Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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

A Detachment

  • AK22062021

    Location: Nikolaevsk
    Type: Assault 4th

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/20/22 at 2002 hours, Troopers responded to an address on Nikolaevsk Road for a report of a disturbance. An investigation led to the arrest of Domnin Martushev, 49 of Nikolaevsk, after it was determined he assaulted a family member. Martushev was arrested and remanded into the Homer Jail pending arraignment.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 10:26:40 AM by DPS\djcox

B Detachment

  • AK22062173

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Missing Juvenile

    Dispatch Text:

    The Alaska State Troopers are asking for the public’s help locating 11-year-old Leif Axel who was last seen in the Mat-Su Valley on June 19, 2022. Leif was not returned to his legal guardians after a visit with his biological dad that was scheduled to end on July 19, 2022. Trooper efforts to locate the child or his biological father have been unsuccessful. They are believed to be in the Mat-Su Valley area. If you see Leif or his father 30-year-old Gregory Puhl, please contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 352-5401.   

    Click here for the Missing Person's Bulletin

    Posted on 6/21/2022 7:41:05 PM by DPS\ajmcdaniel

  • AK22062020

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: DV Assault 4th/Criminal Mischief 5th

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/20/2022 at approximately 1938 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to Ronnie Court, Big Lake for reports of a disturbance.  Investigation revealed someone had broken a window at the residence but who or how was unknown.  Parties separated and AST left the scene.  At approximately 2233 hours, AST was advised of another incident involving James Sargent, age 37 of Big Lake who had returned to the residence.  Upon arrival, AST observed Sargent throwing a family members items out of the house into the front yard.  Further investigation determined Sargent caused minor injuries as the individual was trying to gain access to the house to retrieve personal property.  Sargent was arrested for DV Assault 4th and Criminal Mischief 5th and remanded to Pretrial where he was held without bail. 

    Posted on 6/21/2022 8:02:23 PM by DPS\sanorman

  • AK22062053

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Endanger the Welfare of a Child & DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/20/21 at approximately 2243 hours, I conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was unable to maintain their lane. I contacted, Katie Gary age 34 of Wasilla. Further investigation revealed Gary was under the influence of alcohol. She also had a family member in the back seat of the vehicle unsecured. Gary was arrested for Endanger the Welfare of a Child and DUI. The on-call magistrate was contacted for bail and granted Gary to be held until arraignment the following day. Gary was transported to Mat-Su Pretrial without further incident.  

    Posted on 6/21/2022 2:59:39 AM by DPS\jtperron

  • AK22061803

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Burglary

    Dispatch Text:

    On June 20, 2022 at approximately 1102 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Palmer received the report of a Burglary at a residence off the Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Numerous items were reported stolen. The estimated total dollar amount of stolen property is about $5,000. Investigation is ongoing. 

    Posted on 6/21/2022 11:26:22 AM by DPS\mtkay

  • AK22062179

    Location: Willow
    Type: Theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On June 21, 2022 at approximately 0843 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Palmer received the report that someone had stolen a catalytic converter and some other parts from under the hood of a vehicle, sometime overnight. Investigation is ongoing. 

    Posted on 6/21/2022 11:28:36 AM by DPS\mtkay

C Detachment

  • AK22061659

    Location: Kodiak Island Borough
    Type: Missing Person

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/19/2022 at approximately 2013, Alaska State Troopers received a report of two runaway juveniles. Both have been located and returned home.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 1:15:11 PM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK22061058

    Location: Norton Sound Region
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/17/2022 at approximately 2148, Alaska State Troopers received a report of an Assault. Investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 9:47:59 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK22060500

    Location: Norton Sound Region
    Type: Assault - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/16/2022 at approximately 1842, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a DV Assault. The investigation has concluded, and there was an Arrest Warrant requested for the suspect.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 9:48:17 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK22061030

    Location: Stebbins
    Type: Assault - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/17/2022 at approximately 2030, Alaska State Troopers received a report from a Health Aid in Stebbins, that an individual was assaulted by their wife. Investigation lead to the arrest of Alison Lockwood, 31 y/o of Stebbins for two counts of Assault 3 and one count of Assault 4.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 9:48:33 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK22061069

    Location: Larsen Bay
    Type: Assault - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/17/2022 at approximately 2219, Alaska State Troopers received a report of DV Assault from the Larsen Bay VPSO. The VPSOs arrested Illa Bircher, 43 y/o of Larsen Bay for DV Assault 4 and Escape 4 after assaulting a family member and continually resisting VPSO efforts to get her into custody. Troopers flew to Larsen Bay on 6/18/2022 and transported Illa back to Kodiak and remanded her to Kodiak Jail.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 9:48:47 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK22061148

    Location: Unalakleet
    Type: Assault - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/18/2022 at approximately 0645, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a DV Assault. Investigation lead to the arrest of Clarence Nance, 35 y/o of Unalakleet, for Assault 3, Assault 4 and VCOR.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 9:49:00 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK22060958

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Destruction/Damage/Vandalism

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/16/2022 at approximately 1520, Alaska State Troopers received a report that a building had been vandalized in Togiak. On 6/17/2022 Troopers received another report that other property had been vandalized in the same village. Both incidents appear to have occurred within the last week.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 9:49:31 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK22060539

    Location: Lake and Peninsula Borough
    Type: Disturbance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/16/2022 at approximately 2108, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Domestic Disturbance. Investigation lead to charges being sent to the DA on the suspect.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 9:50:03 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK22061306

    Location: Norton Sound Region
    Type: Harassment

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/18/2022 at approximately 1703, Alaska State Troopers received a report of Harassment. Investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 9:50:17 AM by DPS\tlfirch

  • AK22060895

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Violate Conditions

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/17/2022 at approximately 1501, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for expired tabs. Subsequent investigation revealed that the driver, Hayden Fredrickson, 27 y/o of Kodiak, was on conditions of release regarding 3KO-21-170CR. Investigation resulted in Fredrickson being issued a citation for expired registration and Driving While License Revoked. the VCOR charge was sent to the DAO for review. Fredrickson was released from the scene.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 9:50:41 AM by DPS\tlfirch

D Detachment

  • AK22062064

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4 DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/20/2022 at approximately 2355 hours, AST Fairbanks Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a physical fight between a male and a female with a small child present in the area of Amherst Dr in Fairbanks. AST responded and contacted all parties. The female, Antonia Stepovich (age 40 of Fairbanks), was found to be the principal physical aggressor and was arrested for Assault 4 DV.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 2:54:17 AM by DPS\jrianacone

  • AK22062460

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/21/2022 at approximately 1615 hours, Fairbanks AST received a REDDI report of a white Dodge 4x4 with a headache rack and yellow beacon bearing AK plate JVR554 unable to maintain lane and driving approximately 30mph in a 55mph zone. The vehicle was located on the side of Badger Rd. near Star Ct. The driver was identified as Debra Lynn Roberts. She was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Debra was remanded to FCC.

    Posted on 6/21/2022 11:58:06 PM by DPS\cmseminario

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.