November 24, 2009 

The following reports are supplied by Alaska State Troopers and local police agencies. Anyone accused of a crime is presumed not guilty until convicted by a court.



DUI, criminal mischief, violation of protective order - David E. Batt, 61, of Wasilla, Nov. 22, no bail.

DUI - Steven Wall, 41, of Big Lake, Nov. 21, $500 bail.

Misconduct involving weapons - Austin Davidson, 25, of Talkeetna, Nov. 22, $1,000 bail.

Criminal mischief, disorderly conduct - Etika Timo, 34, of Wasilla, Nov. 22, no bail.

Assault, criminal mischief - Joey Seefeldt, 40, of Wasilla, Nov. 22. no bail.

Criminal mischief - Khani America Oxereok, 18, of Wasilla, Nov. 22, no bail.

Criminal mischief - Nicole Foley, 26, of Wasilla, Nov. 22, no bail.

DUI - Ashley M. Lindly, 21, of Anchorage, Nov. 21, $500 bail.

Assault - Joshua L. Ellis, 27, of Wasilla, Nov. 20, no bail.

Accident with injury, driving with revoked license, no insurance, warrant arrest - Brandon D. Haxton, 26, of Wasilla, Nov. 20, $500 bail.

Domestic violence assault - Cassius Philo, 47, of Willow, Nov. 20, no bail.

Domestic violence assault - Shandale E. Martinez, 19, of Big Lake, Nov. 18, no bail.

Domestic violence assault, interfering with domestic violence report, disorderly conduct - Melvin R. Chya, 46, of Wasilla, Nov. 18, no bail.

Misconduct involving controlled substance, warrant arrest on original charge of driving with revoked license - John A. Linebaugh, 26, of Wasilla, Nov. 17, $4,000 bail.

Domestic violence assault, criminal mischief - Guy D. Simpson, 52, of Big Lake, Nov. 18, no bail.

Accident, DUI, providing false information, no insurance, solicitation to hinder prosecution and hindering prosecution - Heather M. Johnston, 27, of Sutton, Nov. 20, $1,500 bail.


Theft - On Nov. 17 at 7:13 p.m., troopers contacted Jonathan S. Ashburn, 29, of Wasilla, for an ongoing theft case. Investigation revealed that Ashburn had stolen a diamond ring valued at $25,000 from a residence off of Rue De La Paix Loop near Wasilla. Ashburn was arrested and jailed at Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility in lieu of $5,000 bail. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the troopers at 373-8300 or Crimestoppers at 745-3333.

DUI, driving with revoked license, warrant arrest - On Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch along Susitna River Road in Trapper Creek. Kurtis George Graham, 44, of Culpeper, Va., was driving his mother's 1998, Chevrolet pickup when he lost control on the icy road and drove off a steep embankment. Local temperatures were near 25 below at the time. Graham flagged down a passing motorist and asked for help getting his vehicle back on the road. The motorist drove Graham to the Trapper Creek Inn and called 911 to report Graham was driving and appeared intoxicated. Troopers contacted Graham at the Trapper Creek Inn and further investigation revealed that Graham was intoxicated at the time he drove the vehicle off the roadway. A records check revealed Graham was driving on a revoked license and had three outstanding arrest warrants. He was arrested and jailed at Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility. His outstanding warrants include $500 for failing to comply with alcohol screening, $2,000 for failing to report to serve sentence for driving without a license and a no-bail warrant with 60 days to serve for failing to report to jail on a previous DUI conviction.

Disorderly conduct - On Nov. 19 at 3:18 p.m., troopers along with court services officers arrested Tingook Omyruk Koppenberg, 27, of Anchorage when she became disruptive in the courtroom and failed to comply with directions by the presiding judge and troopers to discontinue her disruptive behavior. Koppenberg was transported to the Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility and later released on her own recognizance.

Search and rescue, minor consuming - On Nov. 20 at 4:25 a.m., Jessica Raymond reported that her green Volkswagen Jetta had broken down and she was lost in the Jim Creek area with a friend, Jessica Bailey. Helo 1 was dispatched to the area and located the vehicle, Raymond and Bailey. Both females were in good health and were transported to safety. Investigation revealed that Raymond had consumed alcohol and operated a vehicle after consuming alcohol.

Change of plea - On Nov. 16 in Palmer District Court, Walter Lovell pleaded guilty to wanton waste of a big game animal and attempted tampering with evidence. An Alaska Wildlife Trooper investigation revealed that on Aug. 30, Lovell shot a bull moose in Game Management Unit 14A that was not a legal antler configuration for the area. He attempted to conceal the crime by partially burying the animal. No meat was salvaged. Eyewitnesses later discovered the wasted animal and contacted troopers. Lovell was sentenced to fines totaling $3,500, seven days in jail with 113 days suspended, loss of hunting privileges for five years and placed on probation for five years. In addition Lovell forfeited to the state the four-wheeler and rifle used in the violation.

DUI, refusal, assault, eluding, driving with revoked license, warrant arrest - On Nov. 21 at 6:41 p.m., troopers attempted to stop a Chevrolet Astro van in the Caswell Lakes subdivision for an equipment violation. The driver failed to yield for approximately one mile. When the driver eventually pulled over, he refused to open the door of the vehicle. Troopers had to break the window, at which time the driver grabbed the arm of the trooper. Troopers used pepper spray to subdue the driver and he was arrested without further incident. The driver was identified as Ronald Bates, 49, of Willow. Investigation Bates was driving under the influence and had a revoked driver's license. He also had a $2,500 warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court on a revoked license charge. Bates later refused to provide a sample of his breath for the Datamaster. Bates was remanded into Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail plus a court approved third party custodian.



Criminal mischief - Jeanne Marie Owen, 39, of Wasilla, Nov. 15.

DUI - Merle Clark, 69, of Palmer, Nov. 15, $1,000 bail.

DUI - Nile Aguchak, 34, of Scammon Bay, Nov. 18, $500 bail.

Domestic violence assault - Richard Wade Kerbow, 41, of Wasilla, Nov. 19, no bail.

Warrant arrest, original charges of burglary, theft, fraud - Jennifer Gregory, 19, of Wasilla, Nov. 19, $2,500 bail.

Theft - Richard Leroy Dickenson, 26, of Wasilla, Nov. 18.


Reckless driving - On Nov. 19 at 10:51 p.m., police responded to the Target parking lot for a two-vehicle collision. Drivers of both vehicles had been spinning donuts in the parking lot just before the collision and had lost control. Rebekah Hershman, 18, of Palmer, and Ashley Stringer, 19, of Wasilla, were charged with reckless driving.

Assault, probation violation - On Nov. 14 at 3:27 a.m., Tamali Vee, 35, of Anchorage, was being escorted out of the Mug-Shot Saloon after a disturbance. Upon being escorted outside, Vee assaulted a bouncer causing minor injuries. Vee was detained by employees until police arrived. He was on felony probation with conditions not to consume alcohol or be in a bar and was arrested for violating his probation and fourth-degree assault and jailed at Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility.

DUI - On Nov. 14 at 5:26 p.m., police received a report of a possible drunk driver in a green Ford pickup southbound on the Parks Highway entering the city. The witness followed the vehicle and kept the police advised of its location until they were able to catch up to it. The driver, Timothy Robbins, 48, of Wasilla, was arrested for driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a chemical test. Robbins was jailed at Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility in lieu of $1,000 bail.

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