Police reports for the week of Oct. 12, 2021

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On Oct. 1 at 12:22 a.m., a citizen called 911 to report an impaired driver. A few minutes later, Alaska State Troopers located the vehicle after it hit a curb while driving on the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed the driver, Nina Crampton, 24, of Soldotna, was impaired by alcoholic beverages, which happened after she consumed beer and a “Zombie” mixed drink earlier in the evening. She was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 2 at 12:02 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a vehicle stop for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed that driver Scott Phillips, 59, of Soldotna, had a suspended license with prior convictions. Phillips was also on conditions of release stating he was not to drive without a valid license and to follow all federal, state and local laws. Phillips was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for driving while license suspended and violating conditions of release.

On Oct. 1 at 7:47 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) on the Sterling Highway in Sterling. Troopers responded, located the vehicle, and conducted a vehicle stop. After investigation revealed Jessica Pannone, 31, of Anchorage, was impaired by alcoholic beverages, she was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 2 at 11:27 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation in Nikiski. After investigation, Frank Kenworthy, 19, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving while license revoked (with a prior conviction), no motor vehicle insurance, and petition to revoke probation and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 3 at 5:35 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a Soldotna residence. Troopers responded to the residence and contacted the victim. The suspect was found at another residence down the road. Investigation revealed that Jarrod Minkler, 54, of Soldotna, had committed an assault. Minkler was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on a charge of second-degree assault.

On Oct. 3 at 9:19 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to Mile 55 of the Sterling Highway after receiving a report that a white 2005 Ford Escape had been failing to maintain lane of travel and crashed into the woods. Investigation revealed that the driver, Brent P. Larson, 43, of Soldotna, had fled the scene on foot. Larson was eventually located at his vehicle and arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence. He was taken to the trooper post for Datamaster processing, then taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and released on his own recognizance.

On Oct. 4 at 4:49 a.m., Kenai police responded to reports of a disturbance off Peninsula Avenue. After investigation, John N. Connell, Jr., 63, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 3 at about 1:50 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Nickolas D. Braswell, 21, of Kenai, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 1 at 10:57 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop at a local business. After investigation, Joey D. Olson, 42, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 29 at about 8:00 p.m., Kenai police came into contact with a wanted subject at a local business off the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Tamsen L. Brewer, 37, of Kenai, was arrested for an Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to remand on original charges of driving while license suspended/revoked, no bail, and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 28 at 3:21 p.m., Kenai police located a vehicle that had recently fled the scene of a traffic stop in Nikiski. The vehicle was located on Marathon Road. After investigation, the driver Laife E. Inkster, 35, of Soldotna, was arrested for two charges of first-degree and second-degree failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer and driving while license suspended/revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 28 at about 10:00 p.m., the Kenai Police Department received a report of a possible disturbance at a residence off Dolchok Lane. After investigation, Owen D. Dukowitz, 32, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 4 at 11:05 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a Hyundai passenger car for a traffic violation near Mile 17 of Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai. Investigation revealed that Roxanne St. Alia Kay Samples, 40, of Ninilchik, had a canceled license, no insurance, and was in violation of conditions of release for a prior case. Samples was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on charges of driving while license canceled, no insurance, and violating conditions of release.

On Oct. 5 at about 12:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Soldotna. After investigation revealed that Lanny Perrill, 33, of Soldotna, had committed fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) after a physical altercation with the victim, he was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 4 at 2:31 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Kasilof. After troopers responded, and investigation revealed that Kevin Perkins, 56, of Portland, Oregon, had assaulted a family member,Perkins was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on a charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

On Oct. 4 at 8:32 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to Kalifornsky Beach Road near Arena Loop for a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately). A bronze 2003 Chevrolet Impala was traffic-stopped after having been reported to have been weaving and almost driving in the ditch. The driver was identified as a male juvenile. Investigation revealed the juvenile was driving under the influence of controlled substances. During the transportation process, he was warned several times to stop screaming at the top of his lungs, banging on the transport cage, and harassing the police K-9. Due to being a juvenile, he was issued a summons to Kenai Court for driving under the influence of drugs, and he was taken to the Kenai Pretrial Youth Facility on charges of sixth-degree and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and second-degree harming a police dog.

