Public safety briefs for Feb. 28, 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. 20 at 10:35 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Katrina Allen, 28, of Kenai, on a traffic stop in Soldotna. She was found to have four warrants for her arrest. She was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $2,200 bail.

On Feb. 15 at 11:43 a.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle at the Caribou Restaurant on Kalifornsky Beach Road for an equipment violation. The driver was identified ad Dominic Allen, 41, of Funny River. Investigation revealed that Allen’s license was suspended for points accumulation and that he had 12 prior convictions for driving while license suspended. He was also on conditions of release from a prior arrest for driving while license suspended in January. Allen was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Feb. 19 at 3:51 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a suspicious vehicle in Soldotna. Steven Jicha, 37, of Sterling and Karli Bell, 20, of Kenai, were contacted in the vehicle, both of whom were found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Jicha was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances. Bell was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on the charges of fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances and a petition to revoke probation.

On Feb. 21 at 12:07 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision at about Mile 90.5 on the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Cedric Kyle, 81, was driving a 2006 Dodge Dakota southbound with his wife Wilma Kyle, 83, on the Sterling Highway and lost control on the icy pavement and slid into the oncoming lane of travel. Jason Griner, 48, of Anchorage, was traveling northbound in a 2020 International tractor truck. Drivers were unable to avoid colliding. Mr. and Mrs. Kyle succumbed to their injuries on scene. Griner sustained minor injuries and was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital. Next of kin was notified.

On Feb. 21 at about 3:50 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a black 2000 Honda Accord in Soldotna. Andrew Jay Christensen, 46, of Anchorage, Julia Fine, 51, were contacted in the vehicle. Both were found to be in possession of controlled substances. After investigation, Christensen was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charges of fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances and a petition to revoke probation. Fine was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on the charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances.

On Feb. 23 at 9:31 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a report of a vehicle that had driven into the ditch near the intersection of Kalifornsky Beach Road and West Poppy Lane in Soldotna. After investigation, Willow L. King, 39, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Soldotna Alaska State Troopers for Datamaster processing, then taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 23 at 11:11 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance in the Clam Gulch area. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Leroy Harris, 62, of Clam Gulch, after he was found to have assaulted a family member. Leroy Harris was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail, pending arraignment.

On Feb. 24 at 9:27 p.m., Kenai police responded to a welfare check at the Kenai Airport. After investigation, Phillip Henry Jr., 41, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 23 at 7:51 p.m., Kenai police responded to the report of a disturbance near Marathon Road. After investigation, Robert W. Westover, 49, of Kenai, was arrested for first-degree unlawful contact, violating conditions of release, and resisting arrest and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 22 at 11:19 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Raven Street. After investigation, Dareius D. Copeland, 29, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 21 at 10:12 p.m., Kenai police responded to a residence in Soldotna for an ongoing investigation. Toni M. Murphy, 34, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 21 at 11:28 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop near Mile 8 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Alexandra E. Guthrie, 23, of Kenai, was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and for local charges of second-degree theft, obtaining an access device by fraudulent means, and fourth-degree theft.

On Feb. 20 at 4:29 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on Cedar Drive. Mark A. Smith, 24, of Kenai, was arrested for driving while license revoked and petition to revoke probation and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 24 at 9:27 p.m., Kenai police responded to a welfare check at the Kenai Airport. After investigation, Phillip Henry Jr., 41, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 23 at 7:51 p.m., Kenai police responded to the report of a disturbance near Marathon Road. After investigation, Robert W. Westover, 49, of Kenai, was arrested for first-degree unlawful contact, violating conditions of release, and resisting arrest and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 22 at 11:19 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Raven Street. After investigation, Dareius D. Copeland, 29, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 21 at 10:12 p.m., Kenai police responded to a residence in Soldotna for an ongoing investigation. Toni M. Murphy, 34, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 21 at 11:28 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop near Mile 8 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Alexandra E. Guthrie, 23, of Kenai, was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and for local charges of second-degree theft, obtaining an access device by fraudulent means, and fourth-degree theft. On Feb. 20 at 4:29 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on Cedar Drive. Mark A. Smith, 24, of Kenai, was arrested for driving while license revoked and petition to revoke probation and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 25 at 6:01 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report near Mile 153 of the Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. Investigation led to the arrest of Robert White, 27, of Anchor Point, after it was determined he was driving under the influence and violating his conditions of release from a previous driving under the influence conviction. White was taken to the Homer Jail on $250 bail.

On Feb. 26 at about 2:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Rhiannon Maudal-Fiscus, 34, of Nikiski, after she was observed walking on Island Lake Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Maudal-Fiscus had an outstanding arrest warrant on original charges of two counts of first-degree vehicle theft, third-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree theft. Maudal-Fiscus was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Feb. 26 at 5:46 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to Kenai after a report of a female, later identified as Laura A. McKenna, 29, of Kenai, who was refusing to remand to Wildwood Pretrial, in violation of her conditions of release. A check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) revealed that McKenna is on conditions of release for the original charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. McKenna was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Feb. 26 at 5:09 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a stolen snowmachine from the Midnight Sun Log Cabins in Moose Pass. The snowmachine is described as a red and black 2006 700cc Polaris Fusion, stolen sometime within the last two weeks. Investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453.

On Feb. 26 at 6:22 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash at Mile 18 on the Kenai Spur Highway. Investigation revealed that Danny Bachmeier, 28, of Nikiski, and Warren Johnson, 69, of Nikiski, were the drivers of the vehicles. Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene for impound. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. Further investigation revealed that Bachmeier did not have a valid license and did not have valid proof of insurance. Bachmeier was cited for both violations after a third party transported him to the hospital.

On Feb. 25 at about 9:00 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Meeks Street in Soldotna for a report of a firearm stolen from a vehicle. Investigation revealed that sometime around 12:30 a.m., a suspect entered a vehicle in the driveway of the residence and took a firearm before leaving the area in a small sedan. Anyone with information regarding this theft is urged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 262-4453 or CrimeStoppers.

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