Public safety briefs for Sept. 27, 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 Sept. 21 at about 12:00 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team contacted a female identified as Lesli R. Richardson, 34, of Nikiski, while patrolling near Malaita Avenue in Nikiski. An APSIN (Alaska Public Safety Information Network) check revealed Richardson is on P.E.D. (Pretrial Enforcement Division) and that she had an outstanding no bail warrant for her arrest on the original charge of violating her conditions of release. Richardson was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Sept. 20 at 10:44 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Highway near Coral Street and contacted Keyshawn McEnerney, 21, of Soldotna. After investigation, McEnerney was arrested for driving while license suspended/revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Sept. 18 at 8:46 p.m., Kenai police responded to a report of a theft occurring at a local business off the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Jennifer A. Doyle, 43, of Soldotna, was arrested for third-degree theft and also received two charges of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 17, after investigation from a contact that was made by Kenai police a couple days prior, Zachary G. Kooly, 28, of Kenai, was arrested for third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Sarah M. Tressler, 28, of Kenai, was also arrested for third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Tressler and Kooly were taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 16 at 9:11 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local residence near North Forest Drive for an in-progress disturbance. After investigation, John R. Martin, 54, of Kenai, was arrested for violating probation and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 21 at about 12:00 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team contacted a female identified as Lesli R. Richardson, 34, of Nikiski, while patrolling near Malaita Avenue in Nikiski. An APSIN (Alaska Public Safety Information Network) check revealed Richardson is on P.E.D. (Pretrial Enforcement Division) and that she had an outstanding no bail warrant for her arrest on the original charge of violating her conditions of release. Richardson was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Sept. 19 at 2:06 p.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to stop a vehicle for swerving across the center and fog lines on the Kenai Spur Highway. The vehicle failed to stop, turned off the Kenai Spur Highway, and a short pursuit began. The vehicle crashed at the intersection of the Kenai Spur Highway at Island Lake Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Olivia Mapes, 22, of Nikiski, was driving a Subaru sedan when she failed to stop at the intersection of Wik Road and the Kenai Spur Highway. The vehicle struck a northbound Chevy pickup, driven by Eric Clark, 63, of Soldotna, which was pulling an ATV trailer. Mapes suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. Mapes wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and was found to have outstanding arrest warrants. The occupants in the pickup were seat-belted and didn’t suffer any injuries. Next of kin has been notified. The investigation is continuing.

On Sept. 20, Alaska Wildlife Troopers received a report of a dead bull moose in the middle of York Drive, near Mile 15 of Funny River Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that the moose had been shot twice and not salvaged. Thanks to quick reporting by nearby residents, the moose was deemed salvageable and donated to a local charity. Anyone with information is requested to call the Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Soldotna at 907-262-4573 or the Alaska Wildlife Safeguard hotline at 1-800-478-3377. Callers can remain anonymous. Additionally, anyone with security cameras that would have been covering the area of Funny River Road and/or York Drive on Sept. 20 around the time frame of 7:00 p.m. is encouraged to contact the Alaska Wildlife Troopers.

On Sept. 19, Leslie Kosydar, 67, of Sterling, reported he shot a sub-legal bull moose in Game Management Unit 15A. Alaska Wildlife Troopers confirmed that the bull was sub-legal and issued Kosydar a citation with a mandatory court appearance in Kenai District Court. The antlers were seized and the meat donated to a charity.

On Sept. 18, Todd Moore, 67, of Soldotna, reported that he shot a sub-legal bull moose in Game Management Unit 15B. Alaska Wildlife Troopers confirmed that the bull was sub-legal and issued Moore a citation with a mandatory court appearance in Kenai District Court. The antlers were seized and the meat donated to a charity.

On Sept. 5, Scott Derleth, 59, of Soldotna, reported that he shot a sub-legal bull moose in Game Management Unit 15C. Alaska Wildlife Troopers confirmed that the bull was sub-legal and issued Derleth a citation with a mandatory court appearance in Kenai District Court. The antlers were seized and the meat donated to a charity.

On Sept. 21 at 12:12 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle at Mile 1.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Jacob A. Brown, 38, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Sept. 20 at 10:23 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle near Mile 3 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Kenneth Barnes, Jr., 26, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 19 at 11:36 a.m., Soldotna police responded to Centennial Campground for a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) complaint. Brad Swasy, 43, of Kihei, Hawaii, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 17 at 5:55 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Kenai Spur Highway Tesoro 2 Go for a disturbance. Jonathan Alexander, 25, of Soldotna, was arrested for a probation violation and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 16 at about 3:40 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Sportsman’s Warehouse for a theft complaint. Investigation revealed that James. J. Londrico, 31, of Cooper Landing, had stolen $555.98 worth of merchandise on Sept. 13. The merchandise was recovered from Londrico’s vehicle, and he was issued a criminal citation for third-degree theft and released.

On Sept. 25 at about 1:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle whose occupants had been involved in an earlier disturbance. After investigation, Haley Baxter, 25, of Nikiski, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

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