Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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

A Detachment

  • AK23024477

    Location: Anchor Point
    Type: MVC - Pedestrian Injury, Assault 1, Felony DUI, Felony Refusal, Leaving the Scene of MVC with Injuries

    Dispatch Text:

    On March 11, 2023, at 5:30 pm, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle crash with injuries at a residence in Happy Valley. Investigation showed that Donald Baker, age 60 of Kasilof, had been in an argument with another man. During the argument, the other man was in front of Baker’s vehicle and Baker drove forward causing him to be pinned between Baker’s vehicle and another vehicle. The victim received serious injuries during the incident and was medevacked to an Anchorage hospital. Baker, who was intoxicated, fled the scene in the vehicle. Baker was later contacted by troopers and arrested. He was remanded on charges including Assault 1st, Felony DUI, Felony Refusal, Leaving the scene of an MVC involving injuries, and Driving with License Revoked (DWLR). The investigation is ongoing. 

    Posted on 3/15/2023 10:14:20 AM by DPS\jsdougherty

B Detachment

  • AK23025713

    Location: Butte
    Type: Fail to Stop, Assault 3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/15/2023, at approximately 0415 hours, AST attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a sedan traveling on the Old Glenn Highway in Palmer. The sedan failed to stop at the direction of a peace officer and continued to travel throughout the area in speeds of excess over 100mph before ultimately getting stuck trying to climb a hill on a snow-covered back road. The driver, T.N., age 16 of Palmer, was ultimately arrested for Failure to Stop at the Direction of a Peace Officer and Assault 3 for placing a passenger of the vehicle in fear of imminent serious physical injury by means of a dangerous instrument. T.N. was remanded to the Mat-Su Pre-Trail Youth Facility.

    Posted on 3/15/2023 7:21:21 AM by DPS\krklingen

  • AK23025706

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DV Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/15/2023, at approximately 0104 hours, AST was dispatched to the Wasilla Police Department for a reported assault. AST arrived and interviewed an involved party. AST then proceeded to make contact with the other party involved at a residence. An investigation was completed, and Andrew Workman (Age 52 of Wasilla) was subsequently arrested for Domestic Violence Assault in the 4th Degree. Workman was remanded at Mat-Su Pretrial, where he is being held without bond until arraignment. 

    Posted on 3/15/2023 4:11:17 AM by DPS\jdfergin-kuehnl

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK23025683

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On March 14, 2023, at approximately 2218 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks were notified of an assault in the Fairbanks area. Investigation revealed Kacey Cryer of Fairbanks physically assaulted a family member approximately three weeks ago and again today. Kacey was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center and charged with Assault in the 2nd and Assault in the 4th.

    Posted on 3/15/2023 2:48:36 AM by DPS\mmgho

  • AK23025712

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/15/2023 at approximately 0130 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a third-party report of a silver Toyota driving Eastbound on Geist Rd, failing to maintain its lane, crossing over the center line into oncoming traffic. At approximately 0146 hours the Alaska State Troopers located the vehicle near Yukon Drive and conducted a Traffic stop. The sole occupant and driver was identified as Anton Rubstov (24) of Russia. The Alaska State Troopers conducted a DUI investigation revealing Anton to be under the influence with a BrAC of 0.129. Subsequently, Anton was arrested and remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center on one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.  

    Posted on 3/15/2023 7:16:53 AM by DPS\cmseminario

  • AK23018465

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest x2

    Dispatch Text:

    On March 15, 2023 the Alaska State Troopers Criminal Suppression Unit (CSU) located Willy-Joe Bachelder (Age 34 of Fairbanks) and Chantell Dollison (age 25 ) of Fairbanks during a traffic stop on the Steese HighwaY / College Rd.  CSU had been looking for Batchelder due to his outstanding felony no bail arrest warrant, for failing to remand to jail to serve time following his conviction for Escape in the Third Degree and Violating Conditions of Release.  

    Dollison was arrested on a felony $10,000 warrant for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree.  

    Both parties were remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center where Batchelder will serve his sentence and Dollison will be held on $10,000 bail pending her trial.

    Posted on 3/15/2023 4:03:13 PM by DPS\smcafee

  • AK23024863

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On March 15, 2023 the Alaska State Trooper's Criminal Suppression Unit (CSU) located Amanda Baron (age 31 of Fairbanks) at the Holiday Gas Station on Peger Rd.  Baron had an outstanding $10,000 warrant for her arrest for felony probation violation on original charge of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree.   Baron was placed under arrest and remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center where she is being held on $10,000.

    Posted on 3/15/2023 4:07:31 PM by DPS\smcafee

  • AK23025814

    Location: Coldfoot
    Type: Death Investagation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/15/2023 at approximately 0140 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were notified of a death at approximately mile 88 of the Dalton Highway.  Members of the Fairbanks Rural Services Unit responded to the scene.  Investigation revealed 57-year-old Ernest D. Heath of Fairbanks had passed away.  No indication of foul play was found on scene and Heath’s next of kin was notified of the death. Heath’s body was transported to Fairbanks and sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy due to being an unattended death. 

    Posted on 3/15/2023 4:39:11 PM by DPS\jkkimura

  • AK23026001

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Deceased Person

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/15/2023 at approximately 17:54 hours, Troopers were dispatched to 3714 Swenson Ave about a deceased person. Trooper's investigation determined that the decedent passed away from natural causes. The body was handed over to Fairbanks Funeral Home.

    Posted on 3/15/2023 11:54:30 PM by DPS\oamodestoOrdonez

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.