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August 2 at 12:49 p.m., AST received a report of a large wooden “Iditarod Trail dog crossing” sign stolen from Burma Road near Moore Road in Big Lake.

August 2 at 4:31 p.m., AST responded to a report of a male shooting from a vehicle near Palmer Fishhook Road in Palmer and continuing to fire traveling down Pittman Road in Wasilla and eventually northbound on the Parks Highway. AST searched near the Kashwitna River for approximately an hour and received descriptions of a possibly Alaska Native male with long hair and a scruffy beard driving a silver 2012 Ford Focus. Shell casings were recovered and investigation is continuing.


July 27, PPD arrested Fa’au’uga Shane Ma’a Fuifatu of Palmer on a $250 FTA warrant on the O/C of Assault 4 (DV). Fuifatu was taken to MSPT.

July 27, PPD arrested 27-year-old Jason Eastham of Wasilla on a $250 felony FTA warrant on the O/C of Assault 4 (DV). Eastham was taken to MSPT.

August 1, PPD arrested 23-year-old Andrew Gittlein of Wasilla for Felony DUI. Gittlein was taken to MSPT without bail.

August 2, PPD issued a summons to 22-year-old Troy Davis of Wasilla for DLWR and DWLI.


July 22 at 12:37 a.m., WPD charged 36-year-old Jessica Hartman with MICS 5 through the DAO following a traffic stop.

July 25, WPD arrested 40-year-old Cassandra Heil-Nix of Wasilla for DUI and MICS. Heil-Nix was taken to MSPT.

July 26 at 12:36 a.m., WPD forwarded charges of Reckless Driving and DWLI through the DAO.

July 27 at 7:44 a.m., WPD arrested 52-year-old Yvette LeMaster of Glennallen for MICS 4 and DUI. Lemaster was taken to MSPT.

July 27 at 10:30 a.m., WPD arrested 39-year-old Clyde Carvalho of Wasilla for three charges of MICS 2 and Parole Violation. Carvalho was taken to MSPT.

July 29 at 6:49 p.m. WPD responded to Walmart for a reported disturbance and arrested John Dommek for Assault 4 (DV). Dommek was taken to MSPT.

July 30 at 8:32 a.m., WPD arrested 25-year-old Kyle Ray of Wasilla on an outstanding FTA warrant on the O/C of Assault 4. Ray was taken to MSPT.

July 31 at 2:41 a.m., WPD arrested Frederick Smith after conducting a traffic stop. Frederick was charged with MICS 4 and issued a summons for DLWR and a citation for expired registration and taken to MSPT.

July 31 at 10:11 a.m., WPD issued a criminal summons to 47-year-old Michelle Wold of Wasilla for Trespassing.

July 31 at 7:38 p.m., WPD arrested 33-year-old John Seavey of Wasilla following a brief pursuit after Seavey was reported driving recklessly on a motorcycle near Wasilla Fishhook Road in Wasilla. Seavey was charged with MICS 4 and Felony Eluding, taken to MSRMC for minor injuries and later taken to MSPT.

August 1 at 11:53 p.m., WPD located a motorhome stolen out of Anchorage in 2016 at the end of Centaur Road in Wasilla. APD was notified.

August 2 at 11:30 a.m., WPD arrested 61-year-old Donald Barnhardt of Wasilla during a welfare check. Barnhardt 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.

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