Kenai Police Department

Elizabeth Earl / KDLL

It’s a relatively calm day on the Kenai beach for the opening day of dipnet. Weather is supposed to move in this weekend, bringing some increased winds and rain, but for now, the slack tide in the mouth of the Kenai River is almost glassy.

The beach is actually fairly quiet as well, though it’s still noon on a Friday. At the peak of the fishery, there can be hundreds of people lining every inch of the shore, each with a dipnet and a cooler to fill.

A Kenai man was arrested Tuesday for the murder of his mother. 

Kenai Police report being called to the scene of a shooting at a residence on 4th Avenues at about 3 p.m. Tuesday. Rita M. Green, age 51, of Kenai, was found dead of a gunshot. Nearby Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science was briefly put in lockdown mode while police searched for the suspect. Philip S. Green, age 22, of Kenai, was apprehended and arrested on a charge of murder in the first degree. He has been remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

Kenai to use incentives to recruit new officers

Dec 20, 2019


Recruitment and retention is an issue for police departments at all levels, all across the country. The city of Kenai took a step to try and make its department more attractive to potential law enforcement officers with some financial incentives approved by the city council this week.


Arrest made in Oilers' park break-in

Nov 1, 2019

        Kenai Police arrested a young woman Wednesday in connection with a break in at Coral Seymore Memorial Park, where the Peninsula Oilers play.

Arrested on charges of second degree theft and first degree vehicle theft was 22-year-old Kayla Heinrich.

Details of her arrest were not immediately released, but Heinrich was transported to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

Kenai murder suspect has prior violent crime convictions

Jul 24, 2019


The Kenai police have identified a suspect in an alleged double homicide that happened early Sunday morning.