Alaska State Troopers

As of now, the Valley has 36 Alaska State Troopers, 14 less than it had in 2005, according to Mayor Vern Halter, who also added that he had been informed that an adequate trooper number to police the borough was 85.

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

ALASKA STATE TROOPERS

September 19 at 4:30 a.m., AST arrested Dwight Smith of Wasilla following a disturbance. Smith was charged with Assault 2 after shooting someone with a bb gun at close range. Smith was taken to MSPT without bail.

September 18 at 1:00 p.m., AST with the Palmer Judicial Services warrant unit arrested 39-year-old Michael Kennedy of Anchorage on an outstanding warrant at Palmer Court. Kennedy’s warrant was for violating a protective order and taken to MSPT without bail.

September 19 at 4:04 a.m., AST arrested 29-year-old Shalia Poole of Big Lake on an outstanding FTA warrant. Poole was taken to MSPT on $100 bail.

September 18 at 8:32 p.m., AST arrested David Duplechain of Houston for Assault 4 following a disturbance on Cheri Lake Drive in Houston. Duplechain was taken to MSPT without bail.

September 20 at 7:10 p.m., AST arrested 68-year-old James Raddatz of Palmer for Assault 4 and Criminal Mischief 4 following a disturbance near Clark-Wolverine Road in Palmer. Raddatz was taken to MSPT.

September 20 at 7:25 p.m., AST arrested 51-year-old David Lee of Wasilla for DWLR and MICS 5 following a traffic stop for an equipment violation in Big Lake. Lee was taken to MSPT and released O/R.

September 20, AST arrested three men with the assistance of the PPD following a report of a burglary in progress on Mile 38 of the Glenn Highway. AST arrested 36-year-old Eric Crader of Wasilla and 39-year-old Richard Franco of Wasilla for Theft 2, Criminal Mischief 2 and Criminal Trespass 1. Additionally, Crader had five outstanding warrants including Burglary and VCOR. AST also arrested 34-year-old Brandon Wallace of Wasilla on outstanding warrants after Wallace was contacted leaving the scene, but was not involved in the Theft. Crader and Franco were taken to MSPT without bail and Wallace was held on $500 bail.

September 21 at 11:39 p.m., AST arrested 28-year-old Jerry Sadler of Fairbanks for DUI following a traffic stop for speeding near mile 13 of Talkeetna Spur Road in Talkeetna. Sadler was taken to MSPT and released O/R.

September 22 at 12:46 a.m., AST arrested 27-year-old Jessica Clark of Palmer for DUI. Clark was taken to MSPT.

September 22 at 1:25 a.m., AST arrested 22-year-old Jared Booth of Palmer for Assault 4 (DV) following a disturbance near Cimarron Circle in Palmer. Booth was taken to MSPT without bail.

September 22 at 11:53 p.m., AST arrested 45-year-old Johnnie Hill of WAsilla on charges of Assault 3 and 4 (DV) following a disturbance on Fawzi Circle in Wasilla. Hill was taken to MSPT without bail.

September 22 at 3:07 p.m., AST arrested 43-year-old Scott Campbell of Palmer for Criminal Trespass 1 near Echo Lake in Palmer. Campbell was taken to MSPT on $500 cash bail.

September 23 at 11:33 a.m., AST arrested 40-year-old Lesha Quayle of Wasilla following a report of suspicious activity in trailers near Big Rock Road in Wasilla. Quayle was charged with False Information and an active arrest warrant for FTA on the O/C of Theft 4. Quayle was taken to MSPT on $50 bail and released O/R for the False Information charge.

September 23 at 3:49 p.m., AST arrested 42-year-old Ricky Luker of Wasilla following a disturbance on Twilight Drive in Wasilla. Luker was charged with Assault 4 (DV) and Criminal Mischief 4 (DV) and taken to MSPT.

September 24 at 12:23 a.m., AST arrested 22-year-old Miranda Johnson of Wasilla following a single vehicle collision at the intersection of STanley Road and Day Road in Wasilla. Johnson was arrested for DUI and taken to MSPT where she was released O/R.

September 24 at 8:55 a.m., AST arrested 39-year-old Wyatt Williams of Wasilla on an outstanding warrant for FTA on the O/C of DWLR. Williams was taken to MSPT on $100 cash bail.

September 24 at 3:40 p.m., AST arrested 48-year-old Anthony Magee of Wasilla at a residence on Dawn Lake Drive on a $2,500 arrest warrant for FTA on the O/C of Theft 2. Magee was taken to MSPT.

BUREAU OF HIGHWAY PATROL

September 22 at 4:30 p.m., ABHP arrested Mark Smith of Wasilla on a no bail warrant for FTA on DUI charges and additionally issued smith a seatbelt citation following a traffic stop on Seward Meridian Parkway where Smith was the passenger. Smith was taken to MSPT.

September 24 at 5:05 p.m., ABHP arrested 41-year-old Elijah Sandvik of Palmer on an active arrest warrant for FTA. Sandvik was taken to MSPT.

