Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Friday, March 29, 2024

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

A Detachment ...No news reported.

B Detachment

  • AK24028905

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/29/2024, Court Services Officers assigned to Palmer Judicial Services arrested Bruce N Hess, age 61 from Palmer. Hess had two active warrants for his arrest for failure to appear for a pre-trial conference hearing on 03/26/24. Hess was remanded to Mat Su Pretrial. 

    Posted on 3/29/2024 11:37:26 AM by DPS\mtshelley

  • AK23001903

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/29/24 at approximately 1445 hours, Court Service Officers with Palmer Judicial Services arrested Elijah Cruthers, age 27, of Palmer for an outstanding arrest warrant for Promoting Contraband in the First Degree, and Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Degree. Cruthers was served with the warrant while in-custody at the Spring Creek Correctional Center on unrelated charges. Bail was set at $500 cash appearance.   

    Posted on 3/29/2024 3:32:51 PM by DPS\mtshelley

  • AK24028852

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Misuse Plates

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/29/2024 at approximately 0000 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a red Chevrolet Cobalt on Church Road near That Road for speeding.  Investigation determined the driver, Richmond Orem, age 42 of North Pole knowingly attached the improper plates to the vehicle.  Orem was issued an AUC with a mandatory court date and released.  The plates were removed and returned to the DMV.

    Posted on 3/29/2024 7:41:20 PM by DPS\sanorman

  • AK24027843

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Missing Person - Homicide

    Dispatch Text:

    On March 26, 2024, Alaska State Troopers responded to Big Lake for the report of a missing person. A preliminary investigation revealed Richard Proveaux, age 40 of Wasilla, went missing under suspicious circumstances.  The Alaska Bureau of Investigation South-Central Major Crimes Unit responded. Their investigation determined Proveaux was murdered on his property and then his remains were hidden nearby.  ABI identified the suspect as James Milton Simpson, age 40 of Wasilla.  On March 29, 2024, the Alaska State Troopers obtained an arrest warrant for Simpson for the original charges of Murder in the 1st Degree and Murder in the 2nd Degree.  In cooperation with the US Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, Simpson was contacted and arrested without incident in Big Lake.  Simpson was transported to Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer and held on $100,000 cash-only bail. 

    Posted on 3/29/2024 9:26:51 PM by DPS\jfreeman1

  • AK24029199

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DV Crim. Misch. 5th Degree

    Dispatch Text:

                On 3/29/2024 at approximately 1845 hours AST was dispatched to Wasilla in reference to a damage to property. Investigations revealed that Benjamin Benton YOA 39 of Wasilla committed the crime of DV Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree. Benjamin was arrested and remanded at Matsu Pre-Trial where he was held on no bail.

    Posted on 3/29/2024 9:53:22 PM by DPS\mlalkarmy

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK24028776

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/29/2024, Troopers received a report advising that Leonard Chickalusion brandished a knife at the victim. Charges were forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for review.

    Posted on 3/29/2024 12:27:48 AM by DPS\oamodestoOrdonez

  • AK24028854

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On the morning of March 29, Troopers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Van Horn and Peger Rd. Investigation revealed that the driver, Grace Johnson, was operating while under the influence. She was arrested and remanded to FCC.

    Posted on 3/29/2024 7:26:28 AM by DPS\arurban

  • AK24028863

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest/MIW

    Dispatch Text:

    On the morning of March 29, 2024, Troopers stopped out with a vehicle parked in the area of Peger and Davis. Investigation revealed that 17yo JC had a warrant for his arrest and had committed the crime of Misconduct Involving Weapons.

    Posted on 3/29/2024 7:32:35 AM by DPS\arurban

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.