State of Alaska

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Monday, August 7, 2017

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

A Detachment

  • AK17054888

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8-7-17 at approximately 1221 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted Wesley Smith, age 60 of Anchorage, at a residence on Eagle Avenue in Saxman.  Investigation revealed that Smith had an outstanding warrant for his arrest stemming from the original charge of No Vehicle Operators License and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  Smith was arrested and transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center without incident.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 3:55:10 PM by DPS\jmbrown

  • AK17054636

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/2017 at about 1415 hours, Juneau based Alaska State Troopers were contacted by the Juneau Police Department, who reported that Kenneth Weber, age 50 of Juneau, was stuck on a rocky ledge off of the West Glacier Trail.  State Troopers contacted Capital City Fire Rescue (CCFR), who responded with their rope team and rescue boat.  At about 1534 hours, CCFR made contact with Weber and lowered him down after placing him in a harness.  At 1700 hours, CCFR personnel and Weber were out of the field without further incident.

     

    Posted on 8/7/2017 9:47:21 AM by DPS\beforst

  • AK17054728

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/2017 at about 2210 hours, the Juneau based Alaska State Troopers (AST) were contacted by the Juneau Police Department, who reported that Sarah Skrine, age 46 of Juneau, was stuck on a cliff off of the West Glacier Trail.  AST contacted Capital City Fire Rescue (CCFR), who responded with their rope team and rescue boat.  A hasty team made up of CCFR personnel and State Troopers hiked up to the injured hiker and escorted her down.  All searchers and Skrine were out of the field at 0110 hours without further incident. 

     

     

    Posted on 8/7/2017 9:48:47 AM by DPS\beforst

B Detachment

  • AK17054729

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault 4 - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/17 at approximately 2208 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a domestic violence assault on East Citrine Drive in Wasilla. Investigation revealed that Thomas Eggemeyer, age 55 of Wasilla, recklessly caused physical injury to a family member.  Eggemeyer was arrested for Assault 4 (DV).  Eggemeyer was remanded to the Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility and held with no bail.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 2:41:23 AM by DPS\csmarkiewicz

  • AK17054677

    Location: Willow
    Type: NVOL; Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/17 at 1740 hours, AST performed a traffic stop on a silver Volkswagen Jetta near mile 72 of the Parks Highway in Willow as two occupants were not wearing their seatbelts. Investigation revealed Paul Wilton, age 22 of Talkeetna, was driving without a valid drivers license and was issued a misdemeanor citation for the original charge of NVOL. Further investigation revealed a passenger, Nickoles Anderson age 20 of Wasilla, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear to arraignment for the original charge of making a false report. Anderson was arrested for his warrant and transported to the MSPT facility in Palmer where he was remanded into custody and held on $50 bail.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 5:16:35 AM by DPS\lephillips

  • AK17054756

    Location: Sutton
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/07/2017 at approximately 0102 hours, Trooper Dispatch received a REDDI report where the caller was advising he observed a vehicle crossing the center line of the roadway.  The REDDI vehicle came to a stop near mile 57 of the Glenn Highway and the caller waited there with the REDDI vehicle until Troopers arrived on scene.  Upon arrival Troopers contacted Patricia Moore, age 57 of Sutton, as the driver of the vehicle.  Investigation reveals Moore acknowledge driving intoxicated and show impairment.  Moore was placed under arrest for DUI and was later released under her own recognizance per first offense DUI on the bail schedule.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 5:43:30 AM by DPS\dbledford

  • AK17054776

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Burglary 1 - Theft 3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/07/17 at approximately 0506 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a call of a burglary at a location on East Schrock Rd.  Investigation revealed that unknown suspect(s) unlawfully entered a dwelling and stole approximately $460 of property.  Troopers urge anyone with information related to this incident to call AST at 352-5401 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 745-3333. 

    Posted on 8/7/2017 6:00:06 AM by DPS\csmarkiewicz

C Detachment

  • AK17054704

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/2017, at approximately 1933 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of a residence. Investigation revealed 31 y/o Lori Harford was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Harford was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence and transported to the Kodiak City Jail to be remanded for her charge.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 12:52:18 AM by DPS\rplott

  • AK17054695

    Location: Togiak
    Type: DUI-Alcohol/MOCA

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/17 approximately 1850 hrs., Alaska State Troopers in Togiak received a report of a  REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately).  Troopers located and stopped the suspect vehicle and contacted the driver, identified as Evrocenia Wassillie, 20 yoa, from Togiak.  Investigation revealed that Wassillie was driving impaired by Alcohol and was under 21 yoa.  Wassillie was arrested and transported to the Togiak jail where she was lodged on the charges of DUI-Alcohol and Minor Operating After Consuming Alcohol, to be released on her own recognizance when sober.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 12:30:29 PM by DPS\dcsadloske

D Detachment ...No news reported.

