Police reports, December 2018

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement and public safety records and includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

On Dec. 24 at 2:55 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in Razdolna after multiple 911 calls were received.Investigation showed that Iosif Basargin, 38, of Razdolna, had assaulted a family member during an argument. Basargin wasarrested and taken to the Homer Jail, pending arraignment. Alcohol was a factor in the assault.

On Dec. 24 at 6:09 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to Mile 88.5 of the Sterling Highway to a report of acollision involving a single vehicle and moose. Samuel B. Fraser, 31, of Kenai, was traveling southbound on the SterlingHighway when a moose walked into the roadway, causing a collision. The moose was dead on arrival and a salvage for themoose was contacted. Fraser was operating a company vehicle and the vehicle was insured. The vehicle was totaled and Fraserand his passenger reported no injuries. Both parties reported to have been wearing seat belts. ASAP Towing responded andtook possession of the vehicle.

On Dec. 17 at 1:38 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported disturbance on Sary Su Street in Nikolaevsk.Investigation showed that Robert Scheetz, 34, of Nikolaevsk, had violated his conditions of release in a separate criminal case.Scheetz was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail, where he was held pending arraignment.

On Dec. 17 at 11:56 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business near South Willow Street for the report of a shoplifter.Police arrived and contacted Joseph Chikoyak, Jr., 44, of Kenai, who was subsequently arrested for third-degree theft andtaken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 17 at about 9:50 p.m., Kenai Dispatch received a call reporting an intoxicated female in the residence trying to startfights and damaging property. Police responded to the residence and contacted Elizabeth C. Oskolkoff, 43, of Kenai. Oskolkoffwas arrested for fourth-degree criminal mischief (criminal mischief) and disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 16 at about 10:30 p.m., Kenai police received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report of avehicle leaving a local business. A short time later, a vehicle matching the description was located, and officers contacted thedriver, Jack G. Nelson, 62, of Nikiski. After investigation, Nelson was arrested for driving under the influence and taken toWildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 16 at 6:22 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business to a report of a man causing a disturbance. After officerarrival and investigation, David T. O’Brien, 38, of Kenai, was arrested for second-degree trespass and violating conditions ofrelease and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 18 at about 2:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers Dispatch received a call about a 28-year-old male, of Kenai, who hadoverdosed on heroin. Medics and troopers arrived on the scene, and he was revived and taken by medics to Central PeninsulaHospital.

On Dec. 20 at 12:14 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported burglary at a trucking terminal outside of Soldotna.Investigation revealed that the business had been entered illegally and a case containing an amount of cash had been stolen.An office inside and the cabinets containing the cash had been forcibly entered. This case is under investigation.

On Dec 19 at 9:14 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to the Kenai Spur Highway near Big Eddy Road to a reportof a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles. Investigation revealed that the operator of a maroon 2006 Cadillac Sedan,Jennifer D. Lancaster-Jackson, 51, of Soldotna, lost control of her vehicle. Lancaster-Jackson’s vehicle spun sideways into theoncoming lane and was struck in the driver’s door by the front bumper of a blue 2004 Kia sedan, operated by Conan E.DeMello, 39, of Kenai. DeMello sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital byEmergency Medical Services. DeMello’s female passenger was not injured. All occupants reported to be wearing their seatbelts. The Kia was recovered by Jen-War Towing.

On Dec. 22 at about 9:20 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a tip about the location of a subject with active arrestwarrants. Investigation revealed that Robert D. Antila, 50, of Soldotna, had two active arrest warrants. He was arrested andtaken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $6,000.00 bail.

On Dec. 23 at 10:54 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to Willow Street in Kasilof for a welfare check onJennifer L. Mead, 32, of Kasilof. Upon arrival, investigation revealed that Jennifer and a male were involved in a verbalargument. During the argument in the residence, Jennifer shot a round from a .357 Magnum through the roof in the bedroom.Jennifer was intoxicated during the contact with troopers and was reported to have been intoxicated at the time of theargument, when the round was shot. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of third-degree assault, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, and reckless endangerment.

On Dec. 23 at about 10:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no license plates at TJSeggy’s gas station in Soldotna. The driver was identified as Matthew Francis Scarito, 36, of Soldotna, and the passenger wasidentified as Zachary Lee Yandell, 33, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Yandell had two outstanding arrest warrants forfailure to appear to arraignment on original charges of second-degree criminal trespass and third-degree theft. Investigationalso revealed that Scarito is on conditions of release for a prior assault case with requirements not to contact a victim. Scaritowas arrested for violating conditions of release. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial, Scarito without bail and Yandell on$1,000 bail.

