Cops and Courts

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

Dec. 2 to Dec. 9, 2019

On Dec. 5 at 8:02 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Redoubt Avenue near Anthurium Street. A 16-year-old male from Soldotna was charged with minor consuming alcohol, minor operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol and reckless driving, then released to a parent.

On Dec. 2 at 10:58 p.m., after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report was received, Soldotna police stopped a vehicle onDelta Avenue. Mersha Tamrat, 23, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 1 at about 8:40 p.m., Soldotna police were conducting a security check of a closed business and contacted the occupant of a vehicle found in the parking lot. Jade Morrell, 19, of Soldotna, was found to be in possession of marijuana. Morrell was issued a criminal citation for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and released.

On Dec. 3 at 12:06 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported burglary at a residence in North Kenai. Investigation revealed that hand tools, fuel cans and assorted other items were stolen sometime the night before. This case is under investigation.

On Dec. 3 at 3:39 p.m., Alaska State Troopers assisted Adult Probations in the service of an arrest warrant on Dagnall Leigh Moran-Tacey, 33, of Soldotna, at a residence in Kenai. The warrant was for failure to comply with conditions of probation from a prior felony offense. In the service of the arrest warrant, he was found to be in possession of heroin, a schedule IA controlled substance. Tacey was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On Dec. 3 at about 4:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a male on a side-by-side at the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and North Miller Loop Road in Nikiski. The driver was identified as Connor Rudolph Hamman V, 26, of Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Hamman had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for trial call on original charges of driving under the influence and refusal to submit a breath sample. Hamman was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $500 bail.

On Dec. 3 at 4:53 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported single-vehicle crash with a moose near Mile 102 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Colleen Margaret Vance, 59, of Kenai, was driving northbound in a white 2010 Ford Explorer when a moose ran into the highway. The moose collided with the side of the vehicle as she drove. The vehicle had minor, functional damage. A passenger in Vance’s vehicle reported a minor, non-life-threatening injury. All occupants wearing seat belts. Alcohol was not a factor.

On Dec. 9 at 1:21 a.m., Kenai police responded to a residence to a report of a disturbance. Officer arrived and contacted a vehicle leaving the immediate area of the disturbance. An officer conducted a traffic stop, and, after investigation, John V. Dykstra, 43, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and breath test refusal and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 5 at 11:18 a.m., Kenai police received an emergency 911 call of a citizen dispute occurring at a local hotel located off the Kenai Spur Highway. Officers responded and contacted the parties involved. As a result, Jamie M. Sinclair, 28, of Soldotna, was issued two summons for fourth-degree assault and released from the scene.

On Dec. 5 at 4:37 p.m., Kenai police were called to an apartment complex near Mission Avenue for an intoxicated female who was being disorderly and needed to be removed from the residence. Officers responded and contacted Sharon L. Alexie, 37, of Kenai. While securing Alexie in the backseat of a patrol car, she spit in the transporting officer’s face. As a result, she was arrested for first-degree harassment and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 2 at about 9:40 p.m., Kenai police responded to a business on the Kenai Spur Highway at Marathon Road for a report of somebody trespassing. As a result Zachary L. Yandell, 33, of Kenai was issued a summons for second-degree criminal trespass.

On Dec. 5 at 5:39 p.m., David T. O’Brien, 37, of Kenai, called 911 to report that he was at a fast-food business located on the Kenai Spur Highway and that everyone there was looking at inappropriate images on their phones. Kenai Police Dispatch also received another call from a patron stating that a male was causing a scene in the restaurant. Police responded to the scene, and, after investigation, O’Brien was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial for first-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release.

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