E Detachment

  • AK17054730

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/6/2017 at approximately 2149 hours, Alaska State Troopers stopped a green 2005 Ford pickup near milepost 105 Sterling Highway for following too closely.  The driver was identified as Stephen Maile, age 23 of Soldotna.  Investigation revealed Maile was driving the truck while impaired and under the influence of alcohol.  He was arrested for DUI and remanded at Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 4:20:10 AM by DPS\mjwertanen

  • AK17054761

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Criminal Mischief 4th - Domestic Violence

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/7/2017 at approximately 0040 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported disturbance at a residence near Soldotna.  Investigation revealed Reece Andrew Roberts, age 22 of Soldotna, had damaged the property of another, breaking a windshield.  He was arrested for Criminal Mischief 4th - Domestic Violence.  He was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held with no bail pending arraignment.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 4:23:52 AM by DPS\mjwertanen

  • AK17054647

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DUI/Eluding 2nd degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/6/17 at about 1500 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report of a white van swerving into the oncoming lane and over the fog line northbound on the Sterling highway. The vehicle pulled into the Longmere Liquor parking lot before attempting to elude law enforcement a short distance and going into the ditch off Secret road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed Melvin Joe, age 60 of Anchorage, was impaired and subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Eluding 2nd degree. Joe was remanded at Wildwood pretrial with a $500 bail.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 8:07:18 AM by DPS\rtennis

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17053198

    Location: Boulder Creek
    Type: Fail to Comply with Hunt Conditions on Youth Sheep Hunt

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/1/2017, Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a citation to Clinton Earns age 39 of Big Lake, for Fail to Comply with Hunt Conditions on Youth Sheep Hunt. Earns has a mandatory court appearance in the Palmer District Court.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 4:31:20 PM by DPS\bwjohnson

  • AK17049320

    Location: Chitina
    Type: P/U Fishing Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-17-17 at approximately 1420 hours AWT contacted Jessica Long, age 25 of Fairbanks along the Copper River in Chitina.  Long was issued a summons for fishing closed period during a Chitina Personal Use Dipnet closure. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2017 4:32:12 PM by DPS\bwjohnson

  • AK17049324

    Location: Chitina
    Type: P/U Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-17-17 at approximately 1420 hours AWT contacted Eric Tribble, age 27 of Fairbanks along the Copper River in Chitina.  Tribble was issued a summons for fishing closed period during a Chitina Personal Use Dipnet closure. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2017 4:32:43 PM by DPS\bwjohnson

  • AK17049353

    Location: Chitina
    Type: P/U Fishing Closed Period/License and Permit in Possession

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-17-17 at approximately 1100 hours AWT contacted Jim Lee, age 56 of Anchorage along the Copper River in Chitina.  Lee was issued a summons for fishing closed period during a Chitina Personal Use Dipnet closure and a $200 citation for not having his license and permit in his possession. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2017 4:33:29 PM by DPS\bwjohnson

  • AK17049360

    Location: Chitina
    Type: Fishing Closed Period/License and Permit in Possession

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-17-17 at approximately 1100 hours AWT contacted Minah Carlton, age 52 of Anchorage along the Copper River in Chitina.  Carlton was issued a summons for fishing closed period during a Chitina Personal Use Dipnet closure and a $200 citation for not having her license and permit in her possession. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2017 4:35:02 PM by DPS\bwjohnson

  • AK17054988

    Location: Icy Strait
    Type: No Sport Fish License

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/5/17, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, onboard the P/V Sentry, contacted Dustin Cozby, age 27 of Juneau, sport fishing for Halibut near Pleasant Island.  Investigation revealed Cozby had failed to obtain a 2017 sport fishing license as required.  Cozby was issued a $210.00 citation in the District Court at Juneau for sport fishing without a license.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 4:35:26 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK17049361

    Location: Chitina
    Type: P/U Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-17-17 at approximately 1030 hours AWT contacted Adam Beam, age 43 of Fairbanks along the Copper River in Chitina.  Beam was issued a summons for fishing closed period during a Chitina Personal Use Dipnet closure. 

    Posted on 8/7/2017 4:35:41 PM by DPS\bwjohnson

  • AK17053001

    Location: Juneau
    Type: No Valid Operators License, Permit Unauthorized Person To Drive

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/31/17, at approximately 2215 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge Durango after observing it running the stop-light at the intersection of Egan Drive and Channel Drive.  Investigation revealed the driver, Oceanne Adams, age 21 of Juneau, was operating the vehicle without a valid driver's license.  Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle, Wilson Curtis-Collins, age 21 of Juneau, the registered owner of the vehicle, had knowingly allowed Adams to drive the vehicle without a valid driver's license.  Adams was issued a citation for failing to stop at a steady red light, and a misdemeanor summons for no valid operator license.  Curtis-Collins was issued a misdemeanor summons for permitting an unauthorized person to drive his vehicle.  Both have mandatory court appearances in the District Court at Juneau.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 5:46:12 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK17055060

    Location: Coffman Cove
    Type: Sport Fish Charter Violations

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/7/17, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers on board the Patrol Vessel Enforcer issued Lucas Ryter, age 19, of Tallahassee, FL citations for retaining undersized sport caught Dungeness crab, failing to log a sport caught king salmon, and failing to complete his saltwater sport fish logbook in the manner specified.  Ryter was contacted while actively guiding paying clients near Coffman Cove.  Ryter was given a total of $470 in fines out of the Prince of Wales Court.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 8:48:54 PM by DPS\srkuzakin

  • AK17053248

    Location: Juneau
    Type: No Sport Fish License

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/1/17, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, observed Patrick Naputi, age 19 of Juneau, sport fishing at Auke Bay Harbor.  Investigation revealed Naputi had failed to obtain a sport fish license as required.  Naputi was issued a $210.00 citation for failing to obtain a 2017 sport fish license in the District Court at Juneau.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 3:44:28 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK17052623

    Location: Haines
    Type: Charter Vessel Prohibitions

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/03/17, Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued citations to Vincent Simkin, age 24 of Haines, for unlawfully retrieving his own subsistence dungeness pot in Chilkoot Inlet waters while he was providing sport fishing guide services to several clients.  Investigation revealed that the pot failed to have the required bio escape mechanism and he failed to have the required id markings on the buoy.  Arraignment is scheduled for 8/28/17 at 1000 hours in Haines District Court.

    Posted on 8/7/2017 3:53:12 PM by DPS\trchwialkowski

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.