Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, September 5, 2019

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

A Detachment

  • AK19061068

    Location: 50590 Patrick Drive, Kenai AK
    Type: Assault-4, DV, Violating Conditions of Release (VCOR).

    Dispatch Text:

      On 9-5-19 at 2326 hours, the Soldotna AST K-9 Team responded to a report of a disturbance occurring at a residence located near 50590 Patrick Drive in Kenai. Upon arrival, AST contacted David C. Butterfield, (39) YOA of Soldotna. Investigation revealed a physical altercation occurred between Standifer and his girlfriend. Butterfield was arrested on charges of Assault 4th, Domestic Violence and (VCOR) Violating Conditions of Release after an APSIN check revealed Butterfield is out of jail on conditions of release for a prior charge of DUI. Butterfield was transported and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial where he is currently being held without bail.    



    Posted on 9/5/2019 2:15:43 AM by DPS\jawoodruff

B Detachment

  • AK19061075

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Criminal Mischief 4th Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09-05-2019, at approximately 0109 hours, AST responded to an disturbance on W. Maplewood Rd. in Big Lake. Investigation revealed that a 38-year-old female from Big Lake, named Kristin Gwin-Stewart had broken the back-door window of the residence. The damage to the door was estimated to be between $400 and $500. Gwin-Stewart was arrested for Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial and held without bail.


    Posted on 9/5/2019 5:33:22 AM by DPS\jdspann

  • AK19061064

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Driving while License Revoked / Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    09/05/2019, at approximately 2315 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a Red Mustang Trunk Road in Palmer. Investigation revealed that the Driver Shane Petrin, age 32 of Anchorage, was driving a revoked license for original charge of DUI. The Passenger Ivana Reed, age 27 of Sutton, had two outstanding warrants for original charges of Theft IV and Criminal Trespass II.  Cole was arrested and remanded to Mat-Su Pre-trial where he was remanded on his own recognizance. Reed was arrested and held on $200.00 cash bail.  

    Posted on 9/5/2019 1:12:26 AM by DPS\crlloyd

  • AK19061300

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/05/2019 at approximately 1441hrs Alaska State Troopers received a medical assist call involving a manic patient in Wasilla. Troopers were advised the male suffered from bipolar disorder and was acting manic. When Troopers arrived they used verbal de-escalation to calm Joseph Lipscomb 20 years old of Wasilla. Joseph was arrested for an active warrant for Failure to Appear Criminal Mischief 4. Joseph was remanded at Matsu-Pretrial with bail of $280.00 cash.  

    Posted on 9/5/2019 5:20:34 PM by DPS\egsporleder

  • AK19061340

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    09/05/2019, at approximately 1740 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted a person on Pittman Road in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Benjamin Bane, age 35 of Fairbanks, an outstanding warrant for original charges of Sex Trafficking. Bane was arrested and remanded to Mat-Su Pre-trial held on $5000.00 cash bail.

    Posted on 9/5/2019 11:47:17 PM by DPS\crlloyd

C Detachment

  • AK19060772

    Location: Tuntutuliak
    Type: SAR

    Dispatch Text:

    Update: On 9-16-19 at about 1350 hours, a boater located the remains of Patrick Nick, age 29 of Tuntutuliak, in the area where his boat was overturned.  His remains have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage.

    Update: On 9-5-19, at about 1340 hours, a Tuntutuliak SAR team located Patrick Nick’s boat overturned in the Kuskokwim River in deep water. Patrick has not been located. The location has been sent to RCC and other SAR teams and search efforts will continue as weather permits.

    On 9-4-19, at about 0044 hours, Bethel AST received a report that Patrick Nick, 29, of Tuntutuliak was taking on water in his 20-foot riverboat on the Kuskokwim River upstream of Tuntutuliak. RCC was contacted and the USCG is in the area with several assets involved in the search. A SAR team from Tuntutuliak will search the river by boat as weather permits.  Updates to follow.

    Posted on 9/5/2019 2:44:56 PM by DPS\kemarsh

  • AK19057413

    Location: Ekwok
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/05/2019, at approximately 1200 hours, Alaska State Troopers traveled to the village of Ekwok.  Investigation revealed that Carl Hansen, age 59 of Ekwok, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  Hansen was arrested and transported to the Dillingham Jail where he was remanded with a bail of $150.00 cash. 

