Public Safety Briefs for the week of Aug. 9, 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 Aug. 1 at 5:05 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover that occurred at the end of North Cohoe Road on Kasilof Beach. Investigation revealed that Shannon Margaret Silook, 33, of Anchorage, was driving her recreational side-by-side vehicle while she was under the influence of alcohol. Her older sister was identified as a passenger in the recreational vehicle, and she sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision. Silook was left at the Central Peninsula Hospital, due to the extent of her injuries. Charges of driving under the influence and third-degree assault have been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office.

On July 18 at about 1:30 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were conducting a boat patrol on the Kenai River. Investigation revealed that Jeffrey Lyons, 57, of Anchorage, left the personal use dipnetting fishery and failed to record his catch on his 2020 personal use permit. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On July 18 at 2:01 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a boat patrol on the Kenai River and contacted David Dahlen, 58, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed Dahlen failed to mark his fish on his 2020 personal use permit. A $120 bailable citation was filled with the Kenai Court.

On July 18 at about 3:30 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a boat patrol on the Kenai River and contacted Raymond Purugganan, 59, Kenai. Investigation revealed Purugganan unlawfully snagged a sockeye salmon and failed to release the salmon. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On July 5 at 9:24 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were conducting a patrol of the Upper Cook Inlet personal use dipnetting fishery. Investigation revealed that Paul Greeno, 40, of Anchorage, failed to record his catch on his 2020 personal use permit. A $120 bailable citation was issued with the Kenai Court.

On July 5 at 11:42 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were conducting a patrol on the Kasilof personal use dipnetting fishery. Investigation revealed that Roy Villanueva, 53, from Anchorage was dipnetting without a 2020 personal use permit. A $220 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On July 5 at 11:15 a.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers were conducting a patrol on the Kasilof Beach during the personal use dipnetting fishery. Investigation revealed that Luis Chavarria, 40, of Anchorage, failed to record salmon on his 2020 personal use permit. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On June 24 at about 1:00 p.m., Lucas Byker, 30, of Soldotna, sealed multiple beavers at the Soldotna Alaska Department of Fish and Game Office. Investigation revealed that Byker did not seal multiple beavers before the 30 days after the closure of the season. A $120 bailable citation was issued with the Kenai Court.

On Aug. 1 at 10:33 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a report of a disturbance occurring on Wren Drive in Soldotna. Investigation revealed an altercation occurred between Shannon Lachelle Lehner, 39, of Kennewick, Washington, and a male. During the incident, Lehner was locked out of the residence, while the male dialed 911. Lehner broke out the front window of the residence, causing $250 in damage, and gained entry into the house. Lehner was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on one count of fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence).

On Aug. 1, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, contacted Laura Keiser, 62, of Wasilla, with 32 personal use fish on Kenai Beach. Keiser had taken the salmon on July 31 and failed to record her personal use salmon on her permit as required. She was issued a citation for the violation, with bail set at $120 in Kenai District Court.

On July 31, Tok Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited June Savini, 36, of Anchorage, for fishing in a personal use fishery without the required permit. Bail was set at $220 in Kenai District Court.

On July 31, Tok Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Herbert Upton, 44, of Soldotna, for failing to mark/clip the tails of personal use fish as required. Bail was set at $95 in Kenai District Court.

On July 31, Tok Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Jean Xavier, 51, of Anchorage, for failing to record fish caught during a personal use fishery. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai District Court.

On July 31, Tok Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Gail Essex, 39, of Homer, for failing to record fish caught during a personal use fishery. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai District Court.

On July 31, Tok Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Troy Dye, 50, of Anchor Point, for failing to record fish caught during a personal use fishery. Bail was set at $120 in Kenai District Court.

On Aug. 3 at 2:28 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers attempted to stop a 2013 Ford Explorer for erratic driving at the intersection of Frogberry Street and Eagle Lake Drive in Kenai. The vehicle failed to stop and attempted to elude troopers. The vehicle ultimately came to a stop in a driveway, and the driver was identified as Kayla Anderson, 23, of Soldotna. Investigation found Anderson to be under the influence of alcohol and additionally on conditions of release in a separate criminal case. Anderson was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of first-degree failure to stop, driving under the influence, and violating conditions of release and was held without bail, pending arraignment.

