Public safety briefs for Sept. 29, 2019

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Public safety briefs for Sept. 29, 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 Sept. 18 at 11:28 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report from a resident in Nikiski that two vehicles and other items, totaling $1,200 in value, had been stolen from his property off Holt Lamplight in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Mathew Broussard, 45, of Nikiski, had stolen the vehicles and items from the property. On Sept. 21, Broussard was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on two counts of first-degree vehicle theft and one count of second-degree theft.

On Sept. 20 at about 10:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Richard Kompkoff, Jr., 24, of Seward, as a driver during a traffic stop. Investigation revealed that Kompkoff was impaired by alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail.

On Sept. 17 at about 4:00 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, issued a citation to Robert Lewis Trudeau, 63, of Wasilla, on Oil Well road in Ninilchik for taking a sub-legal bull moose. Arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 8 in Kenai District Court.

On Sept. 22 at 2:07 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a red 1997 Dodge Dakota for an equipment violation on Skyline Drive in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Timothy M. Taylor, 32 of Ninilchik, had placed a fictitious tab on his license plate and that he did not have motor vehicle insurance. Taylor was arrested for improper use of evidence of registration and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Sept. 22, Terry Hansen, 63, of Homer, was contacted after moose hunting and cited for not having completed Moose Hunter Orientation prior to hunting in Game Management Unit 15. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai Court.

On Sept. 22 at about 9:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a maroon 1998 Ford pickup near Mile 3 of the Kenai Spur Highway for equipment violations. Lucas Netherland, 39, of Soldotna, was identified as the driver. Investigation revealed that the truck did not have insurance on it and also that it displayed a license plate that belonged to a different vehicle in an effort to make it appear to be registered. Netherland was issued misdemeanor citations for improper use of registration and no motor vehicle liability insurance.

On Sept. 21, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, cited Ronald Hodson, 49, of Kenai, for taking a sublegal bull moose in Game Management Unit 15B, with an arraignment date of Oct. 29 in Kenai District Court. Hodson was also issued citations for failing to validate his harvest ticket and for not successfully completing the Moose Hunter Orientation required for Game Management Unit 15. Bail was set at $290. The antlers were seized, and the moose meat was given to a charity.

On Sept. 23 at about 7:40 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance in Nikiski. After investigation, Julian Fournier, 33, was arrested on two counts of fourth-degree assault.

On Sept. 23 at about 11:40 p.m., Holli Driver, 25 of Nikiski, was located at a residence on Funny River Road, arrested without incident on three outstanding arrest warrants, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. The warrants were for failing to appear on original charges of second-degree criminal trespass, violating conditions of release, and an additional charge of violating conditions of release.

On Sept. 22 at 9:51 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a red Toyota pickup for an equipment violation near Mile 26.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Brian Andry, 27, of Nikiski, was issued a criminal citation for operating a motor vehicle without liability insurance and minor offense citations for driving while license revoked and operating a motor vehicle with expired registration.

