Police reports for the week of Oct. 24, 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. 9 at about 11:50 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a deceased male near Mile 62 of the Seward Highway. Troopers responded and located the body about a quarter-mile from the highway. The deceased individual was identified as Todd McTrusty, 50, of Sterling. No foul play is suspected. His body was sent to the State Medical Examiner for further investigation. Next of kin has been notified.

On Oct. 15 at 10:38 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Jason Young, 49, of Nikiski, was yelling and creating unreasonably loud noise at his residence. Young was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 16 at 7:02 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation near the Kenai Spur Highway and Knight Drive in Soldotna and contacted Stephanie Batchelder, 44, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed she was operating the motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance and was in possession of a controlled substance. Court records show she was on conditions of release. The passenger in the vehicle, Rhonda Smith, 51, of Soldotna, was also in possession of a controlled substance. Smith was issued a summons for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Batchelder was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for driving under the influence, fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and violating her conditions of release. At Wildwood Pretrial, Batchelder was found with a controlled substance in her possession. She received an additional charge of first-degree promoting contraband.

On Oct. 17 at 7:54 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance in Soldotna. After investigation, James Bowen, 28, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 18 at about 2:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Promise Chipps, 24, of Homer, in Ninilchik. Chipps had a warrant for her arrest for violating probation. She provided troopers with a false name and resisted arrest. Chipps was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Oct. 19 at 6:45 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Warren Avenue at Dividend Street in Nikiski for the report of a vehicle that had driven off the roadway. The driver was identified as Elaine M. Bogeyaktuk, 30, of Nome. Investigation revealed she was driving under the influence of alcohol. Bogeyaktuk was issued a citation for driving without a valid license, arrested for driving under the influence, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 21 at 12:22 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported vehicle stuck in the ditch near Mile 49 of the Sterling Highway with a suspected intoxicated driver. Investigation revealed that the driver, Spencer Anthony Maes, 21, of Anchorage, was driving the truck, a green 1999 Dodge Ram, while impaired and under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 21 at 12:29 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop near Mile 95 of the Sterling Highway on a maroon 2004 Nissan SUV. The driver was identified as Bret T. Dickson, 55, of Soldotna. A check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network revealed Dickson’s license is revoked for driving under the influence. After investigation, Dickson was arrested for driving under the influence and driving while license revoked and taken to and processed at Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 20 at about 9:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance in Nikiski. After investigation, Jared Coble, 21, of Nikiski, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 19 at 2:27 p.m., Kenai police responded to Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway for reports of a disturbance. After investigation, Michael W. Farnham, 45, of Kenai, was arrested for reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 16 at 2:26 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop near Mile 12 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Sarah J. Theis, 41, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 16 at 3:35 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop at a local business. After investigation, Chance N. Nelson, 36, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 16 at 3:27 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local park for a welfare check. After investigation, Patrick O. Trent, 24, of Nikiski, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 15 at 11:02 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business on a tip for a wanted subject. After investigation, Steven J. Jicha, 34, of Sterling, was arrested for a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers failure to appear arrest warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 15 at 11:02 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business on a tip for a wanted subject. After investigation, Erik J. Loonsfoot, 48, of Anchorage, was arrested for a $1,500 Kenai arrest warrant for failure to appear and an additional charge of false information and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 15 at 4:28 p.m., Kenai police contacted a subject at the Kenai Police Department. After investigation, Daniel Spiers, 34, of Kenai, was arrested for a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers no bail warrant for failure to appear regarding reckless driving and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 15 at 6:59 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business for reports of an intoxicated subject. After investigation, Alfred D. Brown, 23, of Koliganek, was arrested for violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 14 At 5:42 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business on the Kenai Spur Highway near Main Street Loop for the report of a disturbance. After investigation, Alfred D. Brown, 23, of Koliganek, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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