Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, May 8, 2022

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

A Detachment

  • AK22043411

    Location: NIKISKI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/04/22, at approximately 1554 hours Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai spur Hwy. Investigation revealed Jaime Landt, 30, of Kenai was driving on a suspended license, and without insurance. During a search of her vehicle Troopers located Heroin. Landt was arrested and transported to Wildwood. Heroin and Suboxone was located hidden within her person while at the correctional facility. She was charged with multiple counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance 5th degree, promoting contraband 1,driving while suspended and no motor vehicle insurance.

    Posted on 5/8/2022 10:17:31 AM by DPS\lakumfer

  • AK22044665

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Assault 3DV/MIW4/VCOR/Criminal Mischief 3DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/7/2022 at approximately 2148 hours, Soldotna AST responded to a domestic disturbance involving a firearm at a Soldotna residence.  Subsequent investigation resulted in Michelle Mallick, age 36 of Soldotna, being arrested for assault 3rd degree (DV), MIW 4, and VCOR.  Additionally William Baker, age 40 of Soldotna, was arrested for criminal mischief 3rd degree (DV).  Both Mallick and Baker were remanded to Wildwood pretrial Facility where they were held without bail pending arraignment.  

    Posted on 5/8/2022 5:08:33 AM by DPS\rlhunter

  • AK22044693

    Location: Sterling
    Type: DV Assault 4th degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/07/2022 at approximately 2350 hours, AST Soldotna responded to an address on Chinook Run Dr in Sterling for a reported disturbance. The investigation revealed that George King, age 75 of Sterling, assaulted his girlfriend. George was remanded to Wildwood Pretrial on one count of domestic violence Assault 4th degree.

    Posted on 5/8/2022 5:14:44 AM by DPS\tkcollins

B Detachment

  • AK22044668

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Misconduct Involving Weapons 2nd Degree, Misconduct Involving Weapons 4th Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/7/2022 at approximately 2211 hours, AST responded to the area of S Loussac Ln in Wasilla for reports of concerning gunfire. Investigation revealed that Yan Shcherbachkov, age 22 of Wasilla, and Jacob Zamora, age 21 of Anchorage, were firing their weapons in the direction of nearby residences, not taking proper precautions of firearms safety. Additionally, both males had the presence of alcohol on their person. Yan and Jacob were arrested and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial where they were remanded on charges of MIW2 and MIW4.

    Posted on 5/8/2022 3:32:26 AM by DPS\krklingen

  • AK22044658

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI, Refusal to submit to a chemical test

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/07/2022 at approximately 2106 hours, AST received a REDDI report of a possible DUI on KGB in Wasilla. The REDDI vehicle ran off the roadway and got stuck in a ditch.

    Troopers arrived at approximately 2116 hours and an investigation led to the arrest of Stephanie Webb, a 40-year-old female from Anchorage.

    Stephanie was charged with DUI and refusal to provide a breath sample. She was released to a responsible party.

    Posted on 5/8/2022 3:37:39 AM by DPS\jtgillioun

  • AK22044468

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault 3, Criminal Mischief 3, Criminal Mischief 5

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/07/2022 at approximately 0528 hours, AST responded to a report of a disturbance near mile 46 of the Parks Highway in Wasilla. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Vivian Nicolai, a 25-year-old female of Wasilla. She was charged with domestic violence assault in the third degree, domestic violence criminal mischief in the third degree and domestic violence criminal mischief in the fifth degree. She was remanded at Mat-Su Pretrial and held without bail.

    Posted on 5/8/2022 3:48:04 AM by DPS\jtgillioun

  • AK22044863

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Pursuit, DUI, False Info, Reckless Driving, Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/08/22 at approximately 1524 hours, AST initiated a traffic stop on a 2017 Chevy sedan after observing moving violations. For approximately 5 minutes, the vehicle failed to yield at the direction of a peace officer. During this time the driver exceeded speeds of 95mph and drove in the wrong lane of travel. After the successful use of a Pursuit Intervention Technique, the vehicle lost control and came to a rest in the ditch. After investigation, Madison Myers, age 21 of Wasilla, was arrested and remanded to MSPT on counts of Fail to Stop I, DUI, False Info, and Reckless Driving. Myers was also remanded on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear, original charge of DUI.

