Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Friday, March 18, 2022

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

A Detachment

  • AK22026142

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: First Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On March 18, 2021, at approximately 0001 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop on a gray Ford F-150 driven by 34-year-old Ryan Zink of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Zink was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and had left a young child unattended at his residence. Zink was arrested for DUI and First degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 7:20:51 AM by DPS\nerobles

  • AK22025398

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    Deryk Lepoidevin, age 38 of Juneau, was arrested on two outstanding arrest warrants for failing to appear in court on original charges of Vehicle Theft in the First Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree.  Lepoidevin was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional center on $550.00 bail.   

    Posted on 3/18/2022 3:45:43 PM by DPS\cjumbs

B Detachment

  • Department of Public Safety Advisory

    Location: Mat-Su Valley

    Advisory Text:

    The Alaska State Troopers, Palmer Police Department, and Wasilla Police Department have responded to several suspected overdoses this week in the Mat-Su area. Law enforcement believe that a lethal batch of heroin is currently circulating in the Mat-Su, causing the rise in overdose events. At this time, at least six people are believed to have died as a result of this suspected batch of heroin, and at least 17 other overdose emergencies have been reported to law enforcement.

    While the use of illegal drugs such as heroin is always discouraged, law enforcement encourages anyone that uses illegal drugs in the Mat-Su area to take extra caution at this time due to high levels of potency in current circulation. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Service’s Project Hope provides Narcan free of charge, which can help reverse an overdose; you can locate a distribution site and learn more at: https://dhss.alaska.gov/osmap/Pages/hope.aspx

    Law enforcement officers in South Central Alaska are aggressively investigating the source of these illicit narcotics. If you or anyone that you know has any information about drug trafficking in the Mat-Su area, please call Alaska State Troopers at (907) 352-5401, or to remain anonymous, submit a tip on the AKtips smartphone app or online at: https://www.tip411.com/alerts/81954.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 9:18:35 AM by DPS\ajmcdaniel

C Detachment

  • AK22026026

    Location: Brevig Mission
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/17/22 at approximately 17:46, Alaska State Troopers received a report of an Assault. The investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:13:45 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22026137

    Location: Kiana
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/17/22 at approximately 23:38, Alaska State Troopers received a report of an Assault. The investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:15:16 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025628

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Assist Agency

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/16/22 at approximately 19:11, Alaska State Troopers received a request for an Agency Assist.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:15:42 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025734

    Location: Saint Michael
    Type: Collision Vehicle

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/16/22 at approximately 16:30, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a single ATV Collision involving two individuals. Both were medevacked to ANMC with injuries. The investigation is ongoing and alcohol is suspected as being a factor.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:16:13 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22026110

    Location: Saint Michael
    Type: Disturbance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/17/22 at approximately 21:25, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Disturbance.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:16:56 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025571

    Location: Larsen Bay
    Type: Disturbance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/16/22 at approximately 15:41, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Disturbance. Investigation revealed that no crime was being reported.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:17:23 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025627

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: REDDI report

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/16/22 at approximately 18:21, Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI Report. Upon investigation, Shannon Kitka 39 YOA and Loren Peterson 38 YOA of Kodiak were arrested.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:17:51 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025941

    Location: HS Area
    Type: Sexual assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/17/22 at approximately 14:34, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Sexual Assault. The investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:18:27 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025435

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Theft, non-vehicle

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/16/22 at approximately 11:47, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Non-Vehicle related Theft.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:18:54 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025788

    Location: Dillingham
    Type: Transport Prisoner

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/16/22 at approximately 8:45, Alaska State Troopers conducted a Prisoner Transport of four individuals from Dillingham Correctional Center to Anchorage.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:19:26 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025762

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Violate Conditions

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/17/22 at approximately 9:42, Alaska State Troopers arrested Wayne Buck 43 YOA of Kodiak on VCOR.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:20:06 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025514

    Location: Larsen Bay
    Type: Violation of conditions

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/16/22 at approximately 14:17, Alaska State Troopers received a report of an individual in Violation of their Conditions.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:20:39 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025317

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Welfare check

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/16/22 at approximately 2:19, Alaska State Troopers worked with KPD to conduct a Welfare Check.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:21:14 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025674

    Location: Nome
    Type: Welfare check

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/16/22 at approximately 23:14, Alaska State Troopers received a request to conduct a Welfare Check on an overdue individual. The investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:21:43 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • TBA

    Location: TBA
    Type: Serve Court Documents

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/16-17/2022, Alaska State Troopers served or attempted service of various court documents to include but not limited to: summonses, subpoenas, evictions, DVPOs, and stalking orders.

