Trooper Report September 18th thru October 1st 2022 - P.O.W. Report

Monday, October 3, 2022

Trooper Report September 18th thru October 1st 2022


Location: Ketchikan

Type: Assault in the 4th Degree

Dispatch Text:

On 09/21/2022 at about 1022 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of an Assault which had occurred at a residence on Higgins Spur road. Investigation revealed that Marina Snover, age 29 of Ketchikan had assaulted a family member. Snover was arrested for Assault in the 4th Degree DV and remanded to Ketchikan Correctional Center with No Bail.

Around the State

Location: North Pole

Type: Aircraft Emergency Landing

Dispatch Text:

On 09/19/2022 at approximately 1854 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a report from the U.S Army Air Traffic Control unit located at Fort Wainwright, of a plane having an inflight emergency. It was reported that a plane had ran out of fuel and needed to make an emergency landing on the Richardson highway. Troopers located the plane after it had made an emergency landing at the intersection of Badger Road and Lakloey Drive. AST investigation revealed that the pilot/lone occupant, Malcolm Martin, of North Pole had issues with his fuel that caused the engine to cease operation. Malcolm was uninjured in the landing and the plane suffered no damage. After a thorough inspection by an aircraft mechanic the plane was deemed ready for flight. Troopers closed a section of Badger Road at approximately 1945 hours so that the aircraft could take off. At 1951 hours Malcolm and his aircraft were able to safely take off from Badger Road. The FAA had been notified of this incident.

Location: King Salmon

Type: Search And Rescue

Dispatch Text:

On 09/19/2022 Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Kodiak received a report from an In Reach device of a plane crash at Becharof Lake near King Salmon.  A DHC-2 Beaver bush plane crashed while attempting to take off from the lake.  The three occupants aboard the aircraft suffered minor injuries from the aircraft collision.  All parties were rescued by another bush plane and were examined in Naknek for their minor injuries.

Location: Kodiak

Type: Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance

Dispatch Text:

On 9/16/22, the Alaska State Troopers Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) and Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) in Kodiak, concluded a portion of a several month investigation into the trafficking of controlled substances in Kodiak.

With the assistance of the Kodiak Police Department, Alaska State Troopers patrol and Alaska Wildlife Troopers, multiple search warrants were executed involving residences and vehicles associated with the investigation.

A total of approximately 11,457 blue “M30” fentanyl pills were seized along with 3.15 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, 89 grams of tar heroin, five handguns and $58,722 in cash.

Mark Nason, 55 yoa of Kodiak (12 time convicted felon for violent offenses) was detained in the Safeway parking lot attempting to gain access to his vehicle. A search of his vehicle showed M. Nason was in possession of a loaded handgun within reach, along with a large quantity of controlled substances. He was remanded to the Kodiak Jail for multiple charges of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance and Misconduct Involving Weapons. 

Adam Ross, 42 yoa of Kodiak (convicted felon for the sale of controlled substances) was contacted at a property located off of Sawmill Circle and arrested while attempting to flee. A. Ross was remanded to the Kodiak jail for multiple counts of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance. 

The common user amount is one fentanyl pill, 0.1 grams of heroin and 0.1 grams of methamphetamine. There are ten user doses per gram of heroin and methamphetamine.

One fentanyl pill has the potential to cause a fatal overdose each time one pill is consumed depending on the user tolerance.

The estimated street value profit of the seized drugs if sold in Kodiak is approximately $656,000.

Kodiak SDEU/HITDA is comprised of members from the Alaska State Troopers, Coast Guard Investigative Service, and Kodiak Police Department. 

Location: Nikolai

Type: Aircraft Crash

Dispatch Text:

On September 20, 2022, at 7:14 pm, the Alaska State Troopers were notified of a plane crash near the village of Nikolai. The Piper PA-12 had two adult male occupants who reported no injuries at the time of the crash. An Alaska Air National Guard rescue team was dispatched by the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center to the scene. The two men were transported to Anchorage. The NTSB has been notified.

Location: Lower Kalskag

Type: Homicide Investigation

Dispatch Text:

On September 23, 2022 at 2:36 pm, the Alaska State Troopers were notified that 32-year-old Lower Kalskag resident Peter Levi had been stabbed by his father 56-year-old Lower Kalskag resident Moses Levi. Peter succumbed to his injuries. Troopers and investigators from the Alaska Bureau of Investigation immediately responded to the community. After a brief manhunt, Troopers arrested Moses Levi on charges of Murder in the First Degree and Murder in the Second Degree. Levi will be remanded to Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.

Location: Sitka

Type: Undersize Commercial King Salmon

Dispatch Text:

On 9/20/22, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Sitka post, cited Donald Torgeson, age 74 of Sitka, for taking and delivering for sale, a commercial troll caught king salmon less than 28" in length.  An arraignment is set in the District Court at Sitka. 

Location: Sitka

Type: Take Over Quota Share- State Sablefish

Dispatch Text:

On 9/23/22, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post, cited Marsha Howard, age 69, of Sitka for landing sablefish in excess of the legal equal quota share for the Northern Southeast Inside Sub District Sablefish fishery.  The value of the overage was seized.  An arraignment is set in the District Court at Sitka

Location: Whiskey Lake

Type: Fatal Aircraft Crash

Dispatch Text:

On September 25, 2022 at 3:51 pm, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers were notified of a plane crash on Whiskey Lake near Skwentna. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center dispatched an Air Force rescue team to the site. The rescue team located the plane with the sole occupant deceased. Alaska Wildlife Troopers flew to the scene aboard DPS HELO 3 and located the Cessna 180A fully submerged in the lake. The deceased pilot, 67-year-old Anchorage resident Janell Rude was recovered by a joint effort involving both the Troopers and military rescue swimmers already on scene. Next of kin has been notified, and the remains will be sent to the State Medical Examiner for autopsy. The NTSB and FAA have been notified.

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