Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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

A Detachment

  • AK20036812

    Location: Nikiski, AK
    Type: MVC-Fatality / ATV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/1/2020 at approximately 1956 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an ATV crash on Old Halbouty Road.  Investigation revealed Skylar Thomas Lyon, age 14 of Nikiski, had been driving a green 1996 Polaris four wheeler, when he went off the road and struck a tree.  He was seriously injured and transported to Central Peninsula Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased from his injuries.  Investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash continues.  Next of kin was present.

    Posted on 6/2/2020 5:25:15 AM by DPS\mjwertanen

  • AK20036551

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DUI, Assault 2nd, VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/01/20 at approximately 0631 hours AST Dispatch received a report of a female falling out of a moving vehicle at Tustumena Lake. AST arrived on scene and observed a female laying on the ground bleeding from her head. She was transported to CPH by EMS for a head injury. AST investigation found Tyler Reynolds age 19 of Sterling was driving under the influence. The female was the passenger and was ejected from the passenger window. Tyler was arrested, transported, and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial for Assault 2nd, DUI and VCOR.

    Posted on 6/2/2020 5:56:00 AM by DPS\jbbarker

  • AK20036799

    Location: Turnagain Pass
    Type: DV Assault/VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/1/2020 at approximately 1700 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Seward were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at the rest area in Turnagain Pass. Investigation showed that Jessie Moto, 30, of Anchorage, physically assaulted a family member. Additionally, Moto was found to be in violation of conditions of release which required that she not consume alcohol. Moto was arrested on charges of Assault in the 4th Degree, Domestic Violence, and Violation of Conditions of Release, and remanded at Highlands Correctional center without bail, pending arraignment.

    Posted on 6/2/2020 9:20:30 AM by DPS\jwking

B Detachment

  • AK20036825

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Assault IV (DV)

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/1/20 at approximately 2311 hours, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Brimstone Drive in Wasilla for a report of a domestic disturbance. The investigation revealed two family members engaged in a verbal and physical altercation that resulted in minor injuries. The Palmer DAO was consulted and a charge of Assault IV (DV) will be forwarded for review on the involved parties. 

    Posted on 6/2/2020 2:12:28 AM by DPS\clrussell

  • AK20026786

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Felony Eluding

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/01/2020 at approximately 1624 hours, Alaska State Troopers attempted to contact and arrest a wanted felon in a white Cadillac Deville parked behind the Settler's Bay gas station in Wasilla. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed, running the stop sign on Settler's Bay to Knik Goose Bay Road. A pursuit was initiated  which proceeded on Knik Goose Bay Road, Pinnacle Peak Road, Cardiff Lane, Lupine Lane, and Fairview Loop. The pursuit was terminated due to public safety concerns. The vehicle was found abandoned at a residence on Linlu Lane. Investigation into this incident is ongoing.

    Posted on 6/2/2020 10:59:53 AM by DPS\rranderson

  • AK20036621

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Theft 2, Trespass 1

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/01/2020, at approximately 1044 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a theft off Pittman Rd in Wasilla. Investigation revealed a black 5'x8' utility trailer was stolen from a fire station. Investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.


    Posted on 6/2/2020 1:59:40 PM by DPS\hmvenie

  • AK20036554

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Vehicle Theft II

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/01/2020 at approximately 0843 hours, Alaska State Troopers received a report that a blue 2018 Bombardier Sea-Doo GTI 130 was stolen in the early morning hours off a snow machine trailer at the Knik River public use area near the Old Glenn Highway in Palmer.  Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.  

    Posted on 6/2/2020 2:39:54 PM by DPS\jrpurcell

  • AK20037033

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Collision

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/02/2020 at approximately 1612 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to hit-and-run collision at the intersection of Seldon Road and Wasilla-Fishhook Road in Wasilla.  Investigation revealed a Dodge Neon traveling southbound on Wasilla-Fishhook Road was struck head on by a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 that failed to yield as it turned from northbound Wasilla-Fishhook Road to Seldon Road.  The Ram was driven by a female, is silver, 4-door, and has red Lithia Kia of Anchorage temporary plates or the previous owner’s Alaska plate EUR950.  The Ram fled the scene soon after the collision and has damage to the front-right quarter and bumper.  Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.  

    Posted on 6/2/2020 8:37:39 PM by DPS\jrpurcell

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK20027679

    Location: Tok
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 6/2/20 at approximately 0011 hours Tok AST was contacted by Trent Maher, age 35 of Fairbanks, regarding a theft of a wallet. APSIN/NCIC revealed Maher had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for original charges of DV Assault 4 and DV Criminal Mischief 4. After taking Maher's report of theft AST arrested Maher for the warrant. He was transported to Tok AST and held on $500 bail. Investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 6/2/2020 1:14:07 AM by DPS\cdwebb

  • AK20037058

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Assault 4th (DV)

    Dispatch Text:

    On 06/02/2020 at 1834 hours the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a report of a disturbance at a residence near Chena Pump Road.  Investigation determined Joseph Zamora, age 34 from Fairbanks assaulted a family member causing physical injury.  Troopers were able to locate Zamora and he was arrested for Assault 4th (DV).  Zamora was remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was held without bail pending arraignment.  Alcohol was considered to be a contributing factor.

    Posted on 6/2/2020 10:18:29 PM by DPS\dwbozman

E Detachment ...No news reported.

Headquarters ...No news reported.

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK18061892

    Location: Sitka
    Type: Fail to Complete Fish Ticket x15, Fail to Record Partial Delivery x3, Fail to File Direct Marketer Intent to Operate x2

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/20/20, Barry Lee McKee, age 71, of Sitka, pled guilty to one count each of Failure to File a Fish Ticket, Failure to Submit Direct Marketer Intent to Operate, and Prohibited Conduct-General as part of an agreement through the Office of Special Prosecutions (OSP).  McKee was fined a total of $30,000 with $15,000 suspended, ordered to pay restitution for unpaid fisheries taxes related to unreported catch, placed on probation for one year, and prohibited from participating in commercial power troll fisheries for one year.

    On 4/17/19, Barry McKee was charged with 15 counts of failing to complete commercial salmon troll fish tickets, 3 counts of failing to record partial deliveries, and failing to submit an intent to operate for commercial fisheries direct marketing, all in 2017 and 2018.  The charges stem from an Alaska Wildlife Trooper investigation which showed McKee, aboard the commercial troller F/V L.K. ANN, had taken commercial salmon which were shipped out of state and sold.  McKee never completed a fish ticket, reported the catch, or paid fisheries taxes on the approximately $57,000 in commercial catch.  This unreported catch represents approximately 325 King Salmon, 610 Coho Salmon, and 20 Rockfish.  An arraignment is set in the District Court at Sitka.


    Posted on 6/2/2020 11:33:59 AM by DPS\tbhall

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.