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Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Friday, December 04, 2009

By • Dec 5th, 2009 • Category: News

DISCLAIMER - Any Charges Reported in these Press Releases are Merely Accusations and the Defendants are Presumed Innocent Unless and Until Proven Guilty.test

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Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

Location: Ketchikan

Case number: 09-107679

Type: MVC-D, DWLS

Text: On 12-04-2009 at approximately 0758 hrs, AST and the North Tongass
Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to the area of 10 mile North Tongass for
a report of a single vehicle rollover. Post investigation revealed that
36 year old Buffy Chapman of Ketchikan was operating her 2000 Ford truck
northbound when she lost control on black ice. The vehicle crossed over
into the southbound lane and left the highway coming to rest on the
passenger side. Chapman was the sole occupant and stated she was
wearing her seatbelt. Chapman refused medical treatment or
transportation to the hospital. No traffic citations were issued
however, Chapman was issued a summons to appear in court for driving
while her Alaska driver license is suspended. The truck was a total
loss and towed by Purdy’s towing.

Author: GEW1
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 4:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 4:03 PM

B Detachment

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Location: Palmer
Case number: 09-107619
Type: MVC-D
Text: On 12/3/09 at approximately 2300 hours, AST responded to a 2
vehicle collision near mile 1.3 of Clark Wolverine road near Palmer.
Investigation determined that a 2004 Ford pickup, driven by Eddie Kazen,
34 of Palmer was westbound when he lost control of the vehicle on icy
roads and struck a 1990 Subaru passenger car driven by Benjamin Gray, 27
of Palmer who was eastbound. Damage to the Ford pickup was estimated at
$1,000 and the Subaru at $2,000. There were no injuries and all
occupants reporting wearing seat belts. Kazen was issued a citation for
basic speed.
Author: AMC1
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 1:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 1:43 AM

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Location: Willow

Case number: 09-107188

Type: Warrant Arrest

Text: On 12/2/09 at 1337 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted 47 year
old Anthony Cooper of Willow for an outstanding $250 APD warrant.
Cooper was arrested and remanded to Mat-Su Pre-trail.

Author: AJA2
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 9:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 9:11 AM

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Location: Wasilla

Case number: 09-107776

Type: Warrant Arrest

Text: On 12/4/09 at approximately 1209 hours, Alaska State Troopers
arrested Jesse L. Hill, 23 years of age of Wasilla, near mile 6 Fairview
Loop in Wasilla. Hill had two outstanding warrants for FTA to
Arraignment for original charge of DWLS. Hill was transported to the
Matsu Pretrial Facility where he was held. Bail was set at $1,500.00 c/c
per warrants.

Author: RRL1
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 4:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 4:44 PM

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Location: Wasilla

Case number: 09-107652

Type: MICS III, MICS IVx2, DUI

Text: On 12/04/09, at approximately 0342 hours, Alaska State Troopers
stopped a vehicle on the Parks highway near Church Road in Wasilla for
an equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Tina
M. Rose, age 43 of Wasilla. Investigation revealed that Rose was in
possession of suspected cocaine, prescription pills that she did not
have a prescription for and suspected heroin. Investigation further
reveled that Rose was driving under the influence of a controlled
substance. Rose was arrested and remanded to Mat-Su Pretrial where she
was held on $2500 cash bail.

Author: LRJ0
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 4:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 4:46 PM

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Location: Wasilla
Case number: 09-107790
Type: Burglary 1st, Theft 2nd
Text: On 12/04/2009, at approximately 1308 hours, Alaska State Troopers
responded to a report of a burglary in the area of W. Sassy Avenue near
Wasilla. Investigation revealed that various electronic items as well as
a brown purse were stolen from the residence. The stolen items are worth
approximately $2,000.00. The case is currently under investigation.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State
Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.
Author: LPH0
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 7:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 7:08 PM

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Location: Wasilla
Case number: 09-107797
Type: Driving Under the Influence
Text: On 12-4-09 at approximately 1331 hours, Alaska State Troopers
contacted Joshua J. Ziegler, age 20 of Anchorage, as the driver of a
1994 Chevy Blazer during a traffic stop near mile 43 of the Parks
Highway for a moving violation. Investigation revealed that Ziegler had
been operating his vehicle under the influence and impaired by a
controlled substance. Ziegler was arrested for DUI and transported to
Mat-Su Pre-Trial where he was remanded into custody and held on $500.00
bail.
Author: CBB0
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 10:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 10:16 PM

C Detachment

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Location: Selawik

Case number: 09-107666

Type: Warrant Arrest

Text: On 12/4/09 at approximately 0242 hours, Alaska State Troopers
contacted Laura Griest, age 18, at a residence in Selawik. Griest was
being sought by Alaska State Troopers for a misdemeanor arrest warrant
for Violating Conditions of Release. Griest was arrested and
transported to the Kotzebue Regional Jail where she was held on a
$2000.00 bail plus a court approved third party custodian.

