Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Saturday, March 18, 2023

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

A Detachment

  • AK23026746

    Location: Homer
    Type: MVC-D, Driving in Violation of Instruction Permit, & Reckless Driving

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/17/2023 at 2020 hours the Alaska State Troopers received multiple reports of a vehicle which hit a power pole near 11 Mile East End Road in Homer.  Investigation determined a 15-year-old female was driving and hit a power pole causing power to go out to multiple homes in the area.  The juvenile was issued a misdemeanor summons for Driving in Violation of Instruction Permit and Reckless Driving.  

    Posted on 3/18/2023 6:49:27 PM by DPS\dwbozman

B Detachment

  • AK23026868

    Location: Houston
    Type: Criminal Vehicle Crash, Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/18/23 at approximately 1335 hours AST responded to the area of Cheri Lake Dr for a report of a head-on motor vehicle collision.  While AST was responding, it was reported that one driver was fleeing the scene on foot.  EMS responded and transported the other driver for their injuries to Matsu Regional Hospital.  AST located the driver that fled and identified him as Errol Keller, age 53, of Houston.  The investigation revealed Keller had an outstanding warrant for his arrest (for driving on a suspended license, misuse of registration, and no motor vehicle liability insurance, 3PA-21-02227CR) with bail set at $100.  The vehicle Keller was driving crossed the center of the roadway at a high rate of speed and struck a vehicle head-on, in the oncoming lane. 

    Keller was placed under arrest for the above warrant and additionally charged for the following crimes in reference this collision:

    Driving on a suspended license w/previous convictions (6 criminal convictions, 12 non-criminal citations), misuse of registration (using wrong license plates), no motor vehicle liability insurance, driving under the influence (controlled substances), reckless driving, assault 3 (fear) on the other driver, assault 3 (physical injury) on the other driver, and leaving the scene of a collision involving an injury to the other driver.

    After being medically cleared at Matsu Regional Hospital, Keller was remanded to Matsu Pretrial with no set bail. 

    Posted on 3/18/2023 5:03:42 PM by DPS\tjwolff

  • AK23020351

    Location: Sutton
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/17/2023 at approximately 1900 hours, Troopers were dispatched to the 1100 block of N. Wright Way in Sutton for a disturbance. During the investigation, Christopher Gately, a 45-year-old male, was arrested and remanded at Mat-Su Pretrial for his failure to appear warrant.

    Posted on 3/18/2023 5:36:03 AM by DPS\jflloyd

  • AK23026781

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Domestic Violence

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/17/2023, at approximately 2339 hours, Troopers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Roy Road in Wasilla for an in-progress domestic dispute. After investigating the incident, it was determined that Christopher Hess, a 35-year-old male, recklessly caused physical injury to a household member. Christopher was arrested and transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial facility, where he was remanded and held without bail.

    Posted on 3/18/2023 5:42:13 AM by DPS\jflloyd

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK23026784

    Location: North Pole
    Type: Disturbance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/17/2023 at 2116 hours, Alaska State Troopers received multiple reports from Kori Hills reporting a disturbance involving a firearm near Holmes Road in North Pole. Troopers responded to the area contacting multiple individuals involved in three different locations. Investigation revealed no crime had been articulated relating to the initial disturbance report. After further investigation, Cody Lambert was arrested and remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center for his warrant, Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree and Reckless driving. Tammi Selfe was returned back to Fairbanks Correctional Center without charges because her third-party custodian no longer wished to be her third-party custodian.

    Posted on 3/18/2023 12:28:33 AM by DPS\cdbuie

  • AK23026895

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 18 March 2023 at approximately 1317 Alaska State Troopers received a report of a home death in the vicinity of Plack Rd in North Pole. Investigation revealed Duane Mathis age 63 passed away due to unknown reasons. Investigations are ongoing. The next of kin has been notified.

    Posted on 3/18/2023 4:19:07 PM by DPS\esburns

  • AK23026901

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Vehicle Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/18/2023 at approximately 1440 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a past stolen vehicle, located at Fairbanks Street. The caller reported the vehicle as being a blue 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser bearing Alaska license plate LHK607. The vehicle was described as having a TRUMP bumper sticker on the back. Please contact the Alaska State Trooper's Fairbanks Post at (907) 451-5100 if you have any details or information regarding this incident that may lead to the recovery of the vehicle. 


    On March 19, 2023, at approximately 0100 hours, AST responded to the area of Gilmore St to assist Fairbanks Police Department with a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle. The driver was Jessica Roberts (34 y/o) of Fairbanks. Investigation revealed that Jessica had stolen the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the owner. AST arrested and remanded Jessica for Vehicle Theft in the First Degree to FCC and held without bail.

    Posted on 3/18/2023 5:01:23 PM by DPS\cataylor

  • TBD

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Traffic Offense

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/18/2023 at approximately 1730 hours, AST in Fairbanks stopped a vehicle on the Richardson Highway for 118MPH in a posted 60MPH zone. AST located a 5y/o sibling to the driver in the front seat with no child safety device. The driver Vincent Misyuk, age 18 of Fairbanks was issued several citations and the sibling was released to the parents. 

    Posted on 3/18/2023 5:40:49 PM by SOA\dkmassey

  • AK23026883

    Location: Delta Junction
    Type: Traffic Offense

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/18/2023 at approximately 1304 hrs, Delta Junction Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on an SUV for 104 mph in a 65 mph zone.  Investigation revealed that Qi Chen age 22 of New Jersey failed to stop at the direction of a peace office and subsequently issued a summons to appear in court. 

    Posted on 3/18/2023 6:55:51 PM by DPS\jjcook

  • AK23026993

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/18/2023 at approximately 2051 hours, AST responded to a residence near VFW St. for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Robin Guard, age 53 of Fairbanks assaulted her boyfriend. Robin was remanded at FCC. 

    Posted on 3/18/2023 11:12:53 PM by DPS\dkmassey

  • AK23026978

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4 x2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/18/2023 at 2014 hours Alaska State Troopers, Fairbanks Post, responded to a report of a Disturbance in the Fairbanks area. Investigation revealed Frederick Huntington (age 36) assaulted two family members in the home. Frederick was taken into custody without incident and remanded at the Fairbanks Correctional Center on multiple misdemeanor charges.

    Posted on 3/18/2023 11:55:30 PM by DPS\sbshannon

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.