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Public safety briefs for Jan. 10, 2021

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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 Jan. 1 at 3:19 p.m., Soldotna AST received a report of a disturbance at a business in Kenai. Investigation revealed that Michael Hughes, 21, of Soldotna, and Robert Hughes, 48, of Soldotna, assaulted a male adult who had been a previous household member. Michael and Robert were both arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On Jan. 1 at 10:08 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop near Mile 89 of the Sterling Highway for a moving violation. Investigation revealed that the driver, Shayla Reid, 30, of Kenai, was impaired by and in possession of controlled substances. Shannon Walker, 60, of Sterling, a passenger, was found in possession of a controlled substance. Robert Backstrom, 38, of Soldotna, a passenger, was discovered to have a warrant for his arrest. Reid was arrested for driving under the influence and fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances. Walker was arrested for fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances and violating conditions of release from a prior drug arrest. Backstrom was arrested for the warrant. All three were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 29 at 7:56 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a suspicious vehicle in Soldotna and contacted Lisa Bevin, 39, of Kenai, and Garrett Tikka, 28, of Soldotna. Investigation found Bevin and Tikka to be in possession of suspected heroin and methamphetamines. Bevin and Tikka were both on conditions of release. Bevin was arrested for violating conditions of release and two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Tikka was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for a suspected overdose. Troopers later requested an arrest warrant for Tikka for violating conditions of release and two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances.

On Jan. 5, Alaska State Troopers received a report that Robert Antila, 52, of Soldotna, violated a protective order. Investigation revealed he violated the protective order twice. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 5 at 11:18 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team observed a blue 2006 Chevrolet Silverado perform a turn in a reckless manner, drifting the vehicle onto Wells Way from the Kenai Spur Highway. A traffic stop was conducted, and, after investigation, Montana James Landess, 24, of Ninilchik, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for Datamaster processing. Landess was remanded into Wildwood Pretrial on charges of driving under the influence and, after a pistol was located in the driver’s side door, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons.

On Dec. 28 at 10:14 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Warehouse Drive. Kaleigh Fisher, 31, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 26 at 10:43 a.m., Soldotna police responded to a report of a male breaking into a building on Tyee Street. Officers arrived on scene and contacted Jon-Tomas Sullivan, 33, of Anchorage, inside the building. Sullivan was arrested for first-degree criminal trespass in the first degree, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and violating his court-ordered conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Dec. 25 at 2:22 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle near Mile 91.5 of the Sterling Highway. A passenger in the vehicle, Anthony Fabiano, 36, of Nikiski, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $250 bail.

On Dec. 25 at about 1:30 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Holiday Station Store for a report of a vehicle that had just been stolen. At about 2:05 p.m., the vehicle was located on Keystone Drive. When officers tried to stop the vehicle, the driver failed to yield and continued down Keystone Drive until he drove down a driveway near the intersection of East Mount Redoubt Avenue and Classic Circle, where the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled into the woods on foot. The driver, Joshua Ingram, 22, of Kenai, was arrested by Alaska State Troopers, who had responded to the area to assist. Ingram was arrested for first-degree vehicle theft, first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, resisting arrest, and fifth-degree criminal mischief and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Dec. 16 at 4:02 a.m., Soldotna police stopped to check on a suspicious vehicle on Skyline Drive. The driver and sole occupant, Beau Hensley, 18, of Soldotna, was found to be in possession of marijuana. Hensley was issued a criminal citation for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and released.

On Jan. 6 at 12:54 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business on the Kenai Spur Highway for the report of a possible theft. After investigation, Eric J. Mason, 34, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving while license suspended/revoked.

On Jan. 5 at 10:48 a.m., Kenai police responded to a residence in the area of Stellar Drive. After investigation, Kristina N. Wheeler, 34, of Kenai, was arrested for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, second-degree hindering prosecution, and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 2 at 7:31 a.m., Kenai police responded to a disturbance on Fourth Avenue. After investigation, Billy J. Robinson, 40, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 2 at 12:48 p.m., Kenai police responded to a traffic accident near Mile 11 of Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Daniel K. Rankin, 41, ofSterling, was arrested for Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrants for misdemeanor failure to appear for pretrial conference hearing on the original charge of fourth-degree theft and misdemeanor failure to appear for other omnibus hearing on the original charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Rankin was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 1 at 1:16 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on North Forest Drive. After investigation, Doc Curtis, 49, of Kenai, was arrested for petition to revoke probation and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 1 at 4:59 a.m., Kenai police responded to a vehicle in the roadway on Togiak Street. After investigation, Rebecca K. Holt, 26, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 1 at 3:52 p.m., Kenai police contacted a wanted subject in the parking lot of a local business near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Ian M. Dodds, 45, of Fairbanks, was arrested for a felony failure to appear and violating conditions of release status hearing on the original charge of first-degree vehicle theft, $10,000 bail, and felony parole violation, arrest warrant on the original charge of vehicle theft reckless endangerment, with no bail. Kenai police also charged Dodds with third-degree misconduct involving a weapon and false information report. Dodds was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 7 at about 3:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Leann Lynn Hoeldt, 37, of Nikiski, at a residence off Island Lake Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed Hoeldt had an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of driving with a revoked/suspended license. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $250 bail.

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