Big Lake man indicted for Murder, Kidnapping

UPDATE: On 5/3/19, a Palmer Grand Jury indicted Adam Drew, age 24 of Big Lake, for Murder 1, two counts of Murder 2, Kidnapping, and Misconduct Involving Weapons 3rd related to the disappearance of Dolly Hampton.  The investigation into Hampton’s disappearance began on December 6th, 2018 when she was reported missing by family members (AK18086642).  […]

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Troopers capture escapee

FINAL UPDATE: On 5/6/19, at 3:30 p.m., AST received a tip that a cabin supposed to be unoccupied on East Butterfly Lake had an occupant. AST responded via Helo-3 and successfully captured Brian Church inside the cabin. Church was remanded on the escape charges and additionally charged with numerous burglaries. Update: On 4/22/2019 at approximately […]

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Wasilla man arrested in Big Lake

On 5-4-19 at approximately 8:28 p.m. the Alaska State Trooper Bureau of Highway Patrol responded to the Floater’s Bar in Big Lake for a fight in the parking lot. The investigation revealed Scott Allen Hafer, age 36 of Wasilla drove a 2005 Chevrolet pickup while intoxicated and refused to leave the establishment property. Hafer was […]

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Houston woman arrested

On 5/2/19 at approximately 2:25 p.m. Troopers responded to a request for assistance from the Pretrial Enforcement Division. Officers had been attempting to contact a client with multiple felony warrant for her arrest named April Murray, age 34 of Houston. When Pretrial officers arrived on scene Murray fled inside of a house and refused to […]

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Wasilla man arrested in Big Lake

On 05/01/2019 at approximately 9:29 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault near the intersection of Hollywood Road and Big Lake Road. Investigation revealed that Tyler Miller, age 27 of Wasilla placed a family member in fear of physical injury. Tyler was arrested for DV Assault in the Fourth Degree. Miller […]

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Big Lake woman cited

On 4/24/19, AST contacted Victoria Laporte, 24 yoa of Big Lake, after she was caught attempting to shoplift less than $10 of food from Three Bears on PWH. Laporte was issued a mandatory court citation for concealment of merchandise with a future court date and trespassed from all Three Bears stores.

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Troopers seek escapee

Update: On 4/22/2019 at approximately 10:02 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report regarding a person breaking into a cabin in the Flat Lake area. The complainant stated that at approximately 7 p.m. he made contact with an unknown man and took his photo. The complainant was able to provide the photo to AST. Troopers […]

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Serious injuries in Big Lake fire

On 04/16/2019 at approximately 2:59 a.m., the Alaska State Fire Marshals were notified of a residential structure fire located in Big Lake which resulted in a building occupant receiving over half full thickness burns to the body. Two Deputy Fire Marshals from Anchorage responded to conduct a fire origin and cause investigation. Investigation is ongoing.

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