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.
COOPER LANDING—On May 2 at 9:51 p.m., Troopers and US Fish and Wildlife Officers responded to the Sunrise Inn Bar for a report of a disturbance. An investigation showed that Stephen Lipscomb, 51 of Cooper Landing, had pushed a female into a table causing injury. Lipscomb left the scene prior to Troopers arriving and was contacted on May 4 and given a citation to appear in court for assault 4th degree.
Search and Rescue
GIRDWOOD—On May 3 at 2:50 p.m., Troopers received a report that Steve Szymanski, age 37 of Anchorage, depressed his emergency button on his GPS Spot Satellite Personal Tracker. The GPS coordinates indicated that Szymanski was in the 20 mile River/Glacier area. Szymanski later called 911 reporting that he and his friend David Disselbrett, age 39 of Anchorage had flipped their boat while bear hunting, leaving them cold and stranded. They reported that no one was injured; however they did need help getting out of the area. AST Helo 1 responded and transported the two males back to the Girdwood Airport. Further investigation revealed the boat was headed down stream when it collided with the bank causing the boat to flip, entrapping Szymanski under the boat for about 20 seconds before being pulled out by his hunting partner, Diisselbrett. Neither sustained injuries and coordinated with the US Forest Service for the boat recovery.
GIRDWOOD—On May 3 at around 11 a.m., Eric Flora contacted a Girdwood area Trooper and reported that an Alaska Pacific University training center/lodge located upon Eagle Glacier approximately 5,500 feet above Girdwood had been burglarized and damaged at some point after late September 2008. Damage to the site is estimated to be in excess of $500. Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Alaska State Troopers in Girdwood at 907-783-0972.
GIRDWOOD—On May 5 at 6:25 a.m., Troopers arrested Paul R. Pike, age 39 of Anchorage, on three Anchorage Police Department warrants. The first one was for contempt of court for failure to comply with community work service on an original charge of theft. The other two warrants were for shoplifting. Pike was contacted as a subject of a welfare check near mile 2.5 on the Portage Glacier Highway. Pike was remanded to the Anchorage Correctional Complex with a $1,500 bail.
Arrest Warrants/Marijuana Possession
GIRDWOOD—On May 7 at 3:26 p.m., a Trooper arrested Bryson E. McEneaney, age 22 of Anchorage, on two $500 Anchorage Police Department warrants. The first warrant was for failure to satisfy judgment for community work service on an original charge of destruction of property. The second warrant was for failure to satisfy community work service on an original charge of domestic violence assault. McEneaney was contacted as the driver on a traffic stop for a moving violation in the Girdwood area. Further investigation revealed Mceneaney was in possession of a small amount of marijuana. McEneaney was issued a traffic citation, his vehicle was impounded, and he was issued a summons to appear in court for the MICS 6 (Misconduct involving a controlled substance in the sixth degree). McEneaney was remanded to the Anchorage Correctional Complex on a $1,000 bail.
Eluding Troopers/Vehicle Theft/Criminal Mischief/Assault/DUI/Driving with a Revoked License/ Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test/Minor Operating After Consuming Alcohol
GIRDWOOD—On May 9 at approximately 5:45 a.m., Troopers received numerous citizen reports of a vehicle driving erratically south bound on the Seward Highway on wheels with no tires. A Trooper with the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol attempted to stop the vehicle near mile 102 of the Seward Highway. The vehicle initially pulled over then rammed the Trooper vehicle before colliding with another vehicle containing three occupants in a pullout before continuing south on the Seward Highway. The vehicle continued to drive erratically at high speeds in the oncoming lane making traffic take evasive action. The vehicle went onto the pedestrian path at times and into the ditch and out again into the oncoming lane at high speeds. Troopers were forced at this point to take action to avoid this vehicle being involved in a head on collision with northbound traffic. Troopers pushed the suspect vehicle from the roadway with a patrol vehicle where it was stopped in a ditch and was unable to continue threatening the public. The operator was identified as Rytter N. King, age 19, of Anchorage. King was found to be operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol and on a revoked drivers license. King was also found to have taken the vehicle from a family member without permission. King was arrested and charged with Felony Eluding, Vehicle Theft, 2 counts Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, four counts of Assault in the Third Degree, DUI, DWLR, Refusal to Submit to a Chemical test, Minor Operating After Consuming Alcohol, and Minor Consuming Alcohol. King was remanded to the Anchorage Jail where he was held on a $150,000 cash only bail. There were no apparent injuries to the citizens involved or suspect but the Trooper involved is being evaluated at a medical facility for pain and stiffness to the neck.
GIRDWOOD—On May 9 at approximately 9:55 a.m., Troopers responded to a disturbance at a residence in Girdwood. An investigation revealed Laurence M. Ramirez, age 28 of Girdwood, assaulted his girlfriend, causing pain. The girlfriend did require medical attention for non-life threatening injuries. Ramirez was arrested and transported to the Anchorage Jail where he was held without bail.
GIRDWOOD—On May 9 at 11:50 p.m., a Trooper stopped a 2002 Harley Davidson near mile 112 Seward Highway for speeding and failure to signal turning. The driver was identified as Colonel Lindsey, age 54 of Anchorage. Lindsey was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for DUI. He was later transported to the Anchorage Jail held on $250 bail.
Motor Vehicle Collision
GIRDWOOD—On May 14 at about 8:30 a.m., a Trooper responded to mile 78 of the Seward Highway following a report of a motor vehicle crash involving injuries. An investigation revealed Patrick Malone, age 30 of Wasilla, had been driving north on the Seward Highway near mile 78 when he drove his 1999 Buick Regal Sedan off the roadway and into a marsh for undetermined medical reason. Malone was transported to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage via Girdwood EMS for treatment and evaluation of non-life threatening injuries and later released. The vehicle sustained several thousands of dollars in damage and was removed from the marsh by Alyeska Towing.