Author: CGL0 for LAN1
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 6:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 6:51 AM

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Location: Selawik

Case number: 09-107667

Type: Warrant Arrest

Text: On 12/4/09 at approximately 0226 hours, Alaska State Troopers
contacted Darin Cleveland, age 18, at his residence in Selawik.
Cleveland was being sought by Alaska State Troopers for a misdemeanor
arrest warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Minor
Consuming Alcohol. Cleveland was arrested and transported to the
Kotzebue Regional Jail where he was held with no bail pending
arraignment.

Author: CGL0 for LAN1
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 6:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 6:58 AM

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Location: Kotlik

Case number: 09-107333

Type: Death Investigation

Text: On 12/2/09, at 2120 hours, AST Bethel received a report of an
infant death in the community of Kotlik. AST is responding to
investigate. No foul play is suspected.

Assigned: GSL0
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 12:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 12:55 PM

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Location: Nome patrol area

Case number: 09-107837

Type: Sexual Assault II

Text: On 12-4-09 at 1154 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a
report of a sexual assault that occurred in the Nome patrol area. A
suspect has been identified. Investigation continues.

Author: JLS4
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 4:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 4:08 PM

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Location: Nome patrol area

Case number: 09-107684

Type: Search and Rescue

Text: On 12-3-09 at 1920 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a
report of an overdue snowmobiler. The Army National Guard and the Nome
Search and Rescue Team were deployed. On 12-4-09 at 1230 hours, Michael
Benchoff, 47 of Nome, was located in good condition approximately 70
miles from Nome. Benchoff’s snowmobile broke down, forcing him to stay
overnight in a cabin.

Author: JLS4
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 4:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 4:55 PM

D Detachment

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Location: Delta Junction

Case number: 09-107213

Type: Burglary I, Criminal Mischief II, Theft II

Text: On 12/02/09 at approximately 1447 hours, troopers responded to a
residence in Brewis Subdivision for the report of a burglary.
Investigation revealed burglar’s forced entry into the residence and
stole miscellaneous items to include gold jewelry and ivory. Troopers
are asking for information about person’s who might have attempted to
sell jewelry and ivory in the area of Delta Junction.

Author: EIH0

Received Friday, December 04, 2009 12:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 12:28 AM

Location: Fairbanks

Case Number: 09-107644

Type: DUI

Text: On 12-4-09, at approximately 0215 hours, AST received a report
that a vehicle had gone off the roadway near the Chena River overpass on
the Parks Highway. Upon arrival AST contacted Brianna Lynch-age 21 of
Fairbanks, who was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence
of alcohol. Lynch was transported to FCC for remand where bail was set
at $1500.00. No injuries or vehicle damage reported.

Author: KLY0
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 5:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 5:18 AM

Location: Fairbanks

Case number: 09-107616

Type: DUI

Text: On 12/03/09, at 2239 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted
Michael FREUDENTHAL, 38, of Washington, On the Parks Highway near Geist
Road for multiple moving violations. Investigation revealed FREUDENTHAL
was Driving Under the Influence of alcohol. FREUDENTHAL was arrested
and remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center for DUI.

Author: WSD0
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 5:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 5:18 AM

Location: Fairbanks

Case number: 09-107645

Type: DUI

Text: On 12/04/09, at 0210 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted
Katherine ANDREIS, 38, of Fairbanks, on Washington Drive for an
equipment violation. Investigation revealed ANDREIS was Driving Under
the Influence of alcohol. ANDREIS was arrested and remanded to the
Fairbanks Correctional Center for DUI.

Author: WSD0
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 5:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 5:18 AM

Location: Fairbanks

Case Number: 09-107653

Type:Theft III

Text: On 12/04/2009 at 0417 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were
contacted regarding a report of a theft from a residence on Sandvik St,
Fairbanks. Investigation determined that someone had stolen $200
dollars from the owner of the residence. AST investigation continues.
Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact AST at
451-5100.

Author: SJW0
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 6:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 6:16 AM

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Location: North Pole

Case number: 09-107347

Type: DUI/Elude

Text: On 12-03-09 at approximately 2301 hours, Alaska State Troopers
conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford pickup truck at Atigun Way and
Bradway Rd. in North Pole for a traffic infraction. The driver, Shane
L. Seurer, 31, of North Pole, failed to stop as soon as practical and in
a reasonably safe manner when signaled to do so by a state trooper. AST
investigation further revealed that Seurer was driving under the
influence of alcohol. Seurer was arrested and remanded at Fairbanks
Correctional Center for Driving Under the Influence and Fail to Stop at
the Direction of a Officer. Seurer’s bail was set at $2,500.00.

