Public safety briefs for Oct. 23, 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 Oct. 6 at 1:17 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call from a male who reported he had been assaulted by one of his employees in the area of Ninilchik. Troopers responded and contacted all parties involved. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Michael Kiely, 38, of Chicago, Illinois, for one count each of second-degree, third-degree, and fourth-degree assault. Kiely was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 5 at 1:17 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a white 1997 Honda Civic for equipment violations. Investigation revealed that Shannon Lee Gries, 42 of Sterling, distributed and possessed controlled substances and that her vehicle had a fictitious registration. Gries was arrested for second-degree and fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances and improper use of evidence of registration. Gries was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Oct. 2 at 9:58 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a Chevy pickup for speeding near Mile 140 of the Sterling Highway in Ninilchik. Investigation revealed that Christopher Bogart, 43, of Kenai, was driving with a suspended license. Bogart was issued a misdemeanor citation, and his vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

On Oct. 2 at 1:49 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a Chrysler minivan for an equipment violation near Mile 138 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Timothy Taylor, 32, of Ninilchik, was driving with a revoked license. Taylor was issued a misdemeanor citation on scene, and his vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

On Sept. 29, John Walsh, 35, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for not having a fishing license in possession when contacted fishing in Quartz Creek. Bail was set at $220 in Seward Court.

On Sept. 28, Emily Freitas, 34, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for not having a hunting license in possession when contacted hunting in Resurrection Pass. Bail was set at $220 in Seward Court.

On Oct. 6 at 8:57 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash with a moose near Mile 120 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Ernest Trinidad Childers, 18, of Soldotna, had been driving southbound in a gray 2006 Dodge Durango, when a moose ran in front of the vehicle. He was unable to avoid it and collided with it. A passenger had non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment. All reported wearing seat belts. Alcohol was not a factor. The vehicle had substantial damage and was towed. A charity recovered the moose.

On Oct. 6 at about 10:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance at a residence off Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai. Investigation revealed that Justin John Henry Herrmann, 28, of Kenai, had assaulted a family member. He was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On Oct. 6 at 11:21 p.m., Kenai police made contact with a wanted person behind a local business near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Teana M. Lewis, 24, of Soldotna, was arrested on an Alaska State Troopers felony warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charges of concealment of merchandise and second-degree criminal trespass. Lewis was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 5 at about 1:20 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near the Warren Ames Bridge on Bridge Access Road. Mikel J. Hathaway, 23, of Kasilof, was arrested for driving while license suspended and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 4 at 3:43 a.m., Kenai police contacted a stolen vehicle near Bidarka Street in Kenai that was occupied by three individuals. After investigation of all occupants, Robert J. Ramus, 33, of Kenai, Anthony R. Fabiano, 35, of Kenai, and Brandi P. Fabiano, 43, of Kenai, were all arrested for first-degree vehicle theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 4 at 10:58 p.m., Duane S. Jennings, 56, of Anchorage, was contacted near Kenai Walmart Super Center and arrested for disorderly conduct after causing a disturbance in the parking lot. Jennings was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without incident.

On Oct. 7, Scott Oldenburg, 54, of Kasilof, and James Janson, 59, of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, were issued citations for failing to seal their moose antlers within 10 days, with a mandatory court appearance set for Oct. 22.

On Oct. 7 at 8:21 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle near Mile 120 of the Sterling Highway for speeding. The driver was identified as Nicholas Guarnere, 37, of Ninilchik. A records check showed Guarnere’s license was in revoked status. Further investigation showed that the Kenai Police Department had outstanding charges for violating a domestic violence protective order, and they requested that troopers arrest Guarnere on those charges. Guarnere was arrested on charges of driving while license revoked and violating a domestic violence protective order and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, pending arraignment.

On Oct. 6 at 8:27 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash near Mile 155.5 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation showed that John Newton, 49, of Homer, had been driving a vehicle northbound when he struck a guardrail. Newton received non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Homer Hospital for treatment. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash, and the investigation is ongoing.

On Oct. 8 at 7:22 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence off Halbouty Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Michael Jay Darwin, 34, of Nikiski, had assaulted a family member. He was arrested for third-degree and fourth-degree assault, both domestic violence, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On Oct. 9 at 10:57 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 red Toyota RAV4 for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed that the driver, Tonja Mahoney, 49, of Soldotna, was under the influence of alcohol and was on conditions of release for three separate pending cases. She was arrested for driving under the influence and violating conditions of release.

