Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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

A Detachment

  • AK21088668

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: Theft 4th degree/Violate Conditions of Release

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/3/21 at 0654 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of S. Jawle St. in Soldotna for a report of a male trespassing at a residence. Upon arrival in the area the male was located riding a child's bmx bike on the Sterling Hwy while holding a hammer. Investigation revealed Jesse Lee Doetsch, 36 of Soldotna, had just stolen the bike and the hammer. Doetsch was also on conditions of release for a prior case. Doetsch was arrested and remanded at Wildwood pretrial without bail on charges of Theft 4th degree and Violation of Conditions of Release.  

    Posted on 8/3/2021 6:59:52 PM by DPS\rtennis

B Detachment

  • AK21067175

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/03/2021 at approximately 1501 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance involving Keith Clark of Wasilla, knocking trash cans down and talking to people who aren’t real. Troopers arrived a detained Keith who had an arrest warrant for Theft 4. Keith was transported to Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and held on no bail.

    Posted on 8/3/2021 5:02:59 PM by DPS\fdmedina

  • AK21088428

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Criminal Mischief

    Dispatch Text:

    On August 2nd, 2021, at approximately 1331, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in Wasilla.  Investigation revealed that Jesse Jones, age 24 of Anchorage, had punctured 4 tires of a vehicle at the residence.  Jesse was placed under arrest and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial for the charges of Criminal Mischief 4 (DV) and Violating Conditions of Release with no bail.

    Posted on 8/3/2021 7:46:34 PM by DPS\ajwilkins

  • AK21088848

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Stolen Vehicle Recovery

    Dispatch Text:

    On August 3, 2021, at approximately 1355 hours, AST received a tip about a stolen vehicle at the intersection of the Parks Highway and Vine Road.  AST responded and located the stolen GMC Van in the Tesoro parking lot. During the investigation a stolen firearm was discovered inside the van. The 17 year old driver was placed under arrest and remanded to the Juvenile Justice Division in Palmer for the charges of Vehicle Theft 1 and Theft 2.

    Posted on 8/3/2021 7:47:35 PM by DPS\ajwilkins

  • AK21088892

    Location: Kesugi Lake
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 08/03/21 at approximately 1432 hours, AST dispatch received a call in regards to a Search and Rescue near Kesugi Lake. The caller reported Patience Armstrong (60) had broken her ankle while on the trail hiking. Armstrong was unable to hike back out due to her injury and the difficulty of the trail. Troopers contacted Life Med and alerted them to the location of the injured hiker, and they responded. Life Med was able to successfully lift the patient out and transport her to Matsu Regional Hospital for further evaluation.

    Posted on 8/3/2021 5:46:55 PM by DPS\smromprey

  • AK21028086

    Location: Houston
    Type: WARRANT ARREST

    Dispatch Text:

    On August 2, 2021 AST contacted 27 year old Isaac John-Giles at his residence in Houston. Isaac had an active misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear on charges of Assault 4 and Criminal Mischief 5. Isaac was placed under arrest and was remanded to Matsu Pretrial with a $150 bail. 

    Posted on 8/3/2021 5:05:10 AM by DPS\cbrafferty

  • AK21088232

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: WARRANT ARREST

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/2/21 AST contacted 37 year old Shawn Schmalzried of Anchorage during a traffic stop at the intersection of Stanley Rd and Parks Hwy. Shawn held an active warrant for violating his parole for Theft 2. Shawn was placed under arrest and was remanded to Matsu Pretrial without bail. 

    Posted on 8/3/2021 5:08:02 AM by DPS\cbrafferty

  • AK21076463

    Location: WASILLA
    Type: WARRANT ARREST

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/2/21 AST conducted a traffic stop on Bogard Road and contacted 43 year old Christopher Faulk of Wasilla. Christopher held two active warrants for failure to appear on charges of driving while license suspended. Christopher was placed under arrest and was remanded to Matsu Pretrial with a $250.00 bail. 

    Posted on 8/3/2021 5:12:02 AM by DPS\cbrafferty

  • AK20010112

    Location: WASILLA
    Type: WARRANT ARREST

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/3/21 AST conducted a traffic stop on Church Road and contacted 37 year old Ryan Vukson of Glennallen. Ryan had an active warrant for failure to appear on a charge of Criminal Mischief 5. Ryan was placed under arrest and was remanded to Matsu Pretrial with a $250.00 bail.

