In an email, the DPS (Department of Public Safety, Alaska State Troopers) has denied a formal request from The Big Lake Times for information regarding the 16 November 2018 incident on Halston Ave, Morgans Bluff Subdivision in Big Lake, citing “an ongoing investigation” as the reason.
A search of Courtview turns up a lot of information but nothing related to the operation described. We also looked at the MSB Property rolls to discover the owner of the property.
There were many Troopers, some in the black SUV’s some in marked cars, and some dressed in tactical gear. They also had a Trooper Helo overhead, an ambulance, and apparently a barricaded suspect whom they were trying to get to come out “with your hands up”. Here, troopers are arresting 2, names unknown.
An individual who wished to remain anonymous but has 30 years of law enforcement experience told this reporter that the Troopers are squeezing the arrestees for information on the drug/crime network, developing additional suspects, locations and activities. There has been no activity to the location since the raid.
We will follow up on this developing story, and resubmit our request the the DPS.