Trooper Report Week of March 13, 2022 - P.O.W. Report

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Trooper Report Week of March 13, 2022


Location: Prince of Wales

Type: Drugs/Probation Violation

Dispatch Text:

On 03/12/2022, Alaska State Troopers responded to the home of Jonathan McGraw in Nuakati Bay to conduct a probation check at the request of the Department of Corrections. AST located methamphetamine, numerous prescription pills, marijuana, syringes, scales, baggies, cash, and assorted paraphernalia. Also located were products and chemicals used to taint drug testing attempts. McGraw was arrested for probation violation and further charges are pending.

From Around the State: 

Location: Meadow Lakes

Type: Death Investigation

Dispatch Text:

On March 13, 2022, at 9:39 pm, the Alaska State Troopers were notified of a shooting on Forest Hills Drive in Meadow Lakes. Troopers immediately responded to the area. A preliminary investigation determined that a camper was occupied by two adults when multiple gunshots were fired from outside the camper into it. One of the occupants, 28-year-old Wasilla resident Kelsey Damman, was located with a gunshot wound by the other occupant. Damman was pronounced deceased at the scene despite the other occupant and first responders' live-saving efforts. Her remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy, and her next of kin were notified. No arrests have been made at this time.

Investigators ask that anyone with information about this incident please call (907) 352-5401. To remain anonymous, you can submit information through the AKTips smartphone app, by texting the keyword AKTIPS, followed by your tip to 847411, or online at

Location: Hatcher Pass

Type: Search and Rescue

Dispatch Text:

On March 10, 2022, at 10:00 pm, the Alaska State Troopers were notified of an injured adult male skier in the Seth Holden Hut in Hatcher Pass. The skier and his companion reported that they had enough food and supplies for 24 hours. The skier received non-life-threatening injuries after inadvertently triggering an avalanche in the area. Poor weather on March 11 prevented a private helicopter as well as a medevac helicopter from extracting the injured skier and his adult male companion. The Alaska State Troopers notified the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center who tasked an Alaska Army National Guard helicopter crew with the rescue on March 11. On March 12, 2022 at 9:50 am, the Alaska Army National Guard was able to extract both skiers and transport them to a Mat-Su area hospital for medical treatment.

Location: Togiak

Type: Robbery 1, Robbery 2, Theft 2 and Criminal Mischief 5

Dispatch Text:

On 3/15/22 at 0045 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Dillingham were notified that Happy’s convenience store in Togiak, had just been robbed at gunpoint by an unknown assailant. It was reported that a male entered the store with a rifle, pointed it at the store clerk, stole the cash register, and fled the store. In the process of fleeing, the assailant dropped the rifle. Local Village Police Officer’s responded and recovered the rifle, which was discovered to be a pellet gun, but the suspect was not located.

On 3/15/22 at 1400 hours, troopers from Bethel ABI and a King Salmon based trooper arrived separately in Togiak to investigate.  A suspect was identified as Christopher Wade Chuckwuk, age 34 of Togiak.  Chuckwuk has an active no bail warrant for parole violation.  Efforts to locate Chuckwuk in and around Togiak were unsuccessful and he was reported to have fled the village on snowmachine. The King Salmon based trooper remained overnight in Togiak in case Chuckwuk returned.

On 3/16/22 at approximately 1200 hours, the Alaska State Trooper located and arrested Chuckwuk in Togiak. Chuckwuk was transported and remanded to the Dillingham jail and charged with Robbery 1, Robbery 2, Theft 2 and Criminal Mischief 5.

Location: Mat-Su Valley

Advisory Text:

The Alaska State Troopers, Palmer Police Department, and Wasilla Police Department have responded to several suspected overdoses this week in the Mat-Su area. Law enforcement believe that a lethal batch of heroin is currently circulating in the Mat-Su, causing the rise in overdose events. At this time, at least six people are believed to have died as a result of this suspected batch of heroin, and at least 17 other overdose emergencies have been reported to law enforcement.

While the use of illegal drugs such as heroin is always discouraged, law enforcement encourages anyone that uses illegal drugs in the Mat-Su area to take extra caution at this time due to high levels of potency in current circulation. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Service’s Project Hope provides Narcan free of charge, which can help reverse an overdose; you can locate a distribution site and learn more at:

Law enforcement officers in South Central Alaska are aggressively investigating the source of these illicit narcotics. If you or anyone that you know has any information about drug trafficking in the Mat-Su area, please call Alaska State Troopers at (907) 352-5401, or to remain anonymous, submit a tip on the AKtips smartphone app or online at:

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