Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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

A Detachment

  • AK19062711

    Location: AK19062711
    Type: Driving While License Revoked

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/10/2019 at approximately 2152 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a gray Chevrolet Impala for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed the driver Elainnah Lagoutaris age 29 from Soldotna was operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. Elainnah Lagoutaris was issued a misdemeanor citation. The vehicle was released to a license driver.  

    Posted on 9/11/2019 3:48:40 AM by DPS\dmlorring

  • AK19062147

    Location: 94 Sterling Hwy
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/9/2019 at approximately 0640 hours, Alaska State Troopers made contact with a male hitchhiking at approximately mile 94 Sterling Hwy. The male was identified as Axel Bear age 24 from Soldotna. Investigation revealed Axel Bear had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear. Axel Bear was arrested for the $500 warrant and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 3:52:40 AM by DPS\dmlorring

B Detachment

  • AK19062587

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Warrant arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/10/2019 at approximately 1300 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted Bethany Ferguson, age 26 of Big Lake, at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. Investigation revealed Ferguson had an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear to court on the original charge of misconduct involving weapons 5th degree. Ferguson was arrested at the scene and was remanded to MSPT with bail set at $200 cash. 

     

    Posted on 9/11/2019 6:50:38 PM by DPS\qtnardini

  • AK19062691

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Criminal Mischief III Domestic Violence

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/10/2019 at approximately 1639, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance on N. Hilltop Drive in Wasilla.  The complainant reported that her boyfriend was driving her vehicle to pick up her child from her mother-in-law’s residence when her estranged husband, Derick Baisch age 34 of Wasilla, arrived in his vehicle and intervened.  Investigation revealed a physical disturbance occurred inside the vehicle between the boyfriend and Derick.  On exiting the vehicle Derick kicked the front passenger door causing well over $750 of damage.  Derick was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief III Domestic Violence.  He was remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial Facility without bail.

     

    Posted on 9/11/2019 2:18:55 AM by DPS\jrpurcell

  • AK19062860

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/11/2019 at approximately 1230 hours, Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a residence on North Creekwood Circle in Wasilla for a welfare check. Rachael Mae Hess, age 33, was located in the residence deceased. Next of kin notifications have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 9:43:13 PM by DPS\clyoder

  • AK19062780

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault IV (on LEO), Resisting Arrest, & Disorderly Conduct x2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/11/2019 at approximately 0809 hours Alaska State Troopers responded to an address on Williwaw Way in Wasilla for a report of a possible burglary in progress. Investigation revealed no trespassing or burglary occurred, however, during the course of the investigation Chelsea Morrow assaulted a Trooper by placing them in fear of physical injury, resisted arrest, and engaged in fighting with two Troopers. Morrow was arrested and remanded to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and held on $500 bail.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 12:29:17 PM by DPS\rranderson

C Detachment

  • AK19062529

    Location: Kongiganak
    Type: Assault 2, Assault 4 - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/10/2019 at about 1100 hours, Alaska State Troopers (AST) in Bethel received a report of an injured person in Kongiganak. Tribal police reported twenty-eight year-old Michael Nicholai assaulted a family member. AST responded to investigate. Investigation revealed Michael recklessly caused serious physical injury to a family member. AST arrested Michael and remanded him to YKCC on charges of domestic violence-related Assault 2 and Assault 4.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 7:19:36 PM by DPS\eranderson

  • AK19062666

    Location: Levelock
    Type: DV Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/10/2019 Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in the village of Levelock. On 9/11/2019 Troopers arrived in the village. Investigation revealed Paul Chukwak, age 46 of Levelock recklessly caused physical injury to a family member and later place the same family member in fear of imminent physical injury. Paul Chukwak was subsequently arrested, transported and remanded into the King Salmon jail without incident on the two charges of Assault 4th.

