Public safety briefs for Feb. 14, 2020

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Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and contains arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

On Feb. 7 at 4:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft of fuel from an address on Chakok Road in Anchor Point. Investigation showed that Robert Carroll, 47, of Homer, and Tiffany Tesar, 27, of Homer, had stolen diesel fuel from a fuel drum on the property. Carroll and Tesar were contacted later in the day and given summonses to appear for first-degree criminal trespass and fourth-degree theft.

On Feb. 5 at 2:04 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on the Sterling Highway at Cape Ninilchik Avenue in Anchor Point. Investigation showed that Stacie Counts, 44, of Anchor Point, was driving a vehicle on Cape Ninilchik, when she failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with the Sterling Highway. The other driver was driving her vehicle on the Sterling Highway, approaching Cape Ninilchik Avenue, when Counts’s vehicle pulled out in front of her. The vehicles collided, causing significant damage to both vehicles. Further investigation showed that Counts was under the influence of controlled substances. She was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail on charges of driving under the influence, third-degree assault, and no vehicle insurance.

On Feb. 8 at 8:39 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Ichabod Road in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that Diane Baker, 64, of Kasilof, was impaired and driving with a revoked license. Baker was arrested for felony driving under the influence (two prior convictions within the last 10 years) and driving while license revoked. Baker refused to provide a breath sample for the Datamaster breath instrument and was additionally arrested for felony refusal. A search warrant was sought, granted, and executed at Central Peninsula Hospital, resulting in a legal draw of Baker’s blood. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 6 at 2:44 a.m., an off-duty Alaska State Trooper observed a male tampering with mailboxes in the Soldotna area. Troopers contacted the male, Earnest Linton, 33, of Anchorage, as well as a female passenger, Shannon Calvo, 29, of Anchorage, in Soldotna. Linton and Calvo were found to be in possession of a significant amount of open mail, including numerous documents containing sensitive financial information. Calvo was found to be on conditions of release in a pending Anchorage court case relating to fraud/theft. Both Calvo and Linton were additionally found to be in possession of controlled substances. The vehicle in which the two were contacted was found to have misused registration. Calvo was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on the charges of one count second-degree theft, two counts fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances, one count of opening or publishing contents of sealed letters, one count of improper use of evidence of registration, and one count of violating conditions of release. Linton was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on the charges of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, opening or publishing contents of sealed letters, second-degree theft, and improper use of evidence of registration. Upon remand, Calvo was found to be in possession of additional controlled substance. During continuing investigation into this case, a significant amount of mail, credit cards and financial instruments, and sensitive documents were located in the vehicle, as was an altered written financial instrument. Calvo was charged with the additional charges of one count of first-degree promoting contraband, 14 additional counts of second-degree theft, two counts of first-degree criminal impersonation, one count of fraudulent use of an access device, four counts of obtaining an access device by fraudulent means, one count of third-degree forgery, 43 counts of opening of publishing contents of sealed letters, and one count of fourth-degree theft. Linton was additionally charged with 13 counts of second-degree theft, four counts obtaining an access device by fraudulent means, 43 counts opening or publishing contents of sealed letters, and one count of fourth-degree theft. Hundreds of potential victims in several different cities have been identified. Alaska State Troopers, in conjunction with members of the United States Postal Service, are working diligently to identify potential victims and notify known victims relating to this case.

On Feb. 4, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Seward Post, cited Kevin W. Jackson, 50, of Seward, for not having a sport fishing license in possession when contacted fishing at Grouse Lake. Jackson was issued a $220 correctable citation in the Seward District Court.

UPDATE: On Feb. 9, Adam Roy Garrant, 30, of Soldotna, was arrested for tampering with physical evidence and third-degree theft (by receiving). Investigation revealed that he received the generator stolen from the burglary on Kalifornsky Beach Road from Jeremy Carroll and subsequently spray painted it in an attempt to prevent it from being identified as stolen property. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail, pending arraignment. Arrest warrants for Carroll were issued for the original charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree theft, tampering with physical evidence, and third-degree misconduct involving weapons. He remains out of custody. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to call Alaska State Troopers at (907) 262-4453.

UPDATE: On Jan. 27, Alaska State Troopers contacted the suspect vehicle in this burglary. Investigation identified Jeremy Scott Carroll, 31, of Anchorage, as being responsible for the burglary. Stolen property from this case as well as multiple other open burglary investigations, to include firearms, were recovered. Carroll has prior felony convictions for burglary and theft of a firearm. Charges were filed for two counts second-degree burglary and one count each of third-degree theft, third-degree misconduct involving weapons, and tampering with physical evidence. Arrest warrants were requested. Anyone with additional information regarding these cases, particularly anyone who may have had contact with Carroll regarding the purchase of any firearms, is asked to call Alaska State Troopers at 262-4453.

ORIGINAL: On Jan. 21 at 4:03 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported theft from a residence near Mile 4 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. It was reported that an unknown person had stolen a generator from a connex on the property. The generator was described as older, red and with a metal casing. The suspect vehicle was described as a late 90s or early 2000s silver pickup. This case is currently under investigation.

UPDATE: On Feb. 9 at 5:47 p.m., Alaska State Troopers arrested Adam R. Garrant, 30, of Soldotna, at a residence in Soldotna for first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, and third-degree criminal mischief for his involvement in the burglary. Garrant was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. An arrest warrant was issued by the Kenai Courts for two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree theft, third-degree criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools. Carroll has not been apprehended yet. Anyone with information regarding Carroll’s location is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 262-4453 or Crime Stoppers at (907) 283-8477. This investigation is continuing.

