Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Saturday, March 27, 2021

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

A Detachment

  • AK21031657

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/27/2021 Alaska State Troopers performed a welfare check on a Dodge Ram that was parked on the shoulder with it's hazards on at mile 18.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. Investigation revealed the driver Coral Holmes, age 23 of Kenai, was driving under the influence. Holmes was arrested for DUI and remanded at Wildwood Pretrial.

    Posted on 3/27/2021 4:38:28 AM by DPS\bcglenn

  • AK21031658

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/27/2021, at approximately 0148 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop for moving violations in Soldotna.  Investigation revealed the operator of the vehicle, Piercen J. Sproul, age 21 of Soldotna, was impaired by alcoholic beverages.  He was arrested for driving under the influence. He was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial. 

    Posted on 3/27/2021 5:14:49 AM by DPS\jlmiller1

  • AK21031582

    Location: Nikiski
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/26/2021 at approximately 2038 hours, Soldotna AST made a traffic stop in Nikiski On the Kenai Spur Hwy. Investigation revealed the driver Gregory Kisor 56, of Nikiski had been driving under the influence. Kisor was arrested and remanded at Wildwood Pretrial on a charge of DUI.

    Posted on 3/27/2021 6:52:40 AM by DPS\tmharris

  • AK21031670

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/27/2021 at approximately 0325 hours, Soldotna AST made a traffic stop on a vehicle near Sports Lake and Kenai Spur Hwy in Soldotna. Investigation revealed Neil Marion 27, of Soldotna was driving under the influence. Marion was arrested and remanded at Wildwood Pretrial on a charge of DUI. 

    Posted on 3/27/2021 6:55:35 AM by DPS\tmharris

B Detachment

  • AK21031819

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Avalanche Death

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/27/21 at approximately 1411 hours AST received a report of an avalanche near Matanuska Glacier, between Palmer and Glennallen.  One skier, identified as Erin Lee, age 40, of Fairbanks, was transported to Mat-Su Regional Hospital via helicopter where she was pronounced deceased.  Next of kin have been notified. 

     

     

    Posted on 3/27/2021 7:01:45 PM by DPS\tjwolff

  • AK21031846

    Location: Talkeetna
    Type: DVPO violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/27/2021 at approximately 1419 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report that Roger Boss, age 46 of Talkeetna, was near a residence on Winterset Drive in Talkeetna where his Domestic Violence Protective Order, ordered him to stay away from. Investigation revealed Boss was in violation of the protective order and was arrested. Boss was remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial where he was held with no bail.

    Posted on 3/27/2021 7:47:53 PM by DPS\qtnardini

  • AK21031607

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Assault; Disorderly Conduct; Drunk on Licensed Premises

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/26/21 at 2217 hours, AST responded to the Big Lake Tesoro for the report of an intoxicated male causing a disturbance. AST contacted Mikyle Sumstad, age 21 of Big Lake, and he was arrested for the original charges of Disorderly Conduct and Drunk on a Licensed Premises. While transporting Sumstad to jail, the transporting Trooper observed Sumstad to be unresponsive in the back of the patrol vehicle and stopped the vehicle to check on him. Sumstad then began to fight with the Trooper causing physical injury to the Trooper. Sumstad was charged with the additional charges of Assault in the 4th Degree and another count of Disorderly Conduct. He was remanded into custody at the MSPT facility in Palmer and held without bail.

    Posted on 3/27/2021 4:44:27 AM by DPS\lephillips

  • AK21031504

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Felony Assault; Disorderly Conduct

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/26/21 at 1553 hours, AST received a report of a female running at a vehicle with a tire iron at Three Bears on Pittman Road. Investigation revealed Brandi Slover, age 38 of Wasilla, had assaulted three individuals with a dangerous instrument. Slover was remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial, on three charges of Assault in the Third degree and an additional charge of Disorderly Conduct, where she is currently being held without bail.

    Posted on 3/27/2021 4:48:00 AM by DPS\lephillips

  • AK21031215

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Criminal Mischief; Attempted Arson

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/26/2021 at 0137, AST responded to a domestic disturbance on Quartz Circle in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Monica Pereira, age 46 of Wasilla, had destroyed many items at the residence and poured gasoline inside a family member's vehicle. Monica was arrested for the original charges of Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree and Attempted Arson in the 3rd Degree. She was transported to the MSPT facility in Palmer where she was remanded into custody and held without bail.

