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Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Monday, September 11, 2017
Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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AK17064435Location: WillowType: DUI
On 09/10/17 at approximately 2256 hours, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI report on Mile 91 of the Parks highway. Driver was outside his vehicle when AST responded. Investigation revealed Alexis Mike, age 51 of Willow was driving under the influence of alcohol. Mike was arrested for DUI and remanded at Mat-Su Pretrial and held until sober.
Posted on 9/11/2017 3:45:17 AM by DPS\mdbarela
AK17064417Location: WasillaType: DUI
On 09/10/2017 at approximately 1923 hours, Troopers responded to a vehicle in the ditch near Tulakes Ave and Meadow Lakes Dr. Investigation reveals Peter Hyde, age 62 of Wasilla, drove while intoxicated and ran his vehicle into a ditch near his residence. Hyde was arrest for DUI and transported to Mat Su Pre-trial where he is awaiting arraignment.
Posted on 9/11/2017 7:03:30 AM by DPS\dbledford
AK17064529Location: NomeType: Assault
On 9-11-17 at 0958 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a report of an inmate at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center was assaulted by other inmates. Investigation continues.
Posted on 9/11/2017 10:09:46 AM by DPS\jlstroebele
AK17064062Location: Delta JunctionType: Death Non-Criminal
On 9-9-17, AST received a report of a male who collapsed while sitting by a fire. The subject was identified as Forrest Reed, age 68 of Fairbanks. CPR was started and taken over by responding EMT's. Reed was later pronounced deceased. No foul play is suspected.
Posted on 9/11/2017 11:09:57 AM by DPS\jdpugh
AK17064320Location: Denali HighwayType: SAR
On 09/10/2017 the Healy AST received notice from a remote hunting camp that a 68yoa male was experiencing medical distress due to recent acute conditions in combination with a chronic illness. The location of the camp was determined to be approximately eight hours by ground transport to the Denali Highway. Medical assessment recommended immediate transport to a care facility. AST dispatched Helo 3 from Anchorage, Helo 3 located the individual, and transported the patient to Mat-Su Regional.
Posted on 9/11/2017 9:13:00 AM by DPS\jdwilliamson
AK17064462Location: KASILOFType: WARRANT ARREST
On 09/11/17 at approximately 0125 hours, Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in Kasilof and made contact with Ryan C. Witte (age 31 of Kasilof) . Witte was wanted for an outstanding warrant (FTA for Arraignment of Criminal Mischief 5) and subsequently taken into custody. Witte was transported and remanded at Wildwood Pre-Trial, where he was later released on $50.00.
Posted on 9/11/2017 3:07:44 AM by DPS\pmpages
AK17064646Location: SterlingType: Arrest Warrant
On 9/11/17 at about 1445 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Carmichael Court in Sterling and contacted Travis Brian Brazington, 26 of Sterling. Investigation revealed he had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Anchorage for Failure to Appear with an original charge of Theft 2nd degree. Brazington was arrested and remanded at Wildwood pretrial with a $2,500 bail.
Posted on 9/11/2017 7:37:37 PM by DPS\rtennis
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AK Wildlife Troopers
AK17064712Location: JuneauType: Defense of Life or Property Take
On 9/11/17, at approximately 1951 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, received a report from the Juneau Police Department (JPD) that a homeowner in the area of Randall Road had contacted them stating that a Brown Bear was in their chicken coop actively killing chickens. A Trooper was near the area on duty and responded.
When the Trooper arrived on scene and approached the residence, the bear charged the Trooper to within 15 feet and was subsequently shot and killed. ADF&G arrived on scene and confirmed that the bear was indeed a Brown Bear. ADF&G took possession of the bear.
Subsequent investigation revealed that when the bear charged it had been at the chicken coop located at the residence. The chicken coop was not protected with an electrified fence.
The Alaska Wildlife Troopers would like to remind owners of chicken coops and livestock that bears view these items as food sources, and as such, owners should take appropriate steps to prevent bears from accessing them, such as an electrified fence. Owners of chicken coops or livestock can contact their local Alaska Department of Fish & Game office for further information or ideas for preventing interactions with bears.
Posted on 9/11/2017 9:51:19 PM by DPS\jtabbott