Public safety briefs for June 16, 2019

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Public safety briefs for June 16, 2019

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 June 8 at 2:48 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a Soldotna bar upon the report of a disorderly patron. Heavily intoxicated Sarah Kirk, 30, of Anchorage was contacted there and was found to have assaulted a staff member. Kirk resisted her arrest. After investigation, Kirk was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charges of fourth-degree assault, access of drunken persons to licensed premises, and resisting arrest.

On June 1 at 11:33 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Nash Road and the Seward Highway in Seward. Investigation revealed that Pete Brown, 42, of Wasilla, driving a 1999 Ford F250, had disregarded the stop sign on Nash Road and attempted to turn left onto the Seward Highway. Justin Jacobsen, 31, of Seward, was driving northbound on the Seward Highway in a 1999 GMC pickup and struck the Ford F250. Brown was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and chemical test refusal. Jacobsen was issued a citation for driving with a revoked license. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

On May 29, Alaska State Troopers was investigating a motor vehicle crash on Bear Lake Road in Seward, in which the driver was arrested for driving under the influence. While the trooper was standing by for a tow truck to arrive to tow the overturned vehicle, Sean Storie, 47, of Seward, who had been previously identified as a passenger in the overturned vehicle, drove to the scene in a skid steer vehicle to attempt to right the overturned vehicle. Storie was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to the Seward Jail.

On June 8 at 4:08 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to Mile 17.5 of Kenai Spur Highway to a report that a driver operating a black 1977 Ford F-250 had collided into a parked unoccupied vehicle. Investigation revealed that Jamerson J. Carter, 18 of Nikiski, was driving under the influence. Carter was arrested for driving under the influence and taken for processing. Carter was taken to Wildwood Pretrial, Facility on charges of driving under the influence, minor operating after consuming, and minor consuming alcohol and was released on his own recognizance.

On June 6 at 10:15 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to the intersection of Deck House Lane at South Miller Loop Road to a report of a collision involving two vehicles. The driver of a grey 2014 Jeep Patriot was identified as Jessica Symonds, 29, of Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Symonds had pulled out from Deck House Lane onto South Miller Loop Road, causing a collision. The other vehicle was a red 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer, operated by a 17-year-old female, of Nikiski. All parties, including Symonds’ passenger, a three-year-old child, were taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. All occupants reported wearing seat belts, and airbags were not deployed. Jen-War Towing responded and took possession of the vehicles.

On June 4 at about 8:20 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of stolen tools from a residence on Als Road in Nikiski. The complainant reported that a Makita tool bag containing a Makita battery charger, Makita circular saw with a red blade, and a Bosch belt sander were taken. Investigation is currently ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453.

On June 9 at 12:47 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Karyn R. Cornett, 22, of Nikiski, and Justin C. Bachmeier, 26, of Nikiski, during a patrol of the Bernice Lake Campground in Nikiski. Both Cornett and Bachmeier had active warrants for their arrests. Cornett had an active arrest warrant for second-degree burglary and second-degree theft. Bachmeier had three active warrants, the first for failure to comply with conditions of probation on the original charge of petition to revoke probation, the second for second-degree burglary and theft, and the third for failure to comply with conditions of probation on the original charge of fourth-degree theft. Further investigation revealed that Bachmeier was in possession of a controlled substance. Bachmeier and Cornett were arrested for the warrants, and Bachmeier was additionally charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 9 at 6:53 p.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to stop a black 1991 Nissan pickup for a moving violation near Mile 20 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. The vehicle failed to yield and attempted to elude the trooper. The vehicle was subsequently stopped at the intersection of Kenai Spur Highway and Forest Lane in Kenai. Dimitri Targonsky, 28, of Kenai, was arrested for first-degree failure to stop for a peace officer and reckless driving and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On June 8 at 5:08 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a missing scooter. After investigation, a suspect was identified and contacted June 9. Christopher D. Stroh, 34, of Kenai, was arrested for third-degree theft and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 9 at 12:59 a.m., Kenai police contacted a female at a local store who had been permanently trespassed from the building. Lola L. Fallon, 33, of Anchorage, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 9 at 4:14 a.m., a local business near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway reported that a male who had been trespassed from the business was currently on the property. Kenai police responded and contacted the male, Joseph Chikoyak, Jr., 44, of Kenai, who was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 9 at 5:32 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway that was reporting a male who was trespassing the premises. After making contact with male and investigation, Robert J. Mamaloff, 33, of Kenai, was summonsed for second-degree criminal trespass.

On June 9 at 11:32 p.m., a Kenai police officer contacted multiple people in a local park. After identifying and reviewing conditions for a male who was contacted, Jaime E. Doleman, 35, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On May 27 at 3:38 p.m, .Kenai police responded to a report of two individuals who had been trespassed from a local grocery store. On June 9, Teri L. Bannach, 43, of Soldotna, and Jonathan P. Avery, 35, of Soldotna, were each issued a summons for second-degree criminal trespass.

