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.


September 9 at 10:21 p.m., AST arrested 37-year-old Clifford Fry of Wasilla following a reported domestic disturbance near South Doubletree Road. Fry was charged with Assault 4 (DV) and taken to MSPT without bail.

September 10 at 11:35 p.m., AST arrested 18-year-old Skyler Jackson of Big Lake following a reported disturbance near West Hollywood Road. Jackson was charged with Assault 4 (DV) and Criminal Mischief 4 (DV) and taken to MSPT without bail.

September 11 at 4:16 a.m., AST arrested 36-year-old William Howard of WAsilla following a traffic stop near mile 84 of the Parks Highway. Howard was charged with DWLR and released O/R.

September 11 at 7:40 p.m., AST arrested 44-year-old Robert Smith of Wasilla following a reported disturbance in Wasilla. Smith was charged with Criminal Mischief 5 (DV) and taken to MSPT.

September 11 at 9:19 p.m., AST received a report that a man had been shot on a hunting trip over eight miles off the Taylor Highway near Chicken. The Alaska Air National Guard Rescue Coordination Center was notified and responded with a UH-60 Blackhawk to locate and transport 74-year-old Michael Easley of Wasilla to Fort Wainwright. Easley was then taken to a Fairbanks hospital and pronounced dead. AST investigation is ongoing.

September 12 at 12:10 a.m., AST arrested 31-year-old Martin Pinard of Talkeetna following a reported domestic disturbance near East Saunders Road in Trapper Creek. Pinard was charged with Assault 3 and MIW 4 and taken to MSPT without bail.

September 12 at 1:54 a.m., AST arrested 44-year-old Chad Deardorff of Palmer following a report of a driver asleep at the wheel at a business on Bogard. Deardorff was charged with DUI and MIW 4 and taken to MSPT where he was released O/R.

September 13 at 9:50 a.m., AST responded to a report of a suspicious package at a medical facility in Palmer and investigation revealed that the package contained a flyer with religious statements and a QR code as well as three vials of biohazard material. FBI EOD technicians verified the contents of the vials to be human waste and biological fluids and the package and its contents were disposed of. AST reported that the suspect is believed to be a woman in Florida, however the suspect has not been positively identified, and outside agencies were contacted for assistance.

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.


DUI — Driving Under the Influence

DV — Domestic Violence

DWLR — Driving While License Revoked

EOD — Explosive Ordnance Device

FBI — Federal Bureau of Investigation

MIW — Misconduct Involving Weapons

MSPT — Mat-Su Pretrial

O/R — On Recognizance

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