On Oct. 8 at 12:14 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an assault and vehicle theft in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that a vehicle had pulled up to a residence and dropped off two males, who were later identified as Jeremiah Lefao, 21, of Soldotna, and Tyler Sargent, 20, of Kenai. Lefao and Sargent stole a truck with an ATV in the back of the truck. In the process of stealing the truck, the owner came out and confronted the two. The owner was assaulted and almost run over by the truck. Two 17-year-old females were also involved. All parties were arrested.

On Oct. 5 at 5:07 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an address on Glenel Avenue in Sterling to arrest two subjects with outstanding warrants. Sofia Costales, 35, had three warrants for various theft charges. Andrew Oldenburg, 48, had one warrant for violating conditions of release. During the arrest, Costales forcefully resisted and assaulted two troopers. Oldenburg was arrested without incident, but he was later found to have violated his conditions by consuming alcohol. Costales was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on her warrants and additional charges of fourth-degree assault on a peace officer, violating conditions of release, and resisting arrest. Oldenburg was also taken to Wildwood on his warrant and an additional charge of violating conditions of release.

On Oct. 9 at 12:37 a.m., Soldotna police responded to the Sterling Highway Tesoro 2 Go for a disturbance. Gael Moto, 68, of Ninilchik, had stopped at the station and demanded mechanical assistance, due to a flat tire. Investigation led to Moto being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 8 at 1:35 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Fred Meyer store for a shoplifter. Derae Sanchez-Ramos, 32, of Soldotna, was arrested for third-degree theft and for two outstanding arrest warrants, then taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 7 at 7:46 p.m., Soldotna police observed a 2017 Ford Explorer being driven erratically in the area of Kobuk Street and Knight Drive. An officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to stop and continued northbound on Kobuk Street, failing to stop at a stop sign and also driving into the ditch, damaging the vehicle. The vehicle continued onto Big Eddy Road and then southbound on the Kenai Spur Highway, until it drove across the lawn at a business near the Marydale Avenue intersection. The vehicle continued at a slow rate of speed down several other streets until it drove into the Soldotna Senior Center parking lot and through a chain link fence onto Henrich Circle. Several Alaska State Troopers were in the area and continued to pursue the vehicle down several streets, with tire deflation devices being used multiple times to try to disable the vehicle. The vehicle continued driving slowly and drove across several lawns, causing damage. This continued to the end of Daisy Drive, until the vehicle drove into the trees at the end of the street and stopped. The driver, a 16-year-old male from Kenai, was taken into custody. The involved vehicle had earlier been reported as stolen in Kenai and was heavily damaged during this incident. The male was taken to the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility and charged with first-degree vehicle theft and first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer. The case is still under investigation, and further charges are possible.

On Oct. 5 at 8:05 p.m., Soldotna police attempted to stop a motorcycle on Funny River Road. The driver failed to stop for the officer, ran the traffic signal at the Sterling Highway and continued westbound on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Alaska State Troopers located the motorcycle on Community College Drive and pursued the rider onto a dirt trail. The driver ditched the motorcycle and fled on foot, where he was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit along Slikok Creek. Dalton McWhorter, 20, of Soldotna, was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. McWhorter was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, driving while license suspended, and violating his court-ordered conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 5 at 11:52 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle near Mile 21 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Frederick Vasilie, 33, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 4 at 8:52 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a motorhome near Mile 91.5 of the Sterling Highway after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report was received. Kemmen Atwood, 71, of Anchorage, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 4 at 11:06 p.m., Soldotna police received a report that a 2011 Lincoln MKS with an emotional support dog inside had just been stolen from the Sterling Highway Tesoro 2 Go. At about 11:11 pm, the stolen Lincoln was reported as a REDDI vehicle, headed northbound on the Sterling Highway near Robinson Loop. Soldotna police located the vehicle and attempted to stop it near Mile 68 of the Sterling Highway. The vehicle initially failed to stop, and police pursued the vehicle to about Mile 67, where an Alaska State Trooper was staged on the side of the road. The vehicle then stopped. The driver, Matthew W. Phillips, 28, of Soldotna, was arrested for first-degree vehicle theft, felony driving under the influence of alcohol, first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, driving while license revoked, and third-degree theft. Phillips was taken to Wildwood Pretrial and held without bail. The vehicle and dog were returned to the owner unharmed.

