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Location: Big Lake
Type: Warrant Arrest

Dispatch Text:

On May 7, 2022 at approximately 1630 hours, the Alaska State Troopers attempted to contact Derek Smith, 40 years old of Wasilla, at a Big Lake residence.  Smith was wanted on three outstanding arrest warrants.  Smith fled into a residence and barricaded himself inside.  AST set a perimeter and established verbal communication with Smith who eventually agreed to submit to arrest without further incident.  Smith was placed under arrest and remanded to Mat Su Pre-Trial on the following warrants:

3PA-22-00123CR Burglary 1, Theft 4, Criminal Mischief 5, Providing False Information/Bail $250

3PA-21-02363CR Fail to Appear Original Charge Assault 3, Violate Conditions of Release/Bail $1000

3PA-21-02656CR Assault 4/Bail $2500

Posted on 5/7/2022 6:31:35 PM by DPS\cbjoslin

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