Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, August 8, 2019

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

  • AK19053716

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Burglary/Trespass/Criminal Mischief/Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/08/2019 at approximately 0053 hours, Alaska State Troopers received the report of a burglary in progress at the MEA sub-station located at 1351 S Georgeson Road near Palmer. Investigation determined David Beaty attempted to unlawfully enter a building with the intent to commit a crime, entered land with the intent to commit a crime, damaged property valued between $250-$750 and stole property valued at less than  $250. Beaty was remanded at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility on the charges of attempted burglary 2nd degree, criminal trespass 1st degree, criminal mischief 4th degree, theft 4th degree and possession of burglary tools.

    Posted on 8/8/2019 6:44:06 AM by DPS\srthorvilson

  • AK19053407

    Location: Copper Center
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/06/2019 at approximately 2017 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a silver 2014 Volkswagen sedan near 105 Old Richardson Hwy. for speeding. Investigation revealed Justin Grebe, age 42 of Anchorage, was driving the vehicle while intoxicated. Grebe was placed under arrest and transported to Glennallen post where he was held until sober. Grebe was also cited for speeding and for having an expired registration.

    Posted on 8/8/2019 12:16:36 AM by DPS\agarcia

  • AK19053700

    Location: Copper Center
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/07/2019 at approximately 2205 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Glennallen contacted and arrested Vera Douglas, age 35 of Copper Center, at a residence in Copper Center.  Vera had an active arrest warrant for Failure to Remand on the original charge of Felony DUI/PTRP. Vera was transported to Glennallen post where she was held pending arraignment.

    Posted on 8/8/2019 12:21:07 AM by DPS\agarcia

  • AK19052805

    Location: Hatcher Pass
    Type: SAR/Body Recovery

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/4/2019 at about 2235 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a hiker who fell on Penny Royal Glacier in the Hatcher Pass area while trying to cross.  The hiker, identified as Leslie Lahndt, age 57, of Kasilof, slid several hundred yards down the glacier and into rocks.  Lahndt’s daughter and a friend were with Lahndt when the accident happened.  They were able to reach Lahndt and verified that she was deceased from the fall.  A DPS helicopter responded to the scene to attempt a body recovery, but turned back due to poor weather. 

    On 8/7/2019, Lahndt’s body was recovered by DPS Helo 2 and members of AMRG. The remains were transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage.

    Posted on 8/8/2019 2:37:15 PM by DPS\kemarsh

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment ...No news reported.

E Detachment

  • AK19053705

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: Misuse of Plates

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/07/2019 at approximately 2358 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1994 Ford Bronco in Kasilof. The driver, identified as 19-year-old Randle Boquecosa of Nikolaevsk, was found to be misusing evidence of registration. Boquecosa was issued a misdemeanor citation for the charge of Improper Use of Evidence of Registration/Title.

    Posted on 8/8/2019 5:28:55 AM by DPS\kmgill

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19050345

    Location: Seward
    Type: Fail to Record Sport fishing Catch on Proxy Form

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-26-2019, Albert Daniels 57 of Anchorage, Alaska, was cited by the Seward Wildlife Troopers for harvesting rockfish and failing to record the catch on his proxy form before leaving the fishing site in Resurrection Bay. Daniels was contacted cleaning his catch over a hour after getting off his vessel. Bail was set at $120 in the Seward Court.

     

    Posted on 8/8/2019 3:20:43 PM by DPS\smkollman

  • AK19050394

    Location: Seward
    Type: Over Limit of Non-Pelagic Rockfish

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-26-2019, Gary Benson 73 of Seward, Alaska, was cited by the Seward Wildlife Troopers for having an over limit of Non-Pelagic “Silvergray” Rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $120 in the Seward Court.

     

    Posted on 8/8/2019 3:26:01 PM by DPS\smkollman

  • AK19052215

    Location: Prince of Wales Island
    Type: Retain non-pelagic rockfish during closed season

    Dispatch Text:

     

    On 8/1/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales contacted Darby Neil, 57 of Oregon, after he had acted as a salt water sport fish guide and he allowed a client to retain a non-pelagic rockfish while the season was closed to the retention of them on 7/28/19.  He was issued a citation with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court with bail set at $140.

