Public safety briefs for the week of March 21, 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. 14 at 3:23 a.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to stop a vehicle for a moving violation in Soldotna. The vehicle failed to stop and attempted to elude troopers for almost ten minutes, driving recklessly at speeds up to 80 miles an hour in residential areas. The vehicle became stuck in deep snow as it attempted to drive down a snowmachine trail, and the operator fled on foot. A perimeter was established by troopers and the Kenai Police Department. At 4:44 a.m., Alaska State Troopers K9 Donna located the operator, Tylor Arndt, 29 of Soldotna, hiding in a wooded area. He surrendered and was arrested for driving under the influence, first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a police officer, and driving while license revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Mar. 13 at about 4:00 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop in Kenai for moving violations. After investigation, Jamie Landt, 29, of Kenai, was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license revoked.

On Mar. 10 at 2:15 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report of an intoxicated male operating a Chrysler minivan on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. Upon contact and after investigation, Thomas Jeffery Baker, 76, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence. Baker also had a rifle in the vehicle and was additionally charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon. Due to extenuating circumstances, Baker was issued misdemeanor citations for both charges and later released.

On Mar. 10 at 5:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped on two vehicles stopped in the lane of travel near Mile 8 of Funny River Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that one of the drivers, Skyler Eric Laber, 28, of Soldotna, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear on an original charge of driving while license suspended. Laber was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $250 bail.

On Mar. 6, Andrei Serebrekoff, 19, of Homer, Alaska, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for not having a 2021 crewmember license when offloading tanner crab at Resurrection Bay Seafoods. Bail was set at $270 in the Seward Court. On Mar. 6, David Ivanov, 29 , of Homer, Alaska, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for employing an unlicensed crew member while offloading his tanner crab at Resurrection Bay Seafoods. Bail was set at $270 in the Seward Court.

On Mar. 6, Dimitry Reutov, 33, of Homer, was cited by the Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for failing to have his tanner crab CFEC card in possession while offloading his tanner crab at Resurrection Bay Seafoods. Reutov was giving a mandatory court appearance date in April in the Seward Court.

On Mar. 14. at 6:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported two-vehicle collision on Edgington Road in Sterling. Investigation revealed that Coel Dean Nelson, 23, of Sterling, was driving a white 2004 Chevrolet pickup on Edgington Road when he lost control on slippery roads and struck a beige 2003 GMC Yukon, driven by Samuel Mark Christner, 37, of Sterling. Both vehicles had minor, functional damage and were drivable. A passenger in Christner’s vehicle had minor injuries. All reported wearing seat belts. Alcohol was not a factor. Nelson was issued a minor offense citation for driver to exercise due care to avoid collision.

On Mar. 11 at 6:41 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash near Mile 109 Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Jackson Alexander Reed, 25, of Kasilof, had been driving a red 1997 Ford pickup northbound on the Sterling Highway when he lost control and went into the ditch, causing the vehicle to overturn. The vehicle had moderate damage and was towed. Reed reported no injuries. Alcohol was not a factor.

On Mar. 14 at 12:52 p.m., Kenai police received a report of an ongoing dispute at residence off Sterling Court. After investigation, Rex R. Rask, 33, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence), and second-degree criminally negligent burning and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Mar. 13 at 2:37 a.m., Kenai police responded to the report of a possible assault near a local business off the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, John R. Martin, 54, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 10 at 9:33 a.m., Kenai police arrested Selena K. Larson, 28, of Kenai, on an Alaska State Troopers $250 bench warrant for petition to revoke probation on original charges of third-degree theft. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 10 at 10:28 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local Kenai business for a male acting strangely. David T. O’Brien, 40, of Nikiski, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 9 at 11:13 a.m., Kenai police arrested Obadiah J.F. Moore, 26, of Nikiski, on an Alaska State Troopers $250 failure to appear for arraignment bench warrant on original charges of driving while license revoked. Moore was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 9 at 4:53 p.m., Kenai police responded to a welfare check on Main Street Loop near Barnacle Way. Joseph Chikoyak, 46, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 5 at 10:04 a.m., Kenai police arrested Dylan A. Jacko, 19, of Anchorage, on a felony Alaska State Troopers no bail arrest warrant for second-degree assault and driving under the influence. Jacko was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 5 at 4:17 p.m., Kenai police responded to a single-vehicle traffic accident near Mile 13 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Justin L.E. Alexie, 24, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 4 at 7:09 a.m., Kenai police responded to a two-vehicle collision at Mile 5.6 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Maria C.C. Aguilar, 56, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving while license suspended.

On Mar. 4 at 10:12 a.m., Kenai police responded to a male passed-out in a running truck at a local Kenai Business. James J. Emerson, 50, of Nikiski, was issued a summons for driving while license revoked.

On Mar. 14 at 12:52 p.m., Kenai police received a report of an ongoing dispute at residence off Sterling Court. After investigation, Rex R. Rask, 33, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence), and second-degree criminally negligent burning and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Mar. 13 at 2:37 a.m., Kenai police responded to the report of a possible assault near a local business off the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, John R. Martin, 54, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 10 at 9:33 a.m., Kenai police arrested Selena K. Larson, 28, of Kenai, on an Alaska State Troopers $250 bench warrant for petition to revoke probation on original charges of third-degree theft. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 10 at 10:28 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local Kenai business for a male acting strangely. David T. O’Brien, 40, of Nikiski, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 9 at 11:13 a.m., Kenai police arrested Obadiah J.F. Moore, 26, of Nikiski, on an Alaska State Troopers $250 failure to appear for arraignment bench warrant on original charges of driving while license revoked. Moore was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 9 at 4:53 p.m., Kenai police responded to a welfare check on Main Street Loop near Barnacle Way. Joseph Chikoyak, 46, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 5 at 10:04 a.m., Kenai police arrested Dylan A. Jacko, 19, of Anchorage, on a felony Alaska State Troopers no bail arrest warrant for second-degree assault and driving under the influence. Jacko was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 5 at 4:17 p.m., Kenai police responded to a single-vehicle traffic accident near Mile 13 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Justin L.E. Alexie, 24, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 4 at 7:09 a.m., Kenai police responded to a two-vehicle collision at Mile 5.6 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Maria C.C. Aguilar, 56, of Kenai, was issued a summons for driving while license suspended.

