Trooper Report Week of November 14, 2021 - P.O.W. Report

Monday, November 22, 2021

Trooper Report Week of November 14, 2021


There are no reports for the POW/Ketchikan area. Instead here are some reports from around the State:

Location: Nikiski

Type: Theft 2

Dispatch Text:

On 11/15/21 at approximately 1255 hours, AST received a report of a theft of surveying equipment from the intersection of Parsons Avenue and Maranatha Lane.  The complainant advised the equipment is valued at approximately $21,000.  AST responded to the area and investigation showed show machine tracks that led to a nearby residence.  AST found part of the equipment on the property near the snow machine tracks.  AST eventually contacted Shon Obrien, 40 of Nikiski, at the residence.  Obrien admitted to taking the equipment and showed AST where the other parts of the device was.  Obrien was arrested and transported to Wildwood Pre-Trial where he was remanded on a charge of Theft 2. 

Location: Russian Mission

Type: Multiple Warrant Arrests, Attempted Murder, Robbery 1, Robbery 2 X multiple, MIW2, Assault 2 X multiple, Assault 3 x multiple, Assault 4 X multiple, Burglary 1, Theft 2, Harassment 1, Criminal Mischief 3 X multiple.

Dispatch Text:


Investigation by Alaska State Troopers determined that Tyler Housler, 14-year-old D. H., and Jalen Minock were involved in shooting Justin Edwards, age 46 of Russian Mission, on 7/28/2021. The three were also involved in shooting into a house occupied by numerous adults and children.  AST responded to the village on 7/29/21 and attempted to locate and arrest the suspects.  All parties fled and eluded troopers.  AST went back to the village numerous times in an attempt to arrest the suspects.  Tyler Housler was observed on several occasions to take a boat and flee in extremely hazardous weather conditions on the Yukon River.  On one attempt AST rented a boat and driver and went upriver checking fish camps and sloughs but were unable to locate the suspects.  AST has also used borrowed ATVs to check fish camps and outlying areas of the village.     

On 8/04/21 AST and US Marshals were able to locate and arrest Jalen Minock on an arrest warrant for Attempted Murder I and Assault. 

There were multiple reports of sightings of Tyler Housler in Russian Mission, Marshall and Pilot Station reported to AST throughout the summer.  AST traveled to the villages on multiple occasions and searched buildings and camps but were unable to locate Housler.

On 10/25/21 AST located D.H. in Russian Mission and arrested him on an arrest warrant for Attempted Murder I and Assault.

On 11/10/21 it was reported Tyler Housler, Stephan Duffy and Bryce Housler were involved in a multitude of crimes in Russian Mission.  The three were involved in assaulting and strangling at least three victims in separate events as well as attempting to rob them.  Tyler Housler stole a gun from one victim during the night.  Tyler Housler rammed his snowmachine into the front door of one house attempting to gain entry.  Tyler Housler threatened to kill all parties at the house.  On 11/11/21 AST attempted to locate the suspects in the village, but they fled as AST arrived.         

On 11/15/2021 at 1800 hours Alaska State Troopers from St. Mary’s and Bethel traveled to Russian Mission via state plane and contacted Tyler Housler, age 20 of Russian Mission and Bryce Housler, age 18 of Russian Mission at their residence. Simultaneously, a second team of troopers were able to locate Stephan Duffy, age 32 of Russian Mission at his residence. All were taken into custody without incident.

All five are now in custody at YKCC and the DJJ in Bethel.  All face multiple felony and misdemeanor charges from multiple AST incidents throughout the last four months. 

Original Release:

On July 28, 2021, at approximately 0315 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report that an adult male was shot in the village of Russian Mission.  Troopers from Bethel and St. Mary’s attempted to respond via state aircraft in the morning, but poor weather in Russian Mission prevented their flight.  Troopers were able to land in Russian Mission at approximately 1350 hours.  A preliminary investigation revealed six people were returning from a boat trip at approximately 0300 hours when they came upon three males hiding in the woods waiting for them armed with long guns.  A fight ensued over a shotgun, and it fired.  A second shooter fired a shotgun and struck an adult male in the torso and right arm.  The injured man ran and was later picked up and brought to the village clinic.  The rest of the boating party retreated to a residence when moments later, approximately five rounds were fired from a shotgun into the residence.  Four adults and seven children were in the residence when it was fired upon.  All took cover, and no one was injured.  All suspects fled the area and were not located after Troopers searched the village. The injured adult male was medevaced to an Anchorage area hospital for medical treatment.  The investigation continues.

Location: Fairbanks

Type: Vehicle Theft, Pursuit, Damaged Department Vehicle, K9 Deployment

Dispatch Text:

On 11/17/21 at 2131 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received information a stolen 1991 Ford Ranger was observed in the Ester area.  At 2344 hours, Fairbanks AST located the stolen truck on the Parks Hwy near Sheep Creek and attempted a traffic stop.  The driver, identified as Kelle Weeks-Turenne age 19 of Fairbanks, failed to yield leading AST on a pursuit during which Weeks-Turenne repeatedly ran red lights and drove into oncoming traffic causing other motorist to use evasive action to avoid a collision.  At one point during the pursuit, Weeks-Turenne drove into an AST K9 vehicle causing minor damage to the K9 vehicle.  The pursuit ended when Weeks-Turenne crashed on the Johansen Expressway near Peger Road. Weeks-Turenne refused to follow verbal commands and was apprehended by K9 LENOX. Weeks-Turenne was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital where she received treatment for her injuries prior to being remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center on Vehicle Theft 1st Degree and Fail to Stop at Direction of Peace Officer 1st Degree, as well as a $5,000 Felony Arrest Warrant for Vehicle Theft 1st Degree and MICS 5th Degree. Additional charges are pending.–Anyone who had to take evasive actions to avoid a collision with this Ford Ranger is encouraged to contact Fairbanks Dispatch at 907-451-5100.    

Location: Tanana

Type: Residential Structure Fire / Fatality

Dispatch Text:

On 11/ 17/2021, at approximately 2121 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks received a report of a residential structure fire in Tanana. The homeowner and single occupant was unaccounted for at the time of the fire. Approximately one (1) hour into the fire suppression efforts, human remains were discovered inside the structure, and they are believed to be the homeowner. Members of the Tanana Fire Department continued their suppression efforts and remained on scene throughout the night. On 11/ 18/2021, AST and a Deputy Fire Marshal from Fairbanks flew to the community of Tanana to conduct the investigation. It was determined that the homeowner had been seen by members of the community approximately 1.5-2 hours prior to the fire, and was the only individual known to reside there. The area of origin was identified as the area surrounding the woodstove. The victim has been transferred to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and positive identification. At this time no foul play is suspected. Next of kin for the homeowner has been notified.

Location: Kasilof

Type: Commercial Fishing Closed Period

Dispatch Text:

On 7/29/2021 at approximately 0917 hours, Alaska Wildlife Trooper observed the Fishing Vessel Ivanov operated by Gregory Ivanov age 60 from Oregon Commercial Fishing in Cook Inlet. Investigation revealed Gregroy Ivanov was fishing during a closed period. A mandatory court citation was filed with the Kenai Courts.

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