Police reports for the week of April 25, 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. 23 at 4:16 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on the Sterling Highway near Monte Drive on a black 1998 Dodge Durango after observing the vehicle being operated by a revoked driver. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Christopher John Melvin Rogers, 42, of Crown Point. Rogers was arrested for driving while license revoked on Apr. 22. A check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) check revealed Rogers was operating the vehicle with a revoked license for the original charge of unpaid traffic fines and driving while license revoked. Rogers has a prior driving while license revoked conviction on Mar. 23. Rogers is on P.E.D. (Pretrial Enforcement Division) and has conditions of release. Probations was contacted, and Rogers was arrested for driving while license revoked and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial, processed, and remanded without bail.

On Apr. 23 at 4:16 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on the Sterling Highway near Monte Drive on a black 1998 Dodge Durango after observing the vehicle being operated by a revoked driver. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Christopher John Melvin Rogers, 42, of Crown Point. Rogers was arrested for driving while license revoked on Apr. 22. A check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) check revealed Rogers was operating the vehicle with a revoked license for the original charge of unpaid traffic fines and driving while license revoked. Rogers has a prior driving while license revoked conviction on Mar. 23. Rogers is on P.E.D. (Pretrial Enforcement Division) and has conditions of release. Probations was contacted, and Rogers was arrested for driving while license revoked and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial, processed, and remanded without bail.

On Apr. 21 at 8:33 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Highway at Marydale Avenue. Kevin Johnson, 31, of Soldotna, was issued a criminal citation for driving while license suspended and released.

On Apr. 19 at 8:52 p.m., Soldotna police contacted Natalie Albright, 46, of Soldotna, and arrested her on an outstanding warrant and took her to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Apr. 17 at 12:01 a.m., Soldotna police contacted Christopher Skura, 29, of Soldotna, regarding an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Skura was found to have a knife concealed on his person and was in possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial for the warrant and was also charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving in a controlled substance and fifth-degree misconduct involving a weapon in the fifth degree and was held without bail.

On Apr. 17 at 1:14 a.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Keystone Drive for a disturbance. Cindy Sadler, 50, of Wasilla, was arrested for third-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 17 at about 2:20 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on College Loop Road. Ethan Evan, 21, of Anchorage, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 17 at 2:53 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle near Mile 3 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Amy Dale, 41, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 17 at 9:55 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Aspen Hotel for a disturbance. Alicia Anawrok, 36, of Houston, Alaska, was arrested for consuming alcohol in violation of her court-ordered conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 15 at 1:17 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Highway near Frontage Road. Kristopher Berberich, 23, of Wasilla, was issued criminal citations for driving while license revoked and driving without insurance and released.

On Apr. 15 at 11:58 p.m., Soldotna police contacted the occupants of a suspicious vehicle parked at a closed business on the Kenai Spur Highway near Birch Street. Darren Campbell, 42, of Kenai, was found to be in possession of heroin. He was issued a criminal citation for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and released.

On Apr. 21 at 11:01 p.m., after observing a moving violation, the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on the Sterling Highway, near Mile 92, on a black 1998 Dodge. After investigation revealed that Christopher John Melvin Rogers, 42, of Crown Point was driving the vehicle with a revoked license on original charges of unpaid traffic fines and driving while license revoked (a Mar. 23 conviction) and that he is on Pretrial Enforcement Division (PED) and has conditions of release, Probations was contacted, and Rogers was arrested for driving while license revoked and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Apr. 20 at 2:06 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a red 2001 Ford car on Mackey Lake Road for traffic violations. Janae Lafe, 61, of Soldotna, was identified as the driver. Investigation revealed her license was revoked and that she was in possession of Alprazolam, a controlled substance. She was issued misdemeanor citations for driving while license revoked and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

On Apr. 19 at 1:26 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Robinson Loop Road in Sterling, where William Raymond White, 55, of Sterling, was contacted. After investigation revealed White had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of driving while license suspended, he was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $750 bail.

On Apr. 18 at 3:45 a.m., Kenai police received a REDDI BOLO (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately/Be On the Lookout) from Alaska State Troopers. David B. Selmser, 53, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence, first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 18 at 1:18 p.m., Kenai police responded to a report of an assault on Baleen Avenue. Laumata L. Lefao, 34, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 18, Melissa A. Bettencourt-Maal, 49, of Sterling, was issued a summons for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, stemming from an Apr. 11 driving under the influence case.

On Apr. 17 at 12:43 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on Redoubt Avenue near Third Street. Victoria L. Denison, 19, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 16 at about 11:30 p.m., Kenai police responded to a residence on Penny Circle to perform a welfare check. After investigation, Brian K. Raham, 50, of Homer, was arrested for an Alaska State Troopers $100 cash bail failure to appear for arraignment warrant on the original charge of driving while license suspended/revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 13 at 12:02 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on Bridge Access Road near Beaver Loop Road. Cameron W. Bruce, 21, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving while license suspended.

On Apr. 12 at 2:26 p.m., Kenai police responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report at a local Kenai business. Elmer L. Cassel, 80, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and breath test refusal and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 12 at 11:13 p.m., Kenai police responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report on the Kenai Spur Highway near Willow Street. A female juvenile, 17, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence.

On Apr. 18 at about 3:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Halbouty Road, near Ellen Street in Nikiski, at the report of a single-vehicle rollover involving a white 1999 GMC Sierra. After investigation, Jesse L. Obert, 36, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 18 at 3:57 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residential fire in Sterling. Investigation revealed that the resident, David Selmser, 53, of Sterling, was asleep in his room when the fire started. The fire only caused property damage. Investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

On Apr. 17 at 9:18 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in Soldotna, where investigation revealed that James Harris, 58, of Soldotna, had assaulted a family member. Harris was arrested for third-degree and fourth-degree domestic violence assault and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 17 at 9:18 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in Soldotna, where investigation revealed that James Harris, 58, of Soldotna, had assaulted a family member. Harris was arrested for third-degree and fourth-degree domestic violence assault and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 17 at 2:32 a.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a traffic stop on a 2004 Chrysler for an equipment violation. After investigation, Rebecca McGrane, 44, of Kenai, issued a misdemeanor summons for driving while license revoked.

On Apr. 16, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance in Soldotna, and investigation revealed that Christopher Mortensen, 45, of Soldotna, had assaulted someone and damaged property. Mortensen was arrested on two charges of fourth-degree domestic violence assault and a charge of fourth-degree domestic violence criminal mischief and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 16 at about 7:30 a.m., following a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop in Soldotna for a moving violations complaint. Investigation revealed that the driver, Kathleen Booth, 41, of Anchorage, provided a false name, was impaired by controlled substances, had a revoked license, and was in possession of heroin, methamphetamine, clonazepam, alprazolam, and hydrocodone. She had a prior felony drug conviction within the last 10 years. Investigation revealed that the passenger, Evette Velez, 53, of Anchorage, was in possession of methamphetamine, heroin with fentanyl, crack cocaine, hydrocodone, alprazolam, and oxycodone. A semi-automatic pistol was also discovered in Velez’s possession. She failed to notified troopers about the gun, and less than ten years had elapsed since her unconditional discharge (end of probation) from her most recent felony conviction. Booth was arrested for driving under the influence of controlled substances, driving while license revoked, providing false information, five counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon. Velez was arrested for two counts of second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, six counts of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and second-degree, third-degree and fifth-degree misconduct involving a weapon. Both were taken to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

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