Public safety briefs for Nov. 20, 2019

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Public safety briefs for Nov. 20, 2019

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 Nov. 11 at 2:43 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance on Andrews Avenue in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Rose M. Scott, 27, of Ninilchik, had assaulted two family members and caused under $250 in damage to their property. Scott was arrested for two counts of assault (domestic violence) and fifth-degree criminal mischief and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Nov. 16 at about 3:40 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a brown 2000 Pontiac Firebird for a registration violation at a business in Sterling. Investigation revealed that Rory J. Hoeldt, 44, of Anchorage, was operating the vehicle while his license is revoked. Hoeldt’s license is revoked for driving under the influence until 2074, and he has 24 prior convictions for driving while license revoked, making this a misdemeanor. Hoeldt was also operating the vehicle with a fictitious registration. Further investigation revealed that Hoeldt was in possession of methamphetamine. Hoeldt has a prior misconduct involving controlled substances conviction in the last 10 years, making this a felony. Sarah L. Urdahl, 36, of Sterling, was contacted during the investigation. Urdahl provided a false information to troopers. Investigation also revealed that Urdahl was on conditions of release for several open court cases. She was in violation of her conditions of release by violating state law. Hoeldt was arrested for driving while license revoked, improper display of evidence of registration, and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Urdahl was arrested for false information, violating conditions of release, and issued a citation for a violation. Urdahl and Hoeldt were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Aug. 22, Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Ryan Hatt, 27, of Soldotna, for retaining a snagged salmon from the Kenai River. Troopers seized one coho salmon from Hatt and released it to a local charity. On Nov. 13, Hatt received a conviction for this offense in the Kenai District Court. In addition to a $140 fine, the court revoked Hatt’s sport fish license for a period of two years, as he was found to be a habitual violator.

On Nov. 17 at about 12:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle rollover near Mile 12 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. Investigation revealed that Rebecca Gerow, 21, of Kasilof, was driving her Volkswagen sedan northbound when she lost control. The vehicle went into the ditch, where it rolled onto its side. Gerow suffered minor injuries and reported wearing her seat belt. The vehicle sustained minor damage and was towed from the scene.

On Nov. 18 at 2:56 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 Blue Mercury Grand Marquis for a traffic violation and contacted the driver, Tamsen Brewer, 35, of Nikiski. After investigation found that Brewer’s license was revoked, she was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Nov. 18 at 3:27 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a 1999 Jeep for an equipment violation on Gas Well Road. The driver, Frank Marotta, 44, of Soldotna, was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failing to remand to Wildwood Correctional Center on the original charge of driving while license revoked. He was additionally found to be driving on a revoked license. Marotta was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the no-bail warrant and additionally on a new charge of driving while license revoked.

On Nov. 17 at 11:03 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1995 maroon GMC truck for a moving violation at about Mile 95.5 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that driver Alexander Sanchez-Ramos, 34, of Soldotna, was under the influence of alcohol and was on probation. He was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Nov. 17 at 8:45 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Candlelight Drive. Nicholls C. Sloan, 33, of Kenai was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility at the request of the Probation Office for petition to revoke probation.

On Nov. 17 at 11:04 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on Cook Avenue. Richard A. Mattox, 59, of Kenai was arrested for driving while license revoked and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Nov. 16 at 10:14 a.m., Kenai police were called to a residence on Aspen Street regarding stolen property. After investigation, Oliver F. Verg-In, 45, of Sand Point, was arrested on seven counts of second-degree theft and one count of fourth-degree theft and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Nov. 16 at 4:01 p.m., Kenai police responded to the area of Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway regarding reports of a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately). After investigation, Ryan K. Chavez, 38, of Fairbanks was arrested for driving under the influence, fourth-degree theft, and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Nov. 16 at 10:16 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway regarding a shoplifter. After investigation, Jared J. Herrmann, 23, of Kenai, was arrested for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and fourth-degree theft.

On Nov. 15 at 11:58 a.m., Kenai police assisted in a traffic stop with the Alaska State Troopers. After investigation, Tia M. Johnson, 32,, of Anchorage was arrested on outstanding Soldotna troopers warrant for violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, $250 bail, and a new charge of violating conditions of release and false information. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Nov. 15 at 2:05 p.m., Kenai police contacted a wanted subject near Mile 9 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Michael L. Tarver, 55, of Kenai, was arrested on outstanding $300 Palmer troopers misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear for a pretrial conference hearing and driving while license revoked. Tarver was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Nov. 15 at 6:55 p.m., Kenai police were called to the area of Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway after reports of an argument. Officers made contact with Martina M. Shangin, 36, of Kenai, who was charged with violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Nov. 15 at 7:18 p.m., Kenai police contacted a wanted subject in the area of Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. David A. Kalmakoff, 54, of Anchorage, was arrested on outstanding Kodiak troopers misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear for status hearing on the original charge of fourth-degree assault. Kalmakoff was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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