Public safety briefs for Dec. 8, 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 Dec. 3 at 5:13 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to Mile 6 of Funny River Road in Funny River for a report of a vehicle-versus-moose collision. Upon arrival, the driver of a silver 2011 Chevrolet Aveo was identified as David K. Lockett, 62, of Funny River. The vehicle was considered totaled, no injuries were reported, and Lockett declined medical attention. Lockett reported having been wearing his seat belt, and airbags were not deployed.

On Dec. 2 at about 7:30 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team was on patrol and contacted Kenneth Paxton Odor, 50, of Soldotna, who was driving a blue 2008 Ford Focus that was observed in the ditch. With the assistance of troopers, Odor’s vehicle was removed from the ditch. Investigation revealed that Odor had an outstanding no bail warrant for his arrest for failing to report to Probations / P.E.D. on the original charge of driving under the influence. Odor was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Dec. 4 at 1:47 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a vehicle in the ditch at Mile 105 on the Sterling Highway and contacted the driver, Dwight Davis, 70, of Kenai. After investigation found Davis to be driving while under the influence, he was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 4 at 7:45 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a single-vehicle rollover near Mile 53 of the Sterling Highway, near Cooper Landing. Investigation revealed that Robert Scott, 54, of Soldotna, was driving his Dodge SUV northbound when he left the roadway, causing the vehicle to roll onto its top in a body of standing water. Scott’s body was located in the vehicle, and he was declared deceased on scene by the Central Emergency Services Dive Team. Scott was the only occupant in the vehicle. Next of kin has been notified, and the body is being sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for examination. The vehicle was impounded on scene. Investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing.

On Dec. 4 at 11:23 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a vehicle break-in at the Manitoba Cabin Trailhead, located near Mile 48 of the Seward Highway. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect(s) broke out the front passenger side window of a white 2019 Chevy Silverado, opened the hood, disconnected the battery, and stole both headlights from the vehicle. Nothing was taken from inside the cab. The theft occurred sometime between 2:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453.

On Dec. 4, Kenai police arrested Travis A. George, 37, of Kenai, for first-degree sexual assault and third-degree assault domestic violence, stemming from an ongoing investigation. George was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 3 at 11:48 a.m., Kenai police responded to a theft complaint at a local business. Ashley N. Sandback, 37, of Kenai was issued a summons for third-degree theft.

On Dec. 5 at 12:03 p.m., after observing the driver of a maroon 1996 Chevrolet truck not wearing his seat belt, the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop near Mile 82 of the Sterling Highway and contacted Kenneth J. Sheppard, 54, of Sterling. Investigation revealed that Sheppard’s operator’s license is revoked for the original charge of driving under the influence. Sheppard was issued a misdemeanor citation with a mandatory court date for driving while license revoked.

On Dec. 5 at 6:29 p.m., after observing a red 2000 Dodge Truck traveling above the posted speed limit, the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop near Mile 75.5 of the Sterling Highway and contacted Robert Wayne Hughes, 47, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Hughes is currently a fugitive from justice from the State of California on the original charge of vehicle theft. California Law Enforcement and Intake were contacted, and the extradition of Hughes was confirmed. Hughes was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail and is awaiting extradition to California for the crime of vehicle theft.

On Dec. 5 at 11:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Treasure Chest Avenue in Kenai to attempt to contact a subject with an active warrant. While on scene, a subject fled into the woods. The subject, Travis Lindley, 19, of Soldonta, was contacted at a nearby residence. Lindley was not the original subject troopers were attempting to contact. Investigation revealed that Lindley had an active warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation on the original charge of petition to revoke probation. Lindley was arrested for the warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $1,000 bail.

On Dec. 5 at about 1:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an address on Grove Avenue in Soldotna for a tip on the whereabouts of Sheena Cundiff, 37, who had an outstanding warrant for her arrest for failing to appear for an omnibus hearing for an original charge of first-degree forgery. Cundiff was arrested without incident and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $1,500 bail.

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