Cops and Courts

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

Dec. 17-24

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

Homer Police

Dec. 18

A caller at 9:16 a.m. requested a welfare check on a man on Spit Road. An officer went to the scene and provided the man with transportation.

An officer at 12:35 p.m. arrested a 26-year-old woman on an arrest warrant on East Pioneer Avenue.

Officers at 1:07 p.m. attempted to arrest a man with a warrant on Main Street.

A caller at 1:24 p.m. reported that a student had run from a school on the Sterling Highway. An officer was advised and the caller later reported that the student’s parent was able to locate them.

A caller at 1:44 p.m. reported a vehicle driving off the roadway at Mile 169 Sterling Highway. Officers and medics went to the scene.

A caller at 3:12 p.m. reported a vehicle in the ditch at Lee Street and Sarino Court with occupants still inside. An officer responded.

A caller at 8:12 p.m. reported domestic violence on Bartlett Avenue. An officer went to the area.

An officer at 9:24 p.m. assisted a driver with a vehicle in a ditch at West Hill Road and Claudia Street.

An officer at 11:09 p.m. helped with a vehicle in the ditch at Svedlund Street and Pioneer Avenue.

Dec. 19

A caller at 4:05 a.m. reported a vehicle collision with a moose at Mile 169 Sterling Highway. An officer responded to the location.

A caller at 8:49 a.m. reported a vehicle collision involving a school bus at Rochelle Road and Mark White Avenue. An officer responded.

A caller at 9:18 a.m. reported an unsafe construction area at East Hill Road and South Slope. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 9:54 a.m. reported a student being threatened on East Fairview Avenue. An officer responded.

An officer at 9:56 a.m. assisted a driver on Soundview Avenue.

An officer at 9:59 a.m. helped a driver at Soundview Avenue and Mullikin Street.

An officer at 10:03 a.m. assisted a motorist at East Fairview Avenue and Main Street.

An officer at 11:32 a.m. attempted to serve a warrant on Aspend Lane.

An officer at 12:07 p.m. attempted to serve a warrant on Seaview Circle.

A caller at 1:01 p.m. reported a shoplifter at a business on Lake Street. An officer responded and issued a 26-year-old woman a summons for concealing merchandise.

A caller at 2:29 p.m. reported an abandoned vehicle on their property on Main Street that was impeding snow removal.

A caller at 4:38 p.m. made a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report on a vehicle at Pioneer Avenue and Bartlett Street. An officer contacted the driver and didn’t note any impairment. Their driving was due to bad road conditions.

A caller at 5:35 p.m. reported a vehicle collision at East End Road near Wasabi’s Bistro. Officers advised Alaska State Troopers because it was outside of their jurisdiction, but an officer did respond to the area.

Officers at 9:45 p.m. served an arrest warrant on East Pioneer Avenue.

An officer at 11:20 p.m. investigated vehicles that were parked in the roadway in the Homer area.

Dec. 20

A caller at 7:42 a.m. reported two people that hid in the bushes near a building on Homer Bypass Road. Officers were advised.

A caller at 10:27 a.m. requested an officer to stand by on Bartlett Street. An officer went to the scene.

An officer at 11:58 a.m. provided standby service for writ service on Main Street.

A caller at 1:19 p.m. reported a man trespassing on property on Pennock Street. Officers went to the scene.

An officer at 2:09 p.m. helped a driver on East Pioneer Avenue.

A caller at 3:56 p.m. reported a fender bender on the Sterling Highway. An officer went to the scene and arrested a 45-year-old man for driving under the influence and for refusing a chemical test.

Officers at 4:37 p.m. assisted medics on Soundview Avenue.

A caller at 7:57 p.m. reported a person cutting trees on Spit Road and Kachemak Drive. An officer went to the scene.

Dec. 21

A caller at 6:48 a.m. made a third-party report of a domestic violence assault after the fact that had happened on Mattox Road. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 11:16 a.m. reported an intoxicated man on property on Kachemak Drive, saying he wanted the man removed. An officer responded and arrested the 23-year-old man for fourth-degree assault. He was booked into the Homer Jail.

A caller at 12:22p.m. reported a possible domestic violence incident on Bay Avenue. Officers went to the scene and arrested a 20-year-old man for domestic violence-related assault in the fourth degree.

A caller at 1:40 p.m. reported a vehicle in the roadway on Homer Bypass Road with its hazard lights on. An officer went to the scene and found the vehicle was out of gas. The officer provided traffic control.

A caller at 2:23 p.m. reported that a neighbor was locked out of her cabin on Main Street with her infant still inside. Officers responded and contacted the mother and the key holder to unlock the door.

