Public safety briefs for Sept. 6, 2020

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

On Aug. 29 at 12:05 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop at Mile 73 of the Sterling Highway on a vehicle for traveling above the posted speed limit. A female occupant of the vehicle was identified as Rachel A. Shruck, 33, of Palmer. A check in the APSIN (Alaska Public Safety Information Network) revealed that Shruck had an outstanding $50 arrest warrant for failure to appear for first-degree trespassing and fourth-degree theft. Shruck was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Aug. 30 at about 1:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report that Michael Forrest Parker, 29, of Soldotna, was in violation of his conditions of release. He was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Aug. 30 at about 10:10 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a black 2007 Mazda sedan near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway for an equipment violation. After investigation, Tahonah L. Bassler, 62, of Nikiski, was arrested for driving while license revoked and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Aug. 28 at 6:55 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle for speeding on East End Road, near Hancock Drive, in Homer. Investigation showed that Sarah Dayan, 35, of Homer, was driving with a suspended license and was also on conditions of release in a prior criminal case. Dayan was given summons to appear and released.

On Aug. 1, Jennifer Matthews, 39, of Wasilla, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for not having a sportfishing license in possession when contacted fishing in Resurrection Bay. Bail was set at $220 in Seward Court.

On Aug. 1, John Truchan, 45, of Wasilla, Alaska, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for sportfishing with more than one line in the water. Truchan was observed fishing with two fishing poles in Resurrection Bay. Bail was set at $120 in Seward Court.

On July 18, Dannis Xiong, 26, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an over-limit of non-pelagic rockfish. Xiong had an over-limit of two non-pelagic rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $160 in Seward Court.

On July 18, Daniel Wysocki, 60, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for sportfishing with more than one line in the water. Wysocki was observed fishing with two fishing poles in Resurrection Bay. Bail was set at $120 in Seward Court.

On July 18, Tony Kounduangta, 27, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an over-limit of non-pelagic rockfish. Kounduangta had an over-limit of two non-pelagic rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $160 in Seward Court.

On July 11, Barbara Rosetti, 51, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an over-limit of non-pelagic rockfish. Rosetti harvested three over her limit of non-pelagic rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $180 in Seward Court.

On July 10, Troy Fritzel, 49, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an over-limit of non-pelagic rockfish. Fritzel harvested one over his limit of non-pelagic rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $140 in Seward Court.

On July 10, Fred Sutler, 72, of Sterling, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an over-limit of pelagic rockfish. Sutler harvested one over his limit of pelagic rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $140 in Seward Court.

On July 10, Brian Manley, 50, of Weidman, Michigan, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an over-limit of pelagic rockfish. Manley harvested one over his limit of pelagic rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $140 in Seward Court.

On Aug. 1, Jennifer Matthews, 39, of Wasilla, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for not having a sport fishing license in possession when contacted fishing in Resurrection Bay. Bail was set at $220 in Seward Court.

On Aug. 1, John Truchan, 45, of Wasilla, Alaska, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for sport fishing with more than one line in the water. Truchan was observed fishing with two fishing poles in Resurrection Bay. Bail was set at $120 in Seward Court.

On July 18, Dannis Xiong, 26, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an over-limit of non-pelagic rockfish. Xiong had an over-limit of two non-pelagic rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $160 in Seward Court.

On July 18, Daniel Wysocki, 60, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for sport fishing with more line in the water. Wysocki was observed fishing with two fishing poles in Resurrection Bay. Bail was set at $120 in Seward Court.

On July 18, Tony Kounduangta, 27, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an over-limit of non-pelagic rockfish. Kounduangta had an over-limit of two non-pelagic rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $160 in Seward Court.

On July 11, Barbara Rosetti, 51, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an over-limit of non-pelagic rockfish. Rosetti harvested three over her limit of non-pelagic rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $180 in Seward Court.

On July 10, Troy Fritzel, 49, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an over-limit of non-pelagic rockfish. Fritzel harvested one over his limit of non-pelagic rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $140 in Seward Court.

On July 10, Fred Sutler, 72, of Sterling, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an over-limit of pelagic rockfish. Sutler harvested one over his limit of pelagic rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $140 in Seward Court.

