.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 5:49:32 AM by DPS\lnparrish

  • AK17048411

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: MICS IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 16, 2017 at approximately 0508 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop on a gray Buick SUV for a moving violation.  Investigation revealed the passenger Brianna Carnahan, 25 YOA of Fairbanks, was in possession of methamphetamine.  Carnahan was arrested and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center where she was remanded. 

    Posted on 7/16/2017 6:54:01 AM by DPS\tchoward

  • AK17048395

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 16th, 2017 at 0138 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop on vehicle for speeding. Investigation resulted in the arrest of the driver, Ryan Laasko, 19 of Fort Wainwright, for Driving Under the Influence. Ryan was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center without incident. Ryan was released to his chain of command shortly thereafter. 

    Posted on 7/16/2017 4:08:01 AM by DPS\jwthomas2

  • AK17048387

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: VCOR DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/16/17 at approximately 0057 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted Nelle Andrews, 40 years old of Fairbanks. Nelle was found to be under conditions of release in a previous felony domestic violence case. Nelle was found to be in violation of the conditions of her release. Nelle was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center where she was held without bail.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 4:34:21 AM by DPS\jmmoore

  • AK17048396

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/16/17 at approximately 0134 hours, the Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on Kristin Flores for speeding. Investigation revealed Flores was under the influence of alcohol. Flores was arrested and ultimately remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center on the charge of DUI. Flores was released shortly after her remand.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 4:38:14 AM by DPS\jmmoore

  • AK17048373

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Violation of DVPO/ Conditions of Release

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 15th, 2017 at 2202 hours, Rayann Carroll, 26 of Fairbanks, contacted the Alaska State Troopers to advise that she had received a phone call from Sean Baker, 34 of Fairbanks. Rayann is the petitioner in a Domestic Violence Protection Order where Sean is the respondent. Sean called Rayann from the Fairbanks Correctional Center while he was being held on other unrelated charges. AST responded and the investigation resulted in Sean's remand on the charge of Violation of a Domestic Violence Protection Order. Furthermore, Sean is on Conditions of Release from another charge. Sean was also remanded for Violation of Conditions for not following a court order.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 12:09:02 AM by DPS\jwthomas2

  • AK17048394

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/16 /2017 at approximately 0130 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Subaru Legacy for a moving violation on College Road in Fairbanks. An investigation revealed the driver, Alison Giffoni age 28 of Fairbanks, was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Giffoni was arrested for DUI and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center for remand.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 5:10:01 AM by DPS\makessler

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17046642

    Location: Ugashik
    Type: Landing Permits

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/07/17, Cherissa Evanoff (31 YOA), was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries for delivering 1060lbs of commercially caught salmon without any type of state or federal permit.  Evanoff was cited into Naknek District Courts for 07/13/2017.

    Ryan Benton (29 YOA, Anchorage, AK) and Zed Blue (36 YOA, Homer, AK) were both cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries for buying fish from Cherissa Evanoff who is not the holder of a permit issued under AS16.43 on eight occasions between 07/04-07/07/2017. Both Benton and Blue were cited in Naknek District Court 07/21/2017.

    Posted on 7/10/2017 2:48:55 PM by DPS\babentti . Edited on 7/16/2017 4:51:23 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17048263

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Sport Fishing Closed Waters at Fish Creek Pond

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/15/2017, Alaska Wildlife Troopers at Juneau Post contacted Benjamin Sheakley, age 31 of Juneau. Investigation revealed Sheakley was sport fishing at Fish Creek Pond.  Further investigation reveals Fish Creek Pond is closed to sport fishing from July 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017. Sheakley was cited into the District Court at Juneau with a bail amount of $110.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 9:47:39 AM by DPS\tptuckwood

  • AK17048418

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: No PU Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/16/17 Siasoi Luafulu 40 YOA of Anchorage was issued a citation by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post on the Kasilof Beach for personal use fishing without a permit. Bail is set at $210.00 in the Kenai District Court.

     

    Posted on 7/16/2017 12:12:10 PM by DPS\adbeach

  • AK17048423

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: No PU Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/16/17 Franco Russ 50 YOA of Anchorage was issued a citation by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post on the Kasilof Beach for personal use fishing without a permit. Bail is set at $210.00 in the Kenai District Court.

