Police reports for the week of June 27, 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 June 17 at 1:35 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted John Peterson, 50, of Soldotna, during a traffic stop and found him to be driving while his license was revoked, with a previous conviction of driving while license revoked within the past 10 years. Peterson was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 17, Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Drive Immediately) report in Kasilof. After investigation, Jolene Clark, 55, of Kasilof, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 16 at about 4:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off South Miller Loop Road in Nikiski to investigate a disturbance that occurred on June 14. Investigation revealed that Edward “Dewayne” Baker, 49, of Nikiski, had thrown frozen food at a family member, causing injury/pain. Baker was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail on a charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). During the investigation, contact was also made with Miranda Lynn Martinez, 34, of Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Martinez is on felony probation on the original charge of attempted second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance with conditions not to be around other felons or possess prohibited weapons or controlled substance/paraphernalia. After a weapon and drug paraphernalia were located, Martinez was arrested and taken without bail to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of third-degree misconduct involving weapons and violating probation

On June 16 at 9:39 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Jasen Suonvieri, 27, of Soldotna, in his vehicle, unconscious at the wheel. After investigation found Suonvieri to be intoxicated by alcohol, he was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 15 at 1:51 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Mile 105 of the Sterling Highway. Kristopher Austin Marquis, 34, of Sterling, was found to be driving the vehicle. Investigation revealed Marquis had a suspended license, and he was cited for driving while license suspended with previous convictions.

On June 18 at about 6:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers was serving a Writ of Assistance at a residence near Crooked Creek Road in Kasilof when an assault that had occurred earlier in the week was reported. Investigation revealed that Erik Nelson, 32, of Kasilof, had assaulted a family member. Nelson was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On June 20, Alaska State Troopers performed a traffic stop in Sterling. After investigation, Charles Torzillo, 38, of Palmer, was arrested for driving under the influence and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 20 at 4:25 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation on the Sterling Highway near Big John’s gas station in Soldotna. After investigation revealed that Samuel Spencer, 33, of Sterling, was impaired by alcoholic beverages, he was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 19 at about 10:00 a.m., while Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the south Kasilof personal use setnet fishery, investigation revealed that Daniel Droege, 55, of Wasilla, set a personal use setnet in the Kasilof River Channel. A bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court for $220.

On June 19 at about 8:30 p.m., troopers observed a valuable item fall from a trailered drift boat near Mile 70 of the Sterling Highway. The driver pulling the trailer failed to notice and continued driving south toward Soldotna. Troopers were able to remove the item from the road before it was struck by another motorist. The item was taken back to Soldotna with assistance from United States Fish and Wildlife Service officers. If the item belongs to you, please contact Soldotna Alaska State Troopers at (907) 262-4453 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (907) 252-7021. You will be required to provide a detailed description and proof of ownership prior to claiming this valuable item.

On June 18 at 8:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation in Sterling. After investigation, Taylor Sutor, 26, was arrested for driving under the influence. Sutor refused to provide a breath sample, as required by law, and was also arrested for refusal to submit to a chemical test. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 18 at 11:43 p.m., citizens began calling 911 reporting a vehicle driving dangerously (REDDI), traveling north from Moose Pass on the Seward Highway. Callers reported the vehicle was swerving into oncoming traffic. Alaska State Troopers was able to locate the vehicle near the Hope Junction after it stopped in a pullout. The driver, Kara Ross, 49, of Anchorage, was passed-out with the engine running. After investigation, she was arrested for driving under the influence. At 2:39 a.m., after her breath alcohol concentration test, she was remanded at the Seward Community Jail.

On June 15 at about 11:10 a.m., while Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the south Kasilof Beach personal use setnet fishery, investigation revealed that John Claypoole, 45, of Anchorage, had made a false statement on his 2021 Low Income Sport Fishing License. A bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court for $320.

On June 20 at 2:18 a.m., Kenai police responded to a disturbance on California Avenue. Laura L. Little, 27, of Kenai, was arrested on an Alaska State Troopers no bail warrant for third-degree theft, fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and two counts of violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 19 at 12:36 a.m., Kenai police responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report. After investigation, Christopher L. Cudaback, 21, of Homer, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 18 at about 8:30 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business for report of a disturbance. After investigation, June Denver, 37, of Homer, was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 18 at 9:58 a.m., Kenai police officers responded to report of a female walking in the middle of the roadway. After investigation, June Denver, 37, of Homer, was arrested for disorderly conduct and violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 18 at about 3:30 p.m., Kenai police responded to report of an altercation in progress. After investigation, Van M Stogsdill, 41, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 21 at 8:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a residence in North Kenai. Investigation revealed that Daneen Duperron, 44, of Kenai, had assaulted another person who lived at the home. She was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken go Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On June 21 at 10:25 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers dispatch received 911 emergency call about a disturbance in Sterling. Troopers responded to the residence and contacted Autumn Card, 59, of Sterling. Investigation revealed that Card had taken a hatchet and begun striking the electric meter box, damaging it. When one of the residents attempted to stop her, she raised the hatchet toward him, placing him in fear of being injured. Card was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of third-degree assault (domestic violence) and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

On June 22 at about 12:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Amanda Mills, 30, of Kenai, at a Soldotna area business. Mills was arrested for a no bail warrant for failure to remand on the original charge of driving under the influence and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On June 22, Alaska State Troopers arrested Tiffany Woodward, 29, of Soldotna, for violating a domestic violence protective order. She had also violated her conditions of release for a prior arrest. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On June 22 at about 11:00 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Adella Iyapana-Pirkle, 42, of Anchor Point, on Tall Tree Avenue in Anchor Point for a welfare check. During the contact, it was found that she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest for failing to appear on the original charge of violating conditions of release on a felony charge. She was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail.

On June 22 at about 1:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers charged Reyan Cohen, 40, of Anchor Point, with fourth-degree assault after an investigation showed she had assaulted another female during an argument earlier in the day. Cohen was given a summons to appear and released.

On June 24 at 3:06 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Gas Well Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Bryon Polkoski, 34, of Soldotna, had a canceled license with a prior conviction and that he had violated his conditions of release by not obeying all state laws. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 24 at 6:05 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a vehicle collision near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and the southern entrance of Skilak Lake Road in Sterling. Investigation determined that Suzanne Durfee, 47, of Anchorage, was traveling northbound in her 2022 Toyota Rav-4. A moose entered the roadway too quickly for Durfee to avoid a collision. No injuries were reported by the five occupants in the vehicle, who all reported wearing their seat belts.

On June 24 at 9:35 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) complaint from a citizen in Sterling. The caller reported he was almost struck by a speeding vehicle while outside his vehicle changing a tire on the side of the road. The vehicle narrowly missed striking him as it swerved at the last moment to avoid the collision. The caller reported the vehicle returned a few minutes later and the driver seemed drunk. Troopers located the vehicle and identified Eli Oswald, 25, of Anchorage. Investigation revealed Oswald was impaired by alcoholic beverages. It was also determined that his driving recklessly had placed another person at risk of a serious physical injury. He was also found in possession of a semiautomatic handgun. Oswald was arrested for driving under the influence, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, and reckless endangerment. Oswald’s breath alcohol concentration was found to be over two and a half times the per se limit. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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