SPD press release 7-11-19
SOLDOTNA POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE
July 11, 2019
**ANY CHARGES REPORTED IN THESE PRESS RELEASES ARE MERELY ACCUSATIONS
AND THE DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNLESS AND UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY**
On 6/28/19 about 10:23 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Riverside Drive after a redid report was received. Dylan Rink, 31, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence of controlled substances, for an outstanding warrant and for violating his court ordered conditions of release. Rink, who is a convicted felon, was also found to be in possession of a 10mm pistol and he was also charged with misconduct involving weapons in the third and fourth degrees. Rink was taken to Wildwood without bail.
On 7/5/19 at 2:46 p.m., Soldotna police received a report about an assault after a road rage incident that began near Kalifornsky Beach Road and the Sterling Highway. One of the involved drivers, Joseph Hillyer, 56, of Soldotna, was later located and issued criminal citations for assault in the fourth degree and disorderly conduct and released.
On 7/6/19 about 2:30 a.m., Soldotna police contacted the occupants of a vehicle near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Devin Drive after a reddi report was received. Mikyle Sumstad, 20, of Big Lake, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fifth degree and taken to Wildwood. Sumstad was also cited for minor consuming alcohol.
On 7/8/19 at 5:25 a.m., Soldotna police received multiple reports of a vehicle "spinning doughnuts" in a parking lot on Sohi Lane. Officers located the involved vehicle and contacted the driver, Araisa Silva, 18, of Soldotna. Investigation led to Silva being arrested for vehicle theft in the first degree and driving under the influence of alcohol. Silva was taken to Wildwood without bail. Silva was also cited for minor consuming alcohol.