Kenai man gets jail time for unlicensed sport fish guiding

A Kenai man was sentenced last month to 30 days in jail and fined $35,000 for unlicensed sport fish guiding on the Kenai River. William… Continue reading

 

Snoopy, a 1-year-old mastiff, poses with reading glass in this undated photo. Snoopy was found shot and castrated, allegedly by his neighbor, in Nikiski on Tuesday night. (Photo courtesy of Valerie Henderson)

Nikiski man allegedly shoots, castrates neighbor’s dog

A Nikiski man was charged with animal cruelty for allegedly killing and mutilating his neighbor’s dog. Michael D. Ohms, 41, allegedly walked over to his… Continue reading

 

Soldotna women accused of charging thousands on stolen credit cards arrested for forgery, theft in separate case

Three Soldotna women are facing 153 criminal counts for allegedly stealing credit cards, forging and stealing checks and illegally opening mail earlier this year. Bridget… Continue reading

 

Crime increased in Alaska in 2017; most in central Kenai low-level or property offenses

The upswing in crime across Alaska continued in 2017, with the increase mostly in low-level and property crimes on the Kenai. The Alaska Department of… Continue reading

Andy Jones, director for the Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention, speaks during a community meeting in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, on what Juneau needs to fight opioid misuse. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

State making progress in fight against opioid addiction

As statewide public safety officials unveiled crime statistics Wednesday, they expressed optimism in one main category: the state’s reaction to the opioid crisis. Since Gov.… Continue reading

Andy Jones, director for the Alaska Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention, speaks during a community meeting in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, on what Juneau needs to fight opioid misuse. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Man indicted for third time in 2014 Christmas Day car crash

Kenai prosecutors are trying for a third time to convict a man involved in a 2014 Christmas Day car crash that caused a young girl… Continue reading

Soldotna woman accused of abuse, Medicaid fraud

A Soldotna woman has been accused of fraud and abuse of a vulnerable adult for allegedly taking Medicaid funds while allowing her charge to live… Continue reading

Alleged Seward Highway carjacker scheduled for arraignment

A man who allegedly stole an Anchorage truck, rammed a parked SUV and carjacked a third vehicle before veering into a ditch along the Seward… Continue reading

Women arrested for spending thousands with stolen credit cards

Eight women have been charged for allegedly using a handful of stolen credit cards to purchase more than $8,000 worth of goods during a series… Continue reading

Nikiski man faces charges for firing gun, driving 4-wheeler while drunk

A Nikiski man is facing seven charges related to weapons and assault after allegedly firing a pistol during a confrontation on someone else’s property. Jeremy… Continue reading

Homer woman allegedly steals, ditches motorhome

A Homer woman accused of stealing a motorhome was arrested last week after troopers allegedly found her trying to rescue the stranded vehicle from a… Continue reading

Sterling woman charged in motorcyclist death

A Sterling woman has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a motorcyclist killed at a Sterling intersection Thursday night. Aprile D. Cresap, 53,… Continue reading

Hawaii man arrested for car theft

A Hawaii man working at a local fish-processing plant was arrested last week for allegedly stealing a van from a Kalifornsky Beach address and withdrawing… Continue reading

Nikiski man indicted for stealing, repainting neighbor’s dirt bike

A Nikiski man was indicted for first-degree vehicle theft last week after allegedly taking a dirt bike from his neighbor and spray painting it orange.… Continue reading

Texas dentist arrested for allegedly shipping drugs to Kenai hotel

Postal inspectors flagged the package at the Anchorage airport as suspicious

Kenai man arrested in connection with robbing coffee stand

A Kenai man was arrested early Friday morning after allegedly robbing a coffee stand in Kenai at knifepoint. Kenai police officers arrested Seth Byers, 19,… Continue reading

Soldotna man arrested for vandalizing school fields

A Soldotna man is facing multiple charges of criminal mischief and a charge of driving drunk after damaging athletic fields at two schools on Sunday.… Continue reading

Kenai woman arrested for shoplifting $1,200 in goods

Soldotna police have arrested a Kenai woman in connection with stealing $1,200 in goods from Fred Meyer. Samantha Hayes, 28, was arrested Thursday and charged… Continue reading

Homer woman arrested for multiple forgeries

A Homer woman is in jail after allegedly trying to make multiple purchases in the Anchor Point area with fake bills. Alaska State Troopers arrested… Continue reading

Man arrested after crashing vehicle discovered to be stolen

An Anchor Point man is in custody after allegedly crashing a vehicle later discovered to be stolen. Alaska State Troopers arrested Colter Demers, 33, on… Continue reading