Glennallen man arrested for threats painted on pipeline

zhollander@adn.comSeptember 26, 2013 

A Glennallen man was arrested Wednesday on charges he spray-painted graffiti threatening Alaska State Troopers on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ALASKA STATE TROOPERS

Alaska State Troopers say they have arrested a Glennallen man accused of spray painting death and sexual threats toward local troopers on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

Ryan Vukson, 29, was taken into custody without incident, troopers said.

Pipeline security officers notified troopers on Wednesday morning that they'd found graffiti on the pipeline near the village of Tazlina. The graffiti was described as saying "Car Bomb" and also making death and sexual threats toward a trooper and his family in the Glennallen area.

Troopers saw graffiti on six pipeline sections, multiple statements regarding "death to law enforcement" and a "death list" with multiple Glennallen troopers' names on it, according to a report posted online Thursday. They found a black spray paint can lid at the scene.

Investigation revealed that Vukson bought the paint on Tuesday and "was seen the night of the crime with the same color paint on his hands," troopers said. He was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree criminal trespass, and third-degree criminal mischief. As of Thursday afternoon, he was in custody at Mat-Su Pretrial Facility on $30,000 bail.

Reach Zaz Hollander at zhollander@adn.com or 257-4317.

 

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