Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Saturday, September 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

  • AK19061855

    Location: Klawock
    Type: Hindering Prosecution I

    Dispatch Text:

    On September 7, 2019, the Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales island were attempting to locate and arrest an individual who had an outstanding felony arrest warrant.  During the process, troopers contacted 42 year old Melissa Mackie.  Investigation revealed Mackie had aided the wanted individual and she was arrested.  Mackie was transported to the Craig Jail where she was remanded on no bail for Hindering Prosecution I.

    Posted on 9/7/2019 4:09:16 PM by DPS\lnparrish

  • AK19061722

    Location: Seward
    Type: Assault 3, Felony DUI/Refusal, DWLR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/27/2019 at approximately 2205 hours, Alaska State Troopers and Seward Police Department responded to a call indicating an apparently intoxicated individual was threatening people with a gun at the parking area for the Lost Lake Trailhead. Investigation showed David Springer, 36, of Seward, placed another individual in fear of imminent physical injury with a pellet gun. Additionally, Springer drove to the area while impaired by alcohol, and while his driver license was revoked. Springer was arrested on charges of Assault in the 3rd Degree, Felony DUI, and Driving While License Revoked. Subsequent to his arrest, Springer refused to provide an adequate breath sample. Springer was remanded at Seward Jail with no bail, pending arraignment.

    Posted on 9/7/2019 4:35:42 PM by DPS\jwking

  • AK19061886

    Location: Prince of Wales
    Type: Probation Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/7/2019 at 1615 hours and in Klawock, Prince of Wales State Troopers contacted 30 year old Jessica Montgomery as a passenger in a vehicle that was initially reported as stolen. Montgomery is currently on supervised probation, and after speaking with Adult Probation, a search was conducted on the vehicle. Multiple items of drug paraphernalia was seized. Montgomery was remanded to the Craig Jail for probation violations. After interviewing all individuals involved in regards to the vehicle theft, it was determined the vehicle was not actually stolen, but rather not returned when it was agreed upon.

    Posted on 9/7/2019 6:38:47 PM by DPS\rhjensen

B Detachment

  • AK19061733

    Location: Talkeetna
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/06/19 at 2352 hours, AST performed a traffic stop on a blue 2018 Jeep for speeding near mile 14 of the Talkeetna Spur Road. Investigation revealed Wesley Choy, age 40 of Talkeetna, was driving while under the influence. Choy was arrested for the original charge of DUI and transported to the MSPT facility in Palmer where he was remanded into custody and released O/R.

    Posted on 9/7/2019 5:05:38 AM by DPS\lephillips

C Detachment

  • AK19060444

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Terroristic Threatening II, Assault IV X 2, Interfere With a Report of a DV, Criminal Mischief IV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/02 approximately 1045 hrs.,  State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in Togiak.  Investigation revealed that Douglas W.  Logusak, age 21, of Togiak had assaulted two family members, and interfered with a report of the crime when he broke a telephone.  Logusak fled the residence prior to troopers arrival.  A short time later Logusak returned to the residence, and when he was denied entry, he advised the residents that he would burn the house down.  Logusak was later contacted and arrested, and transported to the Togiak Jail where he was held on the charges of Terroristic Threatening II-DV, Assault IV-DV x 2, Interfering With Report of a DV Crime-DV and Criminal Mischief IV-DV, and held without bail until after arraignment.

    Posted on 9/7/2019 2:59:11 PM by DPS\dcsadloske

  • AK19059460

    Location: Kotzebue
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/6/19 at about 1145 hours Thomas Nay, age 37 of Kiana, was arrested in Kiana on an Anchorage JS warrant, 3AN-18-08631CR, for failing to appear for pre-trial hearing.  Original charges are Robbery 2 and Violate Condition of Release.  Nay was transported to Kotzebue and lodged at Kotzebue Regional Jail on $2,000 bail.

    Posted on 9/7/2019 10:01:22 AM by DPS\amsears

  • AK19060541

    Location: Kotzebue
    Type: Arrest Warrant

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/6/19 at about 1445 hours, Vernon Atoruk, age 32 of Kiana, was arrested in Kiana on warrant 2KB-18-881CR, failure to remand, original charge DUI.  Atoruk was transported to Kotzebue where he was remanded at Kotzebue Regional Jail.

    Posted on 9/7/2019 10:08:12 AM by DPS\amsears

D Detachment

  • AK19061755

    Location: FAIRBANKS
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9-7-2019 at approximately 0402 hours, Troopers contacted Miljana Vasiljevic, age 22, out of Washington during the course of another investigation. Troopers witnessed Vasiljevic drive a vehicle after being instructed not to drive due to her impairment from alcohol. Investigation showed Vasiljevic to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Vasiljevic was arrested for DUI and provided a breath sample indicating her breath alcohol was 0.138 BrAC. Vasiljevic was remanded at Fairbanks Correctional Center where she was released on her own recognizance once sober.

    Posted on 9/7/2019 7:18:47 AM by DPS\cihudson

  • AK19061707

    Location: Nenana
    Type: MVC- I

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/6/19, at 2118 hours, Nenana Fire Department reported a MVC-I incident at Nooutlet Rd and MP 309 of the Parks Hwy.  Nenana AST & VPSO responded to the incident.  Investigation determined William Maddox age 25 of Mobile, Alabama was operating a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle.  Maddox was driving south on Nooutlet Rd when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the roadway. Maddox was ejected from his motorcycle and was injured.   Maddox was transported to FMH by the fire department.     

