Cops and Courts

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

Kachemak Emergency Services

Sept. 4-9

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

Homer Police

Sept. 4

A caller at 10:35 a.m. reported a disturbance on Mattox Road. An officer responded to the scene.

Alaska State Troopers passed on a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report at 12:15 p.m. An officer contacted the driver at the Old Sterling Highway and the Sterling Highway, and didn’t detect any impairment.

A caller at 4:16 p.m. reported that commercial vehicles were driving recklessly at Bay Ridge Road and Sprucewood Drive. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 8:07 p.m. reported two vehicles heading toward a “secluded party spot” at Tulin Bluff and Tulin Bluff East. An officer went to the area and didn’t find the vehicles.

Sept. 5

A caller at 9:36 a.m. reported multiple issued on Homer Bypass Road. An officer went to the area but didn’t find evidence of any of the reports.

A caller at 10:55 a.m. reported a man sleeping in an abandoned car on Main Street and Ohlson Lane. An officer went to the scene, contacted the man and made a security check of the area.

A man at 4:28 p.m. went to the police station to report a civil issue. An officer advised the man of his options and gave him transportation to his home, as well as provided civil standby services.

A caller at 4:11 p.m. reported a vehicle collision on Greatland Street that had caused damage. An officer responded.

A caller at 4:38 p.m. reported finding a purse on Ocean Drive. An officer went to the location to pick it up.

A caller at 5:55 p.m. reported a woman beating a dog inside a vehicle on Homer Bypass Road. An officer went to the location but couldn’t find the woman.

A caller at 6:05 p.m. reported commercial vehicles were speeding and using “Jake brakes” in a residential area at Sprucewood Drive and Bay Ridge Road. An officer went to the area, contacted a driver and warned them about their driving.

A caller at 10:16 p.m. reported suspicious activity on Slavin Drive. Officers went to the area and found everything was OK.

A caller at 10:38 p.m. reported a suspicious vehicle at Douglas Place and Bay Avenue. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 10:51 p.m. reported a disturbance on Ocean Drive. Officers went to the location and found an intoxicated man walking in and out of the road.

Sept. 6

A caller at 7:22 a.m. reported that she had a stray dog to bring to the Homer Animal Shelter. An officer went to meet her at the shelter.

A caller at 8:48 a.m. reported a suspicious vehicle parking in the same area on East End Road for the last few days. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 10:25 a.m. reported finding drug paraphernalia on Heath Street. An officer was advised, and it turned out there was no paraphernalia, just trash.

A caller at 1:03 p.m. reported a woman yelling and walking onto other people’s property on Kachemak Drive. An officer went to the area but didn’t find anyone.

A caller at 1:10 p.m. reported suspicious people on the porch of a house on Spit Road. An officer went to the area but didn’t find anything suspicious.

A caller at 2:05 p.m. reported a man urinating next to a vehicle on Heath Street. An officer responded but didn’t find anyone there.

A caller at 3:13 p.m. requested a welfare check on a family member on Main Street. An officer went to the home but no one was there.

A caller at 6:31 p.m. reported a shoplifter in a business on Homer Bypass Road. Officers went to the location and issued a 28-year-old woman a summons for fourth-degree theft.

A caller at 7:09 p.m. reported a vehicle collision in a parking lot on Spit Road that had caused damage. An officer responded.

Sept. 7

A caller at 2:49 a.m. reported a domestic dispute on Main Street. Officers went to the scene.

A caller at 3:49 a.m. reported a domestic dispute on Spit Road. An officer went to the scene and found everything was OK.

A caller at 8:50 a.m. reported his ex-girlfriend was back and knocking on his door on Main Street. Officers responded to the scene.

A caller at 11:45 a.m. reported an unattended death on Kachemak Drive. An officer went to the location.

A caller at 12:29 p.m. reported a dispute with a man over a dog on Ocean Drive. An officer went to the location and found no crime had been committed.

A caller at 12:37 p.m. reported a REDDI driver crossing the center line at West Hill Road and the Sterling Highway. An officer responded but didn’t find the driver.

A caller at 1:02 p.m. reported a woman having violent outbursts on East End Road. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 3:24 p.m. reported someone backed into a vehicle on Heath Street. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 4:12 p.m. made a REDDI report on a vehicle at Mile 2 East End Road. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 5:45 p.m. reported people trespassing and doing drugs on the Sterling Highway. An officer responded, talked to the people and told them to move along.

A caller at 5:47 p.m. reported that a commercial vehicle was speeding on Sprucewood Avenue, driving in the middle of the road. The caller said he had to pull his vehicle into a ditch to avoid getting hit. An officer was on another call at the time.

An officer at 6:47 p.m. assisted the Homer Volunteer Fire Department at Hazel Avenue and Poopdeck Street.

A caller at 10:12 p.m. reported a vehicle collision with a moose at East End Road and Adams Road. An officer went to the scene.

Sept. 8

An agency at 1:08 a.m. passed on a REDDI report for a vehicle at mile 164 Sterling Highway. An officer went to the area but didn’t find the vehicle.

A caller at 10:11 a.m. reported someone inside a vehicle at the end of the road at Main Street and Ohlson Lane. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 10:24 a.m. reported a man inside his home yelling at someone on East Bunnell Avenue. An officer responded.

A caller at 11:54 a.m. reported damage having being done to property on Ohlson Lane. An officer went to the scene.

