Public safety briefs for April 10, 2019

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Information obtained for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and includes arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

On Apr. 8 at 11:07 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Mile 86.5 of the Sterling Highway for an equipment violation. Krystal George, 32, of Sterling, was given a mandatory court summons for driving while license is revoked for driving under the influence. Investigation revealed that George had violated her conditions of release. She was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Apr. 7, Alvin Schmoyer, 67, of Anchorage, was issued a citation by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Anchor Point Post, for failure to log a king salmon greater than 20 inches on his harvest card. Bail is set at $120 in Homer Court.

On Apr. 8 at 10:46 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) call about a gold Plymouth station wagon traveling toward Kenai near Mile 17 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. The vehicle was reported to be swerving over the fog line and centerline, speeds were varied, had almost hit two construction detour signs, and the blinker was on but the vehicle was not turning. At 10:55 a.m., troopers located and stopped the vehicle near Mile 12 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. After investigation, Zack Osterhaus, 48, of Homer, was arrested for felony driving under the influence and felony refusal to submit to a chemical test and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 8 at 1:57 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the Sports Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that driver Natalie Albright, 44, of Soldotna, had an outstanding warrant for fourth-degree theft. Albright was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $250 bail.

On Apr. 8 at about 2:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Kimberly Lane in Soldotna to recover property. While at the residence, troopers contacted Jennifer Louise Bishop, 38, of Soldotna. During the investigation, Garret Len Bishop, 28, of Palmer, was located hiding in a closet and ran from the house. He was located hiding a short distance away and arrested on outstanding warrants for two counts of first-degree assault (domestic violence) and two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). Jennifer Bishop was arrested for first-degree felony hindering prosecution. Garret Bishop was also charged with disorderly conduct. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial, Jennifer Bishop without bail and Garret Bishop on $5,000 bail.

On Apr. 8 at 8:06 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a tan 1992 Chrysler car for traffic violations near Mile 92.5 of the Sterling Highway. Misty Glasson, 39, of Soldotna, was identified as the driver, and Janae Lafe, 59, of Sterling, was the passenger. Both were found to have outstanding warrants for their arrest relating to prior theft offenses. They were both arrested for the warrants. Further investigation resulted in each of them being charged with one new count each of third-degree theft from a theft that had occurred at Save U More on Mar. 19. Lafe was additionally charged with violating conditions of release for violating her bail conditions from one of the pending theft charges. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 5 at about 11:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Marian Honeycutt, 37, of Nikiski, during a traffic stop on Halbouty Road, near its intersection with the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Honeycutt was arrested for driving under the influence and later taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 4 at about 8:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a tan 2006 Chevy Silverado near Mile 102 of the Sterling Highway. A passenger in the vehicle provided a false name to troopers and was later found to be Dixie Bird, 30, of Soldotna. Bird had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was arrested for false information and on her outstanding warrant and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. Additionally, troopers served a search warrant on Bird’s purse and located three different kinds of controlled substances. She was also charged with three counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances.

On Apr. 8 at 5:57 p.m., Kenai Police Department received a call from a local store, reporting that a male who is trespassed was currently on the premises. Officers responded to the store and contacted the suspect who was indeed trespassed. William E. Knackstedt, 61, of Kenai, was arrested for second-degree trespass and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 7 at 12:52 p.m., Kenai police responded to a call in the area of Beaver Loop Road, where the complainant’s family member had gone missing and many gunshots were heard in the area. Officers responded, located the missing person, and, after investigation, William E. Knackstedt, 61, of Kenai, was arrested for third-degree misconduct involving weapons and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 7 at 6:46 p.m., Kenai police responded to a call of a male harassing, banging, and yelling on the complainant’s front door. After arrival and investigation, Arthur W. Hirth, 56, of Soldotna, was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 7 at 8:19 p.m., a Kenai police officer made contact with a wanted person at a local business near the Kenai Spur Highway at Mile 11. Jessie G. Hunt, 29, of Kenai, was arrested on a $500 misdemeanor Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to comply with Alcohol Safety Action Program requirement on the original charge of driving under the influence, cash bail. Hunt was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 4 at 12:08 a.m., Kenai police responded to an address on Peninsula Avenue, following a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance. Officer investigation led to Kimberly D. Henry, 43 of Kenai, being issued two summonses to court for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

On Apr. 3 at about 11:00 p.m., Kenai police observed a man dancing in the roadway near the Kenai Spur Highway and Bridge Access Road intersection. When officers attempted to contact the subject, he ran. Officers were able to locate the male, William E. Kiefer, 26, of Anchorage, and investigation led to his arrest for disorderly conduct and probation violation. Kiefer was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on the charges.

On Apr. 1, at 10:07 a.m., Kenai police came into contact with an Eric Tallekpalek, 24, of Kenai. Tallekpalek admitted to consuming alcohol and provided a sample of his breath. Tallekpalek was arrested for violating his probation and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 1 at 6:59 p.m., Kenai police responded to a report from a local business regarding a male attempting to return items after having been previously trespassed from the property. Officers came into contact with a Robert J. Whitney, 36, of Kenai, who was issued a summons for second-degree trespass.

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