Police reports for the week of Jan. 2, 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 Dec. 22 at 7:07 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified about Nathaniel Myers, 22, of Kenai, who was breaking items in the garage of a family member’s house in Kenai. Investigation revealed that Myers had caused over $250 in damage and had assaulted a family member. Additionally, Myers started to spit while he was in the rear seat of the trooper’s patrol vehicle. Myers was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for fourth-degree and fifth-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree assault.

On Dec. 22 at 7:07 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified about Nathaniel Myers, 22, of Kenai, who was breaking items in the garage of a family member’s house in Kenai. Investigation revealed that Myers had caused over $250 in damage and had assaulted a family member. Additionally, Myers started to spit while he was in the rear seat of the trooper’s patrol vehicle. Myers was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for fourth-degree and fifth-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree assault.

On Dec. 23 at 5:09 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a green Ford pickup for an equipment violation near the intersection of the Seward Highway and Dieckgraff Road in Seward. Investigation revealed that Francine Wannquist-Chisum, 51, of Seward, was driving with a revoked license and without motor vehicle liability insurance and has multiple prior convictions for driving with a revoked license. Further investigation revealed that Deanne Moore, 46, of Seward, had knowledge and had allowed Wannquist-Chisum to drive with a revoked license as she was a passenger. Wannquist-Chisum was arrested and taken to the Seward Community Jail on the charges of driving while license revoked and no motor vehicle liability insurance. Moore was arrested and taken to the Seward Community Jail for permitting an unauthorized person to drive. The Ford was released to a responsible third party.

On Dec. 23 at about 6:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of an assault in Nikiski. After investigation revealed that Joel Ribbens, 33, of Girdwood, had assaulted a family member, he was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 24, at about 12:30 p.m., Anchor Point Alaska State Troopers responded to local business in Homer to assist the Homer Police Department locate Hayden Patterson, 24, of Homer, who had an outstanding warrant. Upon officer arrival, Patterson was found to be driving away from the scene with his girlfriend, Ann Graham, 19, of Homer, who was the passenger. A traffic stop was conducted. Further investigation showed Patterson was operating the motor vehicle with a revoked license, and Graham had allowed Patterson to drive, knowing his license was revoked. A records check showed Patterson was on conditions of release from his vehicle theft case and had violated those conditions. Patterson was arrested and taken to the Homer jail for driving while license revoked and violating conditions of release. Graham was issued a court summons with a mandatory court appearance for permitting an unauthorized person to drive, then was released from the scene.

On Dec. 17 at about 12:40 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a residential disturbance in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Jacob Daniel, 27, of Soldotna, broke the side window of a truck belonging to him and a household member during a disturbance. Daniel was arrested for fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and violating conditions of release.

On Dec. 24 at 12:18 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation. After investigation revealed that Justin Peterson, 40, of Kenai, was under the influence of impairing substances and troopers located controlled substances within his vehicle, Peterson was arrested for driving under the influence and two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 25 at 9:25 p.m., Alaska State Troopers located Corbin Kooly, 55, of Soldotna, at a Soldotna area hotel. Kooly was being sought for questioning by the Kenai Police Department for his involvement in a domestic assault the prior day. Kooly also had a warrant for his arrest for a prior misdemeanor offense. Kooly was arrested for the warrant. He was interviewed by Kenai police officers and arrested for domestic violence assault as well and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 24 at 12:18 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for moving violations in Kenai. After investigation, Christopher Sutterfield, 36, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 26 at 10:57 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a residence near Mile 133 of the Sterling Highway in Ninilchik at the report of an active disturbance. Investigation revealed troopers had responded earlier to this same residence for a reported disturbance. During this incident, the investigation revealed that Janinne E. Price, 36, of Ninilchik, got into an argument with a family member. The argument escalated, and a physical altercation ensued. Janinne was arrested for two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to the Homer Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Dec. 27 at 8:56 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a blue Jeep at the Seward bed and breakfast known as the Farm, because the driver was known to have a suspended license. Investigation confirmed that William Spiers, 58, of Hope, was driving on a suspended license and without insurance. The passenger, Diana Spiers, 51, of Hope, knew of William’s suspension but had authorized him to drive. Further investigation revealed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle with a controlled substance and a firearm in Diana’s possession. Diana and William were taken to the Seward Community Jail, where they were held for multiple charges then released on their own recognizance. Diana was arrested for fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons, fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and allowing an unauthorized person to drive. William was arrested for driving while license suspended with prior convictions, no motor vehicle liability insurance, and misconduct involving a controlled substance. Investigation is ongoing for the possibility of additional charges.

