Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, July 8, 2018

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

  • AK18047210

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/08/18, at approximately 0331 hours, the Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle on the Parks highway in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Kevin Brefford, age 25, of Wasilla, was operating his vehicle under the influence of Alcohol. He was arrested for DUI and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial where he was later released on his own recognizance. 

    Posted on 7/8/2018 7:46:06 AM by DPS\crlloyd

  • AK18046092

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault 4th Degree DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/4/18 at approximately 1422 hours Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of disturbance off of Voss Drive in Wasilla. Investigation revealed William Keel, age 55 of Wasilla had assaulted a family member. Keel was arrested for Assault 4th DV and transported to MSPT with no bail. 

     

    Posted on 7/8/2018 9:35:11 AM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK18046061

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-04-18 at 1224 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Vine Road and Parks Hwy on a silver 2012 Subaru Legacy after it was reported as a REDDI vehicle.  Investigation reveals Leo Andrew Pena Jr, age 34 of Chandler Arizona, was driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol.  Pena was arrested and transported to Mat Su Pretrial on the charge of DUI.  Pena was released on his own recognizance.

     

    Posted on 7/8/2018 9:36:40 AM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK18047147

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Felony DUI and Refusal

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07-07-18, at 2013 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a business on the Palmer-Wasilla Hwy for a female passed out in the driver seat of silver GMC SUV with an open alcoholic beverage bottle in her lap.  On scene Troopers identified the driver as Deborah J Houseman, age 52, of Palmer.  An investigation on scene determined Deborah was operating the GMC while and impaired and under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.  Deborah was arrested for DUI and a check of her criminal history indicated this was her third DUI arrest in 10 years resulting in this arrest being a felony DUI.  Deborah later refused to provide a sample of breath for chemical testing and was subsequently charged with refusal of a chemical breath test.  Deborah was then remanded into the Mat-Su Pretrial where she was held pending arraignment.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 3:08:22 AM by DPS\prfrederick

  • AK18047170

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Disturbance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/7/2018 at approximately 2215 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on Day Road in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Lorenzo Hausser, age 22, of Wasilla had an outstanding warrant for Violating Conditions of Release on the original charge of Vehicle Theft 1st and Criminal Mischief 3rd. Hausser was remanded to MSPT where bail was set at $2500 cash performance.  

    Posted on 7/8/2018 4:51:03 AM by DPS\fjparker

  • AK18047177

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI Collision

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/7/18 at approximately 2252 hours, Alaska State Troopers received the report of a single vehicle collision located on E Fairview Loop and S Davis Road in Wasilla. Investigation determined Michael Badger, age 39 of Wasilla, was driving under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently arrested. Badger was remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and later released on his own recognizance.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 5:03:15 AM by DPS\ckhavens

  • AK18047144

    Location: Talkeetna
    Type: Natural Death

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/7/2018 at 2009 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a unexpected death near Kellard Circle in Talkeetna.  Further investigation revealed that the male died of natural causes.  The SME was contacted and the funeral home took possession of the remains.  No foul play suspected.  Efforts to notify next of kin are underway.

     

    Posted on 7/8/2018 5:27:24 AM by DPS\swcorino

  • AK18047157

    Location: Talkeetna
    Type: Assault IV DV

    Dispatch Text:

    AST responded to an alleged assault in the in Talkeetna area. The parties contacted reported minor injuries and required no medical attention. Investigation continues and case will be forwarded to the DAO for review.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 5:38:45 AM by DPS\tncaldarea

  • AK18047193

    Location: Willow
    Type: Assault IV DV

    Dispatch Text:

    AST responded to mile 41 of the Willow Fishhook rd. regarding an alleged assault. There were no reported injuries and the parties involved were separated prior to AST's arrival. Investigation continued, case will be forwarded to the DAO for review.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 5:42:04 AM by DPS\tncaldarea

  • AK18047278

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-08-18 at 1253 hours, Alaska State Troopers took a report of a theft from a vehicle on Stevens Drive in Wasilla.  Investigation reveals someone gained access to two unlocked vehicles at a residence on Stevens Drive sometime last night and stole a Lowrance GPS from one of the vehicles.  There are no suspects or leads at this time.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 2:09:33 PM by DPS\jscovey

C Detachment

  • AK18045954

    Location: Hooper Bay
    Type: Assault 3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/3/18, at approximately 2230 hrs, State Troopers received a report of an Assault involving a knife.  Investigation found that Victoria Hill, 30 of Hooper Bay, brandished a knife while threatening to kill a relative she wished to have leave her home.  Hill was arrested and remanded on one count of Assault 3 Domestic Violence. 

