Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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

A Detachment

  • AK21118360

    Location: Soldotna
    Type: DUI, MCA, NVOL, MOCA, MICS 6, VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/11/2021 at approximately 0110 hours, Soldotna AST stopped a white Ford Ranger for speeding near mile 101.5 of the Sterling Highway.  Subsequent investigation resulted in the driver, a 17 year old male from Soldotna, being charged with DUI, and issued minor offense citations for driving without a license, minor consuming alcohol, minor operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol, as well as a speeding citation.  A passenger in the vehicle, 19 year old Nikolas Basson of Soldotna, was issued a minor offense citation for minor consuming alcohol.  Additionally a second passenger, 18 year old Lucas Standifer of Soldotna, was placed under arrest for mics 6 and vcor,  and was additionally issued a minor offense citation for minor consuming alcohol.  Standifer was remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.  Basson and the 17 year old male were released to a responsible adult. 

    Posted on 10/12/2021 5:32:18 AM by DPS\rlhunter

B Detachment

  • AK21118706

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Warrant arrest , MIW 3

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10-11-21, at 2122 hours, AST was notified that Broken S. Koch, age 38, of Wasilla was at a residence on Silver Fox Ln. Broken had a felony warrant for his arrest for escape in the 2nd degree. AST responded to the residence and took Broken into custody. During the arrest Broken was found to be in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun. Broken is a convicted felon and is barred from possessing a concealable handgun. Broken was remanded to Mat-Su Pre Trial where he was held pending arraignment on the warrant and a new charge of misconduct involving a weapon in the third.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 2:41:06 AM by DPS\prfrederick

  • AK21106981

    Location: Big Lake
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/10/2021 at approximately 2211 hours, The Alaska State Troopers received an anonymous tip regarding a male who had an outstanding Felony warrant in the area of Fox Loop in Big Lake. Investigation revealed Galen Courtright, 40-year-old of Big Lake, was at the residence and had a warrant for violating his conditions of release for the original charge of Assault in the 2nd. Courtright was arrested without incident and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 3:22:56 AM by DPS\cmwerschey

  • AK21118712

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: DV Assault 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/11/2021, at approximately 2324 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a domestic violence assault near S Aurora Dr in Wasilla. Investigation revealed Kimberly Short, age 59 of Wasilla, committed the crime of Domestic Violence Assault 4 after a physical altercation with the victim. Kimberly was remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial facility.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 3:41:58 AM by DPS\fdmedina

  • AK21020278

    Location: Houston
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/11/2021 at approximately 0010 hours, The Alaska State Troopers received a tip of two wanted subjects in the area of Westen Dr. in Houston. AST contacted Cole Ward, 30-year-old of Eagle river, hiding in a camper. Investigation revealed Ward had an Outstanding warrant for his arrest with the original charges of Theft in the 2nd, Criminal Mischief in the 5th, and Criminal Trespass in the 1st with bail set at $1,000. Ward was arrested without incident and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 3:45:08 AM by DPS\cmwerschey

  • AK21063717

    Location: Houston
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/11/2021 at approximately 0010 hours, The Alaska State Troopers received a tip of two wanted subjects in the area of Westen Dr. in Houston. AST contacted Marianne Ting, 30-year-old of Big Lake, hiding inside a camper. Investigation revealed Ting had a no bail parole warrant for her arrest for the original charges of Misconduct involving controlled substances in the 2nd x2, Misconduct involving controlled substances in the 3rd, and Violating condition of release x2. Ting was arrested without incident and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 3:49:18 AM by DPS\cmwerschey

  • AK21118894

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Assault 4 (DV)

    Dispatch Text:

    On October 12th, 2021 at approximately 1209 hours, AST responded to the area of Norman Ave, Palmer in response to an assault in progress.  Investigation determined that Kyle Anderson, Age 24 of Palmer, had slammed the victim to the ground and placed his hand on the victim’s neck without impeding breathing.  Anderson was placed under arrest for Assault 4 (DV) and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial with no bail.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 3:29:19 PM by DPS\ajwilkins

  • AK21115912

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Stalking 1 x2 and VCOR

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/04/2021 at approximately 1320 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance near S Wrangler Dr in Palmer. Investigation revealed Marc Steele, age 58 of Palmer, had violated his conditions of probation on multiple occasions by initiating unlawful contact, trespassing, and stalking.  On 10/12/2021 at approximately 1552 hours, Steele was arrested and transported to Mat-Su Pretrial where he was remanded and held with no bail for two counts of Stalking 1 and Violating Conditions of Release.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 11:36:42 PM by DPS\hmvenie

C Detachment

  • AK21117454

    Location: Bristol Bay Region
    Type: Assault - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/8/2021 at approximately 10:35 Alaska State Troopers received a report of an Assault. Investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:22:35 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21117544

    Location: Bristol Bay Region
    Type: Assault - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/8/2021 at approximately 11:19 Alaska State Troopers received a report of an Assault. Investigation is ongoing.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:23:19 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21117695

    Location: Kodiak Response Area
    Type: Assault - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/08/2021 at approximately 15:56, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a DV Assault. Upon conclusion of the investigation, Dwayne Keeling, 40 YOA of Old Harbor was arrested on 3 counts of Assault 4, Criminal Mischief and Escape 4. He was remanded to Kodiak Jail.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:24:12 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21117786

