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

Aug. 13-19

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to nine medical calls and two fire calls.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Aug. 13-20

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

Homer Police

Aug. 12

A caller at 9:14 p.m. reported an intoxicated man at a bar on the Homer Spit harassing employees and refusing to leave. Officers went to the scene.

A caller at 10:09 p.m. reported a possible drug dear near a park on Beluga place. An officer responded to the location.

A caller at 10:23 p.m. reported a civil issue regarding vehicles on Lakeshore Drive. An officer contacted the people involved.

A caller at 11:11 p.m. made a complaint about noise in Mariner Park Campground. An officer contacted the people involved, who left the campground.

Aug. 13

A person at 7:24 a.m. went to the police station to report a black pickup truck parked on the street on Klondike Avenue for four days, hindering sight on that road. An officer went to the area and issued a parking warning.

An officer at 3:54 p.m. assisted Alaska State Troopers in contacting a person with possible stolen property at East End Road and Pennock Street.

A caller at 5:07 p.m. reported a woman had verbally assaulted her on Main Street. An officer was advised.

A caller at 6:43 p.m. reported a disturbance on Mountain View Drive and threats being made. An officer responded to the area.

Aug. 14

An officer at 12:19 a.m. warned a driver for speeding on Kachemak Drive.

An officer at 11:24 a.m. contacted a tent camper on Bishop’s Beach and advised them of city laws regarding camping.

A caller at 11:36 a.m. requested a welfare check at Mile 0.5 Spit Road. Officers went to the area and found everything was OK.

South Peninsula Hospital at 2:35 p.m. requested help locating a person on Bartlett Street. Someone from the hospital spoke with an officer.

A caller at 3:03 p.m. reported a vehicle blocking the roadway at West Hill Road and the Sterling Highway. An officer responded to the area but the vehicle was already gone.

A caller at 5:46 p.m. reported a runaway in the Homer area. Officers contacted the minor.

An officer at 7:19 p.m. contacted a 20-year-old woman on Homer Bypass Road and arrested her on an arrest warrant.

Aug. 15

Officers at 12:49 p.m. contacted a 49-year-old man on Main Street and arrested him on an outstanding warrant.

Multiple callers at 1:05 p.m. reported a vehicle collision with a cyclist on Ocean Drive. Officers and medics responded to the scene.

Officers assisted medics at 4:28 p.m. on Ocean Drive.

An agency at 7 p.m. requested police assistance with an animal issue on Spit Road. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 9:06 p.m. reported that a bear had been hit by a vehicle at Mile 170 Sterling Highway. The recipient of the roadkill retrieved the bear.

Aug. 16

Multiple callers at 12:15 a.m. reported that a man was sleeping in the roadway at Lake Street and the Homer Bypass. Officers responded and provided the man with transportation.

A caller at 7:54 a.m. reported that there was a drone flying in the area of the Homer Airport at Lake Street and Ocean Drive Loop. An officer responded to the area.

A caller at 2:38 p.m. made a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report on a driver at East End Road and Little Fireweed. An officer contacted the driver, but didn’t detect any impairment. The officer did issue some citations to the driver.

A caller at 4:25 p.m. reported a broken down vehicle in an intersection at Lake Street and the Sterling Highway. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 6:06 p.m. reported a fight at Bishop’s Beach after the fact. An officer responded.

A caller at 6:27 p.m. reported an active domestic dispute at Bishop’s Beach. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 8:11 p.m. reported a disturbance between some minors on Ben Walters Lane who the caller said were underage smoking. An officer went to the scene and warned the minors about smoking. The officer didn’t find any disturbance.

A caller at 8:41 p.m. reported a suspicious vehicle outside a public building on East Fairview Avenue. An officer went to the scene and found everything was OK.

A caller at 8:51 p.m. made a REDDI report on a driver at Mile 3 Spit Road. An officer didn’t notice any impairment when they contacted the driver.

Aug. 17

A caller at 2:47 a.m. reported an intoxicated man in his cab refusing to pay. An officer met the taxi driver at the police station and advised both the driver and passenger of their options.

Troopers

Aug. 12

Anchor Point Troopers at 10:40 a.m. received a report of an injured hiker on the beach at the bottom of Diamond Creek Trail just outside Homer. An initial report was that a male hiker was hiking alone and had broken his ankle on the beach. The male hiker could not walk on the injured ankle and had to be transported out. Due to weather and tides neither air nor ATV extraction were possible. Members of Kachemak Emergency Services and Homer Fire Dept. hiked down to the male, who was identified as a 25-year-old Homer man, and brought him back to the trail head. The man was then transported to the Homer Hospital for treatment.

