State of Alaska

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, August 13, 2017

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

  • AK17056533

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft / Criminal Trespass

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/13/2017, at approximately 0827 hrs, Alaska State Trooper received a report of a theft at a residence on E Kertulla Court, the victim reported a 6500 KW diesel generator and $140 cash taken from his vehicle on his property. The value of items stolen was estimated to be $500. Anyone with information regarding this theft, or the various other thefts recently reported in the Mat-Su area, is encouraged to call the Alaska State Troopers at 373-8300.

     

    Posted on 8/13/2017 9:51:13 AM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK17054600

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft 2nd degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/2017, at approximately 1112 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a theft in the area of Greensward Drive, in Wasilla. Investigation revealed that a license plate and three carved burl logs  were stolen from a residence. The stolen items are worth approximately $5,000.00. The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.

     

    Posted on 8/13/2017 12:19:56 PM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK17054670

    Location: Talkeetna
    Type: MVC - Injury

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/2017, at approximately 1626 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an ATV rollover at the intersection of Leroy Davies Road and Future Road, in Talkeetna.  Investigation revealed a 13 year old juvenile was operating and ATV on Future Road when he lost control and overturned.  EMS responded and transported the juvenile to a local hospital for moderate injuries.  The ATV suffered minor damage and was turned over to the rider’s family.  The rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.   No citations were issued.

     

    Posted on 8/13/2017 12:21:41 PM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK17056545

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft 2nd degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/13/2017, at approximately 1040 hrs, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft at a Big Lake campsite, where the complainant reported 2 Honda 2100 Generators taken from his campsite. The value of the generators stolen was estimated to be $2,000. Anyone with information regarding this theft, or the various other thefts recently reported in the Mat-Su area, is encouraged to call the Alaska State Troopers at 373-8300.

     

    Posted on 8/13/2017 12:25:58 PM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK17056544

    Location: Houston
    Type: Suspicious Circumstances / Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/13/2017, at approximately 0852 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Delroy Road, in Houston, for a report of suspicious activity. During the check Troopers contacted Vencent M. Nelson, age 39, of Wasilla. Investigation revealed Nelson had an outstanding AST warrant for Failure to Comply with Conditions of Probation on the charge of Assault in the Fourth Degree.  Nelson was arrested and transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was remanded on a $500 bail.  

     

    Posted on 8/13/2017 12:38:49 PM by DPS\jscovey

  • AK17056461

    Location: Trapper Creek
    Type: Motor Vehicle Collision

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/12/2017 at approximately 2036 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a two vehicle motor vehicle collision at mile 113 of the Parks Highway in Trapper Creek.  An investigation revealed Elijah Land, age 20 of Palmer was driving southbound in his 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander when he crossed the centerline into the northbound lane colliding with a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Nicole Kalmakoff, age 32 of Anchorage.  No injuries were reported. 

    Posted on 8/13/2017 5:33:17 AM by DPS\wskirksey

  • AK17056011

    Location: Sutton
    Type: MVC-D

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/11/2017 at approximately 0334 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of 2012 Kenworth tractor that went off the roadway at the Glenn Highway and Mile 70. Investigation revealed the male, Joel Barber, 40 of Palmer, swerved off the road to avoid an oncoming vehicle. Barber was able to exit the vehicle before going off the roadway and into the Matanuska River. Barber was uninjured and the tractor is partially submerged in the Matanuska River. Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement was notified and responded to the scene.  Attempts are being made to recover the tractor. The investigation is ongoing.

     

    Posted on 8/13/2017 5:45:31 AM by DPS\jtviernes

  • AK17056502

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/12/2017 at approximately 2309 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to Matsu Regional Medical Center for reports of a disturbance.  Investigation revealed Hillary Hill, Age 26 of Palmer, had an outstanding warrant for her arrest for failure to appear on the original charge of DV Assault 4.  Hill was arrested on her warrant and remanded to Matsu Pretrial where she was held on $500 bail.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 4:16:46 AM by DPS\sanorman

  • AK17056487

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/12/17 at approximately 2245 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported disturbance at a residence on W Reliance rd in Wasilla.  Investigation revealed Carter Nielsen age 19 of Wasilla, recklessly caused physical injury to a family member.  Charges will be forwarded to the District Attorney.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 4:44:27 AM by DPS\nmurphy

