Public safety briefs for May 3, 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 Apr. 30 at 8:28 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a fight in progress at the Johnson Lake Campground, near Kasilof. Troopers responded, and investigation revealed that Bryce Wiley, 21, of Kasilof, had assaulted a family member. Wiley was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 30 at 9:58 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call reporting a suspicious vehicle parked in the Soldotna Area. Troopers responded and contacted Drennen Swenson, 32, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Swenson was intoxicated. He was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On May 1, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to Johnathan Bevel, 37, of Reno, Nevada, for failing to submit his DC485 Hunt Report as required on the permit. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai District Court.

On May 1, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to Brick Marcorelle, 27, of Kenai, for failing to submit his DC485 Hunt Report as required on the permit. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai District Court.

On May 1, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to Kylor Schultz, 32, of Soldotna, for failing to submit his DC485 Hunt Report as required on the permit. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai District Court.

On May 1 at 2:27 p.m., Alaska State Troopers came into contact with Harley Hill, 22, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Hill, a convicted felon, was in possession of a handgun. During the investigation, Hill was also found to be in possession of controlled substances. Hill was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on charges of third-degree misconduct involving weapons and fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances.

On May 1 at 1:53 a.m., Kenai police received a report of two males having an argument in the parking lot of a local business. Officers arrived on scene, and both parties were separated. John W. Edison III, 37, of Kenai, was arrested for disorderly conduct and fifth-degree criminal mischief and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Apr. 30at 4:43 p.m., Kenai police received a report of individuals acting in a suspicious manner near two vehicles. Upon contact, officers detained Adam D. Dotson, 35, of Sterling, for failure to comply with alcohol screening recommendations on the original charge of driving under the influence, with $150 bail. Dotson was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Apr. 30 at 12:36 a.m., Kenai police received a call reporting a disturbance. In the background, screaming and items breaking could be heard. An officer responded to the residence, where Kraig A. Logston, 30, of Kenai, was arrested for fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On May 2 at 12:25 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle at Mile 93.5 of the Sterling Highway. The vehicle, a 2006 Chevy pickup, had been reported stolen in Palmer on Apr. 20. The driver of the pickup, Crystal J. Hazlitt, 36, of Wasilla, was arrested for first-degree vehicle theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Apr. 30 at 6:08 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Sportsman’s Warehouse for a shoplifter. Antheny Preston, 27, of Wasilla, was arrested for fourth-degree theft and a probation violation and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Apr. 27 at 12:43 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Kalifornsky Beach Road near Arena Avenue. Corey Wilson, 42, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and breath test refusal and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $1,000 bail.

On Apr. 20 at 10:37 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Tern Circle. Trevor Walker, 36, of Soldotna, was issued a criminal citation for driving while license revoked and released.

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