Public safety briefs for June 21, 2020

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Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and contains arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

On June 12 at 6:01 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a gray 1993 Cadillac Deville near Mile 4 of Kalifornsky Beach Road for speeding. The driver was observed jumping into the back seat of the vehicle upon initial contact. The driver was identified as Dominic E. Allen, 42, of Soldotna. Allen admitted to not having a valid operator’s license. A records check showed his license was suspended for points and had prior convictions of the offense. Allen was arrested for driving while license suspended and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 13 at 11:35 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation in Soldotna. After investigation, Steven Brown, 48, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 10 at 1:26 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on an SUV for a speeding violation on the Sterling Highway near Kenai Keys in Sterling. The driver was a 16-year-old female, of Anchorage. The passenger was Richard George Poage, 43, of Anchorage. Investigation revealed that the 16-year-old was driving without a license, and Poage, the owner of the vehicle, had allowed her to drive. The 16-year-old was issued a mandatory court citation for no valid operator’s license, and Poage was issued a misdemeanor court citation for permitting an unauthorized person to drive. Both were later released to a valid driver.

On June 14 at about 2:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Kittiwake Court in Homer for a report of a deceased person. Ashley Antrobus, 29, of Missouri, had been found deceased by her employer after not showing up for work that morning. Next of kin were notified of her death.

On June 14 at about 2:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Jennifer Gadola, 35, of Anchor Point, in her vehicle at a pullout in the Anchor Point area. Investigation revealed she was driving while license revoked, had violated conditions of release, and had three outstanding warrants for her arrest. She was taken to the Homer Jail.

On June 13 at 10:14 a.m., Kenai police received a 911 call reporting an intoxicated male at a business near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Officers responded to the area and contacted a Joseph Chikoyak, Jr., 45, of Kenai. After investigation, Chikoyak was arrest for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 12 at about 5:30 p.m., Kenai police received the report of a suspicious male at a business on South Willow Street. Officers responded to the area and contacted a Joseph Chikoyak, Jr., 45, of Kenai. After investigation, Chikoyak was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 11 at 7:19 p.m., a Kenai police officer contacted a female at a local grocery store, located near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway, who had been previously trespassed from the premises. Brianna M. Hoge, 30, of Kenai, was issued a summons for second-degree criminal trespass.

On June 11 at 7:09 p.m., Kenai police officers responded to a local grocery store near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway for report of a female concealing merchandise. Officers contacted the female, and, after investigation, Laura L. Little, 26, of Kenai, was arrested for third-degree theft and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 10 at 5:58 p.m., a Kenai police officer responded to the area of the Kenai Spur Highway and Bridge Access Road intersection for a welfare check on a male. After finding and contacting the male, Joseph Chikoyak, 45, of Kenai, was arrested on a Soldotna failure to appear warrant on the original charge of second-degree criminal trespass, $250 bail, and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 16 at a 5:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to conduct a welfare check on a driver slumped over the wheel of a vehicle in a cul de sac off Jones Road. Investigation revealed that the driver, Aramis Michael Buerge, 18, of Soldotna, was not impaired, but was in possession of a schedule VIA controlled substance, marijuana. He was issued a misdemeanor citation for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

On June 16 at about 10:30 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Anchor Point Post, conducted a patrol of the Ninilchik River and Beach access. Kong Lor, 20, of Anchorage, and Kai Lee, 19, of Anchorage, were contacted fishing in the salt water from shore inside Conservation Zone #1 and were cited for fishing in closed waters. This citation carries a $120 fine in the Homer Court.

On June 15 at about 5:30 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Anchor Point Post, conducted a patrol of the Deep Creek Beach. Christopher George, 39, of Anchorage, was observed fishing inside Conservation Zone #1 on the salt water and was issued a citation for fishing in closed waters. This citation carries a $120 fine in the Homer Court.

On June 17 at 12:11 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a red 1998 Chevrolet pickup for speeding near Mile 105 of the Sterling Highway and contacted the driver, Michael Donald Fite, 67, of Kenai. Investigation revealed that Fite’s license was canceled and that he had two prior convictions for driving with a canceled license. He was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license canceled.

On June 16 at 8:32 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle on Miller Loop Road near Bernice Lake for expired registration. During the contact, a passenger, Michael Lynch, 29, of Nikiski, was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failing to appear for arraignment on the original charge of fourth-degree theft. Lynch was arrested without incident and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $280 bail.

On June 16 at 10:46 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received reports of a loud party at a residence in the Soldotna area. Troopers responded to the area and could hear the same loud party from several blocks away. The homeowner was identified as Michael Lott, 26, of Soldotna. Lott was advised that the noise from his party was disturbing the neighbors and could be heard several blocks away. Lott agreed to quiet down out of respect for the neighborhood and lateness of the hour. Lott was additionally given a disorderly conduct warning. At 1:46 a.m., troopers again received a complaint of loud music, along with yelling and singing coming from the same residence. Troopers responded and again could hear the noise of the party from blocks away. Michael Lott was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 16 at about 8:00 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to numerous 911 calls from Adrian Rogers, 38, of Kasilof, reporting that a neighbor of his was shooting at his residence. Investigation revealed Rogers had provided a false report and had violated conditions of release for a felony. Rogers was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on three charges of false report and a charge of violating conditions of release.

