Alaska State Troopers at 11:16 p.m. made a traffic stop on the driver of a blue GMC Sonoma near Mile 158 Sterling Highway. Troopers identified the driver as a 26-year-old Homer woman known to have an active warrant for her arrest. Troopers arrested her on a warrant for failing to appear in court on an original charge of fourth-degree theft.
Troopers at 7:33 p.m. made a traffic stop on the driver of a silver Subaru station wagon on Pioneer Avenue. Troopers contacted a passenger, a 24-year-old Homer man, and found he had two active warrants. Troopers arrested the man on the warrants, both for probation violations.
Troopers at 3:44 a.m. made a traffic stop on the driver of a 2009 GMC truck near East End Road and East Hill Road. Troopers arrested the driver, a 19-year-old Homer man, for driving under the influence. He was taken to the Homer Jail and held until sober and released on his own recognizance.
Troopers at 6:27 a.m. went to a 911 call for a report of an assault at a Gas Well Road home in Ninilchik. Troopers arrested a 45-year-old Homer woman for assault. Troopers said the woman was under the influence.
Troopers at 5:25 p.m. went to a home near Mile 6 East End Road in reference to a prior incident. Troopers contacted a 21-year-old Kasilof woman at the home and found she had two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court. Troopers arrested her and took her to the Homer Jail, where she was held on $3,500 bail.
Troopers and Kachemak Emergency Services at 9:13 p.m. went to a single-car crash near Mile 10 East End Road. Troopers found a 2005 Range Rover in the ditch that had been driven by a 41-year-old Homer woman. Troopers said the woman lost control on a curve while drive east. The car flipped onto its driver side and traveling down a ditch and hitting a mound of dirt. Medics took the woman to South Peninsula Hospital. An investigation is ongoing.
Troopers at 11:08 a.m. received a report of vandalism at the Wynn Nature Center on East Skyline Drive. Troopers said someone emptied containers of hand sanitizer into the toilets and unspooled toilet paper and paper towels around the bathroom. Security cameras showed the suspect to be a white man with curly blond hair about 14- to 18-years-old and wearing a black-and-white camouflage pattern hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-478-HALT (4257).
Troopers at 4:31 p.m. went to a car-bicyclist crash near Mile 218 Sterling Highway in Ninilchik. Troopers said an 18-year-old Anchor Point man driving a black Ford F-250 hit a bicyclist driving the same direction on the same side of the highway. The bicyclist was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for his injuries. An investigation is ongoing.
Troopers at 11:52 a.m. went to a report of a hit-and-run on the Sterling Highway near Anchor Point. Troopers said a driver in a black Ford Expedition hit a tan rental car while trying to pass on the right. The driver fled the scene and drove north. Troopers said the driver was a short white woman of average build with light brown hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-478-HALT (4257).
Troopers at 4:46 p.m. went to a car crash near Mile 2 North Fork Road. Troopers said a 21-year-old Homer woman failed to make a turn and drove her 2014 Subaru into the ditch. No one was injured and drugs and alcohol were not involved.
Troopers at 10 p.m. made a traffic stop on a 31-year-old Homer woman in Ninilchik. Troopers issued her a summons for driving without a valid driver’s license.
Troopers at 11 p.m. made a traffic stop on a 65-year-old Ninilchik man in Ninilchik. Troopers arrested the man for DUI. Troopers also charged him with refusal to submit to a chemical test.
Wildlife troopers cited a 26-year-old Anchorage man and a 32-year-old Willow woman for fishing in the Ninilchik River with bait when the river was restricted to a single, unbaited hook.
Troopers at 3:01 a.m. made a traffic stop on the driver of a 2003 Ford Ranger after seeing the truck speeding and strike the curb twice on the Sterling Highway near Soundview Avenue. Troopers arrested the driver, a 37-year-old Homer man, for DUI. Troopers said he refused to provide a breath test.
Wildlife troopers at 5:53 p.m. went to a report of a plane crash in Halibut Cove. Troopers responded in a patrol vessel but did not find the pilot, the plane’s sole occupant. Bystanders said the pilot had no major injuries. Troopers turned the investigation over to the National Transportation Safety Board.
Troopers at 11:45 p.m. made a traffic stop on a 52-year-old Anchor Point man driving in Anchor Point. Troopers arrested the man for DUI.
Troopers at 8 p.m. made a traffic stop of a 24-year-old Ninilchik woman driving in Ninilchik. Troopers issued her a summons for driving without a valid driver’s license.
Troopers at 8:30 a.m. were notified of a death at a Denny Street home. Troopers responded and determined an 80-year-old man had died of natural causes during the ngiht. Nothing
Troopers at 8:28 p.m. received a 911 call from two kayakers in Kachemak Bay who said they needed medical assistance. Troopers and a harbor officers responded but said they would be delayed launching a boat. The harbor officer and the U.S. Coast Guard put out an assist to mariner distress call and about 9 p.m. a mariner found and picked up the kayakers. They were taken to the harbor and one kayaker was transported to South Peninsula Hospital for assistance. Troopers would like to thank the civilians who responded and safely rescued the kayakers quickly.
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