Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, July 21, 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

  • AK19048570

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/20/2019, at about 0844 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Ardgour Court in Wasilla for a report of a deceased male.  Responding troopers located John Sledge, age 31 of Wasilla deceased.  No foul play is suspected.  The State of Alaska Medical Examiner responded to the scene and took custody of the remains.  Next of Kin was notified and the investigation is ongoing. 

    Posted on 7/21/2019 9:31:13 AM by DPS\jacrockett

  • AK19048756

    Location: Palmer
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/20/2019 at about 2338 hours, 28-year-old Wasilla resident Matthew Knapp was contacted for a traffic offense in Palmer. Scene investigation revealed Knapp was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to MatSu Pretrial where he was remanded on one count of DUI and released on his own recognizance.

     

    MPP1

     

    Posted on 7/21/2019 6:36:33 AM by DPS\jmkurth

  • AK19048785

    Location: Palmer
    Type: DUI, MIW

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/21/2019 at about 0234 hours, 49-year-old Wasilla resident Abigail Hammond was contacted for a traffic offense in Palmer. Scene investigation revealed Hammond was driving under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and transported to MatSu Pretrial where he was remanded on one count of DUI and one count of MIW. She was released on her own recognizance.

     

    MPP1

    Posted on 7/21/2019 6:43:46 AM by DPS\jmkurth

  • AK19048736

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/20/2019 at about 2044 hours, 42-year-old Wasilla resident Erin Kennedy was contacted on W. Golden Drive. Kennedy was arrested for an outstanding warrant on the original charge of Theft 2nd and remanded to MatSu Pretrial where she was held without bail.

    MPP1

    Posted on 7/21/2019 6:52:10 AM by DPS\jmkurth

  • AK19048853

    Location: Glennallen
    Type: MVC, DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/21/19 at approximately 1145 hours, Glennallen AST recevied a report of a motor vehicle collision involving injuries. Investigation revealed the at fault driver, Michael Steigleman age 40, of Anchorage was driving under the influence of alcohol. Michael was arrested and transported to Glennallen AST Post where he was held until arraignment.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 3:37:47 PM by DPS\jcsomerville

C Detachment

  • AK19048735

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Assault 4, Criminal Trespass 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 20, 2019 at approximately 2056 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault at the Kodiak Fairgrounds. The investigation revealed an adult assaulted another adult after being told to leave the premises. Charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office. Alcohol was a contributing factor.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 12:27:14 AM by DPS\tstilley

D Detachment

  • AK19048763

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/20/2019 at approximately 2309 hours AST responded to a call on reporting Logan Kuhl age 34 from Fairbanks was violating his conditions of release. AST investigation reveled Logan was violating Conditions of Release by having ammunition in his possession and a deadly weapon. Logan was remanded at FCC and held without bail.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 5:18:28 AM by DPS\dkmassey

  • AK19048550

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Reckless Endangerment

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/20/2019 at approximately 0211 hours AST responded to Badger Rd. for a report of a vehicle fully-engulfed in flames. Thomas Hernandez, age 54 form Fairbanks was in the vehicle with a family member who was the driver. After further investigation AST arrested Thomas for Reckless Endangerment, Criminally Negligent Burning 2nd, and Criminal Mischief 3rd. Thomas was remanded at FCC and held without bail.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 5:26:30 AM by DPS\dkmassey

E Detachment

  • AK19048740

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/20/19 at approximately 2122 hours, Soldotna Based AST received a request of a welfare check on Matthew Morrison (age 45, of Soldotna). Morrison was located deceased inside his residence in Soldotna, no foul play was suspected. A next of kin notification has been made.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 6:01:49 AM by DPS\bbturner

  • AK19048786

    Location: Sterling
    Type: Assault 4 DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/21/19 at approximately 0240 hours, Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Fannie Mae Avenue in Sterling for report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Don Howell III, age 44 of Sterling, had physically assaulted his girlfriend. Howell was arrested for Assault in the 4th degree domestic violence. Howell was transported to Wildwood Pretrial and was held without bail. 

    Posted on 7/21/2019 6:24:24 AM by DPS\lalemieux

  • AK19047025

    Location: Sterling
    Type: Theft 3, Criminal Trespass 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/15/19 at 0805 hours the Alaska State Troopers received report  that two individuals were stealing items from a car at Deville Rd and the Sterling Hwy. Investigation revealed Daniel Dobson, age 34 of Sterling, had entered the car without the owners consent and taken several items totaling $550. Dobson was issued misdemeanor citations for Theft in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree and released from the scene.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 7:25:53 AM by DPS\cdwebb

  • AK19047275

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: DWLS, No Liability Insurance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/15/19 at approximately 1703 hours the Alaska State Troopers performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle at the Kasilof Mercantile for equipment violations. The driver was identified as David Wayne Pine, age 40 of Kenai. Investigation revealed Pine was driving with a suspended license and did not have liability insurance. Further investigation revealed Pine had 16 prior convictions of Driving with a Suspended License. Pine was arrested on charges of Driving with a Suspended License and No Liability Insurance. Pine was transported to Wildwood Pretrial Facility where he was remanded on both charges and released on his own recognizance.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 7:30:11 AM by DPS\cdwebb

