Public safety briefs for Nov. 3, 2019

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Public safety briefs for Nov. 3, 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 Oct. 29 at 10:15 a.m., Spring Creek Correctional Center staff contacted Alaska State Troopers to report an inmate had spit on a mental health clinician at the facility in Seward. Charges against the inmate have been forwarded to the Kenai District Attorney’s Office for review.

On Oct. 29 at 1:18 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a report of a disturbance occurring at a residence located in Nikiski Village and contacted Nicholas D.O. Demont, 25, of Nikiski. Investigation revealed that a verbal argument had occurred between family members and that Demont had caused damage to the residence during the argument. Demont was arrested on a charge of fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Oct. 29 at about 6:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Irish Hills Avenue in Soldotna for a report of a female causing damage to a family member’s property. Investigation revealed that Laura Cristine Hinz, 32, of Soldotna, had caused under $250 damage to a family member’s vehicle by repeatedly kicking it. Hinz was also on conditions of release for prior cases with a condition not to break any state laws. She was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail on charges of fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and violating conditions of release.

On Oct. 29 at 9:46 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call about an intoxicated person damaging property at a residence on Skyline Drive in Homer. Troopers responded, and investigation resulted in the arrest of Charley Dushkin, 29, of Homer, for one count of third-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence), two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), and one count of violating conditions of release. Dushkin was taken to the Homer Jail.

On Oct. 28 at 7:27 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop near Mile 83 of the Sterling Highway on a green 2003 Ford Explorer after observing the vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit in the double fines safety corridor. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was contacted and identified as Ashley D. Schrader, 27, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that her license is suspended and that she has one prior conviction for driving on a suspended license. Schrader was issued a traffic citation for speeding and a misdemeanor citation for driving on a suspended license. The vehicle was parked, and Schrader was released on her own recognizance.

On Oct. 30, Kenai police arrested Kayla Heinrich, 22, of Kenai, for second-degree theft and first-degree vehicle theft, stemming from an earlier report of a break-in at the Peninsula Oilers Ballpark. Heinrich was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 29 at 7:02 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on Willow Street near Marathon Road. A male juvenile, 14, of Kenai, was arrested for reckless driving and minor operating after consuming.

On Oct. 29 at 11:25 a.m., Kenai police arrested Corbin Kooley, 53, of Kenai, on an Alaska State Troopers $500 failure to appear for omnibus hearing warrant on original charges of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and false information. Kooley was taken to Wildwood Correctional Facility.

On Oct. 29 at 9:22 p.m., Kenai police responded to a suspicious vehicle at Safeway. Deven J. Davis, 26, of Soldotna, was arrested for felony first-degree forgery and an Alaska State Troopers $500 failure to appear for arraignment warrant on the original charge of driving while license revoked. Davis was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 28 at 5:03 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop near Fox Avenue and Linwood Lane. Michael T. Rozak, 42, of Anchorage, was arrested for driving while license revoked and second-degree theft and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 28 at 10:23 p.m., Kenai police responded to a home on Walker Lane for a report of a disturbance. Noel P. Knowles, 36, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 30 at 7:09 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Birch Street. Randall Carter, 49, of Kasilof, was issued a criminal citation for driving while license suspended and released.

On Oct. 29 at 8:59 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Kobuk Street near Porcupine Court. Corey Bice, 20, of Anchor Point, was issued criminal citation for driving while license suspended and released.

On Oct. 26 at about 6:40 p.m., Soldotna police contacted the driver of a vehicle near East Mount Redoubt Avenue after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report was received. Travis Richardson, 32, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and two counts of reckless endangerment and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 25 at 9:35 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Kobuk Street. The driver, William Zink, 24, of Soldotna, was arrested on an extraditable warrant out of Colorado on the original charge of second-degree assault on a peace officer. Zink was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Oct. 21 at 3:02 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle near Mile 1 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Keith Rice, 19, of Sterling, was found to be in possession of about an ounce of marijuana. He was issued a criminal citation for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and released.

On Oct. 31 at 11:37 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a Ford pickup for an equipment violation near Mile 84 of the Sterling Highway. After investigation, Joseph Damon, 40, of Soldotna, was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving with a revoked license.

On Nov. 1 at about 1:20 .m., Alaska State Troopers received a burglary alarm call, immediately followed by a silent panic alarm from a residence on Jones Road in Soldotna. Troopers responded to the scene within minutes and contacted Nicholas Pedersen, 44, of Soldotna, who lives at the residence. Investigation revealed that Pedersen had been out drinking, drove home, and tripped the alarm as he entered through the back door. In an attempt to deactivate the alarm, Pedersen inadvertently activated the panic alarm. Troopers discovered that Pedersen had conditions of release from a driving under the influence arrest in August of this year that prohibit him from consuming alcoholic beverages. Pedersen, who was impaired by alcoholic beverages, was arrested for driving under the influence and violating conditions of release. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Nov. 1 at 5:08 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Sunset Park Street in Soldotna for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed that Patrick S. Mahan, 50, of Soldotna, placed a family member in imminent fear of physical injury. Mahan was arrested for fourth-degree assault and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Nov. 1 at 12:29 p.m., during a patrol on Island Lake Road in Nikiski, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and identified the driver as Timothy Hopper, 31, of Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Hopper’s license was revoked for driving under the influence and that he did not have insurance on his vehicle. Hopper was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charges of driving while license revoked and operating a vehicle with no liability insurance, to be released on his own recognizance.

On Nov. 1 at 6:56 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on North Kobuk Street in Soldotna for an investigation, which revealed that Patrick S. Mahan, 50, of Soldotna, was on conditions of release on the original charge of fourth-degree assault and had violated his conditions of release by going to a prohibited location. He was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Nov. 2 at 2:22 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation (speeding 87 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone) near 104 Mile of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Michael Wayne Whatley, 48, of Soldotna, was impaired by alcoholic beverages. He was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Nov. 1 at 11:25 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the parking lot of a Soldotna area bar to assist the Soldotna Police Department with a fight in progress. Investigation revealed that Stephen Dooley, 44, of California, was impaired by alcoholic beverages and had created a hazardous condition without justification when he failed to comply with officers after he almost struck a woman with his hand as he knocked a jacket from her arms. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and drunk on licensed premises and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 31 at 7:49 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received multiple reports of a rollover crash near Mile 58 of the Sterling Highway. Troopers responded and contacted the three males in the vehicle. No injuries had occurred. The driver, Ro’en Bice, 18, of Anchor Point, was issued a citation for a minor infraction. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

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