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 10 at 5:14 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a 911 hang-up / possible assault in Nikiski. Troopersresponded, and the investigation revealed that Peter Shutt, 64, of Nikiski, had assaulted an adult female and caused property damage. Shutt was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on domestic violence charges of third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, and fourth-degree assault.
On July 10 at 7:18 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle located near Liberty Lane and Kalifornsky Beach Road. Investigation revealed that the driver, Brandi Ofstad, 38, of Ninilchik, had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of driving under the influence. Ofstad was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On July 10 at about 10:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a moving violation on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna and contacted Dora Bird, 40, of Soldotna. After investigation, she was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On July 6 at about 1:10 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the Kenai River near Poachers Cover in Soldotna. Jennifer Hileman-Tabios, 41, from Minnesota, was observed fishing from the bank. Investigation revealed Hileman-Tabios did not have a 2021 sportfishing license. A bailable citation was filed in the Kenai Court for $220.
On July 6 at 3:14 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the Kenai River near Centennial Boat Launch in Soldotna. Sherily Grier, 46, from Arizona, was observed catching a fish. Investigation revealed Grier killed and kept a rainbow trout over 16 inches long. Regulations in the Kenai River require that a rainbow trout over 16 inches may not be kept and must be released immediately. A bailable citation was filed in the Kenai Court for $120. The fish was seized and donated.
On July 10, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, contacted Gerado Gomez, 53, of Bothell, Washington, while he was personal use fishing. Gomez unlawfully took personal use finfish without possessing a valid resident license, because he is not an Alaskan resident. He was issued a citation for the violation, with a bail amount of $220 into Kenai District Court.
On July 9, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, contacted Thomas Hensley, 33, of Palmer, while he was personal use fishing. Thomas failed to remove both tips of the tail fin before concealing salmon he caught the day prior from plain view. He was issued a citation for the violation, with a bail amount of $95 into Kenai District Court.
On July 12 at about 3:00 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report that an intoxicated female was driving away from a residence off Funny River Road. Investigation proved that the caller, Roy Peter Beaver, 50, of Soldotna, had knowingly made a false report. Further, he had assaulted the female multiple times over the course of the evening. He was arrested for three counts fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), second-degree unlawful contact, and making a false report and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.
On July 11 at 12:41 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a black and red 1990 Chevrolet Silverado in the area of Gas Well Road in Soldotna for an equipment violation and contacted John A. McCord, 23, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed an outstanding $250 arrest warrant for fourth-degree theft and that his license was revoked. McCord has multiple convictions of driving while license revoked in the last 10 years. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the outstanding warrant and for driving while license revoked.
On July 11 at 4:35 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to a dispute at the North Kasilof Beach involving Perry K. Hunter, 29, of Anchorage. A records check revealed Hunter is on Anchorage Adult Probation. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Hunter for violating his conditions of probation by consuming alcohol and not having a travel permit to be on the Kenai Peninsula. Perry was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for violating probation and held without bail.
On July 12 at 5:07 p.m., Kenai police received a 911 call reporting a wanted subject knocking on their door near Silver Salmon Drive. Police responded to the area and located a male, identified as Michael P. Robinson, 47, of Kenai. A records check indicated Robinson had an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers $5,000 warrant for supplemental petition to revoke probation, filed on the original charge of third-degree assault – two counts of repeat threat of death/injury/petition to revoke probation technical violation. Robinson was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without incident.
On July 9 at about 4:30 p.m., Kenai police responded to a residence for a report of an assault. After investigation, Lo Xiong, 43, of Kasilof, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor warrant and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On July 8 at 11:41 a.m., a wanted subject was located near Redoubt Avenue in Kenai. As a result of that contact, Jamie L. Landt, 29, of Kenai, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of disorderly conduct (creating a hazardous condition and second-degree hindering prosecution) and various acts regarding two counts of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, $500 bail. Landt was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On July 8 at 12:39 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop. After investigation, Oley A Stevens, 41, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On July 8 at 8:59 p.m., Kenai police responded to a residence for report of a male trespassing. After investigation, Joseph D. Knight, 22, of Kenai, was arrested for domestic violence criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
Update: On July 7, 2020 at 11:02 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a break-in at the Schnitzel Bomber, located on East Poppy Lane. Troopers responded to the scene, and investigation revealed someone damaged property while entering the building and stole items from inside. Troopers seized other items that had a probability of having the suspect’s fingerprints on them. Those items were sent to the state crime lab for analysis, and in 2021 the prints were positively identified as those belonging to Joseph Marotta, 21, of Soldotna. Marotta was contacted by troopers and admitted entering the building and stealing items. Marotta was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree theft.
