Public safety briefs for Nov. 24, 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 Nov. 19 at about 7:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers arrested Sarah Kirk, 30, of Homer, after an investigation of a burglary at a residence near Mile 14 of East End Road. The investigation showed forced entry had been made into the residence and that Kirk was staying at the residence. Kirk was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail on charges of first-degree burglary, fifth-degree criminal mischief, and violating conditions of release.

On Nov. 19 at 12:27 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team contacted James P. Ronald, 26, of Ninilchik, at the Copper Center in Soldotna. A check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network revealed that Ronald had an outstanding $250 warrant for failing to appear to court on the original charge of driving under the influence. He was arrested for the outstanding warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Nov. 21, Alaska State Troopers responded to a noise complaint and contacted the suspect, Mykel Sorrels, 30, of Kasilof. Investigation found Sorrels to be playing loud music all night and disturbing his neighbors. Sorrels was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charge of disorderly conduct.

On Nov. 20 at about 9:50 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance near Mile 109.5 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation resulted in the arrest of John Sommer, 44, of Kasilof, for fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and violating his conditions of release on a driving while license revoked charge. Sommer was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail, pending arraignment.

On Nov. 16, Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision with Injuries at Mile 5 of Holt Lamp Light Road in Nikiski. When troopers arrived on scene, no occupants of the vehicle could be found. Investigation on Nov. 17 revealed that the vehicle belonged to Daniel Lathen, 32, of Oregon, and that he had been driving the vehicle at the time of the incident. Lathen was issued two citations, one for failure to give immediate notice of an accident and one for fifth-degree criminal mischief, with a mandatory court appearance in Kenai Court on Dec. 12.

On Nov. 17 at about 4:10 a.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Sohi Lane for a disturbance. Araisa Silva, 18, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Nov. 7 at 5:23 a.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Redoubt Avenue for a disturbance. Andrew Panamarioff, 27, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Nov. 6 at about 10:40 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex for a report of several thefts from the hockey locker rooms. Investigation led to Branden Saltenberger, 19, of Kenai, being arrested for five counts of second-degree theft and held at Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Nov. 21 at 3:01 p.m., Alaska State Troopers located Ashley Schrader, 27, of Sterling, walking down Scout Lake Loop. Investigation revealed that Schrader had an outstanding warrant for her arrest on the original charge of driving while license suspended. Schrader was arrested without incident and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $50 bail.

On Nov. 16 at 4:25 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an address on Eagleson Avenue in Sterling, for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed that unknown suspects had entered the residence by force and taken several things. Suspects also took a 2006 Silver Dodge Dually pickup. Anyone with any information regarding this case is encouraged to contact troopers at 1-907-262-4453.

On Nov. 21 at 7:14 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of an assault in Sterling, from which the victim was hospitalized. The investigation revealed that Oliver Chapman, 61, of Sterling, assaulted a family member at a Sterling residence. During service of a search warrant on the residence, Chapman was contacted and further found to be in violation of his conditions of release for a separate pending assault case. Chapman was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charges of third-degree assault (domestic violence) and violating conditions of release.

On Oct. 31 at 3:38 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a complaint about a vehicle stolen from Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Kyra Betts-Tessaro, 20, of Soldotna, had taken a vehicle that belonged to a family member without permission. While the vehicle was in her possession, it was involved in a crash and impounded by Anchorage Police. Betts-Tessaro was contacted on Nov. 22, arrested for one count of first-degree vehicle theft, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Nov. 23 at 3:29 a.m., Soldotna police received multiple reports of a male waving a sword at an apartment complex in Soldotna. Alaska State Troopers responded to provide mutual aid. Thomas Alley, 35, of Soldotna, was contacted and arrested on the charge of disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Nov. 22 at 10:22 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the report of a disturbance in Soldotna. Alaska State Troopers responded to assume case responsibility. The investigation resulted in the arrest of George M. Carpenter, 20, of Soldotna, who was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charge of fourth-degree assault, (domestic violence).

On Nov. 22, Alaska State Troopers was advised by correctional officers at Wildwood Pretrial that a visitor at the facility had attempted to pass contraband to an inmate. Investigation revealed that Chancellor Watsjold, 23, of Eagle River, attempted to slide a controlled substance under a secured door to an inmate in a visitation room. Watsjold was arrested for first-degree promoting contraband. He was walked from the “just visiting” section to the intake section of the pretrial facility, where he was remanded for the felony.

On Nov. 22, after receiving a report of a domestic violence assault, Alaska State Troopers responded to a Helgeson Street address in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Richard Foley, 57, of Soldotna, had punched a female in the jaw after she refused to leave the residence, causing her pain. Foley was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

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