Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, August 1, 2021

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

A Detachment

  • AK21087941

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Fail to Stop at Direction of Peace Officer 2nd Degree / Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/01/21 at 1348 hours, Soldotna AST attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white 2007 Chevrolet Colorado on Bridge Access Road near Beaver Loop as the driver and sole occupant, Aaron F. Sterling (32 YOA of Kenai), had a $1000 Bench Warrant for Probation Violation. Sterling failed to stop immediately and continued driving 4 miles before stopping. Sterling was placed under arrest for Fail to Stop at Direction Peace Officer 2nd Degree and his outstanding warrant. He was remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. 

    Posted on 8/1/2021 7:33:27 PM by DPS\slherrin

  • AK21087772

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DWLC

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/1/2021 at 0124 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation. Investigation revealed the driver, Marcellus Tatum, 45 of Anchorage, had a Canceled license with a (prior conviction). Tatum was issued a misdemeanor citation for Driving with a Canceled License and released.

    Posted on 8/1/2021 9:06:09 AM by DPS\jsrobles

  • AK21087808

    Location: Sterling
    Type: DUI (drugs)

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/1/2021, at approximately 0425 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted traffic stop for a moving violation. Troopers contacted Rebecca Graves, 39, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed she was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. Graves was arrested and Transported to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for driving under the influence.

    Posted on 8/1/2021 9:06:56 AM by DPS\jsrobles

  • AK21087376

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DUI / Fifth Degree Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/31/2021, at approximately 0226 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop for moving violations in Soldotna.  Investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle, William Nelson, age 71 of Soldotna, was impaired by alcohol and in possession of a controlled substance.  He was arrested for driving under the influence and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial. 

    Posted on 8/1/2021 6:31:56 AM by DPS\jlmiller1

  • AK21087760

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/01/2021, at approximately 0020 hours, AST conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation in Soldotna.  Investigation revealed the driver, Brandi Moore, age 48, of Georgia, was impaired by alcoholic beverages.  She was arrested for driving under the influence.  Her breath alcohol concentration was over two and half times the per se limit.  She was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial.   

    Posted on 8/1/2021 6:38:42 AM by DPS\jlmiller1

B Detachment

  • AK21088012

    Location: Mile 95 Parks Hwy
    Type: Aircraft Collision/ Emergency Landing

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/01/21 at approximately 1820 hours, AST dispatch received a call in regards to an aircraft that had to make an emergency landing on the Parks Hwy near mile 95. Upon Troopers arrival there was a single engine Seabee aircraft that was in the ditch on the northbound side of the highway. The pilot reported losing power and had to make an emergency landing. During the emergency landing the pilot struck an overhead power line. Talkeetna FD responded and secured the downed power lines. The aircraft was moved to prevent any further incidents. The FAA will conduct a full investigation. 

    Posted on 8/1/2021 7:18:04 PM by DPS\smromprey

  • AK21087909

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault 3 DV, Criminal Mischief 3 DV, Criminal Trespass 1 DV, Disorderly Conduct, Assault 4 DV, Criminally Negligent Burning DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/1/2021 at approximately 1240 hours Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance near N Coronado St in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Samuel Miller, age 24 of Wasilla, had committed the crimes of Assault 3 DV, Criminal Mischief 3 DV, Criminal Trespass 1 DV, Disorderly Conduct, Assault 4 DV, and Criminally Negligent Burning DV. Miller was arrested and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial where he was remanded and held without bail.

    Posted on 8/1/2021 8:36:14 PM by DPS\krklingen

  • AK21087358

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault; Criminal Mischief

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/31/21 at 0133 hours, AST responded to a residence near Knik Goose Bay Road in Wasilla for the report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Johnnie Hill, age 47 of Wasilla, assaulted a family member and damaged property during the incident. Hill fled the scene prior to AST arrival, but was located in Big Lake later in the day and arrested. Hill was remanded into custody at the MSPT facility in Palmer for the original charges of Assault in the 3rd Degree x 2 counts, Assault in the 4th Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree.

