Public safety briefs for March 22, 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 1:04 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance in Moose Pass. Investigation revealed that Mary Blair, 39, of Moose Pass, had assaulted a family member, causing minor injury. Blair was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail on one count of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

On Mar. 13 at 11:04 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a reported burglary in the neighborhood of Browns Lake Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that a residence was burglarized without forced entry. Anyone with information regarding the burglary is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers 907-262-4453 or Peninsula Crime Stoppers 907-283-8477. Tipsters can also report anonymously at www.peninsulacrimestoppers.com.

On Mar. 13 at 12:26 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a reported disturbance in Sterling. Frank Standifer, 45, of Sterling, was contacted at the scene. Investigation revealed that Standifer had assaulted another household member. Standifer was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

On Mar. 12 at 8:56 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary in the neighborhood of Rhines Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed a blue 1990s Polaris 700 snowmachine was taken from the residence. Anyone with information regarding the burglary or the whereabouts of the stolen snowmachine is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers 907-262-4453 or Peninsula Crime Stoppers 907-283-8477. Tipsters can also report anonymously at www.peninsulacrimestoppers.com.

On Mar. 9 at 11:36 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of a burglary in the neighborhood of the Butler Aviation Airport in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that a private residence had been burglarized ,and the suspect had fled the scene. Anyone with information regarding the burglary is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers 907-262-4453 or Peninsula Crime Stoppers 907-283-8477. Tipsters can also report anonymously at www.peninsulacrimestoppers.com.

On Mar. 8 at 9:22 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of a hit-and-run in the neighborhood of Tower Park Court in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that an unattended vehicle was parked at a residence, then was backed into by another vehicle. The driver of the vehicle failed to report the collision and left the scene. Anyone with information regarding the hit-and-run is asked to contact the Alaska State Troopers 907-262-4453 or Peninsula Crime Stoppers 907-283-8477. Tipsters can also report anonymously at www.peninsulacrimestoppers.com.

On Mar. 7 at 11:15 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of a male possibly violating a stalking order in the neighborhood of Forest Lane in Sterling. Troopers responded to the scene and contacted David Lovell, 52, of Sterling. Investigation revealed that Lovell had violated his stalking order and his conditions of release. Lovell was arrest and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on the charges of violating a protective order, first-degree unlawful contact, and violating conditions of release.

On Mar. 18 at 5:33 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a three-vehicle collision on East Poppy Lane near Kalifornsky Beach Road. Investigation revealed that Adam Hoyt, 46, of Soldotna, was driving his Chevy Pickup westbound on Poppy Drive, when he rear-ended a stopped Dodge truck, driven by Carmen Vick, 58, of Soldotna. The Dodge then struck a stopped Toyota SUV that was being driven by Cheryl Siemers, 48, of Kenai. All vehicles sustained damage and were driven from the scene. The two drivers that were struck complained of minor injuries. Seat belts were worn by all occupants, and alcohol wasn’t a factor.

On Mar. 19 at 7:46 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of an active disturbance at a residence off Birch Grove Street in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Eric Eddy, 35, of Nikiski, had assaulted a family member. Eddy was arrested on charges of two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Mar. 19 at 1:57 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received report of a possible theft. Investigation revealed that a domestic assault had actually occurred. Further investigation revealed that Daniel Dickinson, 40, of Nikiski, had strangled a man. Dickinson was arrested and charged with second-degree and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Mar. 10, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of fuel theft from a Nikiski business. Investigation revealed that a male and female came onto the property during the night and stole fuel from a parked vehicle by poking a hole in the gas tank. Surveillance video has been obtained, and the investigation is continuing.

On Mar. 19 at 3:04 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft at Save U More, in Soldotna. It was determined that several items had been stolen. The total value was estimated at near, but less than $250. Suspects have been identified, and the case is under investigation.

On Mar. 19 at about 8:30 p.m., a 60-year-old female, of Nikiski, reported to Alaska State Troopers that while her truck was parked in a pullout near Mile 32 of the Kenai Spur Highway, unknown person(s) broke the window out of the truck and stole small items from the truck. Investigation is continuing.

On Mar. 19 at about 8:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a Funny River residence in response to a domestic disturbance. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Lonnie Playle, 35, of Soldotna, for first-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release. Playle was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Mar. 16 at 9:31 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received report of a stolen 2008 gold Subaru Forester, bearing AK license GSJ652. The vehicle was last seen in the area of Mile 26.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. The incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453 or Peninsula Crime Stoppers at 907-283-8477. Tips can also be reported anonymously at www.peninsulacrimestoppers.com.

On Mar. 17 at 3:28 p.m., Kenai police made contact with a two wanted individuals in the woods. As a result, the first person, Aarika N. Palacios, 27, of Soldotna, was arrested on a warrant from Alaska State Troopers for failure to remand as scheduled on the original charge of petition to revoke probation, no bail, three days to serve. The second person, Robert C. Dedrick, 32, of Kenai, was arrested for multiple warrants: Alaska State Troopers felony $20,000 warrant for failure to appear for omnibus hearing on original charges of three counts of kidnapping, two counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree assault, first-degree vehicle theft, and fourth-degree theft, bail cash/corporate appearance and court-appointed third party custodian; Soldotna Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear for pretrial conference hearing on the original charge of violating conditions of release/fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, bail court-appointed third party custodian; and Soldotna Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor warrant for fourth-degree assault and violating conditions of release, no bail. Both Dedrick and Palacios were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for their warrants.

On Mar. 16 at 10:49 a.m., Kenai police responded to a physical dispute at a residence in Kenai. Both parties involved were separated. Tammy M. Tepp, 28, of Kenai, was issued a summons for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and released at the scene.

On Mar. 15 at 9:03 a.m. Kenai police contacted Anthony Avila, 30, of Sterling, near South Willow Street and Barnacle Way. A records check resulted in Avila’s arrest on a fugitive from justice warrant from New Mexico for failure to comply with probation and bribery of a witness. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial, awaiting extradition.

On Mar. 12 at 7:05 p.m. Kenai police had contact with Bryan K. Chunn, 36 of Kenai near Mile 14 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Chunn was arrested on an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers felony warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation on the original charge of petition to revoked probation, $2,500. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 21 at 7:55 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Wasabi’s restaurant in Homer for a report of vandalism. Investigation showed that sometime during the previous night, someone had used spray paint to paint racial statements on the side of the building. An investigation is ongoing, but troopers are asking anyone who may have seen a vehicle or person in the Wasabi’s parking lot between 11:30 p.m. on Mar. 20 and 7:00 a.m. on Mar. 21 to call the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453.

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