On Mar. 4 at 10:12 a.m., Kenai police responded to a male passed-out in a running truck at a local Kenai Business. James J. Emerson, 50, of Nikiski, was issued a summons for driving while license revoked.

On Mar. 16 at 9:33 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance. Investigation led to the arrest of Kellie Anglebrandt, 51, of Soldotna, for third-degree assault (domestic violence) after she threw a knife at a male victim. Anglebrandt was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Mar. 16 at 3:40 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an unconscious, non-responsive male in Kasilof. The subject was identified as Gordon Lee Cote, 52, of Kasilof. Investigation revealed underlying medical issues and abuse of controlled substances to be possible factors. The (SME) State Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted and requested the deceased be transported to the SME office. The Peninsula Memorial Chapel arrived and took possession of Cote.

Mar. 17 Update: Subsequent investigation of this incident resulted in Cody Bartelmay being charged with domestic violence kidnapping and first-degree domestic violence sexual assault. Bartelmay was already in custody at Wildwood Pretrial Facility, where he was remanded on the new charges. Original report: On Mar. 1 at 9:01 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic violence assault that had occurred two days prior. Investigation led to the arrest of Cody Bartelmay, 31, of Soldotna, for two counts of second-degree assault (domestic violence), third-degree assault (domestic violence), fourth counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), first-degree harassment. Bartelmay was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

On Mar. 15 at 9:48 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Maverick Saloon for an intoxicated male refusing to leave the premises. Randy Bleazard, 35, of Soldotna, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and being drunk on licensed premises and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Mar. 14 at 5:02 a.m., Soldotna police responded to 4 Royle Parkers for a disturbance involving a female driver, who had been reported as a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) complaint. Rhiannon Oetken, 32, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 13 at 5:51 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Lupine Street for a trespassing complaint. Matthew Lewis, 19, of Kenai, was arrested for first-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 10 at 1:15 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Kobuk Street at Kobuk Court. Weston Gilmore, 28, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 9 at 9:17 a.m., Soldotna police responded to Fred Meyer store for a trespassing complaint. Joseph Chikoyak, 46, of Kenai, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 8 at 4:33 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Fred Meyer store regarding a shoplifter. Kayden Daniels, 19, of Kenai, had removed $389.05 of merchandise from the store without payment. Daniels was issued a criminal citation for third-degree theft and released.

On Mar. 7 at 6:13 a.m., Soldotna police responded to Safeway for a trespassing complaint. Araisa Silva, 19, of Soldotna, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and violating her court-ordered conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 7 at 6:56 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Taco Bell drive-thru for a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) complaint. Shawn G. Stephens, 35, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless endangerment and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 6 at 12:01 a.m., Soldotna police responded to Safeway for a trespassing complaint. Kimberly Payne, 28, of Soldotna, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and violating her court-ordered conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Mar. 6 at 9:33 p.m., Soldotna police responded to Safeway for a trespassing complaint. Araisa Silva, 19, of Soldotna, was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and violating her court-ordered conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Feb. 28 at 11:08 p.m., Paul Rock, 52, of Soldotna, turned himself in at the Soldotna Police Department on an outstanding warrant. Rock was taken to Wildwood with eight days to serve for driving under the influence.

On Mar. 17 at 7:13 p.m., correctional staff from the Wildwood Correctional Center in Kenai contacted the Soldotna emergency dispatch center, reporting that a vehicle had accessed unauthorized portions of their facility. The driver refused to stop for correctional officer security units and fled the area. Alaska State Troopers located the vehicle in Kenai a short time later and contacted the operator, Miquela Sampson, 28, of Anchorage. During the contact, she became uncooperative and physically resistant. She was arrested for driving under the influence, second-degree criminal trespass, and resisting arrest.

On Mar. 17 at about 8:00 p.m., the Kenai Police Department requested the assistance of the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K9 team, following a felony elude in Kenai. K9 Donna successfully tracked the operator of the vehicle, who had fled from the scene to a residence. When Kenai police officers and troopers attempted to contact occupants of the residence, the suspect/operator, Derrick Burlison, 29, of Kenai, rapidly exited the residence and began to assault the officers. He was quickly subdued and arrested for first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a police officer, fourth-degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and fourth-degree theft. No injuries were reported.

On Mar. 17 at 8:26 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a Nikiski residence for a report of a disturbance and contacted Nicholas Demont, 26, of Nikiski. After investigation found Demont had violated his conditions of release by consuming alcohol, he was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Mar. 18 at 12:29 a.m., Alaska State Troopers observed a hit-and-run in Soldotna and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle that hit a parked pickup at about Mile 4 of the Kenia Spur Highway. After investigation found Michael Whatley, 49, of Soldotna, was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

On Mar. 15 at 6:14 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Glenn Rauh, 28, of Homer, and charged him with third-degree forgery and tampering with physical evidence. Rauh was charged after he submitted an altered vehicle insurance policy in an attempt to get a traffic citation dismissed. Investigation showed Rauh did not have vehicle insurance when he was stopped and cited and that he forged the dates on a subsequent insurance policy to make it look like he had insurance at the time of the traffic stop. Rauh was given summons to appear in court and released.

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