Public safety briefs for July 5, 2020

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Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records. Anyone included in this report is presumed innocent.

On June 27, Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Jose Badillo-Conde, 35, of Anchorage, while he was personal use dipnet fishing on the Kasilof River. Badillo-Conde was issued a citation for failing to have a 2020 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Permit. Bail was set at $220 in Kenai District Court.

On June 27, Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Serina Tyrell, 29, of Anchorage, while participating in the Upper Cook Inlet personal use fishery in Kasilof. Tyrell failed to have a 2020 Upper Cook Inlet Permit and was issued a citation into Kenai District Court, with bail set at $220.

On June 27, Caleb Funk, 33, of Anchorage, Paul Smith, 30, of Anchorage, and John Rutun, 31, of Anchorage, were each issued citations for taking salmon in a closed area during the 2020 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Dipnet Fishery on the Kasilof River. Bail was set at $660 ($220 each) in Kenai District Court.

On June 27, Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Nathan Lervaag, 59, of Anchorage, while he was personal use dipnet fishing on the Kasilof River. Lervaag was issued a citation for taking salmon in a closed area on the Kasilof River, with bail set at $220 in Kenai District Court.

On June 27, Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Andrew Fox, 62, of Anchorage, while he was personal use dipnet fishing on the Kasilof River. Fox was issued a citation for failing to have a 2020 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Permit. Bail was set at $220 in Kenai District Court.

On June 27, Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Michael Haag, 53, of Anchorage, while he was personal use dipnet fishing on the Kasilof River. Haag was issued a citation for having more than one personal use permit for his household. This citation carries a mandatory court appearance, which is set for July 28 in Kenai District Court.

On June 27 at 2:39 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the South Kasilof Personal Use Dipnetting Fishery. Investigation revealed that Melvin Anderson, 42, Palmer, left the personal use dipnetting fishery without logging the fish he caught. A $105 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On June 28 at about 1:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of damaged property at residence off Cherokee Lane in Sterling. Investigation revealed that Vance Jerry Cook, 59, of Sterling, had intentionally damaged a neighbor’s property, valued under $250. Cook was issued a misdemeanor court citation for fifth-degree criminal mischief.

On June 28 at 11:11 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Khamsin Street in Soldotna for a reported disturbance. Investigation revealed that Robert Carroll, 29, came to his neighbor’s residence, and, after an altercation, he stabbed the neighbor with a knife. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Carroll was arrested for second-degree assault and first-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. The investigation is continuing.

On June 28, Alaska State Troopers arrested Debra Krause, 61, of Soldotna, for violating a domestic violence protective order. Krause was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail

On June 27 at 10:48 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the north Kasilof Personal Use Dipnetting Fishery. Investigation revealed that Henry Vargas, 37, of Columbia, was fishing the resident personal use fishery with a non-residence license. A $220 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On June 27 at 11:42 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the north Kasilof Personal Use Dipnetting Fishery. Investigation revealed that Dawn Jacko, 43, of Anchorage, had two personal use permits for her household. A citation was filed with the Kenai Court for a mandatory court appearance.

On June 27 at 3:15 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the south Kasilof Personal Use Dipnetting Fishery. Investigation revealed that Eric Thomas, 35, of Anchorage, was dipnetting without a personal use permit. A $220 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On June 28 at 12:08 p.m., Kenai police responded to a suspicious vehicle near Birch Street. Holly D. Levin, 31, of California, was issued a summons for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

On June 28 at 7:08 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Beaver Loop Road. Sara A. Mitchell, 29, of Nikiski, was arrested for driving under the influence and two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 26 at 3:15 a.m., Kenai police contacted a male near Marathon Road and Commercial. Cody L. Dorrough, 31, of Anchorage, was arrested on a $2,000 Alaska State Troopers felony warrant for failing to comply with conditions of probation on original charges of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 26 at 2:57 p.m., Kenai police responded to a disorderly subject on VIP Drive. Celia H. Cash, 63, of Kenai, was issued a summons for fourth-degree criminal mischief.

On June 26 at 5:04 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on Frontage Road near Spur View Drive. Kenneth J. Dykstra, 30, of Soldotna, was issued a summons for driving while license revoked.

