SPD press release 8-15-19
SOLDOTNA POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE
August 15, 2019
**ANY CHARGES REPORTED IN THESE PRESS RELEASES ARE MERELY ACCUSATIONS
AND THE DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNLESS AND UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY**
On 8/8/19 about 5:06 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near the Kenai Spur Highway after a reddi report was received. Jesse Waltemyer, 36, of Soldotna, was arrested for felony driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked and driving in violation of a limited license and taken to Wildwood without bail.
On 8/9/19 at 2:46 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Mackey Lake Road. The driver, Branderlyn Gage, 25, of Ketchikan, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to Wildwood on $20,000 bail. A passenger, Amberly Miller, 26, of Palmer, was arrested on outstanding warrants and taken to Wildwood on $100 bail.
On 8/10/19 at 7:36 a.m., Soldotna police responded to Swiftwater Park for a disturbance involving an intoxicated female. Kassidy Oder, 19, of Kenai, was arrested for criminal mischief in the fifth degree and taken to Wildwood without bail. Oder was also issued a citation for minor consuming alcohol.
On 8/14/19 at 1:12 a.m., Soldotna police responded to Taco Bell for a male passed out on the sidewalk. Douglas Durst, 23, of Sterling, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood.