Public safety briefs for Oct. 25, 2020

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Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and contains arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

On Oct. 17 at 4:18 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence just south of Soldotna. Troopers responded, assisted by the Soldotna Police Department. Investigation revealed that Curtis Waterbury, 44, of Soldotna, assaulted an adult woman by pulling her hair and strangling her. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of second-degree and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime.

On Oct. 19 at 1:02 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team, responded to a report of a fight in progress between two males in a residence on Grant Avenue in Soldotna. After trooper arrival, investigationrevealed a physical altercation had occurred between the two males. Daniel J. Grant, Jr., 51, of Soldotna, was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on one count of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree assault.

On Oct. 15, an Anchorage Grand Jury indicted Sarah Dayan, 35, of Homer, for first-degree murder, second-degree murder (intend serious injury), second-degree murder (extreme indifference), two counts of first-degree vehicle theft, and tampering with physical evidence.

On Oct. 19 at 8:18 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Kalifornsky Beach Road after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report was received. Kyle Nyitrai, 31, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 18 at 2:59 a.m., Soldotna police stopped to check on a running vehicle parked in front of a closed business on the Kenai Spur Highway. TJ Damian, 32, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 18 at 9.52 p.m., after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report was received, Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near the Kenai Spur Highway. Nathan Huffman, 40, of Anchorage, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and violating his court-ordered conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 18 at 11:55 p.m., Soldotna police contacted a suspicious vehicle at the Holiday Station Store. Investigation led to Holli Driver, 26, of Soldotna, being issued a criminal citation for misuse of registration and released.

On Oct. 13 at 3:52 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle near Mile 92 of the Sterling Highway. Matthew Lopez, 53, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 10 at 4:05 a.m., Soldotna police responded to the Aspen Hotel for a noise complaint. Krystopher Dalton, 27, of Anchorage, was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 10 at 7:11 pm, Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Funny River Road near the Sterling Highway at the request of Alaska State Troopers. After investigation, the driver, Sharon Allen, 67, of Soldotna, was issued a criminal citation for misuse of registration and released. A passenger, Dominic Allen, 42, of Soldotna, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $250 bail.

On Oct. 18 at 12:37 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on North Forest near Fourth Avenue. Randy J. Marcrum, 54, of Kenai, was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 18 at 5:14 p.m., Kenai police contacted a male on the Kenai Spur Highway near Marathon Road. Robert W. Westover, 50, of Kenai, was arrested on an Alaska State Troopers $250 warrant for violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 18 at 11:31 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Coral Street. Craig King, 36, of Nikiski, was arrested for driving under the influence and breath test refusal and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 17 at 12:41 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local Kenai business for a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report. Patrick J. Koivisto, 40, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 16 at 8:08 p.m., Kenai police responded to a disorderly male at a local Kenai business. Jared J. Herrmann, 24, of Kenai, was arrested for disorderly conduct and attempted first-degree harassment and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 16, Dagnall L. Moran-Tacey, 34, of Soldotna, was arrested for second-degree and third-degree escape, stemming from a Sept. 17 report that he had removed his ankle bracelet. Moran-Tacey was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 15 at 2:04 p.m., the Pretrial Enforcement Division (PED) contacted the Kenai Police Department for assistance in a drug investigation. After conducting the investigation near the local PED office, Nelson E. Raber, 46, of Kenai, was arrested for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 15 at 11:04 p.m., Kenai police responded to a traffic accident near Mile 10.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Kahlan M. Miroth, 21, of Anchor Point, was arrested for driving under the influence and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 14 at 4:54 a.m., Kenai police contacted a stolen vehicle near a residence on Birch Street, as well as another vehicle with improper license plates. Kenai police secured and towed the stolen vehicle. After further investigation, George W. Via, 50, of Seward, was arrested for misuse of plates and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 14 at 11:24 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near the area of the Kenai Spur Highway and Forest Lane. Elijah X. Royal-Reyna, 18, of Kenai, was arrested on an Anchorage Alaska State Troopers Judicial Service misdemeanor bench warrant on charges of failure to comply with conditions of release, violating conditions of release files on the original charge of violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 13 at 6:08 a.m., Kenai police responded to the area of Mile 14 of the Kenai Spur Highway for the report of a suspicious male. After contacting the suspect, Jonathon D. Smith, 32, of Kasilof, was arrested for two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and an additional charge from Kenai Probations for petition to revoke probation. Smith was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 13 at 10:29 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local residence off Haida Drive at a report of a male causing a disturbance inside the home. After investigation, Joseph Chikoyak, Jr., 45, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 12 at 10:21 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop on North Forest Drive in Kenai. Darris A. Cress, Jr., 47, of Sterling, was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 12 at 1:17 p.m., Kenai police responded to a report of a traffic accident near the Kenai Spur Highway and Forest Drive. After contacting all drivers involved, Sandra A. Groller, 54, of Kasilof, was arrested for a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charges of two counts of second-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 20 at about 8:40 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers stopped a red Pontiac passenger car for a moving violation near Mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Eric Mason, 33, of Kenai, was issued a criminal citation for driving while license suspended.

On Oct. 18 at about 8:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a female walking on the Sterling Highway near Mile 155. The trooper believed the female was Promise Chipps, 23, of Anchor Point, who had a active warrant for her arrest. Chipps gave a false name in an attempt to avoid being arrested on the warrant. Chipps was arrested on the warrant and for giving false information. Further investigation showed that Chipps was on conditions of release in a previous criminal case. Chipps was taken to the Homer Jail, pending arraignment.

On Oct. 20 at about 9:20 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a pickup near Mile 83.5 of the Sterling Highway in Sterling. Investigation revealed that William Raymond White, 54, of Soldotna, was driving with a revoked license and had prior convictions and that his passenger, Daniel Joseph Dobson, 35 of Sterling, had two outstanding warrants on original charges of violating conditions of release, driving while license revoked, no insurance, driving under the influence, and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. White was issued a misdemeanor court citation for driving while license revoked, and Dobson was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Oct. 21 at 12:34 p.m., Kenai Probations contacted the Kenai Police Department to assist in a drug investigation at their office located on Trading Bay Road. After investigation, Rachelle B. Brown, 30, of Kenai, was arrested for second-degree and third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and tampering with physical evidence and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Oct. 21 at 2:02 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway for a male causing a disturbance. Charles E. Sipary, 58, of Kenai, was issued a summons for second-degree criminal trespass.

On Oct. 20 at 6:06 p.m., Kenai police contacted a wanted subject at a parking lot on South Spruce Street. Paul W. Hermis, 38, of Kenai, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charges of driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended and violating conditions of release, $250 cash bail, and additional charges of third-degree misconduct involving weapons and driving while license revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Oct. 22 at 9:49 p.m., an Alaska State Trooper was stopped with a broken-down pickup at the intersection of Montgomery Avenue and Robinson Loop Road in Soldotna. While the trooper was speaking with the driver of the pickup, an SUV drove through the intersection, locked up its brakes, and slide into the ditch. The trooper contacted the driver and sole occupant of the SUV, Caroline Nevak, 49, of Anchorage. After investigation found Nevak was driving under the influence of alcohol, she was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

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