On Dec. 28 at 12:23 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received the report of a disturbance on Tern Circle in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Kent Blaylock, 35, of Palmer, had assaulted a minor at a residence he was visiting. During the course of the assault, an adult proceeded to intervene and defend the minor. Blaylock was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for injuries he sustained during the altercation. He continued to be disorderly at the hospital. Blaylock was charged with fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 27 at 12:11 a.m., Kenai police officers responded to a local business near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway at the report of a shoplifting female. After officers made contact with the suspect, Pamela J. Inkster, 38, of Kenai, she was arrested on three Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrants for failure to appear for pretrial conference hearing on the original charges of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and violating conditions of release, no bail; failure to appear for pretrial conference hearing on the original charge of driving while license suspended, no bail; and an arrest warrant for violating conditions of release, no bail, and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 25 at 3:44 p.m., Kenai police responded to a 911 call at a local residence. After investigation, Clyde A. Ruby, 68, of Kenai, was arrested on two counts of fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 24 at 1:32 a.m., Kenai police responded to a 911 call at a local Kenai business. After investigation, Corbin C. Kooly, 55, of Soldotna, was identified as the suspect who had fled the scene of an assault. On Dec. 25, Alaska State Troopers contacted Kooly at a local Soldotna business. Kooly was arrested on an Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to comply with additional charges of fifth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of fourth-degree assault and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 24 at 5:21 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near Walker Lane and Lawton Drive. The driver, Samuel L. Buoy, 39, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving while license suspended and released from the scene without incident.

On Dec. 24 at 5:52 p.m., Kenai police received an administrative phone call regarding a female being detained for shoplifting at a local grocery store. Officers responded to the scene and contacted Lisa R. Traxinger, 50, of Kenai who was arrested for second-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 23 at 3:17 p.m., Kenai police responded to a shoplifting report at a local Kenai business. Officers contacted the suspect and, after investigation, Alec Smith, 29, of Wasilla, was arrested on a Palmer Alaska State Troopers warrant for second-degree burglary and second-degree theft. Smith received an additional charge of resisting arrest and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 22 at 8:47 p.m., Kenai polices officers responded to a shoplifting report inside a local business near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Officers contacted the suspect inside the business. After investigation, Jacquelyn A. Taylor, 38 of Kenai, was arrested for concealment of merchandise and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 2l at 6:32 p.m., Kenai police responded to the parking lot of a local business near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway and contacted a male suspect in his parked vehicle, who was reported as trespassing the business. Christopher L. Skura, 30, of Kenai, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 20 at 3:58 p.m., Kenai police officers responded to a local business near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway at the request to contact a female and trespass her from the premises. The female was found and identified as Desiree J. Guilliam, 36, of Kenai, who was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for violating a domestic violence protective order, first-degree criminal trespass, and violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 27 at 6:08 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped on a vehicle parked in the roadway on Waterman Road in Homer after the truck had not moved in about 20 minutes. After investigation showed that Evtropii Matveev, 59, of Homer, was under the influence of alcohol and operating the vehicle, Matveev was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail.

On Dec. 28 at about 7:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Erewhon Circle in Nikiski for the report of a welfare check. When investigation revealed that John Connell, 63, of Nikiski, had violated his conditions of release by contacting an individual who he was arrested for assaulting in October, Connell was arrested for violating condition of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 28 at 11:38 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on Kalifornsky Beach Road near Sports Lake Road after observing a 2003 red Ford Ranger with an equipment violation. After investigation revealed that Paul W. Hermis, 40, of Kenai, was driving the vehicle while his license was revoked for the original charge of driving under the influence, with a prior driving while license revoked conviction in August of 2020, Hermis was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial, where he was remanded and then released on his own recognizance.

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