'Alaska State Troopers' Season 4 Episodes
Alaska State Troopers - Season 4
Responding by land, air, and sea--with backup sometimes days away -- these troopers patrol hundreds of miles of rugged terrain in bone-chilling temperatures to protect the people and wildlife of Alaska. Whether it's overturned snow machines, violent chainsaw crimes, volatile fishermen, thieves stealing essential village items, moose-hunting checks, gunman confrontations, or intoxicated gold miners blocking roads -- being prepared for anything is just part of the job.
Get the adrenaline flowing with this special episode that includes arrests in remote villages; helicopter rescues on frigid, 22 degree mountaintops; and dangerous suspect chase-downs in south central Alaska. Trooper Howie Peterson confronts an intoxicated gold miner who is blocking a road. Then, when snow machine riders go missing, the troopers deploy on a search and rescue mission.
Snowflakes fall as Trooper Howie Peterson responds to a search and rescue call in the Kenai Peninsula: a snow-machiner accident where the victim may be dead or alive. As nightfall nears, he frantically sets out into the backwoods on a snow machine. Peterson finds the injured man but must get him out of the mountains before hypothermia sets in — not an easy feat in avalanche country where there is no cell reception. Then, a horrific stabbing sends trooper Blake Calhoun into action. The search for the stabber is in a maze of unsecured cabins, where the potentially armed and violent man could be hiding behind any door. And, elsewhere in Alaska, as Trooper Anthony Stariha uses his secret weapon — his Dodge Charger — to try to catch a speeding vehicle before reaching the populous town center, Trooper Vanspronsen’s patrol takes him outside Fairbanks to a wilderness area where a winter moose hunt is on.
“Alaska Chainsaw Massacre”
Kicking off Alaska State Troopers’ fourth season, winter has seized Alaska, and Trooper Timothy Cronin gets a chilling call. It sounds like a domestic violence situation involving a chainsaw, where someone’s been cut and is losing blood. But to get to this rural area, Trooper Cronin has to navigate through record snowfall. Then, a dispatch deep into gold-rush territory wilderness has Trooper Howie Peterson nervous. It’s a cabin in the middle of the woods, and he’s greeted by a man with a 15-inch knife and a rifle. Finally, Trooper Anne Sears is responding to one of the most serious cases on the books: a crime against a village public safety officer. She needs to fly from her post in Nome in unpredictable weather. But there’s one more stop to make — a drunk suspect who pointed a gun at his girlfriend’s head. That makes two suspects known to be armed and dangerous. Time to bring the rifles.
This episode starts with a bang as Troopers Ryan Lott and Christopher Worland respond to a call about gunshots and screams. The hunt for the gunman leads them into the Fairbanks woods, where they come face-to-face with the man threatening to blow someone’s head off. Then, 400 miles from the nearest major city, on the waterways of western Alaska, Sergeant Ken Acton and Trooper Mike Cresswell must rein in some potentially volatile fishermen. By both boat and float plane, the troopers follow one of the men, who is dangerously zigzagging along the river and ignoring troopers’ orders to stop. Then, Trooper Stariha is hot on the trail of a fleeing motorcycle, doing 100 in a 45-mph zone. The biker’s sudden turn takes the chase onto the crowded highway. Now there are perhaps three options for how this ends: The biker crashes, the troopers crash, or, least likely, the biker pulls over.…
“Armed and Bootlegging”
It’s a criminal homebrew operation and Trooper Tim Smith is tackling it head-on. He’s new to the remote post 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle and he must head into one of the most dangerous villages in the area — a “dry” village where illegal manufacturing of alcohol has gotten out of control and law enforcement has been run out of town. Meanwhile, Trooper Gordon Young hunts down a dangerous thief who has stolen $9,000 in goods that are essential to the village. With the help of video surveillance footage, Young knows who his suspect is — a man with a record of felony-assault convictions — but they must race to the airport in 20 minutes to stop the suspect from fleeing. South in the Mat Su Valley, Trooper Jared Noll makes a seemingly routine traffic stop — only to discover that the driver is one of the biggest meth cooks in the valley… and he’s got knives with him.
It sounds like a tale out of a horror movie when troopers Aaron Mobley and Bill Connors set out to find a man who assaulted someone with a machete, leaving the victim bloodied and with a broken jaw. But after they make the arrest, the drama is far from over.
Alaska State Trooper Joseph Hess must use knowledge from the academy to decide if these are the real deal, or misidentified animal parts. Across the state in Juneau, troopers Jake Abbott and Aaron Frenzel head out on boat patrol to Prince Cove, a popular spot for king salmon.
