Public safety briefs for June 28, 2020

Public safety briefs for June 28, 2020

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 19 at 8:49 a.m., Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Jeremiah Judy, 37, of Soldotna, while he was sportfishing from the shore of the Kenai Beach. Judy failed to have a current 2020 sportfish license and was issued a citation. Bail was set at $220 in Kenai District Court.

On June 19 at about 10:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation in the Sterling Highway Safety Corridor, near Mile 88.5. Investigation revealed that Janelle Alexie, 24, of Sterling, was transporting a child in her vehicle while she was impaired by alcoholic beverages. She was arrested for driving under the influence and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 14 at 12:23 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a stolen 4-wheeler from the beach several miles north of the Captain Cook Recreational Site. Investigation revealed that Jesse James, 36, of Wasilla, was in possession of the stolen 4-wheeler as well as another that was reported the day before. James was charged with second-degree and third-degree theft and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief.

On June 22 at 3:49 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an intoxicated driver on Funny River Road, near Lake Street. After investigation, Kevin O’Quinn, 39, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 21 at 4:26 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report that an intoxicated driver who had been cut off at a bar in Moose Pass had driven toward Seward, despite being told not to. The initial call provided a detailed description of the driver and the vehicle. At about 5:00 p.m., troopers located the vehicle in Seward. Investigation revealed that Joseph Malone, 63, of Girdwood, had driven the vehicle from Moose Pass to Seward while impaired by alcohol. Malone was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail on one count of driving under the influence.

On June 21 at 2:54 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Anchor Point Post, conducted a sport fishing patrol in the Kachemak Bay area. Chad Albertson, 48, of Anchor Point, was contacted while fishing. Albertson could not provide a valid 2020 Alaska Sport Fishing License. He was cited for fishing without a valid fishing license in possession, which carries a $220 fine in the Homer Courts.

On June 20 at 12:45 p.m., Alaska State Wildlife Troopers Anchor Point Post, conducted a patrol of the Deep Creek Beach. Matthew Voit, 36, of Chugiak, was observed fishing in Conservation Zone #1, which is closed. Voit was cited for fishing in closed waters, which carries a $120 fine in the Homer Courts.

On June 15 at about 10:10 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed a person personal use setnet fishing 40 minutes prior to the 11:00 a.m. opening. Tyler Dann, 41, of Anchorage, was issued a citation for personal use setnetting during a closed period.

On June 15 at 6:45 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a person fishing a personal use setnet three hours and 15 minutes before the 11:00 a.m. opening. Erika Ammann, 43, of Anchorage, was issued a citation for personal use setnetting during a closed period.

On June 22 at 8:44 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received and responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in Soldotna and contacted Philip Fabinski, 62, of Soldotna. Fabinski was found to be on conditions of release from previous cases and was also found to have violated the conditions. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 22 at 1:35 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Explorer on Rabbit Run Road in Soldotna for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed that Richard Robin Ecklund, 58, of Chugiak, was driving with a canceled license, with a prior conviction, and was on conditions of release for vehicle theft. Ecklund was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on charges of driving with a canceled license and violating conditions of release for a felony.

On June 18 at 11:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a semi-truck pulling a flatbed trailer for speeding near Mile 68 of the Sterling Highway in Sterling. Investigation revealed that Michael Joseph Kelly, 58, of Anchorage, was driving the Freightliner semi-truck without a license. Kelly was issued a misdemeanor summons for no valid operator’s license for a commercial motor vehicle and released to the owner of the trucking company.

On June 22 at 9:38 p.m., Alaska State Troopers Dispatch received a report of a disturbance at a Spruce Avenue address in Soldotna. Troopers arrived on scene and contacted Christine Uribe-Koivisto, 35, of Soldotna. After investigation found she had committed an assault with a frying pan and damaged a wall in the house, she was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on domestic violence charges of fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief.

On June 22 at 10:02 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance in Nikiski. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Derek Ludington, 50, of Nikiski, for third-degree assault (for having two prior fourth-degree assault convictions within the preceding 10 years) and fifth-degree criminal mischief. Ludington was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On June 23 at about 6:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers arrested Adrian Doremire, 39, of Sterling, near his Sterling residence after he requested to turn himself in on a no bail warrant for his arrest on the original charge of burglary. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, where he was held without bail.

On June 23 at 8:35 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Jacqueline Taylor, 37, of Seward, during a traffic stop near Mile 67 of the Sterling Highway, near Sterling. Taylor was arrested for a $50 warrant for not having vehicle insurance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 21 at 11:14 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop at the Kenai Spur Highway and Redoubt Avenue. Cody A. Huston, 35, of Soldotna, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 19 at about 8:30 p.m., Kenai police received an after-the-fact report of an assault that happened near Mile 9 of the Kenai Spur Highway. During investigation, officers contacted Mariah N. Schloeman, 23, of Kenai, who was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 19 at about 10:50 p.m., Kenai police came in contact with a wanted person near Second Street and California Avenue. Sidney P. Clark, 37, was arrested on a $1,500 misdemeanor Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant, new violating conditions of release charge filed June 17 on the original charge of violating conditions of release. Clark was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 18 at 2:21 p.m., Kenai police contacted a wanted subject at a residence on Baleen Street in Kenai. James B. Bowen, 26, of Soldotna, was arrested on multiple Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrants: $10,000 felony warrant for failure to appear on a felony charge; $5,500 misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear for status hearing; $10,000 misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear for status hearing on the original charge of violating conditions of release; misdemeanors failure to comply with conditions of probation; violating conditions of release charge filed Nov 14. Bowen was also charged with second-degree, third-degree, and two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Amanda M. Kivi, 31, of Nikiski, was also arrested during this contact for two counts of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Both Kivi and Bowen were taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 17 at 4:35 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near the area of Evergreen Street in Kenai. Christian T. Athey, 23, of Nikiski, was issued a summons for driving while license suspended.

