Police reports for the week of Nov. 28, 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 July 29 at 9:17 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Trooper observed the Fishing Vessel Ivanov, operated by Gregory Ivanov, 60, from Oregon, commercial fishing in Cook Inlet. Investigation revealed the Ivanov was fishing during a closed period. A mandatory court citation was filed with the Kenai Courts.

On Nov. 20 at about 6:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a motor vehicle collision near Mile 64 of the Sterling Highway. Troopers and other first responders responded to the scene. A preliminary investigation determined that a non-commercial van had crossed into oncoming traffic. The van sideswiped a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction and then collided with a second vehicle head-on. The driver of the van, Fedos Martushoff, 55, of Sterling, and the driver of the second vehicle Matthew Shull, 26, of Seward, were both declared deceased at the scene. A passenger in the second vehicle was medevaced to an Anchorage area hospital and is expected to survive. No other injuries were reported. The cause of the collision is under investigation. Next of kin for the deceased have been notified.

On Nov. 22 at 8:18 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a light blue 1997 Ford Explorer near Mile 92 of the Sterling Highway, within the Sterling Highway Traffic Safety Corridor, for driving in the oncoming lane, causing a vehicle to take evasive action to avoid a collision. The driver was identified as Nickolas Orrin Basson, 19, of Soldotna, who, after investigation, was issued misdemeanor citations for reckless driving, no motor vehicle liability insurance, and driving in violation of instruction permit.

On Nov. 24 at 2:02 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a 911 call of a domestic dispute occurring on North Ruby Street in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Devan T. Stockton, 26, of Soldotna, was intoxicated and got into an argument. The argument escalated and Stockton was reported to have thrown items in the residence and knocked several items off the furniture and onto the floor. There were items, including furniture, knocked over and strewn about throughout the residence. When contacted by troopers, Stockton was naked and yelling and non-compliant and refused to put on clothes. Stockton was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Nov. 23 at 12:46 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Mile 56 of the Seward Highway for a motor vehicle collision with damage only involving two semi-trucks. Investigation revealed that the snow was causing white-out conditions for the roads as the two semi-trucks were driving south on the Seward Highway, when one rear-ended the other, causing damage without injuries. Alaska State Troopers reminds you to take your time and to drive safely on the Seward Highway as winter conditions continue.

On Nov. 23 at about 6:50 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover near Mile 115 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation found that Eugene Darby, 82, of Kenai, was northbound on the Sterling Highway. Upon entering the “S” curve at Mile 115, his 2004 Ford F250 lost traction and slid across the highway and into the southbound ditch, where the vehicle overturned. Darby was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. No alcohol or drugs are suspected.

On Nov. 23, Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a moving violation. Investigation revealed that the driver, Darren Sanger, 36, of Soldotna, had a revoked license from a previous driving while license revoked charge. Sanger was also on conditions of release from a previous driving while license revoked case and was not to be driving anything with a motor. Sanger was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial with no set bail on charges of driving while license revoked and violating conditions of release.

On Nov. 22 at 6:07 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation on a gray Dodge near the intersection of Scott Way and the Seward Highway in Seward. After investigation, Hughie Wilder III , 32, of Seward, was arrested and issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license canceled, with prior convictions, and for no motor vehicle liability insurance. Wilder is to appear to Seward court on a separate date for these charges. He was released on his own recognizance.

On Nov. 22 at 7:29 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received multiple calls about a white Kia that drove into the ditch near Mile 49.5 of the Seward Highway. Investigation revealed that Matthew Borneman, 38 of Anchorage, was driving while intoxicated and while his license was revoked. Borneman has three prior convictions for driving under the influence; however, two are within the last 10 years, making this driving under the influence a felony. Borneman was arrested for felony driving under the influence and driving while license revoked and taken to the Seward Community Jail without bail.

On Nov. 20 at 1:39 a.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Stacy Drive for a disturbance. Antheny Preston, 29, of Soldotna, was arrested for second-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Nov. 20 at 7:44 p.m., Soldotna police received a report that a male, later identified as Axel Bear, 26, of Anchorage, had stolen an electric shopping cart from Safeway. Bear was contacted 1/4 mile away from Safeway with the cart and was arrested for second-degree theft and for violating his court-ordered conditions of the release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Nov. 20 at about 9:30 p.m., Soldotna police contacted Desiree Gulliam, 36, of Soldotna, and arrested her on an outstanding warrant. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $250 bail.

On Nov. 21 at about 1:30 a.m., Kenai police received a call from a local hotel regarding a disorderly guest. Police arrived on scene and contacted Nicole Green, 31, of Florida, who was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Nov. 20 at 2:50 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near Mile 10.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Joshua Girard, 37, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without incident.

On Nov. 20 at 3:22 a.m., Kenai police received a call regarding a disturbance at a residence located on Clipper Circle. Police arrived on scene and contacted Benjamin Knight, Jr., 55, of Bethel, who was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Nov. 19 at about 3:30 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near Bridge Access Road and the Kenai Dock. Ronald T. Dolchok, Jr., 46, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving while license revoked and released from the scene.

On Nov. 18 at 7:45 p.m., Kenai police received a request of a welfare check on a person near the Warren Ames Bridge. Police arrived on scene and contacted Lorilie George, 59, of California, who was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without incident.

On Nov. 17 at 3:36 a.m., Kenai police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle. After investigation, Amber T. Hull, 18, of Homer, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Nov. 15 at 8:21a.m., Kenai police responded to reports of a theft from a vehicle at a local business. After investigation, Daniel L. Gentry, 35, of Kenai, was issued a summons for third-degree theft.

On Nov. 24 at 7:33 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a woman walking in a person’s backyard in Soldotna. After investigation revealed that Natalie Parazoo, 48, of Soldotna, was under the influence of alcoholic beverages and had driven her vehicle into a ditch, she was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Nov. 25 at 6:11 p.m., Alaska State Troopers assisted the Homer Police Department in an attempt to locate a missing child in the Homer area. Homer police officers and firefighters, along with several State troopers, initiated the search. Trooper Sutton and her K9 partner Lavi were able to successfully track and locate the juvenile, who was found uninjured.

On Nov. 25 at about 7:10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers was notified of a residential fire in the Anchor Point area. The Anchor Point Fire Department and troopers responded to find the home fully engulfed in fire. One occupant of the home was discovered deceased inside while a second resident was found at a nearby residence and has since been taken to Seattle for medical treatment due to injuries sustained in the fire. State Fire Marshals are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire.

On Nov. 27 at about 8:20 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers this summer were conducting an Upper Cook Inlet fishing patrol and saw a boat fishing during a closed period. Investigation revealed that Vasily Kuzmin, 69, of Delta Junction, was operating a fishing vessel in a closed area. A mandatory court citation was filled with the Kenai Court.

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