Police reports for the week of Jan. 30, 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 Jan. 21 at about 11:10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation at Mile 16.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai and contacted Matthew Holley, 34, of Soldotna. After investigation, Holley was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 20 at 9:51 p.m., Anchor Point Alaska State Troopers were called to a VID (vehicle in ditch) vehicle near Mile 159 of the Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. After investigation showed the vehicle owner and driver, Charles Collins, 54, of Anchor Point, was operating while under the influence of alcohol, Collins was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to the Homer Jail.

On Jan. 22, Alaska Wildlife Troopers from Soldotna Post contacted Adrian Abad, 30, Ryan Cornelio, 25, and Jacob Keels, 20, sportfishing on Johnson Lake in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that none of them possessed a current Alaskan sportfishing license. Abad, Cornelio, and Keels were each issued a citation for sportfishing without a fishing license, with bail amounts of $220 dollars for each citation.

On Jan. 23 at about 1:00 a.m., a Kenai police officer conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near the Kenai Spur Highway and Rogers Road. After investigation, Amber E. Gardner, 43, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving while license suspended.

On Jan. 23 at 6:54 p.m., Kenai police responded to report of two people trespassing at a local Kenai residence. After investigation, Jason A. Maudal, 41, of Anchorage, was arrested for first-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 22 at 9:55 a.m., Kenai police contacted Troy J. Gehring, 51, of Nikiski, who was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 21 at 9:36 p.m., Kenai police responded to a disturbance at a local Kenai residence. After investigation, Angela K. Mierop, 40, of Nikiski, was arrested for fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 24 at 10:31 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Ram for an equipment violation of not bearing a front plate near the intersection of Nash Road and Old Nash Road in Seward. Investigation revealed that Christopher Campbell, 33, of Seward, had a $2,500 arrest warrant for petition to revoke probation with the original charge as third-degree assault and on probation. A search of the vehicle located controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Campbell was arrested for the $2,500 arrest warrant and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Seward Jail with bail set at $2,500.

On Jan. 24 at 7:25 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop near Binkley Circle in Soldotna on a pickup for an expired registration. After investigation, Clayton Riley Nelson, 27, of Kasilof, was issued misdemeanor traffic citations for driving while license revoked and no insurance and released.

On Jan. 25 at 3:49 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop in Nikiski. After investigation, Glen Carlson, 49, of Nikiski was issued a summons for driving while license revoked and no motor vehicle insurance.

On Jan. 24 at about 1:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration. After investigation, Dakota Pederson, 34, of Sterling, was issued a summons for driving while license revoked and one for no vehicle insurance and a citation for failure to register a vehicle.

On Jan. 26 at 12:33 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a family member being assaulted by another family member in Soldotna. When investigation revealed that Alexander Johnson, 38, of Soldotna, had assaulted a family member, Johnson was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Correctional Facility.

On Jan. 25 at 11:59 p.m., Alaska State Troopers (AST) conducted a traffic stop on a silver 2006 Dodge Dakota for a speeding violation near Mile 26 of the Kenai Spur Highway. The driver and passenger were identified as Brian S. Todd, 50, of Nikiski, and Jennifer D. Flyum, 48, of Palmer. Investigation revealed that just prior to being traffic-stopped, Todd had fatally struck a moose with his vehicle near Mile 23 of the Kenai Spur Highway and failed to report it. Todd was issued a misdemeanor summons for vehicle operator failure to notify State of big game animal killed by vehicle. Flyum was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for false information and violating conditions of release, because she provided AST a false name and had failed to report to the Pretrial Enforcement Division Supervision Office on Jan. 24, as ordered by the Palmer Courts.

On Jan. 25 at about 1:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Mile 5 of Holt Lamplight Road in Nikiski for a report that Jayson Elijah Sanchez, 23, of Ninilchik, was in contact with a female victim of an assault. When investigation confirmed that Sanchez was in contact with his victim at the house, in violation of conditions of release, he was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of first-degree unlawful contact regarding a domestic violence conviction order and violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor.

On Jan. 25 at about 4:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Island Lake Road, near Mark Boulevard in Nikiski. While at the residence, contact was made with David Scott Hoeldt, 42, of Nikiski. When investigation revealed that Hoeldt had an outstanding arrest warrant for a probation violation, he was arrested and taken toWildwood Pretrial on $2,500 bail plus court-appointed third-party custodian.

On Jan. 26 at about 4:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation on Robinson Loop Road, near Higher Ground in Sterling. After investigation, Rachel Ann Thomas, 38, of Kenai, was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license revoked (with prior convictions) and released.

On Jan. 26 at about 4:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation on Robinson Loop Road, near Full Circle in Sterling. After investigation, Robert Louis Maal, 49, of Sterling, was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license revoked (with prior convictions) and released.

On Jan. 26 at about 8:40 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Nikiski. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Bridger Bates, 51, of Nikiski, for two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). Additionally, River Aspelund, 20 of Nikiski, was arrested for violating his conditions of release in multiple court cases. Both Bates and Aspelund were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On Jan. 26 at 11:51 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a car on the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. After investigation, Leann Hoeldt, 38, of Nikiski, was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving with a suspended license (with prior convictions) and released on scene.

On Jan. 26 at 4:44 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash near Mile 71.5 of the Seward Highway. Investigation revealed that Dominique Flenory, 31, of Kenai, was driving northbound on the Seward Highway in a 2001 Cadillac. The Cadillac lost traction, slid across the centerline on the snow-and-ice-covered pavement and was struck in the passenger door area by a southbound Ford F150 pickup. The driver and passenger of the F150 were taken by Emergency Medical Services for treatment of injuries. Flenory was declared deceased at the scene. Next of kin was notified. Flenory’s body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner Office in Anchorage.

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