The Alaska State Troopers reported the following incidents. Any charges reported are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
MILE 98 SEWARD HWY—February 20 at around 5:54 p.m., troopers stopped a vehicle near milepost 98 of the Seward Highway for an equipment violation. A passenger in the vehicle was identified as Christopher McCain, age 39 of Girdwood. A records check revealed McCain had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Failure to Appear on the original charge of DUI. McCain was arrested and remanded to the Anchorage Jail. Bail was set at $500.
GIRDWOOD—February 22 at approximately 10:09 p.m., troopers responded to a residence off of Brenner Circle in Girdwood to investigate the report a vehicle backing into the side of a house and leaving the scene. An investigation revealed that a vehicle had driven into the side of the house damaging the wall. The damage is estimated at $500. The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to called the troopers at 262-4453 or Crime Stoppers at 800-478-4258.
Warrant Arrest, Improper Use of Plates
MILE 74 SEWARD HWY—February 21 at about 7:34 p.m., troopers stopped a red 1994 Nissan Sentra for a moving violation near milepost 74 of the Seward Highway. The driver was identified as Emma Alto, age 27 of Soldotna. A records check revealed Alto had an outstanding warrant for arrest for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Driving Without Insurance. Further investigation revealed Alto had placed a 2014 tab from another vehicle on her vehicle. Alto was arrested for the outstanding warrant and issued a Misdemeanor Citation for Improper Use of Plates. Alto was remanded to the Anchorage Jail. Bail was set at $5,000.
GIRDWOOD—February 22 at around 9:36 p.m., troopers stopped a 2007 Toyota Tundra on Garmisch Avenue in Girdwood for a moving violation. The driver, Falynn Kimberly Bailey-Potter, age 30 of Palmer, was found to be driving while intoxicated. Bailey-Potter was arrested for DUI and transported to the Girdwood post where she refused to provide a sample of her breath. Bailey-Potter was also charged for the refusal and later remanded into custody at the Anchorage jail, held on no bail.
Driving While License Revoked
MILE 63 SEWARD HWY—February 22 at 9:39 p.m., troopers stopped a vehicle near mile 63 of the Seward Highway for a moving violation. The driver of the vehicle, Joshua Peltier, age 19 of Wasilla, was issued a summons to appear in the District Court at Anchorage for driving with a revoked license.
MILE 93 SEWARD HWY—February 24 at about 1:25 p.m., troopers stopped a vehicle near mile 93 Seward Highway driven by Andrew Hoyt, age 32 of Anchorage, for a REDDI compliant. An investigation revealed Myers was in possession of marijuana. Myers was issued a misdemeanor citation for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance 6 and released from the stop.
Snowmachine Drives over Vehicle
JOHNSON PASS—February 24 at approximately 5:38 p.m., troopers received the report of a damaged vehicle parked at the Johnson Pass Trail Head. Cooper Street, age 22 of Anchorage, reported while his vehicle, a 2004 GMC pickup, was parked at the trailhead and unknown person(s) drove a snowmachine over the hood of his vehicle and broke the windows out to the vehicle. An investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Alaska State Troopers at 783-0972.
Motor Vehicle Crash, Damage
MILE 74 SEWARD HIGHWAY—February 26 at 10:51 a.m., troopers arrived at a motor vehicle crash that had just occurred at mile 74 of the Seward Highway. The crash investigation determined the incident was a non-injury motor vehicle crash involving a single vehicle striking a guardrail. Carol Francis Joy, age 68 of Anchorage, was operating a mid 2000s sport utility vehicle traveling southbound (uphill) when the vehicle lost traction on the ice/slush covered pavement. Joy was not able to maintain control of her vehicle. The left front corner of her vehicle struck the guardrail causing guardrail damage. Joy’s vehicle sustained more than $500 impact damage and had to be towed from the scene. Joy was wearing a seat belt.