If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 745-3333 or submit a Web Tip on this secure website. You do not have to give your name. Your call could earn you up to $1000.00, if the information leads to the arrest or criminal indictment of suspect(s).
AST #09-103162 Residential Burglary
November 18, 2009
On 11-18-09 at approximately 9:23 AM, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Sylvan Road in Wasilla for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed that sometime during the night unknown individuals kicked in the front door of an unoccupied residence and stole over $2,000.00 in tools and personal items. Specifically, a jack hammer Bosch Model 11304K bearing serial number 689001990 was rented from United Rental (similar to picture). Other items stolen from the residence are a Dewalt radial arm saw valued at $600.00, and a Senco finish nailer with blue spray paint on it and “No Oil” written in black marker valued at $400.00.
WPD Case #09-1659 Theft
November 06, 2009
On November 6, 2009 at 11:12 AM, the Wasilla Police Department received a report of a theft at Grasshopper Aviation located at the Wasilla airport. It was reported that sometime during the last few weeks, 600 gallons of fuel and a 100 gallon fuel tank including the hoses and pump were stolen. The estimated loss is approximately $4,000. The Wasilla Airport is located at the end of Museum Road at approximately Mile 46.5 Parks Highway.
AST Case #09-99660 Hit & Run Involving Motor Vehicle
November 05, 2009
On 11/05/09 at approximately 3:49 PM, Alaska State Troopers received a report parked vehicle that was damaged from a hit and run incident at Church Road and Pittman Road in Wasilla. Investigation revealed that a blue 1996 Ford Ranger was left on the side of the road after having transmission problems at 4:30 AM that same day. The vehicle damage is estimated at $3,000. Anyone with any information concerning this investigation is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at either 745-2131 or 373-8300, or to call Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.
AST Case #09-94385 Vehicle Theft
October 19, 2009
On 10-19-09 at approximately 8:30 AM, Alaska State Troopers (AST) received a report that a dark blue 2006 Harley Davidson Custom Road King motorcycle was taken from the area of S. Big Lake Road near Fish Creek Park in Big Lake just past the Hanger Bar. The motorcycle was reportedly broken down at approximately 1:00 AM on 10-19-09, left on the side of the road, and stolen sometime after that. AST is asking for the public’s help regarding this incident particularly if there was suspicious activity around the incident area or if the bike was seen being transported. In addition, the dark blue motorcycle has black leather saddle bags, fairing, and custom wheels (similar to the one pictured above).
WPD Case #09-1481 Theft
October 01, 2009
On 10-1-09, at 9:30 AM, the Wasilla Police Department received a report of a theft of an Onan gas powered 4Kw RV generator. The generator was on display at the RV Show located at the Sportsman’s Warehouse parking lot in Wasilla. The generator was stolen between 9-27-09 and 10-1-09. Loss is estimated at $4,000.
AST Case #09-85840 Sexual AssaultThe Alaska State Troopers needs help from the public identifying a person of interest in a sexual assault which occurred early Sunday morning on 9-20-09. At approximately 4:00 AM, a 22 year old female accepted a ride home from the Mug Shot Saloon in Wasilla from an older white male driving a “box” type motor home. The male was not known to the female. The male drove the female to a park where the male possibly sexually assaulted the female. The female has no recollection of what happened. She woke up inside the motor home without any clothes on. The female walked home and called State Troopers. The male is described as an older adult Caucasian, about 5’9”, tanned complexion, broad shoulders, and a thick chest.
September 20, 2009
WPD #09-1330 Armed Robbery
August 31, 2009
On 8/31/09, at approximately 6:32 PM, Wasilla Police Department received a 911 call from the Iditarod Headquarters on Knik Goose Bay Road. The female employee reported that an armed robbery had just occurred and that two males ran into the woods toward Smith Ballfields with two bank deposit bags containing over $500 in cash. The caller stated that she was closing the store when two males entered from the back door and demanded money. A detailed description was provided. She described the first male as approximately 26 years of age, wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans that were ripped at the knees, a shaved head and blue eyes. She described the second male as approximately 30 years of age, 6`2", white "muscle" t-shirt, brown eyes, black ball cap, blue track shorts and had sores on his face. Investigation is continuing.