     

     

    Posted on 9/11/2019 5:41:40 PM by DPS\jalopez

  • AK19062629

    Location: Aniak
    Type: Criminal Mischief 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/10/2019, Alaska State Troopers in Aniak received a report form Ryan Air that one of their passengers has opened the aircraft’s rear cargo door in flight after removing his seatbelt. Other passengers on the flight restrained Calvin Chase, age 40, of Anvik, until the pilot was able to return to Aniak for an emergency landings. Calvin was arrested and transported to Bethel where he was remained on the charges of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and Assault in the Third Degree.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 9:11:11 AM by DPS\mdhendrickson

D Detachment

  • AK19062766

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4, Reckless Endangerment, Disorderly Conduct

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/11/19, at approximately 0829 hours, AST in Fairbanks received multiple reports of a male laying down at approximately mile 353 of the Richardson Highway. AST responded to the area and contacted a male subject who when contacted became hostile and unresponsive to commands.  The male was walking into traffic causing a risk to himself and other drivers.  During the contact the male charged at the Trooper in an assaultive manner.  The male was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for a medical clearance.  Chargers will be forwarded to the DAO for Assault 4 on a Police Officer, Reckless Endangerment and Disorderly conduct.

     

    Posted on 9/11/2019 1:45:03 PM by DPS\crstrickland

  • AK19062972

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4/DV, Criminal Mischief 3/DV and VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On September 11, 2019 at approximately 4:50 pm, the Alaska State Troopers contacted Misty Cartes, age 41 of Fairbanks, at her residence in Fairbanks. Investigation revealed Misty had assaulted a family member, damaged items inside the residence and violated conditions of release. Misty was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center where she was held without bail for one count of Assault in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree and VCOR.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 10:24:33 PM by DPS\hcmckenney

  • AK19062983

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4/DV x2

    Dispatch Text:

    On September 11, 2019 at approximately 8:03 pm, the Alaska State Troopers contacted William Suits, age 18 of Fairbanks, at another residence in Fairbanks. Investigation revealed William had assaulted a family member. William was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was held without bail for two counts of Assault in the Fourth Degree.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 10:30:17 PM by DPS\hcmckenney

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19062061

    Location: GMU13E
    Type: Take Sublegal Bull Moose, Unlawful Possession/Transportation of a Moose x2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/08/19 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a hunting party in a camp in GMU13E.  Investigation revealed Christopher Weimer, age 32 of North Pole, harvested a sub-legal bull moose several days prior that didn’t meet the legal antler requirements for the area.  C. Weimer and Joseph Weimer, age 55 of North Pole, transported the illegal bull to camp and then out of the field.  C. Weimer was cited for Take Sublegal and Unlawful Possession/Transportation of Big Game, J. Weimer was also cited for Unlawful Possession/Transportation of Big Game.   The rifle, meat and antlers were seized and arraignment for both is scheduled on 10/14/19 in Nenana District Court.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 11:23:41 AM by DPS\trchwialkowski

  • AK19062074

    Location: GMU13E Denali Hwy
    Type: Take Sublegal Bull Moose, Unlawful Possession/Transportation x2, Unlawful Altering of Antlers X2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/08/19 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a hunting camp in GMU13E off the Denali Hwy.  Investigation revealed Matthew Punt, age 31 of Wasilla, had harvested a bull moose the previous night that did not meet the legal antler requirement for the area.  He and Erik Punt, age 34 of Wasilla, had unlawfully transported portions of the bull taken in violation from the kill site.  They stretched the antlers by mechanical means in attempt to make them 50 inches.  Matthew Punt was issued citations for Take Sublegal Bull, Unlawful Possession/Transportation and Altering Antlers.  Eric Punt was issued citations for Unlawful Possession/Transportation and Altering Antlers.   The rifle used in the offense was seized as well as the moose meat and antlers.  The meat was donated to a local charity.  Arraignment is scheduled for 10/14/19 in Nenana District Court.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 11:27:08 AM by DPS\trchwialkowski