On Oct. 10 at 12:44 p.m., a Kenai police officer contacted a wanted subject near Birch Street and Fourth Avenue. Daniel R. Sipary, 36, of Anchorage, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to call Wildwood Pretrial Facility by Sept. 9 to schedule remand, no bail, three days to serve. Sipary was taken to Wildwood.

On Oct. 10 at 9:15 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local grocery store near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway regarding a report about a male who was acting strange and making customers uncomfortable. Officers contacted the male off the premises with two other individuals. After interviewing and investigation, Jared J. Herrmann, 23, of Kenai, was arrested for two counts of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 11 at 6:32 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance on Merganser Avenue in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Josie Keen, 35, of Soldotna, had place a family member in fear of imminent danger and had previously assaulted that family member, causing injury. Keen was arrested on two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Oct. 11 at 1:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a routine traffic stop on vehicle near the Sterling Highway and Reflection Lake intersection for having no visible license plates displayed. Investigation revealed that David Jackinsky, 36, of Soldotna, was driving with a suspended license and without insurance. Further investigation revealed that Jackinsky had 10 prior convictions for driving while license suspended since 2012. Jackinsky was arrested and was later found to be in possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial and on charges of driving while license suspended, no liability insurance, and fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances. He was later released on his own recognizance. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

On Oct. 12 at 10:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an address on Chickadee Drive in Nikiski to attempt to contact Josh Kushner, 39, of Nikiski, who was wanted for two outstanding warrants. Investigation revealed that Kushner was at the residence, and he was arrested for his warrants. The first warrant was for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The second warrant was for second-degree theft, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and first-degree criminal trespass. Also at the address were Katheryn Heazlett, 29, of Nikiski, and Jessica Phillips, 35, of Nikiski, who hindered Kushner’s apprehension. Phillips created a hazardous condition and resisted her arrest by force. Phillips was also found to be on conditions of release and in violation of them by not obeying state law. Heazlett was arrested for first-degree hindering prosecution. Phillips was arrested for first-degree hindering prosecution, violating conditions of release, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. All three were taken to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Kushner was held on $12,000 bail. Phillips and Heazlett were held without bail.

On Oct. 12 at 1:17 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Birch Haven Drive in Anchor Point for a report of a disturbance. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Staci Joseph, 27, of Anchor Point, for one arrest warrant for a failure to appear. She was taken to the Homer Jail.

On Oct. 12 at 8:05 a.m., Alaska State Troopers from Seward and Alaska Wildlife Troopers from Soldotna responded to a two-vehicle head-on collision at Mile 66 of the Seward Highway. Road conditions were icy and slick. Investigation revealed that Wendy Cox, 39, of Oregon, was driving a 2004 Honda Pilot northbound when a southbound green Toyota Camry failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the centerline, and stuck the Honda Pilot head-on. Cox was declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the Camry, Molly Burgstahler, 26, was medevac’d to an Anchorage hospital. Two passengers in the Camry were also taken to Anchorage by ground ambulance. All were wearing seat belts, and airbags deployed on both vehicles. Next of kin was notified for Wendy Cox.

On Oct. 12 at 3:09 p.m., Alaska State Troopers (AST) received a 911 call from a male who stated he had been assaulted by another male with a 2×4. AST responded to the area of Nikolaevsk and was able to locate the parties involved. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Brian Donham, 36, of Anchor Point, who was taken to the Homer Jail for one count of third-degree assault (domestic violence).

On Oct. 12 at about 9:00 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a pickup for a couple of violations near Mile 84 of the Sterling Highway in Sterling. Investigation revealed that driver, Derek Ray Newton, 40 of Sterling, had a suspended license and no insurance. Newton was issued misdemeanor court citations for driving with a suspended license (with prior convictions) and no insurance. Newton was released to a licensed driver.