On June 25 at 11:22 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business for an intoxicated male creating a disturbance. Jose E. Madrigal, 40, of California, was arrested on two counts of third-degree assault and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 24 at 8:25 a.m., Katherine K. Hargett, 29, of Anchor Point, was contacted after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report. As a result of that contact, Hargett was arrested on a $1,000 Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original. charge of unlawful contact and another $1,000 Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Hargett was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 29 at 8:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report from VIP monitoring about a female who had violated her conditions of release. Investigation revealed that Grace Nicolie, 46, of Anchorage, had consumed alcohol in violation of her conditions of release (for a misdemeanor assault). Nicolie was contacted off Kenai Keys Road in Sterling, arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On June 27 at 10:48 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the north Kasilof Personal Use Dipnetting Fishery. Investigation revealed that Tou Yang, 27, of Anchorage, failed to mark his fish on his personal use fishery permit. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On June 25 at 3:06 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of an accident near Mile 63 of the Seward Highway. The complainant waited two hours to call the accident in, and the driver, identified as Roderick Nicholai, 37, of Anchorage, supposedly hitchhiked back to Anchorage. On June 30, Roderick was found intoxicated, sleeping in a shed in Hope. Investigation revealed that Roderick had committed the crimes of reckless driving and driving with a revoked license. Charges have been forwarded to the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office for review.

On June 30, Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Jackie Changsak, 23, of Wasilla, while she was personal use dipnet fishing on the Kasilof River. Changsak failed to have a valid 2020 sport fishing license and was issued a citation into Kenai District Court, with bail set at $220.

On June 30, Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Reynaldo Nabong, 37, of, Anchorage, while he was participating in the Upper Cook Inlet personal use fishery on the Kasilof River. Nabong failed to have a 2020 Upper Cook Inlet permit and was issued a citation into Kenai District Court, with bail set at $220.

On June 30 at 2:18 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local hotel near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway for a verbal disturbance coming from a room. After investigation, Tabitha A. Lee, 34, of Emmonak, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), and Donald B. Lee, 32, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 29 at 4:34 p.m., after receiving an emergency call about a domestic dispute that was occurring in the home, Kenai police responded to a residence near Mile 12 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Christopher T. Seaton, 40, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On July 1 at 12:45 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle rollover on Pinnacle View Road in Lowell Point. Investigation revealed that Thomas Grato, 19, of Wasilla, committed the crime of driving under the influence. Grato was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail, where he was remanded and released on his own recognizance.

On June 30 at about 12:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Jordan Wilson Rodgers, 32, of Nikiski, at the Bernice Lake Campground in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Rodgers had six warrants for failure to appear for court hearings on original charges of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and for first-degree and second-degree burglary, first-degree vehicle theft, second-degree theft, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespass, violating conditions of release, and false information. Rodgers was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On July 1 at 10:41 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a black 1994 GMC Jimmy on Island Lake Road for traffic violations. After investigation, Isaiah Robert Sumstad was, 19, of Wasilla, was issued citations for driving while license revoked, no motor vehicle liability insurance, minor consuming alcohol, and minor operating vehicle after consuming alcohol.

On June 30 at 11:02 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash near Mile 104 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Angela Mari-Lyn Nunley, 19, of Nikiski, was driving a blue 1990 Honda Accord when she lost control at high speed and crashed into a ditch, causing the vehicle to flip multiple times. She suffered serious, life-threatening injuries. Investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash continues.

On July 2 at 9:02 a.m., Soldotna police responded to the parking lot of Heritage Place for a report of two males passed-out in a vehicle. Wyatt Nelson, 18, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On July 1 at 6:35 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Highway near Soldotna Avenue. David Pine, 41, of Kasilof, was arrested for driving while license revoked and violating his court-ordered conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 30 at 5:26 pm, Soldotna police responded to a report of a stalking order violation on Diane Lane. Debora L. Conover, 53, of Soldotna, was arrested for violating a stalking order, violating her court-ordered conditions of release, and second-degree criminal trespass and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 29 at 12:31 p.m., Soldotna police received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report involving a vehicle that had been on the Sterling Highway and then pulled into the Fred Meyer parking lot. Jacqueline Cobb, 61, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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