    Posted on 9/5/2019 5:04:37 PM by DPS\csmarkiewicz

  • AK19060884

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/04/2019, at 1156 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak contacted Janet Tirona, 53 years old of Kodiak, for an outstanding warrant for her arrest.  The warrant was for failing to remand stemming from the original charge of Scheme to Defraud.  Tirona was arrested without incident and transported to the Kodiak City Jail where she was remanded.  She was held without bail pending arraignment.

    Posted on 9/5/2019 9:34:16 AM by DPS\besimmons

  • AK19060397

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Burglary II, Theft II

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/02/2019, at 1232 hours, the Alaska State Troopers investigated the report of a Burglary at the Oceans United Church.  Subsequent investigation revealed that someone had forced entry through a window and entered the church.  An Xbox One and an Xbox 360 where stolen as well as approximately $60 in cash.  Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Trooper Kodiak Post at 907-486-4121 or Kodiak Crime Stoppers at 907-486-3113.

    Posted on 9/5/2019 9:40:44 AM by DPS\besimmons

D Detachment

  • AK19060780

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9-4-19, at 0514 IERCC contacted the Alaska State Troopers reporting John Hamstra, age 43, of Indiana and Timothy Vanderbilt, age 39, of Nevada, were floating on the Wood River when they lost an oar and became stranded.  Helo 2 responded and transported the hunters to Fairbanks.  No injuries were reported.

    Posted on 9/5/2019 3:35:31 AM by DPS\mwhightower

  • AK19061074

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4 DV/ DUI/ Unlawful Contact 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9-5-19, at 0215 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault that occurred in North Pole.  Investigation revealed that Terry Degregorio, age 56, of North Pole assaulted a person he was in a domestic relationship with.  After the assault occurred Degregorio left the residence after consuming alcohol and it was determined he was driving under the influence of alcohol.  It was also learned that Degregorio contacted the victim after being advised by law enforcement he was not aloud to contact them prior to arraignment.  Degregorio was arrested and remanded to FCC

    Posted on 9/5/2019 8:46:34 AM by DPS\mwhightower

  • AK19060824

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9-4-19, at 0922 hours, the Alaska State Troopers, received a call that Katriliis Riet, age 41, of Texas was on the Granite Tors Trail and injured herself while hiking.  Alaska State Park Rangers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and WSAR responded to the scene to assist in retrieving the injured hiker.  An Alaska Wildlife Trooper Helicopter responded to the scene and transported the injured hiker to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.  The Alaska State Troopers would like to thanks the Alaska State Park Rangers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and the WSAR for their roles in this Search and Rescue. 

    Posted on 9/5/2019 9:56:05 AM by DPS\mwhightower

  • AK19061163

    Location: Nenana
    Type: Assault 4th DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9-5-2019, at approximately 0915 hours, Parks Highway Alaska State Troopers and the Nenana VPSO responded to a residence in Nenana for a reported assault.  An investigation disclosed Marcus Titus, age 37, of Nenana, assaulted a family member.  Titus was arrested and later remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, with no bail pending arraignment.  Alcohol is a factor in this incident. 

    Posted on 9/5/2019 7:33:20 PM by DPS\gdyoung

  • AK19061078

    Location: Anderson
    Type: Hit and Run

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9-5-2019, at approximately 0200 hours, Parks Highway Alaska State Troopers received a report that a parked vehicle had been struck while in the Anderson campground.  The suspect vehicle is believed to be white and has a loud exhaust.  The suspect vehicle left the scene without reporting the crash.  No other details are known at this time.  If anyone has information please call the Alaska State Troopers at 907-451-5100

    Posted on 9/5/2019 7:39:09 PM by DPS\gdyoung

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers ...No news reported.

AK Bureau of Investigation

  • AK19061215

    Location: Anchorage
    Type: Arrest Warrant

    Dispatch Text:

    Location: Anchorage

    Case number:  AK19061215

    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Text: On 09-05-19, at approximately 1100 hours, The Alaska Bureau of Investigation (ABI) contacted Rocky Hawley, age 50 of Anchorage.  It was determined that he had an outstanding arrest warrant for Failing to Register on the Sex Offender Registry. Foltz was arrested for the warrant and later remanded to the Anchorage Jail.

    Author: NLB0


    Posted on 9/5/2019 1:37:07 PM by DPS\nlbucknall

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.