Public safety briefs for Aug. 20, 2019

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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 Aug. 12 at about 9:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Mile 152 of the Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. Investigation revealed that Christopher Raymond Dubbe, 35, of Anchor Point, was driving with a revoked license with prior convictions. Dubbe was issued a misdemeanor court citation and released on scene.

On Aug. 13 at 4:25 p.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near Mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Investigation revealed that Cody Scroggins, 25, of Nikiski, was driving on a revoked license and that he had one previous conviction for driving while license revoked from 2015 and was also on probation. Scroggins was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Probations later added a charge of petition to revoked probation, and Scroggins was held without bail.

On Aug. 8, Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle driven by Ivan Usoltseff, 41, of Nikolaevsk, on the North Fork Road. Investigation revealed that Usoltseff’s license is revoked for a felony driving under the influence conviction and its also suspended for failure to pay child support. Usoltseff did not have motor vehicle insurance, and the car had not been registered since 2012. He was arrested and taken to Homer Jail.

On Aug. 14 at 3:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near West Poppy Lane and Poppywood Street. Investigation revealed that driver James Segura, 44, of Kenai, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for violating conditions of release. Segura was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Aug. 10, Ryan Fisher, 42, of Seward, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Seward Post, for sportfishing without a valid 2019 sport fish license in his possession. Bail was set at $220 in Seward District Court.

On Aug. 14 at 1:12 a.m., Soldotna police responded to Taco Bell for a male passed-out on the sidewalk. Douglas Durst, 23, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Aug. 10 at 7:36 a.m., Soldotna police responded to Swiftwater Park for a disturbance involving an intoxicated female. Kassidy Oder, 19, of Kenai, was arrested for fifth-degree criminal mischief and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. Oder was also issued a citation for minor consuming alcohol.

On Aug. 9 at 2:46 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Mackey Lake Road. The driver, Branderlyn Gage, 25, of Ketchikan, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $20,000 bail. A passenger, Amberly Miller, 26, of Palmer, was arrested on outstanding warrants and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $100 bail.

On Aug. 8 at 5:06 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near the Kenai Spur Highway after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report was received. Jesse Waltemyer, 36, of Soldotna, was arrested for felony driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked, and driving in violation of a limited license and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Aug. 15 at 12:35 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were patrolling on Tustumena Lake Road, when a silver Ford Fiesta was observed to be traveling toward the trooper in the trooper’s lane of travel. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle, and the driver was identified as Carl Bowman, 62, of Kasilof. Investigation revealed that Bowman was under the influence of alcohol and was on conditions of release for a pending driving under the influence charge from Aug. 4. He was arrested for driving under the influence and violating conditions of release.

On Aug. 14 at about 11:00 p.m., Alaska State Trooper stopped a gray 1986 Ford pickup near Mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Highway for equipment violations. After investigation, Zachary Lee Yandell, 34, of Kenai was issued misdemeanor citations for driving while license suspended and operating a vehicle without liability insurance.

On Aug. 12 at 10:24 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a white 2000 GMC Sonoma and a moose at Mile 129 of the Sterling Highway. The vehicle left the scene of the accident. Troopers followed the antifreeze-and-oil trail on the road to a residence in Clam Gulch and located the vehicle. Investigation revealed that Leslie Christensen, 43, of Clam Gulch was the driver of the vehicle. Christensen was determined to have been under the influence of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle. She also failed to report that she had hit a moose immediately after hitting the moose, causing the moose to die. She was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of driving under the influence and failure to salvage game meat, furs, and hides.

On Aug. 13, Mark Siefert, 67, of Wasilla, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for not having a fishing license in possession when contacted fishing. Bail was set at $220 in Seward Court.

On Aug. 10, Robert Stamm, 66, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for not having a fishing license in possession when contacted fishing. Bail was set at $220 in Seward Court.

On Aug. 10, Christopher Emond, 55, of Palmer, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for having an over limit of pelagic “black” rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $160 in Seward Court.

On Aug. 4, Bruce Pearson, 57, of Wasilla, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for sportfishing with more than one line in the water. Fleming was observed fishing with two fishing poles in Resurrection Bay. Bail was set at $120 in Seward Court.

