Story last updated at 3:06 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2002

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Sept. 30

Troopers at 2:04 p.m. received a report that a

1994 Chevrolet S-10 pickup left for service was stolen between Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. from the Tesoro station in Ninilchik. The vehicle's owner recovered it on Sept. 30.

Troopers at 3:47 p.m. contacted a 47-year-old Kenai man near Mile 171.5 Sterling Highway for a traffic violation and allege he did not have a valid operator's license. They also arrested him on an outstanding trooper warrant for failure to appear in court on an original charge of driving without a valid operator's license.

Oct. 4

Troopers at 9:44 p.m. tried to stop a driver in a silver 1994 Subaru station wagon for driving 90 mph in a 55 mph zone near Mile 143.8 Sterling Highway. They allege that the vehicle pulled over the fog line on the right side of the highway, but continued on at about 70 mph. Near Mile 143 the vehicle slowed abruptly and turned right on to a gravel driveway and then accelerated heavily into the driveway of a residence. The driver then abruptly stopped and quickly left the car. After a brief discussion, the 46-year-old Anchorage driver gave himself up and was arrested for reckless driving, felony failure to stop at the direction of a police officer and reckless endangerment. Troopers allege that a search incident to the arrest revealed the suspect to possess a small metal pipe with contents that tested positive for marijuana. The man was also charged with sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.