The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for the week of April 4, 2021

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The following dismissals were recently handed down in Kenai District Court:

A charge of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises) against Arthur Dwayne Hirth, 58, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Nov. 14.

Charges of one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises) and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against Arthur D. Hirth, 58, of Soldotna, were dismissed. Date of the charges was Nov. 18.

A charge of driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended against Aaron Rylie Wirtanen, 21, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Nov. 3.

The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court:

In an amended judgment, Molly Ann Hughes, 25, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Nov. 29. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $330 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for one year, and was placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Keith Patrick Jurasin, 37, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (loud noise disturbing neighbor), committed June 21, 2020. He was sentenced to one day in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Alexander River Kvasnikoff, 18, of Ninilchik, pleaded guilty to reckless driving, committed Aug. 10, 2020. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 months, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and a driver’s safety course and follow all recommendations, had his license revoked for 30 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Lucas J. Lester, 29, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Mar. 19. He was sentenced to three days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and ordered to comply with all no contact orders in another case.

John Wesley Logston, 40, of Ketchikan, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted first-degree vehicle theft (depriving use of for seven or more days), committed Oct. 6. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 60 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

Zachary Mason Stark, 22, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Sept. 19, 2019. He was fined $250, a $100 court surcharge, ordered to complete an Alcohol Safety Action Program substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for one year.

Susan Grace Williams, 48, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Nov. 4. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, ordered not to consume alcohol during probationary period, and placed on probation for 12 months.

In an amended judgment, Molly Ann Hughes, 25, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Nov. 29. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 87 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $330 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for one year, and was placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Keith Patrick Jurasin, 37, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (loud noise disturbing neighbor), committed June 21, 2020. He was sentenced to one day in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Alexander River Kvasnikoff, 18, of Ninilchik, pleaded guilty to reckless driving, committed Aug. 10, 2020. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 months, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and a driver’s safety course and follow all recommendations, had his license revoked for 30 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

Lucas J. Lester, 29, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Mar. 19. He was sentenced to three days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, and ordered to comply with all no contact orders in another case.

John Wesley Logston, 40, of Ketchikan, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted first-degree vehicle theft (depriving use of for seven or more days), committed Oct. 6. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 60 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to have no contact with victim, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

Zachary Mason Stark, 22, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Sept. 19, 2019. He was fined $250, a $100 court surcharge, ordered to complete an Alcohol Safety Action Program substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for one year.

Susan Grace Williams, 48, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Nov. 4. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, ordered not to consume alcohol during probationary period, and placed on probation for 12 months.

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