On Aug. 4, Vaughn Goodwin, 37, of Wasilla, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for sportfishing with more than one line in the water. Fleming was observed fishing with two fishing poles in Resurrection Bay. Bail was set at $120 in Seward Court.

On Aug. 3, Michael Oubari, 34, of Eagle River, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for having an over limit of non-pelagic “silvergray” rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $180 in Seward Court.

On Aug. 2, Tim Lethlean, 36, of Wasilla, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an undersized lingcod in Resurrection Bay. Smith retain a 31 inch long lingcod. The minimum is 35 inches long. The lingcod was seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $170 in Seward Court.

On Aug. 1, Peter Dykstra 77 of Wasilla, Alaska, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an undersized lingcod in Resurrection Bay. Smith retained a 18.5 inch long lingcod. The minimum is 35 inches long. The lingcod was seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $170 in Seward Court.

On Aug. 1, Cary Taylor, 51, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for not having a fishing license in possession when contacted fishing. Bail was set at $220 in Seward Court.

On July 28, Valerij Morochin, 56, of St. Lemont, Illinois, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for not having a fishing license in possession when contacted fishing. Bail was set at $220 in Seward Court.

On July 28, Wilbur Graves, 52, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for sportfishing with more than one line in the water. Fleming was observed fishing with two fishing poles in Resurrection Bay. Bail was set at $120 in Seward Court.

On Aug. 15 at 6:27 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to Mile 102 of the Sterling Highway to a report of a collision involving two vehicles. Investigation revealed that the driver of a white 2013 Volkswagen Bug had left the scene without exchanging driver information prior to trooper arrival. The driver who left the scene was later identified as Jennifer Nicole Worman, 35, of Sterling. The other involved vehicle was identified as a maroon 1993 Toyota Camry, operated by Bailuy A. Berger, 18, of Soldotna. Berger was traveling southbound on the Sterling Highway, making a left turn near Mile 102, when her vehicle was rear-ended by Worman. Worman was contacted in Sterling and an check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network revealed that her license is revoked. Worman was interviewed, arrested, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of driving while license revoked and failing to give immediate notice of a collision. She was released on her own recognizance.

Goat Mountain Fatal Plane Crash, UPDATE: The identities of the deceased in this crash have been confirmed. They are Charles Weimer, 31, of Girdwood; David Osborn, 60, of Girdwood; Karl Erickson, 55, of Girdwood; Paul Wiley, 37, of Superior, Arizona. Next of kin have been notified.

On Aug. 17 at 12:07 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Gerber Court in Kasilof for reports of a disturbance. Investigation revealed that Richard Price, 29, of Kasilof, had recklessly placed two family members in fear of imminent physical injury and that Price had operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Price was arrested for two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and for driving under the influence and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Aug. 16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued James Vanderwall, 39, of Ninilchik, a summons for taking a bull moose in Game Management Unit 15C, near Ninilchik, during a closed season. A mandatory court date was set for Aug. 21 in Homer Court.

On Aug. 16 at about 12:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers Dispatch received a report of a home invasion in progress. Troopers responded to a beach residence in Ninilchik and located Rocky Truesdell, 39, of Ninilchik, and Ashley Bussanich, 24, of Washington, inside the basement of the residence. Investigation revealed that the couple had attempted to gain access to the home through a bedroom window. The homeowner was in the room at the time. The couple moved toward a door. However the homeowner was able to get to the door and lock it as the couple tried to open it. Both parties were arrested for first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault and were taken to the Homer Jail.

On Aug. 13 at about 12:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers Dispatch received a report of animal cruelty, and troopers responded to a residence in Ninilchik. Investigation revealed that in July, Kenneth Kvasnikoff, 49, of Ninilchik, killed a puppy by repeatedly shooting it with an air rifle and striking multiple times with a blunt object. Kvasnikoff was already in custody on separate charges at the time and was arraigned on the charges of animal cruelty and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) the next day.

On Aug. 16 at 11:06 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a male lying on the ground near Mile 7.2 of the Hope Highway with a gunshot wound to his legs. LifeMed was contacted and provided the male transportation to Providence Alaska Medical Center for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. Investigation is currently ongoing. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453.