On Aug. 1, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Markien Smith, 47, of Anchorage, while he was dipnet fishing at the Kasilof River. Smith had previously caught 22 personal use salmon and had not recorded them on a personal use permit. Smith was issued a citation, with bail set at $120 in Kenai District Court.

On Aug. 1, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Ralph Sara, 44, of Anchorage, while he was dipnet fishing at the Kasilof River Beach. Sara did not possess a 2020 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Permit and was issued a citation, with bail set at $220 in Kenai District Court.

On Aug. 1, Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed Raul Heredia-Guitierrez, 32, of Wasilla, snag a salmon and retain it while fishing on the Kenai River. Heredia-Guitierrez admitted to snagging a second salmon and retaining that one as well. Heredia-Guitierrez was issued a citation, with bail set at $120 in Kenai District Court, and the two fish were seized and donated.

On July 28 at about 11:40 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Walker Street in Soldotna for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed that Jesse Lee Doetsch, 35, of Palmer, had assaulted a family member. Doetsch was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail on a charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence.)

On July 26 at about 11:00 a.m. Alaska State Troopers responded to the village of Tyonek, following the report of an assault and theft of a firearm. Investigation revealed that Rolland Frank Standifer, 23, of Tyonek, had assaulted a distant family member and stolen a firearm. Standifer was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail on charges of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and second-degree theft.

On Aug. 1, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Markien Smith, 47, of Anchorage, while he was dipnet fishing at the Kasilof River. Smith had previously caught 22 personal use salmon and had not recorded them on a personal use permit. Smith was issued a citation, with bail set at $120 in Kenai District Court.

On Aug. 1, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Ralph Sara, 44, of Anchorage, while he was dipnet fishing at the Kasilof River Beach. Sara did not possess a 2020 Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Permit and was issued a citation, with bail set at $220 in Kenai District Court.

On Aug. 1, Alaska Wildlife Troopers observed Raul Heredia-Guitierrez, 32, of Wasilla, snag a salmon and retain it while fishing on the Kenai River. Heredia-Guitierrez admitted to snagging a second salmon and retaining that one as well. Heredia-Guitierrez was issued a citation, with bail set at $120 in Kenai District Court, and the two fish were seized and donated.

Fatal Bear Mauling UPDATE:

Update: Daniel Schilling, 46, of Hope, is identified as the victim of this fatal bear mauling.

Original post: On July 29 at 10:07 p.m., Alaska State Troopers was advised of a fatal bear mauling in the Hope area of the Chugach National Forest. It was reported that a Hope resident had been clearing a trail about one mile behind his property, which is located off Mile 8 of the Hope Highway. His wife became concerned when he was overdue, and their dog, which had been with him, returned home alone. The body was located by family and friends in the area he had been working, deceased, with wounds consistent with a bear attack. All subjects immediately departed the area. The trail is described as not ATV accessible. A joint response to the site of the mauling by AWT and USFS rangers is in progress. Updates to follow.

On Aug. 2 at 10:21 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The driver was stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign. Investigation revealed that Elizer Demesa ,65, of Anchorage, had been dipnet fishing without a personal use permit. He was issued a citation for failing to obtain a personal use permit.

On Aug. 2 at 1:18 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near Haller Street. Loren J. Burns, 19, of Soldotna, was arrested on an Alaska State Troopers $50 warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charges of petition to revoke probation and first-degree hindering prosecution and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On July 31 at 6:12 p.m., Kenai police responded to Kenai Avenue near the Kenai Beach at the report of a disorderly male. Scott A. Woodman, 35, of Anchorage, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Aug. 3 at 8:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers found Abel Robles, 23, of Kenai, at his residence and arrested him on an arrest warrant for violating conditions of release. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Aug. 3, at 10:47 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in Kasilof. After on scene investigations, Christopher C. Logan of Kasilof, 40, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Aug. 3 at about 11:50 p.m., Sharee J. Olson, 54, and Harry M. Bessey, 48, of Kasilof, were arrested by Alaska State Troopers under warrants for their arrest for third-degree theft and were taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $250 bail each.

On July 14 at 12:48 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle near Mile 156 of the Sterling Highway after observing Ryan Wilson, 41, of Anchor Point, driving the vehicle, because troopers knew Wilson’s license was revoked. Investigation showed that Wilson was violating his conditions of release in a previous criminal case and that he did not have vehicle insurance. Wilson was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail.

