Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Saturday, August 10, 2019

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

  • AK19054543

    Location: Prince of Wales
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/2019 at 1630 hours, Prince of Wales State Troopers contacted 29 year old Curtis Looper at a residence in Naukati Bay. Looper was arrested on an outstanding warrant, transported to the Craig Jail and remanded on $500 bail.

    Posted on 8/10/2019 7:31:24 PM by DPS\rhjensen

  • AK19054508

    Location: Prince of Wales
    Type: MVC-Damage

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/2019 at 1315 hours, Prince of Wales State Troopers were notified of a single vehicle motor vehicle crash near Naukati Bay. Investigation revealed a 17 year old from Naukati Bay was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado south on North Island Road at excessive speeds. Due to the manner of driving, the teenage driver lost control of the vehicle causing it to enter the ditch and roll partially against a rock wall. The crash totaled the vehicle estimated to be $13,000. The driver was issued a citation for negligent driving.

    Posted on 8/10/2019 7:39:25 PM by DPS\rhjensen

B Detachment

  • AK19054548

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault 4th DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/10/2019 at approximately 1742hrs Alaska State Troopers were advised of a disturbance in progress in Wasilla. Troopers were told a verbal argument had started, followed by someone falling to the ground. Troopers arrived on scene and spoke with both parties. Troopers determined Garret Finch 26 of Wasilla assaulted his wife causing injury to her person. Troopers arrested the Garret on charges of Assault 4 DV and remanded him at MATSU-Pretrial with No Bail.

    Posted on 8/10/2019 7:44:46 PM by DPS\egsporleder

  • AK19054552

    Location: Palmer
    Type: DV Assault IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/2019, at approximately 1750 hours, AST received a report of a disturbance from a residence on Soapstone Rd in Palmer. Investigation revealed Thomas Russell, age 59 of Palmer, assaulted a family member.  Russell was arrested for Assault 4 DV and remanded at MATSU-Pretrial and held without bail.

    Posted on 8/10/2019 9:37:34 PM by DPS\jkknier

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK19054340

    Location: Delta Junction
    Type: DUI, MIW 4th, SERT response

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8-9-2019 at approximately 1811 hours, AST received a report of an impaired driver in the parking lot of the IGA store in Delta Junction.  Further information given was the driver, Valeriy Ovchinnikov, age 56 of Delta Junction, was armed and had made suicidal statements.  Valeriy left IGA prior to AST arrival was later located near Gibson Ln. and the Richardson Hwy. in a driveway.  Valeriy initially refused to exit his vehicle and surrender.  The Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) from Fairbanks responded and was able to safely take Valeriy into custody.  Valeriy was charged with DUI and misconduct involving a weapon in the 4th degree and then remanded at Fairbanks Correctional Center.  AST would like to thank Ft. Greeley EMS, Delta EMS, and Rural Deltana EMS for their response and assisting with this incident.

    Posted on 8/10/2019 12:23:25 AM by DPS\kbcarson

E Detachment

  • AK19054353

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DUI & MIW4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/9/19 at approximately 1907 hours, Soldotna Base AST received a REDDI report of a vehicle on K-Beach Road, weaving in traffic and almost hitting two other vehicles. The vehicle was located in the area and a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. The driver was identified as Jennifer Parrott, age 40 of Soldotna. Investigation revealed Parrott was driving while under the influence and in possession of a firearm. Parrott was arrested for DUI and Misconduct Involving Weapons in the Fourth Degree. Parrott was transported and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility-- she is to be released on her own recognizance.

    Posted on 8/10/2019 1:51:25 AM by DPS\bbturner

  • AK19053945

    Location: ANCHOR POINT
    Type: DWLR NO VEHICLE INSURANCE

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/08/2018,Troopers stopped a vehicle driven by Ivan Usoltseff on the North Fork Rd. Investigation revealed Usoltseff's drivers license is revoked for a felony DUI conviction and its also suspended for failure to pay child support. Usoltseff did not have motor vehicle insurance and the car had not been registered since2012. He was arrested and transported to Homer Jail.

    Posted on 8/10/2019 9:33:59 AM by DPS\lakumfer

  • AK19053670

    Location: K-Beach Rd @ Phillips Rd, Soldotna
    Type: MVC-D

    Dispatch Text:

      On 8-7-19 at 2008 hours, the Soldotna AST K-9 Team responded to the intersection of K-Beach Road and Phillips Road to a report of a collision involving two vehicles. Upon arrival the driver of a grey 2005 Chrysler Pacifica was identified as Marina M. Rodriguez, 21 YOA of Soldotna. Investigation revealed Rodriguez was distracted and struck a parked black 2015 Dodge truck that was unoccupied and parked on the side of the shoulder with a flat tire. Rodriguez reported wearing a seatbelt and airbags were deployed. No injuries were reported and Rodriguez was issued traffic citations for Due Care to Avoid a Collision and failure to have motor vehicle insurance. Both vehicles were considered totaled. Jen-War Towing responded and took possession of both vehicles.  

