Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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

A Detachment

  • AK19053429

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: VCOR x3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/2019 at about 2236 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance in the area of mile 2 of the South Tongass Highway.  During the investigation AST contacted and arrested Floyd Jackson, age 53 of Ketchikan for Violating Conditions of Release set by the Ketchikan Courthouse after he was found to have consumed alcohol which was in violation.  The original charges stem from Violating a DVPO, Resisting Arrest, and VCOR.  Jackson was remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center with No Bail.   

    Posted on 8/7/2019 1:28:03 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

B Detachment

  • AK19053500

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Disturbance / Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/7/2019 Alaska State Troopers responded to Burma Road in Big Lake for a disturbance with shots fired.  Responding troopers contacted April Murray, age 35 of Big Lake, in one of the vehicles leaving the disturbance location.  A check of APSIN revealed Murray had a warrant for her arrest for failure to appear for arraignment on 7/2/2019 on the original charge of theft 4th degree.  Murray was transported to Mat Su Pretrial where she was held on $100.00 bail.

    Posted on 8/7/2019 11:43:18 AM by DPS\jacrockett

  • AK19052028

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: SAM IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08-01-2019 at about 1539 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a sexual abuse of a minor that occurred on 07-31-2019 at a residence in Wasilla.  A 5 year old female was reporting a 14 year old male had touched her inappropriately.  On 08-06-2019 the 14 year old was interviewed by investigators and admitted to the touching.  He was transported and remanded to the Department of Juvenile Justice on one count of SAM IV. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 8:21:04 AM by DPS\slferno

  • AK19053406

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Assault 3-DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/6/2019 at approximately 1912 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on the Old Glenn Hwy. in Palmer. Investigation revealed William Sanderford, age 69 of Palmer, assaulted a family member. Sanderford was arrested for Assault 3rd-DV. Sanderford was transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was remanded and held without bail.

    Posted on 8/7/2019 3:35:56 AM by DPS\fjparker

  • AK19053428

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/2019 at approximately 2303 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a Report Every Distracted Driver Immediately report of a white 2009 Escalade Cadillac driving erratically in Wasilla. Investigation revealed that Chad Gueco, age 35, of Wasilla, was operating the vehicle while impaired by alcohol. Gueco was arrested at the scene for Driving Under the Influence and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial where was released under his own recognizance once sober. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 5:38:22 AM by DPS\qtnardini

C Detachment

  • AK19053241

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Assault III/Assault IV/VCOR/Probation Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/19 approximately 0947 hrs., State Troopers in Togiak received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Togiak.  Investigation revealed that Justin M. Forbes, age 29, of Togiak had physically assaulted a family member and threatened with a metal pipe.  Additionally, Forbes was on release conditions from a prior incident, and also out of jail on probation.  Forbes was arrested and transported to the Togiak Jail where he was lodged on the charges of Assault III-DV, Assault IV-DV, Violating Conditions of Release, and a Probation Violation.  He was held with no bail. 

    Posted on 8/7/2019 2:21:21 PM by SOA\dcsadloske

  • AK19053375

    Location: KODIAK,AK
    Type: WILDLIFE COMPLAINT/BEAR ACTIVITY

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/2019, at 1320 hours, Kodiak based Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to the area of Boy Scout Lake/Jewel Beach trail for the report of a Brown Bear that placed a hiker in distress. Troopers arrived and located the hiker along with his Labrador companion, both of which were unharmed and escorted to safety. Upon receiving further details from the hiker, Troopers determined the bear’s presence and behavior to be normal. Troopers were unable to contact the Bear, which had left the area, but reminds all hikers and the general public to be mindful of Bear presence in the Kodiak area.

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 2:22:30 PM by DPS\pmpages

  • AK19053330

    Location: KODIAK,AK
    Type: BURGLARY 1/THEFT 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/2019, at 1415 hours, Kodiak based Alaska State Troopers received the report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Spruce Haven Drive. Troopers arrived on scene and contacted Michael Denato (age 40) of Kodiak outside the residence. Denato was found to be in possession of a large kitchen knife which upon further examination was determined to have been stolen from the residence. Further investigation revealed Denato made entry through an unsecure sliding glass door, without permission from the homeowners. Troopers placed Denato under arrest and transported him to Kodiak jail where he was held without bail on the charges of Burglary in the 1st degree and Theft in the 4th degree.

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 2:24:59 PM by DPS\pmpages

  • AK19053451

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Probation Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/07/19 approximately 0555 hrs., State Troopers in Togiak responded to a disturbance at a residence in Togiak.   Investigation revealed that Frederick Antone, age 41, of Togiak was intoxicated, in violation of his conditions of probation.  At the request of Dillingham Adult Probation, Antone was arrested and transported to the Togiak Jail where he was lodged on a probation violation, with no bail.