An agency at 3:27 p.m. asked officers to move a man who was causing a disturbance on Lake Street. Officers went to the scene.

A caller at 4:47 p.m. reported receiving calls on their new phone that were about drugs in the Homer area.

An officer at 7:18 p.m. was contacted by a store employee regarding counterfeit bills on Greatland Street. The officer arrested a 20-year-old woman for forgery.

A caller at 7:34 p.m. made an after-the-fact report that a man had trespassed on Bartlett Street. An officer issued the man an advisement about the trespassing.

Dec. 22

A driver at 2:25 a.m. was given a citation for driving while their license was suspended at Greatland Street and the Sterling Highway.

An agency at 7:28 a.m. requested officer assistance with a civil standby on Bartlett Street. Officers went to the location and provided the standby. They arrested a 32-year-old woman on four outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court. She was taken to the Homer Jail.

A caller at 8:13 a.m. reported a stray dog at a local business on Homer Bypass Road. An officer met the caller at the animal shelter and lodged the animal there.

A caller at 3:54 p.m. reported a young child walking on the shoulder of the highway at Mile 169 Sterling Highway. An officer responded to check on the child and found everything was OK.

An agency at 4:26 p.m. requested help with a DUI drugs suspect at Diamond Ridge Road and Stratus Road. An officer responded to assist.

A caller at 7 p.m. reported concern for a woman in a vehicle on East Pioneer Avenue. An officer went to the location but the vehicle was not there.

Dec. 23

An officer at 3:57 a.m. assisted a probations agency on Heath Street.

A caller at 10:30 a.m. requested a welfare check on a person in a vehicle at East Hill road and South Slope. An officer responded and arrested a 29-year-old man for driving under the influence and for possessing drugs.

An officer at 3:16 p.m. attempted writ service on Ocean Drive.

An officer at 3:22 p.m. attempted writ service on Main Street.

An officer at 3:26 p.m. served paperwork to a person on Homer Bypass Road.

A caller at 3:36 p.m. reported a suspicious man at Mile 169 Sterling Highway. Officers responded to the location.

A caller at 5:06 p.m. reported a vehicle collision on Homer Bypass Road that had caused damage. An officer went to the scene and a 34-year-old man was charged with driving with his license suspended, revoked or canceled.

A caller at 7:36 p.m. reported a suspicious circumstance at East End Road and Bear Creek Drive. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 8:16 p.m. requested a welfare check on a pedestrian on East End Road. An officer went to that area.

A caller at 10:08 p.m. made a REDDI report on a vehicle inbound toward Homer at Mile 162 Sterling Highway. An officer went to the area but didn’t find the vehicle.

Dec. 24

A security company at 1:25 a.m. reported a business alarm going off on Greatland Street. An officer went to the scene. The security company later canceled the call per the registered owner.

A caller at 1:46 a.m. reported a disturbance at Ramp 8 of the Hoemr Harbor. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 11:34 a.m. reported a disturbance on East Pioneer Avenue. An officer went to the scene and found it was only a civil issue, and that no crime had been committed.

A caller at 12:22 p.m. requested that people be made to leave the area on West Bunnell Avenue. An officer went to the scene, contacted the people in question and issued them trespass notices.

Troopers

Dec. 24

Alaska State Troopers at 2:55 a.m. responded to a residence in Razdolna after multiple 911 calls were received. An investigation showed a 38-year-old Razdolna man had assaulted a family member during an argument. The man was arrested and remanded into the Homer Jail pending arraignment. Alcohol was a factor in the assault.

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 Dec. 24:

Criminal Court

Robert Scheetz, 34, violating conditions of release.

Iris S. Strongheart, 19, making a false report.

Thomas E. Kammer II, 47, third-degree assault.

Craig A. Heimbold, 24, fourth-degree criminal mischief for property damage.

Justina Ardenia, 36, violating conditions of release.

Barbara B. Scott, 26, concealing merchandise.

Logan J. Lucas, 24, third-degree assault for fourth-degree assault with two prior convictions.

Yakov Basargin, 45, driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Jadzia V. Martin, 20, first-degree forgery.

Cody J. Gochenauer, 20, fourth-degree assault: recklessly injure.

Afanasy E. Basargin, 23, fourth-degree assault: cause fear of injury.

Iosif F. Basargin 38, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence-related.

Kyle R. Hock, 29, driving under the influence and fourth-degree misconduct involving drugs for possession. In a separate case, four counts of second-degree theft, and two counts of unauthorized use of an access devise.

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