An officer controlled traffic at 12:45 p.m. at Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue for a special event.

A caller at 2:10 p.m. reported a man in a store on Ocean Drive Loop causing a disturbance. Officers went to the scene.

A caller at 3:35 p.m. reported a vehicle collision in a parking lot on Homer Bypass Road. An officer went to the scene.

Officers at 4:16 p.m. provided traffic control for an event at Ocean Drive and FAA Road.

A caller at 7:36 p.m. reported that it looked like a group of people were having an argument on East Bunnell Avenue. An officer went to the scene.

An officer at 8:05 p.m. gave a driver a speed warning on Kachemak Drive.

An officer at 10:51 p.m. warned a driver for speeding at Soundview Avenue and the Sterling Highway.

A caller at 9:10 p.m. reported an animal complaint on Lee Drive. An officer responded.

Sept. 9

An officer at 1 a.m. contacted a couple having a dispute on Spit Road. The officer found everything was OK.

A caller at 2:05 a.m. made a noise complaint on West Fairview Avenue. Officers went to the scene.

A caller at 2:46 a.m. reported a man lying on the side of the road on Spit Road. An officer responded.

A caller at 9:43 a.m. reported a vehicle in a parking lot on Homer Bypass Road, in which its occupants looked like they were under the influence of something. Officers went to the scene and ended up giving the driver a citation and impounding the vehicle.

A caller at 1:13 p.m. reported that a woman was lying on the ground messing with the city water supply at Heath Street and Hazel Avenue.

Officers at 1:55 p.m. arrested a 40-year-old man for violating conditions of his release on Bartlett Street.

A caller at 3:51 p.m. reported a suspicious man hanging around a donation bin on Ohlson Lane who was making her uncomfortable. Officers went to the area.

A caller at 3:32 p.m. reported people riding ATVs on the roadway at West Hill Road and Highland Drive. An officer went to the area but didn’t find anyone.

A caller at 6 p.m. requested a welfare check on a family member on Main Street. An officer went to the scene, contacted the family member and found everything was OK.

A caller at 7:17 p.m. reported a vehicle collision at Mile 5 Spit Road that had caused an injury. Officers and medics went to the scene.

An officer at 10:59 p.m. contacted a suspicious woman at Spit Road and Freight Dock Road.

An officer at 11:28 p.m. made a traffic stop on Homer Bypass Road and arrested a 46-year-old man for driving without license or registration.

Sept. 10

An officer at 1:33 a.m. helped a driver with their vehicle that was stranded on the roadway at Lake Street and Ocean Drive Loop. The officer advised the driver of their expired operators license.

A caller at 4:06 p.m. requested a welfare check on a possible student they saw hitchhiking at Soundview Avenue and the Sterling Highway. An officer went to the area but the hitchhiker was gone.

A caller at 5:24 p.m. reported a dog at large on the Sterling Highway. An officer went to the area, picked up a German shepherd mix and brought it to the Homer Animal Shelter.

A caller at 9:54 p.m. requested officer assistance for a female customer on East Pioneer Avenue.

A caller at 10:58 p.m., who was intoxicated, reported having a dispute with a man on Spit Road. Officers went to the scene and arrested a 44-year-old man for fourth0degree assault and second-degree assault.

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Troopers

Sept. 11

Alaska State Troopers at about 10:50 a.m. arrested a 34-year-old Anchor Point man on two outstanding warrants. Troopers contacted the man after a citizen called in reporting he was in a vehicle on North Fork Road near Anchor Court. The man was arrested and remanded into the Homer Jail where he was held on $5,000. He was also held on a probation violation.

Alaska State Troopers at 5:05 p.m. received a report of a motorcycle versus ATV crash on Milo Fritz Avenue. An investigation showed a man was crossing Milo Fritz Avenue from Alder to Chapman on an ATV when he pulled out in front of a motorcycle being driven by a second man. The first man stated he could not see the motorcycle because of a truck parked on the side of the road which blocked his view. All occupants were transported for minor injuries. The second man was found to be riding his motorcycle in violation of a motorcycle instructional permit and cited.

Alaska State Troopers at 05:30 a.m. received a report that a 27-year-old Homer man was trespassing at the residence of a relative. Troopers responded to the residence but the man had left prior to their arrival. An investigation showed the man had trespassed at the residence and was on conditions of release in separate criminal cases. Attempts to locate the man were not successful. Troopers applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for the man and in the early morning hours of Sept. 12. Officers with the Homer Police Department located and arrested him on the warrant. He was transported and remanded into the Homer Jail where he was held pending arraignment.

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 Sept. 3:

Criminal Court

Travis K. Catron, 25, first-degree burglary and third-degree theft. In another case, first-degree burglary and second-degree theft. In another case, first-degree burglary and second-degree theft.

Niko E. Mogar, 27, first-degree burglary and second-degree theft. In another case, first degree burglary and third-degree theft. In another case, first-degree burglary and second-degree theft. In a fourth case, first-degree unlawful contact.

Ella L. Hoza, 45, driving under the influence.

Brad W. Somers, 53, driving under the influence.

Logan J. Lucas, 24, third-degree assault, three counts of fourth-degree assault, and fifth-degree criminal mischief.

Carlton W. See, 45, violating conditions of release.

Jaime A. Snedden, 41, fourth-degree assault.

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