Kenai Police Department

Kenai Police Lt. Ben Langham demonstrates how police prepare evidence for storage at Kenai Police Department headquarters on Thursday. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai receives safety grants

Kenai police and fire departments will be seeing some upgrades thanks to a grant from the State Homeland Security Program. At Wednesday night’s Kenai City… Continue reading


Meth, heroin and marijuana top peninsula illicit drug seizures

Peninsula police departments confiscated about $150,000 in illegal drugs — the majority heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana — in 2017, according to a new Alaska State… Continue reading


Kenai Spur accident sends 3 to hospital

Kenai Spur accident sends 3 to hospital

A two-car accident on the Kenai Spur Highway on Sunday morning sent three people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Kenai Police Department and… Continue reading


Kenai man charged with attempted murder after alleged armed standoff

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

Kenai man charged with attempted murder after alleged armed standoff

Crime Stoppers launch app, seek more community involvement

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to show that Peninsula Crime Stoppers is 35 years old. Though it has celebrated its 35th birthday, the… Continue reading

Crash in Turnagain Pass sends 1 to hospital

Car chase ends in Sterling crash

A Monday car chase that began in Kenai ended in Sterling when 28 year-old Dylan Adkins of Anchorage crashed a stolen white pick-up into some… Continue reading

Crash in Turnagain Pass sends 1 to hospital

Peninsula recognizes Domestic Violence Month

Alaskans face harrowing domestic violence statistics. About half of adult women in Alaska have experienced violence in their lifetimes, according to University of Alaska Justice… Continue reading

Sterling man arrested for drug charges

A Sterling man, Dennis Backstrom, was charged with controlled substance misconduct and theft after being arrested by Kenai police Sunday morning in the parking lot… Continue reading

Man missing following boat malfunction on Kenai River

A Colorado man is still missing after four boaters were ejected from an out-of-control boat on the Kenai River on Friday night. Three of the… Continue reading

Kenai police arrest man for threatening people with stick

A Kenai man was arrested Monday after reportedly threatening employees of a local business with a stick. Around 6 a.m Monday morning Kenai Police responded… Continue reading

Suspects of Kenai kidnapping and robbery at large

Kenai police are seeking the suspects of a Saturday kidnapping and robbery, in which a man walking along Kenai’s Overland Avenue claims to have been… Continue reading

No injuries in two-car accident on Kenai Spur

No injuries in Kenai collision A two-car accident at the intersection of Kenai’s Main Street Loop Road and the Kenai Spur Highway drew responders from… Continue reading