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Saturday, November 18 2017 @ 08:49 AM AKST

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Troopers investigating theft of firearm, Big Lake

Police BlotterOn 08/30/17, AST responded to a business in Big Lake who reported a tall white male had entered an employee’s truck and taken a firearm. AST arrived and began to search the area. The male was not located and a suspect has been identified. Investigation continues, anyone with information should call AST at 907-745-2131.

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Troopers seek information in Big Lake burglary/theft

Police BlotterOn 08/27/2017, at approximately 2:41 pm, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a burglary at a cabin on Crooked Lake, in Big Lake. Investigation revealed someone had broken into a shed and stole multiple items. The estimated loss to the property $1,500. The case is currently under investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 745-2131 or Crime Stoppers at 745-3333.

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2 face charges in Big Lake assault

Police BlotterOn 8/29/2017 at approximately at approximately 9:47 am, AST responded to report of a fight between two females in the roadway on Birch Rd in Big Lake. It was reported the suspect had left the area in a silver Impala. AST arrived on scene and contacted the victim in her vehicle.

Investigation revealed the victim was attempting to take photos of the suspicious vehicle driving around in her neighborhood. The victim confronted the occupants of the vehicle. The female passenger exited her vehicle and attacked the victim through her driver side window.

The female suspect was later identified as Sabrina Luafulu, 19 of Big Lake. The victim sustained minor injuries to her face and top of her head. During the investigation, in an attempt to identify the suspect Sabrina, her sister Lila Luafulu, 22 of Big Lake, was contacted. It was later determined that Lila knew about the incident was withholding information when questioned by AST.

Charges of assault 4th degree will be forwarded to the DA on Sabrina and charges of hindering prosecution will be forwarded to the DA on Lila.

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Troopers seek information in Big Lake burglary/theft

Police BlotterOn 8/28/2017 at approximately 7:06 am, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from a cabin located near Big Lake. Investigation revealed, sometime within the last month, someone kicked in the door of the cabin as well as forcefully entered the shed and stole two Suzuki generators and 2 Homelite chainsaws. There were additionally miscellaneous items stolen from within the cabin. The approximate value of stolen items is approximately $5,000.00.

Anyone who has information please call the Alaska State Troopers 907- 745-2131.

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Sexual assault-Big Lake

Police BlotterOn 8/18/17, Blake Jepson, age 29 of St. Helens, Oregon was extradited from the state of Oregon back to Alaska. A Palmer Grand Jury handed down a "True Bill" for Jepson for Sexual Assault 1st Degree at which time the Palmer District Attorney's Office secured the extradition necessary for Jepson, after he fled Alaska back to Oregon during the investigation by the Palmer AST General Investigation Unit (GIU). Jepson was remanded to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility on $50,000.00 bail.
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Troopers seek information in Big Lake burglary/theft

Police BlotterOn 8/21/17 at approximately 5:47 pm, AST received a report of a burglary and theft at a residence off of Old Burma Road in Big Lake. Investigation revealed that someone broke into an unoccupied cabin and stole multiple household goods with an approximate value of $1,500.00. Anyone with information is asked to call the Alaska State Troopers at 373-8300.

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Troopers seek information in Houston theft

Police BlotterOn 8/22/17 at approximately 8:40 am, AST responded to a report of a theft at a residence off of King Arthur Road in Houston. Investigation revealed that someone stole framing materials for a residence under construction with an approximate value of $5,000.00. Anyone with information is asked to call the Alaska State Troopers at 373-8300.

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Houston Founders Day 2017

Community Don't miss the festivities in this 2017 Houston Founders Day. Parade, fireworks, and more!

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Floodplain Development Rules Change

Home and GardenOn June 20, 2017, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly approved ordinance number 17-035. Beginning July 31, 2017, this ordinance requires structures built in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) to be built two-feet above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). All development in the SFHA requires a Floodplain Development Permit. The overall goal of this ordinance is to provide additional health, safety and reduced flood insurance rates for property owners in a Special Flood Hazard Area.

If you have questions please contact the Permit Center at (907) 861-7822 or email: permitcenter@matsugov.us

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Dan Mayfield – Running for the Right Reasons

PoliticsSubmitted by Rep. Dan Mayfield

I am a hard working community leader and fiscal conservative. It has been my honor for nearly 3 years to represent the communities of Settlers Bay, Knik, Big Lake, Point Mackenzie and Hollywood on the Mat-Su Borough Assembly. During my time on the Borough Assembly, I have represented our common goals with an emphasis on the core duties of government to support programs such as Public Safety, Education, Infrastructure and safe Recreational Opportunities. My goal has been to make local government work for citizens so that we can jointly make our Mat-Su Borough the best place to live, work, play and become educated.

Those of you familiar with me, know of my long history of volunteer work on Transportation, Economic Development, Trails and Easements. More importantly, you know of the leadership I has demonstrated on the Assembly in support of Fiscal Responsibility and the core values of government. I have the energy, dedication, work ethic and judgment to be successful in representing our common interests throughout the next three years and bringing forth your concerns in the Assembly.

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Wasilla man arrested in Big Lake

Police BlotterOn 08/13/17 at approximately 7:54 pm, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance on Alta Drive near Big Lake.

Investigation led to the arrest of Chris Mazza, age 55 of Wasilla, for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and for misconduct involving a weapon in the 4th degree after Troopers contacted him soon after driving. Mazza displayed impairment from an alcoholic beverage and was carrying a concealed handgun on his person.

Mazza was remanded to the Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility and released on his own recognizance.

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Wasilla man arrested in Houston

Police BlotterOn 08/13/2017, at approximately 8:52 am, Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Delroy Road, in Houston, for a report of suspicious activity. During the check Troopers contacted Vencent M. Nelson, age 39, of Wasilla. Investigation revealed Nelson had an outstanding AST warrant for Failure to Comply with Conditions of Probation on the charge of Assault in the Fourth Degree. Nelson was arrested and transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was remanded on a $500 bail.
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Theft from Big Lake campsite

Police BlotterOn 08/13/2017, at approximately 10:40 am Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft at a Big Lake campsite, where the complainant reported 2 Honda 2100 Generators taken from his campsite. The value of the generators stolen was estimated to be $2,000. Anyone with information regarding this theft, or the various other thefts recently reported in the Mat-Su area, is encouraged to call the Alaska State Troopers at 373-8300.

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Big Lake Transfer Site New Hours

AnnouncementsEffective 1 September 2017, the Big Lake Transfer Site on Hollywood Road will be open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm.
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Willow man arrested in Big Lake, charged with DUI, refusal

Police BlotterOn 8/11/17 at approximately 12:46 am, Alaska State Troopers responded to a vehicle stopped in the roadway on S Johnsons Rd near the Parks Hwy. Troopers located the vehicle, a silver Chrysler 300 and contacted the driver, Merlyn Shandley age 22 of Willow, passed out behind the wheel.

Investigation revealed Shandley was operating the vehicle while impaired by alcohol. Shandley was arrested for DUI Alcohol and later refused to submit to chemical testing. Shandley was transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was remanded into custody to be released on his own recognizance once sober.

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