On June 7 at 5:17 a.m., Kenai police had contact with Steven J. Jicha, 32, of Sterling. A routine records check resulted in Jicha’s arrest for an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers obstructing court order warrant for failure to contact Wildwood Pretrial Facility by May 22, as ordered by the court, on the original charge of driving under the influence, no bail, three days to serve. Jicha was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 7 at about 10:10 p.m., Kenai police received multiple reports of a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) driver. Officers located the suspect vehicle near California Avenue and First Street. Investigation led to the arrest of Prisilla J. Skura, 36, of Kenai, who was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on a charge of driving under the influence.

On June 6 at 12:17 p.m., Kenai police responded to the corner of Main Street Loop and First Avenue for a welfare check on a man lying in the grass. Investigation led to the arrest of Joseph Chikoyak, Jr., 44, of Kenai, on a charge of violating conditions of release. Chikoyak was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 6 at 2:19 p.m., Kenai police responded to a residence on California Avenue, following a report of an altercation. Investigation led to the arrest of a 16-year-old male, of Kenai on a charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). The juvenile was taken to the Youth Detention Facility.

On June 10 at 11:17 a.m., Kenai Probations requested assistance from Alaska State Troopers as they found several firearms with one of their probationers who is a felon. Troopers responded, and investigation revealed that Justin Hart, 37, of Soldotna, was in possession of three concealable firearms. Hart was arrested for probations violations and three counts of third-degree misconduct involving weapons and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On June 9 at 3:48 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance in the parking lot of the Pit Bar in Seward. Investigation revealed that Sean Jones, 28, of Seward, committed the crime of fourth-degree assault. Charges have been forwarded to the Kenai District Attorney’s Office.

On June 6 at about 9:00 a.m., Alaska State Troopers Dispatch received a report of a female passed-out behind the wheel of a vehicle at the Ninilchik transfer site. An investigation found Kristi Edens, 30, of Anchor Point, was operating the vehicle under the influence of controlled substances and was in possession of controlled substances. Edens was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail on charges of driving under the influence and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

On June 6 at 6:36 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report that the Ninilchik General Store had been burglarized sometime during the night. Investigation showed that unknown person(s) forced entry into the building and attempted to break into the ATM located inside. The investigation is ongoing.

On June 10 at about 7:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a hit-and-run in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Mathew Lay, 23, of Nikiski, became upset due to a four-wheeler speeding in the area. Mathew Lay located the four-wheeler and rammed the four-wheeler with his vehicle. This resulted in two people having minor injuries. Neither party was transported from the scene. Mathew Lay was arrested for two counts of third-degree assault, criminal mischief, reckless driving, and driving while license suspended.

On June 10 at about 11:20 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received report of a burglary at a cabin off the Escape Route near Herring Road. The complainant reported that a bug tent, a solar radio, and a lantern had been taken. At this time, no suspects have been identified. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Alaska State Troopers at 1-907-262-4453.

On June 10 at 5:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded with Central Emergency Services to an ATV accident on Robinson Loop near Higher Ground. Investigation revealed that a 13-year-old female, of Sterling, was riding her ATV when she lost control and crashed. She was pronounced deceased on scene by Emergency Medical services. She was wearing a helmet. The investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing. Next of kin was notified.

On June 11 at 6:53 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported disturbance on the side of the Sterling Highway, near Mile 103. Investigation revealed that Devan Renee Chandler, 21, of Soldotna, had approached another person to confront them over a suspected theft. A fight ensued after Chandler unlawfully entered the other’s vehicle. Chandler was issued misdemeanor citations for disorderly conduct and second-degree criminal trespass.

On June 10 at 3:58 a.m., Kenai police responded to a call reporting five individuals checking out vehicles at a local apartment complex’s parking lot. Officers arrived on scene and contacted multiple individuals. After investigation, Jonathan J. Herrmann, 18, of Kenai, was arrested for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 10 at 7:33 a.m., Kenai police responded to a vehicle versus pole accident near Mile 6 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation of the scene and Kenai Fire Department responding for medical attention, Bruce E. Passe, 63, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

On June 10 at 6:17 p.m., Kenai police responded to the report of a disturbance. One of the parties contacted had an active warrant, and Richard D. Groves, 31, of Sterling, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor warrant for failure to report to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on May 3 to serve sentence on the original charge of driving under the influence, 120 days to serve with 100 days suspended. Groves was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 11 at 10:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to stop a white Hyundai Sonata near Mile 86 of the Sterling Highway for traveling 80 miles per hour in a posted 55 miles per hour zone inside the Sterling Highway Safety Corridor. The vehicle failed to stop for about a mile-and-a-half before yielding near Mile 88 of the Sterling Highway. The driver, a 17-year-old male, of Sterling, was issued a misdemeanor citation for second-degree failure to stop for a peace officer and a minor offense citation for speeding.

