Public safety briefs for the week of Jan. 3, 2021

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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 Dec. 12 at about 4:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a four-door sedan on Tustumena Lake Road in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that Dustin Todd Stoddard, 55, of Clam Gulch, was driving with a suspended license and a prior conviction. Stoddard was issued a misdemeanor traffic citation and released.

On Dec. 13 at 1:24 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for moving violations on West Poppy Lane in Soldotna. After investigation revealed that driver Jason McEnerney, 41, of Soldotna, was impaired by alcoholic beverages, he was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 6 at 4:08 p.m., the Homer Police Department contacted Alaska State Troopers, reporting they had received a tip that Sarah Urdahl, 37, of Soldotna, who had six outstanding warrants, was at a residence in the Homer area. Troopers responded and located and arrested Urdahl for her warrants and took her to the Homer jail. Troopers also contacted Travis Herrick, 36, of Soldotna, who was given a summons for hindering prosecution.

On Nov. 28 at 11:03 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a suspicious white Chevrolet van at a gravel pit in the Anchor Point area. Troopers responded and located the vehicle. Investigation showed that Jessy Ackerman, 31, of Anchor Point, had committed first-degree vehicle theft, violated conditions of release, resisted arrest, and committed third-degree theft. Troopers also forwarded charges to the District Attorney’s Office on Henry Ackerman, 66, of Anchor Point, for first-degree hindering prosecution and charges on Cecilia Ackerman, 64, of Anchor Point, and Kristina Owens, 56, of Anchor Point, for violation of custodian’s duty.

On Dec. 13 at 2:11 a.m., Kenai police contacted a vehicle in a ditch on Floatplane Road. After investigation, Preston J. Williams, 23, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and driving while license revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 12 at 5:47 p.m., Kenai police responded to a residence on Strawberry Road for reports of a disturbance. After investigation, Jared J. Herrmann, 24, of Kenai, was arrested for fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 15 at 12:55 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle collision with a moose near Mile 97 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Jordan Buerge, 21, of Soldotna, was driving a white 1994 Mitsubishi truck when he struck a moose. The truck had substantial damage. Buerge had only minor injuries. He reported wearing a seat belt. Alcohol was not a factor. The moose was recovered by a charity.

On Dec. 15 at 2:14 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on a grey 2003 Mercury Sable sedan after observing a moving violation near South Miller Loop and Holt Lamplight Road in Nikiski. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Tamsen LA Dawn Brewer, 36, of Nikiski. Investigation revealed her license is revoked for the charge of driving while revoked and having numerous driving while license revoked convictions in the last two years. Brewer was arrested for driving wile license revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 14 at 9:15 p.m., Kenai police received a tip about a wanted subject at a residence near Princess Street and Magic Avenue. Police arrived on scene and identified Joseph D. Knight, 21, of Kenai. Knight was arrested for two outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrants and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for a $5,000 felony warrant for failure to appear for sentencing hearing on the original charges of second-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault and a $500 misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of failure to give immediate notice of an accident.

On Dec. 14 at 9:36 p.m., Kenai police responded to a residence off Evergreen Street in an attempt to contact a wanted individual. Glenn C. Hollars, 30, of Kenai, was contacted and arrested for an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers $500 misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of fourth-degree assault. Hollars was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without incident.

On Dec. 13 at 7:55 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle near Mile 139 of the Sterling Highway for equipment and moving violations. Investigation showed that driver Quentin Simeon, 43, of Anchorage, was required to have an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle, but no device had been installed. Simeon was charged with driving in violation of a limited license and avoidance of an ignition interlock device.

On Dec. 8 at 3:09 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received and responded to a call about a disturbance occurring at a residence off Valleyside Avenue in Anchor Point. After investigation, Miranda Mindell, 36, of Anchor Point, was arrested for one count of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and one count of fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence) and taken to the Homer Jail.

On Dec. 5 at 4:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers (AST) was conducting routine patrol on the Sterling Highway near Ninilchik. A silver SUV was observed to be traveling at a high rate of speed in a 55 miles per hour zone near Mile 137 of the Sterling Highway. AST attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the vehicle continued to turn off the highway, travel down a driveway, and park at a garage. The male driver and sole occupant was contacted and identified as Robert Noe, 52, of Ninilchik. After investigation, Noe was arrested for driving while under the influence and taken to the AST Post in Anchor Point, where he showed a breath alcohol content over the legal limit to operate a vehicle.

On Dec. 17 at 1:55 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of a stolen vehicle from the Fritz Creek area of Homer. Investigation resulted in Sarah Kirk, 31, of Homer, being charged with one count of first-degree vehicle theft.

On Dec. 16 at 7:41 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Birch Street. Sarah Kirk, 31, of Homer, was issued criminal citations for driving while license revoked and driving without insurance and released. The vehicle was impounded.

On Dec. 15 at 4:22 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Fred Meyer store for a shoplifter. Roberta Isaac, 53, of Anchor Point, was issued a criminal citation for third-degree theft and released.