Author: BTZ0

Received Friday, December 04, 2009 6:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 7:00 AM

E Detachment

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Location: Soldotna
Case number: 09-107658
Type: Warrant Arrest / False information
Text: On 12/4/09 at 0300 hours troopers responded to assist Kenai Police
Department with an investigation. Upon arrival Troopers contacted a
male who was eventually identified as Ryan Hoeldt, age 39 of Palmer who
had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. Hoeldt was
additionally charged with providing false information to a police
officer and remanded at Wildwood Pretrial Facility.
Author: OFH0
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 7:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 7:38 AM

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Location: Soldotna
Case number: 09-107637
Type: DUI
Text: On 12/3/09 at 2330 hours, troopers investigated a vehicle which
had been driven into the ditch on Eider Drive in Kenai. Investigation
revealed Brian Waara, age 31 of Soldotna, had been operation his vehicle
while intoxicated. Waara was arrested and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial
Facility on the charge of DUI.
Author: OFH0
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 7:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 7:30 AM

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Location: Girdwood
Case number: 09-106165
Type: Domestic Assault 4th Degree
Text: On 11/28/09, at approximately 0102 hours, a Trooper from Girdwood
responded to the Sitzmark Bar in Girdwood following the report of an
assault. Following an AST investigation Tyler Schmitt, age 27 of
Girdwood, was arrested for assaulting his 25 year old wife while seated
in their vehicle. Schmitt was eventually transported to the Anchorage
Jail where he was held with a $5,000 cash only bail.

Author: BWB1
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 2:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 2:38 PM

AK Wildlife Troopers

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Location: Petersburg
Case number: 09-107455
Type: Non-Resident Taking Deer Without Obtaining a Locking Tag
Text: On 12/03/09, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Petersburg Post, issued a
summons to Raliegh Harlen Cook, 39 yoa of Petersburg, in Petersburg for
taking a deer without having previously obtained a locking tag. An
investigation by Troopers revealed Cook, while still qualifying as a
non-resident, took a deer on 11/22/2009 on Horn’s Cliffs near Petersburg
without having previously purchased a required non-resident deer locking
tag. Arraignment is scheduled in the Petersburg District Court for
12/03/2009 at 1000 hours.
Author: SDS1
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 7:04 AM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 7:56 AM

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Location: Seward
Case number: 09-107676
Type: False Statement
Text: On 12/4/09, John E. Stiles, 60 yoa, of Natural Bridges NY, was
cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Seward Post, for making false
statements as to material facts on resident sport fishing licenses (2008
& 2009). Bail was set at $620.00.
Author: MDC0
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 12:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 12:07 PM

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Location: Talkeetna
Case number: 09-107673

Type: Warrant Arrest

Text: On 12/04/2009 at approximately 0630 hours Sunshine Tesoro reported
that Jennifer Spain age 48 of Talkeetna, was at the gas station and was
under the influence. Spain left before Troopers were able to contact
her. At approximately 0730 hours Spain returned to Sunshine Tesoro,
Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Spain at approximately 0735 hours.
Investigation revealed that Spain had an outstanding warrant for her
arrest for Failure to Appear. Spain was taken into custody and remanded
to Mat-Su Pre-Trial with bail set at $500.00.

Author: DGV1
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 1:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 1:24 PM

AK Bureau of Alcohol & Drug Enforcement…No news reported.

AK Bureau of Investigation

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Location: Wasilla

Case number: 09-107610

Type: Death Investigation

Text: On 12-3-09 at 1838 hours State Troopers received a report that 49
year old Linda Million of Wasilla, had not been seen or heard from since
early in the morning. Murray had left a residence on Fairview Loop near
Wasilla on foot at about 5:00 a.m. on December 3, 2009, and she had not
been heard from or seen since that time. Search and rescue efforts were
initiated, including Helo 1, Matsar, and AMRG. At about 1305 hours
today, 12-4-09, Helo 1 located the body of Linda Million about =BC mile
into the woods to the north of the residence she was last seen. Initial
observations would suggest that she may have died from hypothermia. The
body was transported to the SME by Helo 1 for an autopsy. Next of kin
have been notified, and the case remains under investigation.

Author: PADB1
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 6:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 6:49 PM

Headquarters…No news reported.

AK Bureau of Highway Patrol

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Location: Girdwood
Case number: 09-107803

Type: Warrant Arrest
Text: On 12/4/09 at approximately 1405 hours the AST Bureau of Highway
Patrol, Kenai Peninsula Team contacted a passenger of a vehicle near
mile 103 of the Seward Highway after it was stopped for an equipment
violation. The passenger was identified as Seanna M. Jensen, age 19, of
Anchorage. Jensen was found to have a $150.00 warrant for her arrest.
The warrant was for failure to appear on the original charge of MCA.
Jensen was arrested and remanded at Anchorage Jail where she was held on
$150.00 bail.

Author: JLD3
Received Friday, December 04, 2009 11:04 PM and posted Friday, December 04, 2009 11:06 PM

AK Bureau of Judicial Services…No news reported.

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