Police reports for the week of March 6, 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 Mar. 3 at 6:07 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an active disturbance in Nikolaevsk. Investigation revealed that Neal Reutov, 31, of Nikolaevsk, used force to enter a residence after being told to leave multiple times, causing property damage. Once inside the residence, a physical altercation ensued. Reutov was arrested for first-degree burglary, two counts of fourth-degree assault, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, and interfering with a report of a domestic violence crime. Alcohol was a contributing factor. Reutov was taken to Homer Jail and held without bail.

On Mar. 2 at about 2:00 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on a green 1995 Ford Explorer for an equipment violation. The occupants were identified as Lucas D. Standifer, 18, of Soldotna, and Nikolas O. Basson, 18, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed Standifer had three outstanding warrants for his arrest, totaling $1,750. Basson was also found to have an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant with five days to serve on the original charge of assault. Both Standifer and Basson were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Mar. 2 at 10:28 p.m., Soldotna police responded to an apartment complex parking lot on Redoubt Avenue for a disturbance/REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) complaint. Officers contacted Roy Collins, 48, of Kenai, and arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol, refusal to submit to a chemical test, driving while license revoked, and resisting arrest. Collins was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Mar. 1 at 1:55 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a residence on Rosie Lane in Nikiski after receiving a report of an active disturbance. Investigation revealed that Jared Marcus Coble, 21, of Nikiski, physically assaulted a family member by hitting with a stick and kicking. Coble was arrested for one count of third-degree assault (domestic violence), one count of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), and one count of violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Mar. 1 at about 2:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence near Mile 3 of the Seward Highway. Investigation revealed that Kandi Strickland, 54, of Seward, was criminally trespassing in a residence when she was previously advised of a lifetime trespass from the residence. Strickland was arrested for first-degree criminal trespass (domestic violence) and taken to Seward Community Jail without bail.

On Mar. 1 at 10:23 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a blue Jeep near the intersection of Nash Road and Salmon Creek Road in Seward for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed that Jedediah Bryan, 38, of Oklahoma, was driving on a suspended license with a prior conviction. Bryan was arrested for driving while license suspended and taken to Seward Jail, with bail set at being released on his own recognizance.

On Mar. 1 at 10:46 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Maverick Saloon for a disturbance. Investigation showed that Nathaniel Myers, 22, of Kenai, had threatened multiple people with a knife. Myers was arrested for two counts of third-degree assault and violating his court-ordered conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Feb. 26 at 11:11 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers received a report of a man floating out to sea on a large chunk of ice in Cook Inlet near the Anchor Point tractor launch. The man was later identified as Jamie Snedden, of Homer. At 11:47 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Trooper Baum arrived and located Snedden about 300 yards offshore, near the mouth of the Anchor River. Snedden was submerged in the water, with only his head and arms visible as he clung to a large piece of ice. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified and had an unknown estimated time for arrival on scene. However, a local fishing boat, the F/V Misty, was in the area and responded from about three miles away. It appeared Snedden was having difficulty staying afloat and was not wearing a personal flotation device. Trooper Baum launched an inflatable raft and rowed out to Snedden, arriving at same time as the F/V Misty. Snedden was pulled onboard the F/V Misty, where he was observed to be conscious and breathing, but very hypothermic. Due to the Homer Harbor being over an hour away, Snedden was taken to the waiting Emergency Medical Services at the Anchor Point tractor launch. Captain Blakely motored the F/V Misty to about 100 yards offshore of the tractor launch, where Snedden was then loaded into the raft and taken to the Anchor Point Emergency Medical Services on shore. Snedden was then taken to South Peninsula Hospital, where he was treated for hypothermia and is expected to fully recover.

On Feb. 26 at 12:48 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a moving violation on Johnson Lake Road, near Abram Avenue in Kasilof, and contacted Jaden McCarthy, 22, of Kenai. After investigation revealed she was operating the motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance and that she was also on probation out of the Kenai Court, McCarthy was arrested for driving under the influence and petition to revoke probation and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 25, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, contacted Joseph Baechtel, 50, of Kenai, who was found to be illegally feeding moose at his residence in Kenai and was issued a fish and game strict liability violation for illegally feeding game, with a bail amount of $320.

On Feb. 25 at 2:34 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Redwood Court for a disturbance. Teryl Jewell, 42, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Feb. 18 at 6:03 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Fred Meyer store for a shoplifter. Noranell Duncan, 43, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree theft, second-degree criminal trespass, and violating her court-ordered conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

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