Public safety briefs for March 13, 2019

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

On Mar. 12 at 2:31 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Soldotna. Troopers responded to the scene, and investigation revealed that Calvin Williams, 28, of Kenai, had committed an assault and had also damaged property. Williams was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on charges of criminal mischief and assault.

On Mar. 9 at 6:32 p.m., Anchor Point Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle accident at Mile 167 of the Sterling Highway. The driver Christine Effler, 72, of Homer, suffered minor injuries and was taken to South Peninsula Hospital by Emergency Medical Services. The passenger, Rodney Adams, 48, of Wasilla, was uninjured. Effler’s vehicle had left the roadway during inclement weather/road conditions and was unable to recover prior to traveling down an embankment and striking a tree.

On Mar. 13 at 1:17 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance in Soldotna. Following investigation, Laura Hinz, 31, of Soldotna, was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of fourth-degree assault, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct.

On Mar. 12 at about 8:00 p.m., troopers were in Sterling, conducting follow-up on a complaint of shoplifting from Mar. 10. After investigation, Sofia Costales, 35, of Sterling, was charged with fourth-degree theft and fifth-degree criminal mischief.

On Mar. 12 at about 8:30 p.m., troopers arrested Aaron Williams, 24, of Soldotna, on an outstanding arrest warrant when he was contacted during an unrelated investigation. Williams was arrested without incident and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $2,500 bail. The arrest warrant was for failing to appear on an original charge of first-degree vehicle theft.

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