    Posted on 9/7/2019 8:49:57 AM by DPS\mfhaglin

  • AK19061705

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4 DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/6/19, at approximately 2004 hours, Fairbanks AST responded to a report of a disturbance on Farmers Loop Road. Investigation revealed that Eric Gonsar, age 34 of Fairbanks, placed a family member in fear of imminent injury. Eric was placed under arrest and remanded to FCC on the charge of Assault 4. Eric is held without bail until seen by a Magistrate.

    Posted on 9/7/2019 6:32:56 PM by DPS\bdlemay

  • AK19061898

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9-7-19, at approximately 1837 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an intoxicated female walking into traffic near Dale Rd. and Airport Rd.  Alaska State Troopers contacted Tina Bolt (age 52 of Utqiagvik). Subsequent Investigation revealed Bolt was on conditions of release not to consume alcohol.  Bolt was found to have a BrAC of .414.  Bolt was arrested and remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center.

    Posted on 9/7/2019 8:24:52 PM by DPS\wdderner

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK19060750

    Location: Delta Junction
    Type: Take Moose Without Drawing Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/03/19 Delta-based Wildlife Troopers were contacted by an ADF&G employee advising they had contacted Christopher Fichtner, 46 of Wasilla AK near mile 267 of the Richardson Highway harvesting a moose he had just killed.  Investigation revealed Fichtner had killed a bull moose inside the Delta Junction Management Area without possessing either a DM790 or DM795 moose permit to legally harvest a moose in that area.  Fichtner was cited for Moose Seasons & Bag Limits and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Delta District Court on 10/01/19.   

    Posted on 9/7/2019 7:04:41 PM by DPS\ajcummings

  • AK19061760

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: No Bio-Degradable Escape Mechanism on Personal Use Pots

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/6/2019, Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Ketchikan issued Amos Hudson, 36 of Ketchikan, a citation for fishing personal use Dungeness crab pots without bio-degradable cotton twine escape mechanisms.  Bail is set at $120 in the District Court in Ketchikan.

     

     

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    Posted on 9/7/2019 1:38:01 PM by DPS\mheldridge

  • AK19061676

    Location: Branch River
    Type: No evidence of sex big game

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/3/2019, Brydin Pacheco, 22 of Naknek, AK was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, King Salmon Post for failing to leave evidence of sex attached to big game as required. Pacheco took a moose in a bull only hunt and was contacted with no evidence of sex still attached while in the field. Bail was set at $170 through the Naknek Court.

    Posted on 9/7/2019 1:44:54 PM by DPS\twlons

  • AK19061598

    Location: Mulchatna River
    Type: Fail to Possess Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 9/5/19, Donald Gray, 80 of Washington, DC and Curtis Taylor, 60 of Camden, NJ were cited by King Salmon based Wildlife Troopers for failing to possess the required registration permit.  Both parties were hunting moose on the Mulchatna River and failed to possess RM587 permits as required for nonresidents.  They were both ordered to appear at the Dillingham Courthouse for arraignment.  

    Posted on 9/7/2019 2:01:01 PM by DPS\twlons

  • AK19058295

    Location: Delta Junction
    Type: Fail To Salvage Edible Big Game Meat

    Dispatch Text:

     
    On 08-23-19 Delta-based Wildlife Troopers contacted Elijah Brophy, 42 of Anchorage, AK on the Denali Highway. Investigation revealed Brophy had harvested a caribou but failed to salvage the tenderloins from the caribou. Brophy was cited for Fail To Salvage Edible Big Game Meat and was fined $320.00.

     

    Posted on 9/7/2019 6:06:11 PM by DPS\ajcummings

  • AK19060279

    Location: Delta Junction
    Type: Take Sub-Legal Bull Moose

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/01/19 Delta-based Wildlife Troopers were contacted by Curtis Guerard, 30 of Fairbanks, AK reporting he had shot and killed a sub-legal bull moose in the Delta Junction area.  Investigation revealed Guerard had killed a bull moose on 09/01/19 south of Delta Junction that displayed 3 points on each antler and did not meet the required antler restriction to be a legal moose to harvest in that area.  Guerard was cited for Moose Seasons & Bag Limits and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Delta District Court on 09/24/19.   

    Posted on 9/7/2019 6:10:55 PM by DPS\ajcummings

  • AK19060601

    Location: Delta Junction
    Type: Fail To Salvage Edible Big Game Meat & No Evidence of Sex Attached to Big Game

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/03/19 Delta-based Wildlife Troopers contacted Michael Vogel, 63 of Anchorage, AK while on a DC827 caribou hunt in the Delta Junction area.  Investigation revealed Vogel had killed a caribou on 08/31/19 west of Delta Junction.  Vogel failed to leave evidence of sex attached to any portion of the caribou he had salvaged and also failed to salvage a portion of the rib meat from the caribou.  Vogel was cited for No Evidence of Sex Attached to Big Game and was fined $170.00.  Vogel was also cited for Fail to Salvage Edible Big Game Meat and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Delta District Court on 09/17/19.   

    Posted on 9/7/2019 6:20:16 PM by DPS\ajcummings

  • AK19060753

    Location: Delta Junction
    Type: Take Sub-Legal Bull Moose

    Dispatch Text:

    On 09/03/19 Delta-based Wildlife Troopers were contacted by Christopher Cole, 36 of Palmer, AK reporting he had shot and killed a sub-legal bull moose in the Delta Junction area.  Investigation revealed Cole had killed a bull moose on 09/03/19 south of Delta Junction that displayed 3 brow tines on one side and 2 on the other and did not measure 50" wide therefor not meeting the required antler restriction to be a legal moose to harvest in that area.  Cole was cited for Moose Seasons & Bag Limits and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Delta District Court on 09/24/19.   

    Posted on 9/7/2019 6:28:17 PM by DPS\ajcummings

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.