Public safety briefs for April 16, 2019

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Public safety briefs for April 16, 2019

Information 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. 11 at 9:05 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a pickup for following too closely near Mile 89 of the Sterling Highway in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Zachary Taylor Johnson, 20, of Soldotna was impaired by alcohol and on felony probation, with a condition not to consume alcohol. Johnson was arrested for driving under the influence and violating probation. He was also cited for following too closely, minor operating after consuming alcohol, and minor consuming alcohol and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Apr. 10, an Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigation revealed that Melody Wallace, 43, of Seward, failed to report her harvest for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game caribou registration hunt RC562. Wallace was issued a citation for failure to report.

On Apr. 6 at 5:17 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on Matanuska Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that the driver, Savanna Enix, 33, of Soldotna, had an active warrant and was on conditions of release. She was arrested on the warrant and charged with no motor vehicle insurance and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 1, Alaska Wildlife Troopers were notified about wildlife violations committed by Nu Xiong , 27, of Anchorage, on his YouTube channel. The investigation revealed a video of Xiong taking grouse on Mystery Creek Road in Cooper Landing. In the video, Xiong is seen step out of his vehicle and shooting down the center of Mystery Creek road on multiple occasions. On Apr. 8, Alaska Wildlife Troopers submitted charging documents to the Kenai Court. Xiong was charged with 20 counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon in the fourth degree, possession of illegally taken game, and failure to salvage a small game animal. A summons was requested for Xiong.

On Apr. 12 at 2:05 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an address off Funny River Road in Soldotna on the report of a disturbance. Carl Anasogak, 49, of Soldotna, was contacted during the investigation. Anasogak was found to have driven a vehicle into the ditch while under the influence of alcohol. After he was arrested, he refused to provide a breath sample. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charges of driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test, with bail set at $1,000.

On Apr. 12 at about 9:50 a.m., multiple callers reported to Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna that a single vehicle had left the roadway at Mile 39 of the Sterling Highway and flipped onto its side. The driver, Jorge Noriega, 25, of Anchorage, and passenger, Rafael Noriega, 30, of Anchorage, were both taken to local hospitals with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The Sterling Highway was closed for about one hour to allow for a Medevac helicopter to operate in the area. The men’s family has been notified.

On Apr. 13 at about 4:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Seward received a report of a possible drunk driver at Mile 48 of the Seward Highway. Investigation revealed that Oscar Perry, 28, of Anchorage, was driving under the influence of alcohol, had a revoked driver’s license, and was driving in violation of his ignition interlock device. Perry was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail on $500 bail.

On Apr. 11 at 1:21 p.m., Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary after-the-fact at a residence in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that the residence had been burglarized and a vehicle had been stolen. On Apr. 12, troopers located the vehicle in Kenai and identified the driver as Andy Campos, 57, of Kenai. Further investigation found that Campos had forged a document in an attempt to lease the property to an unsuspecting tenant. Campos was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail for first-degree vehicle theft, first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree forgery, and obtaining a signature by deception.

On Apr. 13 at 9:02 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge pickup in Nikiski. Joshua Townsend-D’Amico, 32, of Nikiski, was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol with a young child in the vehicle. Townsend-D’Amico was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charges of driving under the influence and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. He was released on his own recognizance.

On Apr. 14 at 7:49 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to R&R Auto on KB Drive in Soldotna for a report of a burglary. Investigation revealed that unknown person(s) entered the business by force and attempted to steal items. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information relating to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 262-4453 or Crime Stoppers at (907) 283-8477.

On Apr. 14 at 5:41 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Helgeson Avenue in Soldotna for a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report of a Buick passenger car traveling all over the road. The vehicle was located, and investigation resulted in the arrest of Leeta Ruth Toshavik, 36, of Soldotna, for driving under the influence. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

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