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 27 at 1:44 p.m., AST received a report of an assault in Palmer and arrested 30-year-old Corey Holbrook of Palmer. Holbrook was taken to MSPT without bail.
October 27 at 5:32 p.m., AST arrested 30-year-old Jake Harris of Wasilla following a reported disturbance near Country Drive in Wasilla. Harris was charged with Assault 4 (DV) and taken to MSPT without bail.
October 28 at 4:00 a.m., AST arrested 53-year-old Crystal Richardson of Big Lake near Hollywood Road in Big Lake. Richardson had a VCOR warrant and was taken to MSPT on $250 cash preferred bail.
October 28 at 4:00 p.m., AST with the CSU arrested 37-year-old Devin Blawat of Big Lake near the Parks Highway in Houston. Blawat had a $1,000 warrant for Assault 3, Assault 4, and Criminal Mischief 4 and was taken to MSPT.
October 28 at 4:09 p.m., AST received a report that a 3500 generator, four deep cycle batteries and a set of oxygen and acetylene tanks were stolen from property near Airolo Drive in Wasilla.
PALMER POLICE DEPARTMENT
October 24, PPD arrested 36-year-old Albert Wood of Palmer for Criminal Mischief 4. Wood was taken to MSPT without bail.
October 24, PPD arrested 51-year-old Timmothy Balcom of Anchorage on a $1,000 FTC warrant on the O/C of Assault 3 and a separate Assault 4 no bail warrant. Balcom was taken to MSPT.
October 24, PPD issued a summons to 29-year-old Nathanial Cameron of Palmer for DUI.
October 21, PPD received a report of $2,000 in items stolen from First Baptist Church in Palmer. Investigation is ongoing.
October 20, PPD arrested 48-year-old Archie Watson of Palmer on a $250 FTA warrant on the O/C of Drunk on Licensed Premises and Disorderly Conduct. Watson was taken to MSPT.
October 19, PPD issued a summons to 60-year-old Mark Osiecki of Palmer following a report of a dangerous driver on Alaska Street. Osiecki was summonsed for DUI and Refusal.
WASILLA POLICE DEPARTMENT
October 19 at 4:54 p.m., WPD arrested 58-year-old David Keller of Wasilla following a report of a dangerous driver. Keller was supplied a BAC of .165 and was charged with his third DUI and his vehicle was impounded. Keller was taken to MSPT.
October 20 at 9:29 p.m., WPD arrested 38-year-old Austin Stuart of Anchorage following a welfare check at Carrs. Stuart was charged with DUI and taken to MSPT.
October 21 at 1:01 p.m., WPD arrested 30-year-old Wesley Mehalshick of Wasilla following a traffic stop. Mehalshick had a warrant for FTC on the O/C of Assault 4 and separate warrants for Assault 4, Theft 3, DWLR, Improper Use of Registration and MICS. Mehalshick was taken to MSPT.
October 22 at 12:39 a.m., WPD issued a summons to 30-year-old Leron Simmons of Wasilla following a traffic stop. Simmons was charged with DUI and released to a responsible party.
October 22 at 12:13 p.m., WPD arrested 26-year-old Amirah Rutledge of Big Lake following a report of a female asleep at the wheel at Holiday gas station. Rutledge was charged with DUI and MICS and taken to MSPT.
October 22 at 11:36 p.m., WPD arrested 37-year-old Daniel Ward of Wasilla at Carrs. Ward had three arrest warrants and was additionally charged with Resisting Arrest and MICS.
October 23 at 3:24 a.m., WPD arrested Tianna Ray on two warrants. Ray was taken to MSPT.
October 23 at 3:23 p.m., WPD arrested 33-year-old Rochelle Tims of Wasilla during an unrelated arrest warrant service. Tims had a warrant for FTA on charges of Criminal Trespass and was taken to MSPT.
October 23 at 5:51 p.m., WPD issued a summons to Alynne Adams for Assault 4, Criminal Mischief 5, and VCOR at Target.
October 23 at 7:40 p.m., WPD arrested 39-year-old Jason McDonnell of Wasilla for DUI and VCOR. McDonnell was taken to MSPT.
October 24 at 1:45 a.m., WPD arrested 21-year-old David Natekin of Wasilla for DUI. Natekin was taken to MSPT.
October 24 at 3:02 p.m., WPD arrested 22-year-old Corey Wolff of Wasilla following contact with a suspicious vehicle. Wolff had a FTC warrant and was taken to MSPT.
October 24 at 3:52 p.m., WPD summonsed 40-year-old Cassandra Heil of Palmer following a report of someone asleep behind the wheel at JoAnn Fabrics on the Parks Highway. Heil was charged with DUI and released to a responsible party.
October 24 at 3:11 p.m., WPD arrested 38-year-old Gerald Fisher of Wasilla while investigating shoplifting at Walmart. Fisher had a FTA warrant for Criminal Trespass and was taken to MSPT.
October 24 at 5:17 p.m., WPD arrested 38-year-old Michael Roth of Wasilla following a reported assault. Roth was charged with Assault 4 (DV) and taken to MSPT.
October 25 at 6:10 a.m., WPD summonsed 29-year-old Steven Martinez of Wasilla at Basil Ginger on Roberts Circle following a report of a suspicious vehicle. Martinez was issued a summons for DUI and MICS 5.
October 25 at 2:04 a.m., WPD arrested 23-year-old Eithan Smith of Wasilla following a traffic stop. Smith was charged with DUI 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.
ACRONYM CHEAT SHEET
BAC — Blood Alcohol Content
CSU — Criminal Suppression Unit
DUI — Driving Under the Influence
DV — Domestic Violence
DWLR — Driving While License Revoked
FTA — Failure to Appear
FTC — Failure to Comply
MICS — Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances
MSPT — Mat-Su Pretrial
O/C — Original Charge
Refusal — Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test
VCOR — Violating Conditions of Release