UPDATE: On Jan. 27, Alaska State Troopers contacted Jeremy S. Carroll, 31 of Anchorage, in his vehicle. Carroll was identified as being responsible for the burglary. During subsequent investigation, stolen property and burglary tools used to force entry to the residence and a safe inside were recovered. An arrest warrant for two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree theft, third-degree criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools was requested through the Kenai Courts. If you have information regarding this or other cases, please contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 262-4453 or Crime Stoppers at (907) 283-8477.

On Jan. 26 at 2:51 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Ceaderwood Avenue in Sterling for a report of a burglary. Investigation revealed that unknown person(s) entered the residence by force and stole items. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 262-4453 or Crime Stoppers at (907) 283-8477. This investigation is continuing.

On Feb. 20 at 10:45 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Holt Lamp Light Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Scott Alan Toloff, 57, of Nikiski, had two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court for violating a domestic violence protective order. Toloff was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $100 bail.

On Feb. 4, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Seward Post, contacted Romas Matiukas, 48, of San Francisco, California, after an investigation revealed he had obtained a 2019 resident duplicate low income license under a false claim of Alaska residency. Matiukas was issued a $320 citation in the Seward District Court for making a false statement on a license application.

On Feb. 10 at about 3:20 p.m., the Soldotna Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call stating that there had been an avalanche in the Cooper Lake area, and one snowmachiner had been buried. Seward based Alaska State Troopers responded. Witnesses on scene began immediate recovery efforts. The snowmachiner, later identified as Kekai Dang, 32, of Kasilof, was recovered about two hours after the avalanche and pronounced deceased on scene. Next of kin has been notified.

On Feb. 10 at 8:03 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a white 2013 Ford Explorer for failing to stop for a school bus with flashing red lights near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Sharkathmi Avenue. The driver was identified as Justice Roy, 18, of Sterling, who was issued a misdemeanor citation for failure to stop for a school bus with red lights and released.

On Feb. 9 at 12:57 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Entrada Drive in Sterling for a report of fraud. Investigation revealed that a 17-year-old juvenile fraudulently used an access device via a digital application. Further investigation revealed that the juvenile deleted the application to prevent law enforcement from discovering it. The juvenile was arrested and taken to the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility.

On Feb. 11, Alaska Wildlife and State Troopers arrested Laine Archuleta, 23, of Soldotna, for driving under the influence of controlled substances. Archuleta was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 9 at 9:08 pm., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Vine Avenue near Brentwood Street. Kenden Snook, 18, of Kasilof, was found to be in possession of marijuana, and the vehicle was not currently insured. Snook was issued criminal citations for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance in the sixth degree and for not having valid motor vehicle insurance and released. His vehicle was impounded.

On Feb. 7 at 11:50 a.m., Soldotna police contacted David Beaupre, 31, of Soldotna, and arrested him on an outstanding warrant. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Feb. 7 at 11:34 p.m., Soldotna police stopped to check on a vehicle in the ditch near Mile 92 of the Sterling Highway. Raven Staples, 40, of Kenai, was issued a municipal citation for driving while license revoked and released.

On Feb. 4 at 10:46 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Kobuk Street at Kobuk Court. Rocky Hatten, 44, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and endangering the welfare of a minor and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 31 at 9:19 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Kenai Spur Highway and Marydale Avenue. James Lynn, 36, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan 31 at 8:22 p.m., a Soldotna police officer saw Georgia Tackett, 41, of Kasilof, driving a vehicle on the Sterling Highway and knew that her driver’s license was revoked. The officer stopped Tackett near the Lover’s Lane intersection and arrested her for driving while license revoked and violating her court ordered conditions of release. Tackett was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Feb. 11, Scott A. Deboard, 23, of Kasilof was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and first-degree promoting contraband, stemming from a Jan. 2 case at a local business and was taken to Wildwood Correctional Facility. Additionally Kobie T. Talbott, 26, of Soldotna, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband.

On Feb. 10 at 1:51 a.m., Kenai police responded to a vehicle in the ditch on Beaver Loop Road. Zachary D. Cloud, 42, of Oregon was arrested for driving while under the influence and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 10 at 09:23 a.m., Kenai police responded to a report of a violation on Hutto Street. Andy Campos, 58, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 9, Brandon J. Saltenberger, 19, of Kenai was issued two summonses for fourth-degree theft, stemming from Jan. 16 and Jan. 29 theft cases from a local business.

On Feb. 9 at 9:42 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Three Bears. Sarah J. Whitaker, 26, of Kenai, was arrested for violating a domestic restraining order, stemming from a Jan. 28 case was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 8 at 12:16 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Swires Road. Bart A. Enberg, 67, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 8 at 05:13 a.m., Kenai police responded to a disturbance at a residence on North Gill Street. Beverly K. Toolie, 24, of Anchorage, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. Tracy K. Toolie, 25, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 7 at about 11:10 a.m. Kenai police responded to a business near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway on the report of a suspect in previous thefts being at the business. As a result of investigation, Natalie Albright, 45, of Soldotna, was issued two summonses for fourth-degree theft, one for a theft that occurred on Jan. 6, and the other for a theft that occurred Jan. 21.

On Feb. 7 at 1:16 p.m., Kenai police responded to the area of Linwood and Fox. After investigation, Troy J. Gehring, 49, of Nikiski was arrested for an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers $50 misdemeanor warrant for pretrial conference hearing on the original charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons and a $50 warrant for failur to appear for pretrial conference hearing on the original charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons and violating conditions of release.

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