Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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

A Detachment

  • AK20015245

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Terroristic Threatening Second Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/2/2020 at approximately 2100 hours, Soldotna AST responded to multiple disturbances in the Soldotna and Kenai areas.  Subsequent investigation and with assistance of the Kenai Police Department, Andrew Malone, age 30 of Kenai, was taken in to custody on a single charge of Terroristic Threatening in the second degree.  Malone was remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility where he was held without bail pending arraignment. 

    Posted on 3/3/2020 5:47:48 AM by DPS\rlhunter

  • AK20015312

    Location: Moose Pass
    Type: Motor Vehicle Collision

    Dispatch Text:

    On March 3, 2020 at approximately 8:51am, the Soldotna Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a Motor Vehicle Collision at Mile 52 of the Seward Highway.  Investigation revealed that a sedan being driven by George Napoka, 19 years old of Nikiski, crossed the centerline of the highway and collided with a semi-truck.  Napoka was airlifted to Anchorage with life threatening injuries.  Next of Kin has been notified.  Investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 3/3/2020 3:42:07 PM by DPS\cbjoslin

B Detachment

  • AK20015357

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Theft 2, Criminal Mischief 5

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3-3-20 at approximately 0909 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft in the area of South Big Lake Road in Big Lake. A light bar was taken from the owner’s vehicle, locks cut off a trailer, and a full toolbox and moving dolly were taken from inside the trailer. Total theft and damages are approximately $2500. Investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333. 

    Posted on 3/3/2020 4:47:55 PM by DPS\seschmidt

  • AK20015339

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/03/2020 at approximately 1024 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted Clarence Ballot, age 23 of Noorvik, at a residence on Alaska Street in Palmer. Ballot was arrested on a warrant for the original charge of Terroristic Threatening II. Ballot was remanded to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and held on $2000 bail.

    Posted on 3/3/2020 1:36:46 PM by DPS\rranderson

  • AK20015251

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault 4th DV, Criminal Mischief 5th DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/3/20 at approximately 0001 hours Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence off of Singing Woods Drive in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Summer Williams, age 27 of Wasilla assaulted a family member and damaged property valued under $250. Williams was arrested for Assault 4th DV and Criminal Mischief 5th DV. She was transported to MSPT where she was remanded with no bail.

    Posted on 3/3/2020 2:42:09 AM by DPS\ajnelson

  • AK20015254

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/3/2020 at approx. 0100hrs Joel D. Pulver, age 52 of Wasilla was located in a local business parking lot passed out behind the wheel of a truck. Pulver was processed for DUI and rendered a breath sample of .219. Pulver was arrested for a misdemeanor DUI and remanded to the Mat Su Pretrial Facility.

    Posted on 3/3/2020 5:41:29 AM by SOA\tncaldarea

  • AK20015219

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DWLC

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/02/2020 at approximately 1820 hours, AST conducted a welfare check on a disable vehicle on Seldon Rd near Tait Dr. Investigation revealed Skyler Marsh, age 26 of Wasilla, was driving while his license is expired. Skyler was arrested on scene and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial where he was remanded for Driving While License Canceled and was released on his own recognizance.

    Posted on 3/3/2020 6:02:49 AM by DPS\qtnardini

  • AK20015239

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/02/2020 at approximately 2035 hours, AST responded to a residence on Pioneer Peak Dr. in Wasilla for a theft of service with a cab company. Investigation revealed Donald Ham, age 56 of Wasilla, did not pay for his cab fare . Donald was given a misdemeanor Summons for Theft 4.

    Posted on 3/3/2020 6:07:17 AM by DPS\qtnardini

  • AK20014944

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DWLR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 03/01/2020 at approximately 2304 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop on a red sedan on Copper Creek. Investigation revealed Tait Stockman, age 34 of Wasilla, was Driving While License Revoked. Tait was given a Misdemeanor Summons for Driving While License Revoked.

    Posted on 3/3/2020 6:13:06 AM by DPS\qtnardini

  • AK20014819

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft 3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3-1-20 at 0056, AST received a report of a theft in the area of Wanamingo Dr. in Wasilla. A pair of prescription sunglasses, a small quantity of marijuana, and other personal items worth approximately $500 were taken out of the owner’s vehicle. Investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333. 

    Posted on 3/3/2020 7:32:38 AM by DPS\seschmidt

C Detachment

  • AK18055870

    Location: Nondalton
    Type: Sexual Abuse of a Minor/ Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On August 6, 2018 the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a possible Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the community of Nondalton. Investigation resulted in Chuck Trefon, age 57 of Nondalton being indicted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the First Degree on February 12, 2020. A Felony, no bail arrest warrant was issued for Trefon. On March 3, 2020 AST responded to a residence in Anchorage and took Trefon into custody without incident. In addition to the SAM I warrant, Trefon was also remanded on a Misdemeanor arrest warrant, $150 Assault in the Fourth Degree.

    Posted on 3/3/2020 1:00:49 PM by DPS\mtkay

  • AK20008876

    Location: Sleetmute
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/3/2020 at about 1145 hours, the Aniak based Alaska State Troopers, arrested Vernon Chris Zaukar (61 yoa) of Sleetmute on a $1,500 felony arrest warrant.  The original charges were Assault 2 and two counts of Assault 3.  Vernon will be transported to Bethel and remanded at YKCC.

    Posted on 3/3/2020 1:49:38 PM by DPS\amwiles

D Detachment

  • AK20015089

    Location: Delta Junction
    Type: Medical Assist

    Dispatch Text:

    On 3/2/20 at approximately 1329 hours, AST received a report of a injured snowmobiler near Summit Lake Alaska.  The Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Fort Greely Fire Department, and Delta Medical all responded to the area.  Nathan Holbrook, age 34 of Delta Junction was contacted and transported to Fairbanks for his injuries. 


    Posted on 3/3/2020 1:17:48 PM by DPS\jdpugh

  • AK20015147

    Location: Galena
    Type: Snowmachine/Musher collision

    Dispatch Text:

    Update: The driver of snowmachine contacted AST and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

    Original Text: On 3/2/2020, Alaska State Troopers in Galena received a report that a musher who was participating in the Serum Run was struck the night prior, at approximately 2030 hours, by a snowmachiner about five miles outside of Galena. Investigation revealed that Kirsten Bey, 64 of Nome, was mushing to Galena from Ruby when she was struck by an unknown snowmachiner. Another participant, riding snowmachine, came upon the scene shortly after and helped transport Bey to Galena. The snowmachiner that hit the musher remained on scene until Bey was transported away. Bey was medivaced from Galena to the Fairbanks Medical Hospital with significant injuries. The incident is under investigation. If anyone has any information about the incident, to include the identity of the snowmachiner that struck Bey, please contact Troopers at the Galena Post at 907-656-1233.


    Posted on 3/3/2020 3:34:22 PM by DPS\mapeters

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.