  • AK19048556

    Location: Nikiski
    Type: Assault II, Assault III, MIW III, MIW IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/20/2019 at approximately 0306 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a disturbance involving gunfire on Opal Street in Nikiski. A male suspect was identified as 37-year-old Cody Fitzpatrick of Nikiski. Cody Fitzpatrick, a convicted felon, was found to have assaulted another male, struck the male with a short-barreled-rifle lacking identification marks causing physical injury, fired the gun several times while impaired by alcohol during the altercation, and attempted to sic a dog upon the victim. A search warrant was executed on Fitzpatrick's residence, during which Fitzpatrick was arrested. 27-year-old Kelsey Fitzpatrick of Nikiski was also contacted during the investigation and was determined to have possessed a prohibited weapon with no identification marks. Subsequent to the investigation, Cody Fitzpatrick was arrested, transported, and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial on the charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, four counts of Misconduct Involving Weapons in the Third Degree, and Misconduct Involving Weapons in the Fourth Degree. Kelsey Fitzpatrick was arrested, transported, and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial on the charges of two counts Misconduct Involving Weapons in the Third Degree.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 9:06:38 AM by DPS\kmgill

  • AK19048784

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DV Assault IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/21/2019 at approximately 0232 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to the Duck Inn in Soldotna upon the report of an assault. 42 year old Samantha Bunch of Soldotna was contacted during the investigation and was found to have assaulted a household member. Bunch was arrested, transported, and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial on the charge of domestic violence Assault in the Fourth Degree.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 9:10:11 AM by DPS\kmgill

  • AK19048522

    Location: Seward
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 19, 2019 at approximately 2253 hours, Alaska State Troopers observed Adam Pringle (37 YOA of Seward) driving a red GMC Sierra northbound on the Seward Highway near Coolidge Drive.  AST had knowledge that Pringle had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a probation violation.  A records check confirmed Pringle's active arrest warrant.  AST conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and contacted Pringle.  Pringle was arrested and transported to the Seward Jail where he was remanded and held without bail.  

    Posted on 7/21/2019 11:19:35 AM by DPS\tchoward

  • AK19048863

    Location: Sterling
    Type: DWLR, VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/21/19 at approximately 1210 hours the Alaska State Troopers performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near Scout Lake Rd and Blexes Rd. Investigation revealed the driver, Samantha Fry, age 25 of Soldotna, was driving with a revoked license. Further investigation revealed Fry had previous convictions of DWLR, the most recent being 4/25/19, and was also on conditions of release for another case. Fry was arrested on charges of Driving with a Revoked License and Violating Conditions of Release. Fry was transported to Wild Wood Pretrial Facility where she was held without bail.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 5:58:45 PM by DPS\cdwebb

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19048804

    Location: Kenai River
    Type: Personal Use Fish Violations

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/21/19, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, cited Francis Desebel, 58 YOA of Anchorage, for personal use fishing in the Kenai River dip-net fishery during a Closed Period. Bail is set at $120.00 in Kenai District Court

    Posted on 7/21/2019 3:42:07 PM by DPS\kwwalgenbach

  • TBD

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Fail to Register Vessel

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/21/9 Robert MAY, 36 YO of Kodiak, was issued a citation by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Kodiak Post, for failure to register his seine vessel. Bail is set at $70.00 in the Kodiak Courts.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 5:08:12 PM by DPS\adbeach

  • AK19048737

    Location: Kenai Docks
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/20/19, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, cited Dutchy Inman, 41 YOA of Wasilla, for failing to record her personal use fish on her 2019 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Permit. Bail is set at $120.00 in Kenai District Court.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 5:39:40 PM by DPS\pcheid

  • AK19048901

    Location: Kenai River
    Type: Personal Use Fishing Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/20/2019 The Alaska State Troopers were patrolling the Kenai City Docks when STEPHEN WILSON (62 of anchorage) was contacted. When I requested to see his 2019 personal use dipnet permit, the fish he caught that day were not logged.  He was issued a citation:

    5AAC77.540(a)(2) : Person record all fish harvested on the permit, in ink, upon harvesting the fish

    Bail is set at $120

     

    Posted on 7/21/2019 5:39:49 PM by DPS\cknemec

  • AK19048713

    Location: Kenai River
    Type: Personal Use Fishing Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/20/2019 The Alaska State Troopers were patrolling the Kenai City Docks when ELIZABETH OLACK (40 of Anchorage) was contacted. When I requested to see her 2019 personal use dipnet permit, the fish she caught that day were not logged.  She was issued a citation:

    5AAC77.540(a)(2) : Person record all fish harvested on the permit, in ink, upon harvesting the fish

    Bail is set at $120

     

    Posted on 7/21/2019 5:43:29 PM by DPS\cknemec

  • AK19048534

    Location: Kenai River Beach
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/19/19, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, cited Carla Parker, 24 YOA of Anchorage, for personal use fishing in the Kenai River dip-net fishery without a 2019 Upper Cook Inlet Permit. Parker was also cited for Take Salmon During Closed Period of the 2019 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Fishery. Bail is set at $220.00 in the Kenai District Court for each citation.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 5:46:25 PM by DPS\pcheid

