Public safety briefs for Jan. 8, 2020

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Public safety briefs for Jan. 8, 2020

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

On Jan. 3 at about 7:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado on College Place in Soldotna for a moving violation. Investigation determined that Mathias A. Coup, 37, of Soldotna, was driving with a revoked license. He was issued a misdemeanor citation and issued a court date. After it was later learned that he was on conditions of release for a pending driving under the influence charge, originating in August, additional charges were filed.

On Jan. 2 at 10:05 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report from a citizen that their mail had been stolen from their mailbox on River Hills Drive sometime between Dec. 23 and Dec. 24. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Trooper Turner at the Soldotna Troopers Post at 907-262-4453.

On Jan. 4 at 11:39 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a male sleeping in his vehicle on Otter Trail in Sterling. At 12:09 p.m., while troopers were in route, troopers received a second report that the male was now about .5 miles down the road and had run into the ditch. The second caller reported that the male driver was asleep again behind the wheel. At 12:45 p.m., troopers located the driver, identified as Sky Jasky-Zuber, 35, in a shed outside his parents’ house on Otter Trail. Investigation revealed that Jasky-Zuber had operated his vehicle while impaired by a controlled substance. Jasky-Zuber was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for one count of driving under the influence. He was later released on his own recognizance.

On Jan. 4 at 6:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the 20 Mile Tesoro on Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski for a report of a vehicle that had struck a light pole in the parking lot. Investigation revealed that Jeneal Duperron, 22, of Kenai, had been operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. Duperron was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 4 at 9:47 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in Soldotna for a disturbance call. Investigation revealed that Timothy Hedrick, 56, of Soldotna, had damaged property during an argument. Hedrick was arrested for fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Jan. 3 at 8:27 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in Soldotna for a disturbance. Investigation revealed that Chester Kimball, 26, of Soldotna, had been operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs. Kimball was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial, where he was released on his own recognizance.

On Jan. 4 at 6:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the 20 Mile Tesoro on Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski for a report of a vehicle that had struck a light pole in the parking lot. Investigation revealed that Jeneal Duperron, 22, of Kenai, had been operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. Duperron was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 4 at 9:47 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in Soldotna for a disturbance call. Investigation revealed that Timothy Hedrick, 56, of Soldotna, had damaged property during an argument. Hedrick was arrested for fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Jan. 3 at 8:27 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in Soldotna for a disturbance. Investigation revealed that Chester Kimball, 26, of Soldotna, had been operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs. Kimball was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial, where he was released on his own recognizance.

On Jan. 5 at 11:55 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge pickup near the intersection of Whisperwood Street and West Poppy Lane in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Garrett Cody Tikka, 27, of Soldotna, had a revoked license for a prior driving under the influence charge and was still within the revocation dates. Tikka was issued a misdemeanor traffic citation for driving with a revoked license and released.

On Jan. 5 at about 2:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a female at a residence off Marie Street in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Jessica Lauren Phillips, 37, of Nikiski, had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for a hearing on original charges of first-degree hindering prosecution and disorderly conduct. Phillips was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $100 bail.

On Jan 5 at about 2:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Nikiski for a welfare check on a female who was acting erratically and stepping into the lane of traffic on Halbouty Road in Nikiski. The female was located at the Nikiski Fire Station (#2) and identified as Holly Nicole Smith, 28, of Kasilof. Investigation revealed that Smith had an outstanding arrest warrant for a condition of release violation out of Seward. She was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $500 bail.

On Jan. 5 at 5:09 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in Sterling after a call reporting a disturbance and contacted Paul Fredrick Stevenson, 68, of Sterling Alaska. Investigation revealed that Stevenson had placed family members in fear of imminent of physical injury and had damaged property in the house. Stevenson was arrested for two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Jan. 6 at 11:22 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Seclusion Street and Browns Lake Road. Troopers located and attempted to stop the vehicle. After a short pursuit, the vehicle struck the ditch, and the driver bailed out of the vehicle at the intersection of Seclusion Street and Lourdes Avenue. The driver then fled in to the woods. Troopers tracked the suspect for the better part of two hours in minus 25 degree temperatures, ultimately locating the driver at a residence. The driver was identified as Jordan Newton, 37, of Soldotna. Newton had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The first was for failing to appear at a bail hearing for 17 counts of various degrees of misconduct involving a controlled substance and misconduct involving weapons. The second warrant was for violating conditions of release. The two warrants had a bail of $5,500 each. Newton was additionally charged with new crimes of first-degree failing to stop for a peace officer, driving while license revoked, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and violating conditions of release. Newton was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

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