On Dec. 24 at 12:19 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business on a report of an individual who had previously beentrespassed in the business. Officers arrived and contacted the subject, Jacob Barrett, 22, of Kenai. Records showed that he hadbeen issued a prior trespass notice. He was issued a summons to court for second-degree criminal trespass and released fromthe scene.

On Dec. 24 at 2:08 a.m., Kenai police contacted a vehicle on Princess Avenue. After contacting the occupants, McGerra L.Beck, 35, of Sterling, was arrested on an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers $1,000 arrest warrant for violatingconditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 24 at 1:17 a.m., while Kenai police were checking local closed businesses, a subject, identified as James H. Duncan,54, a transient, was located sleeping in a vehicle. Records showed that Duncan had been previously trespassed from thebusiness. He was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 23 at 4:49 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business to a suspected shoplifter being detained. Officersarrived and contacted the parties involved. After investigation, Tarik A. Dukowitz, 21, of Soldotna, was arrested for second-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 23 at 1:43 a.m., Kenai police received a report of an individual possibly violating conditions of release. Officers wereunable to locate the individual, but a short time later, the subject, Tiffany Malone, 32, of Kenai, contacted Kenai police andadvised the officers of her location. She was located and arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to WildwoodPretrial.

On Dec. 23 at about 2:30 a.m., Soldotna police contacted a driver of a vehicle after it left the roadway and stopped in asnowbank near 47th Street and the Sterling Highway. Matthew Evans, 21, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influenceof alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 21 at 1:51 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Walgreen’s for a reported shoplifter that had fled from the store.Officers located the woman in the area, and investigation revealed that Misty Domanich, 28, of Anchorage, had taken $775.49worth of cosmetics without payment. Wilson was arrested for second-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 20 at 6:15 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a two-vehicle collision on the Sterling Highway at Kobuk Street. Oneof the involved drivers, Daniel Osmar, 26, of Kenai, did not have motor vehicle liability insurance and was issued a criminalcitation and released. A passenger in Osmar’s vehicle, Marvin Parazoo, 49, of Soldotna, was found to have been consumingalcohol in violation of his felony probation. Parazoo was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Dec. 23 at 1:46 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in the South Boundary Street area of Soldotna onthe report of a male having been struck by a vehicle. A 20-year-old male was found to have been struck by a vehicle duringthe course of a juvenile party. The male was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for non-life-threatening-injuries. Theinvestigation is ongoing.

On Dec. 18 at about 12:00 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision involving Teana Lewis, 23,of Soldotna. During the investigation, Lewis admitted operating the vehicle and that she did not have a driver’s license. Lewiswas given a citation for failure to yield after stopping at a stop sign and a summons for driving without a valid operator’slicense. Court is set for Jan. 31.

On Jan. 5 at 12:46 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Irons Avenue in Soldotna on the report of adisturbance. Masonn Byrd, 25, of Kenai, was contacted during the investigation and determined to have been driving under theinfluence of alcohol. Byrd was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charges of driving under the influenceand a petition to revoke probation.

On Jan. 4 at 2:31 p.m., Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision at Mile 15on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The vehicle that fled the scene was not identified. The vehicle of the other party, Patricia Coghill,47, of Kenai, was able to be driven from the scene. Law enforcement is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the othervehicle, a late 80’s model white, full-size pickup truck with a camper, or a full sized late 80’s SUV. The vehicle will havedamage to the passenger side. Please contact Soldotna Troopers at (907) 262-4453.

On Jan. 4 at about 5:10 p.m., Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersectionof South Miller Lane and Birch Lane in Nikiski. Investigation revealed it was a two-vehicle accident with no injuries. Partiesinvolved include; Shamara Fournier, 47, of Kenai, and Russell Pate, 35, of Nikiski. Russell Pate was issued a citation for driversto exercise due care to avoid collision.

On Jan. 2 at 10:07 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance at a residence on Seaside Farm Drive in Homer.During the investigation, a 72-year-old female, of Homer, reported that a pistol had been stolen from the residence. Thepistol was last seen in the residence two weeks prior, and the current whereabouts are unknown.

On Jan. 2 at 11:16 a.m., Alaska State Trooper received a report of a burglary at a residence on Heddell Street in Anchor Point.Investigation showed that sometime during the night of Dec. 29-30, unknown person(s) entered the residence and outbuildingand stole items from each. The investigation is ongoing.

On Jan. 2 at 2:14 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle stolen from Dorothy Drive in Anchor Point.Investigation showed a 1995 Subaru Wagon was stolen from a 54-year-old female, of Anchor Point, the previous night. OnJan. 4, the vehicle was located and recovered. The investigation is ongoing.

