Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

Dec. 19-25

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to six medical calls and one fire call.

Homer Fire

Dec. 19-25

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to nine medical calls and one boat fire call.

Emergency Services

Dec. 19-25

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to one medical call.

Homer Police

Dec. 19

A caller at 8:28 a.m. reported a person shoplifted at a Sterling Highway store and then fled.

A caller at 11:39 a.m. reported a person causing a disturbance at a Lake Street address. Police responded.

Police at 3:22 p.m. contacted a person driving on the Homer Spit and issued the driver a citation for driving with a suspended license.

Dec. 20

A caller at 7:08 a.m. reported a man had not been seen for two days. Police checked on the man at his fishing boat in the Homer Harbor and found him dead.

A caller at 9:30 a.m. reported a woman left with the caller’s car two days ago to go to the store and had not returned.

A caller at 1:35 p.m. reported suspicious activity at a Fairview Avenue address.

A woman at 4:21 p.m. went to the police station and reported a scam.

Police at 11:34 p.m. contacted a person driving on Pioneer Avenue and issued a citation for driving while license suspended.

Dec. 21

A caller at 12:06 p.m. reported a theft from a mailbox on West Hill Road.

A man at 4:11 p.m. went to the police station and reported identity theft.

A caller at 5:40 p.m. made a “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint of a driver on East End Road. Police stopped the suspect driver, a 55-year-old woman, and arrested her for felony driving under the influence, making a false report and driving while license revoked. The woman also had an arrest warrant for a previous charge.

Dec. 22

A caller at 4:12 p.m. reported being harassed.

Dec. 23

A caller at 8:23 a.m. reported a drunk man in front of an East End Road business.

A man at 8:46 a.m. reported cars parked at a family member’s West Hill Road home while the family was out of town.

A caller at 9:25 a.m. reported two dogs left in a vehicle overnight at a Pioneer Avenue parking lot. The animal control officer responded.

A caller at 10:28 a.m. reported a shoplifter left a Sterling Highway business.

A man at 12:01 p.m. came to the station to report threats received via text message.

A person at 12:31 p.m. made a 911 call of lumber in the road near Mile 171 Sterling Highway. Police removed the debris.

Dec. 24

A man at 2:56 a.m. came by the police station to report a man staggering down the sidewalk on the Sterling Highway. Police looked for the man but couldn’t find him.

A caller at 2 p.m. reported finding a dead bird on Bunnell Avenue.

Dec. 25

A caller at 12:56 p.m. reported a theft and finding drug related items at a Bunnell Avenue address.

A caller at 6:17 p.m. reported a car parked sideways with no lights on in the Sterling Highway.

Police at 7:30 p.m. stopped a 32-year-old man driving on East End Road and arrested him for DUI and failure to provide insurance.

A caller at 8:19 p.m. asked to speak to an officer about a child custody and civil issue.

A caller at 7:53 p.m. reported hearing a man outside her Danview Avenue home but could not see him.

A caller at 9:45 p.m. reported hearing possible gunfire in the West Hill Road area. Police responded.

Dec. 26

A caller at 12:23 p.m. reported a theft from a Meadow Drive business.

A person at 4:54 p.m. made a 911 call of an unleashed dog jumping onto her children at Bishop’s Beach.


Dec. 19

Alaska State Troopers at 2:34 p.m. went to a report of a damaged car in the area of Willard and Basargin Road. The complainant said someone damaged it between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15. The night before the complainant said several people had appeared to be “casing” vehicles parked in the area and that the suspects got scared off. They were thought to be driving a Honda Pilot or Toyota RAV4 SUV. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-478-HALT.

Dec. 20

Troopers at 1:47 p.m. arrested a 50-year-old Voznesenka man at his home on an outstanding warrant.

Troopers went to a single-vehicle rollover near Mile 165 Sterling Highway. Troopers said a 58-year-old Anchorage man driving south in a Ford F250 pickup truck swerved to avoid a collision and went off the road and into the ditch. The driver wore his seatbelt and had no apparent injuries.

Dec. 21

Troopers went to a single-vehicle collision with a moose near Mile 158 Sterling Highway. Troopers said a 37-year-old Anchor Point woman driving north hit a moose when it crossed in front of her. She wore her seatbelt and was uninjured.

Dec. 22

Troopers at 2:10 p.m. went to a car crash on East End Road near Portlock Drive. Troopers said a 46-year-old Homer woman slowed to turn onto Portlock Drive and got struck by a 24-year-old Homer woman driving behind her. Both drivers wore their seatbelts.

Troopers at 7:44 p.m. received a complaint that a man in a black hoody with his back to the road stood next to the road in Nikolaevsk and when a car passed ran out into the road yelling and screaming. Troopers responded and arrested a 44-year-old Anchor Point man for disorderly conduct.


Information regarding courthouse activity is taken from logbooks and court-issued forms and may not contain all details of the final disposition of each case. Case files are available for public review at the courthouse.


Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Dec. 23:

Criminal Court

Kelly E. Pate, 53, driving under the influence; refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Max A. Cragun, 49, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, two counts, both felonies.

Julian R. Stowe, 25, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, two counts, both felonies.

Harold Carlos, 81, DUI.


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