Public safety briefs for February 21, 2019

Public safety briefs for February 21, 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. 19 at 8:55 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Sandpiper Lane in Kenai for an investigation. Investigation revealed that Travis W. Lindley, 18, Kenai, had two active warrants for his arrest. He was arrested for the warrants and taken to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $3,000 bail.

On Feb. 19 at 12:36 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a possible assault that had occurred at a residence in Nikiski. Troopers met with the victims, and investigation revealed that Gerald Leavitt, 23, of Nikiski had assaulted them. Leavitt was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Feb. 19 at 7:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received report of an active disturbance outside a residence on Burton Drive in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that Suzi Hutchins, 25, of Kasilof, had assaulted a male. Hutchins was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Feb. 20 at 12: 18 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Aspen Hotel for a trespassing complaint. Officers contacted Philip J. Fabinski, 61, of Kenai, arrested him for violating his court-ordered conditions of release, and took him to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Fabinski was also issued a municipal citation for criminal trespass.

On Feb. 17 at 1:28 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Warehouse Drive, after the vehicle nearly struck a patrol car. Kristen Bornowski, 30, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 15 at 10:18 a.m., Soldotna police responded to Safeway for a report of a person concealing merchandise. Officers contacted Alicia Ridge, 28, of Kenai, who was walking around the store, eating deli food with no means to pay for the items. Ridge initially provided false information to officers and was found to have current court ordered conditions of release. Ridge was arrested for violating her conditions of release, fourth-degree theft, concealment of merchandise, and false information, then taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 15 at 10:59 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Highway near Mile 6. The driver, Adam D. Dotson, 35, of Kenai, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $5,000 bail.

On Feb. 20 at 7:34 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received report of a disturbance in the area of Jennifer Drive in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Nick Sacaloff, 34, of Soldotna, had committed an assault. Sacaloff was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Feb. 18 at 11:15 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received report of a man trespassing on his neighbor’s property. Troopers responded to an address off Dorothy Drive to contact the suspect, Aaron Heckle, 40, of Kenai. Investigation revealed that Heckle had a $500 warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of no insurance. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $500 bail.

On Feb. 18 at 11:02 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business after a report on an individual with a warrant for his arrest and contacted James J. Emerson, 39, of Nikiski. State records confirmed that Emerson had an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation on the original charge of petition to revoke probation for technical violation, no bail, may not be released without conditions.

On Feb. 18 at 4:25 p.m., Kenai police following up on a prior shoplifting report contacted Heather E. Hoke, 24, of Kenai. After investigation, Hoke was issued a summons for third-degree theft and released from the scene.

On Feb. 17 at about 6:50 a.m., Kenai police were called to a residence after a report of an assault. After investigation, Canaan C. Fischer-Nelson, 19, of Kenai, was arrested for first-degree assault (domestic violence), two counts of second-degree assault (domestic violence), two counts of third-degree assault (domestic violence), and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 17 at 12:12 a.m., Kenai police received a report of a vehicle that had struck a tree in the parking lot of a local hotel. Officers arrived and contacted the occupants of the vehicle. After investigation, Dixie L. Meeks, 31, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 16 at 5:02 p.m., Kenai police received a report of possible theft from a local business. Officers arrived and spoke with the parties involved. After investigation, Carol E. Tovar, 33, of Girdwood, was arrested, charged with third-degree theft, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 16 at 3:44 p.m., Kenai police responded to a minor motor vehicle collision in a parking lot of a local business. After investigation, Shirley Lindquist, 48, of Kenai, was issued a summons to court for failure to insure vehicle and released at the scene.

On Feb. 15 at 10:34 a.m., Kenai police received a report about a possibly intoxicated male stumbling around near a local business. After arriving on scene. officers contacted the male, Jerald A Holweger, 51, of Soldotna, who was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 15 at 11:01 p.m., Kenai police responded to a report that a female was causing a disturbance and not leaving the complainant’s business. The female was contacted by officers, and Ivory J. Trenton, 27, of Nikiski, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 14 at 8:08 p.m., Kenai police received a call about a male who was in a local business from which he had been trespassed. Officers responded and contacted the male, Philip J. Fabinski, 61, of Fairbanks. After investigation, Fabinski was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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