     

    Posted on 3/27/2021 4:54:07 AM by DPS\lephillips

  • AK21031127

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Driving While License Suspended

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/25/21 at 1922 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop on a blue Chevy Aveo near the intersection of the Parks Highway and Johnson Road in Wasilla. The driver was identified as Kristopher Simpson, age 38 of Meadow Lakes. Investigation revealed Simpson was operating a vehicle with a suspended license. Simpson was issued a misdemeanor citation with a mandatory court date and released on his own recognizance.

    Posted on 3/27/2021 4:58:16 AM by DPS\lephillips

  • AK21031626

    Location: Palmer
    Type: DUI; Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/26/21 at 2307 hours, AST responded to the area of the Parks Highway and Trunk Road for the report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Arjan Marke, age 50 of Anchorage, assaulted a person and was driving under the influence of alcohol. Marke was arrested for the original charges of DUI and Assault in the 4th Degree. He was transported to the MSPT facility in Palmer where he was remanded into custody and held without bail.

    Posted on 3/27/2021 5:02:46 AM by DPS\lephillips

  • AK21031654

    Location: Palmer
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/27/21 at 0110 hours, AST observed an intoxicated female attempting to drive away from a location near the Parks Highway and Trunk Road in Palmer. Investigation revealed Lori Stone, age 47 of Wasilla, was driving under the influence and she was arrested for the original charge of DUI. After DUI processing, Stone was released O/R with a mandatory court appearance at a later date.

    Posted on 3/27/2021 5:06:15 AM by DPS\lephillips

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK21016581

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On March 27, 2021 at approximately 1415 hours, AST received a report of a wanted person at the Fred Meyers in Fairbanks. AST responded to the scene and contacted Desirae Sam, age 30 of Fairbanks. Desirae had a $250 bail. Desirae was remanded to FCC. 

    Posted on 3/27/2021 4:04:37 PM by DPS\dcbrooks

  • AK21031914

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Criminal Mischief 3, Criminal Trespass 2

    Dispatch Text:

    On March 27, 2021 at approximately 2058 hours AST received a report of a disturbance at a restaurant on College Rd in Fairbanks. The caller stated that a male was laying in the lobby and kicking a glass door. AST responded to the scene and contacted the male, identified as John Born age 37 of North Pole. AST observed the door to be shattered and John to be cut from the glass. John was charged with Criminal Mischief 3 and Criminal Trespass 2. He was arrested and remanded to FCC where he was held without bail awaiting arraignment. Alcohol was considered a factor.

    Posted on 3/27/2021 11:34:56 PM by DPS\dcbrooks

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK21029070

    Location: Lake Louise
    Type: sport fishing without a license

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/20/21, Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Dakota Rood age 21 of Wasilla for sport fishing without a license. 

    Posted on 3/27/2021 9:49:47 AM by DPS\jmmcginnis

  • AK20051314

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Commercial Fishing Violations

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/12/21, Dillingham AWT cited CFEC permit holders Malcolm Upton, age 26 of Togiak, and Phil Bavilla, age 46 also of Togiak, following an investigation into commercial fishing violations that occurred during the 2020 Bristol Bay fishery.  On 7/25/20, Upton was contacted in the Togiak District operating two 50 fathom set gillnets that fished during a closed period.  The corkline, buoys, and fishing site for the second net were not marked as required by regulation.  Investigation showed the CFEC permit holder for the second net was Phil Bavilla, however Bavilla was not present at the fishing site during Upton’s operation of his gear as required by regulation.  Investigation also showed Bavilla’s net had not been picked for some time and the salmon taken in the net were spoiled and unsuitable for commercial sale.  The fish from Upton’s net were salvaged but half were sold using the permit of a third CFEC permit holder, who was not present at the time of delivery as required by regulation.   

    On 8/16/20, Dillingham AWT was in the Togiak District again following complaints of a commercial set gillnet wasting salmon.  AWT located an unattended set gillnet containing many heavily scavenged and spoiled salmon.  The corkline, buoys, and fishing site were not marked as required by regulation, and the net was commercial fishing during a closed period. Investigation showed the CFEC permit holder responsible for the net was Phil Bavilla.    

    Following the investigation Bavilla was cited for 2 counts of Waste of Salmon, 2 counts of Commercial Fishing Closed Period, 2 counts of Failure to Identify Stationary Fishing Gear, 2 counts of Fail to Mark Gillnet Corks, and 2 counts of Fail to Mark Gillnet Buoys.  Upton was cited for, Waste of Salmon, Commercial fishing Closed Period, Supplying False Information on a Fish Ticket, and Employing Unlicensed Crew.   Arraignments were scheduled for 4/19/21 in the Dillingham District Court. 

    Posted on 3/27/2021 3:30:27 PM by DPS\jdwittkop

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.