  • AK17056496

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI Alcohol, Refusal

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/13/17 at approximately 0040 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported disturbance at a residence on N Farm Field Pl in Wasilla.  While investigating the disturbance, Troopers learned Charles Roehl, age 19 of Wasilla, operated his vehicle while impaired by alcohol.  Roehl was arrested for DUI alcohol and later refused to submit to chemical testing.  Roehl was transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was remanded into custody with bail set at $1,000.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 5:03:47 AM by DPS\nmurphy

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  • AK17054781

    Location: Teller
    Type: Suicide

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8-7-17 at 0730 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a death in Teller.  Subsequent investigation shows a 25 year old man killed himself.  No criminal activity is suspected.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 9:14:32 AM by DPS\jlstroebele

  • AK17054854

    Location: Nome
    Type: Assault 4, parole violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8-7-17 at 0810 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault in Nome.  Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Eli Mendenhall, 41 of Nome, for assault 4 and parole violation.  Mendenhall was remanded to the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 9:18:19 AM by DPS\jlstroebele

  • AK17056052

    Location: Unalakleet
    Type: Sex Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/11/17 at 0910 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Sexual Assault that occurred in Unalakleet.  A suspect has been identified and investigation is ongoing. 

    Posted on 8/13/2017 3:57:31 PM by DPS\aehawkins

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  • AK17056489

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On August 13, 2017 at approximately 12:30 a.m.  Alaska State Troopers came in contact with William Isberg, 56 years of age. Further investigation revealed that William had a warrant for Failure to Appear. William was placed under arrest and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center without incident.

     

    Posted on 8/13/2017 5:47:54 AM by DPS\koleigh

  • AK17056456

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Criminal Trespass

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/12/17 at 0839 p.m. Alaska State Troopers responded to North Pole on Bachner Road for a person trespassing on private property. Further investigation revealed that Peter Saunders, age 44 was trespassing on the property, searching for vehicle parts. Peter was placed under arrest for Criminal Trespass and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center.

     

    Posted on 8/13/2017 5:54:00 AM by DPS\koleigh

  • AK17056529

    Location: Tok, Alaska
    Type: Warrant

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/13/17 at approximately 0733 hours, Tok AST contacted 26 year old Tok resident Justin West. West was placed under arrest, without incident, for a warrant stemming from original charges of assault 3, assault 4, kidnapping and interfering with the report of a DV. West was then transported to FCC.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 8:22:25 AM by DPS\ajwill

  • AK17056517

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On August 13th, 2017 at 0353 hours, Fairbanks Dispatch received a report of a yellow Ford Ranger pickup on the side of the Richardson Highway at mile 318. The yellow pickup was stopped, having struck the guard rail. AST responded and contacted Jay Cromwell, 49 of Delta Junction. Investigation resulted in Jay's arrest for Driving Under the Influence. Jay was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center without incident.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 5:21:17 AM by DPS\jwthomas2

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  • AK17056503

    Location: Mile 63, Sterling Highway
    Type: DWLR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8-13-17 at 0054 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop at mile 63, of the Sterling Highway on a black 1995 Toyota 4-Runner for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed Kerrone’s operator’s license is revoked for DUI. Kerrone also has a requirement to have an interlock ignition device installed in any vehicle he operates. Kerrone was operating the vehicle without motor vehicle insurance. A check in APSIN revealed Keronne was operating the vehicle with-in his OL revocation period and he was arrested for DWLR. The vehicle was impounded by ACE Towing. Kerrone was issued citations for failing to have an IID in the vehicle and failing to have liability motor vehicle insurance. Kerrone was transported to Wildwood Pretrial where he was remanded on charges of DWLR and was released on his own recognizance.

     

    Posted on 8/13/2017 7:16:11 AM by DPS\jawoodruff

  • AK17056375

    Location: Kalifornsky Beach, Kasilof
    Type: Felony Eluding, Assault 3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8-12-17 at 1337 hours, Alaska State Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop a black Ford F-150. The driver Clayton R. Nelson 23 YOA of Kasilof had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest and was wanted in connection with a Soldotna Police Department assault case originating from 08/11/17. Nelson failed to stop for AST resulting in a vehicle pursuit. The vehicle was eventually stopped and Nelson was taken into custody. Further investigation revealed Nelson had made a false 911 call in attempts to divert pursuing Troopers and evade being taken into custody. Nelson was taken into custody for the Felony Warrant, Felony Eluding, Assault 3 x 2, Reckless Driving and Terroristic Threatening 2. Nelson was transported to Wildwood Pretrial where he was remanded on the above charges as well as VCOR and DWLR. Nelson is currently being held without bail.

