Public safety briefs for Jan. 24, 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. 15 at 4:05 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for moving violations in Kenai. Investigation revealed that driver Jared Chavez, 23, of Kenai, was impaired by alcoholic beverages. He was arrested for driving under the influence, given a breath alcohol concentration test, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 15 at 10:51 p.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a traffic stop on a gray 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe on Holt Lamplight Road in Nikiski for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed that Brian Rogers, 35, of Kenai, was driving under the influence of marijuana and in possession of over an ounce of marijuana. Rogers was arrested for driving under the influence and fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 10 at 2:17 a.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a traffic stop on a green 2010 Toyota Corolla on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna for an equipment violation. Investigation revealed that Javon Brotherwood, 28, of Wasilla, was in possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. Brotherwood was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 10 at 3:27 a.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a traffic stop on a green 1999 Ford Ranger on the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai for speeding. The vehicle failed to immediately stop at the direction of troopers. The vehicle came to a stop at the Quality Inn in Kenai. Investigation revealed that Ryan Nuglene, 36, of Anchorage, was driving under the influence of alcohol and did not have motor vehicle liability insurance. Nuglene was arrested for failing to stop at the direction of a peace officer, driving under the influence, and failing to maintain insurance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 8 at 9:32 p.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a traffic stop on a blue 1989 Ford F-150 on the Nikiski Emergency Escape Route in Nikiski for an equipment violation. After investigation, Warren Urdahl, 57, of Nikiski, was arrested for driving while license revoked and failing to maintain insurance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 17 at 2:06 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for moving violations in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that the driver, Morgana Banks, 30, of Soldotna, was impaired by alcoholic beverages. She was arrested for driving under the influence, given a breath alcohol concentration test, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 17 at about 3:50 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for moving violations in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that the driver, Jesse Alcorn, 32, of Soldotna, was impaired by alcoholic beverages. He was arrested for driving under the influence, given a breath alcohol concentration test, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 16 at 7:18 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop in Soldotna after observing moving violations and receiving dangerous driver reports. Investigation revealed that the driver, Mira Nash, 22, of Soldotna, was impaired by alcoholic beverages and controlled substances. Investigation further revealed Nash had placed her passenger in fear of being injured, due to her reckless driving. Nash was arrested for reckless endangerment and driving under the influence, given a breath alcohol concentration test, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 16 at about 11:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for moving violations in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that the driver, Merisssa Osmar, 26, of Soldotna, was on conditions of release for prior felony charges. One of her conditions required she be within sight and sound presence of a third-party custodian, which she was not. She was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. A summons for the charge of violating custodian’s duty will be requested for Osmars’ custodian, Kirsten Lewis, 49, of Ninilchik.

On Jan. 17 at about 1:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to traffic stop a white 2013 BMW four-door sedan near Mile 18 of the Kenai Spur Highway for a speeding violation. The vehicle failed to stop and continued on the Kenai Spur Highway toward Kenai at a high rate of speed. The pursuit ended on Wallers Avenue in Nikiski, and the driver fled into the woods. A perimeter was established, and AST K-9 Donna began a track of the suspect’s footprints. After a 2.5-hour track, K-9 Donna apprehended the suspect on Lake Arness. The suspect was identified as Shawn C. Seaman, 36, of Anchorage. A records check showed Seaman is on Anchorage Adult Probation and did not have a travel permit to be on the Kenai Peninsula. Seaman was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and violating probation.

On Jan. 17 at 2:15 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Terresa Caroline Reid, 44, of Kasilof, at a residence off Web Ramsel Road in Kasilof. Investigation revealed Reid had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of fourth-degree theft. Reid was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $250 bail.

On Jan. 19 at 12:04 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported single-vehicle crash near Mile 112 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Tristin Rae Kruse, 23, of Kasilof, was driving southbound in a silver 2005 Dodge Stratus when she lost control on icy roads and crashed into the ditch. The vehicle had minor damage. Kruse had suspected minor injury. She was wearing a seat belt. Alcohol was not a factor.

On Jan. 18 at 3:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Jean Kathleen Mapes, 58, of Nikiski, at a residence off Blueberry Avenue in Nikiski. Investigation revealed Mapes had an outstanding warrant for failure to comply on an original charge of violating conditions of release for a felony. Mapes was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $2,500 bail.

On Jan. 17 at 3:28 p.m., Kenai police responded to Birch Street for a suspicious male. Joseph D. Knight, 21, of Kenai, was arrested on two counts of fourth-degree assault on a police officer and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 17 at 4:03 p.m., Kenai police responded to Highbush on a report of a disorderly male. Christopher D. Stroh, 35, of Kenai, was issued a summons for second-degree criminal trespass.

On Jan. 14 at 12:41 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a lost wallet. The owner of the lost wallet had noticed new charges on their credit card. Kenai police was able to locate a possible subject for the theft at a local Kenai business. After investigation, Amber M. Hansen, 41, of Kenai, was arrested on four different counts of second-degree theft and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 13 at 4:48 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation Jerry K. Estes, 29, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 13 at 8:55 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop off North Forest near Fifth Avenue. After investigation, Marty R. Myre, 52, of Palmer, was arrested for an Alaska State Troopers $100 cash bail warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charges of a driving violation on a restricted license.