On Oct. 13 at about 11:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Dawnielle Seierup, 28, of Kenai, on a traffic stop on Treasure Chest Avenue in Kenai for a moving violation. Investigation found Seierup to be violating her conditions of release. Seierup was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Oct. 13 at 2:06 p.m., Kenai police responded with the Alaska State Troopers for a report of a stolen vehicle that was parked at a residence in Inlet Woods Subdivision. After contacting individuals on scene and after investigation, Robert J. Ramus, 33, of Anchorage, was arrested and charged by Kenai police for violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 12 at 1:58 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near Mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation and tests, Kirrra M. Kviteng, 58, of Port Alsworth, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 12 at 5:38 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop and made contact with Richard A. Mattox, 59, of Kenai, who was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 11 at 1:25 a.m., Kenai police responded to a domestic disturbance report for an intoxicated male who was punching walls and screaming near a residence close to North Forest Drive in Kenai. An officer contacted a vehicle near the area, and the suspect male fled the vehicle. Officers found and restrained the suspect male. Mark A. Smith, 24, of Kenai, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) , and fifth-degree criminal mischief and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 11, Kenai police made contact with a male and confirmed a violation of a sex offender registration requirements. Cody W. Spradley, 34, of Kenai, was arrested for first-degree failure to register as a sex offender and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 13 at about 9:40 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a single-vehicle collision with reported injuries. Investigation revealed that Michael E. Curtis, 35, of Nikiski, who reported that he took evasive action to avoid a vehicle that drifted into his lane, lost control of his 2001 Gold Chevrolet truck that was towing a black 2013 Homemade Trailer, carrying a black 1970 Jeep. All three vehicles were totaled after his vehicle went into a culvert and struck several trees, causing the vehicle to turn over on its side. Curtis had his two juvenile children with him. One of the children was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Everyone in the vehicle reported to be wearing seat belts, and airbags were deployed.

On Oct. 14 at 11:46 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business on the Kenai Spur Highway for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Jason R. McKenna, 28, of Sterling, was arrested for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 14 at 6:53 p.m., Kenai police responded to a business on Willow Street for a report of a possible drunk driver. Phillip Henry, Jr., 41, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 14 at 11:44 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop near Beaver Creek Park. Cristino G. Campos, 47, of Kenai, was arrested for driving while license suspended, petition to revoke probation, and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 15 at 8:34 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a red 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier on Cabin Lake Road for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed that Juett Lynwood Cook, 25, of Nikiski, was driving his vehicle without the required liability insurance and was in violation of his conditions of release from a pending domestic violence assault case. He was arrested for operating a vehicle without insurance and violating conditions of release. In the process, he resisted arrest and was additionally charged with resisting arrest. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail, pending arraignment.

On Oct. 14 at 7:51 p.m., AST contacted Christine Walters, 51, of Soldotna, at her residence in Soldotna. She was arrested on a warrant and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $250 bail.

On Oct. 15 at about 8:00 p.m., Kenai police came into contact with a wanted person at a business near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Kenneth P. Oder, 50, of Soldotna, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant on the original charge of violating conditions of release, no bail, and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 12 at 5:14 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a vehicle at the intersection of Holt Lamplight Road and Romanov Drive in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Chad Shields, 46, of Nikiski, had been driving the vehicle with a suspended license and, upon seeing the troopers, stopped the vehicle and switched seats with the passenger, who had a valid license, in order to avoid a citation. Further investigation revealed that Shields had two prior convictions of driving while license suspended. Shields was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license suspended, and the vehicle was released to the licensed driver on scene.

On Oct. 9, Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to an assault in progress in Nikiski. Troopers accosted and charged Francis Moesh, 28, of Nikiski, with three counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of fifth-degree criminal mischief.

On Oct. 10 at about 5:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to contact a pedestrian walking down Debbie Avenue in Soldotna, carrying a hammer and two swords. The male fled on foot through the woods. Troopers later contacted Joseph Marotta, 19, of Soldotna, who admitted to being the one who had run away. No crime was detected during this interaction, but Marotta was observed in possession of two swords and a laptop computer. On Oct. 16, troopers received a call regarding a possible burglary on Debbie Avenue. Investigation revealed that the suspect had entered a residence and a shed by force and had stolen multiple items, including two swords and a laptop computer. Troopers contacted and arrested Joseph Marotta and recovered one of the stolen swords. Marotta was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of first-degree and second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, possession of burglary tools, and fourth-degree criminal mischief and was held without bail, pending arraignment.

On Oct. 16 at 11:31 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a Soldotna residence on a complaint of someone knocking on the complainant’s window. Coy Kirby, 31, of Soldotna, was contacted nearby and determined to have violated a long-term domestic violence protective order. Kirby was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charge of violating a domestic violence protective order.

