Public safety briefs for July 14, 2019

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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 7 at 4:45 a.m., Kenai police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence near Mile 9 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Jehiah E. Wilshusen, 21, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence). Jared L. Chavez, 22, of Soldotna, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On July 7 at 8:04 p.m., Kenai police received a report about a possible theft in progress at a residence near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After officers contacted the suspects in the area, Trevor B. Walker, 36, of Soldotna, was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial for violating conditions of release.

On July 6 at 12:21 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near Mile 12 of the Kenai Spur Highway and contacted Randy D. Love, 31, of Kenai, who was arrested for a misdemeanor Soldotna Alaska State Troopers arrest warrant for fourth-degree theft and fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On July 6 at about 3:30 a.m., Kenai police responded to the report of a disturbance near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway and contacted Kevin A. Moore, 42 of Kenai. After investigation, Moore was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On July 5 at about 11:50 a.m., a local department store advised the Kenai Police Department of a male who was trespassed from the premises. Officers responded and, after investigation, identified the male as Philip J. Fabinksi, 61, of Fairbanks. Later, a Kenai police officer contacted Fabinski and issued him a summons for second-degree criminal trespass.

On July 4 at 11:23 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near Main Street and the Kenai Spur Highway and contacted Eric J.A. Christin, 36, of Kenai. After investigation, Christin was arrested for first-degree unlawful contact and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On July 3 at 2:23 a.m., Kenai police responded to a domestic disturbance report in the residential area near Mile 14 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, officers were able to find the suspect, Eric J.A. Christin, 36, of Kenai, who was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On July 3 at 4:51 p.m., Kenai police made contact with a felon who was in the possession of a firearm at a local office building. Paul W. Hermis, 37, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On July 1 at 12:55 a.m., Kenai police responded to a report of a suspicious male at local grocery store near Mile 10.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. The officer contacted the suspect male, Philip J. Fabinksi, 61, of Fairbanks, who was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On July 1 at 11:59 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near Mile 12 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Elias T. Mcconnell, 22, of Kenai, was arrested for two counts of violating conditions of release and false information of identification. Lisa M. Bevin, 38, of Nikiski, was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 30 at 1:34 p.m., a Kenai police officer made contact with a wanted person who was camping near Mile 11.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. George E. Rector, 67, of Kenai, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of violation of custodian duty regarding a felony. Rector was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 30 at 11:32 p.m., a Kenai police officer conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation and running tests on the driver, Paul W. Hermis, 37, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 29 at 2:32 a.m., Kenai police received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report about a male having difficulty getting into a vehicle and driving away. Officers responded and contacted the suspect vehicle near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Ethan J. Patrick, 19, of California, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 28 at about 12:10 a.m., Kenai police were informed of an assault that had occurred at a residence on Brannigan Circle. Investigation led to the arrest of Lydia D. Reynolds, 33, of Soldotna, on three counts of third-degree assault and a charge of violating conditions of release. Reynolds was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 28 at 2:42 p.m., Kenai police made a routine traffic stop on the Kenas Spur Highway near Princess Street. Field sobriety tests resulted in the arrest of Angela M. Clary, 39, of Soldotna, for driving under the influence. Clary was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 28 at 5:08 a.m., Kenai police responded to the North Beach (Kenai Avenue) on the report of a man asking for drugs. Investigation led to the arrest of Jonathan J. Herrmann, 18, of Kenai, on charges of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and violating conditions of release. Herrmann was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 28 at 9:29 a.m., Kenai police responded to Adult Probations at their request. Investigation led to the arrest of Stacy E. Whitelely, 44, of Soldotna, on four counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substance and one count of violating conditions of release. Whiteley was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 27 at 10:26 a.m., Kenai police responded to Beaver Loop Road on the report of a male damaging telephone cable and refusing to leave. Investigation led to the arrest of William E. Knackstedt, 61, of Kenai, on charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief and violating conditions of release. Knackstedt was taken Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 27 at 3:55 p.m., Kenai police responded to Sockeye Drive, following a 911 call reporting a disturbance. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Holley L. Reed, 31, of Kenai, on charges of fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Reed was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 27 at about 9:00 p.m., Kenai police responded to the area of Brannigan Circle to attempt contact with Lydia D. Reynolds, 33, of Kenai. Reynolds had been sighted in the area and was known to have a warrant. Officers were able to make contact and arrested Reynolds on an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation on the original charge of petition to revoke probation regarding Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment requirements, $250 bail. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On July 9 at 11:49 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received and responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Oliver Chapman, 61, of Soldotna, had committed an assault and also damaged items in the residence. Chapman left prior to trooper arrival and could not be located. An arrest warrant has been requested through the Kenai Court.

