Public safety briefs Feb. 11

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement and public safety records and includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

On Feb. 9 at about 12:00 p.m., Deja Knafel, 28, of Seward, contacted the Alaska State Troopers and stated that she had a warrant for her arrest that she would like to clear. Troopers met her at the Seward Jail, where she was arrested on the following warrants: $250 felony warrant for failure to appear on original charges of second-degree, third-degree and fourth-degree theft and $250 felony warrant for failure to appear on original charges of second-degree theft, second-degree forgery, third-degree fraudulent use of an access device. She produced the required bail, was released, and the warrants cleared.

On Feb. 10 at 12:12 a.m., Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in the area of Sandhill Crane Loop in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Aaron Bullard, 55, of Soldotna, had placed a person in imminent fear of physical injury and had caused damage to property. Bullard was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence). Prior to leaving the residence and after being told to cease all communications with the victim, Bullard continued making statements directed at the victim. Bullard was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, where he was remanded with an additional charge of second-degree unlawful contact. He was held without bail.

On Feb. 9 at about 2:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped at a vehicle in the ditch near Mile 91 of the Sterling Highway. The driver was later contacted and identified as Derrick Burlison, 27, of Sterling. Burlison was determined to have been operating the vehicle while under the influence and was arrested. Burlison additionally refused to submit to a chemical test. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charges of driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

On Feb. 9 at 3:24 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team attempted a traffic stop on a red 2002 Pontiac Grand-Am near Mile 64, of the Sterling Highway, during an attempted warrant arrest on Travis McHone 32, of Sterling. McHone has two separate outstanding Warrants for his arrest for Probation Violations totaling the amount of $2,000. McHone drove at high speeds, failing to stop, eventually driving the vehicle down a powerline trail, where it got stuck in a snow bank. K-9 warnings were given, and McHone complied with commands. McHone and his passenger, Katherine M. Bliss, 26, of Nikiski were both taken into custody without further incident. McHone was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on the original probation warrants and new charges of first-degree eluding, third-degree assault, reckless driving, violating conditions of release, and reckless endangerment. Bliss was arrested for a probation violation on the original charges of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

On Feb. 11 at 12:18 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received reports of an assault in Kenai. Investigation revealed that Susan G. Williams, 46, of Kenai, had punched the victim on the nose, then slapped the victim several times, causing physical injury. Williams was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and held without bail, pending arraignment.

On Feb. 10, Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Joseph Lee , 42 , of Homer, for fishing without a valid 2019 license at Centennial Lake. This is a correctable violation, but if not corrected, has a $220 fine with the option of a court appearance.

On Feb. 5 at 9:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Mallard Road in Kenai. Troopers had received information that Jeremy Seal, 38, of Kenai, was violating his conditions of release. Seal was charged with violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Feb. 4, Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Joshua Van Hout, 23, of Soldotna, for failing to submit his drawing permit. This violation is a $120 fine with a optional court appearance.

On Feb. 9 at 10:48 a.m., Kenai Police received a report of individuals attempting to enter a shed on a property in Old Town. Officers responded to area and contacted two individuals, James H. Duncan, 54, a transient, and Anthony D. Larocca, 50, a transient. After investigation, both parties were each issued a summons to court for second-degree criminal trespass and released at the scene.

On Feb. 9, as the result of an ongoing investigation into an assault that occurred in November of 2017 a third arrest was made related to the two made on Feb. 8. On Feb. 9, Kenai police made an additional arrest of Elijah A. Trevino, 20, of Kenai. Trevino was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, and third-degree assault and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 8 at 12:58 a.m., Kenai police received a call about a male causing a disturbance at a residence located on Highbush Lane. The caller reported that the male had broken furniture and lit a mattress on fire outside the residence. Police arrived on scene and contacted the male outside, who was identified as Zane D.M. Bush, 21, of Kenai. After investigation, Bush was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence).

On Feb. 8, as the result of an ongoing investigation into an assault that occurred in November of 2017, two arrests were made. On Feb. 8, Kenai police arrested and remanded Austin B. Cronce, 20, of Kenai, at Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Cronce was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, and third-degree assault. On Feb. 9, Kenai police arrested Ryan J. Huerta, 20, of Kenai. Huerta was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, and third-degree assault.

On Feb. 7 at 11:36 a.m., Kenai police received a report of people entering a shed on Peninsula Avenue. Police responded and contacted the parties involved, Joseph Chikoyak Jr., 44, of Kenai, and Brian K. Raham, 48, of Kenai. Both Chikoyak, Jr. and Raham were arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial for second-degree criminal trespass.

On Feb. 7 at 10:36 p.m., Kenai police were patrolling the area of Peninsula Avenue and contacted a male with an outstanding warrant. James H. Duncan, 54, of Soldotna, had an outstanding $250 Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of second-degree criminal trespass, cash bail. Duncan was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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