     Trooper: JPR1

    Posted on 8/8/2019 3:29:59 PM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19052216

    Location: Prince of Wales Island
    Type: Retain non-pelagic rockfish during closed season.

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/1/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales contacted Everett Athorp, 55 of Klawock, after he had acted as a salt water sport fish guide and he allowed a client to retain a non-pelagic rockfish while the season was closed to the retention of them on 7/25/19.  He was issued a citation with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court with bail set at $140.

    Trooper: JPR1

    Posted on 8/8/2019 3:31:36 PM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19050945

    Location: Seward
    Type: No Sport Fishing License in Possession

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-27-2019, Jeffrey Wright 51 of Soldotna, Alaska, was cited by the Seward Wildlife Troopers for not having a fishing license in possession when contacted fishing.  Bail was set at $220 in the Seward Court.

     

    Posted on 8/8/2019 3:32:44 PM by DPS\smkollman

  • AK19050952

    Location: Seward
    Type: No Sport Fishing License in Possession

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-27-2019, Michael Foust 50 Soldotna, Alaska, was cited by the Seward Wildlife Troopers for not having a fishing license in possession when contacted fishing.  Bail was set at $220 in the Seward Court.

     

    Posted on 8/8/2019 3:38:37 PM by DPS\smkollman

  • AK19050937

    Location: Seward
    Type: No Sport Fishing License in Possession

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7-27-2019, Lesley Gray 45 of Lakeville, Minnesota, was cited by the Seward Wildlife Troopers for not having a fishing license in possession when contacted fishing.  Bail was set at $220 in the Seward Court.

     

    Posted on 8/8/2019 3:44:28 PM by DPS\smkollman

  • AK19052222

    Location: Prince of Wales Island
    Type: Retain non-pelagic rockfish during closed season.

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/1/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales contacted Harold Yamagata, 58 of California, after he had acted as a salt water sport fish guide and he allowed a client to retain a non-pelagic rockfish while the season was closed to the retention of them on 7/28/19.  He was issued a citation with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court with bail set at $140.

    Trooper:JPR1

    Posted on 8/8/2019 3:48:39 PM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19052539

    Location: Prince of Wales Island
    Type: Felony DUI/ D.W.L.R.

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/3/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales contacted Heather McDonald (age 42) of Naukati after she was observed driving while her license was revoked near the intersection of Naukati Rd and the North Island Rd. The investigation led to McDonald being arrested for felony DUI and driving on a revoked license.  She was transported and remanded to the Craig Jail with a mandatory appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court.

    Trooper: JPR1

    Posted on 8/8/2019 1:29:13 PM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19051913

    Location: Prince of Wales Island
    Type: Retain non-pelagic during closed season.

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/31/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales on the PV Gowtukan contacted Mischel Edwards(age 47) of South Carolina while sport fishing in the outside salt waters near Craig. She was issued a citation for retaining non-pelagic rockfish while the season was closed to the retention of them.  She has an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court with bail set at $140.

    Trooper: JPR1

    Posted on 8/8/2019 1:53:08 PM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19051896

    Location: Prince of Wales Island
    Type: Sport Fishing with Two Lines

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/31/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales on the PV Gowtukan contacted the salmon tender, FV Deco Bay. The contact led to Tanner Mackiewicz, 37of Washington State, being issued a citation for sport fishing with two or more lines. He has an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court with bail set at $120.

    Trooper:JPR1

    Posted on 8/8/2019 1:55:10 PM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19052199

    Location: Prince of Wales Island
    Type: Retain non-pelagic rockfish during closed season

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/1/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales contacted Wayne Wu, 56 of California, after he had acted as a salt water sport fish guide and he allowed a client to retain a non-pelagic rockfish while the season was closed to the retention of them on 7/29/19.  He was issued a citation with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court with bail set at $140.

    Trooper: JPR1

    Posted on 8/8/2019 2:29:43 PM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19052206

    Location: Prince of Wales Island
    Type: Retain non-pelagic during closed season.

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/1/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Prince of Wales contacted Matthew Romaine,  52 of California, after he had acted as a salt water sport fish guide and he allowed a client to retain a non-pelagic rockfish while the season was closed to the retention of them on 7/28/19.  He was issued a citation with an optional appearance in the Prince of Wales District Court with bail set at $140.

    Trooper JPR1

    Posted on 8/8/2019 2:31:20 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.