On Jan. 2 at 4:26 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a collision involving a bicyclist on Ciechanski Road andStanford Street in Soldotna. Troopers responded to the scene and contacted the driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old female,and the bicyclist, a 42-year-old male. The bicyclist did not suffer injuries and the vehicle had minor damage. Icy roadconditions were believed to have been a factor in the collision.

On Jan. 6 at 11:34 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle rollover at Mile 122 of the Sterling Highway,near Clam Gulch. Investigation revealed that Jason Hodges, 42, of Homer, was traveling northbound when he lost control of hisvehicle as he was passing a car. The vehicle struck a guardrail and went into the ditch, where it rolled over. Hodges sufferedminor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The vehicle was totaled. Hodges reported wearing his seat belt.Hodges was issued citations for no proof of insurance and failure to exercise due care to avoid a collision.

On Jan. 6 at 3:57 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Nikiski. Investigationrevealed that Chad Wolcott, 46, of Nikiski, had assaulted a family member at their residence. Wolcott was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 5 at about 2:10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers Girdwood Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to Mile71 of the Seward Highway for a reported single-vehicle collision. Investigation revealed that Tracey J. Chaney, 34, of Homerwas traveling southbound on the Seward Highway when she lost control of her 2001 Chevrolet Blazer and struck the snowbankon the southbound shoulder of the highway, causing disabling damage to Chaney’s vehicle. Chaney declined transport by EMSand was released at the scene. Webb’s Towing responded to the scene and removed the vehicle from the highway.

On Jan. 4 at 1:35 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers arrived at 43335 Kalifornsky Road and contacted Pamela S. Amador,63, of Soldotna. An Alaska Safety Public Information Network check revealed that Amador has an outstanding $200 civil benchwarrant for her arrest for failure to appear in court, stemming from a 2010 incident. Amador was arrested and taken toWildwood Pretrial Facility, pending $200 bail.

On Jan. 3 at 12:43 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers stopped a truck for an equipment violation near Mile 90 of theSterling Highway. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Joseph Damon, 39, of Kasilof, for an outstanding arrest warrant andadditional charges of no liability insurance and misuse of plates.

On Jan. 3 at 6:01 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report of adriver stopped in a lane of travel near Mile 83 of the Sterling Highway, apparently unconscious. Troopers responded to thearea and located Jesse Pedginski, 26, of Sterling, at the intersection of Moose River and the Sterling Highway. Investigationrevealed that Pedginski was driving under the influence of controlled substances. Pedginski resisted arrest. He was taken toWildwood Pretrial on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and violating conditions ofrelease.

On Jan. 2 at 3:55 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Kenai.Investigation resulted in the arrest of Travis Lindley, 18, of Kenai, for fourth-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief,and first-degree criminal trespass, all domestic violence charges. Lindley was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail, pendingarraignment.

On Jan. 1 at about 12:10 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in Soldotna for a report of a malefiring a gun. Investigation resulted in Travis Ceartin, 27, of Soldotna, being charged with fourth-degree misconduct involvingweapons.

On Jan. 5 at 12:46 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Irons Avenue in Soldotna on the report of adisturbance. Masonn Byrd, 25, of Kenai, was contacted during the investigation and determined to have been driving under theinfluence of alcohol. Byrd was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charges of driving under the influenceand a petition to revoke probation.

Troopers responded to a residence in Soldotna for a report of a male firing a gun. Investigation resulted in Travis Ceartin,27, of Soldotna, being charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons.

On Dec. 10 at 5:39 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision on Miller Loop in Nikiski. Investigationrevealed that Sara Benfer, 25, of Kenai, was driving her Nissan Pathfinder when she collided with a Chevy Impala. driven byRandall Jones, 35, of Kenai. Both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both reported wearing seat belts. The cause ofthe collision is still under investigation.

On Dec. 11, Alaska State Troopers received a report of theft from the Trinity Christian Center in Soldotna. It was reportedthat a spool of underground wire was stolen from the construction site. The wire is valued at $300. Anyone with information isasked to call the Alaska State Troopers at 262-4453. The investigation is continuing.

On Dec. 11 at 6:28 PM, Kenai Dispatch received a non-emergency call reporting the front window of a local business nearmile 11 of the Kenai Spur Hwy had been broken out and a female was standing nearby. Police responded to the scene andcontacted the female, later identified as Holley L. Reed, age 30 of Kenai. Reed was placed under arrest and transported toWildwood Pretrial for Criminal Mischief III, Attempted Burglary II and Violating Conditions of Release.

