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

December 2 at 2:28 p.m., AST arrested 48-year-old Ronald Franklin of Big Lake near Halston Street. Franklin was charged with two counts of Assault 4 (DV) and Criminal Mischief 4 (DV) for assaulting two family members while intoxicated and damaging property. Franklin was taken to MSPT without bail.

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December 4 at 5:24 p.m., AST responded to a juvenile who had been struck by a vehicle on Church Road in Wasilla. 34-year-old Michael Morrison of Wasilla took evasive actions to avoid hitting the juvenile and provided emergency first aid on scene. The juvenile was taken to MSRMC with non-life threatening injuries.

December 6 at 10:08 a.m., 57-year-old Dolly Hampton of Wasilla was reported missing by a family member. Anyone with information related to Ms. Hampton's disappearance is urged to contact Troopers at 907-745-2131 or Mat-Su Crime Stoppers at 907-745-3333. Reference AST case number AK18086642.

December 6 at 12:20 a.m., AST arrested 38-year-old William Murray of Big Lake for two felony arrest warrants near Hunter Street. Murray was taken to MSPT.

December 6 at 3:59 a.m., AST arrested 29-year-old Chance Gypin of Wasilla on felony no bail warrants for parole violation on the O/C of Assault 3. Gypin was the passenger in a vehicle at the G&G Food Mart on Fireweed road and was taken to MSPT without bail.

December 8 at 12:29 a.m., AST arrested 34-year-old Alison Hooks of Wasilla on outstanding warrant arrests on the O/C of MICS 4. Hooks was stopped in a 1994 Ford Ranger for an equipment violation and taken to MSPT on $500 bail.

December 8 at 3:55 a.m., AST arrested 31-year-old O’Keith Bell of Wasilla for assaulting a family member on West Reliance Road in Wasilla. Bell was charged with Assault 4 and Criminal Mischief 4 and taken to MSPT without bail.

December 10 at 6:32 responded to a report of counterfeit currency at the Holiday gas station on the Parks Highway and Pittman Road.

December 11 at 9:45 a.m., AST arrested 25-year-old Kehleb-Colton Johnson at Birch Harbor Road in Houston on an active arrest warrant for violating probation on the O/C of MICS 4. Johnson was taken to MSPT on $5,000 bail.

December 10 at 8:00 a.m., AST with the CSU in Palmer and AWT located five stolen firearms and fifteen suspected stolen firearms when responding to a report of a located ATV that had been stolen on Bodenburg Loop in the Butte by 35-year-old Jessica Krieger of Palmer. Troopers also located 28-year-old Trevor Bernard of Anchorage on two active MIW 3 arrest warrants. On

December 11 at 8:00 p.m., AST arrested 58-year-old Orville Newhall of Houston after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle near Forest Park Drive and Lakeshore Drive in Houston. Newhall was arrested on active warrants and taken to MSPT on $100 bail.

December 11, the CSU arrested Krieger on five counts of Theft 2 and taken to MSPT.

December 12 at 4:31 a.m., AST arrested 42-year-old Brandee Stone of Wasilla near Sasbo Bluff Loop in Wasilla. Troopers responded to a disturbance call and arrested Stone on active warrants. Stone was taken to MSPT with a $100 cash appearance bail.

December 12, AST arrested 26-year-old William Stephens on outstanding warrants on the O/C of Attempted Murder 1, Assault 1, and Assault 3. Stephens was taken to MSPT and held without bail.

December 12 at 12:35 p.m., 33-year-old Jerod Marosticamistler turned himself in to the Palmer AST post on a warrant for FTC with probation on the O/C of Eluding. Marosticamistler was taken to MSPT on $5,000 bail.

December 12 at 7:56 a.m., AST received a report of two small light bars stolen from a vehicle at a business on Sylvan Road.

PALMER POLICE DEPARTMENT

December 3, PPD arrested 38-year-old Rosebud Sweeney of Palmer for Theft 4 and Trespassing 1. Sweeney was taken to MSPT and released O/R.

December 4, PPD forwarded charges of Criminal Trespass 2 to the DAO for 51-year-old Duane Anderson of Palmer.

December 4, PPD arrested 21-year-old Raven Lee Ann Evan of Palmer for Assault 4 on a Police Officer. Evan was taken to MSPT on $500 bail.

December 5, PPD arrested 28-year-old Kateryne Murray of Wasilla for Criminal Mischief 4. Murray was taken to MSPT without bail.

December 5, PPD arrested 57-year-old Barbara Saenz of Palmer for DUI. Saenz was taken to MSPT on $1,000 bail.

December 8, PPD arrested 47-year-old Robert Malone of Palmer for Assault 4. Malone was taken to MSPT without bail.

December 8, PPD arrested 20-year-old Jeremiah Johnson of Palmer for VCOR. Johnson was taken to MSPT on $1,00 bail.

AWT - ALASKA WILDLIFE TROOPERS

CSU - CRIMINAL SUPPRESSION UNIT

DUI - DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

DV - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

MICS - MISCONDUCT INVOLVING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

MIW - MISCONDUCT INVOLVING WEAPONS

MSPT - MAT SU PRE TRIAL

MSRMC - MAT SU REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

O/C - ORIGINAL CHARGE

O/R - ON RECOGNIZANCE

Anyone that has information about these incidents are encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers or the MATSU Crimestoppers at 745-3333.

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