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 July 5 at 11:43 a.m., Ebrulik Frankson, 27, of Anchorage, was contacted by Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers and cited for not having a valid Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Permit in his possession while personal use fishing in the Kasilof River. Bail was set for $220 in Kenai District Court.
On July 5 at 11:47 a.m., Shannon Espinda-Fuala, 44, of Wasilla, was contacted by Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers and cited for not having a valid Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Permit in her possession while personal use fishing in the Kasilof River. Bail was set for $220 in Kenai District Court.
On July 6 at 7:14 p.m., Anchor Point Alaska State Troopers received an initial report of a small aircraft crash near the town of Seldovia. No injuries were reported, and all passengers were accounted for at the time of call. Local law enforcement was contacted after discovering the incident location to be in close proximity to the Seldovia airport. The National Transportation Safety Board was notified. All involved parties are safe and out of the field.
On July 6 at 6:06 p.m., Anchor Point Alaska State Troopers received a report of an endangered adult who had been missing for over two hours in the Ninilchik area, a 78-year-old woman who suffers from dementia and had walked away from her home into the woods. Ninilchik Emergency Medical Services, neighbors, and other volunteers conducted a ground search of the surrounding area. Alaska State Troopers Helo 3 was dispatched from Anchorage to assist in the search. At about 10:00 p.m., volunteers located the missing woman, who was uninjured and in good health.
On July 6 at about 9:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a 16-year-old juvenile suffering a medical emergency at the peak of Flat Top Mountain in Anchorage. LifeMed launched with a helicopter and responded to the area. The juvenile was picked up and taken to Providence Alaska Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
On July 6 at 2:08 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to Beau Alan Killet, 48, of Bend, Oregon, at Swiftwater Park in Soldotna for sportfishing without a license. A fine was set at $220.
On July 6 at about 3:00 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to Shangchih Hu, 54, of Anchorage, in Soldotna for failing to record his catch of salmon on his personal use permit before leaving the fishing site for and concealing the fish from view. A fine was set at $120.
On July 6, Alaska Wildlife Troopers were conducting a patrol of the Kasilof River south beach when Faafetai Taliulu, 51, of Anchorage, was contacted while he was dipnet fishing. He was able to provide a copy of his fishing license but was unable to provide a valid 2019 personal use dipnet permit. He was issued a citation for personal use permit required, with bail set at $220 in Kenai District Court.
On July 7 at about 4:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles at Mile 142 of the Sterling Highway. This dispatch will be updated.
On July 7 at 11:32 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a residence on Grove Court in Soldotna for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed that Jeremiah D. Kamp, 25, of Soldotna, had committed assault. Kamp was arrested for two counts of fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.
On July 7 at 2:23 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle crash at Mile 5 of Holt Lamplight Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Selina Valle, 48, had operated the vehicle under the influence of alcohol and had fled the scene prior to trooper arrival. Further investigation revealed that Valle had taken the vehicle without the consent of the owner and had assaulted the owner and damaged his phone. Valle was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail on charges of felony driving under the influence, felony refusal to submit to a chemical test, first-degree vehicle theft, failure to immediately give notice of an accident, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), and fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence).
On July 7 at 10:47 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance at a residence off Kalifornsky Beach Road. Investigation resulted in John Morton, 52, of Soldotna, being issued three misdemeanor citations for disorderly conduct and two counts of non-domestic violence fourth-degree assault.
On July 7, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Joseph Marotta, 19, of Soldotna, sport fishing on the Kenai River without a 2019 sport fish license in his possession. Marotta was issued a citation for the violation, with bail set at $220 in Kenai District Court.
On July 7, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Kenneth Kline, 55, of Kenai, sport fishing on the Kenai River with bait when it was closed by emergency order. Kline was issued a citation for the violation, with bail set at $120 in Kenai District Court.
On July 8 at 1:49 p.m., Alaska State Troopers traffic stopped a grey 1993 Ford Crown Victoria for an equipment violation as it pulled into a residence on Island Lake Road in Nikiski. During the traffic stop, a passenger, Timothy W. Hildereth, 54, of Nikiski, was found to be on conditions of release. Further investigation revealed that Hildereth was in violation of his conditions of release by consuming alcohol. Hildereth was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.
On July 7 at about 4:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles at Mile 142 of the Sterling Highway. Update: On scene investigation revealed that a Subaru and a pick-up truck collided head on. The driver of the Subaru, identified as Michael Franklin, 18, of Homer, died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. Five people were in the pickup truck. Four people were transported by ground ambulance and one by LifeMed. The driver of the pickup is identified as Garrett Bowley, 39. Next of kin for Franklin have been notified. Investigation is ongoing.
On July 6, Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued Douglas Dirks, 56, of Homer a $120 bailable citation for sportfishing with more than one line. Dirks was contacted while he was sportfishing for halibut in Kachemak Bay.
On July 8 at 7:26 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an individual who was swimming in the Moose River and disappeared under water. Central Emergency Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Good Samaritans launched boats and searched the area in an attempt to locate Yanting Jin, 18, from China. Nikiski Fire Department arrived on scene with a specialized dive team and located Yanting Jin deceased in the Moose River. Next of kin was notified. No foul play is suspected. Troopers thank the professional and timely response of all the agencies involved, Good Samaritans, and Trustworthy Hardware for donating equipment. Troopers are encouraging anyone this summer who is recreating on or near the water to wear personal flotation devices.