    Posted on 5/8/2022 8:13:31 PM by DPS\cljennings

  • AK22044890

    Location: Palmer
    Type: D.V. Assault 2nd Degree, D.V. Assault 4th Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/8/22, at approximately 1703 hours, Alaska State Troopers, received a 911 report of a disturbance in the area of Beaver Avenue in Palmer.  Investigation revealed Francesco Amorino, age 20, of Wasilla, committed the crimes of Domestic Violence Assault in the 2nd Degree and 4th Degree.  Amorino was transported to and lodged at Mat-Su Pre-Trial where he was held without bail.

    Posted on 5/8/2022 8:19:32 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK22042694

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft II

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/03/22 at approximately 0654 hours, AST received a report of a theft from a residence on Swan Dr. The complainant reported that at some point overnight, someone came onto his property and stole building materials, Dewalt tools, and a 50hp Yamaha outboard motor. Investigation is ongoing. If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 907-745-3333.

    Posted on 5/8/2022 11:42:29 AM by DPS\cljennings

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK22044604

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Disturbance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/07/2022 at approximately 1539 hours, Troopers responded to the area of Hagelbarger Ave./Steese Hwy. for a report of a disturbance involving a vehicle. A suspect was located in the vehicle and failed to yield to Troopers on Farmers Loop Rd. After a short pursuit, the suspect refused to exit the vehicle. Troopers then removed the suspect from the vehicle. Melinda Doyer, 38, of Fairbanks was placed under arrest for felony Fail to Stop at Direction of a Peace Officer, DUI, Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test, Resisting Arrest, Assault 4th Degree, and Disorderly Conduct.

    Posted on 5/8/2022 12:51:39 AM by DPS\tjnorris

  • AK22044684

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Criminal Trespass

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/8/2022 at 2210 hours Alaska State Troopers responded to the area near Geist rd and Jennie for reports of a man sleeping in an ATM room. The man was identified as Donald Adams who had been previously advised of his Trespass from the location. Donald was arrested and remanded at FCC for Criminal Trespass.

    Posted on 5/8/2022 12:55:57 AM by DPS\cdbuie

  • AK22044708

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/7/2022 at approximately 2257 hours, a traffic stop was initiated on a red 2018 Jeep Renegade bearing AK plate LAJ687. The driver and sole occupant, Katherine Holtry (age 50 of Fairbanks) was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for DUI.

    Posted on 5/8/2022 6:29:51 AM by DPS\jrianacone

  • AK22044803

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault on Peace Officer/Resisting Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/8/2022, at approximately 1132 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted Austin James, age 24 of Fairbanks, on the Richardson Hwy in North Pole, AK. James was reportedly trespassing on a property and attempted to walk into a residence. James was uncooperative with AST when contacted and resisted arrest. James was subsequently arrested and remanded at Fairbanks Correctional Center on 1 count of Criminal Trespass, 1 count of Assault on a Peace Officer, 1 count of Resisting Arrest, 1 count of VCOR, 1 count of MICS 5, and 1 count of Promoting Contraband.


    Posted on 5/8/2022 4:17:39 PM by DPS\aivaldez

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK22044847

    Location: Anchorage
    Type: Search & Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5-8-22 at 1500 hours, Matcom Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a 4-wheeler had driven off an embankment and a rollover had occurred with a sixteen-year-old female that was seriously injured to her head and neck located just southeast of Swan Lake towards Knik Glacier in a creek. The Anchorage based ASTAR Helo3 helicopter was launched to the scene. The LifeMed helicopter was requested and responded from Soldotna. Mat-Su EMS and a State Park Ranger responded towards the scene via ATVs from the Knik River pavilion.  After arriving on scene, it was determined that the victim, age 16, of Eagle River, was driving a Yamaha Grizzly without a helmet following two other ATV’s when she drove off an approximate 12-foot ledge into a shallow creek bed.  The ATV landed on its side and the driver landed on her head and neck,  sustaining serious injuries. The victim was treated on scene and transported by LifeMed to Providence Alaska Medical Center for treatment.


    Posted on 5/8/2022 7:01:38 PM by DPS\hapeterson

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.