Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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

A Detachment

  • AK22007835

    Location: NIKISKI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/25/2022, at approximately 1549 hours Troopers conducted a traffic stop in Nikiski. Investigation revealed Glen Carlson,49, of Nikiski was driving on a revoked license and did not have motor vehicle insurance. He was issued a summons for DWLR and no motor vehicle insurance.

    Posted on 1/25/2022 6:25:56 PM by DPS\lakumfer

  • AK22007371

    Location: STERLING

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/24/22 at approximately 1320 hours Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration. Investigation revealed Dakota Pederson,34, of Sterling was driving on a revoked licenses. Investigation revealed his license was revoked and he did not have motor vehicle insurance either. He was issued a summons for DWLR and one for No vehicle insurance and a citation for failure to register a vehicle.

    Posted on 1/25/2022 6:31:05 PM by DPS\lakumfer

  • AK22007510

    Location: Seward
    Type: Warrant Arrest, MICS V

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/24/2022 at approximately 2231 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Ram for an equipment violation of not bearing a front plate near the intersection of Nash Road and Old Nash Road. Investigation revealed Christopher Campbell, age 33 of Seward, had a $2,500 arrest warrant for PTRP with the original charge as Assault in the Third Degree and on probation. A search of the vehicle located controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Campbell was arrested for the $2,500 arrest warrant and Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree. Campbell was transported to Seward Jail where he was remanded and held with bail set at $2,500.

    Posted on 1/25/2022 12:44:44 AM by DPS\qtnardini

  • AK22007493

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Driving with a Revoked License/No Insurance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 1/24/22 at 1925 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop near Binkley Circle in Soldotna on a pickup for an expired registration. Investigation revealed the driver, Clayton Riley Nelson, age 27 of Kasilof, was driving with a Revoked Drivers License and had No Insurance. Nelson was issued misdemeanor traffic citations for DWLR and No Insurance and released.

    Posted on 1/25/2022 7:53:36 AM by DPS\rtennis

B Detachment

  • AK22007705

    Location: Chickaloon
    Type: Vehicle Theft I

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/25/2022, at approximately 1145 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a vehicle theft report from the Glenn Highway in Chickaloon. The investigation revealed Samantha Lofton, age 30, of Wasilla, had taken a Ford Ranger without permission. The Palmer Criminal Suppression Unit observed the vehicle driving southbound on the Glenn Hwy and conducted a traffic enforcement stop. Lofton was taken into custody without incident for vehicle theft, transported to Mat-Su Pre-Trial, and held without bail.

    Posted on 1/25/2022 6:13:07 PM by DPS\crlloyd

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment ...No news reported.

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers ...No news reported.

AK Bureau of Investigation ...No news reported.

AK Bureau of Highway Patrol

  • AK22007882

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Fatal MVC

    Dispatch Text:

    On 01/25/2022 at approximately 1742 hours, Alaska State Troopers, Wildlife Troopers and Palmer BHP Troopers responded to Parks Hwy & Potter Road in Wasilla for a report of a motor vehicle collision. Investigation revealed Sharon Welch, age 67 of Wasilla, was driving her 2002 Toyota Echo on Potter Rd and pulled in front of an 18 year old male in his 2003 VW Jetta who was north on the Parks Hwy. Welch was declared deceased at the scene. Further, it appears Welch was not wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol or other impairment is not believed to be a factor at this time. NOK has been notified. Investigation into this incident is ongoing.

    Posted on 1/25/2022 8:36:36 PM by DPS\rranderson

AK Bureau of Judicial Services ...No news reported.

AK Div of Fire and Life Safety ...No news reported.