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. 24-30

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 10 medical calls and four fire calls.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Dec. 23-30

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

Homer Police

Dec. 24

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

A caller at 12:22 p.m. requested that people be removed from their property on West Bunnell Avenue. An officer went to the scene, contacted all people there, and issued trespass advisements to them.

An officer at 3:56 p.m. left a parking warning on a vehicle on West Fairview Avenue.

Officer at 9:14 p.m. assisted Alaska State Troopers on Bartlett Street.

Dec. 25

An officer at 12:06 p.m. went to Nikolaevsk Road to assist Alaska State Troopers with a person in a stolen vehicle.

An officer at 1:07 p.m. assisted with moose roadkill at Mile 163 Sterling Highway.

A caller at 2:27 p.m. reported a person staggering down a side road off East End Road. An officer responded but the person was already gone.

A caller at 5:48 p.m. reported suspicious activity at Bunnell Avenue and Ohlson Lane. Officers responded to the location.

A caller at 6:33 p.m. reported hearing a firearm discharge within city limits at Skyline Drive and Cozy Cove Drive. An officer responded to the area.

A caller at 7:54 p.m. requested a welfare check on a family member on Poppy circle. An officer went to the location and found everything was OK.

An officer at 11:31 p.m. assisted a taxi driver on Heath Street.

Dec. 26

A caller at 12:37 p.m. reported a neighbor possibly dumping “grey water” into a stream behind a house on Mariner Drive. An officer responded and found everything was OK.

A caller at 4:22 p.m. reported a shoplifter after the fact on Lake Street. Officers issued a 38-yer-old man a summons for fourth-degree theft.

Multiple callers around 8:33 p.m. reported a large white dog running down the middle of the highway at Soundview Avenue and the Sterling Highway. An officer went to the area and took the dog to the Homer Animal Shelter.

Dec. 27

A caller at 11:03 a.m. reported a theft from a building on Greatland Street. An officer went to the scene and arrested a 40-year-old man for second-degree burglary and second-degree theft. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

A caller at 1:31 p.m. reported a vehicle tailgating and swerving at Lake Street and Ben Walters Lane. An officer went to the area.

An agency at 3:08 p.m. reported a wanted person was on Homer Bypass Road. An officer went to the area and arrested a 31-year-old man on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court.

A caller at 5:03 p.m. requested a welfare check be made on a person on Main Street. An officer went to the scene.

An officer at 10:19 p.m. assisted Alaska State Troopers at Mile 166 Sterling Highway.

Dec. 28

A caller at 4:39 p.m. requested an officer perform civil standby on Heath Street while they got items out of a previous apartment. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 4:41 p.m. requested a welfare check for a man on Main Street. An officer spoke with the woman to advise her of her options for the situation.

A caller at 4:49 p.m. reported a vehicle crash at Alder Lane and East End Road that had caused damage. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 5:37 p.m. reported a large rock in the roadway at Mile .5 Spit Road. An officer went to the area but didn’t find a rock. DOT was notified.

A caller at 7:42 p.m. reported a suspicious person near a parked vehicle at Mile 2 Spit Road. An officer went to the area and found everything was OK.

A caller at 8:55 p.m. reported a vehicle parked in their driveway on Soundview Avenue. An officer responded to the area but the vehicle was already gone.

An alarm company at 11:24 p.m. reported a commercial burglar alarm on Homer Bypass Road. An officer responded and found it was a false alarm.

Dec. 29

Multiple callers around 7:41 a.m. reported a power line fire at Island View Court and West Terrace Boulevard. Officers responded to assist the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and Homer Electric Association. They secured the scene and officers stood by until the “all clear” was given.

A caller at 8:59 p.m. requested a welfare check be made on a person “making cryptic social media post(s)” in the Homer area. An officer attempted to contact the person in question.

A caller at 10:44 a.m. requested an officer to assist with a civil matter on the Sterling Highway. Officers went to the scene and contacted the parties involved.

A caller at 12:44 p.m. reported a burglary on Greatland Street. An officer took a report.

A parent caller at 2:16 p.m. requested a welfare check be made on their adult child in the Homer area. An officer took a report and entered the person into a search database.

