Trooper Report Week of January 2, 2022 - P.O.W. Report

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Trooper Report Week of January 2, 2022


Location: Ketchikan

Type: VCOR

Dispatch Text:

On 01/02/2022 at about 1651 hours, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence at Mile 11 of the North Tongass Highway after receiving a report of a disturbance.  Investigation revealed that Erik Jensen, age 46 of Ketchikan was violating current conditions of release set by the Ketchikan Courthouse by consuming alcohol.  The conditions of release stem from the original charge of Assault in the 4th Degree DV.  Jensen was arrested and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center with no bail. 

Location: Ketchikan

Type: DUI

Dispatch Text:

On 01/01/2022 at about 2136 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle in the ditch at about mile 5 of the North Tongass Highway.  Investigation revealed that the driver Douzi Nguerdjeoubel, age 45 of Ketchikan was operating a motor vehicle while impaired by Alcohol.  Nguerdjeoubel was arrested for DUI and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center. 

Location: Klawock

Type: MVC - Injury

Dispatch Text:

On 01/05/2022 at 0750 hours, Prince of Wales State Troopers responded to a reported motor vehicle collision near 3-mile Boundary Road. Investigation revealed a 2008 Dodge Dakota driven by 23-year-old Whale Pass resident Jacob O’Neil, was traveling north when O’Neil reported he lost traction. O’Neil’s vehicle crossed over into the southbound lane and was struck by a 2011 Dodge Ram driven by 48-year-old Matthew Mendonsa of Thorne Bay. After O’Neil moved his vehicle from the impact point, it caught fire and continued to burn until Klawock Fire Department arrived. Both vehicles were totaled, and both O’Neil and Mendonsa were transported to the SEARHC Clinic for reported minor injuries.  Heavy ice is reported on all the roads on POW, and with warming temperatures forecasted, driving conditions are expected to deteriorate.  

Location: Prince of Wales

Type: DV Criminal Mischief V/ VCOR

Dispatch Text:

On 12/29/2021 at 1713 hours, the Thorne Bay VPSO received a call from the Thorne Bay EMS dispatch stating that there was a disturbance at a local residence. An investigation led to the arrest of Eli Brookins for Criminal Mischief and VCOR.

Other Reports Around the State:

Location: Palmer

Advisory Text:

At 1400 hours Palmer AST responded to a commercial vehicle roll-over at the Glenn Highway/Parks Highway interchange. A single semi-tractor with 40 foot trailer was blown across the lane of travel and onto its side. The vehicle is blocking the left lane of travel northbound from the Palmer exit, Immediately after the overpass. No means are available to remove it due to weather conditions, and the lane is expected to remain blocked until the morning of 1/3/22 when conditions improve. Use extreme caution when using the northbound Palmer exit, and travelling the area in general.

Location: 10 mile Kalifornsky Beach
Type: Felony DUI, MIW III, MIW IV, Leaving the scene of an accident

Dispatch Text:

On 12/27/21, AST Dispatch received a report of a single vehicle rollover near 10 mile of Kalifornsky Beach.  Troopers responded and located the driver, Sean Spiers, 33 yoa of Soldotna attempting to flee the scene on foot. Spiers was subsequently arrested for felony DUI.  A handgun was located at the scene of the crash and Spiers was found to be a convicted felon. He was remanded on charges of Felony DUI, MIW III, MIW IV, failure to report an accident, and driving while revoked.

Location: Fairbanks

Type: Child Endangerment

Dispatch Text:

Update 1/5/2022: On January 4, 2022, the Troopers Alaska Bureau of Investigation Fairbanks Major Crimes Unit identified and located the juvenile mother of the child that had been abandoned at the intersection of Dolphin Way and Chena Point Avenue in Fairbanks on New Year’s Eve. Troopers transported the juvenile mother to a Fairbanks area hospital for evaluation and medical care.  The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the baby being abandoned is ongoing, and no criminal charges have been filed at this time. The Alaska State Troopers would like to thank our partners at Interior Alaska center for Non-Violent Living (IAC), Stevie’s Place, and FMH Forensic Nursing for the critical resources they provide, as well as the countless Alaskans that submitted tips in an effort to resolve this case and protect the wellbeing of the baby and mother.

Update 1/4/2022: The child known as Teshawn from the note that was in the cardboard box with him, continues to be in good health and is in the care of the Office of Children’s Services (OCS). Alaska State Troopers are diligently seeking to identify the parents of the child and are following any and all leads. While the note mentions that the parents lived on Cormorant St., Troopers are asking the public to keep in mind the possibility that the baby came from a different location in the Fairbanks area. Troopers are in the process of submitting the child’s DNA as part of the ongoing efforts to determine immediate family. Anyone with information is asked to contact Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks by calling 907-451-5100 or submit a tip anonymously through the AKTips smartphone app. Or online at

On 12/31/21 at about 1400 hours, AST in Fairbanks received a report of a newborn child that was found abandoned in a cardboard box at the intersection of Dolphin Way and Chena Point Avenue.  The child was alive and seemed to have been abandoned at the location recently.  There was a note left with the child indicating the parent could not take care it.  The child was transported by EMS to a local hospital and was found to be in good health. Alaska State Troopers are asking that anyone who may have information about this child, contact AST in Fairbanks by calling 907-451-5100 or submit a tip anonymously through the AKTips smartphone app.

Location: Willow

Type: MVC- Damage/Moose

Dispatch Text:

On January 6, 2022 at 1730 hours AST came upon a motor vehicle collision near mile 75 Parks Hwy in Willow.  Michael Stitt (64 yoa of Willow) was driving his 2019 Ford F150 southbound when a moose ran across the highway.  Stitt collided with the moose, which caused disabling damage to his truck. AST dispatched the moose and a charity responded to salvage the meat.  Stitt was not injured, he was wearing a seatbelt.  

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