Police reports for the week of Dec. 19, 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 Dec. 10 at about 2:00 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop at Mile 88.5 of the Sterling Highway, within the Sterling Highway Safety Corridor. The driver was identified as Bradley Hulen, 52, of Sterling. A records check showed that Hulen is the respondent in an active domestic violence protective order out of Oregon. When the investigation revealed that Hulen was in violation of the order, he was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 18, Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of a child physical abuse incident that had recently occurred. Based on the investigation, John Hamby, 56, of Nikiski, was arrested for two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault for assaulting a young child. Hamby was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On Dec. 12 at 5:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation. After investigation revealed the driver, Herbert Averett, 48, of Soldotna, had a revoked license with prior convictions, Averett was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license revoked and released.

On Dec. 5, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a firewood theft that had been caught on a home surveillance system. Troopers recognized the suspects. After investigation, Noranell Duncan, 43, of Soldotna was issued misdemeanor summonses, and a warrant was requested for Brad Demientieff, 45, of Soldotna.

On Dec. 13 at 9:22 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a black Ford Expedition at the intersections of Hemlock Avenue and the Seward Highway in Seward for an equipment violation. After investigation revealed that Tracy White, 34, of Seward, was driving on a revoked license with prior convictions, he was arrested and taken to the Seward Community Jail for the charge of driving while license revoked, with bail set at being released on his own recognizance. The vehicle was released to a third party.

On Dec. 15 at 12:49 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers stopped on a black Chevrolet truck parked in the middle of Garden Avenue in Soldotna. After investigation found the driver, Frank Kenworthy III, 19, to be under the influence of alcohol, he was arrested for felony driving under the influence and also for driving while license revoked. Kenworthy was additionally charged with violating conditions of release when he was found to be on conditions of release in two separate Kenai court cases. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail.

On Dec. 14 at 2:05 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a property off Yukon Road in Kasilof for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed that Brianna Marie Kitchen, 31, of Kasilof, had an outstanding arrest warrant on the original charge of driving while license revoked. Kitchen was arrested on the warrant and returned the stolen items, so the caller declined to press charges on the theft. Kitchen was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $100 bail.

On Dec. 15 at about 4:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Leah Casey, 33, of Seward, at a residence off Iron Drive in Seward, because of an active $500 arrest warrant for failure to appear on the original charges of driving under the influence and two counts of violating conditions of release. Casey was arrested and taken to Seward Community Jail on $500 bail.

On Dec. 15 at about 7:30 a.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Sohi Lane for a disturbance. Jay E. Hughey, 40, of Soldotna, was arrested for two counts of fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Dec. 11 at 8:58 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a disturbance at a residence on Little Avenue. Robin L. Hicks, 42, of Soldotna, was arrested for violating her court-ordered conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Dec. 8 at 10:08 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle near Poppy Lane and Kalifornsky Beach Road. A passenger, Lance Larion, 31, of Soldotna, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Dec. 7 at 9:05 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Fred Meyer store for an intoxicated male. Axel Bear, 27, of Soldotna, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and violating his conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Dec. 4 at 8:05 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Buckets Sports Grill for a report of a hit-and-run collision with a possibly intoxicated driver who left the scene. The vehicle that left the scene was located at a local motel, and Russell Stone, 42, of Deer Park, Washington, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and action of an operator immediately after an accident. Stone was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 2 at 8:54 a.m., Soldotna police conducted a security check at Soldotna Creek Park and found three wooden 8-inch by 8-inch posts had been sheared off by a vehicle. The involved vehicle was later located and the driver identified as Zekaris C. Schwartz, 18, of Soldotna, who was issued a criminal citation for leaving the scene of a damage accident.

On Dec. 16 at 11:33 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Trenita McConnell, 77, of Soldotna, caused minor injury to an adult family member by hitting him and also made him afraid she was going to cause the vehicle to crash on the highway. Trenita was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On Dec. 16 at about 8:10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received the report of a vehicle in the ditch near Mile 48 of the Seward Highway. After trooper response and contact, investigation resulted in the arrest of Nita Akpik, 36, of Anchorage, for second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, second-degree misconduct involving weapons, and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. A handgun and about 127.8 grams of heroin were seized during the investigation. Akpik was taken to Seward Community Jail and held without bail.

On Dec. 16 at 6:13 p.m., a U.S. Forestry and Wildlife Service agent in Soldotna located a vehicle stuck in the ditch off Murwood Avenue in Soldotna. Alaska State Troopers responded to the scene, and after investigation, Bruce Barr, 68, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

On Dec. 27 at 5:06 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an address near Mile 10.5 of East End Road in Homer for a report of a disturbance involving a firearm. Investigation revealed that Richard Oldham, 74, of Homer, had discharged a firearm with reckless disregard for risk of damaging property and risking public safety. Oldham was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and resisting arrest and was taken to the Homer Jail with bail set at his own recognizance. Alcohol was a contributing factor.

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