  • AK19048530

    Location: Kenai River Beach
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/19/19, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, cited Sandra Christenson, 51 YOA of Chugiak, for Take Salmon During Closed Period of the 2019 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Fishery. Bail is set at $195.00 in the Kenai District Court.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 5:54:33 PM by DPS\pcheid

  • AK19048758

    Location: Kenai River Beach
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/19/19, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, cited Albert Sharp, 45 YOA of Anchorage, for Take Salmon During Closed Period of the 2019 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Fishery. Bail is set at $120.00 in the Kenai District Court.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 5:57:12 PM by DPS\pcheid

  • AK19048761

    Location: Kenai River Beach
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/19/19, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, cited Gabriel Andreis, 40 YOA of Valdez, for Take Salmon During Closed Period of the 2019 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Fishery. Bail is set at $120.00 in the Kenai District Court.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 5:58:48 PM by DPS\pcheid

  • AK19048702

    Location: Kenai River
    Type: Personal Use Fishing Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/20/2019 The Alaska State Troopers were patrolling the Kenai City Docks when THOMAS FRANKSON (AK5096001) was contacted. When I requested to see his 2019 personal use dipnet permit, the fish he caught that day were not logged.  he was issued a citation:

    5AAC77.540(a)(2) : Person record all fish harvested on the permit, in ink, upon harvesting the fish

    Bail is set at $120

     

     

    Posted on 7/21/2019 6:05:02 PM by DPS\cknemec

  • AK19048701

    Location: Kenai River
    Type: Personal Use Fishing Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/20/2019 The Alaska State Troopers were patrolling the Kenai City Docks when PRISCILLA FRANKSON (24 of Wasilla) was contacted. When I requested to see her 2019 personal use dipnet permit, the fish she caught that day were not logged.  she was issued a citation:

    5AAC77.540(a)(2) : Person record all fish harvested on the permit, in ink, upon harvesting the fish

    Bail is set at $120

     

    Posted on 7/21/2019 6:45:53 PM by DPS\cknemec

  • AK19048950

    Location: Kenai River
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/21/2019 The Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to a call from the of over limit of fish being caught a male, later identified as JOSEPH LAPIERRE (32 of Washington), admitted to catching 4 salmon. One more then is allowed: 3 salmon. I seized one of the fish that he had not filleted yet and gave it to charity.

    He was issued a citation: 5AAC56.120 Kenai river season and bag limits for salmon.

    Bail is set at $120

     

    Posted on 7/21/2019 11:52:50 PM by DPS\cknemec

  • AK19048809

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/21/2019 The Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a patrol of the Kenai River Dipnet fishery. During the patrol Emil Tolentino (45 of Anchorage) was observed dipnet fishing and contacted. Tolentino was able to provide a valid 2019 Alaska fishing license but was unable to provide a 2019 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Salmon Permit.

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

    Bail was set at $220              

    Posted on 7/21/2019 2:57:06 PM by DPS\clhajicek

  • AK19048808

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/21/2019 The Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a patrol of the Kenai River Dipnet fishery. During the patrol Alton Drones (34 of Anchorage) was observed dipnet fishing and contacted. Drones was able to provide a valid 2019 Alaska fishing license but was unable to provide a 2019 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Salmon Permit.

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

    Bail was set at $220              

    Posted on 7/21/2019 3:03:44 PM by DPS\clhajicek

  • AK19048807

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/21/2019 The Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a patrol of the Kenai River Dipnet fishery. During the patrol Alan Ward (61 of Anchorage) was observed dipnet fishing and contacted. Ward was able to provide a valid 2019 Alaska fishing license but was unable to provide a 2019 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Salmon Permit.

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

    Bail was set at $220              

    Posted on 7/21/2019 3:08:01 PM by DPS\clhajicek

  • AK19048814

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/21/2019 The Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a patrol of the Kenai River Dipnet fishery. During the patrol Alberto Garcia (63  of Anchorage) was observed dipnet fishing and contacted. He was unable to provide a valid 2019 Alaska fishing license and was issued a citation. Bail is set at $220.

    5AAC77.010(a) Sport Fish License Required for Personal Use Fishing             

    Posted on 7/21/2019 3:21:22 PM by DPS\clhajicek

  • AK19048824

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/21/2019 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to Victoria Milton, 59 yoa of Anchorage, for obtaining more than one personal use permit for her household. Arraignment is scheduled in Kenai District Court on August 15, 2019 at 1330 hours.

    5AAC77.525(a): More than (1) personal use permit per household

    Posted on 7/21/2019 3:28:09 PM by DPS\clhajicek

  • AK19048810

    Location: Kenai River
    Type: Personal Use Fish Violations

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/21/19, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, cited Ruben Medrano, 38 YOA of Anchorage, for personal use fishing in the Kenai River dip-net fishery without a 2019 Upper Cook Inlet Permit in his possession and No Sport Fish License in his possession. Bail for both violations is set at $440.00 in Kenai District Court

    Posted on 7/21/2019 3:32:03 PM by DPS\kwwalgenbach

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.