Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, July 7, 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

  • AK19044814

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Probation Violation and False Identification.

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/07/2019, at approximately 0013 hours, the Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on S Beacon St in Wasilla. The driver of the vehicle Conner O’Neill, age 20, of Fairbanks, was arrested and remanded at Mat-Su Pre-trial where he was held on a Probation Violation.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 3:18:44 AM by DPS\crlloyd

  • AK19044750

    Location: Palmer
    Type: REDDI report and Negligent Driving

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/06/2019 at approximately 1706 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a REDDI report at Glenn Highway in Palmer. Investigation revealed Teresa Adkins, age 37 of Wasilla, was driving Negligently and damaged Alaska state property. Teresa was given a citation and released from the scene.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 3:24:27 AM by DPS\crlloyd

  • AK19044843

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Missing Person, Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/07/2019 at about 0607 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were flagged down by 30-year-old Anchorage resident Mason Pitts at about mile 33 of the Glenn Highway. Pitts was on foot, and said he was trying to go to Fairbanks or Juneau.  Investigation revealed Pitts was listed as a missing person with an outstanding $500 warrant out of Anchorage. Pitts was taken into custody and transferred to APD for remand on the warrant.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 9:29:58 AM by DPS\jmkurth

  • TBD

    Location: Talkeetna Area
    Type: Wildfire Evacuation

    Dispatch Text:

    MALASPINA WILDFIRE - On 07/07/2019 at approximately 2030, Division of Forestry requested assistance from Alaska State Troopers in issuing a Level 3 Go evacuation for the following areas: Alatna south to Makuskin Road and S. Southfork Road west to the entire S. Malaspina Loop Road. 

    ALSO: Level 2 Set Evacuation Notice is in place for the areas in 5-mile radius surrounding the Level 3 area.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 9:22:32 PM by DPS\kemarsh

  • AK19043906

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Theft 2nd, Vehicle Theft 2nd

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/07/2019 at about 1430 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of the theft of a 2019 Yamaha Super Jet stand-up jet-ski, white in color with blue and lime green stickers. The jet-ski was taken some time between the night of July 2nd and morning of July 3rd from Long Island, Big Lake. Anyone with information about suspects or the location of the stolen jet-ski is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-352-5401, or MatSu Crime Stoppers at 907-745-3333.

     

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

  • AK19044876

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Criminal Trespass I & Theft IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/07/2019 at approximately 0929 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from a vehicle from a residence on Jabez Lane in Wasilla. The complainant called Troopers to report that at some time overnight, an unknown suspect came onto his property and went into his unlocked vehicle and stole approximately $40 in property. Troopers urge anyone with information to call 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.

     

    Posted on 7/7/2019 8:41:48 PM by DPS\rranderson

C Detachment

  • AK19044797

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: DV Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 6, 2019 at approximately 2130 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance. The investigation resulted in AST arresting Larry Evans, a 59 year old male of Kodiak, for assaulting a family member. Larry was transported to the Kodiak Jail pending arraignment. Alcohol was involved.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 3:24:32 AM by DPS\tstilley

  • AK19044787

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: DV Criminal Mischief 5

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 6, 2019 at 2013 hours, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a request for a welfare check. The investigation resulted in AST arresting Jeremy Roberts, a 42 year old male of Kodiak, for damaging a family member's property. Jeremy was transported to the Kodiak Jail pending arraignment. Controlled substances were involved.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 3:26:55 AM by DPS\tstilley

D Detachment

  • AK19044947

    Location: Healy
    Type: DUI, Refusal, MIW4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/7/19,at1318 hours, an employee contacted AST dispatch to report a disturbance within the boundaries of their facility.  A Healy based Trooper investigation reveal Charlie Johnson age 29 of Palmer was operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages. Johnson was also in controlled of firearms in his vehicles.  The firearms were seized.  Johnson was arrested and transported to Healy Post.  While being process, Johnson refused to provide a breath sample for testing.   Johnson was transported to FCC where he was remanded on one count of DUI, Refusal, and MIW 4th.  Bail was set at $1000.00    

    Posted on 7/7/2019 8:56:04 PM by DPS\mfhaglin

  • AK19044770

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Search And Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/06/2019, at approximately 1929 hours, Fairbanks AST received a report of an ATV accident with serious injuries on the Mike Kelly Trail, approximately 10 miles North of Two Rivers. AST, AWT, WSAR, and Grangeville Helitack assigned to the Caribou Creek fire responded to the area. The ATV rider was located and identified as Mark Elzey, age 48 of Fairbanks. Mark was transported to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital by EMS with serious injuries.

    The Alaska State Troopers would like to thank the Grangeville Helitack, Central Oregon Rappellers, WSAR, and the good Samaritans that assisted in locating Mark.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 6:26:25 AM by DPS\bdlemay

  • AK19044826

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/07/2019, at approximately 0225 hours, Fairbanks AST received multiple 911 calls regarding shots fired near the intersection of College Rd. and University Ave. A shooting victim was located at the nearby Tesoro gas station and transported to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting occurred outside of the Hookah Lounge on College St.

    Anyone with information, images, or video of the incident is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks at (907) 451-5100 and reference the above incident.

    The Alaska State Troopers would like to thank the University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department and Fairbanks Police Department for their assistance.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 6:33:34 AM by DPS\bdlemay

E Detachment

  • AK19044980

    Location: Sterling Highway
    Type: MVC-Fatal

    Dispatch Text:

    Update: On scene investigation revealed that a Subaru and a pick-up truck collided head on. The driver of the Subaru, identified as Michael Franklin, 18 of Palmer, died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. Five people were in the pickup truck. Three people* were transported by ground ambulance and one by life-med. The driver of the pick-up is identified as Garrett Bowley, age 39. Next of kin for Franklin have been notified. Investigation is ongoing.