Will Trooper Gabe Rich find himself in the middle of a firefight in this hostile situation? Meanwhile, in Soldotna, suspects caught speeding ditch their car and take off on foot, leaving trooper Jim Buttrey to risk being outnumbered in a heavily wooded area. And finally, across the state, trooper George Kammer is in the middle of sorting out a domestic violence case when he notice.
Ride along with Alaska State Troopers on some of the most dangerous calls yet-- life and death hang in the balance when an armed, belligerent man turns his loaded gun on his pregnant girlfriend, a search and rescue mission unfolds in the forest, and road rage turns potentially fatal when a gun is involved.
“Armed & Squatting”
Wildlife Trooper Jon Simeon finds himself dealing with the most unpredictable animal--man. When Simeon must track down a man who has been a squatter for more than a year on public land, will he be able to keep him calm? Will the squatter be armed and ready to defend his turf?
“Meth Dealer Manhunt”
See what it takes to be an Alaska State Trooper in one of the most extreme and remote states: whether it's tracking down drug dealers who have fled on foot, protecting wildlife from greedy, armed hunters, or going undercover to bust illegal fishermen, Alaska's finest must use their skills, wit, and guts to bring suspects to justice.
“Son and a Gun”
“Drunk and Dangerous”
Danger is on the rise as flooding takes over south-central Alaska. A 17-inch storm surge and high winds have left thousands in danger and even uprooted residential homes.
A blazing inferno sends trooper David Lorring racing to save a disabled man's life in Soldotna. But when he arrives on the scene, the fire is burning too strong, firefighters only have a limited water supply, and there are flammable oxygen tanks nearby increasing the danger.
“Crystal Meth Compound”
Ride along with the Alaska State Troopers on a sting operation, capturing every nail-biting moment of the mission. Like a scene from an action movie, Troopers silently and swiftly surround the home of a well-known criminal suspected of hiding stolen guns.
Talk about a long commute! Trooper Massey must drive to the airport, catch an airplane and be picked up by a patrol boat to get from St. Mary's to Alakanuk. A gruesome fire the night before left an elderly woman dead, and Massey needs to secure the scene and investigate for foul play until the fire marshal can arrive. While patrolling the back roads of the Matsu Valley, Trooper Determan stops a robbery in process.
“Deep Woods Standoff”
“Death by cop” are three words no trooper wants to hear. But those frightful words are exactly what Trooper Noll hears while responding to a domestic disturbance call. An intoxicated and aggravated man barricaded himself inside his home — and troopers can’t contact the two women inside. NGC’s cameras capture the tense standoff as it unfolds, as Troopers surround the property and negotiate with the man. It’s an unpredictable situation. If the suspect is really ready to die at the hands of law enforcement, there is no telling what might happen. On one of the busiest highways in the Mat-Su Valley, Trooper Cooper pulls over an intoxicated muscle-head who was reported to have been doing “donuts” in the middle of the road.
“Blacked Out & Belligerent”
Trooper Matthew Determan must rush through backroads in Alaska in order to reach a family feud that is turning violent. Two brothers, intoxicated, are arguing and tearing their house up. Will Determan be able to sort this mess out before one of the brothers takes it too far?
“Hot Drugs, Icy Streets”
In Fairbanks, the freezing conditions have made the roads slick, but Trooper Mulvaney must navigate the dangerous highway in order to lay out spike strips for a suspect who's running from the law in a high speed car chase. Will Mulvaney be able to snag this speed racer before the ice can bring this pursuit to a deadly end?
“Too Much Pot”
Winter has set in in Alaska and wildlife Trooper Jon Simeon patrols Alaska's newly frozen lakes when he hears a gunshot: someone has illegally killed two caribou. As the Trooper and the gunman walk in the middle of the frozen lake to get the dead animals, they know that a plunge into these thin waters can kill them both in minutes. Back in the streets, an intoxicated ex-military scout is challenging troopers to a gun battle. Suspecting that he has a hostage, the Troopers surround his house and try to communicate with him. But no one is left in the house. Later, Trooper Cronin stumbles on a driver with a joint in the car who is also violating his probation.
It is the dead of winter in Alaska, and Wildlife Troopers Ernie Brent and Levi Duell race on snow machines against the time and the freezing temperatures to rescue a missing pilot. In Fairbanks, Trooper Johnson is on a mission to catch a snow machine thief. He plants a snow machine on the side of the road and waits for the guy to take the bait. Just outside the city, Trooper Rallo stops a violent burglary in progress.