Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, March 25, 2021

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

A Detachment

  • AK21030738

    Location: Seward
    Type: DV Assault 4, Harassment 1, Assault 3 X2, Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/24/2021 at 2310 Seward AST received a 911 call reporting Rickie Rome (59) of Seward was threatening other occupants of the residence with an axe. Investigation found Rome had physically assaulted a household family member and threatened his neighbors with an axe. Rome was arrested for DV Assault 4, Harassment 1, Assault 3 X2, and Assault 4. Rome was remanded at Seward Jail with no bail.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 10:56:56 AM by SOA\bvstrachan

  • AK21030698

    Location: Seward
    Type: DV Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/24/2021 at 2035 Seward AST responded to a reported disturbance. Investigation found Victoria Piro (21) had physically assaulted a family member and was arrested for DV Assault 4. She was remanded at Seward Jail with no bail.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 11:00:34 AM by SOA\bvstrachan

  • AK21030987

    Location: Ketchikan
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/25/2021 at about 2000 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted and arrested Cheri Henson, age 36 of Ketchikan on two outstanding warrants stemming from the original charges of VCOR.  Henson was remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center with bail set at $6,000. 

    Posted on 3/25/2021 11:50:56 PM by DPS\jpbeaudoin

B Detachment ...No news reported.

C Detachment

  • AK21029756

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: 911 Hang-up

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/22/2021 at approximately 1500, Alaska State Troopers received a 911 hang-up.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:26:55 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21029481

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Assist Agency

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/22/2021 at approximately 0113, Alaska State Troopers assisted Kodiak PD.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:27:15 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21029533

    Location: Newhalen
    Type: Assist Public

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/22/2021 at approximately 0857, Alaska State Troopers assisted an individual.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:27:31 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21029710

    Location: Pedro Bay
    Type: Assist Public

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/22/2021 at approximately 1349, Alaska State Troopers assisted an individual.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:27:49 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21029805

    Location: Stebbins
    Type: Assist Public

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/22/2021 at approximately 1608, Alaska State Troopers assisted an individual.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:28:05 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21029506

    Location: Stebbins
    Type: Disturbance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/22/2021 at approximately 0607, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:28:19 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21029630

    Location: Norton Sound Region
    Type: Liquor Laws

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/22/2021 at approximately 1142, Alaska State Troopers received a report of an individual violating the liquor laws.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:28:33 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • TBA

    Location: Various
    Type: Serve Court Documents

    Dispatch Text:

    AK21029595 Serve Court Documents 3/22/2021 10:49 Little Diomede
    AK21029759 Serve Court Documents 3/22/2021 15:09 Anchorage
    AK21029764 Serve Court Documents 3/22/2021 15:19 Anchorage
    AK21029768 Serve Court Documents 3/22/2021 15:24 Anchorage
    AK21029777 Serve Court Documents 3/22/2021 15:28 Anchorage

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:28:56 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21029931

    Location: Norton Sound Region
    Type: Sexual assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/22/2021 at approximately 2252, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Sexual Assault. Investigation ongoing.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:29:15 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21029615

    Location: Nome
    Type: Welfare Check

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/22/2021 at approximately 1113, Alaska State Troopers received a welfare check request.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:29:29 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21030272

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: 911 Hang-up

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/23/2021 at approximately 1908, Alaska State Troopers received a 911 hang-up.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:29:55 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21030162

    Location: Women's Bay
    Type: Animal call

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/23/2021 at approximately 1304, Alaska State Troopers received an Animal Call.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:30:14 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21030185

    Location: Pedro Bay
    Type: Assist Medical

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/23/2021 at approximately 1509, Alaska State Troopers assisted an individual obtain medical care.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:30:27 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21030109

    Location: Brevig Mission
    Type: Civil Issue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/23/2021 at approximately 1317, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a civil matter.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:30:42 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21030298

    Location: Norton Sound Region
    Type: Deceased person

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/23/2021 at approximately 2020, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a deceased person.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:31:10 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21030268

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Drugs

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/23/2021 at approximately 1831, Alaska State Troopers received a report of drug paraphernalia found by an individual on the street.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:31:31 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21030016

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Drugs

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/23/2021 at approximately 0818, Alaska State Troopers arrested Lacey Compton, 42 YOA of Kodiak, on an Arrest Warrant.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:31:50 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21030232

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Missing person

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/23/2021 at approximately 1505, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a missing person. Shortly after the report, Troopers were advised the individual was found.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:32:58 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21030241

    Location: Nome
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/23/2021 at approximately 1703, Alaska State Troopers received a SOS from a SOS beacon activation.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:33:21 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21030316

    Location: Stebbins
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/23/2021 at approximately 2124, Alaska State Troopers received a report of 2 individuals who did not make it to their destinations. Local SAR teams located the individuals and all are okay.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:33:44 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK21030131

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Violate Conditions

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/23/2021 at approximately 1400, Alaska State Troopers arrested Bryan Wise, 49 YOA of Kodiak, on an Arrest Warrant.

    Posted on 3/25/2021 8:34:06 AM by DPS\tlfirch

D Detachment

  • AK21030628

    Location: Mile 11 Dalton Highway
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/24/21 at approximately 0812 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received information about a commercial vehicle rollover at mile 11 of the Dalton Highway. Investigation revealed the driver, Kendall Baukol 47 years old of Fairbanks, experienced a medical emergency causing his vehicle to drive off the road. Baukol’s tractor trailer exited the roadway at low speeds. Baukol was found deceased in the cab. No foul play is suspected. 

    Posted on 3/25/2021 12:17:05 PM by DPS\jmmoore

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers ...No news reported.

AK Bureau of Investigation

  • AK21030754

    Location: Anchorage
    Type: Expected Inmate Death

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/25/2021 at approximately 0337 hours, the Alaska Bureau of Investigation–Major Crimes Unit received a report of an expected inmate death at the Anchorage Correctional Complex-East. Investigation determined that Inmate Ward “Chopper” Ellingsworth, age 58, of Oregon, died of natural causes. Comfort One paperwork was on file.  No foul play is suspected.   

    Posted on 3/25/2021 10:14:19 AM by DPS\cglong

AK Bureau of Highway Patrol ...No news reported.

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

AK Div of Fire and Life Safety

  • AK21027586

    Location: Port Protection
    Type: Residential Fire- Missing Person

    Dispatch Text:

    Update 3/25: The State Medical Examiner has positively identified the human remains as 75-year-old Port Protection resident Gary Muehlberger. Next of kin have been notified.

    Update 3/22: On 3/17 Alaska State Troopers in Southeast, Alaska responded to Port Protection and on 3/18 a Deputy Fire Marshal from Anchorage arrived in Port Protection to conduct an investigation into the cause and origin of the fire. During their examination of the burned structure, human remains were located. The remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner in Anchorage for positive identification. The Deputy Fire Marshal has ruled the fire as accidental.

    PHOTO: Alaska State Trooper Ryan extinguishes a hotspot on 3/17/21.
    PHOTO: Deputy Fire Marshal Rocheleau inspects fire debris during the investigation as to the cause of the fire.

     

    Original: On 3/17/2021 at approximately 1130 hours, AST received a report from the community of Port Protection regarding a fully engulfed residential fire with one person unaccounted for. The owner of the residence, Gary Muehlberger, 75, has not been seen since prior to the fire. Deputy Fire Marshals, with the assistance of AST and AWT, are responding to Port Protection to investigate.

    Posted on 3/19/2021 12:08:41 PM by DPS\mapeters . Edited on 3/25/2021 3:19:22 PM by DPS\ajmcdaniel