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Tuesday's trooper dispatches

Troopers investigating the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy in Diomede now say it appears the child was accidentally shot by his 13-year-old cousin. The dispatch is below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

Location: Juneau

Case Number: 08-89014

Type: Criminal Trespass I and Criminal Mischief V

Text: On 11-4-08, Danelle "Sugar" Starr, age 21 of Juneau was charged
with one count of Criminal Trespass in the First Degree and one count of

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Monday's trooper dispatches

A tribal police officer in Quinhagak suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a suicidal person Saturday, troopers said. The officer is expected to recover. The dispatch is below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Monday, November 03, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment...No news reported.

B Detachment

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Location: Big Lake
Case number: 08-91252
Type: MVA-I
Text: On 11-02-08 at approximately 1839 hours, Alaska State Troopers

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Friday's trooper dispatches

Troopers have arrested a man on assault charges after he allegedly stabbed someone and tried to run others over while drunkenly fleeing the scene. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Friday, October 31, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment...No news reported.

B Detachment

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Location: Palmer
Case number: 08-90458
Type: Warrant Arrest
Text: On 10-30-08, at approximately 1912 hours, Alaska State Troopers

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Thursday's trooper dispatches

A student at an elementary school in St. Mary's is under investigation for brandishing a gun at other students. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, October 30, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment...No news reported.

B Detachment

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Location: Wasilla

Case number: 08-90206

Type: NVOL / MICS VI

Text: On 10-29-08 at approximately 1949 hours, Alaska State Troopers

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Tuesday's trooper dispatches

Troopers broke up a 31-plant marijuana growing operation in Wasilla after showing up at an apartment to investigate a report of "suspicious circumstances." See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment...No news reported.

B Detachment

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Location: Wasilla
Case number: 08-89618
Type: DWLS
Text: On 10-28-08, at 0015 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted Lorne

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Monday's trooper dispatches

Troopers are looking for a 39-year-old man who went missing out of Nunam Iqua on his snowmachine. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Monday, October 27, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment...No news reported.

B Detachment

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Location: Sutton
Case number: 08-89161
Type: No Valid Operators License (NVOL)
Text: On 10/26/2008 at approximately 0030 hours Alaska State Troopers
contacted Edward Nelson III for a moving violation while operating a

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Tuesday's trooper dispatches

A fishing vessel captain is facing assault charges in Port Heiden after he allegedly became "irate," pulled out a rifle and fired into the air because another fisherman was fishing in the same area. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment...No news reported.

B Detachment

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Location: Glennallen

Case Number: 08-87728

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Friday's trooper dispatches

Three people who tried to smuggle booze on an airplane in Shishmaref are facing alcohol importation charges. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Friday, October 17, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment...No news reported.

B Detachment

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Location: Wasilla
Case number: 08-86913
Type: MCA
Text: On 10/16/2008 at 2145 hours the Alaska State Troopers received a
report of a disturbance off East Crane Road. Investigation revealed

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Thursday's trooper dispatches

A mother in Newhalen who allowed her 13-year-old daughter to drive a car without a license is facing a charge of allowing an unauthorized person to drive. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, October 16, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

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Location: Angoon

Case number: 08-86868

Type: Death-natural

Text: At 1622 hours, on 10-16-08, Henry Howard, age 34, of Angoon,

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Wednesday's trooper dispatches

Troopers conducting a traffic stop in Ketchikan came across a quarter pound of marijuana valued at roughly $2,750. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

Location: Ketchikan

Case number: 08-86389

Type: Assault III DV, Interfering With the Report of a Crime Involving
Domestic Violence

Text: On 10/15/2008 at approximately 0100 hours, Alaska State Troopers
in Ketchikan received a 911 call from a residence on North Point Higgins

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Tuesday's trooper dispatches

Two boaters who were reported missing after failing to show up in Juneau were located in good health. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

Location: Juneau

Case Number: 08-85679

Type: SAR - Overdue Boaters

Text: On 10-13-08, at 2200, Juneau AST received information about an
overdue boater with two people on board. The caller reported that Ivan
Ivanoff and Kathleen John, both of Juneau had departed Taku lodge at

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Monday's trooper dispatches

A vandal drove a state Department of Transportation bull dozer into the ocean in Kodiak Sunday, causing more than $100,000 in damage. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Monday, October 13, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

Location: Angoon

Case Number: 08-85502

Type: Motor Vehicle Collision

Text: On 10/12/2008, at approximately 1055 hours, Alaska State Troopers
responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a Ford SUV

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Thursday's trooper dispatches

A woman in Akiak reported "her nephew was going crazy" in her home, accusing her of stealing his Rich and Rare Whisky and then pulling a knife. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, October 09, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

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Location: Ketchikan

Case number: 08-84612

Type: Burglary and Theft

Text: On 10/8/2008 at approximately 1830 hours, Alaska State Troopers

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Wednesday's trooper dispatches

Troopers are investigating the death of a man in Kwethluk. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

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Location: Ketchikan

Case number: 08-84384

Type: Theft in the 3rd Degree

Text: On 10/8/08 at 0730 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a
report from a resident on North Point Higgins Road regarding a theft at

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Monday's trooper dispatches

A 16-year-old girl critically injured in a head-on collision on the Parks Highway more than two weeks ago has died. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Monday, October 06, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

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Location: Ketchikan

Case number: 08-83566

Type: Assault in the 4th Degree, Criminal Trespass 1st

Text: On 10/05/08 at 1054 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan

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Thursday's trooper dispatches

A long-term undercover investigation into an illegal guiding operation culminated Thursday when the suspect pleaded no contest to a single count of guiding without a license, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, October 02, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

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Location: Saxman

Case number: 08-82517

Type: Assault IV (DV), Resisting Arrest, and Assault IV (On a Trooper)

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Tuesday's trooper dispatches

A Napakiak man is charged with breaking into the local police department, stealing a shotgun and firing it off at a computer monitor. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment...No news reported.

B Detachment

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Location: Wasilla
Case number: 08-81833
Type: NVOL, Allowing an Unauthorized Driver to Drive
Text: On 9-30-08 at approximately 0050 hours Alaska State Troopers

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Monday's trooper dispatches

One man was killed and another injured after an ATV crashed into a ditch early Saturday morning. See the dispatch out of Saint Michael.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Monday, September 29, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

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Location: Ketchikan

Case number: 08-81381

Type: Violating Conditions of Release

Text: On 09/28/08 at about 1423 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in
Ketchikan responded to 11249 Shull Road after receiving two 911

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Sunday's trooper dispatches

A driver who led troopers on a short chase ultimately stopped his vehicle and was arrested for possession of methamphetamines and being a felon in possession of two guns. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Sunday, September 28, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment

Location: Juneau

Case Number: 08-81191

Type: SAR - Overdue Hiker

Text: On 9-27-08, at about 1836, AST dispatch received a report of two
hikers lost in the area of the Thunder Mountain Trail. Tim Ackerman, age

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Thursday's trooper dispatches

A handcuffed drunken-driving suspect who fled officers in the parking lot of Mat-Su Regional Hospital early Thursday morning was re-arrested after a citizen reported him walking down a road, according to Alaska State Troopers. See the dispatch below.

Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Thursday, September 25, 2008

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and
the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment...No news reported.

B Detachment

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