Public safety briefs for March 20, 2019

Public safety briefs for March 20, 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.

On Mar. 18 at 6:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance at a Soldotna residence in which a female was reported to have fired a handgun and was threatening to harm herself and others in the home. Investigation revealed that Cynthia Kaye Harris, 56, of Soldotna, was intoxicated, was in possession of a handgun, and had fired it inside the residence. She was threatening to kill a family member and herself. She was arrested for third-degree assault (domestic violence) and second-degree and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons. Harris was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail, pending arraignment.

On Mar. 18 at about 7:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault in Cooper Landing. Parties are separated, and the investigation is ongoing.

On Mar. 19 at 12:03 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report about a dark truck driving recklessly, all over the road, crossing center and fog lines. The vehicle turned into Big John’s Tesoro gas station on the Sterling Highway. Troopers responded to the area, where a blue Chevrolet pickup truck was contacted in the parking lot next to Big John’s, still idling. The driver and only occupant of the vehicle, Danelle Clark, was intoxicated. Investigation determined that Clark was driving under the influence. She was arrested and taken to Wildwood Correctional Center.)

On Mar. 19 at 12:22 a.m., Alaska State Troopers investigated a reported assault at a residence in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Shane David Blumentritt, 23, of Soldotna, had assaulted a family member by strangling them twice and shoving them down a flight of stairs, causing injury. Blumentritt was arrested for two counts second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault, and one count of second-degree harassment, all domestic violence offenses. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

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