Cops and Courts

Cops and Courts

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

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

March 25-31

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

March 25-31

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 12 medical calls and one fire call.

Kachemak Emergency Services

March 25-31

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to one fire call.

Homer Police

March 26

A caller at 1:27 p.m. reported a woman had been struck by a vehicle near Two Sister’s Baker on East Bunnell Avenue. Officers and medics went to the scene and the woman was taken to the hospital. The vehicle was gone when they arrived. Officers later tracked down the driver.

A local business at 3:08 p.m. reported counterfeit bills at their location on Main Street. An officer went to the location.

A man at 4 p.m. went to the police station to report information about drug activity. An officer took a report.

Homer High School at 4:30 p.m. reported drug information. An officer went to the location and contacted the principal. A minor was charged with third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

A caller at 4:33 p.m. reported a suspicious circumstance on Main Street. A second caller reported harassment at that location at the same time. An officer went to the scene.

A person at 6:27 p.m. went to the police station to report that a man was harassing her on East Pioneer Avenue. An officer spoke with the woman.

A person at 8:20 p.m. went to the police station to report a person making threats in the Homer area. An officer spoke with the person.

A caller at 9:36 p.m. requested help with a wheelchair stuck in the mud on Spit Road. An officer went to the scene.

An officer at 10:11 p.m. contacted a driver on FAA Road and advised their passenger of their revoked driving status.

March 27

A caller at 3:27 a.m. reported a commercial burglar alarm on Lake Street. Officers went to the location and found the building was secure.

A caller at 7:16 a.m. reported vandalism of vessels on property on Kachemak Drive. An officer went to the location to investigate.

A caller at 7:41 a.m. requested a welfare check be made on her husband on Klondike Avenue. An officer attempted to contact the husband.

A woman at 12:53 p.m. reported a wanted person on Lake Street. An officer went to the location and arrested a 27-year-old man on a warrant for failing to appear in court. The man was booked in the Homer Jail.

A caller at 1:23 p.m. reported a suicidal woman in an apartment on Main Street. Officers went to the scene and found the woman “extremely intoxicated.” Medics went to the scene and took the woman to the hospital.

A caller at 1:37 p.m. made a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report on a vehicle in the area of Kachemak Drive. An officer went to the area but didn’t find the vehicle.

A caller at 1:55 p.m. reported a woman involved in a family disturbance on Lee Drive. Officers went to the location and contacted the family. They weren’t able to locate the woman.

An officer at 10:17 p.m. contacted a disoriented man on Heath Street, and requested medics. The man was taken to South Peninsula Hospital.

A caller at 11:30 p.m. reported suspicious activity at a closed business on East End Road. Officers were on other calls at the time, but Alaska State Troopers were in the area and responded to the location.

March 28

A caller at 12:22 p.m. reported a civil property issue on Heath Street. An officer took a report and spoke with the man about the issue.

A caller at 1:30 p.m. made a REDDI report on a vehicle on Bayview Avenue. An officer contacted the driver and ended up arresting the 73-year-old man for driving under the influence and also for an outstanding arrest warrant.

A caller at 4:07 p.m. reported concern for an intoxicated woman at Main Street and Bunnell Avenue. An officer went to the scene and the woman was provided transportation via taxi.

A caller at 5:41 p.m. reported a vehicle collision on Lake Street that had caused damage. An officer went to the scene.

An officer at 7:28 p.m. warned a driver for speeding on Spit Road.

March 29

A caller at 4:54 a.m. reported an alarm at a business on East End Road. An officer responded.

A caller at 9:02 a.m. reported mistreatment of a dog on Spit Road. An officer went to the area and the Animal Control Office was advised.

A caller at 1:34 p.m. reported that a person fell from a vessel on Kachemak Drive. Medics were declined. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 1:38 p.m. reported a woman trespassing at a local agency on Heath Street, and that the woman was endangered by heavy equipment operating in the area. An officer responded but didn’t locate the woman.

A caller at 1:45 p.m. requested a welfare check be made on an elderly woman housed at a local hotel on East Pioneer Avenue. An officer went to the location to contact the woman. She was taken to a medical facility.

Homer High School at 2:27 p.m. reported a student with drug paraphernalia. An officer went to the school to take a report.

