Police reports for the week of Feb. 13, 2022

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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 Feb. 6 at 3:12 p.m., Anchor Point Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash near Mile 10 of East End Road. Investigation revealed the vehicle was driving toward Homer on East End Road when the driver and sole occupant, Kenneth Hahn, 65, of Homer, suffered medical issues while driving and went into the ditch. Hahn was declared deceased at the scene. Next of kin has been notified. Investigation is still ongoing.

On Feb. 6 at 9:02 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of an after-the-fact domestic violence fear assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect was identified as Dylan R. Yeager, 43, of Soldotna. After investigation, Dylan R. Yeager, 43, of Soldotna, was arrested for domestic violence third-degree and fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 6 at 10:59 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a red 2003 Ford Ranger near Mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Highway for multiple equipment violations. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Paul W. Hermis, 40, of Kenai. After investigation, Hermis was arrested for driving while license revoked (with previous convictions within the past 10 years) and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Feb. 8 at about 7:50 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic violence assault. After investigation, Shelley M. Maddock, 57, of Nikiski, was arrested for fourth-degree domestic violence assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 7 at about 5:10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Island Lake Road in Nikiski, attempting to contact a male with several outstanding warrants. The male was eventually observed walking on Island Lake Road near Mark Boulevard and was wearing a blonde wig. Following a short foot chase, Brandon lee Baer, 33, of Nikiski, was apprehended and arrested on his warrants with original charges of first-degree and second-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree theft, fourth-degree theft, third-degree criminal mischief, two counts of violating conditions of release, violating conditions of probation, and failure to appear for arraignment and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $5,500 bail.

On Feb. 9 at about 1:20 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers Dispatch received a call from Terra Murphy, 49, of Homer, reporting that she was stuck in a gully on her snowmachine in a McNeil Canyon area, and she was cold, tired, and had injured herself trying to get her snowmachine out of the gully. Kachemak Emergency Services responded and located Murphy about two miles from the trailhead and took her to the South Peninsula Hospital for treatment of her non-life-threatening injuries and hypothermia.

On Feb. 9 at 4:12 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a red pickup truck near Mile 2 of the Seward Highway. After investigation, Jessica Collins, 31, of Seward, was arrested and taken to Seward Community Jail on charges of driving while license suspended (with a prior conviction), no vehicle liability insurance, and failure of new owner to secure transfer of registration and new title. Bail was set on her own recognizance.

On Feb. 8 at 12:46 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on North Fork Road, near Sayer Road in Homer. Investigation showed that Annemali Abrahamson, 40, of Anchor Point, was driving the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. It was also found that she had a three-year-old child in the vehicle at the time. Abrahamson was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail, where her breath alcohol level was tested, and she was charged with driving under the influence and first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and then released to a sober adult.

On Feb. 9 at about 8:40 p.m., Soldotna AST conducted a traffic stop on a purple 1999 Chrysler sedan near Mile 13 of the Kenai Spur Highway for an equipment violation. After a records check, Michael W. Foree, 47, of Kenai, was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license suspended (with one prior conviction within the last 10 years) and released on his own recognizance.

On Feb. 9 at 6:24 p.m., Kenai police responded to a disturbance at a residence on First Street in Kenai. Tyler M. Marlatt, 34, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 29 at 1:01 p.m., Kenai police responded to a traffic accident near the Kenai Spur Highway and Marathon Road. After investigation, Thomas W. Hillis, Jr., 28, of Kenai, was issued a summons on Feb. 3 for false information.

On Feb. 8 at 9:18 a.m., Kenai Pretrial Enforcement officers notified the Kenai Police Department that Jacob D. Parrish, 25, of Kenai, was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Parrish was arrested for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 17 at 12:15 p.m., Kenai police responded to the report of a stolen vehicle. After investigation, Leroy B. Hoeldt, 60, of Kenai, was issued a summons on Feb. 8 for first-degree and second-degree vehicle theft.

On Feb. 1 at 8:55 p.m., a Kenai police officer contacted a vehicle near Bridge Access Road and Tern Avenue that appeared to be broken down. After contacting all parties involved, Krysten S.D. Meierotto, 24, of Kenai, was issued a summons for permitting an unlicensed driver to drive a vehicle.

On Feb. 1 at 11:45 p.m., Kenai police responded to a disturbance call near a residence on Candlelight Drive in Kenai. After investigation, a female juvenile, 17, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to the Youth Detention Facility.

On Jan. 31 at 11:44 p.m., a Kenai police officer conducted a routine traffic stop near the Kenai Spur Highway and Candlelight Drive. After investigation, Sharon L. Alexie, 31, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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