On July 10, Brian Manley, 50, of Weidman, Michigan, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for harvesting an over-limit of pelagic rockfish. Manley harvested one over his limit of pelagic rockfish. The rockfish were seized and given to a local charity. Bail was set at $140 in Seward Court.

On Sept. 1 at 12:13 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report about a female throwing rocks and breaking the windows at her residence in Kenai. Troopers responded to the scene and contacted Tessa Lindley, 44, of Kenai. Investigation revealed that Lindley threw large rocks at the windows of her home, breaking them, and also threw rocks at the vehicles in the driveway, damaging them. Lindley was arrested for third-degree criminal mischief and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Sept. 1 at 7:56 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance in the Soldotna area. Investigation resulted an Heather Christman, 36, of Soldotna, being charged with fourth-degree assault.

On Sept. 1 at 1:08 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle on Cape Ninilchik for an equipment violation. Investigation showed that Matthew Redding, 46, of Anchor Point, was driving with a suspended license. Redding was given a summons to appear in court and released.

On Sept. 3 at about 12:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a stolen silver Kona Hei Hei mountain bike from the Hope Junction bathrooms. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-398-1852.

On Sept. 3 at 12:44 a.m., Kenai police responded to a noise complaint at a residence off Forest Drive. After investigation, Jon-Tomas W. Sullivan, 33, of Anchorage, was arrested for an Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor failure to appear for arraignment bench warrant on original charges of attempted first-degree theft and revived an additional charge of providing false information. Sullivan was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Sept. 3 at 12:44 a.m., Kenai police responded to a noise complaint at a residence off Forest Drive. After investigation, Jon-Tomas W. Sullivan, 33, of Anchorage, was arrested for an Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor failure to appear for arraignment bench warrant on original charges of attempted first-degree theft and revived an additional charge of providing false information. Sullivan was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Sept. 1 at 6:59 p.m., Kenai police received a report for a traffic accident in a parking lot off Spruce Street in Kenai. After the responding officer contacted the individuals involved, Rachel A. Thomas, 36, of Kenai, was arrested on two separate warrants, the first a misdemeanor Soldotna Alaska State Troopers enforcement warrant for failure to appear arraignment on the original charge of driving while license revoked, and the second a misdemeanor Soldotna Alaska State Troopers enforcement warrant for failure to appear on original charges of second-degree criminal trespass and fourth-degree theft. Thomas was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 31 at 2:53 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near Mile 9 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Aaron K. Hadley, 33, of Alabama, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 31 at 11:12 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near the Kenai Spur Highway and South Willow Street. After investigation, Michael M. Ackerman, 43, of Anchorage, was arrested for driving while license revoked, violating conditions of release, and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 31 at 11:27 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near the Kenai Spur Highway and Redoubt Avenue. After investigation, Nicole M. Panamaroff, 43, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 30 at 9:42 p.m., Kenai police contacted a male who was currently trespassed from a local grocery store located near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Joseph Chikoyak, Jr., 45, of Kenai, was issued a summons for second-degree criminal trespass.

On Aug. 29 at 11:29 a.m., a wanted individual turned himself over to Kenai police to be taken into custody. After confirming the warrant was valid, Bryan W. Keyes, 55, of Kenai, was arrested for an Alaska State Troopers misdemeanor failure to appear for arraignment warrant on original charges of fourth-degree assault and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 29 at 8:37 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business on a report of an individual trespassing. After investigation, Tahonah L. Bassler, 62, of Kenai, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 29 at 10:46 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on Bridge Access Road. After investigation, Chloe A. Grogan, 21, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 29 at 12:49 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on Beaver Loop Road. After investigation, Wendy H. Butler, 62, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Sept. 4 at 1:35 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for moving violations near Mile 20.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Emily Andry, 35, of Nikiski, was operating the vehicle while impaired by alcoholic beverages. Additionally, she was found in possession of a semi-automatic handgun. She was arrested for driving under the influence and fourth degree misconduct involving weapons, given a breath alcohol concentration test, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Sept. 4 at 11:08 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to Jim Street and Marilee Street in Sterling for a report of a serious injury crash involving a red and black 2020 (250cc) Can-Am four-wheeler. The driver and sole occupant of the 4-Wheeler was identified as Mark D. Bellinger, 33, of Sterling, who had sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision and had to be Life Flighted to Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Alcohol consumption is believed to be a factor in the crash.

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