Public safety briefs for June 7, 2020

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

On May 29 at 4:23 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a white 2003 GMC Sierra on Island Lake Road near Daisy Mae Avenue after it lost a tire while going down the roadway. The driver was identified as James D. Hudson, Jr., 61, of Nikiski. A records check showed Hudson’s operator’s license was revoked for driving under the influence and had active conditions of release to obey all state laws. Hudson was arrested for driving while license revoked and violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On May 29 at about 1:10 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation in Soldotna. After investigation, Edward Baker, 48, of Soldotna, was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license revoked and released.

On May 29 at about 9:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop in Soldotna for a moving violation. After investigation, Timothy Hopper, 32, of Nikiski, was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On May 29 at 10:35 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a single-vehicle rollover of a red 2011 GMC Sierra. The driver, later identified as Kalenik Molodin, 20, of Nikolaevsk, fled the vehicle rollover on foot and was eventually located near the scene. Investigation revealed Molodin was driving under the influence. He was arrested and taken to the Soldotna Troopers Post for processing, then to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of driving under the influence, failure to give immediate notice of a motor vehicle collision, minor operating after consuming alcohol, and minor consuming alcohol.

On May 28 at about 1:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation in Nikiski. After investigation, Troy Oclair, 37, of Nikiski, was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license suspended and released.

On May 28 at 4:24 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance after-the-fact. Investigation revealed that Nicholas Guarnere, 38, of Ninilchik, had committed third-degree and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and violated his conditions of release. He was taken to the Homer Jail on the charges.

On May 30 at 12:43 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers assisted the Office of Child Services in Nikiski and contacted Jessica R. Spurgeon, 41, of Nikiski. Investigation lead to the arrest of Spurgeon for driving under the influence and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. She was taken Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On May 30 at 6:53 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on East End Road in Homer. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Betty Callahan, 63, of Homer, for driving under the influence. She was taken to the Homer Jail.

On May 30, Alaska Wildlife Troopers arrested Lonnie Kukowski, 25, of Soldotna, for fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances. Kukowski received a summons to appear in the Kenai District Court.

On May 31 at 7:05 p.m., the Kenai Police Department received a report of a suspicious male at business close to Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Officers responded to the area and contacted a Charles E. Sipary, 57, of Kenai. After investigation, Sipary was arrested for two misdemeanor Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrants for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of second-degree criminal trespass and an additional charge of violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On May 28 at 11:16, Kenai police responded to a suspicious vehicle near Overland Avenue. After investigation, Joshua F. Aseltine, 38, of Kenai, was arrested for an Alaska State Troopers no bail arrest warrant for second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and an additional charge of providing false information and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 1 at 6:31 a.m. Alaska State Troopers Dispatch received a report of a female falling out of a moving vehicle at Tustumena Lake. Troopers arrived on scene and observed a female lying on the ground, bleeding from her head. She was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital by Emergency Medical Services for a head injury. Trooper investigation found Tyler Reynolds, 19, of Sterling had been driving under the influence. The female was the passenger and was ejected from the passenger window. Reynolds was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for second-degree assault, driving under the influence, and violating conditions of release.

On June 1 at about 1:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a pickup near Rabbit Run on Funny River Road in Soldotna. The driver was identified as William “Buck” Hollandsworth, 53, of Soldotna, who has a suspended license with prior convictions of driving revoked/suspended/canceled. Hollandsworth was arrested for driving with a suspended license and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 1 at 7:56 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an ATV crash on Old Halbouty Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Skylar Thomas Lyon, 14, of Nikiski, had been driving a green 1996 Polaris four wheeler, when he went off the road and struck a tree. He was seriously injured and transported to Central Peninsula Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased from his injuries. Investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash continues. Next of kin was present.

On June 2 at about 3:20 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers contacted Donald Mauldin, 54, of Anchorage, near Mile 102 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation found Mauldin was driving while his license was suspended for failure to maintain financial responsibility. He was issued a criminal citation for driving while license suspended.

On June 3 at 3:14 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a Kia SUV after it was reported as a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) vehicle swerving in the roadway and speeding. The vehicle was located near Mile 70 of the Sterling Highway and was speeding 73 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone. After investigation revealed that Audrene Berube, 48, of Anchorage, was driving while impaired, she was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, where she was released without bail.

On June 3 at 9:56 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a 2001 white Dodge truck for an equipment violation on Gas Well Road in Soldotna. After investigation, Courtney Weston, 24, of Soldotna, was issued a criminal citation for improper use of plates.

