Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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

A Detachment

  • AK20073372

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: MICS 4th Degree x2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/06/2020 at about 1631 hours, the Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet pick-up near mile 5 of the North Tongass Highway.  The vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation and moving violation.  Investigation revealed that the driver Erik Swenson, age 37 of Ketchikan was in violation of Probation and in possession of Methamphetamine, Non- Prescribed Medication, and drug paraphernalia.  Swenson was arrested for two counts of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center with No Bail.  AST would like the thank Ketchikan Police Department for their assistance with the investigation. 

    Posted on 10/7/2020 1:01:44 AM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

  • AK20072438

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Stolen Boat

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/04/2020, at approximately 1725 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan received a report of a stolen boat.  The boat is a green, fifteen foot, Lowe flat bottom boat with a twenty-five horsepower Yamaha outboard, and is marked with Alaska registration stickers AK4480P.  The boat was taken from a parking lot in Ward Cove.  Anyone with information about the stolen boat is encouraged to call the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 225-5518.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 2:41:07 PM by SOA\llduran

B Detachment

  • AK20072791

    Location: Houston
    Type: Assault III DV 2x, Assault IV, Criminal Mischief 2x

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/5/20 at approximately 1356 hours Alaska State Troopers responded to Cheri Lake Dr. area of Houston for a report of a trespass. Investigation reveled that Kao Fung Saelee age 33 of Anchorage, had committed the crimes of Assault III DV, x2, Assault IV, and Criminal Mischief V x2. Saelee was arrested and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial on no bail. 

    Posted on 10/7/2020 6:10:06 AM by DPS\jtperron

  • AK20073827

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10-7-20 at approximately 1650 hours, Alaska State Troopers and EMS responded to a CPR in progress call from a residence off Gold Mint Drive in Wasilla. Investigation revealed that Danny Sunseri, 63 of Wasilla, was deceased. No foul play is suspected. The State Medical Examiner was contacted, and Valley Mortuary responded to the residence. Next-of-kin has been notified.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 8:51:09 PM by DPS\seschmidt

C Detachment

  • AK20073120

    Location: Selawik
    Type: Assault - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 0953 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Selawik received a call regarding a DV Assault. Troopers responded and arrested Floyd Pete (25 YOA) on Assault 4 and Harassment 2.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:13:44 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20073047

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Assist Agency

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 0836 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a request to assist Kodiak Police Department.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:14:06 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20073286

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Assist Motorist

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 1458 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report to assist a motorist in Kodiak. Vehicle was off the roadway, and not a hazard.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:14:26 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20073195

    Location: Naknek
    Type: Assist Public

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 1331 hours, Alaska State Troopers made a public appearance at the Christian Academy in Naknek.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:14:50 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20073048

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Civil issue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 0827 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a call regarding a civil issue in Kodiak.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:15:13 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20073170

    Location: Teller
    Type: Deceased Person

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 1254 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a deceased person in Teller. Upon investigation no foul play is suspected. Investigation ongoing.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:15:38 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20073304

    Location: Adak
    Type: Deceased Person

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 1530 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a report of a death in the Village of Adak. The SME was contacted, and next of kin has been notified. Investigation ongoing.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:15:59 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20073232

    Location: Elim
    Type: Destruction/Damage/Vandalism

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 1240 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of vandalism in the Norton Sound Region. Investigation ongoing.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:16:22 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20073046

    Location: Teller
    Type: Miscellaneous

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 0851 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a patrol of the village of Teller.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:16:44 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • TBA

    Location: Various
    Type: Serve Court Documents

    Dispatch Text:

    AK20073055 Serve Court Documents 10/6/2020 9:11 Teller

    AK20073094 Serve Court Documents 10/6/2020 10:29 Larsen Bay

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:17:13 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20073388

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Patrol request

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 1042 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a request from Kodiak Police Department to conduct a patrol of a local neighborhood.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:17:39 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20072995

    Location: Nome
    Type: Suspicious circumstances

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 0403 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of suspicious circumstances in Nome. Troopers stated that the complainant has been in contact with VPSOs.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:18:06 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20073387

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Theft, non-vehicle

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 0853 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft in Kodiak. Investigation ongoing.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:18:29 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20073032

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Violate Conditions

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/06/20 approximately 0708 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Togiak. Troopers made contact with Brett Pauk (23 YOA of Togiak) at the residence. Pauk was transported to the Togiak Jail where he was lodged on the charges of Unlawful Contact, Disorderly Conduct and VCOR, to be held without bail until arraignment.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:18:50 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20072986

    Location: Gambell
    Type: Welfare Check

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 0246 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a request for a welfare check. Troopers responded, and everything was okay.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:19:14 AM by DPS\kawalker

  • AK20073420

    Location: Saint Michael
    Type: Welfare Check

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/6/2020 at approximately 1744 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a request for a welfare check in Saint Michael. Investigation ongoing.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 9:19:35 AM by DPS\kawalker

D Detachment

  • AK20068247

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10-6-20, Troopers responded to a residence on Propwash Drive in Fairbanks after it was determined Ashley Hunt was at the residence.  Ashley was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for the charge of Escape 3.  A search warrant was granted for the residence after Ashley refused to exit the cabin.  Troopers entered the cabin and arrested Ashley without incident.  Ashley was remanded to FCC on the warrant and held on $10,000 bail.  

    Posted on 10/7/2020 10:58:52 AM by DPS\nmsailer

  • AK20072635

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: MVC-Fatal

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/5/2020, at approximately 1012 hours, Fairbanks AST Dispatch received a 911 call stating that Jennifer Smith, 32 YOA of Fairbanks, was discovered deceased near a friends residence on Resolution Road.  Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears Smith had rolled her ATV late on 10/4/20, and became trapped under the vehicle.  Smith was discovered the next morning by her friends.  Smith was not believed to be wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Next of Kin has been notified.

    Posted on 10/7/2020 12:45:56 PM by DPS\tjdespain

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 ...No news reported.

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

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