Public safety briefs for April 12, 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. 9 at 12:44 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of male who was trespassing at local businesses and had stolen from one of the businesses. Troopers located Anthony Larocca, 50, of Soldotna, nearby. Larocca was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of second-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree criminal trespass, and fourth-degree theft.

On Apr. 9 at 9:41 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of an ATV theft from a residence in the Bernice Lake Road area of Nikiski. Investigation revealed that sometime over the last day, a red 1994 Suzuki 285 ATV had been stolen from a residence. The case is under investigation.

On Apr. 7 at 8:01 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a single-vehicle accident near Mile 33 of the Seward Highway. Investigation revealed that the driver, Shane Keller, 26, of Anchorage, was impaired by alcohol. Additionally, a check of Keller’s status showed that he had two active arrest warrants, as well as two prior driving under the influence convictions within the preceding 10 years, and he was on conditions of release for an open criminal case. Keller was taken to the Seward jail without bail, pending arraignment, for his arrest warrants and for one count of felony driving under the influence and one count of violating conditions of release.

On Apr. 10 at 10:35 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted several occupants at a residence off Thunder Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that two of the occupants had outstanding warrants for their arrest. Arnold Franklin Sipes, 28, of Nikiski, and Amber Lynn Erickson, 32, of Nikiski, were arrested. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Sipes was remanded without bail on four warrants, with original charges of failure to appear for trial call for second-degree theft, first-degree criminal trespass, third-degree criminal mischief, violating conditions of release, and failure to appear for a felony charge. Erickson was remanded without bail (five days to serve) for failure to contact Wildwood for remand on original charges of driving under the influence and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

On Apr. 10 at 2:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a black 1991 Chevrolet S10 for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed that a passenger, Kimberly E. Payne, 26, of Soldotna, had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of driving while license revoked. Payne was arrested for the warrant and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $500 bail.

On Apr. 8 at 9:27 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a red 2003 Chevrolet Impala for moving and equipment violations near Jones Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Charles G. Duipuis, 38, of Soldotna, displayed a license plate belonging to another vehicle on his vehicle. Further investigation revealed his driver’s license was revoked for driving while license revoked. Duipuis was issued citations for improper use of plates, driving while license suspended, and failure to show proof of Insurance. Duipuis’ vehicle was released to a responsible driver, and he was released from the scene.

On Apr. 10 at 1:28 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance on Vonda Street, in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Jessie Graham, 24, of Soldotna, had assaulted another male by threatening him with a rifle. Graham was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Apr. 10 at about 4:30 p.m., Anchor Point Alaska State Troopers responded to reported assault after-the-fact in the village of Port Graham. Investigation revealed that John Ardenia, 42, of Port Graham, had assaulted another resident of the home. Ardenia was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail.

On Apr. 10 at 10:57 p.m., Soldotna police received a report of a female causing damage to a vehicle at a residence on Columbine Street and then leaving in a vehicle. Officers later located the vehicle near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Feuding Lane. Elaine M. Ricketts, 54, of Kenai, was arrested for felony driving under the influence of alcohol and fifth-degree criminal mischief. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Apr. 4 at 5:04 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Kalifornsky Beach Road near the Sterling Highway. Randy Wise, 49, of Kenai, was issued a criminal citation for misuse of plates and released.

On Apr. 3, Soldotna police received a complaint involving a baggie of methamphetamine that fell out of a person’s pocket while they were at a local business. Investigation led to Amy S. Birk, 28, of Soldotna, being issued a criminal citation for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and released.

On Apr. 11 at 3:15 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers stopped a red Jeep being operated by Scott Jezorski, 27, of Soldotna, who was known to have an active warrant for his arrest. Jezorski was arrested without incident and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the warrant, which was for two counts of second-degree theft. He was held on $1,000 bail.

On Apr. 11 at 3:54 a.m., Brittney Fattore, 29, of Seward, was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on two outstanding arrest warrants. One of the warrants was for failing to post bail on original charges of fourth-degree assault, fifth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful contact, and violating conditions release, with $500 bail. The second warrant was for failing to post bail on original charges of driving under the influence and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, also with $500 bail.

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