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.


June 6 at 11:00 p.m., AST were notified of a possible Sexual Abuse of a Minor incident in Tonsina. AST arrested 27-year-old Kyle Justus of Tonsina on June 7 at 4:45 p.m. on charges of SAM 2. Justus was taken to MSPT. The OSP was consulted about the incident.

June 7 at 10:14 p.m., AST arrested 31-year-old Christopher Hillman of Big Lake following a reported disturbance near Simms Road in Big Lake. Hillman was charged with two counts of Assault 4 (DV), Criminal Mischief 4 (DV) and MIW 4 and taken to MSPT without bail.

June 8 at 6:02 a.m., AST arrested 37-year-old Eric Stevens of Copper Center following a report of a dangerous driver on the Glenn Highway. Stevens was charged with DUI, two charges of MIW and released O/R.

June 8 at 12:32 p.m., AST arrested 57-year-old John Wilson of Talkeetna following a reported disturbance on Talkeetna Spur Road. Wilson was charged with Assault 3 (DV) and Reckless Endangerment and taken to MSPT without bail.

June 9 at 2:31 a.m., AST cited 46-year-old Jeramie Renner of Palmer following a suspicious vehicle on the Old Glenn Highway. Renner was issued citations for Theft 3 and Criminal Trespass 2.

June 9 at 4:48 a.m., AST arrested 29-year-old Rodney Stevens of Glennallen following a report of an assault in Gulkana. Stevens was charged with Attempted Murder, Assault 1 and Burglary 1.

June 9 at 5:17 p.m., AST arrested 28-year-old Dylan Blaylock of Palmer following a traffic stop for speeding. Blaylock was charged with DUI and taken to MSPT where he was released O/R.

June 9 at 5:47 p.m., AST arrested 43-year-old Jesse Bishop of Palmer and 51-year-old Ronald Keller of WAsilla following a report of a truck stuck on the train tracks near mile 53 of the Parks Highway. Keller had a warrant for FTA on the O/C of DWLR and Bishop was charged with VCOR. Both Bishop and Keller were taken to MSPT where Keller’s bail was set at $100 and Bishop was remanded without bail.

June 9 at 6:15 p.m., AST arrested 31-year-old Arlyn Query of Wasilla following an anonymous tip. Query had a warrant for FTC on the O/R of Theft 2, Scheme to Defraud and MICS 4 and taken to MSPT on $1,000 bail.

June 9 at 10:34 p.m., AST arrested 67-year-old Michael Pulliam of Houston following a report of an assault in Houston. Pulliam was charged with Assault 2 and taken to MSPT.

June 9 at 10:31 p.m., AST arrested 29-year-old Khani Oxereok following a reported disturbance near Porcupine Avenue in Wasilla. Oxereok led AST on a vehicle pursuit and was charged with No Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance, Reckless Driving, Felony Eluding, DUI and Refusal and taken to MSPT without bail.

June 10, AST with PJS arrested 38-year-old Karen Coyne of Wasilla on an active warrant on the O/C of Assault 4. Coyne was taken to MSPT without bail.

June 10 at 12:36 a.m., AST arrested 40-year-old Darwin Fugate of Willow following a report of gunshots in Willow. Fugate was charged with MIW 4, MIW 5, and Assault 4 on a LEO and taken to MSPT on $250 bail.


June 10 at 7:10 p.m., AST responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Stringfield Road and arrested 35-year-old Joel Dragoo of Wasilla for DUI. Dragoo was taken to MSPT and also issued a citation for Negligent Driving and now wearing a seatbelt and released O/R.

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

DWLR — Driving While License Revoked

FTA — Failure to Appear

FTC — Failure to Comply

LEO — Law Enforcement Officer

MICS — Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances

MIW — Misconduct Involving Weapons

MSPT — Mat-Su Pretrial

O/C — Original Charge

O/R — On Recognizance

OSP — Office of Special Prosecutions

PJS — Palmer Judicial Services

SAM — Sexual Abuse of a Minor

VCOR — Violating Conditions of Release

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