On Oct 15 at about 1:40 a.m., Soldotna police contacted the occupants of a vehicle at the Marydale Avenue Tesoro 2 Go after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report was received. The driver, Brenda Howell, 45, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. A passenger, John Lansing, 42, of Soldotna, was arrested for consuming alcohol in violation of his conditions of probation and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 14 at about 3:30 p.m., Soldotna police contacted Brad Street, 28, of Kasilof, and arrested him on two outstanding arrest warrants. Street was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $750 bail.

On Oct. 13 at about 3:30 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Corral Avenue for a disturbance. Jacob Brown, 37, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 12 at 12:08 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Kalifornsky Beach Road. Maura Schumacher, 29, of Soldotna was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 11 at 11:58 p.m., Soldotna police contacted Fred Baker, 57, of Soldotna, and arrested him on an outstanding warrant. Baker was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $1,000 bail.

On Oct. 10 at 3:18 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle near Mile 93 of the Sterling Highway. Autumn Card, 58, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 10 at 4:29 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Peninsula Center Mall for a report of a vehicle that had been vandalized in the parking lot. Investigation led to Tristen D. Eastham, 24, of Soldotna, being issued a criminal citation for third-degree criminal mischief and released.

On Oct. 17 at 6:55 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a single-vehicle rollover near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Longmere Way in Sterling. Investigation determined that Alexandra Miller, 19, of Sterling, was southbound on the Sterling Highway in a 2000 Ford Ranger at speeds too fast for the road conditions. The vehicle encountered a patch of ice on the roadway surface, lost control, crossed the centerline, and entered the northbound ditch, where it rolled over several times. Miller was not wearing her seat belt at the time and was partially ejected. She was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Miller was issued a traffic citation for traveling too fast for the road conditions.

On Oct. 17 at about 7:30 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle rollover at Mile 100.5 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that a 17-year-old female, of Soldotna, was driving a 2005 Kia Sorento northbound on the Sterling Highway. Her vehicle left the roadway after sliding on a patch of ice and lost control. The vehicle rolled into the ditch on the northbound side. The 17-year-old was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, sustaining fatal injuries. A passerby witnessed the rollover and called troopers immediately. Alcohol and/or drugs are not considered to be a factor in the collision.

On Oct. 17 at 7:38 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were called to Mile 105 of the Sterling Highway for report of a rollover crash. Troopers located the vehicle and the driver, who was unhurt. Investigation revealed that the driver lost control due to icy conditions and slid across the road and into the ditch, causing the vehicle to roll onto its passenger side. The vehicle was towed away and the driver released on scene.

On Oct. 10 at 12:49 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1993 Dodge pickup on Eagle Lane in Seward. The driver, Charlotte Davenport, 27, of Seward was found to be unlicensed and to have an expired instruction permit. Davenport was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving in violation of instruction permit and released with a mandatory court appearance date.

On Oct. 5 at 4:38 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Herman Leirer Road in Seward on report of a male attempting to open RVs in a campground, acting suspiciously walking through yards, waving a large knife back and forth in the air, and stealing tools. Troopers contacted Dakota Bennett, 25, of Seward. Bennett had been previously reported to have taken a relative’s vehicle without permission and had abandoned it in the area. Investigation resulted in Bennett’s arrest for fourth-degree theft, driving while license revoked, and violating conditions of probation.

On Oct. 18 at 9:26 a.m., Seward Alaska State Troopers responded to a crash at Mile 63.5 of the Seward Highway. Brad Cason, 66, of Kenai, lost control of his 2006 Nissan Titan, which left the roadway and overturned. Road conditions were icy. Cason, and a passenger, Christopher Faucheux, 61, of Kenai were taken by Girdwood Fire Emergency Medical Services to Providence Hospital in Anchorage.

On Oct. 18 at 11:26 a.m., Kyle Hubbard, 18, of Seward lost control of his 2006 Volvo at Mile 12 of the Seward Highway and struck the guardrail. Hubbard was taken to Providence-Seward by private vehicle.