WPD Case #09-922 Commercial Burglary
June 23, 2009
On June 23, 2009, at 12:25 AM, Wasilla Police were called to the European Deli at 300 W. Swanson Avenue for a burglary. A cash register worth $200 and approximately $100 worth of change inside the register was taken. Entry was gained through the back door by means of a pry bar. Damage to the steel door and frame is estimated at $1,000.
PPD Case #09-2478, 09-2531, Burglary of Storage Units
May 20, 2009
On May 20, 2009 at approximately 8:49 AM, Palmer Police Officers responded to a burglary at the Mat Valley Mini Storage at 585 S. Valley Way, Palmer, AK. Investigation revealed that unit #87 and 106 had their locks cut and property stolen.
Some of the items stolen from the storage units were a Roberts power carpet stretcher; Roberts 6” carpet steaming iron; Roberts electric staple gun; Roberts carpet knee kicker; Crane 75 pound carpet roller; ivory head mount, relief carved with moose, bear, caribou and fish; and one set of Ping G2 golf clubs with Callaway woods, an Oddessy putter, and a black and tan Ogio bag.
The estimated total value of the items stolen from these units is valued at approximately $15,000.00.
AST Case #09-38968, Death InvestigationOn May 15, 2009 at approximately 3:34 AM, Alaska State Troopers responded to a 911 call reporting a body lying in the southbound lane of the Parks Hwy. near the intersection with Vine Rd. outside Wasilla. On arrival, at approximately 3:36 AM Troopers found a deceased male, Scott L. Johnson, age 22, of Wasilla, laying face down in the outbound lane. There were no vehicles in the immediate vicinity. Members of the Bureau of Highway Patrol, South Central Team and the Alaska Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation has assumed responsibility for this case, and investigation is ongoing.
May 15, 2009
Home Invasion-Burglary/Criminal Mischief
April 18, 2009
AST Case #09-30098
On 4/18/09 at approximately 1:10 AM, Alaska State Troopers responded to a a Burglary at a residence on Spruce Dr., Wasilla, AK. Investigation revealed that three males forced themselves into the residence by kicking in the back door to the house. The suspects entered the residence screaming “this is the police” while pointing flashlights in the victim`s face. The victim realized that the hooded men were not law enforcement as they attempted to remove an antique chest from her closet. The three suspects fled leaving behind the chest. The suspects were wearing black face masks and thought to be young. These suspects were observed fleeing the scene in a bright red two-door sedan at a high rate of speed.
Damage to the door is estimated at $300.00.
AST Case #09-18738, Residential Burglary
March 08, 2009
On March 8, 2009 at approximately 5:28 PM, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary at a residence located on Starlight Street, Wasilla, AK.
Investigation revealed that suspects, caught on home surveillance video, forced their way into the residence through a window and stole approximately $2,300 in cash. From the video it appeared that the suspects were two white male individuals, entering the residence, while a third suspect remained in a late model
2003-2007 white GM Silverado or Sierra basic model extended cab short bed pickup truck.
WPD Case #09-45 Bomb Threat at Wasilla High School
January 08, 2009
On 1/8/09 at approximately 0730 hours, Wasilla High School received an electronic transmission of a bomb threat. School administration immediately initiated a "lock down" and contacted the Wasilla Police Department. In addition to police, members from the bomb squads at both Elmendorf AFB and the Anchorage Police Department responded, along with members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the US Marshall Service.
The school was eventually evacuated and a visual search of the school was made along with K-9`s trained to detect explosives. The thorough search of the school resulted in no explosives or devices being located. Investigation into the threat is continuing.
If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 745-3333 or submit your tip using this secure website.
WPD Case #08-2035 Wasilla Bible Church Fire
December 15, 2008
On December 12, 2008, at approximately 2150 hours, Wasilla Police responded to Wasilla Bible Church after a report of a possible structure fire. Central Fire Department found the origin of the fire to be suspicious and contacted law enforcement. The state Fire Marshal, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Wasilla Police Department and the Scientific Crime Detection Lab responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. At this time, no specific leads or suspects have been developed and the investigation continues.
If you have information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 745-3333, or submit your tip using this secure website.