Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, June 16, 2022

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

A Detachment

  • AK22060430

    Location: Nikiski
    Type: Criminal Mischief 5, Interfering with a Report of a DV Crime

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/16/22 at approximately 1558 hours, AST received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Nikiski.  AST arrived on scene and investigation revealed Logan Payment, 30 of Nikiski, damaged property and took a phone which prevented a sooner call to AST.  Payment was placed under arrest for Criminal Mischief 5, DV and Interfering with a Report of a Domestic Violence Crime and remanded to Wildwood Pre-Trial. 

    Posted on 6/16/2022 7:41:32 PM by DPS\jehunter

  • AK22060474

    Location: Anchor Point
    Type: DUI & MIW4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/16/2022 at approximately 1712 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report heading Northbound on the Sterling Highway near Anchor Point. The complainant reported the vehicle was having difficulty maintaining its lane of travel and going into on-coming traffic. AST located the vehicle. Investigation revealed Gary Cummings, age 63 of Anchor Point, was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Cummings was placed under arrest for DUI and Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 4th Degree. Cummings was transported to Homer Jail, where he was remanded. Bail was set at his own recognizance.

    Posted on 6/16/2022 10:02:39 PM by DPS\shsutton

B Detachment

  • AK22059987

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault IV x2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/15/22 at approximately 1026 hours, AST received a request for a welfare check. Investigation revealed Deshawn Williams caused physical injury to a household member on two separate occasions. Williams was arrested and remanded to MSPT on two counts of Assault IV (DV).

    Posted on 6/16/2022 12:52:37 AM by DPS\cljennings

  • AK22059960

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Burglary 1, Vehicle Theft 1, Theft II x4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/15/22 at approximately 1514 hours, AST received a report of a vehicle theft in progress. AST contacted the vehicle at the Trunk Park and Ride and detained the driver without incident. Investigation revealed Jamie Smith, age 23 of Wasilla, entered a residence on Maud Rd and stole three firearms, $1300 in other belongings, and left in a pickup truck belonging to the homeowner. Smith was remanded to Matsu Pretrial on counts of Burglary I, Vehicle Theft I, and four counts of Theft II.

    Posted on 6/16/2022 1:01:04 AM by DPS\cljennings

  • AK22060128

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Driving Under the Influence, Violate Conditions of Release x 3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/16/22, at approximately 0034 hours, Alaska State Troopers, Palmer Post, received a report for a motor vehicle crash on E. Pike Avenue in Palmer.  Investigation revealed the driver, Clara Napageak, age 24 of Wasilla, was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol when she drove into the ditch.  Further investigation revealed Napageak was on conditions of release from a separate criminal case, with conditions that she not consume of possess alcohol, or contact the victim in that case.  Investigation revealed in addition to violating her conditions of release by consuming alcohol, she also contacted the victim from that case on multiple occasions while in the presence of law enforcement, even after being told not to do so.  Napageak was ultimately arrested for driving under the influence, and three counts of violating her conditions of release.  She was transported to Mat-Su Pre-Trial where she was held without bail pending an arraignment.

    Posted on 6/16/2022 4:09:11 AM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK22060147

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Violating DVPO and Criminal Mischief 4th degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/16/22 at approximately 0141 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report for a disturbance parties separated. Further investigation revealed, Matthew Gould age 39, of Anchorage violated a DVPO and caused damage to the victim’s vehicle by stabbing it with a knife. Gould was contacted walking down Knik Goose Bay Rd. and was arrested for Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree and Violating a Domestic Violence Protective Order. He was transported and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial without incident and held without bail.

    Posted on 6/16/2022 5:16:59 AM by DPS\jtperron

  • AK22060547

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On June 16, 2022, AST responded to the area of MP 50 of the Parks Hwy for a vehicle that ran off the roadway. Investigation revealed that 57 year old, Kristen Hess of Wasilla was operating under the influence. Kristen was placed under arrest for DUI and was released with a summons. 

    Posted on 6/16/2022 11:25:50 PM by DPS\cbrafferty

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK22060050

    Location: Tok
    Type: Assault 4, MCA

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6-16-22 at approximately 1753 hours Alaska State Troopers received the report of a fight at a residence on E. 1st Avenue involving a 17 yoa male from Tok.  Investigation revealed that the male was under the influence of alcohol.  The male was issued a citation for Minor Consuming Alcohol.  Further investigation revealed that the male was the aggressor in the fight.  AST consulted with DJJ and it was determined that the male could be released to a family member and assault charges will be forwarded.    

    Posted on 6/16/2022 9:21:31 AM by DPS\cbbitz

  • AK22060453

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Criminal Trespass

    Dispatch Text:

    On June 16th, 2022 Fairbanks AST received a report from the Oaken Keg on College Rd of a female refusing to leave, investigation revealed Nelle Andrews (45 of Fairbanks) was trespassing at the business. Nelle was arrested and remanded to FCC.

    Posted on 6/16/2022 6:18:01 PM by DPS\ctroyer

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.