Public safety briefs for Jan. 24, 2020

Public safety briefs for Jan. 24, 2020

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Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and contains arrest and citation information. Anyone included in this report is presumed innocent.

On Jan. 19 at 8:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a Soldotna residence on the report of a female not conscious and not breathing. Lindy Tikka, 30, of Soldotna, was pronounced deceased on scene. Next of kin has been notified, and the investigation is ongoing.

On Jan. 19 at 3:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call about a disturbance at a residence in Ninilchik. Troopers responded, and investigation resulted in the arrest of Gabrielle Chipps, 21. of Ninilchik, for one count second-degree assault (domestic violence), one count of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), and one count of violating conditions of release. She was taken to the Homer Jail.

On Jan. 16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued an appearance notice to Darwin Randall, 60, of Soldotna, for failing to seal the moose he had harvested within 10 days of taking the moose. Bail is not set for this violation.

On Jan. 16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued an appearance notice to Levi Doss, 39, of Kenai, for failure to seal the moose he had harvested within 10 days of taking the moose. Bail is not set for this violation.

On Jan. 15 at about 10:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped on a disabled vehicle near Mile 69 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that the Chevy pickup had been left overnight at about 2:30 a.m., due to mechanical issues. While parked, an unknown person(s) broke out a window and stole several items, including a gas can, ski goggles, clothing, and various forms of identification. The suspect(s) also cut the gas tank hose and stole fuel. The amount of the stolen items is estimated at $300, and the damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500. Anyone with information is asked to call the Alaska State Troopers at 262-4453. Investigation is continuing.

On Jan. 19 at about 3:00 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Haller Street. After investigation, Anthony D.H. Kitchen, 32, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving while license revoked.

On Jan. 19 at 3:35 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business for reports of shoplifting. After investigation, Matthew L. Craig, 29, of Kenai, was issued a summons for third-degree theft.

On Jan. 18 at about 1:00 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business near Mile 9 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Austin S. Jackson, 21, of Kenai, was arrested for felony driving under the influence and driving while license revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 15 at 12:32 a.m., Kenai police contacted a suspicious male walking near Forest Drive and Fourth Avenue. Bradlee E. Sample,, 20, of Kenai, was arrested on an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of petition to revoke probation, $25 bail, and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 15 at 7:08 p.m., Kenai police responded to a business near the Kenai Spur Highway and Airport Way for report of a suspicious subject. Mathew J Broussard,, 46, of Nikiski was arrested for second-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 21 at 1:43 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a truck in the ditch on the Escape Route in Nikiski. After investigation, Jesus Cazares, 39, of Nikiski, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 21 at 4:03 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported theft from a residence near Mile 4 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. It was reported that an unknown person had stolen a generator from a connex on the property. The generator was described as older, red, and with a metal casing. The suspect vehicle was described as a late 90s or early 2000s silver pickup. This case is currently under investigation.

On Jan. 20 at about 6:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance in Sterling. Investigation revealed that Douglas Melvin, 59, of Sterling, had been involved in the disturbance. Melvin was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Jan. 20 at 8:16 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash near Mile 82 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Marlin Eicher, 25, of Sterling, was driving a silver 2017 Ford Escape, when he turned right from the left lane, colliding with a red 2007 Chevrolet pickup in the right lane, driven by Glenn Riley, 58, of Kenai. No injuries were reported. Seat belt use was indicated. Alcohol was not a factor. Both vehicles had minor damage and were drivable. Eicher was issued a minor offense citation for driver to exercise due care to avoid a collision.

On Jan. 21 at 9:55 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Holt Lamplight Road in Nikiski for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed that Michael Q. Eiter, 18, of Nikiski, had assaulted a family member. Eiter was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.On Jan. 21 at 6:08 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to domestic disturbance on Delcie Drive in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Troy Weilbacher , 51, of Soldotna, had assaulted a family member at the house. Weilbacher also had a warrant for his arrest on the original charge of criminal trespass. Weilbacher was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pre Trial without bail.

On Jan. 22 at 4:19 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Mile 8 of Kalifornsky Beach Road to conduct a welfare check on a pedestrian reported to be stumbling in traffic. The pedestrian, Johnny Roy Sisneros, 33, of Soldotna, was found to have a warrant outstanding for his arrest for probation violations on the original charge of first-degree vehicle theft. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, with bail set at $5,000.

On Jan. 21 at 3:12 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on the Sterling Highway in the Double Fines Safety Corridor near Mackey Lake Road, after observing a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and the driver failing to wear a seat belt. The vehicle , a white 1992 Subaru Legacy passenger car, was operated by the Francine Yevette Wannquist-Chisum, 49, of Seward. A records check revealed that Wannquist-Chisum has a revoked operator’s license for the original charge of driving under the influence and has prior convictions for driving on a revoked license. Wannquist-Chisum was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 21 at 11:36 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a Ford Ranger near Mile 110 of the Sterling Highway for an equipment violation. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Nicholas Guarnere, 38, of Ninilchik, for driving while his license is revoked for driving under the influence, violating his conditions of release in two Kenai court cases, and violating a domestic violence protective order. Guarnere was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail, pending arraignment.

On Jan. 21 at 9:29 a.m., Kenai police made contact with a wanted subject on Willow Street. Craig King, 36, of Nikiski, was arrested on Alaska State Troopers no bail warrant on original charges of fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 21 at 1:31 p.m., Kenai police made contact with subjects on routine patrol. Joshua W. Walker, 39, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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