     

    Posted on 7/16/2017 12:12:54 PM by DPS\adbeach

  • AK17043853

    Location: Eshamy District - Prince William Sound
    Type: Identification of Commercial Fishing Gear

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/30/17 Cordova Wildlife Troopers aboard the P/V Churchill summonsed Brock A. Crowe, age 23, of Anchorage, AK. for Unmarked Commercial Fishing Gear – Gillnet on the F/V Corvus. Arraignment in Cordova District Court on 7/19/17.

     

    Posted on 7/16/2017 2:08:00 PM by DPS\mscresswell

  • AK17043855

    Location: Eshamy District - Prince William Sound
    Type: Commercial Fish - Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/30/17 Cordova Wildlife Troopers aboard the P/V Churchill summonsed Timothy K. Dillon, age 31, of Cordova, AK. for Commercial Fishing in Closed Waters on the F/V Neverends.  Arraignment in Cordova District Court on 7/19/17.

     

    Posted on 7/16/2017 2:10:47 PM by DPS\mscresswell

  • AK17043854

    Location: Eshamy District - Prince William Sound
    Type: Commercial Fish - Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/30/17 Cordova Wildlife Troopers aboard the P/V Churchill summonsed Tyler E. Dillon, age 28, of Cordova, AK. for Commercial Fishing in Closed Waters on the F/V White Awake. Arraignment in Cordova District Court on 7/19/17.

     

    Posted on 7/16/2017 2:12:32 PM by DPS\mscresswell

  • AK17046850

    Location: Whittier, AK.
    Type: Fail to Record Harvest - Shrimp Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/9/17 Cordova Wildlife Troopers aboard the P/V Churchill cited Donald S. MacDonell, age 74, of Anchorage, AK. for Fail to Record Harvest – Shrimp. Bail: $100.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 2:28:56 PM by DPS\mscresswell

  • AK17046849

    Location: Whittier, AK.
    Type: Fail to Record Harvest - Shrimp Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/9/17 Cordova Wildlife Troopers aboard the P/V Churchill cited Paoletti Giacinto, age 26, of Wasilla, AK. for Fail to Record Harvest – Shrimp. Bail: $100.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 2:31:15 PM by DPS\mscresswell

  • AK17046852

    Location: Main Bay - Prince William Sound
    Type: Sport Fish - Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/10/17 Cordova Wildlife Troopers on a routine commercial fisheries patrol in the Eshamy District aboard the P/V Churchill cited Joseph M. Coe, age 32, of Quincy, MI. for Sport Fishing - Closed Waters, in Main Bay. Bail: $100.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 2:35:10 PM by DPS\mscresswell

  • AK17046851

    Location: Eshamy District - Prince William Sound
    Type: Sport Fish - Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/10/17 Cordova Wildlife Troopers on a routine commercial fisheries patrol in the Eshamy District aboard the P/V Churchill cited Kerry J. Spooner, age 60, of Anchorage, AK. for Sport Fishing - Closed Waters, in Main Bay. Bail: $100.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 2:37:37 PM by DPS\mscresswell

  • AK17041779

    Location: Main Bay - Prince William Sound
    Type: Operation of Commercial Gear - Salmon Set Net

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/10 /17 Cordova Wildlife Troopers on a routine commercial fisheries patrol aboard the P/V Churchill summonsed Michael Spaetgens, age 63, of Homer, AK. for Operating a Set Gillnet within 50 fathoms of another Set Gillnet. The action resulted from an original complaint on 6/22/17 in Main Bay. Arraignment in Cordova District Court on 8/30/17.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 2:47:48 PM by DPS\mscresswell

  • AK17047442

    Location: Egegik District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/12/2017, Alan Welsh (50 YOA, ANCHORAGE, AK) and Dennis Parsons (65 YOA, CRAIG, AK) were both cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries, for commercial fishing 5 minutes and 33 seconds after the closure of a commercial fishing period in the Egegik District set b Emergency Order.  Both Welsh and Parsons are cited in the Naknek District Court for 07/19/2017.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 4:17:00 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17047445

    Location: Egegik District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/12/2017, Geoffrey Stevens (61 YOA, Lakewood, WA) was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for commercial fish 9 minutes and 42 seconds in the Egegik District after closure of a commercial fishing period set by emergency order.  Stevens is cited in Naknek District Courts for 07/19/2017.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 4:20:37 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17046684

    Location: Naknek District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/09/17, William Hargrave (60 YOA, San Pedro, CA) was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries for commercial fishing east of the eastern boundary of the Naknek river section in closed waters set by the emergency orders.  Hargrave cited in Naknek District Courts for 07/19/2017.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 4:24:16 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17048345

    Location: Naknek District
    Type: Employ Unlicensed Crew/Crew Member License Required

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/12/2017, Justin Gifford (37 YOA, Astoria, OR) was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries for unlawfully employing a crew member without a commercial crewmembers' license in possession.

