Public safety briefs for the week of March 14, 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 Mar. 5 at 3:06 a.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a traffic stop on a red Ford pickup for an equipment violation. After investigation, Glen Carlson, 48, of Nikiski, was arrested for driving while license suspended and failing to maintain insurance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Mar. 4 at 11:13 p.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a traffic stop on a red Chevrolet Tahoe for an equipment violation. After investigation, Tyler Fuxa, 28, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving while license suspended, failing to maintain insurance, and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 5 at 9:08 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Anchor Point area.. After investigation, Shane Corbell, 27, of Homer, was was arrested for driving while license suspended and on an outstanding arrest warrant and was taken to the Homer Jail.

On Mar. 6 at about 6:40 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a disturbance at a residence on Echo Lake Road in Soldotna. Investigation determined that Teresa Vanlandingham, 36, of Soldotna, had gotten into an argument with a family member and assaulted another and that Annette Wassillie, 26, of Soldotna, had violated her conditions of release by consuming alcohol. Both were arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, where they were held for arraignment.

On Mar. 7 at 1:43 a.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a traffic stop for a moving violation at Mile 19 of Kalifornsky Beach Road on a 2012 Ford F150. After investigation, Kenneth Fitzpatrick, 28, of Eagle River, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Mar 6 at 6:28 p.m., Alaska State Troopers was notified by Central Peninsula Hospital that they were treating a patient in the emergency room who had been assaulted earlier in the day. Investigation revealed the victim had been assaulted in the bathroom of a Nikiski business by Daniel Schmit, 41, of Nikiski. Schmit was located and issued a misdemeanor citation for fourth-degree assault.

On Mar. 5 at 5:39 a.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to stop a vehicle for driving more than twice the posted speed limit. The vehicle failed to stop and attempted to elude troopers in a reckless manner. After a few miles, the vehicle stopped in a private driveway, where the driver, Tessa Lindley, 44, of Soldotna, was taken into custody, and investigation revealed she was impaired by controlled substances. She was arrested for first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a police officer and driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 7, Alaska State Troopers responded to a Nikiski area neighborhood for a report of a suspicious male. While in the neighborhood, troopers learned of a burglary that had occurred. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Glenn Hollars, 30, of Nikiski, for first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, fifth-degree criminal mischief, violating conditions of release, and tampering with physical evidence. The property stolen from the residence was recovered and returned to the owners. Hollars was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

Melody Ann Miller, 34, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to amended charges of two counts of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Aug. 7, 2019. On the first of the two counts, she was sentenced to 360 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 24 months. On the second count, she was sentenced to 30 days with 30 days suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

On Mar. 9 at 8:38 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a green 1998 Ford Expedition for traffic violations at Mile 22 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Investigation revealed that Craig King, 37, of Kenai, was driving the vehicle while impaired and under the influence of alcohol. Additionally, his Alaska driver’s license was revoked for a previous driving under the influence offense, and he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to remand at jail for that prior charge. King was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for driving under the influence and the outstanding warrant. He later refused to provide a breath sample and was charged with refusal.

On Mar. 9 at 6:31 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted the operator of a white 2011 Chevrolet Equinox at Kobuk and South Kobuk Street in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Frank D. Kenworthy, 19, of Soldotna, is on probation for an attempted third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance charge, that Kenworthy, who is under 21 years of age, was driving under the influence and, that he has a revoked license. Kenworthy was arrested for driving under the influence and violating probation and was issued citations for minor operating after consuming alcohol, minor consuming alcohol and driving while license revoked and was taken to the troopers post for Datamaster processing, then taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail on charges of driving under the influence and violating probation.

On Mar. 9 at about 9:50 a.m., Alaska State Troopers was patrolling North Miller Loop in Nikiski and located a 2004 Gray Chevrolet. Laife Inkster, 34, of Kenai, was in the vehicle and had a revoked license for vehicle theft. Inkster was issued a criminal citation for driving while license revoked, and the vehicle was removed from the scene.

On Mar. 8 at about 3:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Decaun Jody Thibodeaux, 46, of Soldotna, and Ashely Dawn Schrader, 29, of Soldotna, at a residence near Mile 12 of Funny River Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Thibodeaux had a suspended license with prior convictions. Decaun was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving with a suspended license and released. Further investigation revealed Schrader had two outstanding warrants for failure to appear on an original charge of driving with a revoked license. Schrader was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $800 bail.

On Mar. 9 at about 9:50 a.m., Alaska State Troopers was patrolling North Miller Loop in Nikiski and located a 2004 Gray Chevrolet. Laife Inkster, 34, of Kenai, was in the vehicle and had a revoked license for vehicle theft. Inkster was issued a criminal citation for driving while license revoked, and the vehicle was removed from the scene.

On Mar. 8 at 10:55 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report in the North Kenai area near California Avenue. While at the residence, troopers contacted Amanda Marie Kivi, 32, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Kivi had an outstanding warrant on the original charge of violating conditions of release. Kivi was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $500 bail.

On Mar. 11 at 12:54 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team observed a white 2000 Chevrolet S-10 commit a moving violation. A traffic stop was conducted, and the driver of the vehicle was identified Derrick L. Hurd, 27, of Kenai. Investigation revealed Hurd was driving on a revoked license for the original charge of driving while license revoked. During this contact, Hurd was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. A K-9 application was performed on Hurd’s vehicle, and K-9 Donna indicated for the presence of the odor of controlled substances emitting from Hurd’s vehicle. The vehicle was impounded for investigative purposes and is currently awaiting the application of a search warrant. Hurd was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for driving while license revoked, pending release on his own recognizance.

On Jan. 10 at 8:17 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team, responded to a report of a possible disturbance occurring at a residence on Diamond Willow Way in Sterling and approached an occupied red 2007 Chevrolet truck. When driver Mark B. Sesler, 63, of Soldotna, was contacted, investigation revealed he had driven under the influence. Sesler was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to the AST Post for Datamaster processing, then to Wildwood Pretrial on the charge of driving under the influence, where he was released on his own recognizance.

On Mar. 11 at 12:54 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team observed a white 2000 Chevrolet S-10 commit a moving violation. A traffic stop was conducted, and the driver of the vehicle was identified Derrick L. Hurd, 27, of Kenai. Investigation revealed Hurd was driving on a revoked license for the original charge of driving while license revoked. During this contact, Hurd was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. A K-9 application was performed on Hurd’s vehicle, and K-9 Donna indicated for the presence of the odor of controlled substances emitting from Hurd’s vehicle. The vehicle was impounded for investigative purposes and is currently awaiting the application of a search warrant. Hurd was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for driving while license revoked, pending release on his own recognizance.

On Jan. 10 at 8:17 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team, responded to a report of a possible disturbance occurring at a residence on Diamond Willow Way in Sterling and approached an occupied red 2007 Chevrolet truck. When driver Mark B. Sesler, 63, of Soldotna, was contacted, investigation revealed he had driven under the influence. Sesler was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to the AST Post for Datamaster processing, then to Wildwood Pretrial on the charge of driving under the influence, where he was released on his own recognizance.

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