    AK22025487 Serve Court Documents 3/16/2022 13:50 Kodiak
    AK22025855 Serve Court Documents 3/17/2022 12:57 Kodiak
    AK22025868 Serve Court Documents 3/17/2022 13:16 Kodiak

    Posted on 3/18/2022 12:23:34 PM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22024905

    Location: Stebbins
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/14/22 at approximately 23:04, Alaska State Troopers received a report of an Assault. The investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 8:54:05 AM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22024616

    Location: Cold Bay
    Type: Assist Agency

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/14/22 at approximately 10:32, Alaska State Troopers received a request for an Agency Assist from the USCG. Further investigation revealed that AST assistance was no longer needed, and this incident has since been closed.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 8:54:30 AM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22024892

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Fire

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/14/22 at approximately 19:39, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Fire. Upon investigation, it was discovered to be a controlled burn, and KPD was handling the situation.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 8:54:52 AM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22024777

    Location: Brevig Mission
    Type: Patrol Request

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/14/22 at approximately 15:55, Alaska State Troopers conducted a Patrol per Request.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 8:55:14 AM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22024839

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: REDDI report

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/14/22 at approximately 18:51, Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI Report.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 8:55:37 AM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22024824

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Suspicious circumstances

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/14/22 at approximately 17:45, Alaska State Troopers received a report of Suspicious Circumstances.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 8:56:00 AM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22024728

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Suspicious Circumstances

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/14/22 at approximately 14:06, Alaska State Troopers received a report of Suspicious Circumstances. Upon investigation, it was determined that no crime exists at this time. This incident has since been closed.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 8:56:28 AM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025252

    Location: Savoonga
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/15/22 at approximately 19:56, Alaska State Troopers received a report of an Assault. The investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 8:57:45 AM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025267

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Assist Public

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/15/22 at approximately 17:00, Alaska State Troopers assisted in a Public Matter.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 8:58:07 AM by DPS\irkafar

  • AK22025276

    Location: Stebbins
    Type: Disturbance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/15/22 at approximately 21:41, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Disturbance. The incident has since been closed by investigation.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 8:58:39 AM by DPS\irkafar

  • TBA

    Location: TBA
    Type: Serve Court Documents

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/15/22, Alaska State Troopers served or attempted service of various court documents to include but not limited to: summonses, subpoenas, evictions, DVPOs, and stalking orders.

    AK22024963 Serve Court Documents 3/15/2022 8:39 Kodiak
    AK22025063 Serve Court Documents 3/15/2022 12:06 Kodiak

    Posted on 3/18/2022 9:00:12 AM by DPS\irkafar

D Detachment

  • AK22025371

    Location: Nulato
    Type: Criminal Mischief 3, Unlawful Contact X 2, Criminal Trespass 1 X 2, VCOR X 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/16/22 at 0946 hours Tribal Police Officer Joseph Turner Sr reported to the Alaska State Troopers at Galena Post he received a report Anthony Semaken Jr, age 35 of Nulato was chopping open the door to Harold Sommer's residence in Nulato.  On 3/16/22 at 1600 hours Alaska State Troopers from Galena Post arrested Anthony Semaken Jr without incident at a residence in Nulato for Criminal Mischief 3, Unlawful Contact 1 X 2, Criminal Trespass 1 X 2, and VCOR X 2 and remanded him at FCC on no bail.

    Posted on 3/18/2022 11:39:43 AM by DPS\ranunley

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.