    Posted on 8/3/2021 5:16:21 AM by DPS\cbrafferty

  • AK21088641

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/3/21 AST responded to the area of Pilgrim Court in Wasilla in reference to a disturbance. Investigation revealed that 44 year old Terra Stanley Assaulted another individual with a surveying stake, causing injury. Terra was placed under arrest for assault 4 (DV) and was remanded to Matsu Pretrial without bail. 

    Posted on 8/3/2021 5:20:46 AM by DPS\cbrafferty

C Detachment

  • AK21087443

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: VCOR / Unlawful Contact

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 31, 2021, at approximately 0817 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak observed Zachary Trieselmann unlawfully in contact with an individual that the court has ordered him to stay away from. Trieselmann was arrested on charges of unlawful contact 1 and VCOR and remanded to Kodiak Jail.

    Posted on 8/3/2021 8:58:44 AM by DPS\ajmcdaniel

  • AK21087426

    Location: Hooper Bay
    Type: Assault Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On July 31, 2021, at approximately 0851 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were notified that Jimmy Murran had assaulted his girlfriend in Hooper Bay. Murran was arrested on Assault IV DV and remanded at Hooper Bay Public Safety.

    Posted on 8/3/2021 8:59:06 AM by DPS\ajmcdaniel

D Detachment

  • AK21088942

    Location: NENANA
    Type: Vehicle Fire

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/3/21, at 1410 hours, the Nenana VPSO observed a large black smoke column south of the City of Nenana.  City Fire Dispatch was advised a smoke investigation was being conducted.  The fire was discovered to be a pick up truck owned by the Alaska Railroad Corporation.  The vehicle was burning on the RR tracks a half mile south of Cemetery road.  The vehicle was fully involved upon arrival and the vegetation was beginning to burn.    Local fire departments and DOF were requested to responed to this incident.  By 1600 hours, the fires were under control and overhaul operations were being conducted.  

    Posted on 8/3/2021 5:41:05 PM by DPS\mfhaglin

  • AK21088968

    Location: Tok
    Type: Att Theft 4, Concealment of Merchandise, Criminal Trespass 1

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/3/21 at approximately 1500 hours Tok AST responded to a report of a theft at 3 Bears Grocery in Tok. As AST arrived on scene they observed Roylon Mark, age 36 of Tetlin, on store property. The trooper recognized Mark and knew him to be trespassed from 3 Bears. Store employees then informed AST that Mark had attempted to steal a bottle of alcohol from the liquor store valued at $15.99. Mark was ultimately issued misdemeanor citations for Attempted Theft 4th Degree, Concealment of Merchandise and Criminal Trespass 1st Degree. Mark was then transported to a family members residence in Tetlin and released.

    Posted on 8/3/2021 9:04:55 PM by DPS\cdwebb

  • AK21088829

    Location: Tok
    Type: MVC (I)

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/3/21 at approximately 1115 hours Tok AST responded to a two vehicle crash near mile 1317 Alaska Hwy. Investigation revealed Victoria Rego, age 43, had been driving a 2013 Ford Expedition northbound on the highway. Rego had slowed to make a left turn into a driveway and as she made the turn was struck from behind by a 2011 Hyundai Sonata driven by Sallie Demers, age 76. Demers's vehicle overturned and landed upside down in the ditch on the southbound side of the highway. Good Samaritans helped extricate Demers from the vehicle and provided support until Tok EMS arrived on scene. Demers was eventually transported by air to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for non life threatening injuries. All parties were wearing seat belts and neither driver was impaired when the collision occurred. Investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 8/3/2021 10:05:06 PM by DPS\cdwebb

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

  • AK21088917

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Burglary, theft

    Dispatch Text:

    On 8/3/21 at approximately 1525 hours Troopers were advised of a burglary which had just occured at a residence on Caliborne Dr. and the home owners were now chasing the suspoect.  Troopers responded to the scene and located Anthony Engebretsen-Rogers age 19 of Wasilla in the area, matching the description of the suspect.  Rogers was detained and confessed to entering an open garage and taking tools.  Rogers was arrested for Burglary in the 1st degree and Theft in the 4th degree.  Rogers was remanded to the Mat-Su Pretrial facility on no bail.

    Posted on 8/3/2021 6:42:28 PM by DPS\pcsteen

AK Bureau of Judicial Services ...No news reported.

AK Div of Fire and Life Safety ...No news reported.