The following incidents were reported to Detachment E of the Alaska State Troopers.
Disorderly Conduct: On March 3 at approximately 6 p.m. Troopers responded to the Sitzmark Bar for a report of two males in a fight with the security and restaurant staff. Following an investigation Christopher Young, age 29 of Anchorage, and Russell Gallen, age 23 of Anchorage, were arrested for Disorderly Conduct and remanded to the Anchorage Jail.
Motor Vehicle Collision with Injuries: On March 7 Alaska State Troopers from Cooper Landing responded to mile 55 of the Seward Highway following a report of a motor vehicle collision. An investigation revealed that a 2006 Ford Expedition being operated by Donna and ford, 59, of Nikiski, was traveling north bound on the Seward Highway near Hope Highway when she lost control of her vehicle and it crossed the center line then veered into the south bound ditch causing her vehicle to roll. The vehicle came to rest on the driver’s side. Two passengers in the vehicle were transported to Soldotna by Cooper Landing EMS for injuries.
Search and Rescue: On March 11 at approximately 11:15 p.m., Soldotna Dispatch received a 911 call reporting that Sonja Tobiessen, 47 years old of Anchorage, had failed to return from skiing. Tobiessen had left at 2:15 p.m. to go skiing at Wolverine Peak in the Chugach State Park. She told friends she would return before dark. It was reported that she was traveling alone, did not have a cell phone, GPS, avalanche beacon nor any other emergency gear with her. It was further reported that her vehicle was still at the parking lot near the trailhead with no tracks or prints around it. The Nordic Ski Patrol was contacted and quickly responded. There were additional parties from AMRG, as well as HELO 1 and MATSAR that responded to assist with the search. On March 12 at approximately 3:30 a.m. Helo 1 visually located Tobiessen. Members of the Nordic Ski Patrol had heard a voice yelling for help. Nordic Ski Patrol members were able to successfully guide Helo 1 to the location of the voice. Tobiessen was found in good condition near the peak of Wolverine Peak. She was transported to the parking area as she didn’t require medical assistance. Tobiessen told troopers she was disoriented after weather conditions suddenly worsened.
Motor Vehicle Collision: On March 14 Troopers from Cooper Landing and Girdwood responded to 56.5 mile of the Seward Hwy following a report of two vehicles on their sides. An investigation revealed Patrick Messmer, 34, of Seward, was traveling south bound in his 2000 Toyota 4Runner when he lost control and veered into the north bound lane directly into the path of a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder being operated by Henry Matson, 58, of Port Heiden. Matson took evasive action to avoid the collision and slid into the south bound lane colliding with the ditch causing his vehicle to over turn. Messmer then collided with a light pole in the north bound lane causing his vehicle to over turn. All occupants were reported to be wearing seat belts. Messmer was issued a citation for Basic Speed, and Matson was issued a citation for driving without insurance.