    *An earlier dispatch misreported the number of people in the pickup truck. The correct number is four, as provided above.

    On 07/07/2019 at approximately 1640, Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna responded to a report of a MVC involving two vehicles at Mile 142 of the Sterling Highway. This dispatch will be updated.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 5:18:28 PM by DPS\kemarsh

  • AK19044913

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Assault IV (X2)

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 7th, 2019 at approximately 1132 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a residence on Grove Court, Soldotna for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Jeremiah D. Kamp, age 25 of Soldotna, assaulted his significant other. Kamp was arrested for Assault IV (X2). Kamp was transported to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility where he was remanded and held without bail.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 7:36:54 PM by DPS\asgault

  • AK19044954

    Location: Nikiski
    Type: Felony DUI, Felony Refusal, Vehicle Theft 1, Fail to Immediately Give Notice of Accident, DV Assault 4, DV Criminal Mischief 5

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/7/19 at approximately 1423 hours the Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle crash at mile 5 Holt Lamplight Rd in Nikiski. Investigation revealed Selina Valle, age 48, had operated the vehicle under the influence of alcohol and fled the scene prior to AST arrival. Further investigation revealed Valle had taken the vehicle without the consent of the owner as well as assaulted the owner and damaged his phone. Valle was arrested and transported to WWPT where she was remanded on charges of Felony DUI, Felony Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test, Vehicle Theft 1, Failure to Immediately Give Notice of an Accident, DV Assault IV, and DV Criminal Mischief V. Valle was held without bail. 

    Posted on 7/7/2019 8:23:00 PM by DPS\cdwebb

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19042197

    Location: Nushagak Bay
    Type: Fail to Mark Commercial Gear

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/26/2019 Ty C. Cooper, 40 years old, of Kodiak, AK was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for failing to mark a drift gillnet with the fishing vessel’s ADFG number in the Nushagak District. Arraignment is scheduled in Dillingham District Court on July 15, 2019.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 9:26:41 AM by DPS\djtobin

  • AK19040940

    Location: Bristol Bay
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/19/2019 Joseph G. Masui, 30 years old, of Homer, AK was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program commercial fishing during a closed period in the Tonsina Bay. Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 17, 2019.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 10:14:24 AM by DPS\djtobin

  • AK19043089

    Location: Naknek Kvichak District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On June 30, 2019, Jerry Heichel, 73 years old from Stanwood, Washington was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Period in the Naknek Kvichak District. Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 17, 2019.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 10:49:59 AM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19043535

    Location: Nushagak Bay
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/01/2019 Iulian Basargin, 25 years old, of Kodiak, 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 15, 2019.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 11:44:06 AM by DPS\djtobin

  • AK19044729

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Fail to Record Salmon

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/06/19 at 1500 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to Shangchih Hu, 54 yoa of Anchorage, in Soldotna for failing to record his catch of salmon on his personal use permit before leaving the fishing site and concealing the fish from view. A fine was set at $120.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 2:37:17 PM by DPS\sdsands

  • AK19044794

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/6/2019 The Alaska Wildlife Troopers were conducting a patrol of the Kasilof River south beach when Faafetai Taliulu (51 of Anchorage) was contacted while he was dip net fishing. He was able to provide a copy of his fishing license but was unable to provide a valid 2019 personal use dip net permit.

    She was issued a citation: 5AAC77.540(a) Personal use permit required.

    Bail is set at $220 in the District Court of Kenai.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 2:39:00 PM by DPS\pcheid

  • AK19044717

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Sportfish without a license.

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/06/19 at 1408 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to Beau Alan Killet, 48 yoa of Bend Oregon, at Swiftwater Park in Soldotna for sportfishing without a license. A fine was set at $220.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 2:39:54 PM by DPS\sdsands

  • AK19042805

    Location: Naknek Kvichak District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period and Fail to Display 6 Inch Vessel Name

    Dispatch Text:

    On June 29, 2019, Michael Wilson, 60 years old from Ellensburg, Washington was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Period and Fail to Display 6 Inch Vessel Name in the Naknek Kvichak District.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 17, 2019. 

     

    Posted on 7/7/2019 3:56:41 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19044820

    Location: Harding Lake - Salcha
    Type: Sport fish with Multiple Hooks in Single Hook Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/05/19 at approximately 1823hours, a Fairbanks-based Alaska Wildlife Trooper contacted Jack Granger, age 46 of Fairbanks, while he was sport fishing. Investigation revealed Granger was utilizing a line with four hooks in the single-hook waters of Harding Lake. Granger was issued a citation with bail set at $120 for the violation in the Fairbanks District Court.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 2:03:55 AM by SOA\tdabbott

  • AK19044735

    Location: Harding Lake - Salcha
    Type: Boating Under the Influence

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/06/19 at approximately 1535hours, a Fairbanks-based Alaska Wildlife Trooper was conducting a boating safety patrol at Harding Lake. Drew Olson, age 25 of Coffman Cove, was contacted for no life jacket. Investigation revealed Olson was operating a Jetski under the influence of alcohol. Olson was arrested and remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center with bail set at O/R when sober. An arraignment date was set for later in the Fairbanks District Court.  

    Posted on 7/7/2019 2:07:50 AM by SOA\tdabbott

  • AK19043529

    Location: Nushagak Bay
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/02/2019 Richard M. Murphy Jr., 22 years old, of Dillingham, 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 15, 2019.

    On 07/02/2019 Trefon W. Yako, 31 years old, of Dillingham, 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 15, 2019.

    Posted on 7/7/2019 8:28:19 AM by DPS\djtobin

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.