Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Saturday, July 20, 2019

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

  • AK19048592

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest/ Theft V

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/20/2019 at 1045 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to Holiday Gas Station near Pittman Road for the report of a male shoplifting. Investigation revealed, Tucker Blackmore age 31 of Wasilla, had stole approximately $50 worth of items and had fled on foot just prior to ASTs arrival. Additionally, Blackmore has an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Parole Violation. AST had also contacted, Troy Brown age 27 of Wasilla, on scene who also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Failure to Appear, Original Charge Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Damage only.) Brown was arrested on his warrant and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial. Brown was held on a $100 bail and did not have involvement in the theft.

    Posted on 7/20/2019 12:43:55 PM by DPS\mdbarela

C Detachment

  • AK19048496

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Vehicle Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 19, 2019 at approximately 1930 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle theft. The complainant advised they had found the vehicle on Rezanof, near the Coast Guard base, prior to calling AST. The vehicle was a late 2000's blue Subaru Outback with previous damage to the driver side door (large gash) and driver side passenger door (window taped). A suspect has been identified. Anyone who may have seen this vehicle operating in the Kodiak area between July 13-19th is asked to contact the Kodiak AST post at 907-486-4121 or Kodiak Crime Stoppers.

    Posted on 7/20/2019 6:03:34 PM by DPS\tstilley

D Detachment

  • AK19048557

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Criminal Mischief DV/MIW 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-20-19 at approximately 0540 hours, AST received a report of a disturbance on Sarty Lane in Fairbanks.  Troopers arrived on scene and contacted Mary Kalmach, age 30, of Fairbanks.  Investigation revealed Mary broke items of a family member inside the residence and was also in possession of brass knuckles.  Mary was arrested for Criminal Mischief 5 DV and Misconduct Involving a Weapon 4 and remanded to FCC.  Alcohol was a factor in this incident.  

    Posted on 7/20/2019 1:53:08 PM by DPS\nmsailer

  • AK19048569

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant/VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-20-19 at approximately 0825 hours, Troopers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for moving a moving violation on the Mitchell Expressway.  The driver was identified as Gregory Williams, 57, of Fairbanks.  Investigation revealed Gregory had eight outstanding warrants for his arrest and was also on conditions of release for ten separate court cases.  Gregory was also found to be operating the vehicle with a revoked driver's license and also with registration plates that did not belong on the vehicle he was driving.  Gregory was arrested for eight warrants, ten counts of Violating Conditions of Release, Driving While License Revoked, and Misuse of Registration Plates.  Gregory was remanded to FCC where bail was set at $4,600.  

    Posted on 7/20/2019 1:57:22 PM by DPS\nmsailer

  • AK19048615

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-20-19 at approximately 1155 hours, Troopers responded to a residence off College Road for an unrelated investigation.  While on scene, Troopers observed a male climbing out the back window of the residence.  Troopers, through previous contacts with the man, identified him as Aaron Cornelius, age 29 of Fairbanks.  Aaron was found to have a $1000 arrest warrant for Burglary 2 and Theft 4 stemming from a Fairbanks Police Department investigation.  Aaron was arrested and remanded to FCC without incident. 

    Posted on 7/20/2019 2:07:40 PM by DPS\nmsailer

E Detachment

  • AK19048501

    Location: Homer
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 19th, 2019 at approximately 2018 hours, the Alaska State Troopers (AST) received a report of a vehicle that went into the ditch near mile 7 of East End Road. AST arrived on scene at approximately 2037 hours, and the occupants of the vehicle had already left. AST was able to identify the occupants, and made contact with them at a nearby residence. Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Thomas Kammer, age 48 of Homer, for one count of Driving Under the Influence. Thomas was transported to the Homer Jail for remand.

    Posted on 7/20/2019 12:16:29 AM by DPS\jshilario

  • AK19048677

    Location: Mile 15 Kenai Spur Highway
    Type: Eluding 1st, Reckless Driving, DUI, MICS5, DWLR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/20/2019 at approximately 1438 hours the AST Soldotna K-9 team attempted to stop a 2004 red Pontiac Bonneville near MP 15 of the Kenai Spur Highway for speeding. The vehicle failed to yield and traveled north on the Kenai Spur Highway. During the pursuit the vehicle passed vehicles on the right, traveled at speeds over 100mph, passed in no-passing zones, failed to signal, drove recklessly and attempted to elude the AST Soldotna K-9 team. After turning onto Malaita Ave the driver of the red Pontiac came to a stop. AST Soldotna K-9 Donna was deployed as the driver refused to exit the vehicle. During that time the Trooper was able to positively identify the driver as Nick Leon Sacaloff, age 34 of Soldotna. Sacaloff then attempted to drive away and leave the scene but suffered mechanical failure approximately 100 yards further at the intersection of Malaita Ave and Tarawa Street. He jumped from the moving vehicle and fled into the woods. A perimeter of officers and Troopers from the Kenai Police Department and AST & AWT Soldotna Posts, was established. A K-9 track was attempted but, was unsuccessful. Court records indicated Sacaloff's driver's license was suspended for DUI. At approximately 1749 hours AWT Troopers returning from a routine beach patrol spotted Sacaloff as he attempted to hitch-hike on the Kenai Spur Highway near MP 23. He was arrested without further incident and remanded to the Wildwood Pretrial facility where he was held for arraignment without bail. The 2004 red Pontiac was impounded.

