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 16 at 10:36 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified by Wildwood Pretrial Facility of found drug contraband. Investigation revealed that Kyra Halpin, 28, of Homer, had concealed contraband on her person, which was found during a routine search of her person. Halpin was remanded for promoting contraband and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.
On July 16 at 6:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers was notified of a disturbance between Thelma Milligrock, 28, of Soldotna, and a juvenile relative. Investigation revealed that Milligrock assaulted the juvenile relative by slapping the juvenile with an open hand, grabbing the juvenile by the cheek, pushing the juvenile into the car seat, and shaking the juvenile. Milligrock was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On June 17 at about 4:20 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Soldotna were notified that a vessel located on the Kasilof River about one mile down river from the Sterling Highway bridge had taken on a large amount of water and become stranded on the north shore of the river. The occupants of the vessel had been stuck along the shore for two days. One of the occupants was unable to self-rescue due to medical conditions. Soldotna wildlife troopers responded to the location of the vessel and rescued the individual. No injuries were sustained.
On July 17 at 8:36 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Danya Radisch, 31, of Soldotna, had assaulted a male and damaged property. Radisch was arrested for fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief, both domestic violence offenses, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On July 17, Alaska Wildlife Troopers (AWT) in Soldotna received a report of two kayakers who had overturned their kayaks near Mile 11 of the Kasilof River. One of the kayakers was able to self-recover, but the second was unaccounted for. AWT, along with Alaska State Park Rangers and Central Emergency Services, responded and began searching the river. Searchers located the missing kayaker in good condition on the riverbank. Both kayakers were wearing life jackets. The Alaska Wildlife Troopers thank the Alaska State Park Rangers and Central Emergency Services for their assistance.
On July 18 at about 1:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Dustyn J. Pederson, 32, of Soldotna, at a residence in the Scout Lake area. A record check of Pederson revealed he had a $1,000 outstanding warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation on the original charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Pederson was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.
On July 16 at 4:28 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a female who had possibly just stolen from a local business off Bridge Access Road. After investigation, Katherine H. Hinchman, 27, of Kenai, was located and issued a summons for fourth-degree theft.
On July 18 at 4:57 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business off the Kenai Spur Highway to perform a welfare check on a male. After investigation, Robert M. Luton, 35, of Anchorage, was arrested for third-degree theft and petition to revoke probation and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.
On July 18 at 10:06 p.m., Kenai police received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report of a vehicle traveling on the Kenai Spur Highway near Linwood Lane. After investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Joshua C. Van Hout, 26, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On July 17 at 4:45 p.m., Kenai police responded to the South Beach fishing area at the report of a drunk driver. After investigation, Jeremy A. Miulli, 28, of Anchorage, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On July 16 at 6:08 p.m., Kenai Police Department received a report of a suspicious female at a local business off the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Shane A. Serfling, 42, of Anchorage, was arrested for disorderly conduct and violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. Desiree J. Guilliam, 35, of Kenai, was issued a summons for third-degree theft and second-degree criminal trespass.
On July 18 at 8:29 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to two separate but related disturbances in the Kasilof area. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Charley Dushkin, 31, of Anchor Point, for second-degree assault, first-degree vehicle theft, second-degree criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, first-degree harassment, and violating conditions of release. Alcohol was a factor in the incident. Dushkin was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.
On July 19 at 4:39 a.m., Alaska State Troopers patrol stopped a vehicle traveling at speeds of 100 miles per hour on Crooked Creek Road, a posted 35 miles per hour road, and contacted the driver Todd Crutchfield, 48, of Anchorage. Investigation revealed Crutchfield was driving recklessly with two family members in the car. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of reckless driving and two counts of reckless endangerment (domestic violence).
On July 19 11:34 a.m., Kenai police responded to a 911 disturbance call near Mile 8.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Neil Hayes, 76, of Kenai, was arrested, charged with two counts of third-degree assault, and taken to Wildwood Correctional Facility.
On July 19 at about 3:20 p.m., Kenai police responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report near Bridge Access Road and the Kenai Spur Highway. Isabelle A. Commack, 56, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Correctional Facility.
On July 19 at 9:27 p.m., Kenai police received an administrative call regarding an intoxicated male who was refusing to leave a local business near South Willow Street and the Kenai Spur Highway. The male was contacted and identified as Daniel L. Maxim, 41, of Soldotna. Maxim was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Correctional Facility.
On July 19, Alaska State Troopers contacted Juett Cook, 27, of Nikiski, at his residence and arrested him on two outstanding warrants. While being taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, Cook attempted to destroy a container of methamphetamine he had hidden on his person, but the controlled substance was recovered. Cook was remanded without bail on the warrants and for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and violating condition of release.
On July 17 at 3:23 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Banner Lane for a disturbance. Diana Carlyle, 63, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.
On July 14 at 8:26 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a motorcycle near Mile 98 of the Sterling Highway. Michael Inman, 50, of Soldotna, was issued criminal citations for driving while license revoked and for not having motor vehicle liability insurance. Inman was released, and the motorcycle was impounded.
On July 20 at 9:31 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in Nikiski to conduct follow-up investigation for a domestic violence assault. During the course of the investigation, Bobbie Joe Jackson, 48, of Nikiski, was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for disorderly conduct after creating a hazardous condition for troopers with no justifiable excuse.
On July 20 at 10:21 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a report of a disturbance occurring at a residence on Tamarack Drive in Funny River. Upon arrival, investigation revealed that Dawn M. Peters, 48, of Soldotna, was intoxicated and arguing with a male throughout the day. It was reported that, during the incident, Peters reportedly grabbed numerous weapons, including a baseball bat, knife, and on two separate occasions she grabbed an axe and chased and threatened bodily harm to the male. At some point during the disturbance, Peters grabbed a weed-whacker and chased the male around the property with it. Peters chopped the bar stool inside the residence with the axe during the incident, causing damage. Peters reportedly shoved a 15-year-old child at the residence during the incident and then grabbed him by the collar, causing scratches and pain to his neck. Peters was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.
In the early morning hours of Sunday, July 17, a motorist was traveling between Soldotna and Kenai on the Kenai Spur Highway. The motorist was driving a newer white four door Dodge pickup. The motorist found a 25-to-30-year-old white male walking along the highway sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. This Good Samaritan gave this person a ride to the Kenai Holiday service station. State troopers are seeking to identify this motorist for important information. Neither the motorist nor pedestrian did anything wrong, but important information needs to be solicited. If this was you or someone you know, please contact the Soldotna troopers at (907) 262-4453. Inform the call-taker that Trooper Nico Robles needs to speak to you. Thanks for your assistance in this important matter.
On July 22 at about 9:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a vehicle stop following a report of a disturbance in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that the driver, Michael Dean, 40, of Soldotna, was impaired by alcoholic beverages and was operating the vehicle with a suspended license with prior convictions and had a prior conviction for felony driving under the influence. Dean was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for felony driving under the influence and driving while license suspended.
On July 22 at 11:44 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a vehicle stop for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed that Jason Coomes, 39, of Anchorage, was driving with a suspended license with prior convictions. Coomes was issued a citation for driving while license suspended and released on scene.
On July 22, Sarah Bartholow, 39, of Denali Park, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, for failing to record seven salmon onto her personal use permit during the Kenai River dipnet fishery. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai District Court.
On July 22, Emmanuel Narino, 38, of Wasilla, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, for failing to record 25 salmon onto his personal use permit during the Kenai River dipnet fishery. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai District Court.