On Oct. 19 at about 7:20 p.m., a concerned citizen called 911 to report a dangerous driver. The caller reported that the vehicle in question had driven into oncoming traffic, almost hitting another vehicle head-on after it drove off road into a ditch. The caller reported that this had occurred near Mile 17 of Kalifornsky Beach Road and that the vehicle had stopped on the side of the road. Alaska State Troopers arrived and contacted the operator of the vehicle. Investigation revealed that Angela Lumetta, 28, of Sterling, was impaired by alcoholic beverages. Lumetta was arrested for driving under the influence. When requested to provide a sample for the State’s breath test, as required by law, she refused. She was also arrested for refusal to submit to a chemical test and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 20 at 7:59 p.m., while investigating a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report, Alaska State Troopers contacted Brandon Mark Borchgrevink, 29, of Nikiski, at a business in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Borchgrevink had been driving his 1985 Chevrolet S10 pickup while impaired by controlled substances. He was arrested for driving under the influence-drugs and in the process, resisted by assaulting two troopers when he punched and bit them. He was additionally charged with three counts of fourth-degree assault on a police officer and resisting arrest and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On Oct. 20 at 12:20 p.m., Kenai police responded to the area of Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway for a welfare check on a male inside his vehicle. After making contact and running tests, Eric Christin, 36, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 19 at 12:24 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who had an active arrest warrant. Logan L Largent, 18, of Kenai, was arrested for a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for pretrial conference hearing on the original charge of reckless driving, $250 bail. Largent was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 19 at 4:35 a.m., Kenai police department received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report for a vehicle that was inbound to Kenai from Bridge Access Road. Kenai officers located and traffic-stopped the vehicle. After conducting tests, Marfa A. Polushkin, 34, of Homer, was arrested for driving under the influence and breath test refusal and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 19 at 11:48 p.m., Kenai police responded to a residence on Portlock Street for a noise complaint. After investigation of all parties involved, Jacob J. Medland, 19, of Eagle River, and Seth I. Alexander, 19, of Kenai, were issued summonses for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

On Oct. 18 at 5:59 a.m., Kenai police responded to a report of a wanted subject located at a local gas station near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Officers made contact and confirmed the wanted status. Katrina L. Allen, 28, of Kenai, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers felony warrant for failure to appear for preliminary hearing on original charges of first-degree vehicle theft and first-degree hindering prosecution. Allen was also charged and remanded for third-degree misconduct involving a weapon and fifth-degree, second-degree and third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Allen was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 18 at 9:37 a.m., Kenai police made contact with a John S. Evans, 37, of Soldotna, at a residence near North Forest Drive. Evans was out of compliance for registering as a sex offender. He was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 18 at 5:02 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local hardware store near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway for a report a male shoplifting and exiting the store. Officers made contact with the male suspect. After investigation, Jack A. Brewster, 35, of Sterling, was arrested for second-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 17 at about 12:10 p.m., Kenai police received a domestic disturbance report at a residence on Overland Avenue in Kenai. After officers responded and investigated all parties involved, Wayne C. MacLean, 47, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), disorderly conduct, and fifth-degree criminal mischief and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 17 at 9:59 p.m., a Kenai police officer tried to make contact with a four-wheeler that was driving down the Bridge Access Road. The four-wheeler was occupied by two individuals and eluded the officer. After searching extensively around the area, the four-wheeler and one of the occupants were located in a wooded area near Boat Launch Road. Nicolette J. Relkin, 35, of Kenai, was arrested for first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, reckless driving, and first-degree hindering prosecution and also on an Anchorage Alaska State Troopers Judicial Service felony warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation on the original charge of felony failure to stop, $2,000 bail. Relkin was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 21, Daemeion Gahm, 18, of Nikiski, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, for failure to seal a black bear within 30 days of the bear being taken. Bail was set for $120 in Kenai District Court.

On Oct. 21 at about 7:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance on Birch Haven Road in Anchor Point. Troopers responded, and investigation resulted in the arrest of Staci Joseph, 27, of Anchor Point, for one count of third-degree assault (domestic violence), who was taken to the Homer Jail. Alcohol was a factor.

On Oct. 21 at 9:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Forerunner Street in Soldotna, following a report of a trespassing issue. Investigation revealed that Troy Victor Weilbacher, 51, of Soldotna, had entered a residence nearby after having been advised of a lifetime trespass from that residence. Weilbacher was issued a misdemeanor court citation for second-degree criminal trespass and released.

On Oct. 9 at 2:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault that had occurred at an address on Cape Ninilchik in Anchor Point. A female reported that Wayland Branstetter had assaulted her the previous night. An investigation led to an arrest warrant being issued for Branstetter for fourth-degree assault. On Oct. 18, troopers located Branstetter and arrested him on the warrant. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

On Oct. 17 at about 8:00 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from construction equipment at Mile 58 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that an unknown person(s) broke into a drilling rig that was parked in a parking area and stole various items, including a heater and tools. The drilling rig is owned by the Alaska Department of Transportation. Investigation is continuing.

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