Public safety briefs for the week of May 23, 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 May 15 at 2:03 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation on Ciechanski Road in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Gregory R. Stimac, 31, of Nikiski, was driving while impaired by alcoholic beverages. Stimac was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On May 14, Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report in Sterling. After investigation, Alan Hughey, Jr., 52, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence, violating conditions of release, and being drunk on a licensed premise and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On May 12 at 2:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a White Chevrolet Avalanche that had been reported as a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) near Mile 80 of the Sterling Highway in Sterling. Investigation revealed the driver, Charles Jacob Scott, 30, of Soldotna, had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charges of driving under the influence and violating conditions of release for a felony. Scott was arrested for the warrant and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $1,500 bail.

On May 17 at 2:31 a.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team conducted a traffic stop on Holt Lamplight Road near Kivi Lake Road on a green 2002 Subaru hatchback. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Darla R. Kirschner, 61, of Nikiski, is known to operate the vehicle without a valid operator’s license. A check in the APSIN (Alaska Public Safety Information Network) confirmed Kirschner was operating the vehicle with a suspended operator’s license for the original charge of a Department of Motor Vehicles points system violation. Kirschner has one prior driving while license suspended conviction, as of Jan. 26, and also has a suspended operator’s license advisement by Alaska State Troopers. Kirschner was also found to be operating the vehicle without liability motor vehicle insurance. Kirschner was issued a mandatory court appearance citation for driving while license suspended and a citation for operating the vehicle without insurance and was released on her own recognizance.

On May 16 at about 1:00 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop. After investigation, David Partin, 45, of Soldotna, was arrested for providing false information and an Alaska State Troopers failure to appear warrant on the original charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief-property damage and second-degree burglary and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On May 14 at 3:17 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop. After investigation, Teri Dweigart, 36, of Kasilof, was issued a summons for driving while license revoked and no liability insurance.

On May 14 at 7:59 p.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop. After investigation, Zackery Hunter, 41, of Point Hope, was issued a summons for driving while license revoked.

On May 13 at 5:21 p.m., Kenai police received a report of an ongoing disturbance at a residence off Walnut Avenue. After investigation, David H. Darden, 39, of Kenai, was arrested for third-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On May 17 at 1:33 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation at about Mile 67.5 of the Sterling Highway. After investigation revealed that the passenger, Dwayne Gatter, 40, of Kodiak, was in violation of conditions of release out of Kodiak, he was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

On May 18 at 1:14 a.m., Alaska State Troopers made a traffic stop on a vehicle for a moving violation near Mile 16 of Kalifornsky Beach Road and contacted the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Hunter Emery, 22, of Soldotna. After investigation revealed that Emery was driving under the influence, he was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On May 17 at 7:39 p.m., an Alaska State Trooper stopped a vehicle on North Fork Road near Cottonwood Lane after the vehicle nearly ran the trooper vehicle off the road. The driver was identified as Adam Mahoney-Ardenia, 26, of Homer, who was given a summons for reckless driving and released.

On May 17, Brandon E. Douglass, 38, of Kenai, was arrested and taken to Wildwood Correctional Facility for second-degree burglary, stemming from a May 15 report of a break-in at a local Kenai business.

Daniel Beal, 50, Jacob Franzen, 35, and Scott Jenkss, 56, all from Baraboo, Wisconsin, were each cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, for failure to leave evidence of sex attached to a black bear. Bail was set at $170 each in Kenai District Court.

On May 19 at 5:49 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle equipped with studded tires. The driver, Sidney Edward Morris, 56, of Nikiski, was found to be driving with a revoked license and in violation of license restriction by not having an ignition interlock device installed. The vehicle he was driving was also found to have the wrong license plates. Morris was charged and issued a court summons for driving while license revoked with prior convictions, misuse of plates, and driving in violation of license restrictions.

On May 19 at 9:23 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of an injured person requesting medical assistance about 26 miles northeast of Homer. Cecil Jones, 69, of Homer, was reportedly thrown off his horse and received several injuries in the fall and required medical assistance. A LifeMed helicopter responded to the remote location and transported Mr. Jones to a Soldotna area hospital for treatment of his injuries.

On May 19 at 1:04 p.m., Soldotna police contacted Jesse Doetsch, 36, of Soldotna, and arrested him on an outstanding warrant. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $500 bail.

On May 19 at 11:45 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a disturbance at a residence on Redoubt Avenue. Sean Boyer, 52, of Soldotna, was arrested for third-degree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On May 16 at about 9:40 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle at Mile 94 of the Sterling Highway. Brandon Saltenberger, 21, of Kenai, was issued a criminal citation for driving while license revoked and arrested for a probation violation. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.

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