Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement and public safety records and includes arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.
On Mar. 31, a routine records check on Jennifer M. Gadola, 33, of Anchor Point, resulted in her arrest on an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of violating conditions of release, bail revoked. Gadola was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.
On Mar. 31 at 12:17 p.m., Kenai police responded to a call from a local business regarding a wanted suspect. Officers came into contact with Mike Sandback, 36, of Soldotna, who was arrested on Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrants for violating conditions of release, larceny failure to appear indictment for two counts of burglary, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree theft, and possession of burglary tools.
On Mar. 31 at 12:53 a.m., Kenai police came into contact with Anthony D. Bonawitz, 40, of Kenai, who was arrested for fail to comply with sex offender registration requirements and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On Mar. 29 at 6:09 p.m., Kenai police responded to a dispute on First Street. Investigation led to the arrest of David D. Allen, 34, of Kenai, on a charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). Allen was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On Mar. 29 at 9:36 p.m., Kenai Police were advised of a theft from a business near the Kenai Spur Highway and Bridge Access Road. Officers responded, with the assistance of the Alaska State Troopers and their K9 Donna. A track was started with the K9, which lead to the apprehension of Jordon B. Wik, 55, of Nikiski, who was arrested on a charge of fourth-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. A routine records check on Wik resulted in his remand on two outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrants, one for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of fourth-degree theft $250 bail, and the second, a $250 warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of second-degree criminal trespass, $250 bail.
On Apr. 1, Alaska State Troopers responded to a shoplifting call at Save U More in Soldotna. During the investigation, troopers contacted Justin Bachmeier, 25, of Nikiski, and Malissa Percival, 30, of Kenai. After investigation, Bachmeier and Percival were arrested on theft charges and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Bachmeier was remanded on charges of fourth-degree theft and violating probation. Percival was remanded on a charge of third-degree theft.
On Mar. 6 at about 12:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Anchor Point received a report that a 14-year-old female had had sexual relations with a 22-year-old male. The girl’s mother reported finding out about the relationship and confronting the girl, who admitted to the sexual relationship. The male was identified as Ethan Koch, 22, of Homer. As a result of interviews and investigation, troopers identified a total of three females, ages 14-15, with whom Koch had engaged in sexual relations. An arrest warrant was issued for Koch out of the Homer Court, with bail for the warrant set at $10,000 and court-approved third-party. On Apr. 1, Seward troopers located Koch and arrested him on the outstanding warrant. Koch was taken to the Seward Jail on five counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
On Mar. 27 at 5:21 p.m., after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) complaint was received, Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Highway near Marydale Avenue. Miranda L. Endresen, 26, of Kenai, was found to be driving with a revoked license and without insurance. She was issued criminal citations and released.
On Mar. 22 at 3:33 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a disturbance at a residence on Liebrock Circle. Officers contacted David Willis, 34, of Anchorage, who was found to be in possession of a pistol that had been reported stolen in Anchorage in 2017. Willis was arrested for second-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.
On Mar. 21 at 1:12 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Soldotna High School for a student in possession of an electronic smoking device that possibly contained concentrated marijuana. Officers contacted Cassandra S. Haeg, 18, of Soldotna, and found her to be in possession of the smoking device and concentrated marijuana. Haeg was arrested for third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.
On Mar. 21 at 4:42 p.m., Soldotna police contacted Shawn Rodgers, 37, of Soldotna, near the intersection of Marydale Avenue and Binkley Street. Rodgers was found to be in possession of heroin and was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $500 bail.
On Apr. 3 at 2:22 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted two vehicles at the end of Browns Lake Road, off Funny River Road. Investigation revealed that one of the four individuals present, Logan Ward, 37, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Ward was arrested without incident and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $250 bail.
On Apr. 3 at 10:05 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle collision on Kalifornsky Beach Road near Judy Lynn Lane. Troopers arrived on scene and contacted the drivers of both vehicles, one of which was entrapped. Investigation revealed that Julianne Barnes, 34, of Soldotna, was driving a Chevy Suburban when she crashed into the back of a Ford F150, driven by Thomas McCray, 64, of Soldotna. Both drivers were injured and taken to Central Peninsula Hospital. Barnes was charged with negligent driving. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash. However, the operation of a cell phone is believed to have been a factor. The investigation is ongoing.