Police reports for the week of Aug. 22, 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 Aug. 15 at 12:37 a.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a welfare check of a vehicle parked off the roadway. After investigation, Chance Percival, 37, of Kasilof, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Aug. 15 at 3:31 a.m., Alaska State Troopers observed a vehicle on its side off the roadway in Soldotna. Investigation revealed the vehicle was being driven by Raymond Harris, 39, of Kenai, when it exited the roadway and rolled several times. Harris was determined to be impaired by alcoholic beverages and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 15 at 12:34 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an after-the-fact disturbance in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that Chance Percival, 37, of Kasilof, had assaulted a family member. Percival was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of second-degree assault (domestic violence), two counts of fourth degree assault (domestic violence), and interfering with a domestic violence report.

On Aug. 14 at 9:23 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted William White, 55, of Soldotna, in Sterling. Investigation revealed White had a revoked license with prior convictions and had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. White was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial for driving with a revoked license and for the outstanding warrant.

On Aug. 16 at 1:17 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a residence in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that Aladean Sohail Marey, 35, of Kasilof, had assaulted a household member. He was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On Aug. 15 at 1about 7:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to the area of Robinson Loop in Sterling for the report of a possible disturbance. Upon arrival, contact was made with Cherelle Mitchell, 23, of Sterling. She was found to be on conditions of release and in violation of those conditions and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on the charge of violating conditions of release.

On Aug. 15 at 2:37 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a gray 2007 Ford Focus near Mile 9 of the Kenai Spur Highway for an equipment violation. The driver was identified as Cherish Oclair, 37, of Kenai. A records check revealed her license is canceled and that she has previous convictions of the offense. Oclair was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license canceled and released on her own recognizance.

On Aug. 12 at about 11:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers arrested Maxim Gostevskyh, 41, of Nikolaevsk, at his residence. Troopers had received a domestic violence protective order to serve on Gostevskyh the previous day and while reviewing the order found allegations of an assault were made. Troopers contacted the victim, a family member, who confirmed being assaulted by Gostevskyh several days prior. Further investigation identified another family member who was assaulted by Gostevskyh during the time frame. Gostevskyh had also damaged property during the incidents. Gostevskyh was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail.

On Aug. 11 at 7:42 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle near Mile 156 of the Sterling Highway for an equipment violation. Investigation showed that the driver, Sean May, 25, of Homer, only had an instruction permit and did not have a licensed driver with him as required. May was given a summons to appear and released.

On July 31 at about 6:00 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were conducting a sportfishing boat patrol on the middle river of the Kenai River. Michael Mclaughlin, 62, of Anchorage, was contacted fishing from shore on the Kenai River. Investigation revealed that Michael Mclaughlin had snagged a sockeye salmon and failed to release the snagged fish immediately. The fish was seized and given to a charity. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On Aug. 16 at about 8:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Anthony Ayala, 24, of Oregon, for driving an ATV on the highway in Ninilchik. Investigation showed that Ayala was operating the vehicle while under the influence and driving with a suspended license. Ayala was given summons to appear and released to a sober adult.

On July 31 at 3:42 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were conducting a sportfishing boat patrol on the middle river of the Kenai River. Kelly Zwicker, 64, of Washington, was sportfishing from a boat. Investigation revealed that Zwicker did not have a 2020 sportfishing license in his possession and was using a treble hook in a single hook only area. Two bailable citation were filed with the Kenai Court for $340.