    Posted on 7/8/2018 9:53:08 AM by DPS\srlantz

  • AK18045957

    Location: Hooper Bay
    Type: Assault 3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/3/18, at approximately 2330 hrs, State Troopers received a report of an assault in progress.  Investigation found that Shane Joe, 18 of Hooper Bay, and Anesia Joe, 19 of Hooper Bay, recklessly caused physical injury to Lars Lake, 27 of Hooper Bay.  Both were remanded and charged with one count of Assault 3. 

    Posted on 7/8/2018 9:57:13 AM by DPS\srlantz

  • AK18045959

    Location: Hooper Bay
    Type: Assault 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/3/18, at approximately 2345 hrs, Lars Lake 29 of Hooper Bay was being escorted to the medical clinic for treatment of injuries sustained in an unrelated assault when he became uncooperative and assaulted a VPO by strangulating him.  The VPO regained control and Lake was remanded on one count of Assault 2nd Degree.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 10:01:09 AM by DPS\srlantz

D Detachment

  • AK18047215

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4-DV / Criminal Mischief 5-DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07-08-18 at approximately 0453 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a report of a domestic violence assault at a residence on North Old Steese Hwy. Investigation revealed Daniel Kriska, age 33 of Fairbanks, placed a family member in fear of imminent physical injury as well as caused an estimated less than $250 in property damage. Kriska was arrested/remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center on one (1) count each of Assault 4th Degree-DV A.S.11.41.230(a)(3) and Criminal Mischief 5th Degree-DV A.S.11.46.486(a)(2). Bail was set at No Bail.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 7:41:58 AM by DPS\bjhibbs

  • AK18047345

    Location: Tok, Alaska
    Type: VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/08/18 at approximately 1900 hours, Tok AST contacted 38 year old Tok resident, Sheldon Fox II at a residence he is not supposed to be at. Fox was placed under arrest for violating conditions of release and held at Tok jail pending arraignments.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 7:57:57 PM by DPS\ajwill

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK18045146

    Location: Egegik District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On June 30, 2018 Carol A. Steffensen 61 years old from Kodiak, AK and Eric J. Zakrzewski 20 years old from Laurel, MT were cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Period in the Egegik District.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 18, 2018. 

     

    Posted on 7/8/2018 4:17:20 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK18047338

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Snag Where Prohibited

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/8/18, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, contacted Erlito Samonte, age 44 of Juneau, at DIPAC after observing him snagging Chum salmon with a snagging hook in the area adjacent to DIPAC that had been closed to snagging by emergency order.  Samonte was issued a $110.00 citation for snagging where prohibited in the District Court at Juneau.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 8:04:06 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK18047342

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Snag Where Prohibited, No Sport Fish License

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/8/18, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, contacted James Sorenson, age 62 of Paso Robles, CA, sport fishing at DIPAC after observing him snagging and retaining Chum salmon within the area that had been closed to snagging by emergency order.  Further investigation revealed that Sorenson had failed to obtain a 2018 sport fishing license as required.  Sorenson was issued a $110.00 citation for snagging where prohibited and a $210.00 citation for sport fishing without a license.  Both citations were issued in the District Court at Juneau.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 8:13:07 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK18047346

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Snag Where Prohibited, No Sport Fish License

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/8/18, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, contacted John Sorenson, age 56 of St. George, UT, sport fishing at DIPAC after observing him snagging and retaining Chum salmon within the area that had been closed to snagging by emergency order.  Further investigation revealed that Sorenson had failed to obtain a 2018 sport fishing license as required.  Sorenson was issued a $110.00 citation for snagging where prohibited and a $210.00 citation for sport fishing without a license.  Both citations were issued in the District Court at Juneau.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 8:21:42 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK18047344