Original post: On July 7, 2020 at 11:02 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary at a business on East Poppy Lane. Investigation revealed someone broke into the business, stole about $300 in items, and caused damage to the structure. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453 or submit a tip to www.peninsulacrimestoppers.com.
On July 13 at 4:15 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Silverado after the driver was observed to be Jamie L. Landt, 29, of Kenai, who does not possess a valid operator’s license. A records check confirmed her license is suspended and that she has prior convictions for the offense. Additionally, on July 8, Landt was issued conditions of release regarding a separate incident and ordered to obey all state laws. Landt was arrested for driving while license suspended and violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.
On July 13 at 3:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Dossow Street in Nikiski, attempting to contact a male with warrants. While at the residence, another male slow-rolled by in a vehicle and was contacted at a nearby residence. The driver provided a false name but was ultimately identified as Dominic Sunrise Ronellenfitch, 25, of Kenai. Investigation revealed Ronellenfitch had an outstanding $2,500 arrest warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation on the original charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He was arrested on his warrant and charged with providing false information to law enforcement concerning his identity, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and a probation violation and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.
On July 14 at 12:19 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an ATV crash in an off-road gravel/stream area near Fairweather Avenue, Seward. Wayne Bennett, 40, of Seward, received a head injury after crashing his four-wheeler. He was not wearing a helmet. Bear Creek Fire and SVAC Emergency Medical Services responded. Bennett was taken to the Seward Emergency Room and later Medivac’d to Anchorage for further treatment. Investigation is ongoing.
On July 15 at 12:06 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers (AST) K-9 Team responded to a report of a disturbance on Wildlife Avenue in Sterling. Upon arrival, investigation revealed that Jodie Elizabeth Lundy, 26, of Anchorage, had walked into an occupied travel trailer. Lundy was intoxicated and belligerent and refused to leave the travel trailer. Lundy eventually departed the travel trailer, and the female occupant of the travel trailer immediately locked the doors and armed herself with an axe while remaining on the phone with AST Dispatch. Upon AST arrival at the scene, Lundy was located in a separate vehicle, identified as a Minnie Winnie. Investigation revealed that Lundy broke into the unoccupied Minnie Winnie. Lundy was detained, and the owner of the Minnie Winnie responded and arrived at the scene, identifying the clothes Lundy was wearing as belonging to the burglary victim’s daughter and wife. Lundy had ransacked and caused damage to the inside of the RV. A check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network revealed Lundy has a $1,000 outstanding AST-Anchorage warrant for the original charge of first-degree vehicle theft and second-degree theft. Lundy was arrested for fifth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree theft, second-degree trespassing, first-degree burglary, and the outstanding warrant and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, where she was processed and remanded without bail.
On July 14, Donna Biagioni, 58, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, for failure to record her personal use salmon onto her permit. Bail is set at $120 in Kenai District Court.
On July 14, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Joel Rousculp, 33, and Frank Adams, 34, of Wasilla, while they were personal use fishing in the Kenai River Personal Use Area. Both Rousculp and Adams were fishing 14 minutes after the closure of the fishery, which is at 11:00 p.m. Additionally, Rousculp had failed to record three salmon on an Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Permit before concealing from plain view. Adams was cited for personal use fishing during a closed period, with bail set at $120 in Kenai District Court. Rousculp was cited for personal use fishing during a closed period and failing to record personal use caught fish on a 2021 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Permit, with bail set at $240 in Kenai District Court.
On July 15 at 9:58 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation on Salmon Run Drive and Moonshine Drive in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Mike Jones, 58, of Fresno, California, was impaired by alcoholic beverages and that the passenger, Ryan Mielka, 36, of Fresno, California, was under the influence of alcoholic beverages and was in possession of a pistol on his person, about which he did not immediately notify law enforcement. Jones and Mielka were arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.
On July 15 at 1:51 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were advised of an injured hiker on the Harding Ice Field trail in Kenai Fjords National Park. A 74-year-old male had suffered a head injury in a fall and was being helped at the scene by an emergency room doctor who had been hiking the trail. Alaska State Troopers HELO 3 transported a trooper to a landing zone about one-fourth mile from the injured male. The trooper and two National Park Service Rangers then assisted the male back to the helicopter. He was taken to an area hospital for further medical care.
On July 15, Danielle Warner, 56, of Anchorage, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, for failing to record her salmon onto her personal use permit during the Kenai River dipnet fishery. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai District Court.
On July 15, Leigh Carr, 48, of Anchorage, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, for failing to record her salmon onto her personal use permit during the Kenai River dipnet fishery. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai District Court.