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

Feb. 25-March 1

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

Feb. 25-March 3

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to nine medical calls

Kachemak Emergency Services

Feb. 25-March 3

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to two fire calls.

Homer Police

Feb. 26

An alarm company at 8:39 a.m. reported a panic alarm activated at a local agency on Lake Street. An officer went to the location and found everything was OK.

A caller from a local agency at 4:40 p.m. reported an abandoned vehicle on public property on the Sterling Highway. An officer attempted to contact whoever owned the vehicle.

An officer at 9:18 p.m. warned a driver about the suspended status of their license at Lake Street and East End Road.

A caller at 10:42 p.m. reported a “flashing white light in water” at Lake Street and Ruth Way. It was referred to the proper agency.

An officer at 11:01 p.m. contacted a driver whose vehicle has incorrect plates on Ocean Drive Loop. The vehicle was impounded.

Feb. 27

A caller at 7:37 a.m. reported a repeat offender driving past a school bus that had its red flashing lights on while taking on children on Ohlson Lane. An officer wasn’t able to locate the driver in question.

A caller at 8:59 a.m. reported a rifle in the roadway at Heath Street and Grubstake Avenue. An officer responded and found the object, which was a toy gun. The officer disposed of it because it was broken.

A caller at 9:05 a.m. reported a “young Native male” hitchhiking while walking in the roadway at Mile 169 Sterling Highway. An officer went to the area but didn’t find the man.

An officer at 11:05 a.m. made a public appearance at a school on the Sterling Highway to educate students about digital media best practices.

A school at 11:32 a.m. reported drug paraphernalia at the school on East Fairview Avenue. An officer responded and ended up issuing a summons for third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance to an 18-year-old man.

A caller at 11:38 a.m. reported vandalism to a building on Heath Street. An officer went to the scene.

Alaska State Troopers at 12:30 p.m. passed on information about possible drug activity on Main Street. An officer went to the area.

An officer at 12:58 p.m. assisted probations staff with a drug test on Main Street.

A caller at 1:33 p.m. reported a hit and run in a local business parking lot on East Pioneer Avenue. An officer went to the location.

A caller from the Homer area at 6 p.m. requested to speak with an officer. An officer spoke with the caller.

A caller at 6:19 p.m. reported a vehicle off the road on East Bunnell Street. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 7:49 p.m. reported a medical emergency on Bartlett Street. An officer assisted an ambulance.

A caller at 8:20 p.m. made a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report on a vehicle with no taillights at East Hill Road and East End Road. An officer was advised. The same caller later called back and said the driver had turned on their taillights.

A caller at 8:30 p.m. reported a medical emergency on Klondike Avenue. Officers assisted medics.

Feb. 28

A caller at 7:37 a.m. reported the same repeat offender who was passing a school bus with its red lights on. The caller reported following that driver to Mile 4 Homer Spit Road. An officer responded to the location and spoke with the driver. The officer discovered the driver was from another country, and the officer educated the driver about children and school buses in the U.S.

An officer at 9:32 a.m. cleared the roadway of debris at Snowbird Street and the Homer Bypass.

An officer at 12:38 p.m. made a public appearance at a school on the Sterling Highway to educate students about digital media best practices.

An officer at 2:52 p.m. gave a driver a warning for speeding at Ronda Street and East End Road.

A member of South Peninsula Hospital staff at 7:31 p.m. reported a threat being made on Bartlett Street. An officer was advised.

March 1

A security company at 11:03 a.m. reported a residential alarm on Jeffrey Avenue. An officer went to the scene.

An officer at 11:33 a.m. arrested a 30-year-old man for driving under the influence of drugs at East End Road and Mattox Road. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

A caller at 1:36 p.m. reported a disabled vehicle blocking a lane of traffic at Diamond Ridge Road and the Sterling Highway. An officer responded to the area.

An officer at 4:29 p.m. attempted to contact a wanted person on Ohlson Lane but wasn’t able to find them.

