Public safety briefs Jan. 14-26

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement and public safety records and includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

On Jan. 23 at 3:08 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Crystal Lyons, 34, of Sterling, at a residence in Sterling. Investigation revealed that Lyons had a warrant for fourth-degree assault. Lyons was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 23 at 8:03 p.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers arrived at Effie Street in Nikiski for a report of a disturbance. It had been reported that Ariya V. Roundy, 21, of Soldotna, was causing a disturbance and had fled from her third party into the woods. Roundy is on conditions of release for fourth-degree assault. With the assistance of the K-9 Team, Roundy was located in the woods. She was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail for violating conditions of release.

On Jan. 25 at about 8:00 a.m., Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from a 300 gallon diesel tank near the end of Funny River Road. If the public has any information about the theft, please contact the State Troopers at 907-260-4453.

On Jan. 26 at 1:45 a.m., Soldotna based Alaska State Troopers received report of a disturbance in the area of Royal Place in Soldotna. Troopers responded and contacted an intoxicated female, identified as Vasila Fisher, 20, of Soldotna. Investigation showed that Fisher was being loud and disturbing the other occupants of the building. Fisher had also assaulted a female employee who had attempted to de-escalate the situation. Fisher was arrested for disorderly conduct and assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on $500 bail.

On Jan. 25 at 5:05 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Mile 52 of the Seward Highway, near Summit Lake, for a reported single-vehicle collision. Investigation revealed that Alex P. Beane, 25, of Palmer, was traveling southbound on the Seward Highway when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed left of center and struck the embankment on the northbound shoulder, causing his red, 1998 Toyota 4-Runner to roll over. Beane reported to have been wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and reported that he was not injured. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been a factor.

On Jan. 26 at 12:32 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle collision near Mile 69 of the Seward Highway in Turnagain Pass. Investigation revealed that Pelagia S. Martushev, 64, of Salem, Oregon, was traveling northbound in a 2008 Toyota Tundra when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed left of center and entered the southbound ditch. Martushev’s vehicle struck the southbound embankment, causing damage to her vehicle. Martushev declined Emergency Medical Service at the scene and reported that she was wearing her seat belt at the time of the collision. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to have been a factor in the collision.

On Jan. 25 at about 11:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Gas Well Road area of Soldotna and contacted Devin Jas, 21, of Soldotna. Jas was found to be concealing a firearm, which was not declared to law enforcement, and the firearm was found to have been reported stolen. After investigation, Jas was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charges of fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons and second-degree theft.

On Jan. 24 at 9:31 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle rollover near Mile 104 of the Sterling Highway in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Monica Karen Zappa, 35, of Ninilchik, was northbound on the Sterling Highway and had just navigated a corner when she started losing control of her 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup. Zappa attempted to correct the vehicle and struck the ditch on the northbound side before rolling numerous times. Zappa was wearing her seat belt and reported no injuries. The vehicle was a total loss.

On Jan. 27 at 2:07 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft near Poppy Lane and Daisy Avenue in Soldotna. The homeowner reported that construction materials that had been stored in his yard had been stolen. If you have any information related to the incident, please contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 262-4453 or Crime Stoppers at (907) 283-8477.

On Jan. 27 at 9:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received report of domestic violence at a residence in Nikiski. The caller reported having been kicked several times on the head by Sarah Kaiser, 36, of Kenai. Investigation revealed that Kaiser had recklessly caused physical injury to the victim. Kaiser was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility for fourth-degree assault and held without bail, pending arraignment.

On Jan. 26 at 1:18 p.m., Kenai police received reports of a dangerous driver on Bridge Access Road. A traffic stop occurred and, after investigation, Dylan R. Rink, 33, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

On Jan. 26 at 11:38 a.m., Kenai police received a call from a local business involving a group of disorderly people. After investigation, Angela J. Idznski, 25, of Soldotna, was cited for second-degree criminal trespass.

On Jan. 24 at 1:55 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Alaska State Troopers located the vehicle that had fled on Kalifornsky Beach Road, near Soldotna. Kenai police contacted the driver, later identified as Ronald L. Kier, Jr., 38, of Sterling. Kier was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in damage.

On Jan. 24 at 3:52 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a female causing a disturbance and violating her conditions of release at a residence near Florida Avenue. Police responded to the scene and contacted Elizabeth C. Oskolkoff, 44, of Kenai. Oskolkoff was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 23 at 7:36 p.m., Kenai police responded to a disturbance at a local apartment complex. Officers arrived and contacted the parties involved. After speaking with all parties. Curtis W. Waterbury, 43, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.

On Jan. 23 at 1:36 p.m., Kenai police officers were called to an office complex near the courthouse. After speaking with the caller and contacting the people involved, Dominic S. Ronellenfitch, 23, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. The other individual, Matthew D. Luke, 21, of Kenai, was arrested on an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of false information or report, $250 bail.

On Jan. 22 at 11:47 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business for a report of a female who had been previously trespassed. A records check showed Diana P. Westover, 39, of Anchorage, to have an active trespass. Westover was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of second-degree criminal trespass and violating conditions of release.

On Jan. 22 at 4:45 p.m., Kenai police received a report of a motor vehicle collision at Mile 6 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Police responded to the scene and contacted Christine L. Link, 36, of Soldotna. Link was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial on charges of driving under the influence, chemical test refusal, and fourth-degree assault.

On Jan. 26 at 3:05 p.m., Spring Creek Correctional Center staff contacted Alaska State Troopers to report that an inmate spit in the face of a correctional officer. One charge of first-degree harassment has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review on the inmate.

On Jan. 14 at 8:59 a.m., Jerry Rias, 50, of Anchorage contacted Alaska State Troopers to report that he had hit a guardrail with his vehicle. Investigation revealed that Rias was operating a white 2009 Ford Econoline van, northbound near Mile 72.4 of the Seward Highway. While accelerating in the roadway, Rias began losing control of the van. The van spun sideways and crossed the southbound lane, where the passenger side front bumper ultimately hit the face of a guardrail. The bumper suffered very minor damage and only appeared to be dented and scuffed. The guardrail suffered very minor damage. Webb’s Towing responded to take possession of the vehicle. Rias reported he was wearing his seat belt during the incident. Alcohol was not a factor.

On Jan. 14 at about 1:50 p.m., a Seward resident came to the Seward Alaska State Troopers post to report a fraudulent charge on his credit card. Investigation revealed that on Dec. 22, a fraudulent charge of $1816.82 was placed on the individual’s credit card at a Home Depot located in California. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453.

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