Police reports for the week of Feb. 27, 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. 23 at 3:54 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a black Ford for an equipment violation near Mile 1 of Nash Road in Seward. After investigation, Tracy White, 34, of Seward, was arrested and taken to Seward Community Jail without set bail on charges of driving while license revoked and violating conditions of release.

On Feb. 23 at 4:14 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report about a vehicle driving erratically near Mile 169 of the Sterling Highway. Troopers located the vehicle near Mile 161 of the Sterling Highway, conducted a traffic stop, and contacted the driver, Keith Brock, 34, of Anchor Point. After investigation, Brock was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and subsequently refused to provide a breath sample. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

On Feb. 22 at 11:23 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of a two-vehicle collision at Mile 85.5 of the Sterling Highway in Sterling, involving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt passenger car and a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup. The caller reported that a female and two young children were entrapped in the Chevrolet Cobalt passenger car. Central Emergency Services from Soldotna and Sterling responded, along with troopers. The female driver and both the children were taken via ambulance to a local hospital. Both children had been in the rear seat and were in car seats. The male driver who was operating the Toyota Tacoma was also taken via Central Emergency Services ambulance to a local hospital for treatment for minor injuries. Scene investigation and witness statements revealed that the Tacoma was northbound, driving below the posted speed limit on the icy roadway, when the southbound Cobalt began fish-tailing and crossed into the opposite lane of travel. The driver of the Tacoma attempted to veer right to avoid the collision, but struck the Cobalt on the passenger side with the front driver’s side of his pickup. The driver and one of the children in the Cobalt were flown from the local hospital to Anchorage for further intensive care. The investigation by Alaska State Troopers is ongoing.

On Feb. 21 at 7:23 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a vehicle collision on the Sterling Highway, near Mile 109 in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that Robert Dennis, 71, of Soldotna, was driving south on Kalifornsky Beach Road, failed to stop at the posted stop sign, and drove through the Sterling Highway intersection, crashing off the roadway on Pollard Loop Road. Dennis was issued a summons for reckless driving.

On Feb. 21 at 10:07 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet near Mile 50 of the Seward Highway for an equipment violation. After investigation, Curtis Brown, 35, of Seward, was arrested and taken to Seward Community Jail on the charges of driving while license suspended (with multiple prior convictions) and no motor vehicle liability insurance, with bail set to be released on his own recognizance. After investigation revealed that the passenger, William Armstrong, 41, of Virginia, had given a false name, due to having an arrest warrant from Georgia. Armstrong was arrested and taken to Seward Community Jail without bail on charges of false information to a peace officer and fugitive from justice.

On Feb. 20, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, contacted Baruch Chamberlain, 30, of Palmer, sportfishing on Johnson Lake in Kasilof. After investigation, Chamberlain was issued a citation for sportfishing without a valid fishing license, with bail set at $220.

On Feb. 20 at 3:09 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a moving violation at Mile 22 on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna and contacted Eli McDonald, 22, of Soldotna. After investigation revealed he was driving while under the influence of alcohol and was in possession of a loaded pistol, he was arrested for driving under the influence and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 19 at about 12:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in Soldotna. After investigation, Dakota McAdoo, 29, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault domestic violence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 17 at 9:43 a.m., Michael Rozak, 44, of Kenai, was contacted by Probations regarding a previous case. Investigation revealed that Michael Rozak was in possession of a schedule IIA drug. A citation was issued to him and filed with the Kenai Court.

On Nov. 13, 2021, Alaska Wildlife Troopers were contacted regarding a black bear that was shot in 2019. Investigation revealed that Tamara Nelson, 39, of Anchorage, shot and killed a black bear in 2019, but she did not have a black bear harvest tag and failed to seal the black bear. Nelson was still in possession of the black bear. Three citations were filled with the Kenai Court. Two strict liability citations for failure to seal a bear and harvest ticket required totaled $220, and the third citation was a mandatory court appearance for unlawful possession of the black bear.

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