     

     

    Posted on 8/10/2019 9:21:10 PM by DPS\jawoodruff

  • AK19054328

    Location: Mile 90 Sterling Highway, Soldotna
    Type: MVC-D

    Dispatch Text:

     On 8-9-19 at 1800 hours, the Soldotna AST K-9 Team responded to Mile 90, of the Sterling Highway in the Double Fines Safety Corridor to a report of a collision involving two vehicles. Upon arrival the driver of a white 2015 GMC Sierra was identified as Arseny S. Basargin of Voznesenka. Investigation revealed Basargin was traveling Northbound on the Sterling Highway when he rear ended a Northbound vehicle identified as a blue 2014 Subaru Forester operated by Kerri L. Przeczewski of Anchorage. Przeczewski was making a left hand turn to a frontage road from the Sterling Highway when her vehicle was rear ended. All occupants reported wearing seatbelts and airbags were deployed. No injuries were reported and Jen-War Towing responded and took possession of both vehicles.  

     

    Posted on 8/10/2019 9:22:48 PM by DPS\jawoodruff

  • AK19054551

    Location: Vagabond @ K-Beach, Kenai AK
    Type: Theft 2nd Degree, VCOR.

    Dispatch Text:

     On 8-10-19 at 1759 hours, the Soldotna AST K-9 Team received a report of a theft of keys from a red 1996 Ford F250 that was parked at the Vagabond located near Mile 12 K-Beach Road. The keys belong to the bar tender that was working in the Vagabond. The estimated value of the cost to replace the locks for the bar, two vehicles, two residences and two post office keys were valued at $1,450.00. Investigation revealed A female later identified as Krystal D. Michaels 36, YOA of Kasilof helped herself into a vehicle that does not belong to her and stole the keys from the vehicle.  The AST K-9 Team located Michaels who had the keys in her possession. Michaels was arrested for Theft in the 2nd Degree and violating her conditions of release (VCOR) from a prior charge of DUI. Part of Michaels conditions of release state she is to obey all local, state and federal laws. Michaels was transported and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial where she is currently being held without bail.          

     

    Posted on 8/10/2019 9:47:04 PM by DPS\jawoodruff

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19054448

    Location: Glennallen
    Type: Game Taken out of Season

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/10/2019 at approximately 0508 hours 69 YOA Paul White of Glennallen self-reported he had harvested a bull moose in GMU 13 near Glennallen. Investigation revealed the season for White's permit did not open until 08/20/2019. White was cited for taking a game animal outside of season. Bail was set at $500.00.

     

    Posted on 8/10/2019 12:41:13 PM by DPS\pasimasko

  • AK19053984

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Shoot On, From, or Across Highway

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/9/19 Kodiak AWT contacted Lorevic Banaga (age 53 / Kodiak) after he was previously observed shooting from the highway to take a deer in the Pasagshak area. Banaga was cited to the Kodiak Court with a bail of $320 for shooting from the road.

    Posted on 8/10/2019 2:06:42 PM by DPS\ldduell

  • AK19054367

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/9/2019 Alaska Wildlife Troopers Soldotna Post contacted Delora Alonso (32YOA of Anchorage) who was issued a citation.

    Alonso was cited under AS16.05.420(b) - False Statement on License Application

    Bail is set for $320 in the Kenai Court.

    Posted on 8/10/2019 4:50:46 PM by DPS\pcheid

  • AK19054392

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/9/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed a party of individuals committing multiple wildlife violations on the Kenai River near Soldotna. After conducting an investigation, Troopers cited the following individuals:

    Zackary Overman, 24, of Kenai, for Fail to Release Snagged Fish- $240 bail

    James Connor, 69, of Dixon, CA, for Special Provisions (Treble hook)- $120 bail

    Taylor Ranguette, 30, of Soldotna, for Special Provisions (Treble hook)- $120 bail

    Eric Ranguette, 42, of Soldotna, for Failure to Present Fishing Apparatus- Misdemeanor mandatory court appearance

    Troopers also seized fishing gear and 22 salmon, pursuant to the investigation.

    Posted on 8/10/2019 10:29:58 PM by DPS\slcantine

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.