Public safety briefs for February 14, 2019

Public safety briefs for February 14, 2019

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement and public safety records and includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

On Feb. 12 at about 11:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Calla Lilly Court in Soldotna for report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed that Chad Cunningham, 52, of Soldotna, had assaulted a female. Cunningham was contacted about two miles away in his vehicle. Further investigation revealed that Cunningham was driving while impaired. Cunningham was arrested and charged with domestic violence fourth-degree assault, fifth-degree criminal mischief, and driving under the influence and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, investigated a report of someone having dumped a moose gut pile, head, hooves, and hide on Deniigi Way in Sterling, off Kenai Keys Road. Anyone with information on the origins of the suspect moose gut pile is encouraged to call the Soldotna Wildlife Troopers at 907-262-4573 or Alaska Wildlife Safeguard at 1-800-478-3377, where callers can remain anonymous.

On Feb. 11 at 10:55 p.m., Soldotna police received a report of a disturbance that had occurred earlier in the evening at a residence on Shady Lane. Investigation led to the arrest of Derek Williams, 29, of Soldotna, for third-degree assault and first-degree harassment. Williams was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Feb. 9 at 12:36 a.m., Soldotna police responded to the Central Peninsula Hospital for a trespassing complaint. Philip Fabinski, 61, of Kenai, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 6 at 12:28 a.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Tern Circle for a disturbance. Suzanne Ackerman, 31, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and violating her court-ordered conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Feb. 13 At 10:54 p.m., a Kenai police officer conducted a traffic stop near Highbush Lane on a vehicle that briefly eluded the officer. After stopping the vehicle, contacting the driver, and further investigation, Jason W. Ireland, 42, of Kenai, was arrested for felony driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 12 at 11:39 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a disturbance between a male and female at a residence. Officers arrived, contacted both parties involved and, after investigation, Russell L. Hanson, 34, of Kenai, was arrested for third-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 11 at 8:48 p.m.. Kenai police received a report of suspicious activity in a vehicle at a local business. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and spoke to the occupants. After investigation, Carisa D. Rodriguez, 43, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 11 at 7:42 p.m., Kenai police received a report about an individual who was in a local business and who had previously been trespassed. Officers arrived, contacted the individual and, after confirming the advisement, Joseph Chikoyak, 44, of Kenai, was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal trespass, concealment of merchandise, and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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