A caller at 2:47 p.m. reported a disturbance at a local bank on the Sterling Highway. An officer went to the location but the other person involved was already gone.

A man at 5:55 p.m. went to the police station to request help with a protective order after normal business hours of the Homer Courthouse. The Homer Court instructed the man that he could do so. An officer took a report and assisted the man.

A caller at 6:14 p.m. reported getting harassing communications on Hidden Way. An officer took a report.

A caller at 9:17 p.m. reported a large camping fire on Bishop’s Beach near Jenny Way. An officer went to the location.

An officer at 10:02 p.m. warned a driver for speeding on Spit Road.

March 30

A caller at 2:28 a.m. reported an intoxicated man left a vehicle in a business parking lot on East Pioneer Avenue. An officer went to the location.

A caller at 4:05 p.m. reported a person driving dangerously on Bishop’s Beach. An officer contacted the driver and they were issued a driving warning.

A caller at 5:47 p.m. reported a shelter on Bishop’s Beach with a smoldering log. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 7:38 p.m. reported a lost dog on Spit Road. Officers were to be on the lookout. The dog was later reunited with the owner.

A caller at 9:26 p.m. reported a vehicle collision with a moose at West Hill Road and the Sterling Highway. Officers went to the scene.

A caller at 10:42 p.m. requested officer assistance with a suspicious circumstance on East Bayview Avenue. Officers went to the location.

March 31

A caller at 1:53 a.m. reported a person making threats on Ocean Drive. Officers responded to the location.

A caller at 1:17 p.m. requested a welfare check be made on people in a vehicle on West Pioneer Avenue. An officer went to the scene and found everything was OK.

A caller at 1:29 p.m. reported children playing in the roadway at West Hill Road and Skyline Drive. An officer went to the scene but didn’t find the children.

Officers at 3:41 p.m. arrested a 52-year-old woman on an outstanding warrant on Main Street.

Officers at 7:20 p.m. responded to Mountain View Drive to assist medics.

A caller at 8:02 p.m. reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of the road on Fireweed Avenue “with music blaring.” An officer went to the scene and arrested a 29-year-old woman for driving under the influence.

A caller at 11:36 p.m. requested a patrol on Ben Walters Lane. An officer went to the location and found everything was OK.

April 1

An officer at 1:59 a.m. was out responding to a person sleeping in a vehicle at Hazel Avenue and Poopdeck Street. The officer advised the person to move along.

A caller at 5:24 a.m. reported a disturbance on Beluga Circle. Officers went to the location and the case was forwarded to the District Attorney.

A caller at 6:28 a.m. reported a woman running into the roadway at Pioneer Avenue and Heath Street. An officer went to the location.

Troopers

March 6

Alaska State Troopers in Anchor Point at noon got a report that a 14-year-old female had had sexual relations with a 22-year-old male. The girl’s mother reported finding out about the relationship and confronting the girl, who admitted to the sexual relationship. The male was identified as a 22-year-old Homer man. As a result of further interviews and investigation, troopers identified a total of three females ages 14-15 that the man had engaged in sexual relations with. An arrest warrant was issued for him out of the Homer Court. Bail for the warrant was set at $10,000 and a court approved third party custodian. On April 1, Seward troopers located the man and arrested him on the outstanding warrant. The man was remanded into the Seward Jail on charges of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

March 27

Alaska State Troopers at 12:15 a.m. received a report that a male was breaking into the storage units on Diamond Ridge Road in Homer. An investigation showed an unknown male had damaged the locks and either entered or attempted to enter four storage units. The male fled the scene when confronted by a witness. The investigation is on going.

March 29

Alaska State Troopers from Anchor Point at 7:49 p.m. made a traffic stop for a moving violation near mile 143 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle, a 45-year-old Homer man, was driving under the influence of alcohol and had violated his conditions of probation. The man was arrested and transported to the Homer Jail.

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 April 1:

Criminal Court

Samuel A. Wilson, 36, driving under the influence.

Anthony J. Wescott, 59, driving under the influence.

William F. Abbott, 73, driving under the influence.

Chance G. Harris, 45, driving under the influence.

Ethan A. Koch, 22, four counts of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor and five counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

Sabrina S. Johnson, 29, driving under the influence.

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