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

Dec. 31 – Jan. 6

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

Dec. 31 – Jan. 6

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

Kachemak Emergency Services

Dec. 31 – Jan. 6

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

Homer Police

Jan. 2

A caller at 7 a.m. reported a vehicle in the northbound lane on Kachemak Drive was stopped with no flashers on and that the hood was up. An officer contacted the registered owner to remove the vehicle.

A caller at 3:24 p.m. reported a man violating conditions of release on Bay Avenue. Officers went to the scene but were not able to locate him.

A caller at 5:43 p.m. reported a power line sparking at Hillside Place and Myhill Road. Officers were notified along with HEA and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department.

An officer at 11:42 p.m. contacted a driver on East End Road and arrested the 44-year-old man on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court.

Jan. 3

Police at 1:30 p.m. advised a driver on Heath Street for driving while license suspended.

A person at 4:27 p.m. made a 911 call reporting a disturbance at a Lake Street address and then hung up. Police responded.

A caller at 5:56 p.m. reported a suspicious person loitering at an East End Road business. Police responded but the subject was gone on arrival. At 6:33 p.m. the caller reported the man was back. Police contacted the man.

A caller at 7:25 p.m. reported ongoing animal neglect at a Jenny Way address. Police referred the incident to Animal Control.

A caller at 8:47 p.m. reported a disturbance at a Main Street apartment. Police responded and issued a disorderly conduct warning to a man.

A caller at 8:47 p.m. asked police to do a welfare check on a family member at a Main Street address. Police responded and found the person was OK.

A caller at 9:01 p.m. reported people fighting at a Main Street address. Police responded. The caller reported them fighting again at 9:35 p.m. and police returned.

Jan. 4

A caller at 8:13 a.m. reported an agitated moose in the East Pioneer Avenue area. Police responded but the moose was gone on arrival.

A caller at 9:14 a.m. reported a man asleep at an East Pioneer Avenue address. Police responded and asked the man to move along.

A caller at 9:26 a.m. reported people trespassing at an East Pioneer Avenue business after hours and asked for extra patrols.

A caller at 12:40 p.m. reported broken windows at an East End Road business. Police responded and found no signs of forced entry.

A caller at 1:31 p.m. reported a driver in a red truck lost control on the Sterling Highway near the Baycrest pull out. Police responded but couldn’t find the truck.

A caller at 3:04 p.m. reported an ongoing issue with noise at a Meadow Drive address. Police responded and spoke with the party involved.

A person at 5:48 p.m. made a 911 call of a vehicle-moose collision on East End Road. Police contacted a charity to salvage the moose.

A caller at 9:20 p.m. asked police to do a welfare check on a woman at a Mountain View Drive address. Police responded and took the woman to a medical facility.

Jan. 5

A caller at 4:10 a.m. reported a patient making threats at a medical facility and leaving without being discharged. Police responded and provided transportation home for the patient.

A caller at 10:13 a.m. reported a man at a Ben Walters Lane business causing a disturbance. The man threatened the caller and then left on foot.

A caller at 12:57 p.m. reported an assault at a Main Street address.

Jan. 6

Police at 12:45 a.m. contacted a driver near Mile 169.5 Sterling Highway and cited the driver for driving while license suspended.

A caller at 2:33 a.m. reported a vehicle in the ditch near East End Road and East Hill Road. Police called a taxi for the woman driver and impounded the vehicle.

A person at 2:50 a.m. made a 911 call of a domestic violence disturbance at a Sterling Highway home. Police responded. All was OK. A sober person would be on scene for the evening.

A caller at 3:50 p.m. reported unsafe vehicle towing practices on East Hill Road.

Troopers

Jan. 2

Alaska State Troopers at 11:16 a.m. received a report of a burglary at a residence on Heddell Street in Anchor Point. An investigation showed sometime during the night of Dec. 29 or early morning on Dec. 30, unknown person(s) entered the residence and outbuilding and stole items from each. The investigation is ongoing.

At 2:14 p.m., troopers received a report of a vehicle stolen from Dorothy Drive. An investigation showed a 1995 Subaru Wagon was stolen from a 54-year-old Anchor Point the previous night. On Jan. 4 the vehicle was located and recovered. The investigation is ongoing.

At 10:07 a.m., troopers responded to a disturbance at a residence on Seaside Farm Drive. During the investigation. a 72-year-old Homer resident reported that a pistol had been stolen from the residence. The pistol was last seen in the residence two weeks prior and the current whereabouts are unknown.

Jan. 6

At approximately 10:53 p.m. Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence in the Anchor Point area. Investigation revealed a 21-year-old Ninilchik woman assaulted her mother and broke items in the residence. The woman was arrested and remanded to the Homer Jail for one count of domestic violence-related assault in the fourth degree and once count of fifth-degree criminal mischief, also domestic violence-related.

At 12:15 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a theft at a residence on the Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. An investigation showed a 46-year-old Anchor Point woman had stolen items from her landlord over the last several days. The woman was found to be on felony probation for a previous vehicle theft conviction and was in violation of her probation conditions. She was arrested and remanded into the Homer Jail pending arraignment.

Jan. 7

At approximately 7 p.m. Soldotna AST and Ninilchik EMS responded to Mile 126 of the Sterling Highway for a report of a single vehicle rollover. Subsequent investigation found a 21-year-old Clam Gulch resident was northbound on the Sterling Highway when he lost control of his vehicle, which subsequently left the roadway, striking the embankment and overturning. No injuries were reported.

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 Jan. 7:

Judgments

Robert Scheetz, 34, Kenai, charge dismissed, fourth-degree assault. He pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief, domestic violence. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with nine days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund, a $100 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered not to have telephonic contact with his victim; and was placed on probation for one year.

Hans R. Pedersen, 20, Seldovia, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was fined $2,000 with $500 suspended and sentenced to 30 days in jail with 27 days suspended; ordered to pay $75 to support the Police Training Fund, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and the $66 cost of electronic monitoring; ordered to attend an alcohol safety action program and install an ignition interlock device; had his driver’s license revoked for 90 days; and was placed on probation for one year.

Francis Richter, 69, Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to negligent driving . He was fined $300 and ordered to pay $10 to support the Police Training Fund.

Harvey J. Beltz, 57, Anchorage, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was fined $2,000 with $500 suspended and sentenced to 30 days in jail with 27 days suspended; ordered to pay $75 to support the Police Training Fund, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and the $66 cost of electronic monitoring; ordered to attend an alcohol safety action program and install an ignition interlock device; had his driver’s license revoked for 90 days; and was placed on probation for one year.

Raevyn R. Heneghen, 28, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Heneghen was ordered to apply for an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend and pay restitution and ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund.

Matthew D. Kidd, 38, Ninilchik, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assualt, domestic violence. He was fined $2,000 with $2,000 suspended and sentenced to 120 days in jail with 60 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund, a $100 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered not to contact his victim; t and was placed on probation for three years.

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