The Daily Dispatch 4-1-19

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two all-terrain vehicles carrying five people crashed through ice on the Kuskokwim River and two people are missing. Alaska State Troopers took a call on the accident shortly before 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The four-wheelers went through the ice near the upper end of Church Slough. Three people made it out of the river and were transported to Bethel Hospital for treatment of hypothermia. A search for the two missing people was to resume Monday.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police reopened a midtown intersection Monday morning after investigating a suspicious death. Police say patrol officers discovered the body of a man at Benson Boulevard and A Street. Police temporarily closed off Benson Boulevard between A and Denali streets. The man's body was found in the road. Officers detained one person for questioning.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A man died in a one-car rollover crash in south Anchorage. Police say a driver in a sport utility vehicle Sunday morning was heading west on O'Malley Road and failed to negotiate the left-hand curve where the road turns into Minnesota Drive. The SUV rolled several times and came to rest in a ditch. Police did not immediately release the name of the driver because next of kin had not been notified.

HAINES, Alaska (AP) - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a group of boaters from a sandbar in an Alaska river early Sunday. The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday that the helicopter responded from Sitka to a distress call and rescued the group of seven boaters and a dog from the Chilkat River near the southeast town of Haines shortly before 1 a.m. Police say the group was about 10 miles up the river when their boats ran aground and they called the Coast Guard for help Saturday night.

AST

Location: North Pole
Type: Assault 4 DV

Dispatch Text:

On 3-31-19 at approximately 2319 hours, multiple AST units responded to a residence on Bradway road for a disturbance. Troopers contacted Benjamin Allen, age 58 of North Pole. Investigation revealed Benjamin had assaulted a household member. Benjamin was arrested for Assault 4 (DV) and remanded at FCC where he was held without bail pending arraignment.

Location: Fairbanks
Type: Officer Involved Shooting

Dispatch Text:

UPDATED: On 3/31/2019 at approximately 2040 hours, AST, University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department and Fairbanks Police Department members responded to a call for service regarding shots fired. Prior to law enforcement arriving on scene, the suspect left the area in a vehicle. That vehicle was located by a responding UAF Police officer parked in the Geist Road McDonalds parking lot and contacted. The suspect brandished a firearm and was ultimately fired upon by AST at approximately 2051 hours. The suspect received life threatening injuries and was treated by medics but succumbed. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident. The investigation into the circumstances is ongoing by ABI and the Fairbanks GIU. The name(s) of the Trooper(s) that fired their service weapon will be released approximately 72 hours from the time of the shooting incident.

Location: Fairbanks
Type: Homicide

Dispatch Text:

UPDATE: The deceased is identified as Shannon Ray Breuer, age 40 of Fairbanks. Next of ken has been notified. Investigation is continuing.
UPDATE: AST located Adkins-Astacio on the Johansen Expy near Danby on March 30, 2019 at approximately 2240 hours and arrested him for Murder in the 1st Degree.

On March 30, 2019 at 1615 hours AST received a report of shooting that occurred at a residence near 12 mile Chena Hot Springs Road. AST responded and found a 40 yoa male subject deceased inside the residence. The incident occurred at approximately 1545 hours. AST quickly developed a suspect. AST is currently searching for Chet L. Adkins-Astacio (19 yoa of Fairbanks) who AST intends to arrest for Murder in the 1st Degree. Adkins-Astacio fled from the crime scene in a red Nissan Pathfinder, which was eventually abandoned near Ballaine Lake on Farmers Loop Road. Adkins Astacio was last seen walking southbound on University Ave near College Road. AST is asking the public to call AST if Adkins-Astacio is located.

Location: Tok Junction
Type: Conditions of Release/revoked driver's license

Dispatch Text:

On 3/31/19 at about 1154 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a blue Toyota Corolla for traveling 70 mph in a 55 mph zone at about mile 121 Tok Cutoff. The driver was identified as John Baker. Investigation revealed John Baker had a revoked driver's license and was on conditions of release to not drive without a valid driver's license. Subsequently Baker was arrested for violation conditions of release.

Location: Fairbanks
Type: Officer Involved Shooting

Dispatch Text:

UPDATED: On 3/31/2019 at approximately 2040 hours, AST, University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department and Fairbanks Police Department members responded to a call for service regarding shots fired. Prior to law enforcement arriving on scene, the suspect left the area in a vehicle. That vehicle was located by a responding UAF Police officer parked in the Geist Road McDonalds parking lot and contacted. The suspect brandished a firearm and was ultimately fired upon by AST at approximately 2051 hours. The suspect received life threatening injuries and was treated by medics but succumbed. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident. The investigation into the circumstances is ongoing by ABI and the Fairbanks GIU. The name(s) of the Trooper(s) that fired their service weapon will be released approximately 72 hours from the time of the shooting incident.

Location: Juneau
Type: Search and Rescue

Dispatch Text:

On 03/30/2019 at about 1710 hours, the Alaska State Troopers in Juneau were contacted by Sitka Mountain Rescue (SMR), regarding three juvenile males (two age 13 and one age 15), who needed assistance near the Survival Shelter on Harbor Mountain in Sitka. SMR had been contacted by one of the juvenile's via cell phone, who reported that one of the members in their party had slid down a steep snowy slope, could not go up or down and needed help. SMR responded with a high angle rope team, and was able to rescue the juvenile who had slid down the slope. SMR provided the three juveniles with warm clothes, food and water and safely hiked them out of the field by 2255 hours. The Alaska State Troopers would like to thank their Search and Rescue partners at Sitka Mountain Rescue for conducting this successful rescue.

Location: Haines
Type: Search and Rescue

Dispatch Text:

On 03/30/2019 at about 2145 hours, the Alaska State Troopers were notified of 7 people who were stranded on a sandbar in the middle of the Chilkat River, near mile 10. The group of seven had become stranded on the sandbar after their boats ran aground and they all reported getting wet. The group, identified as Gary Hinkle, age 30, Sierra Hinkle, age 29, Brittany Miller, age 24, Vincent Simkin, age 25, Caullen Taylor, age 24, Katie Torguson, age 30 and Joliena Wilson, age 22 all reported not having enough equipment to remain overnight on the sandbar and were concerned about hypothermia setting in as temperatures were dropping. The only way to safely access the sandbar given the nighttime conditions, was determined to be by helicopter. The United States Coast Guard was contacted by AST and ultimately responded to Haines from Air Station Sitka. At about 0049 hours, all 7 individuals were transported to Haines by the USCG helicopter, where they were assessed by medical personnel and released, and refusing further medical attention. AST would like to thank the USCG for their assistance in this rescue.