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Troopers respond to Ninilchik individual in need of help

Posted: February 1, 2013 - 4:22pm  |  Updated: February 1, 2013 - 4:26pm

Alaska State Troopers were summoned to the Deep Creek Farm Road area of Ninilchik on Friday morning, providing assistance to “an individual that needed our help,” said spokeswoman Megan Peters.

Comments posted on Facebook indicated residents in the Deep Creek Farm Road area had been told to stay indoors and keep their doors locked. Other comments noted that the road had been closed.

“The neighborhood wasn’t shut down and the location where it occurred there were no close neighbors,” said Peters. “No one was really affected and no one was told to stay in their homes.”

Responding troopers wore tactical gear, which Peters said is worn “if they think it might benefit them. … It wasn’t a SERT (Strategic Emergency Reaction Team) callout.”

Troopers made contact with the individual in question and transported that individual to Central Peninsula Hospital.

“An ambulance was standing by just in case, but it was not used,” said Peters. “It’s nothing we can really report on. No was arrested. … It was an isolated incident and it’s been taken care of.”

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cbeard 02/02/13 - 12:25 am
What the

What kind of an article is this? "An individual needed help" and they sent out a gigantic squad?

Obviously something bigger went on here and I think citizens have a right to know what was going on in their neighborhood to cause such a panic instead of generic silent spokesperson bull.

spwright 02/02/13 - 10:00 am
Need to Know

cbeard I hear Ya. We had a incident at the Orca Theater a few years ago & a actual Shooting. K-Beach Road was closed by the State Troopers, Local Residents were told to
return to their homes & lock their doors. No Description of the Suspect, No Details or Warnings from the State Troopers.
No One was informed of What was Happening within Our Neighborhood & how serious the Threat was in our neighborhood ?
Their response was We the Local Residents Did NOT Need to Know. I call B S on that One. Of course Residents should be informed of a Dangerous Threat & the basics of what is happening. There was "Robo-Calls" from 911 to local residents but no explaination of what was happening. I am Thankful for that Robo-Call System but there serious need for more info to be provided.

jlmh 02/02/13 - 01:05 pm
Maybe someone had a psychotic

Maybe someone had a psychotic break, and there was an initial fear that the person might become dangerous. Since he/she never did, it would amount to a private matter. The troopers may have overreacted (better safe than sorry), but that doesn't justify divulging personal medical or mental health information to the public. Had a crime actually been committed, I'm sure we'd hear about it.

aspiecelia 02/02/13 - 05:00 pm
Sounds Like a Mental Health Issue

Perhaps someone was suicidal and threatening to attempt a suicide by cop or just out of control. Being mentally ill or chemically dependent is not a crime. If this is the case it sounds like law enforcement was appropriate and cautious which I greatly appreciate for those with mental health issues. Rather help someone to die or end up incarcerated let's help them get the treatment they need instead. The lack of information for the public however is not helpful and causes paranoia, conspiracy theories and anger. Without divulging the person's identity, which is the right thing to do, they could just say they were having mental health problems and were taken to the hospital. The information kept from the public in this area is alarming. I hope the individual involved gets the help they need.

cbeard 02/03/13 - 09:17 pm

There are rumors floating around down that way that it was a meth lab bust, and the arrest implicated several people and was possibly tied to a series of robberies (both already happened and planned robberies) all up and down the peninsula. It's just talk but it sure would explain why people from there were freaking out about almost a dozen cop cars on late Friday morning.

I would be very happy if more of these people involved with meth were brought to justice.

s2wheel 02/05/13 - 10:24 am
all it was, was a person went

all it was, was a person went off their meds and had a mental break down called the police and said somebody was in their house stealing guns the police did not overreact all they knew was somebody needed help and there was weapons involved, when they got there it was just a person having a psychotic break down. the only ones overreacting is all of you that want to gossip about everybody.

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