Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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

A Detachment ...No news reported.

B Detachment

  • AK22121141

    Location: Tazlina
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/22/2022 at approximately 1409 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop on a green GMC pickup truck for speeding. The driver was identified as Sam George, age 44 of Cantwell by his AK ID. Investigation revealed George was driving under the influence of alcohol and was placed under arrest for DUI. George provided a sample of his breath on the Datamaster resulting in .231 BrAC. George was released with a date to appear in court. 

    Posted on 11/22/2022 3:54:55 PM by DPS\glstephens

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK22120665

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DV Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On November 21, 2022, at approximately 1201 hours, Fairbanks AST received a 911 call reporting a disturbance near south Fairbanks. Investigation revealed Kathleen Herzner assaulted her ex-boyfriend during an argument. Kathleen was arrested and remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center on an assault charge.

    Posted on 11/22/2022 6:35:48 AM by DPS\jdschoeffel

  • AK22120234

    Location: Tok
    Type: Burglary 1, Burglary 2, Theft 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11/19/2022 AST received a report of a burglary and theft near Northway. Over a 3-day period AST attempted to locate and interview the primary suspect who was actively avoiding law enforcement. On 11/22/2022, Byron Torres was located and arrested in Tok after investigation showed there was probable cause he stole items from the cabin and surrounding structures. Byron was transported to FCC and charged with Burglary 1, Burglary 2, and Theft 2.

    Posted on 11/22/2022 7:50:24 PM by DPS\tmrosario

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

  • AK22114239

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 11-22-22, at 1235 hours, Troopers assigned to BHP, Patrol and Investigations responded to a business on the Palmer Wasilla Hwy in an attempt to locate Corey Cottrell, age 32, of Wasilla.  Corey had three active warrants for his arrest for charges to include multiple counts of Theft 2nd degree, fraudulent use of a access card, fail to stop at the direction of a peace officer in the 1st degree, VCOR and theft 1st degree.  Corey was located in front of the business and upon seeing Troopers, fled on foot.  After a brief foot chase Corey was taken into custody without incident.  A female, who also ran with Corey, was also detained and identified as Janette Salmon, age 38, of Wasilla.  Janette was also wanted and had two active warrants for her arrest for the original charges of theft in the 2nd degree.  Both Corey and Janette were arrested for their warrants and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial.  Corey was held on a total of $9500 cash bail with a requirement to be seen by the court prior to release for conditions of release to be set.  Janette was held for time to be served for her first warrant while the second had its bail set at $1500 cash.

    Posted on 11/22/2022 4:09:04 PM by DPS\prfrederick

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

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