Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Friday, May 20, 2022

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

A Detachment

  • AK22049473

    Location: Kenai
    Type: DWLC / No Insurance

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/20/2022 at approximately 0225 hours, Soldotna AST stopped a blue Chevrolet truck on Strawberry Road for an equipment violation.  Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Rachel Thomas, age 38 of Kenai, for driving while license cancelled and no liability motor vehicle insurance.  Thomas was remanded to Wildwood Pretrial.  

    Posted on 5/20/2022 4:44:29 AM by DPS\rlhunter

B Detachment

  • AK22049281

    Location: Houston
    Type: Assault 4 - DV

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/19/2022, Trooper responded to a residence near Cheri Lakes Drive in Houston for the report of a domestic violence crime.  Investigation revealed that Kao F. Saelee, 34 of Anchorage, had assaulted a family member recklessly causing physical injury. Saelee then fled on foot before Trooper arrival and Troopers were unable to locate him at the area. 

    On 05/20/2022 at approximately 0520 hours, Alaska State Troopers were notified by Anchorage Police Department that they took Saelee into custody.  He was located at the victim’s residence.  He was transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial facility in Palmer for the crime of Assault in the 4th Degree – DV, where he was held without bail.

    The Alaska State Troopers would like to thank Anchorage Police Department for the apprehension of the suspect. 

    Posted on 5/20/2022 7:06:28 AM by SOA\rrhuffman

  • AK22049373

    Location: Wasilla
    Type: Domestic Violence

    Dispatch Text:

    On 05/19/2022 at approximately 1903 hours AST received a call about two women fighting in the roadway on Wildwood in Wasilla.

    Troopers responded and contacted both women. An investigation led to the arrest of Julissa Chapman, a 29-year-old woman from Wasilla.

    Julissa was charged with Domestic Violence Assault in the fourth degree. She was transported to Mat-Su Pretrial where she was remanded and held without bail.

    Posted on 5/20/2022 1:27:32 AM by DPS\jtgillioun

C Detachment ...No news reported.

D Detachment

  • AK22048803

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Motor Vehicle Collision

    Dispatch Text:

    Update 5/20/22: On May 20, 2022, the driver of the Nissan pickup truck, 97-year-old Fairbanks resident Warren Glenn Hackney was declared deceased at a Fairbanks area hospital. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision remains under investigation by the Alaska State Troopers. No charges or citations have been issued at this time. Next of kin has been notified. 

    Original: On May 18, 2022 at 2:38 pm, the Alaska State Troopers were notified of a vehicle collision at Airport Way and University Avenue. Alaska State Troopers and first responders immediately responded to the scene. Upon arrival, Troopers located a yellow pickup truck and a silver sedan that had been involved in a collision; both vehicles had sustained disabling damage. The driver of the pickup truck and the driver and passenger of the sedan, all adult males, were transported to a Fairbanks area hospital for medical treatment. The investigation into the collision is still ongoing, however, no citations or charges have been issued at this time, and drugs or alcohol are not believed to be involved.

    Posted on 5/19/2022 9:26:48 PM by DPS\ajmcdaniel . Edited on 5/20/2022 7:31:38 PM by DPS\ajmcdaniel

  • AK22049439

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Death

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5-19-22 at approximately 2213 hours, Fairbanks AST were notified of a death near Freeman Rd in North Pole. Fairbanks AST responded and initial investigation showed William Waite, age 70, of North Pole was deceased presumably of natural causes. The body was released to the funeral home. 

    Posted on 5/20/2022 12:16:34 AM by DPS\cihudson

  • AK22049445

    Location: Anderson
    Type: Assault 3 / DUI / Assault 4(x3) Criminal Mischief 4th Degree

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/19/2022 at 2053 hours, AST responded to multiple 911 calls of a male causing a disturbance in Anderson. Investigation revealed JARED BEEBE, age 28 of Anderson, had been driving an ATV under the influence of alcohol, threatened a person with a knife, threatened to assault another adult and a juvenile, damaged property of another, and refused to be detained by the responding Trooper and lunged at the Trooper requesting to be shot.  BEEBE was disarmed and taken into custody after being tazed and remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center and held without bail until arraignment.   

    Posted on 5/20/2022 4:03:46 AM by DPS\jaminer

  • AK22049378

    Location: CLEAR
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/19/22, at 1815 hours, Healy based Troopers contacted Shawn Beebe age 57 of Clear, Ak.  Beebe was arrested without incident and transported to FCC by the Nenana VPSO.  Beebe was remanded on two counts of assault in the third degree and one count of reckless endangerment.  Bail was set at ten thousand dollars in this matter.   

    Posted on 5/20/2022 9:22:49 AM by DPS\mfhaglin

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.