On Aug. 18 at 1:09 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a man stuck in a hole following a disturbance at a Kasilof residence. The male was extricated from the hole without injury. Mark Kreidenweis, 69, and Jeremy Hawk, 48, were contacted. After investigation, Hawk was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charge of violating conditions of release. Kreidenweis was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on the charge of second-degree harassment.

On Aug. 17 at about 8:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of three stranded boaters on 20 Mile River, about six miles north of the Seward Highway. The three stranded people were identified as Megan Peters, 37, of Anchorage, Chandra Burbage, 48, of Anchorage, and Christopher Dennison, 48, of Anchorage. Investigation revealed that their boat broke down and, while attempting to repair the issue, someone was injured. The Alaska Air National Guard (AKANG) was contacted and responded to the location. At about 11:30 p.m., AKANG arrived at Alaska Regional Hospital with Peters and Burbage. Dennison decided to stay on scene with the boat. Dennison made his own arrangements to get the boat removed from the scene with the assistance of his friends the following morning.

On Aug. 17 at 9:13 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a blue Toyota Tacoma pickup in the area of Funny River Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Roman Freeman, 38, of Anchorage, had operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Freeman was arrested for driving under the influence and subsequently also charged with third-degree assault and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Aug. 12 at 2:47 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Dorothy Road in Kasilof. While at the residence, contact was made with David Wayne Pine, 40, of Kasilof. Investigation revealed that Pine had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of driving while license revoked. Pine was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $500 bail.

On Aug. 18 at 8:36 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call for help with a civil issue. Investigation determined that Gregory Steele, 31, of Kenai, had burned various items belonging to a family member because of a disagreement. The estimated value of the items was near $10,000. Steele was later contacted and arrested without incident for third-degree criminal mischief and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Aug. 18 at 12:48 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to residence on Happy Lane in Nikiski for a report of a disturbance after-the-fact. Investigation revealed that Karl T. Buchholz, 27, of Nikiski, placed a another person in imminent fear of physical injury by his conduct. Buchholz was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Aug. 17, Alaska Wildlife and State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had been called in as a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) complaint near Soldotna. Troopers identified the driver of the vehicle as Sheena Demaris, 36, of Soldotna and determined that she was impaired by controlled substances. She was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for driving under the influence and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

On Aug. 16 at 10:01 a.m., Kenai police were called to the area of Beaver Loop and Bridge Access Road after receiving reports of a suspicious male in the area. Upon arrival, Kenai police contacted William E. Knackstedt, 62, of Kenai. After investigation, Knackstedt was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Aug. 16 at 10:02 p.m., Kenai police made contact with Robert W. Westover, 48, of Kenai, who was arrested on a warrant for failure to comply on original charges of theft and violating conditions of release.

On Aug. 15 at 12:03 p.m., Kenai police contacted a wanted person at a business near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Brian J. Mohr, 57, of Utah, was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers $100 warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of disorderly conduct (creating a hazardous condition).

On Aug. 15 at 10:26 a.m., Kenai police contacted two suspects involved in an ongoing drug investigation at a residence near Mile 9 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Nathan J. Conner, 42, of Kenai, was arrested for second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance conspiracy, second-degree, third-degree and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and violating conditions of release. Melody A. Miller, 34, of Kenai, was arrested for second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance conspiracy, second-degree and third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance conspiracy. Both Conner and Miller were taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 14 at 12:51 a.m., Kenai police responded to a residence on Wildwood Pretrial Drive for a report of a disturbance. Jerad Davison, 36, of Kenai, was arrested for second-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 14 at 7:09 a.m., Kenai police responded to a residence on Wildwood Pretrial Drive at a report of someone who had just been run over by a vehicle. Carolyn M. Crist, 27, of Kenai, was arrested for domestic violence third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, and a domestic violence restraining order violation and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 13 at about 6:00 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near Mile 9.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway and contacted Tamsen L. Brewer, 35, of Kenai, who was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 13 at about 9:00 p.m., the Kenai police received a report that a vehicle was swerving all over the roadway. Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on that vehicle near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway and contacted Kyle D. Harvey, 33, of Clam Gulch, who was arrested for driving under the influence and driving while license revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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