Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, November 17, 2022

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

A Detachment

  • AK22119246

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Death investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/17/22 at about 0709 hours, Soldotna AST received a report a man was found deceased inside his vehicle in the Kenai area.  Investigation revealed the decedent was a 21-year-old man from Kenai.  The initial investigation is consistent with suicide but investigation is ongoing. Next of kin was notified.

    Posted on 11/17/2022 6:09:23 PM by DPS\mrhenry

  • AK22119208

    Location: Robinson Loop at Hermosa, Sterling AK
    Type: DUI, Operate Motor Vehicle Uninsured, PTRP, DWLR

    Dispatch Text:

      On 11-16-2022 at 2217 hours, the Soldotna AST K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop at Robinson Loop at Hermosa Drive after observing a moving violation. The vehicle was identified as a red 1992 Toyota Paseo. The driver was identified as Johannes M. Stott (22 YOA) of Sterling. An APSIN check revealed Stott is operating the vehicle with a Suspended operator’s license for DMV Points system Suspension. Stott admitted to driving uninsured. Stott is on probation for the original charge of Assault 3rd Degree. Part of Stott’s Probation conditions state he is not to consume alcoholic beverages. Investigation revealed Stott was Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Stott was arrested for DUI and Operating the motor vehicle uninsured as well as PTRP. Stott was also issued a misdemeanor citation with a mandatory court appearance for DWLR. Stott was transported and remanded without bail to Wildwood Pretrial. 

    Posted on 11/17/2022 7:29:09 AM by DPS\jawoodruff

  • AK22116811

    Location: Naukati Bay
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/09/2022, Prince of Wales Troopers arrested 32-year-old Naukati Bay resident Curtis Looper on an outstanding parole warrant. Looper was transported to the Craig Jail and held without bail. 

    Posted on 11/17/2022 9:45:45 AM by DPS\rhjensen

B Detachment

  • AK22119253

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Motor vehicle collision

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/17/2022 at 0800 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a school bus. Investigation revealed, the driver of the school bus, Levi Rickett 27 YOA of Washington failed to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn. No injuries were reported and neither driver displayed signs of impairment. Rickett was cited for not exercising due care to avoid a traffic collision.

    Posted on 11/17/2022 10:05:35 AM by DPS\mdbarela

  • AK22119175

    Location: Sutton
    Type: MVC-D Patrol Veh/K9 Track/DUI/Assault 3rd

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/16/2022 at approximately 1954 hours, AST was working a vehicle versus moose collision at mile 59 Glenn Highway when a drunk driver struck the rear of a patrol vehicle.  The trooper observed a pickup truck coming directly at their patrol vehicle and was able to jump into the ditch as the pickup truck struck the patrol vehicle without slowing or moving over.  The truck continued for several hundred yards, coming to a stop on the side of the road where the driver fled on foot.  Troopers successfully tracked the suspect using K9 Blitz, who was taken into custody without incident and identified as Travis Webb, 38 of Palmer.  Webb was remanded at Matsu Pretrial and held without bail on charges of DUI, Assault 3rd LEO, and Criminal Mischief 5th.  All involved parties were uninjured in the incident and the patrol vehicle is likely totaled. 

    Posted on 11/17/2022 1:15:20 AM by DPS\sanorman

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK22119218

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: False Information or Report

    Dispatch Text:

    On November 16th, 2022, at approximately 2238 hours, Fairbanks AST received a report from Shaelene Kameroff-Akaran, age 28 of Fairbanks, that her boyfriend had broken her TV and threw things around her apartment. AST responded. Investigation revealed Shaelene had committed the crime of False Information or Report. She was remanded to FCC.

    Posted on 11/17/2022 2:09:17 AM by DPS\bbschwarz

  • AK22119222

    Location: North Pole
    Type: DV Assault 4, Criminal Misc., and Interfering with the report of a DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/17/22 around 0009 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a 911 hangup form the Nordale/Topeka RD area where loud arguing could be heard in the background. A female was heard saying her husband would not let her leave. Troopers responded and the investigation revealed Zachariah Lawson, 36 years old of North Pole, assaulted his wife and damaged items in the house. It was also discovered that he interfered with the report of a DV. Zachariah was arrested and remanded at FCC for 2 counts of Assault 4, Criminal Mischief 5, and Interfering with the report of a DV. 

    Posted on 11/17/2022 2:14:23 AM by DPS\mcolley

  • AK22119241

    Location: North Pole
    Type: Disturbance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/17/2022 at approximately 0307 hours, Troopers responded to North Pole for a report of a disturbance. Upon further investigation Charles Joseph Erhart, 26, of Fairbanks, was arrested and charged with Vehicle Theft 1st, Attempted Burglary 1st, Assault 4 (DV), Criminal Mischief (DV), DUI, and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test. Erhart was remanded into custody of Fairbanks Correctional Center without Bail. 

    Posted on 11/17/2022 6:57:05 AM by DPS\jbchroniger

  • AK22119471

    Location: ANDERSON
    Type: Assault in the Fourth Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/17/22, at 0935 hours,  an assault occurred in the classroom at Anderson School.  Investigation determined a 16 year old student refused to listen to his teacher during an English class.  The student became hostile towards the teacher and began to show indicators of pre-assaultive behavior.  The student pushed the teacher into the door frame and departed the classroom.  A report will be sent to DJJ for review.   

    Posted on 11/17/2022 6:42:14 PM by DPS\mfhaglin

  • AK22118919

    Location: Tok
    Type: Assault 3 with firearm

    Dispatch Text:

    On November 15, 2022 at about 11:59 PM Alaska State Troopers in Tok received a report of one person having shot a firearm at another person on the Alaska Highway. VPSOs and Troopers responded. Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Martha Hague, age 42 of Northway, for Assault in the Third Degree and 2 counts of Misconduct Involving Weapons in the Fourth Degree. Martha was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center and held without bail per the statewide bail schedule. 

    Posted on 11/17/2022 7:37:42 PM by DPS\sohessler

  • AK22117851

    Location: Nenana
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/12/2022 Troopers received a report of an assault in Nenana. Investigation revealed 32 YOA James Noble assaulted a female. An arrest warrant has been requested for the charge of Assault 4th Degree.

    Posted on 11/17/2022 9:07:13 PM by DPS\omnolywaika

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.