Alaska State Troopers at 9:05 a.m. responded to a report of a burglary of a residence on Milo Fritz Road in Anchor Point. An investigation showed that sometime during the prior week unknown person(s) forced entry into the residence and took items. The investigation is ongoing.

Aug. 15

Alaska State Troopers at 11:40 a.m. arrested a 35-year-old Ninilchik woman on an outstanding warrant for her arrest. The woman was contacted and arrested at her residence for service of the warrant. The warrant was for failing to appear at arraignment on an original charge of improper use of registration. Bail on the warrant was set at $250. The woman was transported and remanded into the Homer Jail.

Aug. 16

Alaska State Troopers at 11:10 a.m. responded to an address near mile 164 Sterling Hwy for a report that a 57-year-old Homer man was trespassing after having been evicted from the property. An investigation showed the man had been evicted from the property on Aug. 6 and was found hiding in a building on the property. The man was given a summons to appear in court and released.

Aug. 21

Alaska Wildlife Troopers from the Anchor Point Post gave a citation to a 65-year-old Homer man for personal use set gillnet fishing during a closed period. Court is set for Sept. 19 in the Homer Court.

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.

Courts

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Aug. 21:

Judgments

Chrystal M. Gillmere, 31, charges dismissed, first-degree hindering prosecution and second-degree hindering prosecution.

Alonza J. Lang Jr., 28, charge dismissed, fifth-degree criminal mischief.

Ryan D. Neal, 35, charges dismissed, two counts of fourth-degree assault.

Jacob T. Watson, 52, pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree assault, recklessly injure. For one count, he was sentenced to serve 90 days with 90 days suspended; ordered to pay a Police Training surcharge of $50; was placed on probation for two years and was ordered to have no contact with his victim, as well as ordered to obtain anger management treatment. For the second count, he was sentenced to serve 30 days with 30 days suspended; ordered to pay a Police Training surcharge of $50 and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; placed on probation for two years; ordered to have no contact with his victim, and ordered to obtain anger management treatment.

Steven M. Pruitt, 56, pleaded guilty to reckless driving. He was sentenced to serve 30 days with 30 days suspended; fined $1,000 with $500 suspended; ordered to pay a police training surcharge of $50 and a $150 jail surcharge with $1500 suspended; had his license revoked for 30 days; was placed on probation for one year; and was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service.

Nathan R. McCowan, 49, pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree assault, recklessly injure. On the first count, he was sentenced to serve 360 days with 360 days suspended; ordered to use his PFD to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, a $50 police training surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to have no contact with his victim and to complete anger management training; and placed on probation for three years. For the second count, he was sentenced to serve 360 days with 360 days suspended; ordered to use his PFD to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, a $50 police training surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to have no contact with his victim and to obtain anger management treatment; and placed on probation for three years.

Rose E. Crook, 29, pleaded guilty to providing false information. She was sentenced to serve 30 days with 30 days suspended; fined $500 with $250 suspended; ordered to pay a $50 police surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; and placed on probation for one year.

Derek Z. T. Jokay-Szilagyi, 45, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault, causing fear of injury. He was sentenced to serve nine months in jail with six months suspended; fined $1,000 with nothing suspended; ordered to use his PFD to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, a $50 police training surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to forfiet items seized during investigation; ordered to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow its recommendations, and to have no contact with his victim; and was placed on probation for three years.

Criminal Court

Zachary D. Werner, 22, driving under the influence, and failing to stop at the direction of an officer.

Debra L. Spencer, 47, second-degree criminal trespass and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

James A. Spencer III, 49, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

Yory A. Milonas, 77, no motor vehicle liability insurance.

Samueil G. C. Bundy, 29, driving under the influence.

Tommy D. Bowling Jr., 45, fugitive from justice.

Keith A. Evans, 57, second-degree criminal trespass.

Emily M. Harmon, 46, fifth-degree criminal mischief.

Blake E. Hill, 18, two counts of fourth-degree theft.

Griffin Downey, 18, two counts of fourth-degree theft.

Torlend J. Flyum, 46, second-degree criminal trespass.

Sarah R. Pedrick, 26, second-degree criminal trespass.

Nick L. Nelson, 53, violating conditions of release, violating conditions of a domestic violence protective order, and fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances.

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