Trooper Report Week of January 6, 2019 - P.O.W. Report

Monday, January 14, 2019

Trooper Report Week of January 6, 2019

Location: Ketchikan

AK19000975
Type: Warrant Arrest, Hindering Prosecution I, MICS IV, VCOR (3 counts)
Dispatch Text:

On January 4, 2019, at about 1309 hours, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and a US Forestry Law Enforcement Officer contacted 34 year old Angelina McDonald of Ketchikan, at a residence near mile 8 of the North Tongass Highway. Subsequent investigation revealed McDonald was in violation of her court ordered conditions of release. Further investigation revealed that McDonald was aiding Jason Simpson, age 35 of Ketchikan, in avoiding apprehension who had multiple outstanding felony warrants for his arrest. Simpson was taken into custody on the warrants and transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center. McDonald was taken into custody and charged with Hindering Prosecution in the 1st Degree, Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree, and 3 counts of Violating Conditions of Release. Both were held pending arraignments.


Location: Ketchikan

AK19001969
Type: VCOR
Dispatch Text:

On January 9, 2019 at approximately 0945 hrs, Alaska State Troopers received a report that 52 year old, Rodney Kraus of Ketchikan had been consuming alcoholic beverages in violation of his Court ordered conditions of release. AST contacted Kraus at a residence on N. Tongass Hwy and subsequent investigation revealed Kraus had consumed alcoholic beverages. Kraus was taken into custody and transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center, where he was lodged pending his arraignment. Kraus is charged with Violating Conditions of Release, a misdemeanor offense.


Location: Ketchikan

AK19002144
Type: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender 2nd Degree
Dispatch Text:

On 01/09/2019 at about 1813 hours, the Alaska State Troopers contacted and arrested Harvey Scan, age 67 of Ketchikan in the 2400 block of Tongass Avenue after Skan was found to be out of compliance as a convicted sex offender and failed to register as required. Skan was remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center


Location: Prince of Wales Island

AK19002215
Type: Number Plate Violation
Dispatch Text:

On 1/9/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Prince of Wales Island conducted an routine inspection of the F/V Pepperoni during a geoduck offload in Craig. The captain of the vessel was identified as Desi Mangini, age 31 of Washington. Mangini had failed to display the 2019 CFEC number plate during the fishery as required by AS16.05.520(a). Mangini was issued an Alaska Uniform Citation for the violation.


Location: Prince of Wales Island

AK18086406
Type: Improper Buoy Markings
Dispatch Text:

On 1/9/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Prince of Wales Island issued an Alaska Uniform Citation to Eric Riemer, age 39 of Ketchikan for Improper Buoy markings on personal use shrimp gear. Riemer was found to have been fishing a string of shrimp gear near the community of Hydaburg without any of the buoy markings required by 5AAC77.010(d).


Location: Prince of Wales Island

AK19002278
Type: Fail to Seal - Wolf Hides
Dispatch Text:

On 1/10/19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Prince of Wales Island were contacted by Thomas George, age 63 of Klawock, to have two wolves sealed that he had trapped in December 2018. The wolf season on POW had closed at midnight on 12/21/18, and all hides were required to be sealed within 14 days per 5AAC92.170. George was issued an Alaska Uniform Citation for failing to have the wolves sealed within the 14 day period.


Location: Klawock

AK19002659
Type: Probation Violation
Dispatch Text:

On January 11, 2019, at about 4:45PM, the Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales island contacted 30 year Hydaburg resident Jessica Montgomery during a traffic stop. The investigation resulted in Jessica being arrested for a probation violation. Jessica was remanded to the Craig Jail where she was held without bail.


Location: Ketchikan

AK19002624
Type: Assault 4 on Officer, Resisting Arrest, Warrant Arrest
Dispatch Text:

On January 11, 2019, Alaska State Troopers received information that 19 year old Kailee Tavares of Ketchikan was inside an apartment near Austin Street. Subsequent investigation revealed Tavares hiding in a closet of the residence. When AST attempted to take Tavares into custody, she resisted arrest by physically struggling against Troopers efforts. Tavares was ultimately taken into custody. While being placed in the patrol vehicle, Tavares struck a Trooper in the face with her foot. Tavares was transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center where she was held on $20,500 bail. She is charged with the new misdemeanor offenses of Assault in the 4th Degree on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest.


Location: Ketchikan

AK19002551
Type: Warrant Arrest
Dispatch Text:

On January 11, 2019, Alaska State Troopers contacted 40 year old Sherry Whitney of Ketchikan at a residence on N. Tongass Highway. She was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for her arrest on a Petition to Revoke her Probation. Whitney was transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center where she was held on $20,000 bail.


Location: Prince of Wales

AK17070166
Type: Possession of Child Pornography
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*UPDATE

On 1/9/2019, Forsberg was found guilty on 10 separate counts of possession of child pornography after a two day jury trial in Ketchikan. Each count carries a presumptive range of 2 -12 years to serve in jail, and a requirement to register as a sex offender for 15 years.

On 9/29/2017, Prince of Wales AST began an investigation into the Unlawful Exploitation of a Minor, and on-line enticement of a minor. The investigation stemmed from 15 year old female receiving explicit images via messenger. Walter Forsberg, 18 years of age from Metlakatla was interviewed and his cellular phone was seized. Ultimately, the phone was forensically examined by the Alaska Bureau of Investigations, Technical Crimes Unit and multiple images of child pornography were discovered. The images are of children between the estimated ages of 18 months – 10 years of age being sexually abused.

On 1/25/2018 a Grand Jury indicted Forsberg on 10 separate counts of Possession of Child Pornography, A.S. 11.61.127. An arrest warrant was issued for Forsberg. Later that same day, and at approximately 1925 hours, Forsberg was arrested in Metlakatla on the outstanding warrant.

Investigation into the identities of the children is ongoing with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.





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