    Posted on 8/1/2021 5:08:06 AM by DPS\lephillips

  • AK21087360

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DUI; Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance; Probation Violation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 07/31/21 at 0115 hours, AST responded to a welfare check in Meadow Lakes for the report of a male passed out in the driver's seat of a white Ford pick-up. Investigation revealed Dusten Stanford, age 34 of Wasilla, was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and he was in possession of a controlled substance. Stanford was arrested for the original charges of DUI, Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree x 2 counts, and probation violation. Stanford was transported to the MSPT facility in Palmer where he was remanded into custody and held without bail.

    Posted on 8/1/2021 5:29:27 AM by DPS\lephillips

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK21087818

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 3/MIW 1

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/01/2021 at around 0330 hours, Alaska State Troopers with the Fairbanks Post responded to the area of University Ave and Sandvik St reference a report of shots fired. The caller identified a white sedan leaving the area.
    Upon arrival Troopers located shell casings in the roadway, along with the smell of burnt gunpowder. Troopers contacted a male and female in the area. It was confirmed they were involved in the incident as victims.
    The two victims reported seeing the female’s ex-boyfriend, Rahzel Dancy, at Spur’s bar. The two victims left the bar, but were apparently followed home by Dancy. The female victim and Dancy spoke on the phone. Dancy made threats to shoot the two victims. He also threatened to damage the male victim’s vehicle.
    While on the phone, the female victim heard gun shots from close range as well as hearing the gunshots over the phone call. She saw a vehicle known to belong to Dancy leave the area. The male victim’s truck window had been smashed.
    2014 Sandvik, an occupied dwelling, was struck by a bullet.
    Troopers followed up and were able to locate Dancy, who was placed under arrest. Evidence was seized pending a search warrant.
    Dancy was remanded for Misconduct Involving Weapons in the First Degree, Domestic Violence Assault in the 3rd, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree.

     

    Posted on 8/1/2021 9:18:52 AM by DPS\lggarvin

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK21087636

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Fail to Record Catch on Personal Use Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/31/21 Tok Wildlife Troopers cited Daniel Dutton, age 37, of Wasilla for failing to record fish caught during a personal use fishery.  Bail was set at $120 in the Kenai District Court.

     

    Posted on 8/1/2021 7:37:32 AM by DPS\rrlanders

  • AK21087535

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Fail to Record Catch on Personal Use Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/31/21 Tok Wildlife Troopers cited Ngon Nguyen, age 60, of Anchorage for failing to record fish caught during a personal use fishery.  Bail was set at $120 in the Kenai District Court.

     

    Posted on 8/1/2021 7:40:11 AM by DPS\rrlanders

  • AK21087520

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Fail to Record Catch on Personal Use Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/31/21 Tok Wildlife Troopers cited Andrew White, age 45, of Anchorage for failing to record fish caught during a personal use fishery.  Bail was set at $120 in the Kenai District Court.

     

    Posted on 8/1/2021 7:42:59 AM by DPS\rrlanders

  • AK21087491

    Location: Kenai
    Type: Fail to Record Catch on Personal Use Permit

    Dispatch Text:

    On 7/31/21 Tok Wildlife Troopers cited Constante Ganado, age 62, of Anchorage for failing to record fish caught during a personal use fishery.  Bail was set at $120 in the Kenai District Court.

     

    Posted on 8/1/2021 7:45:09 AM by DPS\rrlanders

  • AK21087849

    Location: Kenai North Beach
    Type: Personal Use Fish Closed Period

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/01/21, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted David Lewis (49yoa) of Wasilla on the Kenai North Beach. Lewis had been observed Personal Use Fishing with a dip net after the season closed on 7/31/21 at 1100 PM. Lewis was issued a citation for the violation into Kenai District Court with set bail at $320.00. Lewis was also in possession of 14 salmon which were seized and given to charity.

    Posted on 8/1/2021 1:44:21 PM by DPS\kwwalgenbach

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.