Public safety briefs for February 19, 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. 16 at 1:02 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch near Mile 37 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Troopers arrived on scene and contacted the driver, Richard Dominick, 50, of Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Dominick had operated a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charge of driving under the influence, to be released on his own recognizance.

On Feb. 14 at 9:38 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Ford van. A passenger in the vehicle provided a false name and was eventually identified as Sarah Urdahl, 36, of Soldotna, who had an outstanding arrest warrant for violating conditions of release. Urdahl was arrested on her warrant and additional charges of false information and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Feb. 16 at 7:25 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a 911 call reporting a disturbance at a residence in Soldotna. Troopers responded to the residence to find that the suspect, Bryan Buikema, 29, of Soldotna, had fled the scene in a black 1998 Ford F-150. Investigation revealed that Buikema had assaulted a household member before fleeing the scene. Troopers were unable to locate Buikema. At this time, troopers are requesting a warrant for Buikema’s arrest for two counts of second-degree assault (domestic violence).

On Feb. 15 at 12:42 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a male in the neighborhood of Forest Lane in Soldotna violating his conditions of release. David Lovell, 55, of Sterling was contacted. Investigation revealed that Lovell had violated his conditions of release. Lovell was arrested and remanded on the charges of violating condition of release, violating a stalking order, and first-degree unlawful contact.

On Feb. 17 at 2:45 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received report of a disturbance in the area of Matanuska Street in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Victoria Bower, 25, of Soldotna, had recklessly caused physical injury to another person. Bower was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Feb. 16 at about 10:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Mile 3.5 Kenai Spur Highway on the report of a single-vehicle rollover. The driver, a 17-year-old, of Soldotna, and was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

On Feb. 17 at 11:49 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a 911 call for help from a Knackstedt Road residence in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Christopher Wilusz, 31, of Soldotna, had assaulted a neighbor by threatening him and his wife with a knife. Wilusz was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Feb. 18 at 5:56 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a suspicious vehicle parked in the Short Stop’s parking lot on Kalifornsky Beach and Poppy Lane. The passenger in the vehicle, Amy Birk, 28, of Soldotna, was actively smoking and in possession of heroin. Birk was issued a misdemeanor citation for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

On Feb. 18 at 3:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance at a Soldotna residence. During the investigation, it was determined that Chad Cunningham, 52, of Soldotna, was in violation of his conditions of release from a prior assault. Cunningham was in violation by being in the property. Cunningham was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, where he was held without bail.

On Feb. 7 at 10:24 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from a vehicle at the Jumping Junction parking lot. A laptop and a wallet were taken from a vehicle. Investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the theft, please contact the Soldotna troopers at 907-262-4453.

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