An officer at 8:30 p.m. issued a driver a traffic warning at Heath Street and Hazel Avenue.

An officer at 8:44 p.m. attempted to service a warrant on Bunnell Avenue.

March 2

A caller at 1:31 a.m. reported a suicidal person on East Hill Road. Officers went to the location.

An agency at 9:23 a.m. made an after-the-fact report of damage to a property on the Sterling Highway and attempted fuel theft. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 10:33 p.m. reported a suspicious vehicle on Poppy Circle. An officer went to the location.

A caller at 11:51 p.m. reported a woman refusing to leave an establishment on East Pioneer Avenue. Officers went to the location.

March 3

A caller at 12:40 p.m. reported a vehicle collision in a parking lot on Lake Street. An officer advised an accident report.

Multipel callers at 12:59 p.m. reported a vehicle in the ditch at Mile .5 Kachemak Drive. The vehicle was “unstable” with the female driver inside. Officers and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department went to the scene.

A caller at 4:47 p.m. reported that a customer in a business on the Homer Bypass had broken a glass door. Officers went to the scene.

A caller at 4:53 p.m. reported hearing sounds of a barking dog possibly coming from the roof of a public building on Hazel Avenue. The caller did not investigate further. An officer was advised.

March 4

An officer at 6 a.m. warned a driver for the status of their registration on Homer Bypass Road.

An officer at 9:06 a.m. warned a driver for speeding at Pioneer Avenue and the Sterling Highway.

A caller at 11:10 a.m. requested that a woman be given a trespass notice to keep her from a business on East Pioneer Avenue. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 11:15 a.m. reported vehicles racing on the beach at Mariner Park, toward the sea wall. An officer went to the area but the people in question were already gone.

A caller at 2:20 p.m. asked to speak with an officer about a protective order, in reference to a business deal. An officer advised the caller of their options.

A man at 2:49 p.m. went to the police station to report a threat. An officer spoke with the man.

A caller at 3:25 p.m. reported an intoxicated woman stumbling near the roadway at Lake Street and the Sterling Highway. An officer contacted the woman and gave her transportation to a medical facility. She was then taken to the Homer Jail in protective custody.

A caller at 4:20 p.m. reported finding drug paraphernalia on Ocean Drive Loop. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 5:36 p.m. reported a nuisance moose in the area of Clover Lane. An officer and the proper agency were advised.

Troopers

Feb. 24

Alaska State Troopers at 9:26 p.m. received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Homer. Investigation revealed a 34-year-old Homer woman had damaged the vehicle of her soon to be ex-husband. The woman was arrested and remanded to the Homer Jail for one count of third-degree criminal mischief, domestic violence-related.

Feb. 27

Alaska State Troopers at 7:37 a.m. were notified of a motor vehicle crash on North Fork Road near the Anchor River bridge. An investigation showed a 49-year-old Anchor Point woman had lost control of her vehicle while driving through standing water. The vehicle crossed the road and struck the guardrail and then went over the guardrail. The woman was not injured in the crash.

March 4

Alaska State Troopers at 6:31 a.m. responded to a motor vehicle crash with a moose near mile 167 of the Sterling Highway. An investigation showed a 25-year-old Homer woman and her two children were traveling south bound on the Sterling Highway when a moose ran into the roadway. Their vehicle struck the moose causing damage to the vehicle and possible injuries to the woman and the two children. All three were transported to the South Peninsula Hospital for evaluation.

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 March 5:

Criminal Court

Nicole L. Katelnikoff, 24, fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief. Both charges are domestic violence-related.

Promise Chipps, 21, violating conditions of release.

Stanley A. Swoboda, 18, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

Derek Z. T. Jokay-Szilagyi, 46, second-degree arson, domestic violence-related.

Matthew C. Garvey, 30, driving under the influence.

Jessy Ackerman, 29, violating conditions of release.

Julie Quales, 52, violating conditions of release.

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