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Snag Where Prohibited, No Sport Fish License

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/8/18, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, contacted Herbert Smyth, age 36 of Juneau, sport fishing at DIPAC after observing him snagging Chum salmon within the area that had been closed to snagging by emergency order.  Further investigation revealed that Smyth had failed to obtain a 2018 sport fishing license as required.  Smyth was issued a $110.00 citation for snagging where prohibited and a $210.00 citation for sport fishing without a license.  Both citations were issued in the District Court at Juneau.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 8:33:46 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK18046902

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Failure to Record Catch

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/06/2018, Matthew Olnes 50 YOA of Anchorage, was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post for failing to record 8 salmon onto his personal use permit during the Kasilof River dip-net fishery. Bail is set at $110.00 in Kenai District Court.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 10:39:24 PM by DPS\bdelkins

  • AK18047139

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Failure to Record Catch

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/07/2018, Jeffrey Holley 54 YOA of Anchorage, was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post for failing to record 13 salmon onto his personal use permit during the Kasilof River dip-net fishery. Bail is set at $110.00 in Kenai District Court.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 10:41:12 PM by DPS\bdelkins

  • AK18046382

    Location: Egegik River
    Type: Fail to Display 12 inch ADF&G Numbers

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 5, 2018 Jason E. Bakk 36 years old from Wasilla, AK was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Fail to Display 12 inch ADF&G Numbers in the Egegik River.  Bail it set at $210 in Naknek District Court.

     

    Posted on 7/8/2018 10:12:20 AM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK18044171

    Location: Egegik District North Line
    Type: Commercial Drift Gillnet Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On June 27, 2018 Trevor J. Flathman 31 years old from Brandenton, FL was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Drift Gillnet Closed Waters in the Egegik District North Line.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 18, 2018. 

     

    Posted on 7/8/2018 10:16:32 AM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK18044152

    Location: Egegik District North Line
    Type: Commercial Drift Gillnet Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On June 27, 2018 Kiril Z. Basargin  39 years old from Homer, AK was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Drift Gillnet Closed Waters in the Egegik District North Line.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 18, 2018. 

     

    Posted on 7/8/2018 10:34:23 AM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK18045598

    Location: Egegik District
    Type: Commercial Gillnet Illegal Gear

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 2, 2018 Paul M. Noste 53 years old from Mt. Vernon, WA was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Gillnet Illegal Gear in the Egegik District.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 18, 2018. 

     

    Posted on 7/8/2018 11:11:23 AM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK18045367

    Location: Egegik River
    Type: Fail to Mark Drift Gillnet Buoy with ADF&G Number

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 1, 2018 Jeffrey D. Lendall 53 years old from Santa Cruz, CA was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Fail to Mark Drift Gillnet Buoy with ADF&G Number in the Egegik River.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 18, 2018. 

     

    Posted on 7/8/2018 11:28:51 AM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK18044166

    Location: Egegik District North Line
    Type: Commercial Drift Gillnet Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On June 27, 2018 Theodore M. Puentes 23 years old from Sheridan, OR was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Drift Gillnet Closed Waters in the Egegik District North Line.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 18, 2018. 

     

    Posted on 7/8/2018 11:55:50 AM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

AK Bureau of Investigation ...No news reported.

AK Bureau of Highway Patrol

  • AK18047273

    Location: Indian
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/08/2018 at approximately 1246 hours, Alaska State Troopers and the Anchorage Fire Department were notified of a missing kite surfer in the area milepost 106.5 of the Seward Highway near Indian. Troopers responded to the scene and identified the missing surfer as Albert L. Circosta, age 43 of Anchorage. Investigation revealed that Circosta had lost his kite was adrift in Turnagain Arm for approximately 45 minutes and was not wearing a life vest. Two other surfers were able to reach Circosta and pull him to shore. Circosta was treated and released at the scene by AFD and all involved parties were accounted for. People are reminded to wear a personal floatation device (PFD) when working or playing around the water.

    Posted on 7/8/2018 8:15:55 PM by DPS\klshuey

AK Bureau of Judicial Services ...No news reported.

AK Div of Fire and Life Safety ...No news reported.