On Oct. 5 at 10:05 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of someone trespassing on a piece of property in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Jack Wright, 51, of Soldotna, went onto someone’s property from which he had been previously trespassed by Alaska State Troopers. He was issued a summons to appear in court on a charge of second-degree criminal trespass.

On Oct. 3 at 5:12 p.m., Soldotna Dispatch received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report about a white pickup on Kalifornsky Beach Road near Mile 20.5 in Soldotna that had gone off the road, struck a post, and nearly caused a couple of collisions. The vehicle was located nearby and the driver identified as Benjamin Winfield Easley, 20, of Kenai. When investigation revealed Easley was impaired by controlled substance(s) and had a firearm in the vehicle along with a controlled substance, he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (drugs), fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 5 at 11:55 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to Nikiski regarding an assault. A male subject was home asleep at his residence when two male subjects entered the residence and pushed past one of the occupants of the residence. Once the males were inside the residence, they entered the bedroom loft and proceeded to punch the homeowner numerous times with closed fists for several minutes. During the assault, the homeowner was able to identify one of the male suspects as Dakoda D. Neely, 26, of Nikiski. The other male was eventually identified as Patrick Arnaldo Rascon, 29, of Anchorage. Neely and Rascon were located in Kenai, arrested, and were both taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of fourth-degree assault and first-degree burglary.

On Oct. 6 at 12:49 a.m., Soldotna police were at Safeway when an employee advised he suspected a female customer of theft. Cerina P. Richards, 25, of Ninilchik, was arrested for third-degree theft, violating her court-ordered conditions of release, and for two outstanding warrants and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 3 at 3:07 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Angler’s Inn for two males refusing to leave the premises. Beau Hensley, 19, of Sterling, and Elijah Royal-Reyna, 20, of Kenai, were issued criminal citations for violating their court-ordered conditions of release and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and released.

On Oct. 2 at 12:02 a.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Tyee Street for a suspicious male knocking on windows. Officers contacted Jimmie Singree, 47, of Soldotna, who was violating his court-ordered conditions of release by consuming alcohol and being at that location. While officers were attempting to arrest Singree, he pulled out a box cutter and threatened the officers with it. After a Taser deployment, Singree was taken into custody and charged with two counts of third-degree assault, violating his conditions of release, and resisting arrest and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Oct. 2 at 5:14 p.m., Soldotna police received a theft report from AutoZone. Investigation showed that Joel Masura, 44, of Soldotna, entered the store and removed a vehicle battery without payment. Masura was issued criminal citations for fourth-degree theft and violating his court-ordered conditions of release and released. The vehicle battery was returned to AutoZone.

On Oct. 1 at 12:37 a.m., Soldotna police contacted Michael Lynch, 30, of Sterling, and arrested him on an outstanding warrant. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $50 bail.

On Aug. 6 at 11:48 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report about allegations of sexual abuse and physical abuse at a home in Nanwalek. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Leo Anahonak, 50, of Nanwalek, and Natalie Anahonak, 46, on Nanwalek. Leo was charged with one count of first-degree domestic violence sexual abuse of a minor, four counts of second-degree domestic violence sexual abuse of a minor, and two counts of domestic violence fourth-degree assault. Natalie was charged with two counts of second-degree domestic violence sexual abuse of a minor and one count of coercion. Leo and Natalie were taken to the Homer Jail.

On July 21, Alaska Wildlife Troopers opened an investigation after a social media video showed commercial fishing activity on the Kenai Peninsula. After a thorough investigation and in consultation with the Alaska Department of Law’s Office of Special Prosecutions, Alaska Wildlife Troopers have cited Kelly Tshibaka, 42, of Anchorage, for commercial fishing without a commercial fishing crew license. The citation amount is $270, with an optional appearance in Homer District Court.

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