On July 9 at 4:25 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to two different reports of disturbances at two separate locations in Soldotna, which was determined to be a protracted series of events. Investigation initially found that Francis Katongan, 27, of Soldotna, was found to have left a six-month-old and two-year-old child in the back seat of his car while he was drinking in a Soldotna bar. Additional investigation found that during the initial disturbance, a physical altercation had occurred between Katongan and the childrens’ mother. As a result of the investigation, Katongan was arrested for one count of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), one count of reckless endangerment (domestic violence), two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and three counts of third-degree assault. Katongan was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On July 8 at 5:25 a.m., Soldotna police received multiple reports of a vehicle “spinning doughnuts” in a parking lot on Sohi Lane. Officers located the involved vehicle and contacted the driver, Araisa Silva, 18, of Soldotna. Investigation led to Silva being arrested for first-degree vehicle theft and driving under the influence of alcohol. Silva was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. She was also cited for minor consuming alcohol.

On July 6 at about 2:30 a.m., Soldotna police contacted the occupants of a vehicle near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Devin Drive after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report was received. Mikyle Sumstad, 20, of Big Lake, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. Sumstad was also cited for minor consuming alcohol.

On July 5 at 2:46 p.m., Soldotna police received a report about an assault after a road rage incident that began near Kalifornsky Beach Road and the Sterling Highway. One of the involved drivers, Joseph Hillyer, 56, of Soldotna, was later located and issued criminal citations for fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct and released.

On June 28 at 10:23 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Riverside Drive after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report was received. Dylan Rink, 31, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence of controlled substances, for an outstanding warrant, and for violating his court-ordered conditions of release. Rink, who is a convicted felon, was also found to be in possession of a 10mm pistol, and he was additionally charged with third-degree and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On July 11 at 4:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers was notified that an individual with an active arrest warrant was at a residence in Kenai. Troopers responded to the residence and contacted Travis Lindley, 18, of Kenai, who had a warrant for violating conditions of release. When attempting to place Lindley under arrest, he resisted. Lindley was ultimately arrested and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On July 10 at 9:55 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a male who was violating a domestic violence protective order. Kenai police contacted Noel A. Jasky-Zubee, 29, of Sterling, who was arrested for violating a domestic violence protective order and fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons and on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers arrest warrant for violating a domestic violence protective order, no bail + COR. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On July 10 at 9:40 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a male that was tampering with vehicles in a parking lot of a local grocery store. Officers responded, located the suspect, Wayne C. Maclean, 47, of McGrath, who was arrested for third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespass, and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On July 9 at 1:01 p.m., Kenai police contacted a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) vehicle near the Kenai Spur Highway and Forest Drive. The driver, Kaylie R. Bumbaugh, 33, of Kenai was contacted and issued a summons for driving while license revoked.

On July 9 at 3:14 p.m., Kenai police received two 911 calls from a residence near Mile 9.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway about a report of a family dispute. Officers responded and, after investigating the scene, Tera L. Pratt, 37, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On July 9 at 3:52 p.m., Kenai police contacted Cheyanne R. Wall, 18, of Nikiski, during a routine traffic stop. Wall was issued a summons for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

On July 11, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, cited Michael Stauffer, 37, of Anchorage, for failing to record 28 salmon onto his personal use permit during the Kasilof River dipnet fishery. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai District Court.

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