Public Safety briefs for May 19, 2019

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

On May 13 at 9:28 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance that had occurred the night before, in which a vehicle had been damaged. A suspect has been identified, and the incident of criminal mischief is under investigation.

On May 13 at about 11:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 78 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone on East End Road, near Homer. Investigation resulted in the driver being identified as Ivan Kalugin, 36, of Homer, who was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to the Homer Jail.

On May 13 at 6:19 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report of a vehicle heading southbound from Cooper Landing. Troopers located the vehicle and performed a traffic stop near Mile 77 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that the driver was not impaired. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle, Richard Heath, 39, of Soldotna, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for violating his conditions of release, stemming from an original charge of driving under the influence. Heath was arrested for his warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On May 13 at 2:57 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to John E. Rate, 73, of Homer, in Soldotna at the Kenai River Flats for utilizing a drift gill net in the personal use smelt fishery in the Kenai River that was deeper than four feet. Rate’s net was nearly six feet in depth. A legal smelt drift net must be 20 feet in length and four feet in depth or smaller. Bail was set at $120.

On May 13 at about 3:00 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to Adrian Calibo Abad, 27, of Sterling, for making a false statement on a 2019 Alaska resident low-income hunting/trapping/sport fishing license application. Investigation by troopers revealed that Abad applied for and received a low-income license for which he did not qualify. Bail was set at $320.

On May 14 at about 2:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers arrested Kris Kammers, 37, of Soldotna, for a no bail warrant for his arrest on original charges of assault and criminal mischief. Kammers was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without incident.

On May 14 at about 11:10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were conducting routine patrol when a male was observed standing next to a tipped-over motorcycle near Ninilchik. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Tanner Combs, 35, of Ninilchik, for one count of driving under the influence and one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons. Combs was taken to the Homer Jail.

On May 13 at about 4:00 a.m., Granite Construction reported to Soldotna Alaska State Troopers that one of their F450 trucks had been stolen from the job site near Mile 110 of the Sterling Highway. The truck was reported to have a jersey barrier picker in the back, valued at about $5,000. At about 4:30 a.m., the vehicle was spotted on the Sterling Highway, and at about 4:35 a.m., troopers attempted to stop the truck. The driver failed to stop and, after a short pursuit, the driver ditched the truck behind the Decanter Inn and fled in to the woods. The truck was recovered with no damage, but the jersey barrier picker was missing. Further investigation on May 14 located the jersey barrier picker in a gravel pit off Dorothy Drive, off Tustumena Lake Road. A suspect has been identified, and investigation is continuing.

On May 16 at 2:32 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Opal Street in Nikiski for a 911 hang-up call. Investigation revealed that Nicole Panamaroff, 41, of Nikiski, had physically assaulted a male and, in the process, caused damage to property. Panamaroff was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence). Panamaroff was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and was held without bail.

On May 13 at 6:06 p.m., Soldotna police contacted Karli Bell, 19, of Soldotna, regarding an outstanding arrest warrant. During the investigation, Bell provided officers with a false name. Bell was arrested on the warrant and for making a false report and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $2,500 bail.

On May 11 at about 1:10 a.m., Soldotna police responded to a room at the Soldotna Inn for a disturbance. Anthony Ritter, 38, of Sterling, was arrested for fourth-degree assault, interfering with the report of domestic violence, violating his court ordered conditions of release, and on an outstanding arrest warrant. Ritter was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On May 7 at 4:41 p.m., the Soldotna Public Safety Communications Center began receiving complaints involving a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) vehicle inbound to Soldotna on the Sterling Highway, near Mile 91. Soldotna police contacted the vehicle on Frontier Avenue, near Turnbuckle Terrace. Krystle Michaels, 35, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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