Public safety briefs for June 2, 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.

n On May 28 at 9:21 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to Epperheimer Incorporated in Nikiski for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed that unknown persons trespassed on the property and stole approximately $1,500 worth of tools and painting supplies. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 262-4453 or Crime Stoppers at (907) 283-8477.

n On May 28 at 11:35 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received and responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in Nikiski and contacted Michael Barger, 39, of Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Barger spray-painted another person’s driveway, took a phone of a family member, using force after the family member said they were going to call police, and failed to return the phone. Barger was arrested for fifth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree robbery, interfering with a report of a domestic violence crime, and second-degree theft. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

n On May 26 at 2:24 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Kobuk Street. Elizabeth Peronto, 32, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

n On May 26 at 11:01 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Good Time Charlie’s for a disturbance. Prior to the officer’s arrival, the involved parties left in a vehicle, which was later stopped at Mile 113 of the Sterling Highway by an Alaska State Trooper. Investigation led to Laura Faatoafe, 33, of Anchorage, being arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

n On May 17 about 1:55 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Fred Meyer parking lot for a reported collision. Investigation led to Adrienne Goforth, 68, of Kenai, being issued a criminal citation for reckless driving and released.

n On May 29 at 5:16 a.m., Kenai police were called to a business near Mile 10.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway on the report of a shoplifter who had fled the scene. Investigation led to the arrest of Teana M. Lewis, 23, of Kenai, on charges of fourth-degree theft and violating conditions of release. Lewis was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

n On May 29 at 6:05 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a theft occurring near Mile 10.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Investigation led to the arrest of Jaime E. Doleman, 36, of Kenai, on a charge fourth-degree theft. Doleman was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

n On May 29 at about 8:40 p.m., Kenai police were informed of an extremely intoxicated man near the Kenai Spur Highway and Bluff Street. Officers performing a welfare check located people trespassing on the property and, after further investigation, the following persons were arrested: Tammy L. Aaronson, 48, of Kenai, for second-degree criminal trespass; Anthony D. Bonawitz, 40, of Kenai, for second-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

n On May 29 at about 9:30 p.m., Kenai police were requested to check on a man who was lying near the Kenai Spur Highway and Walker Lane intersection without moving for over 30 minutes. Officers responded and arrested John W. Edison III, 37 of Kenai, on charges of violating conditions of release and disorderly conduct. Edison was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

n On May 28 at about 5:00 p.m., Kenai police received a theft report from a business near Mile 10.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Investigation led to the arrest of Brian Tweedy-Pederson, 34, of Kenai, on charges of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and second-degree theft. Tweedy-Pederson was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

n On May 14 at about 9:20 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft at a residence on Frontier Avenue in Homer. Investigation showed that David Amole, 33, of Homer, entered the residence and stole several items on May 11. On May 30, Amole was found to be incarcerated in Wildwood Pretrial Facility, and he was remanded on charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, and violating conditions of release.

n On May 29 at 8:55 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a single-vehicle crash at Mile 13 of the Hope Highway. Hope Emergency Medical Services and Seward-based troopers responded. The driver, Katrina Allen, 27, of Kenai, was Medevac’d to Anchorage for treatment. Investigation revealed that Allen was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the crash. Charges for driving under the influence of drugs are being forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution upon her release from the hospital.

n On May 28 at about 10:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a suspicious male in vicinity of Mile 68 of the Seward Highway. Seward-based troopers responded and contacted Timothy James, 33, of Homer. A routine check showed that James had two outstanding arrest warrants. James was arrested and taken to the Anchorage Correctional Complex on warrants for failure to appear on the original charges of assault, $500 bail, and failure to appear on the original charge of concealment of merchandise, $50 bail.

n On May 30 at 3:26 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a report of a disturbance occurring at a residence located near Onslow Avenue. Upon arrival, troopers contacted Terry R. Spencer, 32, of Wasilla. Investigation revealed that an argument was occurring among family members. During the argument, Spencer broke a windshield of a red 2005 Ford Focus belonging to a family member. Spencer was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on the charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence).

n On May 30 at 2:23 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of a stolen Polaris Razor in the neighborhood of Gas Well Road, in Soldotna. The stolen Polaris was later located near Mile 10 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. After a pursuit, troopers arrested the passenger, Elias McConnell, 22, of Kenai. The driver, Scott Deboard, 23, of Kasilof, fled on foot in the area. McConnell was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of second-degree vehicle theft, fifth-degree criminal mischief, and violating conditions of release.)

n On May 31 at about 9:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers, with the assistance of the Kenai Police Department, Soldotna Police Department, and United States Fish & Wildlife Enforcement, responded to the Community College/Gas Well Road area of Soldotna after community members reported seeing Scott Deboard, 23, of Soldotna, in the area. Deboard had several active felony arrest warrants, with several others pending. Deboard fled on foot. An ATV believed to be stolen as well as a stolen firearm were recovered during the investigation. Deboard was later located at a Soldotna residence and arrested following a short foot pursuit. He was ultimately taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on his outstanding warrants, with several other charges pending.

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