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.


July 1 at 9:20 p.m., AST arrested 43-year-old Faith Kolean of Willow following a single vehicle rollover in Willow. Kolean was charged with DUI and released O/R.

July 2 at 2:00 a.m., AST arrested 40-year-old Lisa Shugak of Anchorage following a traffic stop near mile 53 of the Parks Highway. Shugak was charged with False Information and had an active warrant and was taken to MSPT on $250 bail.

July 2 at 7:07 p.m., AST arrested 37-year-old Cole Barnowsky of Wasilla following a report of an ATV on the roadway. Barnowsky was charged with DUI and taken to GTP where he was released O/R.

July 2 at 10:19 p.m., AST arrested 29-year-old Minnie Sampson-Hoffman of Big Lake following a reported disturbance in Big Lake. Sampson-Hoffman was charged with Criminal Mischief 4 (DV) and taken to MSPT without bail.

July 3, AST arrested 19-year-old James Paul Cohen of Sutton following an attempted traffic stop near mile 49 of the Parks Highway. Cohen was taken to MSPT on charges of Failure to Yield.

July 3 at 2:40 a.m., AST arrested 39-year-old Jason Warth of Wasilla following a reported disturbance in Wasilla. Warth was taken to MSPT for Probation Violation and held without bail.

July 3 at 5:25 p.m., AST arrested 40-year-old Rhonda Loyd following a traffic stop on Knik-Goose Bay Road. Loyd had an arrest warrant for FTA on the O/C of MICS 4 and was taken to MSPT on $50 cash bail.

July 4 at 9:49 p.m., AST arrested 19-year-old Andrey Zhuchkov of Wasilla following a traffic stop. Zhuchkov was charged with Minor operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol, Possession, control or consumption by persons under the age of 21 and ATV on the roadway and released with a court date.

July 4 at 10:16 p.m., AST arrested 39-year-old Levia Allain of Nelchina following a report of a dangerous driver near mile 150 of the Glenn Highway. Allain was charged with DUI and Refusal and taken to GTP.

July 5 at 7:17 a.m., AST arrested 38-year-old Amy Padie of Glennallen following a reported disturbance near Lakeshore Drive in Wasilla. Padie had an active $2,000 warrant on the O/C of MICS 4, Theft 4 and Criminal Trespass 2 and taken to MSPT.

July 5 at 9:09 p.m., AST arrested 25-year-old Miranda Franklin of Wasilla following a welfare check on North Elsinore Avenue in Wasilla. Franklin was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and taken to MSPT.

July 5 at 10:21 p.m., AST arrested 25-year-old Josiah Hemmen of Wasilla following a disturbance on Mark Drive in Wasilla. Hemmen was charged with Criminal Mischief 4 (DV) 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.


ATV — All-Terrain Vehicle

DUI — Driving Under the Influence

DV — Domestic Violence

FTA — Failure to Appear

GTP — Glennallen Trooper Post

MICS — Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances

MSPT — Mat-Su Pretrial

O/C — Original Charge

O/R — On Recognizance

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