On July 31 at bout 6:00 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were conducting a sportfishing boat patrol on the middle river of the Kenai River. Robert Columbia, 73, of Soldotna, was contacted while he was fishing from shore on the Kenai River. Investigation revealed he had failed to release a snagged sockeye salmon immediately. The fish was seized as evidence and given to a charity. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On Aug. 13 at 6:33 p.m., Kenai police received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report about a vehicle traveling on the Kenai Spur Highway near Tinker Lane. After investigation, an officer came in contact with the vehicle in the area. The driver, William F. Olsen, 25, of Kenai, was arrested for third-degree assault. Cody L. Little, 21, of Sterling, was also contacted and was arrested for an Alaska State Troopers $250 cash bail arrest warrant for failure to appear for arraignment warrant on original charges of sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Olsen and Little were both taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Aug. 12 at 2:49 a.m., an officer with Kenai police came in contact with a wanted subject at a local business off the Kenai Spur Highway, near Bridge Access Road. After investigation, Dominic S. Ronellenfitch, 25, of Kenai, was arrested for an Alaska State Troopers $2,500 cash bail warrant for failure to comply on original charges of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 13 at 6:33 p.m., Kenai police received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report about a vehicle traveling on the Kenai Spur Highway near Tinker Lane. After investigation, an officer came in contact with the vehicle in the area. The driver, William F. Olsen, 25, of Kenai, was arrested for third-degree assault. Cody L. Little, 21, of Sterling, was also contacted and was arrested for an Alaska State Troopers $250 cash bail arrest warrant for failure to appear for arraignment warrant on original charges of sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Olsen and Little were both taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Aug. 12 at 2:49 a.m., an officer with Kenai police came in contact with a wanted subject at a local business off the Kenai Spur Highway, near Bridge Access Road. After investigation, Dominic S. Ronellenfitch, 25, of Kenai, was arrested for an Alaska State Troopers $2,500 cash bail warrant for failure to comply on original charges of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 8 at the 3:44 p.m., Kenai police received a report from a local business off the Kenai Spur Highway. The business believed that a male subject had used a fraudulent check. After investigation, Jacob D. Parish, 25, of Kenai, was arrested for first-degree forgery and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 7 at 11:33 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Bridge Access Road. After investigation, Lo Xiong, 43, of Kasilof, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 7 at 5:45 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business for reports of a wanted person. After investigation, Crystal Pool, 40, of Kenai, was arrested on Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to file proof of electronic monitoring by July 10 for the original charge of reckless driving. Poole was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 5 at 9:26 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business off South Willow Street at the report of a male possibly stealing. After investigation, Joseph Chikoyak, 46, of Kenai, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 5 at 3:26 p.m., Kenai police assisted in an arrest with the Pretrial Enforcement Division. Rheanna R. Tussey, 28, of Homer, was arrested for tampering with physical evidence and violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 5 at 11:13 p.m., a Kenai police officer attempted to perform a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near Cindy Lane and Fourth Avenue. After investigation, the driver, Justin M. Collins, 40, of Soldotna, was arrested for an Alaska State Troopers $2,000 warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charges of first-degree and second-degree forgery and second-degree and third-degree theft. Collins also received an additional charge of felony eluding and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 4 at about 8:00 a.m., Kenai police responded to a shoplifting call at a local Kenai business. Joseph Chikoyak, 46, of Kenai, was arrested for third-degree theft, second-degree criminal trespass, fifth-degree criminal mischief, first-degree harassment, and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 3 at 9:19 a.m., Kenai police responded to a shoplifting call at a local Kenai business. Joseph Chikoyak, 46, of Kenai, was arrested for third-degree theft, second-degree trespass, and resisting arrest and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 3 at 9:53 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Linwood Lane. Laife E. Inkster, 35, of Soldotna, was issued a summons for driving while license revoked.

On Aug. 2 at about 9:30 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local Kenai business to do a welfare check on a male who was sitting by the business sign. Demion C. Wexler, 51, of Anchorage, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On July 30 at 10:06 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call about a vehicle in the ditch near Trail Mountain Court and East End Road in Homer. The caller reported the vehicle had not been there the night before. Investigation revealed that a white PT Cruiser had been driven by Timothy Moehring, 36, of Wasilla, when another driver pulled into the road in front of him, and he swerved to avoid a collision. Moehring was charged with one count of failure to give immediate notice of an accident.

On July 22 at about 9:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call about two dirt bikes missing from a cabin in Ninilchik. It was reported that one of the bikes was a 2005 yellow Suzuki DR-Z 125, and the second bike was a 1996 white Honda Z50R. Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of these bikes or about this incident, please contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453.

On July 22 at 10:33 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call about a vehicle that had just crashed into a guardrail and was sitting in the middle of the road near East End Road and Brauchli Avenue in Homer. Troopers responded, and investigation resulted in Alexey Basargin, 44, of Homer, being arrested and taken to the Homer Jail, charged with one count of driving under the influence and one count of refusal to submit to a chemical test.

On July 20 at 8:56 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call from a man who stated he saw that his Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck had been missing from his driveway. Investigation resulted in the truck being located near the water reservoir at Crossman Ridge Road in Homer. The truck had crashed into the ditch and appeared to have rolled. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453.

On Aug. 17 at 5:57 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Poppy Ridge in Soldotna for a report of a domestic disturbance. Investigation led to the arrest of Aaron M. Maxey-Fridlund, 23, of Soldotna, after he physically assaulted a family member, damaged a wall in the residence, and exposed his genitals. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence), and second-degree indecent exposure (domestic violence).

On Aug. 19 at 12:07 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a vehicle stop for a traffic violation. After investigation, Romelo Jerue, 25, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Aug. 19 at 10:23 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a vehicle collision in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that the driver, Jordan Duval, 18, of Soldotna, was impaired by alcoholic beverages, and one of his passengers was badly injured in the crash. Duval was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial for driving under the influence, minor operating after consuming alcohol, minor consuming alcohol, and third-degree assault.

On Aug. 18 at 9:23 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a disturbance in Soldotna. After investigation revealed that William Granger, 28, of Soldotna, had committed an assault, he was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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