     

    Posted on 8/13/2017 11:09:04 AM by DPS\pmpages

  • AK17056401

    Location: Moose Pass
    Type: Negligent Driving

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/12/17 at approximately 1547 hours, Seward StateTroopers conducted a traffic stop on a REDDI vehicle at mile 28 of the Seward Hwy. While the State Trooper was on the traffic stop another vehicle drove past the State Trooper and their passenger mirror of the vehicle hit the State Trooper in his left arm. The driver Richa Bansal, 33 from India was later contacted in a gray Dodge Minivan. The driver was not impaired and issued a negligent driving citation. The Seward State Trooper transported himself to Seward Providence Hospital and was release with minor injuries.

     

    Posted on 8/13/2017 11:31:56 PM by DPS\dmlorring

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • TBD

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: PFD Available For Each Person Onboard

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/2017 at approximately 1615 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Robert Schauff, age 48 of Kodiak, for failing to have a PFD available for each person onboard his vessel.  Bail was set at $100.00.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 8:40:42 AM by DPS\jdboyle1

  • TBD

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Crewmember License Required/Employment of Unlicensed Crewmember

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/11/2017 at approximately 1420 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Rafal Paluszkiewicz, age 37 of Livermoore, CA, for fishing commercially without a Commercial Fishing Crewmember license.  Additionally, Michael Nelson, age 32 of Port Lions, AK was issued a citation for employing an unlicensed crewmember.  Bail for both citations was set at $250.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 8:42:21 AM by DPS\jdboyle1

  • TBD

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Fail to register vessel with CFEC

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/12/2017 Kodiak AWT Troopers contacted Leif Gustafson, age 35 of Kodiak during a commercial vessel boarding.  Investigation revealed Gustafson had failed to register his commercial seine skiff with CFEC prior to commercial fishing.  Bail was set at $200.00. 

    Posted on 8/13/2017 8:55:54 AM by DPS\lsnicholson

  • TBD

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Fail to register power boat

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/11/2017, Kodiak AWT Troopers contacted James Calhoun, age 35 of Homer during a commercial vessel boarding.  Investigation revealed Calhoun had failed to have current registration on his seine skiff.  Calhoun was issued a citation with bail set at $50.00.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 8:58:45 AM by DPS\lsnicholson

  • TBD

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: No Crewmember License in Possession

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/2017, Kodiak AWT Troopers contacted Shaun Yatsik, age 19 of Kodiak during a commercial vessel boarding.  Investigation revealed Yatsik failed to have a 2017 commercial crewmember license in his possession.  Yatsik was issued a citation for no crewmember license, and the captain, Peter Ivanoff, age 32 of Kodiak was issued a citation for employing an unlicensed crewmember.  Bail for each citation was set at $250.00.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 9:02:18 AM by DPS\lsnicholson

  • AK17056424

    Location: Big Grizzly Creek near Fairbanks
    Type: Guide Commit Violation & Fail to Affix Non-Resident Sheep Locking Tag

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/11/17 at approximately 1224 hours, a Fairbanks-based Alaska Wildlife Trooper while on helicopter patrol contacted John McKinney, age 34 of Franklin, OH while he was conducting a guided hunt for sheep hunters. Investigation revealed McKinney failed to affix a non-resident sheep tag as required. McKinney was issued two summons with mandatory court appearances in the Nenana District Court on 08/22/17 at 1430 hours for the violations.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 4:47:37 PM by DPS\dgvalentine

  • AK17056442

    Location: Healy Creek - GMU20A
    Type: : No Evidence of Sex - Bull Caribou

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/12/17 at approximately 1912 hours, a Fairbanks-based Alaska Wildlife Trooper contacted Mark Cocke, age 60 of Anchor Point, while he was caribou hunting near Healy Creek. Investigation revealed Cocke did not leave the evidence of sex attached to his bull caribou as required while harvesting the animal. Cocke was issued a citation with bail set at $160 in the Nenana District Court for the violation.

    Posted on 8/13/2017 4:49:36 PM by DPS\dgvalentine

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.