On Dec. 11 at 12:56 p.m., Soldotna Dispatch received a report from the Soldotna DMV that Edward Schaefer, 26, of Kenai,had an outstanding warrant for a driving under the influence in Palmer, with no bail. Schaefer was arrested and taken toWildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 7 at 8:34 a.m., a 70-year-old male, of Seward, reported a theft from his residence in Seward. Investigation revealedthat an unknown person(s) entered an outbuilding between Oct. 9 and Dec. 6 and stole a blue Bosch table saw, valued at about$600. Investigation continues. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453.

On Dec. 13 at 1:36 a.m., Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop in Kenai on a white 2009 Scion foran equipment violation. After investigation, Christian See, 50, of Kenai,was arrested for driving under the influence of alcoholand taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

As a result of a commercial fishing investigation, on Dec. 6, Faliley Kuzmin, 25, of Homer, of the F/V Impact, was issued amandatory court appearance citation for retaining Cook Inlet lingcod during closed season. The Cook Inlet lingcod fishery wasclosed by emergency order on Nov. 11. The violation carries a maximum fine of $3,000. 53 pounds of lingcod fillets wereseized.

As a result of a commercial fishing investigation, on Dec. 6, Avraamy Reutov, 29, of Homer, of the F/V Recovery, was issueda mandatory court appearance citation for retaining Cook Inlet lingcod during closed season. The Cook Inlet lingcod fisherywas closed by emergency order on Nov. 11. The violation carries a maximum fine of $3,000. 110 pounds of lingcod filletswere seized.

On Dec. 13 at 10:37 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Exit Road in Soldotna for an investigation,which revealed that Oscar C. Nelund, 31, of Soldotna, had two active arrest warrants. The first warrant was for failure to appearfor arraignment on the original charges of driving under the influence and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlledsubstance. The second was for failure to appear for trial call on original charges of fourth-degree assault, fourth-degreecriminal mischief, and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Nelund was arrested on the warrants andtaken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $500 bail.

On Dec. 13 at 11:53 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Nikiski Village inNikiski. Investigation revealed that passenger David Pallas, 38, of Nikiski, had two active warrants. The first warrant was forfailure to appear for omnibus hearing on original charges of first-degree vehicle theft, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree criminal mischief, and fifth-degree criminal mischief. The second was for violating conditions of release. Pallas wasarrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Dec. 13 at 3:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a business in Sterling for a report of an assault.Investigation revealed that Michael P. Robinson, 44, of Sterling, had assaulted a person. Further investigation revealed thatRobinson had two active arrest warrants. Robinson was arrested for two counts of fourth-degree assault and the activewarrants and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Dec. 14 at about 12:20 a.m., Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in a home in the Soldotnaarea. Ronny Burk, 42, of Soldotna, was contacted inside the home. Investigation revealed there had been an altercation withinthe residence, which resulted in Burk being arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). Burk was taken toWildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail.

On Dec. 13 at 4:18 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance in the area of Salmon Creek Road inSeward. Investigation into the disturbance resulted in the arrest of Emory Evern, 42, of Seward, for a domestic violence relatedfourth-degree assault. Evern was taken to the Seward Jail and held without bail.

On Dec. 13 at 9:04 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a business in Ninilchik on the report of a disturbance. Theinvestigation revealed that Ramonne Kirksey, 38, of Ninilchik, a convicted felon, had stalked a female while in possession of aconcealable firearm, had assaulted this and another female, and had attempted to use the firearm to assault a male on scene.No injuries were reported. Subsequent to the investigation, Kirksey was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial and heldwithout bail on charges of attempted first-degree assault, third-degree assault, domestic violence first-degree stalking,domestic violence second-degree stalking, third-degree misconduct involving weapons, domestic violence fourth-degreeassault, and fourth-degree assault.

On Dec. 15 at 11:08 a.j., Hunter Thompson, 19, of Soldotna, contacted Dispatch and reported that he was on Camp IslandLake and had injured his knee and could not walk out. He was about two miles from the truck on Swanson River Road.Troopers and Emergency Medical Services responded to the location by foot and snowmachine. Life Med responded and tookThompson to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment.

On Dec. 16 at 2:31 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the Duck Inn in Soldotna on the report of a disturbance, whereAdora Johnston, 29, of Soldotna, was contacted. After investigation, Johnston was arrested and taken to Wildwood PretrialFacility on charges of access of drunken person on licensed premises, driving under the influence, and refusal to submit to achemical test.

