Police reports for the week of April 18, 2021

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Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and contains arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

On Apr. 14 at 6:27 p.m., the Soldotna Public Safety Communications Center began receiving multiple REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) reports involving a vehicle southbound on the Sterling Highway from Mile 81. Soldotna police stopped the vehicle at Mile 92 of the Sterling Highway, and Shane Martin, 42, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 12 at 8:21 a.m., Soldotna police responded to the area of the Sterling Highway and Binkley Street for a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) complaint. Officers contacted Robert Gum, 30, of Soldotna, who was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 12 at 4:02 p.m., Soldotna police received a report of a hit-and-run collision at the Binkley Street and Wilson Lane roundabout. Officers located the vehicle that had fled and contacted Elijah Brewer, 22, of Kenai, who was issued a criminal citation for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and released.

On Apr. 11 at 1:47 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Angler’s Inn for a trespassing complaint. Jesse Doetsch, 36, of Soldotna, was uncooperative with officers and was handcuffed and placed into a squad car. Doetsch then fled from the squad car and was caught a short time later. Doetsch was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass, violating his court-ordered conditions of release, resisting arrest, and fourth-degree escape and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 14 at 11:35 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a 1999 Toyota truck near Mile 79 of the Sterling Highway after getting a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report on the vehicle. The vehicle was speeding 68 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone when observed by the trooper. The driver, Christopher Creglow, 52, of Sterling, was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and was arrested and taken to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility. His vehicle was impounded on scene.

On Apr. 13 at 9:48 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report about a vehicle that had crashed on Miracle Avenue in Soldotna. The complainant reported that the driver had walked away from the scene. Troopers responded to the area and located the male driver, Charles Scott, 30, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Scott was under the influence of drugs, and he was arrested for driving under the influence. Scott was also found to be on conditions of release for two other recent driving under the influence convictions. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 13 at about 11:00 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team (AST) responded to a residence on Scout Lake Loop to investigate a 911 hang-up call. Upon arrival, AST found an active physical disturbance between a group of people occurring in the middle of the driveway. The incident had begun when a male on scene accused Seth Adam Perri Fulton, 32, of Sterling, of stealing money. During the investigation, the money was recovered. A check with the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) revealed Fulton is on probation on the original charge of theft. Probations was contacted, and Fulton was arrested for fourth-degree theft and violating probation and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Apr. 12 at 5:33 p.m.., Alaska State Troopers patrolling in Nikiski was waved down by a female in the lane of travel on Island Lake Road. The female, Kayle Meyer, 36, of Nikiski, reported having been assaulted. Investigation revealed that Meyer damaged a phone of a family member and also stole an item from their residence before leaving on foot and flagging down the trooper vehicle. Meyer was arrested for fourth-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 11, Ivan Carter, 22, of Coffman Cove, was issued a correctable citation by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for not having a 2021 sport fishing license in possession when contacted fishing at Grouse Lake. Bail was set at $220 in the Seward Court.

On Mar. 31, Ilia Kuzmin, 44, of Homer, permit holder and captain of fishing vessel Currency, was issued a citation for the retention of undersized tanner crab. Arraignment is set for May 11 in Seward District Court.

On Mar. 28, Ryan Hatt, 28, of Soldotna, was issued a correctable citation by Wildlife Troopers for not having a 2021 sport fishing license in possession when contacted fishing at Lower Summit Lake. Bail was set at $220 in the Seward Court.

On Mar. 20, David Ivanov, 29, of Homer, permit holder and captain of fishing vessel Assassin, was issued a citation for the retention of undersized tanner crab. Arraignment is set for May 11 in Seward District Court.

On Mar. 20, Mavrik Reutov, 28, of Homer, permit holder and captain of fishing vessel Concord, was issued a citation for the retention of undersized tanner crab. Arraignment is set for May 11 in Seward District Court.

On Apr. 11 at 2:01 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a possible assault at a residence off Susieana Lane. After investigation, Nicholas J. Pyfer, 35, of Kenai, was arrested for fifth-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence offenses) and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 9 at 11:07 p.m., Kenai police performed a routine traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Airport Way. After investigation, Ruvim Shevchuk, 24, of Wasilla, was arrested for driving under the influence, providing false information, and fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon. David Shevchuk, 23, of Wasilla, was also arrested for third-degree and fourth-degree misconduct involving. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 12 at 1:22 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop at Mile 74 of the Sterling Highway on a vehicle that was driving slowly and crossing over the center and fog lines. After investigation, Tony Westlock, 24, of Emmonak, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 10 at 6:42 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Paul Berg, 68, of Nikiski, had assaulted a family member and damaged property. Berg was arrested for fourth-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief, both domestic violence offenses, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

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