On June 17 at 5:36 a.m., Kenai police responded to the area of Walnut Drive in Kenai for a report of a female who had assaulted the complainant. After contacting all parties involved, Kiley J. Ruberg, 24, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 16 at 4:58 p.m., Kenai police responded to a traffic accident near the Kenai Spur Highway and Beaver Loop Road. After contacting all parties and investigation of the scene, Wendy H. Butler, 62, of Kenai, was issued a summons for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

On June 16 at 10:48 p.m., Kenai police responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report on a male who was driving a motorcycle near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Officers contacted the male suspect of the report, and Dustin C. Rediske, 25, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving while license revoked.

On June 21 at 1:03 a.m., Soldotna police responded to the area of Sohi Lane for an intoxicated male creating a disturbance. Officers contacted Keith Jurasin, 36, of Soldotna, and he was given a disorderly conduct warning. Jurasin would not stop creating a disturbance and was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 19 at 8:32 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Binkley Street for driving at a high rate of speed through multiple roundabouts. Gail Waterbury, 44, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 25, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Anchor Point Post, cited Afanasy E. Basargin, 25, of Homer, for multiple sportfishing violations after investigation revealed he had illegally caught and retained 21 king salmon from the North Fork of the Anchor River earlier in the month. Basargin was issued 13 bailable citations for sportfishing and retaining king salmon in closed waters, one citation for intentionally snagging in fresh water, one citation for using multiple hooks in single hook waters, one citation for no sportfishing license, one citation for no king salmon stamp, and one citation for failure to record the landing of king salmon. The total bail for all 18 citations is $4,210. Basargin was also issued a summons for unlawful possession of sport fish, with a mandatory court date of July 8 in Homer District Court.

On June 25, Soldotna Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Billy Etuckmelra, 50, of Wasilla, while he was personal use fishing with a dipnet at the Kasilof River. Etuckmelra had a sportfish license but failed to have a required 2020 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Permit. Etuckmelra was issued a citation with a bail amount of $220 into Kenai District Court.

On June 25 at 7:21 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle crash on the Sterling Highway in downtown Anchor Point. Investigation showed that a vehicle driven by Christopher Deutscher, 39, of Ninilchik, had attempted to pass a vehicle he believed to be turning right, when the other vehicle turned left into a local business parking lot. The other vehicle was being driven by Robert Scheetz, 36, of Anchor Point. The vehicles collided, causing damage to both vehicles and possible injuries to a passenger in Scheetz’s vehicle. Based on the investigation, Deutscher was cited for passing in a no passing zone. Scheetz was charged with driving with a suspended license, failing to have vehicle insurance, and misuse of plates.

On June 24 at about 12:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers located a vehicle driving on the Sterling Highway near Mile 143 that had been reported as stolen. Troopers stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, John Logston, 39, of Soldotna. Logston had outstanding charges of first-degree vehicle theft, second-degree theft, and multiple counts of second-degree harassment from previous investigations. Logston was arrested on these charges. During the investigation, it was found that Logston had an extraditable warrant for his arrest out of the State of Oregon. Logston was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On June 25 at 8:57 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance off Robinson Loop in Sterling. Investigation revealed that Steven McMurtry, 67, of Sterling, brandished a handgun at his two neighbors during a verbal confrontation. McMurtry was arrested for two counts of third-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On June 25 at about 6:30 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the South Kasilof Beach personal use fishery and contacted Shawna Reeves, 38, of Anchorage. Investigation revealed that Shawna Reeves was fishing without a 2020 Personal Use Permit and a 2020 Sportfishing license in her possession. A $500 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On June 25 at about 7:10 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the South Kasilof Commercial Setnet Fishery and saw a setnet fishing during a closed period. Investigation revealed that Charles Smith, 57, of Kasilof, unlawfully fished a setnet during a closed period. A $9,000 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On June 15 at about 7:40 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers saw an individual in a boat fishing a personal use setnet. Investigation revealed that George Rapuzzi, 65, of Anchorage was fishing during a closed period. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On June 15 at about 7:40 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers saw an individual in a boat fishing a personal use setnet. Investigation revealed that John Mills, 59, Kasilof, was fishing during a closed period. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On June 15 at about 7:40 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers saw an individual fishing a personal use setnet. Investigation revealed that Dwight Mackley, 40, of Anchorage, was fishing during a closed period. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

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