On July 14 at about 6:20 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of people trespassing at a residence on Bear Paw Road in Ninilchik. Investigation led to Vanessa Bock, 41, of Ninilchik, being charged with first-degree criminal trespass. Bock was given a summons to appear in court and released.

On Aug. 6 at 7:38 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to the Sport Lake boat launch in Soldotna for a report of an individual dumping trash. The complainant was able to provide a description of the vehicle and license plate. Troopers contacted the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Harley D. Hill, 24, of Soldotna. After investigation Hill was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and violating probation and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Aug. 7 at 8:52 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team, along with an officer from the Soldotna Police Department, responded to a report of trespassing and a possible disturbance occurring near Irish Hills. Upon arrival, troopers contacted Katie R. Wright, 34, of, Kenai. A check in the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) revealed Wright had an outstanding $200 warrant for failing to appear in court on the original charge of driving while license revoked. She was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Aug. 7 at 10:56 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to Nikiski for a report of an intoxicated female staggering in the roadway near the Kenai Spur Highway and Island Lake Road. While patrolling the area, the female was eventually located and was provided with transportation to her residence. Upon arrival at the residence, Michael D. Poulter, 32, of Nikiski, was contacted at the residence. A records check in the APSIN revealed that Poulter was in violation of his conditions of release as a result of recently being released from Wildwood Pretrial on original charges of two counts of fourth-degree assault that had occurred at that residence. Part of Poulter’s conditions of release state he is not to return to that residence. The On-Call Pretrial Enforcement Division was contacted by telephone. Poulter was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail on the charge of violating conditions of release.

On Aug. 6 at 1:22 p.m., the Fishing Vessel Recovery was observed by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, actively commercial fishing with a drift gillnet in a closed area of the Cook Inlet waters. The captain, who was also the permit holder, was identified as Avraamy Reutov, 30, of Homer. Reutov was escorted to a tender, and his fish were confiscated to the State of Alaska. Charges are pending completion of the investigation.

On Aug. 7 at about 3:40 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers contacted Kimberly Payne, 27, of Soldotna, at a residence on Whisperwood Street in Soldotna. A records check showed Payne had three outstanding warrants for failure to appear for court hearings on original charges of fourth-degree theft and driving while license suspended. Payne was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $750 bail.

On Aug. 7 at 3:48 p.m., while Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the Kasilof River, investigation revealed that John Fuiava, 52, of Anchorage, was operating a boat with two people in the boat and only one lifejacket. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On Aug. 7 at about 4:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Seward were attempting to carry out a search warrant at a Seward residence for a felony level case. Brian Sprinkle, 51, of Seward, did not live at the residence but refused to allow troopers to approach the front door. Sprinkle additionally refused to leave the area or allow troopers to pat him down for weapons. Troopers attempted to detain Sprinkle so they could carry out the search warrant ordered by the Seward Court. However, Sprinkle physically resisted being placed into handcuffs. Sprinkle was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail on one count of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting arrest.

On Aug. 7 at 4:16 p.m., while Alaska Wildlife Troopers were on a boat patrol on the Kasilof River, investigation revealed that Elizabeth Rexford, 34, of Anchorage, operated a boat with four people in the boat and only one lifejacket. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court for $120.

On July 26 at about 11:00 a.m., while Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the Kasilof personal use dipnet fishery, investigation revealed that Agnes Green, 55, of Anchorage, unlawfully dipnetted without a 2020 personal use permit. A $220 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On July 25 at about 10:40 a.m., while Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the Kenai River, investigation revealed that Erik Waugaman, 54, of Anchorage, was using a treble hook in a single hook only area. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On July 24 at 11:53 a.m., while Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the Kenai River personal use dipnet fishery, investigation revealed that Todd Carroll, 45, of Anchorage, failed to record his salmon on his 2020 personal use permit. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On July 14 at 7:15 a.m., while Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the Kenai River personal use dipnet fishery, investigation revealed that Cooper McCarthy, 24, of Sterling, was using a boat to dipnet in a closed area. A $220 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

On July 12 at 10:29 a.m., while Alaska Wildlife Troopers were patrolling the Kasilof personal use dipnet fishery, investigation revealed that Charles Gielow, 57, of Anchorage, failed to recorded his salmon on his 2020 personal use permit. A $120 bailable citation was filed with the Kenai Court.

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