    Posted on 8/7/2019 2:29:25 PM by SOA\dcsadloske

  • AK19052051

    Location: KODIAK,AK
    Type: STOLEN FIREARM

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/01/2019, at 1631 hours, Kodiak based Alaska State Troopers received the report of theft of an unattended backpack from the beach on Long Island, near Woody Island. According to the complainant, the backpack contained personal items and a .45 caliber Taurus Judge, 5 shot revolver having serial number KM159519. The complainant also reported a small skiff was seen at around 1500 hours that day, leaving the area of where the backpack and gun had been left. The skiff was described as metal/aluminum type with two males aboard, however no further details were available. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Alaska State Troopers at (907)486-4121, or Kodiak Crime Stoppers at (907)486-8000. Calls can be made anonymously. Reference AST case AK19052051.

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 5:17:36 PM by DPS\pmpages

D Detachment

  • AK19053445

    Location: North Pole
    Type: Hit and Run

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/7/19 at approximately 0237 hours AST responded to Holmes Rd near Lakloey Dr for a possible hit and run.  The investigation revealed a male adult was struck by a vehicle and the vehicle continued without stopping.  The male victim was transported to FMH for his injuries.  Any persons with information on this incident, please contact Trooper Alex Valdez at 907-451-5100 or alex.valdez@alaska.gov. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 3:34:11 AM by SOA\tjwolff

E Detachment

  • AK19052743

    Location: Goat Mountain
    Type: Fatal Plane Crash

    Dispatch Text:

    UPDATE: The identities of the deceased in this crash have been confirmed. They are Charles Weimer, age 31, of Girdwood; David Osborn, age 60, of Girdwood; Karl Erickson, age 55, of Girdwood; Paul Wiley, age 37, of Superior, AZ. NOK have been notified.

    UPDATE: On 08/06/2019, at approximately 1815, Alaska State Troopers Helo 2 and members of Alaska Mountain Rescue Group recovered four bodies from the plane crash wreckage. The bodies were transported to the State Medical Examiner for positive identification.

    At approximately 1658 on 8/4/2019 AST received a report of a plane crash outside Girdwood on Goat Mountain near Eagle Glacier at approximately 5,000 feet elevation. RCC responded to the scene in a Pave Hawk helicopter and was able to confirm the crash and that there were no survivors. AST is attempting to reach the scene to assess the terrain and formulate a plan for recovery. The number onboard and identity is not confirmed at this time.

     

    Posted on 8/5/2019 10:26:22 AM by DPS\kemarsh . Edited on 8/7/2019 10:45:33 AM by DPS\kemarsh

  • AK19053421

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/6/19 at approximately 2237 hours, Soldotna AST located Clayton Nelson, age 25 of Kasilof, at his residence and placed him under arrest for two outstanding arrest warrants.  Nelson was taken in to custody without incident and transported to Wildwood Pretrial Facility where he was held on the two warrants.  Both arrest warrants were for violating conditions of probation in two separate Kenai court cases, the warrants each had a $1500 bail requirement. 

    Posted on 8/7/2019 4:02:51 AM by DPS\rlhunter

  • AK19053444

    Location: Kenai
    Type: REDDI / Avoidance of IID

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/7/19 at approximately 0203 hours, Soldotna AST received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) from the Granite Construction crew operating near Mile 109 of the Sterling Highway.  AST subsequently located the vehicle near mile 13 Kalifornsky Beach Road.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Dana Bush, age 47 of Kenai.  Subsequent investigation resulted in Bush being issued a misdemeanor citation for avoidance of an ignition interlock device. 

    Posted on 8/7/2019 4:06:26 AM by DPS\rlhunter

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19048161

    Location: Kenai River
    Type: Personal Use Permit Required

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 18, 2019, at approximately 4:44 p.m., AWT contacted 20 year old Kenai resident Kyle N. BUTLER while he was Personal Use Dip-Net fishing at the Kenai River. Subsequent investigation resulted in Kyle receiving a citation for failure to possess a valid 2019 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Salmon Fishery Permit. Bail is set at $220.

    Posted on 8/7/2019 8:20:26 AM by SOA\lareid

  • AK19047746

    Location: Egegik North Line
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 16, 2019 Joseph Boenish, 24 years old from Clinton, Washington was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Waters in the North Egegik Line.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 29, 2019. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 2:46:26 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19047760

    Location: Upstream in Big Creek - Egegik District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 16, 2019 Taran White, 36 years old from Sand Point, Idaho and Kenneth Cooper, 37 years old from South Lake Tahoe, California were cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Waters upstream in Big Creek in the Egegik District.    Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 29, 2019. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 2:49:59 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19048075

    Location: Egegik District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 18, 2019 Boris Basargin, 36 years old and a 17 year old male juvenile, both from Homer, Alaska were cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Waters in the Egegik District.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on July 29, 2019. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 2:52:42 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19047991

