Public safety briefs for February 26, 2019

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

On Feb. 25 at 8:23 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration on Moose Run Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle, Jacob Hunt, 32, of Nikiski, had warrants for criminal mischief, violating conditions of release, and vehicle theft. Hunt was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Feb. 25 at 10:57 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Marlene Avenue in Nikiski for report of an active disturbance. Investigation revealed that Allen Miranda, 32, of Nikiski, had committed an assault. He was also violating his probation. He was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and his probation violation and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial and without bail.

On Feb. 24 at 8:35 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Swanson Road in Sterling. Investigation revealed that the driver, Dylan Rink, 33, of Sterling, had an active warrant for failure to appear. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 25 at about 11:50 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance on Comic Circle in Anchor Point. An investigation showed that Nicole Katelnikoff, 24, of Anchor Point, had committed an assault and damaged property at the residence. Katelnikoff was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail.

On Feb. 23 at about 5:30 p.m., after all other options were exhausted, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, had to dispatch a cow moose that was caught in a coyote snare on Upper Cohoe Lake in Kasilof. The cow was pregnant and had aborted its calf due to being in distress while in the snare. The cow was donated to charity. The snares did not have breakaways installed, which is not a violation. Troopers contacted the trappers involved, who removed the rest of their snares to install breakaways. Trappers are reminded that breakaways can save moose from being killed or injured unnecessarily. More information is available at:

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