Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Friday, August 10, 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

  • AK18057065

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Theft III & Criminal Mischief IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/10/2018 at approximately 1307 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from vehicle at the Butte Trailhead in Palmer. Investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) broke a window on the victim's vehicle and stole a purse. Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers 745-3333.

    Posted on 8/10/2018 3:30:03 PM by DPS\rranderson

  • AK18057010

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Fail to Stop at Direction of Police Officer I, Assault III, Reckless Driving, Hit & Run, & Probation Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/2018 at approximately 0941 hours, Troopers with the Palmer Criminal Suppression Unit responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Clark-Wolverine Road and Huntley Road in Palmer. Troopers located the vehicle leaving the scene and attempted a traffic stop for numerous violations. The driver, later identified as Conner O'Neill, age 19 of Fairbanks, stopped the vehicle. Three passengers exited the vehicle and then O'Neill fled Troopers at a high rate of speed while driving recklessly. O'Neill collided with a vehicle in Palmer and failed to stop. A short time later, AST discontinued the pursuit for public safety concerns. Troopers later located O'Neill and he was arrested without further incident. He was remanded to the custody of Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and held without bail.

    Posted on 8/10/2018 4:15:46 PM by DPS\rranderson

  • AK18057036

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: REDDI / DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/18 at 1150 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report on Teal Cir in Wasilla.  Investigation revealed Bryan Hemstad, age 37 of Wasilla was operating his 2010 blue Chevrolet pick-up truck in a reckless manner and was subsequently arrested for DUI.  Hemstad was transported to and remanded in MSPT to be released once sober or on his own recognizance.  

    Posted on 8/10/2018 4:58:52 PM by DPS\dlherrell

  • AK18057132

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/2018 at approximately 1544 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted Aron Jonz, age 56 of Wasilla, near Machen Road in Wasilla.  Investigation revealed that Jonz had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear on the original charge of DWLR.  Jonz was transported and remanded to MSPT and held on $250 cash appearance.

     

     

    Posted on 8/10/2018 6:14:48 PM by DPS\swcorino

  • AK18057156

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: MICS IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/2018 at approximately 1544 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a welfare check on a vehicle in the woods near Machen Road in Wasilla.  Investigation revealed that Frieda Gillespie, age 45 of Wasilla, was in possession of a controlled substance.  Charges are being forwarded to the Palmer DAO.

     

    Posted on 8/10/2018 6:23:40 PM by DPS\swcorino

  • AK18056928

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Motor Vehicle Accident – Hit & Run

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/09/2018, at about 1941 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a two vehicle collision at W Fairview Loop and Knik Goose Bay Rd in Wasilla. Investigation revealed that an unknown person driving a gray cope rear-ended a car waiting at the traffic light. The vehicles were not disabled in the collision and only sustained minor damage. The driver of the gray cope fled the scene prior to AST arrival and was not located. The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information on this incident are encouraged to contact Troopers at 352-5401.

    Posted on 8/10/2018 3:10:47 AM by DPS\crlloyd

  • AK18056963

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Assault IV (DV)

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/2018 at approx. 0100hrs AST responded to a disturbance on Grow Dr. in Palmer. Carl Seetot age 20 of Brevig Mission, was arrested on two counts of Assault IV (DV) and one count of Criminal Mischief V.

    Posted on 8/10/2018 5:18:00 AM by DPS\tncaldarea

  • AK18056932

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Misconduct Involving Weapons

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/10/2018 at approximately 2227 hours, Alaska State Troopers received the report of a male shooting a gun at 8182 W. Teal Circle in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Bryan Helmstad, 37 years old, of Wasilla was intoxicated and fired two rounds into the ground. Helmstad was cited for Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 4th.

