Multi-Agency Taskforce arrests 41 fugitives

A two day operation in the Mat-Su Valley arrested 41 fugitives who absconded from probation, parole, pretrial supervision, or had arrest warrants in the Mat-Su Valley in early March. The operation was led by the Alaska State Troopers Criminal Suppression Unit and included a taskforce of dozens of law enforcement officers from the Alaska State Troopers including the Bureau of Investigation, Judicial Services, Bureau of Highway Patrol, and B Detachment’s General Investigation Unit, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers including the Wildlife Investigations Unit, as well as the Alaska Department of Corrections Division of Pretrial, Probation, and Parole, Wasilla Police Department, Alaska Department of Corrections K9 teams, US Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, MATCOM Dispatch Center, and the Department of Public Safety’s HELO3 and HELO4.

During the operation two stolen vehicles were recovered, two firearms were seized from felons, and a stolen firearm was recovered. Additionally, Troopers seized over $7,350 in cash along with illicit narcotics over the two-day operation.

“Operations like this are critical in keeping the communities that we serve safe and holding criminals accountable. Much of the time, people with active warrants are committing additional crimes and lowering the quality of life for those around them, so it is important that we make arrests like these,” stated Colonel Bryan Barlow, Director of the Alaska State Troopers. “Alaska’s law enforcement community constantly work together on investigations, emergency response, and operations like this. More operations are planned in the future, so if you have a warrant or have absconded from probation or parole. I would encourage you to turn yourself in to law enforcement before Troopers, and our law enforcement partners find and arrest you because one way or another, you will be held accountable.”

During the operation, the following warrant arrests were made:

Anthony Adams, age 34, of Anchorage

William Beasley, age 25, of Wasilla

Angela Beckett, age 31, of Wasilla

Bryce Berg, age 31, of Wasilla

Tucker Blackmore, age 23, of Wasilla

Amber Briggs, age 31, of Wasilla

Trevor Catterson, age 35, of Wasilla

Crystal Churchhill, age 35, of Wasilla

Charmon Clement, age 23, of Wasilla

Brian Corey, age 39, of Willow

Troy Davis, age 23, of Palmer

Jeremy Guitierrez, age 33, of Wasilla

Kai Heckel, age 20 of, Anchorage

Marcus Holmes, age 37, of Wasilla

Nathan Hooks, age 24, of Wasilla

Jasmon Howard, age 32, of Wasilla

Thomas Iyahuk, age 44, of Houston

Garrett Kashatok, age 36, of Anchorage

Edward Kennedy, age 41, of Wasilla

Kimberly Kidrick, age 30, of Wasilla

John Logston, age 40, of Soldotna

Mallory Lowry, age 23, of Wasilla

Otis Mielke, age 43, of Wasilla

Ryan Milline, age 39, of Houston

Lonelle Moore, age 39, of Wasilla

Sean Osullivan, age 29, of Wasilla

Hayden Patterson, age 23, of Wasilla

Joshua Payton, age 29, of Wasilla

Brian Pinckley, age 29, of Wasilla

Thomas Quinn, age 59, of Big Lake

Rodney Rhodes, age 63, of Wasilla

Dennis Richards, age 56, of Wasilla

Shane Ritter, age 37, Fairbanks

Mathew Rollins, age 32, of Wasilla

Ashly Rose, age 27, of Wasilla

Steven Sawyer, age 35, of Wasilla

Sergio Severance, age 31, of Wasilla

Elliot Starbuck, age 21, of Kotzebue

Seth Thomas, age 36, of Palmer

Rory Vail, age 31, of Wasilla

Robert Wilde, age 36, of Wasilla

The Alaska Department of Public Safety maintains a statewide list of active warrants online, if you have an active warrant you can turn yourself in at any police or state trooper office. To see the list of active warrants visit: https://dps.alaska.gov/ast/warrants

Are you a wanted person?

You may report in person to any local law enforcement agency to turn yourself in on the warrant. Law Enforcement Officers then will escort you to the Department of Corrections where you will be able to meet the requirements of the warrant, such as posting bail. If you cannot post bail, you will be taken before a judge within 24 hours for your first hearing on the warrant

You should bring photo identification with you when you come in.

If you fail to go to the court or to a Law Enforcement Agency to turn yourself in, arrests will be made by Law Enforcement Officers whenever and wherever you are found.

You could be arrested at home, at work or while driving—then incarcerated. In addition to the inconvenience of an arrest, you may incur impound and storage expenses for the vehicle you were driving, interrupt your weekend or recreational plans and affect your family and childcare possibilities.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may call the Alaska State Troopers or email us at [email protected] If you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact the Crimestoppers program in your area and you may be eligible for an award.

The individuals listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. The list of warrants is updated daily.