A caller at 5:49 p.m. reported a woman “out of control” on West Danview Avenue. An officer went to the scene and arrested the 35-year-old woman for domestic violence-related criminal mischief.

Dec. 30

A caller at 12:2 a.m. reported a medical emergency on Bayview Avenue while they were on the way to a medical facility. An officer went to the location.

An officer at 2 a.m. investigated a vehicle in the ditch at Lake Street and Ocean Drive. The officer made a probations search.

An officer at 3:27 a.m. issued a parking warning at Bayview Avenue and Hohe Street.

A caller at 2:25 p.m. reported a vehicle blocking the roadway on Rangeview Avenue. Officers went to the location and determined the vehicle will be moved.

A caller at 4:01 p.m. reported a shoplifter at a local business on Lake Street. An officer went to the scene but wasn’t able to locate anyone matching the shoplifter’s description. It remains under investigation.

An agency at 8:20 p.m. passed on an abandoned 911 call from Kachemak Drive. An officer went to the location and found everything was OK.

An officer at 10:35 p.m. assisted a person on Bartlett Street.

Dec. 31

A caller at 4:18 a.m. reported suspicious activity on the Sterling Highway. An officer responded.

A caller at 2:26 p.m. requested assistance with her son on Bonanza Avenue. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 7:29 p.m. reported that he had taken his wife’s car keys on Lee Drive but was worried she would try to drive intoxicated. Officers went to the scene and contacted the husband and wife.

An officer at 10:23 p.m. contacted a man during a traffic stop on Main Street and arrested the 38-year-old man for driving while intoxicated. The man was taken to the Homer Jail.

A caller at 10:25 p.m. reported suspicious vehicles on Ocean Drive Loop. An officer went to the area.

An officer at 11:07 p.m. issued a warning at East End Road and Kachemak Drive.

Jan. 1

An officer at 2:38 a.m. investigated a vehicle in the ditch on East End Road.

A person at 9:17 p.m. turned in drugs at the police station.

An alarm was reported at 9:48 p.m. at a business on East End Road. An officer went to the scene.

Jan. 2

A caller at 12:28 a.m. reported a minor missing from a location on the Sterling Highway.

Troopers

Dec. 25

Alaska State Troopers at 11:40 a.m. received a report of a vehicle stolen from a residence in Nikolaevsk. An investigation showed a 33-year-old Nikolaevsk man had taken a relative’s vehicle without permission. The man was contacted a short time later, and when troopers attempted to take him into custody, he resisted arrest and assaulted the arresting trooper then fled the scene on foot. After a brief foot chase, the man was taken into custody. Further investigation showed he had driven the vehicle with a revoked license. The man was transported and remanded into WildWood Pretrial 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 Dec. 31:

Criminal Court

Anatoly A. Kojin, 33, first-degree vehicle theft, domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest, and driving with a canceled, revoked or suspended license if it was for a DUI.

Calvin C. Thayer, 34, driving with a canceled, revoked or suspended license if it was for a DUI.

Jordan L. Coghill, 27, fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief, both domestic violence-related.

Earl R. Watson, 40, second-degree theft and two counts of second-degree burglary.

Holly Stanish, 35, fifth-degree criminal mischief.

Jeffrey D. Sapinoro-Maher, 38, fourth-degree theft.

Tyler J.L. Hecks, 20, leaving the scene of an accident.

David . Amole, 33, two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involved a controlled substance for possession.

Matthew F. Gallien, 57, two counts of fourth-degree assault, both domestic violence-related.

Civil Court

In the matter of Linda Murphy and Timothy M. Murphy, decree of dissolution granted.

In the matter of Phillip N. Hillstrand and Sugayle M. Hillstrand, decree of dissolution granted.

In the matter of Steven W. Fogg and Irma M. A. Ulloa, decree of dissolution granted.

Divorce Cases:

John T. Carrico vs. Carla F. Carrico, divorce granted.

Kristina M. McGee vs. William N. McGee, divorce granted.

Lori A. Markwood vs. David B. Markwood, divorce granted.

Cynthia M. West vs. William H. Everett, divorce granted.

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