Police reports for the week of Nov. 7, 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 Oct. 30 at about 3:00 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers contacted Kayla Heinrich, 24, of Kenai, and Dakota McAdoo, 28, of Nikiski, at a residence in Nikiski. Investigation revealed both had warrants for their arrest. Heinrich first provided a false name and had a syringe concealed in the sleeve of her shirt. Both were arrested on the warrants. Heinrich was additionally charged with false information and violating conditions of release.

On Oct. 30 at 10:16 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation in Soldotna and contacted Luke Spiers, 29, of Seward. Investigation revealed Spiers had a suspended license with 10 prior convictions. Spiers had violated his conditions of release by driving without a valid license and for not having valid motor vehicle insurance. Further investigation revealed he had four outstanding warrants for failure to appear on an original charge of fourth degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Spiers was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $2,000 bail for the warrants, driving while license suspended, operating a motor vehicle without liability insurance, and violating conditions of release.

On Oct. 30 at 11:47 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation in Soldotna and contacted Harley Copenharve, 20, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed he was driving the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and was also driving while his license was revoked. A search of the vehicle showed he was in possession of marijuana. Copenharve was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for driving under the influence, driving while license revoked, sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and minor operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol.

On Oct. 31 at about 10:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence near Soldotna for a reported domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed that Dan Lesley France III, 55, of Soldotna, had assaulted a family member. He was arrested for two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On Oct. 26, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an assault that occurred in the area of Community College Drive in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Jarryll Edward Judice, 58, of Soldotna, had assaulted a female family member and removed options for her to contact law enforcement to report the assault. Further investigation revealed that Judice had a prior felony conviction and was in possession of two handguns in the residence. On Nov. 1, Judice was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on charges of two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), interfering with a report of domestic violence, and two charges of third-degree misconduct involving weapons.

On Nov. 1 at 5:33 p.m., Alaska State Troopers K9 Team conducted a traffic stop near Mile 156 of the Sterling Highway for a speeding violation. Investigation revealed that the driver and only occupant, James Iyaoana-Pirkle, 43, of North Pole, had an outstanding $50 warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of no motor vehicle liability insurance and also that he had a controlled substance concealed on his person. He was arrested for the warrant and for fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances and was taken to the Homer Police Department with bail set at $50.

On Oct. 31 at 1:48 a.m., Kenai police preformed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on the Kenai Spur Highway near Willow Street. After investigation, Heather L. Bielenberg, 35, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 31 at 3:36 a.m., Kenai police came into contact with a vehicle at a local business off the Kenai Spur Highway, near Mile 10. After investigation, Justin R. Berry, 23, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 30 at 12:46 a.m., Kenai police performed a routine traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Birch Street. After investigation, Emily D. Lynch, 25, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 29 at about 10:10 p.m., Kenai police performed a routine traffic stop on Bridge Access Road near the bird viewing platform. After investigation, Paeveenut Spear, 57, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 27 at 10:38 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local residence for reports of a citizen dispute. After investigation, Max J. Stasek, 29, of Anchorage, was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and petition to revoke probation. Anthony R. Diaz, 28, of Kenai, was arrested for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Both Stasek and Diaz were taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 26 at 9:14 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business for reports of a dispute between two people. After investigation, John R. Hardesty III, 55, of Anchorage, was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 26 at 6:54 p.m., Kenai police responded to the area of Upland Street for reports of a suspicious vehicle. After investigation, Russell L. Johnson, 40, of Soldotna, was arrested for outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrants and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Nov. 3 at 9:43 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a blue GMC near Mile 47 of the Seward Highway for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed that John McCord, 24, of Soldotna, was driving with a revoked license with five prior convictions of driving while license revoked and was driving without liability insurance. McCord was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license suspended and no motor vehicle liability insurance to appear to Seward Court and was released on his own recognizance. The vehicle was released to the registered owner with a valid license, who was a passenger in the vehicle.

On Nov. 3 at 10:03 a.m., following a report of a disturbance, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Mackey Lake Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that May Rosaline Johnson Burgo, 27, of Kiana, had assaulted a female in the residence. Burgo was arrested on a charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Nov. 4 at 12:12 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop near South Miller Loop Road and Holt Lamplight on a white 1994 Chevrolet Suburban after observing the vehicle with several equipment violations and contacted the driver, David Wayne Pine, 42, of Soldotna. A check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) revealed that Pine’s license is revoked for several driving while license revoked citations and convictions within the last 10 years. Pine was issued a citation with a mandatory court appearance, and he and the vehicle were released to a responsible driver.

Soldotna police responded to the area of Safeway after a male was reported running from the liquor store with stolen alcohol. The male, Axel Bear, 26, of Anchorage, was located nearby, hiding under a truck. Bear was arrested for fourth-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 26 at 11:33 a.m., Soldotna police contacted Brittani Mack, 31, of Soldotna, near the Sterling Highway and Smith Way after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) complaint was received. Mack was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 18 at 7:36 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Highway at Marydale Avenue. Charity R. Chavez, 31, of Soldotna, was arrested for an outstanding warrant, driving while license revoked and violating her court-ordered conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $250 bail.

On Oct. 17 at 12:58 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Holiday Station Store for an intoxicated male threatening employees and refusing to leave the store. Shane McCurdy, 49, of Arizona, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and second-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 11 at about 3:10 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Fred Meyer store for a shoplifter. Chelsea Muller, 36, of Soldotna, was issued a criminal citation for third-degree theft and released.

On Nov. 3 at 7:38 p.m., Kenai police responded to a report of a dangerous driver near Mile 8 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Chase A. Longbotham, 20, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence, violating conditions of release, and fifth-degree and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Nov. 2 at 5::47 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local residence after receiving reports of a disturbance. After investigation, River G. Aspelund, 20, of Kenai, was arrested for fifth-degree criminal mischief and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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