  • AK19062393

    Location: 20A Yanert Controlled Use Area
    Type: Transport Antlers Before Meat

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/10/19 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Dennis Schnicke, age 72 of Kenai, for transporting bull moose antlers out of the field before salvaging all edible meat.  Arraignment is scheduled on 10/14/19 in Nenana District Court.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 11:38:52 AM by DPS\trchwialkowski

  • AK19062703

    Location: GMU13E Denali Hwy
    Type: Take Sublegal Bull Moose, Unlawful Possession/Transportation of Moose x3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/10/19 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a hunting party coming out of the field in GMU13E off the Denali Hwy. Investigation revealed Joseph Zollinger, age 52 of Eagle River,  had harvested a bull moose the previous night that did not meet the legal antler requirement for the area. He and Victor Devita, age 45 of Wasilla, had unlawfully possessed the bull taken in violation.   Zollinger was issued citations for Take Sublegal Bull and Unlawful Possession/Transportation of Big Game and Devita was issued a citation for Unlawful Possession/Transportation of Big Game. The rifle used in the offense was seized as well as the moose meat and antlers. The meat was donated to a local charity. Arraignment is scheduled for 10/14/19 in Nenana District Court.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 11:46:18 AM by DPS\trchwialkowski

  • AK19062702

    Location: GMU13E Denali Hwy
    Type: Take Sublegal Bull Moose, Unlawful Possession/Transportation of a Moose x2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/10/19 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a hunting party coming out of the field in GMU13E off the Denali Hwy. Investigation revealed David Phillips, age 34 of Eagle River, had harvested a bull moose on 9/8 that did not meet the legal antler requirement for the area. He along with Christopher Bumgardner, age 38 of Wasilla, and Claude Phillips, age 38 of Anchorage, had unlawfully transported and possessed the bull taken in violation.  D. Phillips was issued citations for Take Sub-legal Bull and Unlawful Possession/Transportation of Big Game and Bumgardner and C. Phillips were issued a citations for Unlawful Possession/Transportation of Big Game. The rifle used in the offense was seized as well as the moose meat and antlers. The meat was donated to a local charity. Arraignment is scheduled for 10/14/19 in Nenana District Court.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 11:52:44 AM by DPS\trchwialkowski

  • AK19062084

    Location: Petersburg
    Type: Commercial Fish Closed Waters

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9-11-19 Hunt Parr, age 63 of Petersburg was issued a summons for commercial fishing the closed waters of District 6A.  Parr is the permit holder aboard the F/V Somerset, a gillnet vessel based out of Petersburg.  Arraignment is set for October 8th in the Petersburg District Court.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 3:24:57 PM by DPS\cdlitster

  • AK19062787

    Location: Petersburg
    Type: Commercial Dungeness

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9-11-19, Christopher Haerling, age 28 of Petersburg was issued a summons for violating Landing Requirements in the 2019 commercial Dungeness Fishery.  Haerling, the permit holder aboard the F/V Margaret S, retained his commercial catch longer than 24 hours after the closure of the fishery.  Arraignment is set for October 8th in the Petersburg District Court. 

    Posted on 9/11/2019 3:28:35 PM by DPS\cdlitster

  • TBD

    Location: Afognak
    Type: No Photo ID with Permit Card

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/11/119 Ronald BLONDIN, 60 YO of Kodiak, was issued a citation by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Kodiak Post, for commercial fishing as a permit holder without having any photo identification. Bail is set at $320.00 in the Kodiak Courts.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 5:01:06 PM by DPS\adbeach

  • TBD

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: No Crew License & Employ Unlicensed Crew

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/11/19 John McCORD, 22 YO of Kenai, and Basil LARINOFF, 36 YO of Kodiak, were each issued a citation by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Kodiak Post. McCord was issued a citation for commercial fishing without a crew member license in possession and Larinoff was issued a citation for employing an unlicensed crewmember. Bail is set at $270.00 for each individual in the Kodiak Court.

    Posted on 9/11/2019 5:04:55 PM by DPS\adbeach

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.