Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, April 4, 2021

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

A Detachment

  • AK21034527

    Location: Sterling
    Type: DWLS, Failure to maintain insurance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/04/2021 at approximately 0257 hour AST performed a traffic stop at mile 82 of the Sterling Highway in Sterling for a equipment violation. Investigation revealed the driver, Heather Grimshaw, age 41 of Anchorage, was driving while license suspended and she did not have motor vehicle liability insurance. Grimshaw was arrested for DWLS and failing to maintain insurance. She was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial.

    Posted on 4/4/2021 5:53:27 AM by DPS\bcglenn

  • AK21034563

    Location: Prince of Wales
    Type: DUI, PTRP

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/03/21 at 2238 hours, AST responded to a REDDI report of a vehicle collision at mile 3.5 of Port St. Nicholas Road. AST located the REDDI vehicle, a white 2007 Chevy pick-up, rolled onto the passenger side in the ditch. AST contacted the driver, Ronnie Kasinger, age 28 of Craig. Investigation revealed Kasinger was driving under the influence of alcohol and was also on Felony probation for a 2016 DUI/Assault 2. Kasinger was placed under arrest for the original charge of DUI. After DUI processing Kasinger was held in custody on a probation violation.

    Posted on 4/4/2021 11:34:32 AM by DPS\mpposey

  • AK21034530

    Location: Nikiski
    Type: Violate Conditions of Release

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/03/2021, at approximately 2212 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop in Nikiski for equipment violations.  Investigation revealed the passenger of the vehicle, Jerry Estes, age 29 of Nikiski, was on pretrial supervision with conditions of release for prior criminal offenses. His conditions include that he is not to consume alcohol.  Estes had consumed alcohol.  He was arrested for violating conditions of release and remanded at Wildwood Pretrial.   

    Posted on 4/4/2021 2:57:51 AM by DPS\jlmiller1

  • AK21031375

    Location: Kasilof
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/4/21 at 1445 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted Randall Adrian Carter Jr., age 50 at a residence off Crooked Creek Rd. in Kasilof. Investigation revealed Carter had an outstanding arrest warrant for Failure to Appear for court with an original charge of Driving with a Revoked/Suspended license. Carter was remanded at Wildwood pretrial with a $250 bail.

    Posted on 4/4/2021 4:26:54 PM by DPS\rtennis

B Detachment

  • AK21034503

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DV Fear Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/3/2021 at approximately 2050 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at an address on Malamute Run Drive in Wasilla. Investigation revealed that Matthew Ross, age 41 of Wasilla caused fear of imminent physical injury to a family member. Ross was arrested for Domestic Violence, Assault in the 4th Degree. Ross was transported to Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was held without bail.

    Posted on 4/4/2021 4:09:05 AM by DPS\jaedenshaw

  • AK21034552

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/04/21 at 0020 hours, AST responded to a residence on Cody Drive in Palmer for the report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Phillip Cole, age 36 of Palmer, assaulted a family member during the incident. Cole was arrested for the original charge of Assault in the 4th Degree and transported to the MSPT facility in Palmer where he was remanded into custody and held without bail.

    Posted on 4/4/2021 4:20:10 AM by DPS\lephillips

  • AK21034478

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Violate DVPO; Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/03/21 at 1917 hours, AST responded to a residence on Branding Iron Lane in Palmer for the report of a disturbance. During the investigation AST contacted Janette Salmon, age 37 of Palmer. Investigation revealed Salmon was violating conditions of a domestic violence protective order and she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest the original charge for Violating Conditions of Release. Salmon was arrested for her outstanding warrant and the new charge of Violating a DVPO. She was remanded into custody at the MSPT facility in Palmer and held without bail.

    Posted on 4/4/2021 4:38:55 AM by DPS\lephillips

  • AK21034511

    Location: Talkeetna
    Type: MVC

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/03/2021 at approximately 2118 hours, The Alaska State Troopers responded to a single vehicle accident at approximately mile 80 of the Parks Highway. Investigation revealed Lauren Curley, 28-year-old of Talkeetna, was traveling Northbound on the Parks Hwy when she hit a patch of ice causing her 2004 Jeep Liberty to slide and roll onto its passenger side into the Southbound lane. Both Lauren and her passenger were evaluated by Talkeetna EMS and denied medical transport and reported no serious injuries. All occupants were wearing their seat belts.


    Posted on 4/4/2021 4:42:21 AM by DPS\lephillips

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK21034490

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Probation Arrest, MICS 4 x2

    Dispatch Text:

    On April 3, 2021 at approximately 1823 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Gold Rush Estates in Fairbanks for failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver was identified as David Rutherford, and the passenger was identified as Samantha Herbert. Further investigation revealed Herbert was on probation and her Probation Officer requested a search. A subsequent search of Herbert and her belongings revealed that Herbert was in possession of Heroin and Xanax. Herbert was arrested for a probation violation and MICS 4 x2 and remanded to FCC where she was held without bail awaiting arraignment.

    Posted on 4/4/2021 12:05:12 AM by DPS\dcbrooks

E Detachment ...No news reported.


  • AK21034339

    Location: Denali National Park
    Type: Search & Rescue, Agency Assist

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04-03-21 at approximately 1116 hours, AKRCC (Alaska Rescue Coordination Center) contacted the Alaska State Troopers to report a pending Search & Rescue situation.  RCC stated 3 aircraft, a Cessna 180 and two Piper PA18, along with 5 persons were stranded on the Ruth Glacier, located at the base of Denali, inside of the Denali National Park at an altitude of approximately 4,500 feet.

    Further investigation revealed the group had flown to the Ruth Glacier on 04-02-21 and spent the night on the glacier after inclement weather moved in and they were unable to fly out.  Due to limited survival resources, the group requested a rescue.  Due to a lack of aerial resources, the National Park Service requested assistance from AST.  Between AST, RCC, and the National Park Service, arrangements were made for an emergency hire of several guides to hike to the group.  On 04-03-21, the guides arrived on scene.  The guides and stranded group hiked to the Sheldon Chalet located approximately 3 ½ miles away.  The group will shelter in place until the weather clears.  The group is anticipated to retrieve and fly out their aircraft at a later time when it is safe to do so.  AST wishes to thank AKRCC and the NPS for their assistance.

    Posted on 4/4/2021 3:40:30 PM by DPS\etolsen

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.