ALASKA WILDLIFE TROOPERS

September 14, AWT in Farewell issued a $170 citation to 39-year-old Erich Callison of Palmer for failing to leave evidence of sex attached to a moose he had harvested in GMU 19C.

September 17 at 4:00 p.m., AWT in Soldotna issued a citation to 63-year-old Robert Trudeau of Wasilla on Oil Well Road in Ninilchik for taking a sub-legal moose.

September 22, AWT in an A-Star Helo near the Denali Park Preserve issued citations to 38-year-old Erik Boltman of Wasilla and 39-year-old Jonathan Trahan of Colorado in GMU 13E for Attempting to Take Moose During Closed Season.

PALMER POLICE DEPARTMENT

September 16, PPD issued a summons to 44-year-old Misty Holder of Wasilla for DUI.

September 19, PPD arrested 27-year-old Sarah Provo of Palmer for Assault 4. Provo was taken to MSPT without bail.

September 19, PPD forwarded charges of Harassment 2 to the DAO on 55-year-old Robert Bowlin Jr., of Juneau.

September 20, PPD forwarded charges of Violating a Stalking Order to the DAO on 33-year-old Eric Goddard of Palmer for an incident which occurred on September 14.

September 29, PPD arrested 36-year-old Yuriy Shevchuk of Wasilla for two counts of Theft 2, Theft 4, and MICS 3. Shevchuk was taken to MSPT without bail.

WASILLA POLICE DEPARTMENT

September 16 at 7:39 p.m., WPD arrested 37-year-old Emily Bathory of Wasilla following a traffic stop for traveling 70 mph in a 45 mph zone. Bathory provided a breath sample of .126 and was taken to MSPT on charges of DUI.

September 16, WPD arrested 33-year-old Cori Smith who was in custody of LP at Fred Meyer for allegedly shoplifting $1,528.50 of merchandise. Smith was charged with Theft 2 and taken to MSPT without bail.

September 17 at 5:30 p.m., WPD forwarded charges to the DAO on 20-year-old Lucien Blodgett of Wasilla who was in custody of LP at Carrs in Wasilla for allegedly attempting to steal a bottle of Whiskey. Blodgett had been previously trespassed from Carrs and was charged with Theft 4 and Criminal Trespass 2 through the DAO.

September 19 at 4:39 p.m., WPD responded to a report of a dangerous driver that had nearly collided with a flagger in a construction zone in Palmer. WPD arrested Geraldean Contreras for DUI, Assault 3, Assault 4, Refusal to submit to a chemical test, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, and two counts of Harassment 2. Contreras was taken to MSPT.

September 19 at 7:00 p.m., LP officers at Target contacted WPD with 33-year-old Garrett Gold of Chugiak in custody after Gold allegedly attempted to steal $152.80 in items. Gold was charged with Theft 4 and VCOR and taken to MSPT on $300 unsecured bail and $250 performance bail.

September 20 at 2:04 p.m., WPD responded to a report of a disturbance with an attempted stabbing and arrested 19-year-old Jacob Deetz for Assault 4 (DV). WPD determined that there had been no stabbing but that Deetz had struck the victim in the back of the head with a cell phone. Deetz was taken to MSPT.

September 20 at 5:15 p.m., WPD received a report from LP officers at Carrs that they had Loressa Rude in custody for allegedly attempting to steal $147.55 in items. Rude was cited for Theft 4 and trespassed for life from Carrs.

September 21 at 6:17 p.m., WPD arrested 29-year-old Sean Wilder of Wasilla who had been running from police presence and hid behind parked cars at a local car dealership. Wilder had hidden a pistol in one of the vehicles and WPD arrested Wilder for MIWS 3, Trespassing 2, and VCOR. Wilder was taken to MSPT without bail.

September 21 at 7:18 p.m., WPD arrested 28-year-old Cory Hoel of Wasilla at Fred Meyer on warrants for Eluding 1, Vehicle Theft 1, Theft 2, Reckless Driving and VCOR. Hoel was taken to MSPT in lieu of a $1,500 bail pending assignment to PED and Electronic Monitoring.

September 22 at 11:38 p.m., WPD arrested 20-year-old Lucien Blodgett of Wasilla following a report of trespassing and theft. Blodgett was arrested and taken to MSPT on two counts of Criminal Trespass 2 and Theft 4.

ACRONYM CHEAT SHEET

ABHP - ALASKA BUREAU OF HIGHWAY PATROL

DAO - DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

DUI - DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

DV - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

DWLR - DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED

FTA - FAILURE TO APPEAR

GMU - GAME MANAGEMENT UNIT

LP - LOSS PREVENTION

MICS - MISCONDUCT INVOLVING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

MIWS - MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS

MPH - MILES PER HOUR

MSPT - MAT SU PRE TRIAL

O/C - ORIGINAL CHARGE

O/R - ON RECOGNIZANCE

PED - PRETRIAL ENFORCEMENT DIVISION

PPD - PALMER POLICE DEPARTMENT

VCOR - VIOLATING CONDITIONS OF RELEASE

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.

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