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Location: Anchorage
Type: Unsworn Falsification and Tampering with Public Records

Dispatch Text:

In early 2018 the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Wildlife Investigations Unit, began an investigation into Dana DeBernardi, age 42 of Anchorage, regarding the take of a black bear in the Bear Valley area of Anchorage during June of 2017.  Investigation revealed that DeBernardi had falsified a black bear sealing certificate by claiming she had shot the bear and then fabricated a story on a defense of life or property form issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game about the sequence of events that led to the take of the bear.

On 6/7/18 DeBernardi was issued a summons to appear in court for the charges of Unsworn Falsification and Tampering with Public Records, both of which are class A misdemeanors.  Her arraignment date is 6/29/18 in the District Court at Anchorage in the Nesbett Courthouse.

Posted on 6/7/2018 4:38:38 PM by DPS\agfrenzel

Posting Section: AK Wildlife Troopers