On Jan. 12 at about 12:20 a.m., Kenai police received a report of a vehicle in the ditch near Highbush Lane. After investigation, Catlin P. Rapoza, 28, of Kenai, was arrested for providing false information/making a false report and disorderly conduct and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 11 at 1:28 p.m., Kenai police preformed a routine traffic stop near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Joshua R. Campos, 22, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving without a license.

On Jan. 11 at 5:33 p.m., Kenai police received a report that a wanted subject was staying at a residence in the area of Fourth Avenue. After investigation, David W. Pine, 41, of Nikiski, was arrested on three different Alaska State Troopers warrants and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. The warrants were for failure to remand on original charges of driving while license cancelled, failure to appear on original charges of driving while license revoked, and failure to remand on original charges of driving while license cancelled.

On Jan. 17 at 5:14 p.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to contact Randy Love, 33, of Nikiski, who was wanted for a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of second-degree theft. Love was driving a 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer when troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle on Salamatof Road in Nikiski. Love failed to stop and eluded state troopers, but was located and arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for reckless driving, failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, and his outstanding warrant.

On Jan. 20 at 3:56 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a black 1994 Chevrolet pickup near Mile 15 of Funny River Road for an equipment violation. After investigation, Decaun Jody Thibodeaux, 45, of Soldotna, was issued misdemeanor citations for driving while license suspended and operating a vehicle without liability insurance.

On Jan. 8 at 12:23 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a Sterling Highway address in Kasilof for the report of suspicious people shining lights at the end of their driveway. Upon trooper arrival, a vehicle was located containing a single occupant in the passenger seat. The occupant appeared intoxicated. The occupant refused to identify himself and yelled obscenities. The initial investigation determined the vehicle occupant was not the driver. The occupant was given a disorderly conduct warning, due to his continued yelling. At that time, the occupant exited the vehicle and charged toward the trooper. A Taser was deployed with no effect. The occupant continued to advance on the trooper, at which time OC spray was deployed. The occupant turned around but refused commands to submit to arrest. The occupant then turned and advanced on the trooper again, at which time the occupant was struck with a fist and taken to the ground. The occupant was handcuffed and identified as Robert Bodell, 71, of Kasilof. Bodell was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on the charges of disorderly conduct and fourth-degree assault on a police officer.

On Jan. 21 at 3:42 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of Don Jose’s in Soldotna and contacted and identified the driver as Raven Staples, 41, of Sterling. Investigation revealed Staples had an outstanding warrant for $50 on an original charge of driving while license revoked and that she was driving while license cancelled and had conditions of release. Staples was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial for the warrant, driving while license cancelled, and violating conditions of release.

On Jan. 21 at 4:14 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call from a citizen reporting a vehicle in the ditch on Gas Well Road in Soldotna and a male lying in the middle of the road, rolling around. Troopers arrived on scene a few minutes later and found Damion Alexan, 21, of Soldotna, sitting in the middle of the road, sobbing. Investigation revealed Alexan was impaired by alcohol and had lost control of his vehicle, driving across the oncoming traffic lane and crashing into the ditch. He was arrested for driving under the influence, given a breath alcohol concentration test, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 19 at 10:28 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Kalifornsky Beach Road near Arena Avenue for a report of a pedestrian who threw an item at a moving vehicle, causing damage to the vehicle. Officers located Christopher Stroh, 35, of Soldotna, in the area, and arrested him for third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons, and three counts of disorderly conduct. Stroh was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail.

On Jan. 17 at about 12:50 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Smith Way. Aundria Cummings, 32, of Anchorage, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 17 at 8:07 a.m., Soldotna police responded to Safeway regarding a male who had stolen items from the store and fled on foot. Officers located Billy Robinson, 40, of Kenai, in the area, and he initially fled from officers before being taken in custody. Robinson was arrested for fourth-degree theft, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, fifth-degree criminal mischief, and violating his court-ordered conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Jan. 14 at 6:37 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a disturbance at an apartment complex on Redoubt Avenue. Barbara Jones, 58, of Soldotna, was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 20 at 2:34 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Sterling. Investigation revealed that David Fairbanks, 38, of Sterling, assaulted a child by strangling him, assaulted another child by placing it in fear of being harmed, threatened to burn the house down, violated conditions of release, and possessed a firearm while intoxicated. Fairbanks was arrested for second-degree assault (domestic violence), second-degree terroristic threatening, violating conditions of release, fourth-degree assault, and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On Jan. 21 at 9:24 p.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a traffic stop on Romanov Drive in Nikiski and contacted James Emerson, 50, of Nikiski. After investigation, Emerson was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for driving while license revoked, failing to maintain insurance, and violating conditions of release.

On Jan. 23 at about 12:10 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation near Mile 22 of Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. After investigation, Danielle Dehoyos, 42, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 23 at about 2:10 a.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a traffic stop on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna and contacted Coral Suttle-Schmitt, 24, of Kenai. After investigation, she was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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