On Dec. 14 at 7:27 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision across from BigJohn’s Gas Station on the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that it was a three-vehicle accident with no injuries. Partiesinvolved included Mayra Rios-Garcia, 38, of Soldotna, Heidi Perkins, 22, of Soldotna, and Caleb Humphrey, 33, of North pole.The accident involved a 2001 black Chevrolet truck, a 2003 Subaru Forester and a 2013 black Acura. Alcohol was notcontributing factor in the accident.

On Dec. 15 at about 10:30 p.m., Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers were investigating suspicious activity at a business onKalifornsky Beach Road near Kenai and contacted Matthew Luke, 21, of Kenai. Investigation revealed that Luke had asuspended license. During the investigation, Luke provided troopers with a false name, because he had driven to the businesson his suspended license. Luke was arrested for providing false information to police and was taken to Wildwood PretrialFacility.

On Dec. 16 at 12:39 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Mile 57 of the Seward Highway for a reported single-vehiclecollision. Investigation revealed that Roberta L. Hildebrandt, 57, of Anchorage, was traveling northbound in her red DodgeRam pickup, when she lost control, crossed left of center, and struck the northbound guardrail, causing damage to the vehicle.Hildebrandt reported that she were uninjured. Hildebrandt’s vehicle suffered disabling damage and was towed from the sceneby AK Towing and Wrecking. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in this crash, and Hildebrandt reported that she waswearing her seat belt at the time of the collision.

On Dec. 16 at about 5:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Mile 45 of the Sterling Highway for a reported single-vehicle collision. Investigation revealed that Mary E. Barry, 60, of Soldotna, was traveling southbound in her gold 2003 FordExplorer, when she lost control, crossed left of center and entered the northbound ditch, causing the vehicle to roll over. Barryand her passengers reported that they were uninjured. Barry’s vehicle suffered disabling damage and was towed from thescene by B&D Towing. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in this crash, and all involved parties reported that theywere wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision.

On Dec. 16 at 1:15 p.m., Alaska State Troopers arrested John Brake, 46, of

Ninilchik, on an outstanding bench warrant. Brake was contacted after troopers saw him driving a vehicle and knew he had awarrant. The warrant was for failing to appear for trial call, with bail set at $100. Brake was taken to the Homer Jail. On Dec. 16at 2:15 p.m., Alaska State Troopers arrested Jason Hodges, 42, of Homer, on an outstanding arrest warrant. Hodges wascontacted after troopers saw him parked in a vehicle on the spit and knew he had a warrant. The warrant was for two counts offourth-degree assault, with a bail of remand pending arraignment. Hodges was taken to the Homer Jail.

On Dec. 15 at 12:19 p.m., Kenai police contacted Danielle M. Busby, 30, of Kenai. State records showed two outstandingSoldotna Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor warrants, one $50 warrant on the original charge of fourth-degree theft, bailcase appearance, and the second a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers $250 warrant for fourth-degree theft. Busby was taken toWildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 15 at 6:32 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business to a report of shoplifting. Officers arrived and contactedthe suspect, Joseph Chikoyak, 44, of Kenai. After investigation, Chikoyak was arrested for third-degree theft and second-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 14 at 2:53 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business to a report of a theft in progress. Officer arrived andcontacted the parties involved. After investigation, Laura McKenna, 28, of Sterling, was arrested for fourth-degree theft andsecond-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 14 at 9:42 p.m., Kenai police received a report of trespassing at a local business on South Willow Street. Officersarrived and contacted James H. Duncan, 54, of Kenai. Records indicated Duncan has been issued a trespass warning for thebusiness. Duncan was issued a summons for second-degree criminal trespass and released at the scene.

On Dec. 13 at 5:37 a.m., Kenai Dispatch received multiple 911 calls reporting that a vehicle had collided with a light pole nearMile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Police responded to the scene and contacted the sole occupant, Peter R. Imgalrea, 24, ofSoldotna. After investigation, Imgalrea was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 17 at 9:11 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to Mile 124 of the Sterling Highway to a report of a vehiclerollover. Upon arrival, the driver was identified as Nikolai Yakunin, 63, of Nikolaevsk. Yakunin was traveling northbound nearMile 124 of the Sterling Highway when he attempted to pass a slower moving vehicle. Yakunin lost control of his son’s 2011Dodge Truck and slid off the roadway into an embankment, causing the vehicle to roll several times. Yakunin had twopassengers in the vehicle, one of which sustained minor injuries and had to be treated on scene by medics. All occupantsreported to be wearing their seat belts. The vehicle was recovered by Sarge’s Towing.

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