Cops and Courts

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

Sept. 17-23

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to five medical calls and three fire calls.

Sept. 18

Firefighters at 12:25 p.m. went to a Hohe Street home for a report of something burning in the laundry room.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Sept. 17-24

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

Homer Police

Sept. 18

Police at 8:04 a.m. cited a driver for driving while license revoked on Lake Street.

A caller at 12:27 p.m. asked for police help with an abandoned vehicle on East End Road.

A person at 5:13 p.m. made a 911 call of a vehicle break-in on the Sterling Highway. Police responded.

Sept. 19

A caller at 7:56 a.m. reported a moose ran into a utility box and was injured. The box also was damaged. Police responded.

Police from 8:33-8:43 a.m. warned drivers for speeding on the Homer Bypass.

Police at 10:19 a.m. impounded a vehicle abandoned at a Sterling Highway address.

A caller at 5:19 p.m. reported a man shoplifting at a Lake Street store. Police responded.

Police at 5:56 p.m. assisted a driver on Heath Street.

Police at 11:14 p.m. removed a traffic hazard from the road on the Sterling Highway.

Sept. 20

A caller at 9:04 a.m. reported a person looking into vehicles on the Spit. Police responded but the suspect was gone.

Police at 12:21 p.m. assisted Alaska State Troopers with an incident on Bear Creek Drive.

Several callers at 1:43 p.m. reported a man screaming and kicking a business door on Ben Walters Lane. Police responded and took a 30-year-old man into custody. They issued him summonses for trespassing and criminal mischief.

A person at 5:59 p.m. came to the station to report harassment at Bishop’s Beach.

Police at 9:25 p.m. contacted a 27-year-old man on Pioneer Avenue and issued him a summons for trespassing.

A caller at 9:59 p.m. requested a welfare check on a person at a Main Street address. Police responded and found all was OK.

Sept. 21

A caller at 9:09 a.m. reported illegal camping on the Spit. Police responded.

A person at 11:55 a.m. made an accidental 911 call. The caller stayed on the line and apologized.

A caller at 12:13 p.m. reported computer hacking. Police spoke with the caller.

A caller at 12:40 p.m. reported a motorhome parked in the roadway on Bunnell Avenue for several days with people camping there. Police contacted the campers and advised them to move within 24 hours.

Police at 1:26 p.m. had a vehicle impounded at Karen Hornaday Park.

A caller at 5:41 p.m. reported a man who had been trespassing earlier at a Forest Glen Road address. Police responded and spoke with the parties involved.

A person at 7:28 p.m. made a 911 call of a domestic dispute on Jenny Way. Police responded and separated the parties involved for the evening.

A caller at 10:32 p.m. asked police to do a welfare check of a person at a Mattox Road address. Police couldn’t find the person.

Sept. 22

A caller at 7:59 a.m. reported a vehicle with a smashed window parked on a vacant Sterling Highway lot. The caller also had head a gunshot in the area. Police responded.

A caller at 5 p.m. reported a vehicle submerged at the load-launch ramp. Police advised the harbor officer and a tow company.

A caller at 8:37 p.m. reported information on a wanted subject at Bishop’s Beach. Police arrested a 34-year-old man and charged him with heroin possession, evidence tampering, promoting contraband and two counts of resisting arrest.

Sept. 23

A person at 1:24 p.m. made a 911 call reporting found property on East End Road. Police responded but could not locate the reported property.

A person at 6:56 p.m. made a 911 call asking for a welfare check on a family member at a Lee Drive address. Police responded.

A caller at 7:06 p.m. reported illegal camping on Bunnell Avenue. Police responded.

A caller at 10:56 p.m. reported a man making suicidal statements at an East Hill Road address. Police contacted a man who was then taken to the hospital.

Sept. 24

A caller at 5:44 a.m. reported an expected death of a person at a Bay Avenue address.

A caller at 1:23 p.m. made a “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint of a driver leaving the Spit. Police responded.

A person at 3:45 p.m. made a 911 call regarding a child custody issue at a Ben Walters Lane address. Police responded and determined the issue was a civil matter.

A caller at 6:56 p.m. reported suspicious activity in a Greatland Street parking lot. Police responded.

A caller at 7:10 p.m. reported two men acting suspiciously in a public area on the Bypass.

A caller at 10:07 p.m. reported illegal camping in the Greatland Street area. Police responded.

Sept. 25

A caller at 11:13 a.m. reported a disturbance in an apartment on West Fairview Avenue. Officers went to the scene and found it was a verbal issue only, and that no crime had been committed.

A person at 11:15 a.m. went to the police station to report illegal camping on the Spit. An officer contacted the camper and advised them of city rules regarding camping.

A caller at 11:33 p.m. reported a vehicle had collided with a building on Ben Walters Lane. Officers responded to the scene.

A caller at 4:43 p.m. made a REDDI report on a vehicle on Ocean Drive. An officer went to the area and contacted the driver. The officer didn’t note any impairment.

Courts

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

Judgments

Edward C. Prevost, 58, charge dismissed, driving with license canceled, revoked or suspended if for a DUI.

Jonah A. R. Parker, 18, charge dismissed, driving in violation of an instruction permit.

Peter E. Basargin, 40, charge dismissed, driving under the influence.

Adam D. Mahoney-Ardenia, 23, charges dismissed, second-degree theft, violating conditions of release.

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

Merritt P. D. Pellegrino, 39, charge dismissed, driving under the influence.

Orion S. Hannon, 19, charge dismissed, driving in violating of an instruction permit. In a separate case, charges dismissed, driving in violation of an instruction permit, and no motor vehicle liability insurance.

Halen M. Hernandez, 19, charge dismissed, fourth-degree assault.

Tiffany B. Tesar, 25, charge dismissed, fourth-degree theft.

Eric L. Ayers, 36, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to serve 30 days with 27 says suspended and fined $2,000 with $500 suspneded; ordered to pay a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and to pay the $66 cost of imprisonment or monitoring; ordered to complete alcohol treatment; had his license revoked for 90 days; was ordered to install and interlock device for six months; and was placed on probation for one year.

Shane A. Allen, 26, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to serve 30 days with 27 says suspended and fined $2,000 with $500 suspended; ordered to pay a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and to pay the $66 cost of imprisonment or monitoring; ordered to complete Alcohol treatment; had his license revoked for 90 days; was ordered to install an interlock device for six months; and was placed on probation for one year.

Emily M. Harmon, 46, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief. She was sentenced to serve 10 days with 8 days suspended and fined $500 with $500 suspended; ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, a $50 police training surcharge, and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; and placed on probation for one year.

Sharlene M. Louk, 45, pleaded guilty to violating the duty of a custodian. She was sentenced to serve 30 days with 30 days suspended; ordered to pay a $50 police training surcharge and a suspended $100 jail surcharge; and placed on probation for one year.

Edward C. Prevost, 40, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree theft. He was ordered to pay a $50 police training surcharge.

Nicole M. Canning, 40, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. She was sentenced to serve one day with nothing suspended with credit for time served, and ordered to pay a $50 police training surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge.

Criminal Court

Dakota J. Jerauld, 27, second-degree criminal trespass.

Dustin N. Steen, 30, second-degree criminal trespass, and fifth-degree criminal mischief.

Royce Holm, 34, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree promoting contraband, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and two counts of resisting arrest.

Kyle E. Lints, 36, unlawful possession or transportation of game, and violating the hunting season and bag limit for moose in Unit 15.

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