On Dec. 12 at 4:15 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Binkley Street. Dominic Allen, 42, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving while license suspended and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. Sharon Allen, 67, of Soldotna, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 11 at 8:19 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Highway near Marydale Avenue. Derek Newton, 42, of Sterling, was arrested for driving while license revoked and driving without insurance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. His vehicle was impounded.

On Dec. 10 at 8:35 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Devin Drive. David Selmser, 53, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 9 at 1:34 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a business on the Kenai Spur Highway for a disturbance. Investigation led to the arrest of Samual M. Myers, 18, of Soldotna, for fifth-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and two counts of fourth-degree assault on police. Myers was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 17 at 1:51 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report on a green Subaru station wagon driving into the ditch and in the wrong lane in the area of Ciechanski Road. Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. After investigation, David Sheffield, 52, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 22 at 8:39 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a report of a disturbance occurring at an address on Lake Shore Drive in Soldotna. Investigation revealed a physical altercation had occurred between Brett W. Clark, 37, of Soldotna, and a family member. Clark was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on one count of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

On Dec. 22 at 8:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off of Lori Jo Street in Soldotna for a welfare check. Investigation revealed that Bradley Maier, 54, of Soldotna, was in violation of conditions of release on original charges of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury) and second-degree unlawful contact when charged with Class A misdemeanor or felony offense. Maier was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Dec. 22 at 10:42 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off of Unimak Drive in Nikiski for a reported disturbance after-the-fact. Investigation revealed that David Russi, 56, was involved in an altercation. Russi was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and violating condition of release on the original charge of fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances. Russi was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Dec. 25 at 12:13 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for moving violations in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that driver Jessica Seymour, 36, of Soldotna, was impaired by alcoholic beverages. She was given a breath alcohol content test, arrested for driving under the influence, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 24 at 8:12 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers contacted Moisae Martushev, 32, of Soldotna, on a traffic stop. After investigation revealed he was driving under the influence of controlled substances and was in possession of controlled substances, he was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

On Dec. 23 at 5:27 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a disturbance at a residence on Pace Street. Sherry Maestas, 44, of Soldotna, was arrested for violating her court-ordered conditions of release in two separate cases and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail

On Dec. 22 at 9:34 a.m., Soldotna police responded to Fred Meyer store for a shoplifting complaint. Officers contacted John P. Dahlquist, 53, and Anita C. Eskilida, 42, both of Anchorage. After investigation determined that Dahlquist removed $1667.97 worth of merchandise and Eskilida removed $309.00 worth of merchandise from the store without payment, Dahlquist was arrested for second-degree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial, and Eskilida was issued a criminal citation for third-degree theft and released.

On Dec. 19 at 8:46 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Kalifornsky Beach Road near Arena Avenue for a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report about a vehicle that was all over the roadway and then drove into the ditch. Bennie Parks, 57, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 17 at about 2:50 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Highway near Soldotna Avenue. Nereid Phillips, 20, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 28 at about 9:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence near Mile 25 of the Kenai Spur Highway for a report of a disturbance. After investigation revealed that Rhonda Waugh, 57, of Nikiski, had been involved in a physical altercation, she was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On Dec. 25 at 7:07 p.m., Kenai police responded to a residence on Lilac Lane for an investigation of an incident that had occurred on Dec. 16. After investigation, Sharon Alexie, 39, of Kenai, was issued a summons for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

On Dec. 23 at about 5:00 a.m., Kenai police received a traffic complaint from a concerned citizen. Police conducted a traffic stop, and Joshua J. Ingram, 22, of Kenai, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Dec. 22 at about 8:00 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near Lilac Lane on the Kenai Spur Highway. Jerry K. Estes, 29, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving while license revoked.

On Dec. 22 at about 10:30 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop near Mile 12 of the Kenai Spur Highway. A records check on the license plate showed the vehicle was listed as stolen out of Anchorage. Police identified the sole occupant as Ellamary E. Guest, 35, of Bethel. Guest was arrested for driving under the influence, first-degree vehicle theft, false information, and petition to revoke probation and was also issued a speeding ticket.

On Dec. 21 at about 11:00 p.m., Kenai police located a vehicle with no operating tail lights near Mile 10.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway and conducted a routine traffic stop. After investigation, Christian L. Vaughan, 27, of Ketchikan, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Dec. 20 at about 4:00 p.m., Kenai police received a call of a disturbance at a residence located off Mission Avenue. Police responded and contacted Anthony B. Cronce, 44, of Kenai, who was issued a summons for fifth-degree criminal mischief.

On Dec. 28 at about 6:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers initiated a traffic stop at the Tesoro gas station on the Sterling Highway. After investigation, Steele Mahan, 22, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving while license suspended and violating conditions of release.

On Dec. 29 at 4:59 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in Soldotna. After investigation, Minnie Harris, 23, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

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