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Public safety briefs for Jan. 31, 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. 19 at 1:35 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge Durango at the Sterling Highway and East Redoubt Avenue in Soldotna. After investigation, Christopher John Melvin Rogers, 42, of Soldotna, was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license revoked and released.

On Jan. 19 at about 4:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet SUV on Carver Rd. in Kenai. Investigation revealed the driver, James Oliver Segura, 46, of Kenai, had an outstanding $5,000 arrest warrant for a probation violation on the original charge of second-degree theft and that there were controlled substances in the vehicle, which led to charges of two counts of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance against the passenger, Jenna Lynn Wood, 37, of Kenai, and charges of fourth-degree and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance against Segura. Segura was also charged with a probation violation. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 24, Brian Mullaly, 53, of Seward, was cited by the Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for not having a 2021 sport fishing license in possession when contacted fishing at Grouse Lake. Mullaly was given a correctable citation or a bail set at $220 in the Seward Court.

On Jan. 24 at about 1:40 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Willow Street. Keenan G. Foster, 21, of Kenai, was arrested on an Alaska State Troopers $500 warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charges of sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 23 at 9:21 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Bridge Access Road. Daniel A. Spiers, 33, of Kenai, was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. The passenger, Cherish E. O’Clair, 36, of Kenai was found to have an Alaska State Troopers no bail arrest warrant and was also taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 16, Kenai police responded to a residence near Lilac Lane in Kenai to check the welfare of a female who was in distress. Multiple people were contacted and, as a result of the investigation, on Jan. 23, Sharon O. Alexie, 30, of Kenai, was issued a summons for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

On Nov. 14, there was a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence located near Mile 5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Officers responded and, as a result of the contact and investigation, on Jan. 22, John A. Curren, 40, of Kenai, was issued a summons for two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

On Jan. 21 at 8:58 a.m., Kenai police responded to a citizen dispute on Peninsula Avenue. Sheldon S. Willis, 45, of Kenai, was arrested on an Oregon extradition warrant for unauthorized use of a vehicle and a probation violation and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 21 at 5:39 p.m., Kenai police responded to Julie Anna Drive on a report of an assault. Brittany D. Hegwer, 30, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault on a police officer and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 19, Jerry Estes, 29, of Kenai, was contacted at Pretrial Enforcement Division and arrested for four counts of violating conditions of release, some of which stemmed from an incident that occurred on Dec. 22. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 25 at 2:08 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted and arrested Ashley Dawn Schrader, 28, of Soldotna, at a residence off Scout Lake Loop in Sterling on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of driving with a suspended license. Schrader was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $250 bail.

On Jan. 24 at 2:25 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle near Mile 171 of the Sterling Highway after recognizing the driver as someone who did not have a valid license. Timothy Taylor, 34, of Ninilchik, was found to have a revoked license and was on conditions of release. Taylor was given summons to appear and released.

On Jan. 25 at 8:42 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a Subaru Outback for an equipment violation in Nikiski. After investigation, Jessica Spurgeon, 41, of Kenai, was issued a minor offense citation for driving while license revoked and additionally charged through summons for violating conditions of release.

On Jan. 26 at 4:15 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a pickup at Brown’s Lake Road in Soldotna. After investigation, Andrew Steven Williams, 31, of Soldotna, issued a misdemeanor court citation for driving with a suspended license and no insurance and released on scene.

On Jan. 24 at 4:21 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway at Strawberry Road. After investigation, Tyler Johnson, 44, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 26 at 6:48 p.m. Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on the Sterling Highway at Mile 89.5. Anatov Reutov, 41, of Sterling, was driving a Ford F350 northbound and crossed the centerline, striking a southboud 2012 Jeep, driven by Michael Jensen, 44, of Sterling. Investigation revealed that Reutov was driving under the influence of alcohol. Both vehicles had disabling damage. Reutov attempted to tamper with physical evidence by tossing beer bottles to the side of the road to get rid of the evidence. Reutov was arrested for driving under the influence, tampering with physical evidence, and three counts of third-degree assault and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 25, Nora Giaculli, 57, of Seward, was cited by the Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for not having a fishing license in possession when she was contacted fishing at Grouse lake. Investigation revealed Giaculli had a $100 outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a charge of second-degree criminal trespass. She was arrested and taken to the Seward jail. She was also given a correctable citation or a bail set at $220 in the Seward Court for sport fishing without a sport fishing license in possession.

On Jan. 27 at 9:56 p.m., after observing a moving violation, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a maroon 2006 Volvo hatchback. Investigation revealed that Toni M. Murphy, 35, of Soldotna, was driving under the influence and is on pretrial supervision for an alcohol-related domestic violence assault. Murphy was arrested for driving under the influence and violating conditions of release, taken to the Soldotna troopers post for Datamaster processing, then taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 28 at 3:03 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle rollover near Mile 19 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Investigation revealed that Whitni Devolld, 25, of Kenai, lost control of her Honda SUV and went into the ditch. The vehicle rolled onto its side, where it came to a rest. Devolld sustained minor injuries. Devolld reported wearing her seat belt.

On Jan. 26 at 11:14 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Safeway for a report of a vehicle striking the building. Investigation showed that a 23-year-old female from Nikiski was driving a 2012 Hyundai and was pulling up to park in front of the store. The vehicle accelerated rapidly and grazed a parked 2007 GMC Yukon before crashing through the store’s outer wall and into the arctic entryway. There were no injuries reported. The store building sustained significant damage. The Yukon had minor damage, and the Hyundai was towed from the scene. There were no citations issued.

On Jan. 22 at 11:01 a.m., Soldotna police responded to a report of a male slumped over the wheel of a vehicle in a parking lot along the Sterling Highway near Binkley Street. Joshua Bell, 30, of Anchorage, was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

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