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.

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

ALASKA STATE TROOPERS

October 24 at 1:37 p.m., AST arrested 26-year-old Casey Kerr of Wasilla for Assault 4 (DV) following a response to a disturbance on Pioneer Peak Drive in Wasilla. Kerr was taken to MSPT without bail.

October 24 at 3:46 p.m., AST arrested Kyle Anderson at the intersection of the Old Glenn Highway and Plumley Road in Butte after receiving reports of Anderson in the area. Anderson had active warrants for his arrest and was additionally charged with MICS 4. Anderson was taken to MSPT without bail.

October 25, AST arrested 32-year-old Jonathan Pinckley of Wasilla for Theft 4 and Criminal Trespass 1. Pinckley was taken to MSPT and released O/R.

October 25 at 4:40 p.m., AST arrested 21-year-old Kyle Matson of Wasilla after approaching AST conducting an unrelated investigation and stating that the patrol vehicles were parked illegally. Matson had a $250 Theft 2 warrant and was taken to MSPT on $250 cash bail.

October 25 at 7:42 p.m., AST arrested 36-year-old Chase Apalone of Wasilla on a $3,500 warrant on the O/C of Theft 2 following a welfare check in Wasilla. Apalone was taken to MSPT on $3,500 cash bail.

October 26 at 4:59 p.m., AST arrested 51-year-old Douglas Martinson of Wasilla after responding to a pickup in the ditch. Martinson failed FST’s, provided a breath sample of .173 and was charged with DUI and taken to MSPT on $500 cash bail.

October 27 at 10:52 a.m., AST received a report of a stolen Delco Remi automotive starter and a can of fuel from a residence on North Infinite Road in Wasilla.

October 27 at 1:17 p.m., AST received a report of a stolen generator and power tools from a residential construction site on East Tex Al Drive in Palmer.

October 27 at 11:06 a.m., AST received a report of a 2018 White Kia Rio with license plate KDN199 from a residence on Pioneer Peak Drive in Wasilla.

October 27 at 7:39 a.m., AST arrested 35-year-old Ryan Vukson on a FTA warrant on the O/C of Criminal Mischief 5 on North Pioneer Peak Drive in Wasilla. Vukson was taken to MSPT on $500 cash bond bail.

October 28 at 3:30 a.m., AST arrested 19-year-old Cherie Vroman of Wasilla following a reported motor vehicle collision near Schwald Road in Wasilla. Vroman had an outstanding warrant for DUI and was additionally charged with MCA and was taken to MSPT without bail.

October 29, AST arrested 47-year-old Joshua Dougherty of Talkeetna following a report of a disturbance in Talkeetna. Dougherty was charged with Assault 4 (DV) and taken to MSPT without bail.

October 29 at 10:19 a.m., AST with Palmer Judicial Services arrested 27-year-old Whitney Woodworth of Palmer on an outstanding FTA warrant on the O/C of FTS 2 at the Palmer Courthouse. Woodworth was taken to MSPT on $200 cash bail.

October 29 at 2:56 p.m., AST received a report of a burglary of $500 of wire and $3,500 of damage to a property near Ridge Line Drive in Wasilla.

October 29 at 4:30 p.m., AST arrested 32-year-old Matthew Smith following a reported theft on Pioneer Peak Drive in Wasilla. Smith had an outstanding FTA and FTC warrants on the O/C of Assault 4 (DV). Smith was taken to MSPT on $2,500 cash or corporate bail with court conditions for release.

October 29 at 9:46 p.m., AST arrested 31-year-old Case Huston of Big Lake near the intersection of Paddy Place and Foothills Drive in Wasilla. Huston had outstanding warrants for Probation Violation on the O/C of Vehicle Theft and was taken to MSPT on $1,500 bail.

PALMER POLICE DEPARTMENT

October 21, PPD arrested 30-year-old Dustin L. Helmandollar of Palmer on a FTA warrant on the OC of DUI.

October 22, PPD forwarded charges of Assault 4 and Harassment 2 to the DAO on 25-year-old Letia Martin of Palmer.

October 23, PPD arrested 32-year-old Trent White of Palmer for Criminal Trespassing 2. White was taken to MSPT and released O/R.

October 25, PPD arrested 67-year-old Terry Ray of Wasilla on a $15,000 SAM 2 warrant. Ray was taken to MSPT.

October 25, PPD arrested 25-year-old Jamie Wooley of Palmer on a $750 FTA warrant on the O/C of VCOR and Eluding 2. Wooley was taken to MSPT.

October 26, PPD arrested 20-year-old Jordan Boston of Gakona on a $100 warrant for Assault 4 and Resisting Arrest. Boston was taken to MSPT.

October 27, PPD arrested 45-year-old Christopher Allchin of Palmer for DLWR and Improper Display of Registration. Allchin was taken to MSPT and released O/R.