On Sept. 25 at 1:58 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle driving off the roadway and into the trees within the construction zone at Mile 60 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Riley Sikvayugak, 27, of Kenai, for driving under the influence. Sikvayugak was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Sept. 24 at 4:46 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business near the Kenai Spur Highway and Airport Way for a report of a subject with an outstanding warrant on scene. Mason E. Baldwin, 42, of Soldotna, was arrested for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and violating conditions of release and also on an outstanding arrest warrant on the original charge of violating conditions of release for a felony. Baldwin was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Sept. 23 at 4:55 a.m., the Kenai Police Department received the report of a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) driver near Mile 7 on the Kenai Spur Highway. Kenai police was able to locate the vehicle and conducted a routine traffic stop. After investigation, Jamie R. Solomon, 34, of Soldotna, was arrested for felony driving under the influence and felony breath test refusal and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 23 at about 9:30 a.m., Kenai police contacted a wanted subject near the Kenai Spur Highway and Spruce Street. Brandon Borchgrevink, 29, of Nikiski, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant on the original charge of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, no bail. Brandon was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 22 at about 1:00 a.m., after receiving the report of a disturbance, Kenai police responded to a residence near Mile 4 of the Kenai Spur Highway and contacted December L. Shugak, 42, of Kenai. After investigation, Shugak was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 21, Kenai police received the report of a burglary at a residence near Mile 14 of the Kenai Spur Highway. At about 2:30 p.m., Kenai police contacted two suspects involved, Sebastian R. Farnam, 21, of Kenai, and Jaden L. McCarthy, 20, of Kenai. After investigation, Farnam was arrested for first-degree burglary, fourth-degree theft, and violating conditions of release. McCarthy was arrested for first-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 21 at 2:56 a.m., a Kenai police officer contacted a vehicle with two individuals inside at the end of Spur View Drive in Kenai. After investigation, Jessica R. Spurgeon, 40, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release. Jamie W. Spurgeon, 44, of Nikiski, was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 21 at 6:51 a.m., a Kenai police officer made contact with a wanted subject in a local grocery store near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Monika L. Howard, 43, of Nikiski, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor warrant on the original charge of violating conditions of release for a felony, $1,000 bail. Howard was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 21 at 4:17 p.m., Mathew T. Duncan, 40, of Sterling, arrived at the Kenai Police Department to be remanded on his outstanding warrant, a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of petition to revoke probation regarding Alcohol Safety Action Program requirements. Duncan was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 21 at 9:07 p.m., Kenai police responded to the area of Kiana Lane in Kenai after receiving a report about two females who had gotten a vehicle stuck in the ditch, and that both appeared to be intoxicated. After investigation, Noel P. Knowles, 35, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and breath test refusal. Stephanie L. Blackburn, 40, of Kenai, was also arrested for driving under the influence. Both Knowles and Blackburn were taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 20 at 7:43 p.m., Kenai police responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report about a vehicle that was swerving all over the roadway. Officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Montgomery J. Luke, 27, of Kenai, was arrested for driving while intoxicated (drugs) and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 24 at 10:38 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) complaint about a gold Chevrolet Silverado truck traveling in-bound to Soldotna, reported to be weaving and failing to maintain a proper lane of travel. The Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded and observed the vehicle commit a moving violation. A traffic stop was conducted near Mile 2 on Funny River Road. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was contacted and identified as Brett W. Hershberger, 37. A driving under the influence investigation was conducted and resulted in the arrest of Hershberger for driving under the influence of controlled substances. Hershberger was processed and taken to Wildwood Pretrial, where he was remanded on the charge of driving under the influence and released on his own recognizance.

On Sept. 21 at 4:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted two individuals outside a residence on Vonda Street in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Patrick Trent, 22, of Kenai, was in possession of a controlled substance. Trent was issued a misdemeanor citation for fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances.

On Sept. 26 at 9:12 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on a red 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier at Mile 13 of the Kenai Spur Highway after observing the passenger not wearing a seat belt. Both occupants were contacted, and the driver was identified as Juett L. Cook, 25, of Nikiski. An check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) revealed that Cook does not have a valid operator’s license. Cook’s passenger was issued a traffic citation for failing to wear a seat belt. Cook was issued traffic citations for operating a vehicle with no valid operator’s license, no motor vehicle insurance, and expired vehicle registration. Further investigation revealed that Cook had an outstanding warrant on the original charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence). Cook was arrested on the outstanding warrant and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Sept. 28 at 2:28 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop in Kenai for a moving violation. Investigation revealed that Cherish Oclair, 35, of Kenai, was driving with a suspended license, had no motor vehicle insurance, and improperly displayed proof of registration. She was arrested for driving while license suspended, operating a motor vehicle without liability insurance, and improper use of evidence of registration. Following her arrest, she was found in possession of methamphetamine, heroin, and buprenorphine. She was additionally charged for three counts of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

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