Public safety briefs for Oct. 6, 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. 3 at 7:17 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received an anonymous tip regarding the whereabouts of Sara Magnuson, 33, of Nikiski. Magnuson had an outstanding warrant for her arrest for violating conditions of release. Troopers responded to an address on Mark Boulevard in Nikiski and arrested Magnuson without incident. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Oct. 3 at 9:29 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a Wortman Court address in Soldotna to serve an arrest warrant on Jonathan Alexander, 24, of Soldotna. Alexander was wanted for failure to appear for a preliminary hearing based on original charges of second-degree theft, fraudulent use of an access device, fourth-degree theft, and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Additionally, there was a second warrant for his arrest based on original charge of violating conditions of release. Alexander was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Oct. 3 at 11:43 a.m., Alaska State Troopers (AST) was notified of a potential burglary at a residence on Sandhill Crane Loop in Soldotna. During subsequent investigation, troopers contacted Derek Lincecum, 47, of Soldotna. While in contact, AST was notified by Pretrial Enforcement Division that Lincecum had failed to report as required. Lincecum was arrested for violating conditions of release. At this time, no charges have been filed regarding the burglary and theft. Investigation is ongoing.

On Oct. 3 at 1:32 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle collision involving a 2019 Chevy Impala, driven by Andrew Maat, 28, of Michigan, and a 2014 Kenworth semi truck, driven by Patrick Murphy, 44, of Anchorage. Investigation revealed both vehicles were driving southbound on the Seward Highway, near Herman Leirer Road in Seward. The semi truck was attempting to negotiate a sharp right turn and drifted into the median to execute a wide turn, after having activated his right turn signal. As the semi was drifting into the median, the Impala continued driving southbound, passing the semi. As the semi was turning, the front bumper collided with the Impala, causing the Impala to go into the ditch and collide with a nearby fence. All parties reported no injuries and declined Emergency Medical Services. Alcohol was not a factor.

On Oct. 4 at 1:09 a.m., Alaska State Troopers traffic stopped a red Honda four-wheeler for moving and equipment violations on Rambling Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that David A. Bartley, 29, of Nikiski, was in possession of controlled substances. Bartley has two prior convictions with in the preceding 10 years, making this a felony. Investigation also revealed that Bartley was on conditions of release for a criminal case, and he was in violation of those conditions by not obeying state law. Bartley was arrested for two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and one count of violating conditions of release. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Oct. 3 at about 11:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Joshua M. Ley, 36, of Soldotna, at a residence on Reflection Lake Road in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that Ley had an active warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of driving while license revoked. He was arrested for the warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $500 bail.

On Oct. 4 at 9:15 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers discovered a stolen vehicle at a residence in the neighborhood of Irish Hills Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that the suspect, Cody Fine, 32, of Soldotna, stole the vehicle on Aug. 16 from an address in Clam Gulch. Fine was later contacted back at his residence and arrested on the charges of first-degree vehicle theft and removal of identification marks.

On Oct. 4 at 4:47 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers was conducting patrol in the area of Mile 26 of the Kenai Spur Highway and performed a traffic stop on a vehicle, identifying the driver as Olivia Mapes, 21, of Nikiski. Investigation revealed that her license was suspended and that she had a prior driving while license suspended conviction. Mapes was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on the charge of driving while license suspended, then released on her own recognizance.

On Oct. 4 at 6:25 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) call near Mile 7 of Funny River Road in Soldotna. Troopers later located the vehicle and driver at his residence on Browns Lake Road. Investigation revealed that Kevin O’Quinn, 38, of Soldotna, had driven his vehicle under the influence of alcohol. O’Quinn was arrested for driving under the influence. He later refused to provide a breath sample and was additionally charged with refusal. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on both charges and was later released on his own recognizance.

On Oct. 5 at 12:16 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an address on Marie Avenue in Nikiski to serve an arrest warrant. Christy Weaver, 31, of Nikiski, was arrested for an outstanding warrant violating her parole. Additionally contacted was Luke Spiers, 27, of Kenai, who was in the neighboring driveway. Investigation revealed that Spiers had three outstanding warrants for his arrest, two for failing to remand, and one for failing to appear for driving while license revoked. A small amount of heroin was located in Spiers’s possession. Weaver was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on her warrant, with bail set at $250. Spiers was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on his warrants and also for fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances, with 10 days to serve.

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