Alaska State Troopers

Alaska State Troopers

All information reported in the Police Beat is obtained from police department press releases. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.


March 29, PPD arrested 31-year-old Taelei Shepard of Palmer for DUI. Shephard was released O/R.

March 30, PPD arrested 38-year-old Daniel Troxel of Anchorage for MIW 3, MIW 4 and Theft 4. Troxel was taken to MSPT without bail.

March 29, PPD arrested 34-year-old James Gaffe of Palmer for Assault 4. GAffe was taken to MSPT without bail.

March 31, PPD issued a summons to 64-year-old Frederick Voight of Slana for Improper Use of Evidence of Registrations or Certificate of Title. Voight was released at the scene.

April 2, PPD arrested 32-year-old Michael Redding of Wasilla for Assault 2, Assault 4 and two counts of Assault 3. Redding was taken to MSPT without bail.

April 3, PPD issued a summons to 56-year-old Peter Enmon of Anchorage for DUI.


March 29 at 8:44 p.m., WPD arrested 30-year-old Benjamin Symons of Central during a welfare check. Symons had an outstanding warrant for Assault 4 and was taken to MSPT

March 30 at 7:07 p.m., WPD arrested 31-year-old Katheryne Murray of Wasilla on two outstanding warrants on the O/C’s of DUI and Driving in Violation of a Restricted License. Murray was taken to MSPT.

March 30 at 8:19 p.m., WPD arrested 32-year-old Zachary Butts of Wasilla on an outstanding warrant. Butts was taken to MSPT.

March 1 at 5:12 a.m., WPD arrested 22-year-old Lucien Blodgett of Wasilla following a welfare check. Blodgett had an outstanding FTA warrant on the O/C’s of VCOR, Escape 3, Theft 4 and Robbery 1 and was taken to MSPT.

March 1, WPD arrested 28-year-old Charlie Hedgers of Wasilla at Value Village. Hedgers had two outstanding warrants and was taken to MSPT.

March 1 at 4:04 p.m., WPD arrested 39-year-old Jerry Brown of Wasilla for VCOR. Brown was taken to MSPT.

March 2 at 9:59 a.m., WPD arrested 55-year-old Kirk Jacobsen of Wasilla for violation of a DVPO. Jacobsen was taken to MSPT.

March 2 at 3:44 p.m., WPD arrested 22-year-old Austin Sult of Wasilla on an active FTA warrant on the O/C of DUI. Sult was taken to MSPT.

March 2 at 5:13 p.m., WPD charged Jeret Hockema for Robbery 2, Vehicle Theft 1, Assault 3 and Theft 2.

March 2 at 9:40 p.m., WPD arrested 19-year-old Raevyn Martin-Cordero of Palmer for Assault 3, Assault 4 and Theft 3 at Carrs. Martin-Cordero was taken to MSRMC for injuries and later taken to MSPT.

March 3 at 12:32 p.m., WPD arrested Lydia Phillips at the Trout House in Wasilla. Phillips was charged with VCOR and taken to MSPT.

March 3 at 12:32 p.m., WPD summonsed 29-year-old Joshua Degraw of Wasilla for Disorderly Conduct at the Trout House.

March 3 at 8:35 p.m., WPD arrested 35-year-old Jason Heinz of Anchorage during a reported disturbance. Heinz had an outstanding warrant for FTA and was taken to MSPT.

March 4 at 12:54 a.m., WPD arrested 40-year-old Kenneth McKenna of Wasilla following a reported vehicle theft. McKenna was charged with five counts of VCOR, Vehicle Theft 1, four counts of Theft 2 and taken to MSPT.

AST is requesting anyone with information about these incidents to contact Crime Stoppers at 745-3333, AST dispatch at 352-5401, WPD at 352-4501, or PPD at 745-4811.


DUI — Driving Under the Influence

DV — Domestic Violence

DVPO — Domestic Violence Protective Order

FTA — Failure to Appear

MIW — Misconduct Involving Weapons

MSPT — Mat-Su Pretrial

MSRMC — Mat-Su Regional Medical Center

O/C — Original Charge

O/R — On Recognizance

VCOR — Violating Conditions of Release

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