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Location: Big Lake
Type: MIW 4, Registration violation, VCOR, agency assist

Dispatch Text:

On 05-05-22, at 1518 hours, AST stopped to assist a vehicle and motorcycle partially blocking the roadway on Hollywood Rd near the Big Lake Transfer site.  Upon approach the motorcycle rider concealed the registration of the motorcycle.  The motorcycle rider was identified as Joseph R. Dennis, age 37, of Big Lake.  The occupants of the vehicle were identified as driver Mason N. House, age 19, of Big Lake, passenger Aleigh J. Stauffer, age 34, of Big Lake and a male passenger.  An investigation on scene determined the following: Aleigh J. Stauffer was arrested for a active warrant for the original charges of Theft 4, MICS 5 and criminal trespass.  Mason was on PED and violated the conditions of his release for being possession of metal knuckles.  Mason was arrested for VCOR at the request of PED along with a new charge of misconduct involving a weapon in the 4th degree.  Joseph was issued two criminal citations for improper use of registration and no motor vehicle liability insurance.  Joseph was also determined to be on PED monitoring and was instructed to report the following morning.  The final male on scene was instructed to report to his probation officer and released without new charges.  Aleigh and Mason were remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial.  Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Posted on 5/11/2022 6:22:44 PM by DPS\prfrederick

Posting Section: AK Bureau of Highway Patrol