On June 3 at 11:05 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at the Farm B&B in Seward. Investigation revealed that Mark Edwards, 55, of Seward, committed the crime of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) by assaulting a family member. Edwards was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail without bail.

On May 29 at 6:55 p.m., Alaska State Troopers (AST) received a call about an unknown male who had shown up at a charter business in Ninilchik and was refusing to leave. AST responded and contacted Joseph Garcia, 26, of Homer, who admitted to having taken meth before he drove from Seward to Homer for work on a fishing vessel. After investigation, he was arrested for one count of driving under the influence and taken to the Homer Jail.

On June 4 at about 1:00 p.m. Alaska State Troopers stopped a blue 1992 Ford Van for a traffic violation on Railway Avenue in Seward. Investigation resulted in the driver, Samuel Miller, 30, of Seward, being issued a misdemeanor summons for misuse of plates.

On May 29 at 2:35 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash near Mile 20.5 of the Seward Highway. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Darren Hansen, 23, of Eagle River, for driving under the influence. Hansen was also charged with misconduct involving weapons and was issued a citation for refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test. The vehicle, a 1997 Ford Expedition, was a total loss and was towed from the scene.

On May 29 at 7:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a black Subaru Impreza for 84 miles per hour in the 55 miles per hour zone near Mile 8 of the Seward Highway.. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Kayla Capurro, 22, of Wasilla, for driving under the influence. Capurro was taken to the Seward jail. Capurro was also issued citations for speeding, driving with a revoked license, and refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test.

On May 29 at 11:13 p.m., while investigating an unrelated incident in the Exit Glacier Special Use Area Campground, troopers observed a GMC Safari minivan drive down a rough trail and become stuck. Troopers contacted the driver, Michelle Pearson, 31, of Girdwood. Pearson failed standard field sobriety tests, and investigation resulted in her arrest for driving under the influence. Pearson was taken to the Seward Jail.

On June 4 at 7:33 p.m., Kenai police responded to a disturbance on Rogers Road. Russel W. Stelle, 29, of Kenai, was arrested on two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On June 3 at 10:22 p.m., Kenai Police Dispatch received a report of a possible burglary in progress at a residence located near South Willow Street and Peninsula Avenue. Upon arrival, police contacted Dimitri C. Targonsky, 29, of Kenai, inside the residence. After investigation, Targonsky was taken to Wildwood Pretrial and charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

On June 2 at 1:42 a.m., a Kenai police officer conducted a routine traffic stop near Mile 14 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. After investigation, Michiel L. Bradshaw, 44, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 2, Robert R. Phillips, 34, of Kenai, was contacted and arrested for second-degree theft and disorderly conduct from an ongoing investigation of a theft case from December 2019. Phillips was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On June 4 at 2:22 p.m., Alaska State Troopers (AST) responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in Nikiski and found the vehicle on the side of the road on the corner of Arctic Circle and Rambling Road in Nikiski. AST, with the help of Kenai police, contacted Thomas Andre, Jr., 21, of Anchorage, and Elizabeth Reinan, 20, of Anchorage, on Island Lake Road, near the area where the vehicle had been left. Both had admitted to stealing the truck and leaving it on Rambling Road. Reinan was also found with a knife on her person, which she admitted to having taken from the truck. Investigation revealed that Andre, Jr. was supposed to be wearing an ankle monitor, which he admitted to cutting off in Anchorage a couple weeks prior. Andre, Jr. was also on conditions of release on original charges of first-degree vehicle theft and failure to stop. Reinan was on conditions of release of on charges of improper use of evidence of registration, resisting arrest, fourth-degree assault, and violating conditions of release. Andre, Jr. was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on charges of first-degree vehicle theft, violating conditions of release, and third-degree escape. Reinan was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail on charges of first-degree vehicle theft, violating conditions of release, and fourth-degree theft.

On June 4 at 8:31 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway on a maroon 2010 Dodge Avenger, recognized the driver, Corbin Chad Kooly, 54, of Kenai, as having a revoked license, and confirmed the revocation through a check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network. Kooly’s license is revoked continuously, starting Jan. 1, 2000 through May 15, 2069, for multiple driving under the influence convictions, felony driving under the influence, and over nine driving while license revoked convictions, including Alaska and other states. Kooly has previous operator’s license advisements by law enforcement on file. The vehicle was released on scene to a responsible party. Kooly was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial, where he was released on his own recognizance.

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