On June 12 at 1:53 a.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to stop an orange 2012 Chevrolet Sonic near Mile 83 of the Sterling Highway for speeding, 61 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone. The vehicle failed to stop and accelerated to speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. A tire deflation device was successfully deployed near Mile 93.5 of the Sterling Highway. The vehicle ultimately stopped at Mile 103 of the Sterling Highway. The driver was identified as Johnny Havird, 42, of Anchorage, and the passenger was identified as Michelle Charlie, 21, of Anchorage. Investigation resulted in Havird being arrested and charged with first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, driving while license revoked for driving under the influence, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, second-degree misconduct involving weapons, and three counts of third-degree misconduct involving. Charlie was arrested and charged with third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, second-degree misconduct involving weapons, and three counts of third-degree misconduct involving weapons. Charlie was additionally found to have a warrant for her arrest out of Anchorage for probation violations on original charges of driving under the influence, first-degree vehicle theft, and failure to stop for a peace officer. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On June 11 at 9:18 p.m., Alaska State and Wildlife Troopers in Soldotna were advised by the Kenai Air Traffic Control tower of small plane making a reported emergency landing about 18 miles down Mystery Creek Road, near Trapper Joe Lake. It was not known if anyone was injured. Wildlife troopers responded to the area, along with Kenai National Wildlife Federal Law Enforcement Officers, and were able to contact the plane occupants. The pilot, Paul Dale, 65, of Kenai, and his passenger reported sustaining no injuries after having had to perform an emergency landing when their plane suffered mechanical issues. Both the pilot and passenger were taken from the incident location back to their vehicle in Soldotna.

On June 11, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Keith Hoppes, 61, of Soldotna, at Bing’s Landing. Hoppes was observed fishing on the Kenai River. When approached to check his fishing license, he was unable to produce a valid 2019 Alaska fishing license. A correctable citation was issued for sport fishing without license in possession, with bail set at $200.On May 29, Alaska State Troopers Contacted Orlando Gonzales, 48, of Chugiak, regarding his bear bait sites. Gonzales said he had been using the bear bait sites for multiple years within 1/4 mile from the Seward Highway. Gonzales had two bear bait sites located off Mile 51 of the Seward Highway. Both sites were located and measured at 0.12 miles from the road. Gonzales received two strict liability violation citations: two counts of illegal bear bait within 1/4 mile of a road. Restitution for the bear shot in 2018 was included in one of the citations. Bail was set at $500 for each bear bait site and restitution for one black bear at $600, with a total bail of $1,600.

On June 12 at 7:38 p.m., Mark Kreidenweis, 68, of Kasilof, called Alaska State Troopers, reporting that his neighbor, Jeremy Hawk, 47, of Kasilof, had fired a gun at him. Investigation revealed that Kreidenweis had provided false information with the intent of implicating another in an offense. Investigation also revealed that Hawk had been permanently trespassed from Kreidenweis’s property. Hawk admitted to entering Kreideweis’s property the prior day. Hawk was given a misdemeanor Alaska Uniform Citation for second-degree criminal trespass. Kreidenweis was arrested for false report and, subsequently, disorderly conduct. Kreidenweis was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and was to be released on his own recognizance.

On June 12 at 8:03 p.m., Anchor Point Alaska State Troopers responded to a head-on collision at Mile 126 of the Sterling Highway. Witnesses on scene reported that a Monte Carlo departed its lane of traffic into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a Toyota. The witnesses reported that the Toyota had taken evasive action into its own lane’s guardrail. The unidentified male driver of the Monte Carlo was entrapped and cut free by Emergency Medical Services. Both the driver and passenger of the Monte Carlo were taken from the scene by Emergency Medical Services. The driver of the Toyota was uninjured. The unidentified Monte Carlo driver was medevac’d via Life Med to an Anchorage hospital. The female passenger of the Monte Carlo, later identified as Megan Middleton, 26, of Soldotna, was taken to a local hospital. The Sterling Highway was closed from about 8:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. for scene investigation. The Anchorage Police Department assisted with further attempts to identify the Monte Carlo driver. Investigation is ongoing.

On June 12 at 12:27 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a burglary in the neighborhood of Kalgin Drive in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that George Carpenter, 24, burglarized the residence the day before and stole about $300 worth of personal belongings. Carpenter was contacted and found to be in possession of the stolen belongings. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, and first-degree criminal trespass.

On June 11 at 7:54 a.m., Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Lauren Canales, 22, of Dayton, Texas, while he was sportfishing for king salmon. Investigation revealed that Canales did not have a valid 2019 king salmon stamp. Canales was issued a citation for not having a valid king salmon stamp. Bail for the offense is set at $220. AS16.05.340(a)(24) King Salmon Stamp required for Non-Residents.

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