    Posted on 8/10/2018 7:22:57 AM by DPS\jmkurth

  • AK18056907

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Motor Vehicle Collision - Damage Only

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/09/2018 at approximately 1809 hours, AST responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on Knik Goose Bay (KGB) Road and Foothills Blvd in Wasilla. Investigation revealed a white Dodge Ram driven by a 38 year old Wasilla male entered KGB from Foothills in the path of a blue Honda CRV driven by a 24 year old Wasilla female. The Dodge sustained minor damage and CRV sustained moderate front end damage. No injuries were reported by all parties and all parties report wearing seatbelts. Alcohol is not a factor in this incident.

    Posted on 8/10/2018 7:29:18 AM by DPS\rranderson

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  • AK18055899

    Location: Seward
    Type: Vehicle Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On August 6, 2018 at approximately 1345 hours, William Williamson, age 63 of Seward, contacted the Alaska State Troopers to report his friend Larry Herndon's, age 72 of Homer, blue 2011 800cc Yamaha Rhino  was stolen from the Stoney Creek RV Park in Seward.  William stated that he parked the Rhino at a construction site where they are working near the creek at the RV Park. Investigation revealed unknown person(s) stole the Rhino between August 3, 2018 at approximately 1400 hours to August 6, 2018 at approximately 0900 hours.  If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453  

    Posted on 8/10/2018 7:32:36 AM by DPS\mazweifel

  • AK18055962

    Location: Seward
    Type: Assault 4 DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On August 6, 2018 at approximately 1730 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance on Wolf Trail Circle in Seward.  Investigation revealed Jeffrey "Jeff" Cobble, 55 YOA of Seward, assaulted a family member at the residence.  Jeff was placed under arrest for Assault 4 DV and transported to the Seward Jail where he was remanded.  

    Posted on 8/10/2018 7:33:58 AM by DPS\mazweifel

  • AK18055637

    Location: Seward
    Type: Criminal Trespass 1 DV, Criminal Mischief 4 DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On August 5, 2018 at approximately 1205 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at the Bay View Trailer Park in Seward.  Investigation revealed Desiree Nosik, 39 YOA of Seward, went to the property of a family member and damaged their vehicle with a blunt object.  Desiree was arrested for Criminal Trespass 1 DV and Criminal Mischief 4 DV.  Desiree was transported to the Seward Jail where she was remanded and held without bail.

    Posted on 8/10/2018 7:39:59 AM by DPS\mazweifel

  • AK18057179

    Location: Sterling
    Type: Motor Vehicle Collision

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/18 at approximately 1655, Soldotna AST received a call reporting a single motor vehicle collision on Robinson Loop. The driver of the vehicle was Lonnie Morris, 67, of Eagar, Arizona. Morris’ silver Ford was traveling westbound on Robinson Loop when Morris fell asleep and drove his vehicle into the ditch. Two other occupants were in the vehicle. They suffered injuries and were transported to Central Peninsula Hospital. Everyone in the vehicle was wearing their seatbelts and alcohol was not a factor.

     

    Posted on 8/10/2018 7:38:41 PM by DPS\bbturner

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK18005640

    Location: Prince of Wales Island
    Type: Unlawful Possession of Fish

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/5/18, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post conducted a commercial purse seine offload of the FV Emerald Beauty. The investigation revealed the captain and permit holder, Archie Demmert III. of Klawock, unlawfully retained king salmon. The 8/9/18 purse seine fishery closed the retention of king salmon greater than 28 inches in length by emergency order. He was issued a summons to appear in the Prince of Wales District Court.

    Trooper: JPR1

     

    Posted on 8/10/2018 12:50:43 PM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK18056903

    Location: Prince of Wales Island
    Type: D.W.L.R.

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/9/18, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales Post conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a driving violation. The traffic stop led to Michael Brewer, 53 of Hollis, being charged with driving while his license was revoked. He was issued a citation to appear in the Prince of Wales District Court.

    Trooper: JPR1

     

    Posted on 8/10/2018 12:52:51 PM by DPS\mheldridge

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.