WASILLA POLICE DEPARTMENT

October 6 at 9:22 a.m., WPD arrested Kevin and Kyle McManus on active arrest warrants on Success Drive. Both kevin and Kyle was taken to MSPT and .08 grams of suspected heroin was found and sent to the crime lab.

October 16 at 5:38 p.m., WPD received a report of a dangerous driver and arrested 21-year-old Breana Leondakos of Wasilla for DUI.

October 14 at 2:47 a.m., WPD arrested Jessie Bradshaw for DUI and Refusal near the intersection of Vaunda Avenue and Southway Street after a towing company reported Bradshaw requesting their services after driving into the ditch.

October 14 at 11:14 p.m., WPD took a report of theft from mailboxes near the intersection of Melanie Avenue and Success Drive.

October 15 at 1:53 p.m., WPD arrested 53-year-old Milysha Houston of Wasilla for DUI at Wal-Mart. HOuston was taken to MSPT on $750 bail.

October 15 at 2:49 a.m., WPD arrested 46-year-old Jason Dowell of Wasilla for DLWS, expired registration and DWLI and taken to MSPT.

October 15 at 1:00 p.m., WPD forwarded charges of DWLS and DWLI to the DAO for 36-year-old Mark Smith of Wasilla following a traffic stop.

October 15 at 9:03 p.m., WPD issued a criminal summons to 22-year-old Jacon Mcanulty of Wasilla for DWLR for Refusal. Mcanulty was released on scene to a valid driver.

October 16 at 10:45 p.m., WPD arrested 27-year-old Megan Unger of Houston for MICS 5. Unger was taken to MSPT.

October 16 at 12:34 a.m., WPD arrested Brett Hopper following the location of a stolen trailer at Tesoro at the intersection of the Parks Highway and Main Street. Hopper was charged with MICS 3, MIW 2 and 3 and taken to MSPT.

October 17 at 10:23 p.m., WPD was informed of a stolen vehicle by MATCOM Dispatch Center while conducting a security check at Carrs. Jon Reisner was arrested following an 11.6 mile pursuit with assistance from an AST spike strip. Reisner was arrested for FTS 1 and Assault 3. The passenger, Everett McCormick was arrested on two warrants for False Information and VCOR.

October 18 WPD responded to Six Roblees for a report of $1,799 worth or merchandise that was stolen in the early morning of October 18.

October 18 at 5:27 p.m., WPD charged 37-year-old Eric Tomasino Jr., of Palmer for Violating a DVPO.

October 18 at 6:55 p.m., WPD received a report of a dangerous driver and arrested 50-year-old Timothy Balcom for DUI and DLWR. Balcom was taken to MSPT.

October 19 at 1:01 a.m., WPD arrested 32-year-old Rion Christofferson for DUI. Christofferson was taken to MSPT.

October 21 at 9:00 p.m., WPD responded to investigate an attempted armed robbery at McDonald’s and arrested Richard Clifford following investigation. Clifford was taken to MSPT on charges of MIWS 3 and 5, MICS 4, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Assault 4 on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief 4, Disorderly Conduct, and False Information.

October 23 at 6:52 p.m., WPD arrested Timothy Drake following a shoplifting in progress at Target. Drake was arrested for two counts of VCOR, MICS 5 and Theft 4 and taken to MSPT.

October 23 at 11:47 p.m., WPD issued a criminal citation to Carlos Law for DWLS with prior convictions. Law was released and the vehicle was impounded.

October 25, WPD arrested 22-year-old Dillon Pollard of Wasilla following a hit and run accident at the intersection of the Parks Highway and Weber Street. Pollard had an outstanding arrest warrant for FTA and was taken to MSPT on $100 cash bail.

October 26 at 10:16 a.m., WPD arrested Torre Brown following a report of someone slumped over the wheel in the Fred Meyer parking lot. Brown was arrested for DUI and MICS 5 and taken to MSPT.

October 27 at 5:58 p.m., WPD arrested Michael Ahkiviana following a report of an assault near Lucille Street. Ahkiviana was charged with Assault 4 (DV) and taken to MSPT.

DAO - DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

DUI - DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

DV - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

DWLI - DRIVING WITHOUT LIABILITY INSURANCE

DWLR - DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED

DWLS - DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED

FST - FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS

FTA - FAILURE TO APPEAR

FTS - FAILURE TO STOP AT THE DIRECTION OF A PEACE OFFICER

MICS - MISCONDUCT INVOLVING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

MCA - MINOR CONSUMING ALCOHOL

MSPT - MAT SU PRE TRIAL

OC - ORIGINAL CHARGE

O/R - ON RECOGNIZANCE

Refusal - REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A CHEMICAL TEST

SAM - SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR

VCOR - VIOLATING CONDITIONS OF RELEASE

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