     

    Posted on 7/20/2019 8:08:44 PM by DPS\mclewis

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19048566

    Location: Anchorage
    Type: Sport Fishing without license in possession

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/20/2019 at approximately 0750 hours Bee Thao was contacted by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers while fishing at Campbell Creek near Dimond Blvd. Thoa did not have his sport fishing license on his person and was cited for sport fishing without license in possession. Bail is set at $220.00.

    Posted on 7/20/2019 1:18:05 PM by DPS\pasimasko

  • AK19048640

    Location: Anchorage
    Type: No Sports Fishing License in Possession

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/18/19, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers Anchorage post issued a citation to Dante Leal Jr. 34 YOA of Anchorage AK. Dante was cited for sport fishing at Ship Creek without having a current Alaska Sports Fishing License in possession. Bail was set at $220.

     

     

    Posted on 7/20/2019 2:11:08 PM by DPS\rlmorrisett

  • AK19048090

    Location: Anchorage
    Type: Illegal Possession of Sport Caught Fish

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/17/19, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers Anchorage post issued a citation to Fa’Atupu Leituala 40 YOA of Anchorage AK. Fa’Atupu was cited for having sport caught fish in possession that were caught by another individual and not having the required transfer of possession form for the fish while also sports fishing at Ship Creek. Fa’Atupu’s court date was set for 8/20/19 in the District Court of Anchorage.

     

    Posted on 7/20/2019 2:17:10 PM by DPS\rlmorrisett

  • AK19048594

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/20/2019 The Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a patrol of the Kenai River Dipnet fishery. During the patrol Eric Bell (33 of Anchorage) was observed dipnet fishing and contacted. Bell was able to provide a valid 2019 Alaska fishing license but was unable to provide a 2019 Kenai Personal Use Dipnet Permit.

    Bell was issued a citation:5AAC77.540(a) Personal Use Permit Required

    Bail was set at $220              

              

    Posted on 7/20/2019 2:54:19 PM by DPS\clhajicek

  • AK19048583

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/20/2019 The Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a patrol of the Kenai River Dipnet fishery. During the patrol Pu’Aloa Aspero (23 of Anchorage) was observed dipnet fishing and contacted. Aspero was able to provide a valid 2019 Alaska fishing license but was unable to provide a 2019 Kenai Personal Use Dipnet Permit.

    Aspero was issued a citation:5AAC77.540(a) Personal Use Permit Required

    Bail was set at $220              

    Posted on 7/20/2019 2:59:02 PM by DPS\clhajicek

  • AK19048593

    Location: Kenai River
    Type: Personal Use Fish Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/20/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, contacted Natalia Smart, 52 yoa of Anchorage while personal use fishing on the Kenai Beach. Smart failed to have her sport fish license in possession as required. Smart was issued a citation for the violation with a bail amount of $220.00 into Kenai District Court.

    Posted on 7/20/2019 3:14:31 PM by DPS\kwwalgenbach

  • AK19044392

    Location: Dillingham
    Type: Warrant Arrest / Commercial Fishing Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/20/19 Alaska Wildlife Troopers Dillingham Post arrested Mihey Basargin, age 35 of Wasilla, AK on an arrest warrant originating from his refusal to allow troopers to board and inspect his commercial fishing vessel.  Basargin was remanded to the Dillingham Jail with bail set at $250.

     

    Posted on 7/20/2019 3:59:17 PM by DPS\jdwittkop

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

  • TBA

    Location: Headquarters
    Type: Fireworks Suspension Update

    Dispatch Text:

    The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office, in consultation with the State Forester’s Office and in accordance with Alaska Administrative Code 50.025 Fire Code, has removed the Kodiak Borough from the list of regions where fireworks use and sales are suspended until further notice.
     
    Fireworks sales and use suspensions currently remain in effect in the following areas:
     
    Fairbanks North Star Borough
    Denali Borough
    Kenai Peninsula Borough
    Matanuska-Susitna Borough
    Copper River Valley, including Glennallen south to Valdez
    Tanana Valley north of the Alaska Range 
    Northern Panhandle, including Haines in the north, Skagway, and Juneau to the south

    Updates regarding sale and use of and fireworks suspensions status will be posted during regular business hours in the Alaska State Troopers Daily Dispatches under the heading “AK Div of Fire and Life Safety.”

    Posted on 7/20/2019 11:04:53 AM by DPS\kemarsh