Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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

A Detachment

  • AK19055355

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Assault 4th Degree DV, Interfering with Report of Domestic Violence, Assault 4th Degree Against a Police Officer

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/13/2019 at about 2313 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 2300 Block of Killer Whale Avenue.  AST, and the Saxman VPSO responded to the residence.  Investigation revealed that Thomas Mann, age 25 of Ketchikan physically assaulted another family member at the residence and knocked the cell phone out of the family members hand when they attempted to call the Troopers.  Further investigation revealed that Mann became physically aggressive towards the VPSO and physically attacked the VPSO prior to being restrained and placed into handcuffs.  Mann was arrested for Assault 4 DV, Interfering with a Report of DV, and Assault 4 against a Police Officer and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center with No Bail.

    Posted on 8/14/2019 1:36:32 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

  • AK19055326

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/13/2019 at about 1838 hours, the Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a white Astro van in the 600 Block of Park Avenue.  Investigation revealed that a passenger Kaylynn Tinney age 19 of Ketchikan had an outstanding warrant for her arrest reference Failure to Appear from the original charge of Theft in the 4th Degree.  Tinney was transported and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center. 

    Posted on 8/14/2019 1:59:01 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

  • AK19055332

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/13/2019 at about 1939 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted and arrested Cody Mathwig, age 31 of Ketchikan in the 600 Block of Park Avenue.  Mathwig was found to have an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for Status Hearing from the original charge of Theft in the 4th Degree.  Mathwig was transported and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center. 

    Posted on 8/14/2019 2:03:56 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

  • AK19055608

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/14/2019 at about 1809 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted and arrested Rachel Coblentz, age 31 of Ketchikan at her residence located at mile 8 of the North Tongass Highway.  Coblentz had an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Ketchikan Courthouse reference VCOR which stem from the original charges of Felony Tampering with Physical Evidence, and four counts of MICS 4th Degree.  Coblentz was transported and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center with bail set at $1,000.

    Posted on 8/14/2019 10:55:20 PM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

B Detachment

  • AK19055522

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/14/2019, at approximately 1358, Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance on Trevett Ave. in Wasilla.  Investigation revealed that a participant in the disturbance, Anna Craft age 35 of Wasilla, had an outstanding warrant for her arrest referencing Failure to Appear from an original charge of Disorderly Conduct.  Craft was arrested and remanded to the custody of the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility. 

     

    Posted on 8/14/2019 5:39:12 PM by DPS\jrpurcell

  • AK19055098

    Location: Copper Center
    Type: DWLR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/13/2019 at approximately 0352 hours, Glennallen AST conducted a traffic stop a blue Dodge Pick-Up at the Old Richardson Hwy. and Hector Ewan Rd. for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed the driver, Rachel Ewan, age 36 of Glennallen was driving the vehicle while her license is revoked for DUI. Rachel was issued a criminal citation for the offense and released at the scene.

    Posted on 8/14/2019 7:00:14 PM by DPS\agarcia

  • AK19055101

    Location: Copper Center
    Type: DUI, MOCA and MCA

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/13/2019 at approximately 0450 hours, Glennallen AST conducted a traffic stop on a dark Green Honda 4 door near 104 Old Richardson Hwy. for an equipment violation. AST investigation revealed the driver, Jayna Marie Jackson, age 18 of Copper Center was driving the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Jayna was arrested for DUI, MOCA and MCA. Jayna was transported to Glennallen post and later released on her own recognizance.

    Posted on 8/14/2019 7:07:49 PM by DPS\agarcia

  • AK19055324

    Location: Glennallen
    Type: Assault 4thx2, VCOR x2, Resisting arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/13/2019 at approximately 1810 hours, Glennallen AST received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Tazlina. AST investigation revealed Nathanial Goodlataw, 23 yoa of Chitina, had assaulted a family member. Further investigation revealed Nathanial is currently out bail with conditions he not consume alcohol which he was violating. During the arrest Nathanial assaulted a Trooper and physically resisted arrest. Nathanial was arrested, transported and held at the Glennallen post pending arraignment.  Alcohol was a factor in the case.

    Posted on 8/14/2019 7:15:37 PM by DPS\agarcia

  • AK19055350

    Location: Glennallen
    Type: Assault 4th

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/13/2019 at approximately 2224 hours, Glennallen AST received a report of a disturbance in Glennallen. AST investigation revealed Donna Harter, 33yoa of Glennallen, had assaulted a family member. Donna was placed under arrest, transported and held at the Glennallen post pending arraignment.  Alcohol was a factor in the case.

     

    Posted on 8/14/2019 7:21:17 PM by DPS\agarcia

  • AK19055370

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/14/2019 at approximately 0106 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Medora Cross St. in Big Lake for a report of a suspicious circumstance. Investigation revealed Daniel Buckwalter had an outstanding warrant for Fail to Appear on the original charge of Theft 4th. Buckwalter was arrested at the scene and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was held on $250 cash bail.  

    Posted on 8/14/2019 5:27:58 AM by DPS\fjparker

  • AK19055365

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Criminal Mischief III

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/14/2010, at approximately 0116 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on Cottle Loop, near Wasilla.  Investigation revealed that David White, age 29, of Palmer entered and damaged the residence.  White was subsequently arrested for Criminal Mischief III-DV.  White was transported to Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was remanded without bail.