    Samuel Moody (34 YOA, Council, ID) was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries for unlawfully commercial fishing without an Alaska Crewmembers license.

    Both Gifford and Moody were cited in Naknek District Courts and each were fined $260.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 4:29:03 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17047418

    Location: Kvichak District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/11/2017, Justin Gifford, (37 YOA, Astoria, OR) was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries for commercial fishing 200 feet North of the Northern boundary of the Kvichak River in closed waters set forth by emergency orders. Gifford was cited in Naknek District Courts for 07/19/2017.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 4:32:03 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17047400

    Location: Naknek District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/10/2017, Lenny Russo (26 YOA, Gloucester, MA) was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries for commercial fishing 3 minutes after the closure of a commercial fishing period set by emergency order.   Russo is cited in Naknek District Courts for 07/19/2017.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 4:38:28 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17048431

    Location: Naknek District
    Type: Commercial Fishing Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/14/2017, John Yanez-Carpenter (35 YOA, Seaview, WA) was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries for commercial fishing from the vessel 256 feet south of the southern boundary of the Naknek/Kvichak District in waters closed set by emergency order.  Yanez-Carpenter was cited in Naknek District Courts for 07/19/2017.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 4:43:01 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17046653

    Location: Egegik Section
    Type: Gillnet Specs and Operations/Grounding Prohibited

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/09/2017, Joseph Gugel ( (31 YOA, Wasilla, AK) and Gerold Gugel (69 YOA, Chugiak, AK) were both cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries for unlawfully commercial fishing from the vessel while the drift gillnet was grounded above the waterline.  Both were cited in Naknek District Courts for 07/19/2017.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 4:46:39 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17047132

    Location: Egegik District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/11/2017, Joseph Gugel (31 YOA, Wasilla, AK) and Gerold Gugel (69 YOA, Chugiak, AK), was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries for commercial fishing from the vessel  120 feet south of the southern boundary of the Egegik section in closed waters set by emergency orders.  Both Joshua and Gerold Gugel were cited in Naknek District Court for 07/19/2017.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 4:59:47 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17047609

    Location: Egegik District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/12/2017, Alexie Jimmie (73 YOA, Toksook Bay, AK) was cited in Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries, for commercial fishing from the vessel 8 minutes after the closure of a commercial fishing period set by emergency order.  Jimmie was cited in Naknek District Court for 07/19/2017. 

    Posted on 7/16/2017 5:04:13 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17047367

    Location: Egegik District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/12/2017, Franklin Waldron (65 YOA, Ninilchik, AK) was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries, for commercial fishing from the vessel 130 ft west of the western boundary of the Egegik District in waters closed to commercial fishing. Waldron was cited in Naknek District Courts for 07/19/2017.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 5:12:30 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17047378

    Location: Egegik District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/12/2017, Henry Thoreen (34 YOA, Seattle, Wa) was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Bristol Bay Fisheries, for commercial fishing from the vessel  200 feet west of the western boundary of the Egegik District in waters closed to commercial fishing set by emergency orders. Thoreen was cited in Naknek District Courts 07/19/2017.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 5:15:38 PM by DPS\babentti

  • AK17048582

    Location: Chena River
    Type: Sport fish with more than one line

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/16/17 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Jared Webber of North Pole while sport fishing on the Chena River for Chinook salmon. Investigation revealed Webber was sport fishing with multiple fishing rods simultaneously. Webber was issued a citation for sport fishing with more than the allowable one line, bail was set at $100.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 9:40:29 PM by DPS\dgvalentine

  • AK17048502

    Location: Yukon River
    Type: Lawful Gear and Gear Specifications

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 13, 2017, Alaska Wildlife Troopers seized an 8” mesh gill net that was set out on the Yukon River near Eagle, which was violating ADF&G News Release #32. Subsequent investigation revealed that 45 year old Eagle resident Charley J. McAnally had set out the net earlier that day. Charley was issued a mandatory court appearance citation for Unlawful Gear and Gear Specifications and is scheduled to appear at the Tok Court on August 1, 2017 at 1400 hours.

    Posted on 7/16/2017 9:51:53 PM by DPS\dgvalentine

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.