Police reports for the week of May 2, 2021
The information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement files and contains arrest and summons information. Anyone mentioned in this report is presumed innocent.
On April 24 at 1:51 a.m., Alaska State soldiers made a traffic stop near Sterling Road in Soldotna on a red Chevrolet Silverado, bearing the Alaska license plate KET680, for an equipment violation. . Investigation found passenger Alandre McKnight, 19, from Anchorage, was in possession of marijuana, under the influence of marijuana while in possession of a firearm, and was in violation of his terms release. McKnight was arrested for fourth degree misconduct involving weapons, sixth degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and a release violation and taken to Wildwood remand center.
On April 23 at 5:57 a.m., Alaska State soldiers responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report from a suspected impaired driver in a green Mazda van. Troopers made a traffic stop on a 1996 Mazda green pickup truck, bearing Alaska license plate 7815DH, for a moving violation on Riverside Drive in Soldotna. After investigation, Sarah Urdahl, 38, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence, driving while her license was revoked, failing to purchase insurance and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
At 12:01 a.m. on April 25, Alaska State Soldiers made a traffic stop on the Scout Lake Loop in Sterling on a black Jeep bearing the Alaska GFM187 plaque, for an equipment violation. After investigation, James Roberts, 35, of Sterling, was arrested for driving while his license was revoked and failing to purchase insurance and was taken to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility.
At 2:35 a.m. on April 25, Alaska State soldiers pulled a 2010 Toyota Camry silver to a stop at Mile 87 of the Sterling Road in Sterling. After investigation, Zachary Phillips, 31, of Fairbanks, was arrested for driving under the influence, violating his release conditions and failing to purchase insurance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On April 25, at 5:51 a.m., Alaska State soldiers investigated a reported collision between a motor vehicle and a moose on Mile 112 Sterling Road. The soldiers contacted Bryce Wiley, 22, of Kasilof. After investigation, he was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial for driving under the influence.
On April 24 at 9:11 p.m., Alaska State soldiers performed a welfare check on a vehicle parked on the shoulder facing the wrong direction of traffic at Centennial Park Road. The soldiers contacted Caleb Alexander, 31, of Soldotna. After investigation he was arrested and for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
At 2:42 a.m. on April 26, Alaska State soldiers arrested a 2007 brown Chevrolet van for traffic violation. The driver has been identified as Deven James Davis, 27, from Soldotna. The investigation revealed that he was driving the van while his license was revoked. He had already had seven convictions for the same thing, in addition to one pending offense for which he was on bail. He was arrested for driving while his license was revoked and in contravention of the conditions of release. He was subsequently found to be in possession of heroin and was further charged with fourth degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Davis was taken to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail, pending arraignment.
On April 25 at 5:22 p.m., Alaska State soldiers stopped a gray 2001 Subaru car near Mile 108 Sterling Highway for driving without a license plate on the vehicle. Investigation found that 24-year-old Inas Mehmedovic, from Anchorage, was driving the vehicle with a revoked Washington license and had several previous infractions. In addition, he was driving the vehicle without insurance. He was arrested for driving while his license was revoked and without car insurance and was driven to Wildwood Pretrial.
On April 26, Alaska State Soldiers pulled a traffic stop on a green 1998 Subaru Legacy at Mile 114 Sterling Highway. The driver was unlicensed and was verbally identified as Brandon Moore, 38, of Kenai. While the soldier spoke with Moore, Moore put the vehicle in reverse and took off heading south on the Sterling Highway. On various occasions Moore was heading into oncoming traffic and other vehicles had to deviate from the road to avoid being struck. Anchor Point soldiers install spike strips at Mile 139 of the Sterling Highway. All four tires were hit by the spikes, and Moore ended up driving into a ditch and overturning his vehicle. Moore was taken to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, where he is being treated for injuries. He is accused of senseless and reckless conduct in the first degree.
At 11:24 p.m. on April 26, Alaska State Soldiers stopped traffic on a 1966 F600 for several equipment violations and contacted driver Glen Carlson, 49, of Nikiski, who had a suspended license. Carlson was arrested for driving while his license was suspended, with a previous conviction, and taken to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility.
On April 26 at 8:34 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers (AST) K-9 team responded to Marlene Avenue in Nikiski for an active disturbance report. Upon AST’s arrival, Taylor W. McCoy, 28, of Nikiski, was contacted. The investigation found that McCoy had release conditions that he was not to have contact with Jamie L. Landt, 29, of Nikiski. Landt was also contacted in the residence. McCoy is on parole for the original charges of illegal contact and breach of release conditions. McCoy was arrested for violating release conditions and illegal second degree contact. Landt is on parole for the original charges of third degree theft and driving pending license revocation. Landt was arrested for disorderly conduct, obstructing prosecution, after hiding McCoy in the residence, and violating the conditions of release, after failing to obey all laws. McCoy and Landt were transported in separate patrol vehicles to the preliminary facility in Wildwood, where they were both treated and remanded in custody without bail.
At 12:01 p.m. on April 27, Alaska State soldiers responded to an assault report in Soldotna. Investigation found that Justin Pruitt, 29, of Soldotna, assaulted a family member and caused property damage. During his arrest, Pruitt assaulted a soldier. He was charged with two counts of third degree assault, two counts of third degree criminal mischief, fourth degree assault and suspended driving and was taken to Wildwood Remand Center .
At 2:09 p.m. on April 27, Alaska State soldiers responded to an assault report in Nikiski. The investigation revealed that Ian M. Smith, 44, from Nikiski, had assaulted a member of his family. Smith was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On April 29 at 1:54 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Kenai Spur Expressway on Soldotna Avenue. A passenger, Zachary D. Renner, 18, of Kasilof, was found in possession of marijuana. He received a criminal citation for sixth degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was released.
At 2:15 p.m. on April 29, Soldotna police responded to the Fred Meyer store for shoplifting. Gloria Cho, 36, of Kenai, received a mandatory court citation for third degree theft and was released.
On April 28 at 8:26 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Kalifornsky Beach Road at Liberty Lane because they knew the driver had a revoked license. Weston Gilmore, 28, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving as his license was revoked and violated his court-ordered release conditions and taken to Wildwood Pretrial.
On April 27 at 1:36 a.m., Soldotna police entered a Parkwood Street residence for disturbances. Matthew Wayland, 29, of Soldotna, was arrested on two counts of third degree assault and disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail.
On April 29, people traveling on Nikiski Beach found human remains. Alaska State Soldiers and Alaska Wildlife Soldiers responded, and Wildlife Soldiers retrieved the body. The identity of the deceased is unknown at this time. The state medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy and work to identify the deceased. There is no obvious sign of foul play. The investigation is ongoing.