    Location: Egegik District Special Harvest Area
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 18, 2019 Forest Wagner, 38 years old from Juneau, Alaska and Seth Classen, 20 years old from Homer, Alaska were cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Period in the Egegik District Special Harvest Area.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on August 5, 2019. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 2:56:52 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19049957

    Location: Egegik District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 19, 2019 Derek Depiero, 32 years old from Wilson, Wyoming was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Waters in the Egegik District.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on August 5, 2019. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 2:59:24 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19050926

    Location: Naknek Kvichak District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 23, 2019 John Arnestad, 56 years old and Lucas Arnestad, 23 years old both from Everett, Washington were cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Waters in the Naknek Kvichak District.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on August 5, 2019. 

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 3:02:02 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19050892

    Location: Egegik District
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 23, 2019 Keith Anderson, 65 years old from Langley, Washington was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Waters in the Egegik District.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on August 5, 2019. 

     

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 3:03:58 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19049969

    Location: Egegik District
    Type: Gillnet Operations Grounding

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 23, 2019 Daniel Smith, 43 years old from Corvallis, Oregon and Matthew Johnson, 29 years old from Arlington, Washington were cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Gillnet Operations Grounding in the Egegik District.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on August 5, 2019. 

     

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 3:06:19 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19051225

    Location: Egegik District, North Line
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 23, 2019 Matthew Kinney, 30 years old and Bae Widmier 25 years old both from Sitka, Alaska were cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers during the Bristol Bay Salmon Program for Commercial Fish Closed Waters in the Egegik District, North Line.  Arraignment is scheduled in Naknek District Court on August 5, 2019

    Posted on 8/7/2019 3:09:20 PM by DPS\sdcubbedge1

  • AK19048184

    Location: Kenai River
    Type: Personal Use Permit Required

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 18, 2019, at approximately 6:58 p.m., AWT contacted 62 year old Anchorage resident Lewis E. KELLY after Personal Use Dip-Net fishing at the Kenai River. Subsequent investigation resulted in Lewis receiving a citation for failure to possess a valid 2019 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Salmon Fishery Permit. Bail is set at $220.

    Posted on 8/7/2019 8:24:00 AM by SOA\lareid

  • AK19052522

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Fail to mark personal use taken salmon

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8-2-2019 the Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Warren Lee (48) of Ketchikan for failing to mark personal use taken sockeye salmon before leaving the fishing site.  This offense has a set bail of $95 and does not require an appearance in the First Judicial District Court at Ketchikan.

    Trooper:MJF9

    Posted on 8/7/2019 9:12:50 AM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19051361

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Over limit of Yellow Eye rockfish

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/29/2019, Zachary D Greene (25 YOA), of Chubbuck Idaho was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers Ketchikan Post for retaining an over limit of Yellow Eye rockfish. Greene was cited after he was contacted by NMFS officers at Clover Pass resort. Investigation revealed while acting as a sport fishing guide Greene retained an over limit of Yellow Eye rockfish for his nonresident fishing clients. Total bail is set at $200.00 in the Ketchikan District Court.

    Trooper: CMC1

    Posted on 8/7/2019 9:15:04 AM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19052912

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Retain snagged salmon

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8-4-2019 the Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Bruce Anderson(72) of South Carolina for retaining a salmon that was snagged in the waters of Ketchikan Creek.  This offense has a set bail of $140 and does not require an appearance in the First Judicial District Court at Ketchikan.

    Trooper:MJF9

    Posted on 8/7/2019 9:18:05 AM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19052899

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: : Retaining snagged salmon

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/04/2019, Rosemarie Flores (52 YOA), of Ketchikan was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers Ketchikan Post for retaining snagged pink salmon. Flores was cited after she was contacted while fishing on Ketchikan creek. Investigation revealed Flores had retained a pink salmon that was hooked in the belly. Bail is set at $140.00 in the Ketchikan District Court.

    Trooper: CMC1

    Posted on 8/7/2019 9:19:20 AM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19053347

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Fail to Release

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/6/19, Donald Shaw 61 YOA of Clam Gulch was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post for failure to release a snagged salmon on the Kenai River.  Bail is set at $140.00 in Kenai District Court.

     

    Posted on 8/7/2019 11:26:33 AM by DPS\gttaylor

  • AK19049722

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Fail to seal black bear within 30 days of harvest GMU1

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/7/2019, AWT in Ketchikan issued a citation to Brian Moody, 27 of Ketchikan, for failing to have a black bear harvested in GMU1 sealed within 30 days of taking the animal.  The violation has a set $120.00 bail in the Ketchikan District Court.

    Trooper: MHE0

    Posted on 8/7/2019 12:30:17 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.