    Location: Bristol Bay Region
    Type: Assault - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/9/2021 at approximately 2:19 Alaska State Troopers received a report of DV Assault. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Katherine Active, 54 YOA for two counts of DV Assault 4. She was remanded to Dillingham Jail.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:24:40 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21118284

    Location: Norton Sound Region
    Type: Assault - Non DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/10/2021 at approximately 17:30, Alaska State Troopers received a report of an Assault.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:25:17 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21117546

    Location: Kodiak
    Type: Assist Agency

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/8/2021 at approximately 12:58, Alaska state Troopers assisted the USCG.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:25:58 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21117953

    Location: Kotzebue Region
    Type: Assist Agency

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/9/2021 at approximately 15:27 Alaska State Troopers assisted the Anchorage Police Department with a Next of Kin Notification.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:27:33 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21118042

    Location: Bristol Bay Region
    Type: Assist Medical

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/9/2021 at approximately 15:27 Alaska State Troopers assisted an individual in obtaining medical treatment.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:28:14 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21117771

    Location: Stebbins
    Type: Deceased Person

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/9/2021 at approximately 01:43, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a deceased individual. Investigation revealed that Tommy Raymond, 23 YOA of Stebbins, had died. No foul play is suspected.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:28:47 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21118131

    Location: Wales
    Type: Disturbance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/10/2021 at approximately 3:13 Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Disturbance.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:33:35 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21118060

    Location: Norton Sound Region
    Type: Disturbance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/9/2021 at approximately 20:50 Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Disturbance. Troopers responded.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:34:04 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21118089

    Location: Nondalton
    Type: Disturbance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/9/2021 at approximately 23:01 Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Disturbance.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:34:29 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21117927

    Location: Gambell
    Type: Miscellaneous

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/9/2021 at approximately 9:30 Alaska State Troopers visited Gambell.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:35:04 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21117866

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Search and Rescue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/9/2021 at approximately 11:46 Alaska State Troopers received a report of overdue boaters. After a hasty search the boaters were located and safely returned to Togiak.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:35:34 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • TBA

    Location: Various
    Type: Serve Court Documents

    Dispatch Text:

    AK21117392 Serve Court Documents 10/8/2021 8:07 Teller
    AK21117536 Serve Court Documents 10/8/2021 13:15 Dillingham

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:36:58 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21117818

    Location: Kodiak Response Area
    Type: Suspicious Circumstances

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/8/2021 at approximately 13:39 Alaska State Troopers received a report of Suspicious Circumstances.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:37:29 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21118235

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Suspicious Circumstances

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/10/2021 at approximately 14:42 Alaska State Troopers received a report of Suspicious Circumstances.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:38:05 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21117615

    Location: Togiak
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/8/2021 at approximately 16:06 Alaska State Troopers arrested Cynthia Williams, YOA 27 for warrant 3DI-00243CR.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:38:34 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21114429

    Location: Gambell
    Type: Welfare Check

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/8/2021 at approximately 11:30 Alaska State Troopers received a request for a Welfare Check.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:38:55 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21118692

    Location: YK Region
    Type: Assault - Non DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/11/2021 at approximately 21:40, Alaska State Troopers received a report of an Assault. Investigation ongoing.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:40:16 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21118661

    Location: Mountain Village
    Type: Civil Issue

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/11/2021 at approximately 19:10, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a civil matter.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:40:52 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • TBA

    Location: Various
    Type: Serve Court Documents

    Dispatch Text:

    AK21028444 Serve Court Documents 10/11/2021 9:33 Wasilla
    AK21118497 Serve Court Documents 10/11/2021 12:56 Bethel
    AK21118598 Serve Court Documents 10/11/2021 16:02 Goodnews Bay
    AK21118602 Serve Court Documents 10/11/2021 16:06 Lower Kalskag
    AK21118607 Serve Court Documents 10/11/2021 16:11 Napakiak

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:41:37 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21118386

    Location: Emmonak
    Type: Transport Prisoner

    Dispatch Text:

    On 10/11/2021 at approximately 8:11 Alaska State Troopers transported a prisoner from Emmonak to Bethel.

    Posted on 10/12/2021 10:42:13 AM by DPS\kwlewis

  • AK21039112

    Location: Kotlik
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    Update: On 10/12/21 at approximately 1350 hours, Alaska State Troopers stationed in Bethel arrested 54 year old Ralph Waska of Kotlik, Alaska for one count of Manslaughter, and two counts of Murder in the second degree in Bethel. Waska was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant and transported to the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center where he is being held on $250,000 bail pending his arraignment on 10/13/21.  

    On April 15, 2021, at approximately 0800 hours, Alaska State Troopers were notified that a man had been shot inside a residence in Kotlik and was deceased. Due to poor weather in the area on 4/15, Troopers from Bethel were unable to travel to Kotlik until 4/16. Based on the investigation, 49-year-old Kotlik resident Yago Pitka was inside the home of another Kotlik resident when Pitka was asked to leave; however, he refused to leave the residence. Pitka then physically attacked the resident inside his home, and a physical altercation occurred between the two individuals. The resident then produced a firearm and fired at Pitka, striking him fatally. Pitka was declared deceased at the scene. At this time, no criminal charges have been filed, and the case will be turned over to the district attorney for review. Next of kin have been notified.

    Posted on 4/16/2021 4:25:49 PM by DPS\ajmcdaniel . Edited on 10/12/2021 3:21:49 PM by DPS\tjdespain

D Detachment ...No news reported.

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 ...No news reported.

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

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