     

    Posted on 8/14/2019 6:48:37 AM by DPS\qtnardini

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK19055472

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8-14-19, at 1149 hours, Alaska State Troopers arrested Charles A. Lind, age 81, of Fairbanks on a $2,500 warrant for failing to appear for a status hearing for a charge of failing to stop at the direction of a peace officer.  Lind was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center

    Posted on 8/14/2019 12:48:11 PM by DPS\akknuteson

E Detachment

  • AK19055298

    Location: Kenai
    Type: DWLR, PTRP

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/13/19 at approximately 1625 hours the Alaska State Trooper performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Hwy. Investigation revealed the driver, Cody Scroggins, age 25 of Nikiski was driving on a revoked license. APSIN/NCIC revealed Scroggins had one previous conviction of DWLR from 2015 and was also on probation. Scroggins was arrested for DWLR, transported, and remanded at Wildwood Pretrial. Probations later added a charge of PTRP and Scroggins was held without bail.

    Posted on 8/14/2019 7:44:58 AM by DPS\cdwebb

  • AK19055564

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/14/19 at approximately 1537 hours the Alaska State Troopers performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near W Poppy Ln and Poppywood St. Investigation revealed the driver, James Segura, age 44 of Kenai, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Violating Conditions of Release. Segura was arrested and transported to Wildwood Pretrial where he was remanded for the warrant and held without bail.

    Posted on 8/14/2019 5:49:28 PM by DPS\cdwebb

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19054523

    Location: Prince of Wales Island
    Type: Fail to Record Personal Use Salmon Retained.

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales conducted commercial caught salmon offloads of seine vessels. The FV Reality offloaded commercially caught fish that had been retained for personal use but had not been recorded the fish on an ADF&G fish ticket. The captain, Charles McCullough, 36 of Petersburg, was issued a summons to appear in the Prince of Wales District Court.

     

    Trooper:JPR1

    Posted on 8/14/2019 8:55:11 AM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19055632

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Wildlife Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/14/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Tracy Solis, 38, of Houston, Texas, for using a net to catch a salmon from the Kenai River. Troopers seized the salmon, which was released to a charity. Bail is set at $120 in the Kenai District Court.

    Posted on 8/14/2019 9:41:49 PM by DPS\slcantine

  • AK19054682

    Location: Eureka
    Type: SAR / Body Recovery

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/11/19 at 1334 hours, it was reported to MatCom Dispatch that Huey Farrell, age 42 of Wasilla left to go sheep hunting on 8/7/19 in the Eureka area and had not been heard from.  It was reported that it was unlike Huey to not check in by cell phone or InReach device. On 8/11/19 AWT responded to the parking area near Milepost 123.5 of the Glenn Highway and located Huey’s pick-up truck with no 4-wheeler in the back. On 8/12/19 AWT flew Helo-4 for approximately 7-8 hours looking for Huey to no avail.  On 8/13/19 AWT began to search the area on 4-wheelers until they ran out of daylight.  On 8/14/19 AWT with four of Huey’s friends continued the search and located Huey deceased from an apparent ATV accident.  Next of Kin has been notified.  No foul play is suspected.  

    Posted on 8/14/2019 3:09:19 PM by DPS\tjdespain

  • AK19054494

    Location: Seward
    Type: SF WO license

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/10/19 Ryan Fisher 42 YOA of Seward, was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Seward Post for sport fishing without a valid 2019 sport fish license in his possession.  Bail is set at $220.00 in Seward District Court.

    Posted on 8/14/2019 4:22:14 PM by DPS\gttaylor

AK Bureau of Investigation

  • AK19052227

    Location: Ketchikan SDEU
    Type: Attempted MICS 2; VCOR; Conspiracy to Commit MICS 2

    Dispatch Text:

    Update: On 08/13/19, the Alaska State Troopers’ Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit in Ketchikan with the assistance of the Ketchikan Police Department and Alaska State Troopers Patrol in Ketchikan arrested Freddie Seludo (age 25 of Ketchikan) for Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree.  Seludo’s arrest came as a result of an ongoing investigation into the seizure of an United States Postal Service parcel containing 31.9 gross grams of heroin, which had resulted in the arrest of Christian Mathers (age 21 of Ketchikan) on 08/03/19 for Attempted Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and for Violation of Conditions of Release for a pending felony charge.  Seludo was remanded at the Ketchikan Correctional Center without bail pending arraignment on 08/14/19.

    On 08/03/19, the Alaska State Troopers’ Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit in Ketchikan with the assistance of K-9 Misty, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Ketchikan Police Department arrested Christian Mathers (age 21 of Ketchikan) for Attempted Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and for Violation of Conditions of Release for a pending felony charge.  Mathers was arrested without incident after he attempted to take possession of a parcel that contained 31.9 gross grams of heroin.  Mathers was remanded at the Ketchikan Correctional Center without bail pending arraignment on 08/04/19.

    Posted on 8/4/2019 1:35:03 PM by DPS\lldur'an . Edited on 8/14/2019 9:15:33 PM by DPS\lldur'an

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.