Public safety briefs for March 19, 2019

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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.

n On Mar. 14 at 7:42 p.m., Bruce Larson, 59, of Anchor Point, called 911 to report that a woman had threatened him with a knife and stated that he had a shotgun inside his home, so “Someone’s going to die tonight.” Subsequent investigation revealed that no emergency or assault had taken place and that Larson was intoxicated. Larson had also violated his court-appointed conditions of release in a previous case by consuming alcohol. He was arrested and taken to Homer Jail without incident.

n On Mar. 14 at 3:08 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received an anonymous tip that Todd Bashaw, 45, of Kenai, who had an outstanding warrant for third-degree assault and violating conditions of release, was walking down Marydale Avenue toward the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna. Troopers contacted the male and identified positively him as Bashaw. Bashaw was arrested on the warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

n On Mar. 16 at about 4:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Seward observed George Via, 49, of Seward, standing in the driveway of a local residence. Via was known to troopers to have an active arrest warrant for violating conditions of release. The warrant was confirmed current, and Via was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail on $250 bail.

n On Mar. 16 at 4:35 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received and responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on Holt Lamplight in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Ryan McGahan, 39, of Nikiski, had assaulted a member of the residence. McGahan was arrested for two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

n On Mar. 15 at 5:09 p.m., troopers received a report of a male shooting at two males on snowmachines as they rode on the Soldotna Creek. The suspect was identified as John Spinka, 65 of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Spinka had caused fear of serious physical injury by means of a dangerous instrument. Spinka was arrested for third-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

n On Mar. 3, Alaska State Troopers responded to a suspicious vehicle parked at a Sterling residence. Mason Eugene Baldwin, 42 of Soldotna, was contacted and found to be engaged in an active burglary of the residence. After investigation, Baldwin was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of first-degree burglary, attempted second-degree theft, possession of burglary tools, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and violating conditions of release. On Mar. 17, Alaska State Troopers contacted Travis Brazington, 28, of Sterling, in relation to this case. After investigation, Brazington was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of first-degree burglary, attempted second-degree theft, possession of burglary tools, misuse of plates, and fifth-degree criminal mischief.

n On Mar. 17 at 11:32 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an address on David Lee Street in Anchor Point for a report of an assault. Investigation showed that Nathan Vandecoevering, 45, of Anchor Point, had assaulted a female at the residence. Vandecoevering was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail to await arraignment.

n On Mar. 18, Elvina Roberts, 44, of Maine, was issued a citation by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Anchor Point Post, for making a false statement on her 2018 sport fish license. Bail is set at $310 in Homer Court.

n On Mar. 15 at 4:46 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1992 Chevy Suburban for an equipment violation on Old Nash Road in Seward. A records check revealed the passenger, Shawn Corn, 36, of Seward, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for the original charge of fourth-degree theft. Corn was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail on $50 bail.

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