On June 16 at about 2:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Bonni Jean Dobson, 30, of Kasilof, in a vehicle off Tustumena Lake Road in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that Dobson had two outstanding arrest warrants for failure to comply with conditions of probation. Dobson was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $3,000 bail.

On June 16 at 11:48 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a male on a motorcycle driving recklessly, passing in a no passing zone and speeding on Edgington Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Benjamin Tyler Hadfield, 21, of Soldotna, was the operator of motorcycle. Hadfield was issued a misdemeanor court citation for reckless driving and a citation for passing in a no passing zone.

On June 16, the following individuals were cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, for personal use fishing during a closed period at the Kasilof River set net fishery: Sebastian Sarnowski, 29, of Anchorage; Jan Sarnowski, 60, of Anchorage; Marek Marur, 55, of Anchorage; Andrew Pasikowski, 61, of Anchorage. Bail is set at $120 each at Kenai District Court.

On June 16 at 12:26 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of fuel theft from a job site in Nikiski. Troopers responded to the location, and investigation revealed that a fuel hose had been cut on a piece of heavy equipment and about 10 to 20 gallons of fuel siphoned from it. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453.

UPDATE: On June 11, a grand jury in Palmer indicted Ronald Komakhuk on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, seven counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, three counts of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor, one count of attempted first-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault, and one count of third-degree sexual assault. Komakhuk is currently being held with bail set at $100,000 cash appearance bond and a $50,000 cash performance bond.ORIGINAL POST: On Feb. 4 at 4:01 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a teenager getting sexually abused by a family member, identified as Ronald Komakhuk, 53, of Anchor Point. The teenager was forensically interviewed and disclosed multiple incidents of sexual abuse by Komakhuk that occurred during the early morning of Jan. 25 and several other occasions that took place at a residence in Wasilla. Upon further investigation, it was determined that a second family member was sexually abused by Komakhuk during the early morning of Jan. 25.

On Apr. 15, a Palmer court issued an arrest warrant for Komakhuk for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, four counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, one count of attempted first-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault, and one count of third-degree sexual assault. On Apr. 15 at 6:21 p.m., troopers in Anchor Point arrested Komakhuk and took him to the Homer jail.Based on investigation, investigators believe Komakhuk may have additional victims in communities across Alaska, going back to the 1990s. Anyone with information regarding a crime committed by Komakhuk is encouraged to contact Troopers in Palmer at 907-745-2131.

On June 18 at 1:49 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a silver 1983 Honda Civic for speeding on Kalifornsky Beach Road. After investigation revealed that James Dougless Lange, 25, of Kenai, was driving the car while impaired and under the influence of alcohol, he was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 18 at 2:48 a.m., Alaska State Troopers observed a 4-wheeler without any illuminated lights southbound in the southbound lane of Robinson Loop Road in Sterling. Troopers attempted to stop the 4-wheeler, which accelerated to speeds of around 55 miles per hour and failed to stop. The 4-wheeler continued southbound on Robinson Loop, traveling in both lanes. The 4-wheeler abruptly turned onto Higher Ground Street, utilizing the ditch to complete the turn, and then accelerated to speeds of around 50 mile per hour on Higher Ground. The 4-wheeler attempted to abruptly turn left onto a trail, failed to negotiate the turn, and overturned. The driver was identified as Ryan Williams, 20, of Kenai. Williams was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital by Central Emergency Services ground ambulance, where he was treated for minor injuries and released. Williams was arrested for first-degree failing to stop for a peace officer and driving under the influence and was additionally issued a criminal citation for minor operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol and a minor offense citation for minor consuming alcohol. Williams was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail, pending arraignment.

On June 15 at 1:15 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Fred Meyer store parking lot after receiving a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report involving a vehicle that had been reported while on the Sterling Highway. Investigation led to Dylan Rink, 34, of Sterling, being arrested for driving under the influence of controlled substances, violating his court-ordered conditions of release, and three outstanding arrest warrants. Rink was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On June 14 at 8:19 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Binkley Street at Park Avenue. Lesli Richardson, 34, of Nikiski, was arrested for driving while license revoked and violating her court-ordered conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On June 12 at 6:57 a.m., Soldotna police and Alaska State Troopers responded to a burglary in progress at the Pot O’Gold Pull Tabs on the Sterling Highway, near Riverside Drive. Holley Reed, 32, of Kenai, was found inside the business after she broke the front window to gain entrance. Reed also attempted to burglarize another business in the immediate area, causing damage to the glass front door. Reed was arrested for second-degree burglary, attempted second-degree burglary, and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On June 9 at about 6:00 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Sportsman’s Warehouse for a shoplifter. Kimber Payne, 27, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree theft and two outstanding arrest warrants and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 5 at 3:58 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Fred Meyer store for a shoplifter. Sherri Bosdell, 47, of Kenai, was issued a criminal citation for third-degree theft and released.

On June 18 at 4:48 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a business on Kalifornsky Beach Road and contacted Itzel Nunez-Mora, 22, of Kasilof. A record check showed Nunez-Mora had a no bail arrest warrant for violating conditions of release. Nunez-Mora was arrest and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 17 at 6:24 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a gray 2016 BMW 328i for an equipment violation near Mile 71.0 of the Sterling Highway and contacted the driver, Darren Sanger, 35, of Soldotna. A records check revealed Sanger’s license was in revoked status, and he had an active warrant for his arrest for failure to appear on the original charge of driving while license revoked. Sanger was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $250 bail.

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