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

April 8-14

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

April 8-14

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 13 medical calls and one fire call.

Kachemak Emergency Services

April 8-14

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

Homer Police

April 9

A caller at 10:08 a.m. reported a vehicle parked in a restricted area on Bishop’s Beach. An officer went to the area and spoke with the vehicle operator.

A caller at 10:19 a.m. reported a vehicle driving on the east side of Bishop’s Beach. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 3:07 p.m. reported that a man needed assistance at a location on Homer Bypass Road. Officers and medics went to the scene. The man was taken to the hospital.

An officer at 4:30 p.m. tried to locate a wanted person at a local business on Homer Bypass Road. The officer didn’t find the person.

April 10

A caller at 5:44 a.m. reported that a man was refusing to leave a location on Ocean Drive and that he had assaulted her. An officer went to the location and arrested the 53-year-old man for fourth-degree, domestic violence-related assault. The man was taken to the Homer Jail.

A caller at 6:36 a.m. reported two male shoplifters had just left a business on Homer Bypass Road. No officer was available at the time of the call. An officer was later notified.

A caller at 9:55 a.m. reported that a person was trespassing on private property on Main Street and wouldn’t leave. An officer went to the scene.

An officer at 12:50 p.m. warned a driver for speeding on Kachemak Drive.

An officer at 3:17 p.m. warned a driver for speeding on Kachemak Drive.

An officer at 3:21 p.m. warned a driver for their speed on Kachemak Drive.

An officer at 3:24 p.m. warned a driver for speeding on Kachemak Drive.

A person at 4:25 p.m. went to the police station and reported a civil issue regarding child visitation. An officer advised the person of their options.

A caller at 6:56 p.m. reported suspicious circumstances on Sprucewood Avenue. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 7:10 p.m. reported a suicidal person on Mountain View Drive. An officer responded to the area.

An officer at 10:30 p.m. tried to locate a wanted man at Main Street and Danview Avenue. The officer wasn’t able to locate him.

An officer at 11:07 p.m. assisted Alaska State Troopers on Kent Street.

April 11

An officer at 12:46 a.m. arrested a 62-year-old man for driving under the influence of drugs on Kachemak Drive.

A caller at 7:08 a.m. reported that a white horse was on the highway near Saltwater Drive and that it was almost hit by a vehicle. An officer went to the location and the owner of the horse moved it to a corral. The incident was forwarded to the Animal Control Office.

An officer at 9:53 a.m. made a public appearance at a pre-school on West Soundview Avenue.

The Animal Control Office at 1:20 p.m. reported animals at large on Ben Walters Lane. An officer went to the scene to find the animals.

A caller at 4:10 p.m. made a complaint about ATVs on the roadway at West Terrace Boulevard and Whispering Meadows. An officer went to the area, contacted the minors who were on the ATVs and told them not to ride on private property.

An officer at 4:34 p.m. provided security for the Army Corps of Engineers hearing on the Pebble Mine Draft EIS at Homer High School.

An agency at 8:49 p.m. passed along an animal complaint made about a situation on Miller Lane. An officer went to that area.

April 12

An officer at 8:25 a.m. warned a driver for speeding at Kachemak Drive and Spit Road.

An officer at 8:30 a.m. warned a driver for speeding on Kachemak Drive.

An officer at 8:46 a.m. warned a driver for speeding on the Sterling Highway.

A caller at 9:25 a.m. asked to speak with an officer about a civil issue. An officer spoke with the person and advised her of her options.

An officer at 11:48 a.m. gave a driver a DUI warning at Soundview Avenue and the Sterling Highway.

A caller at 12:25 p.m. reported a suspicious vehicle parked on private property on the Sterling Highway. An officer went to the area but the vehicle was gone.

An officer at 12:33 p.m. investigated a suspicious vehicle at Rogers Loop and the Sterling Highway.

An officer at 12:45 p.m. contacted a person at a medical facility on Bartlett Street.

An officer at 1:11 p.m. gave a driver a citation for driving without a valid operator’s license on Kachemak Drive.

An officer at 1:29 p.m. issued a summons to a driver on Kachemak Drive for having a driver’s license violation.

An officer at 2:10 p.m. provided assistance at a medical facility on Bartlett Street.

An officer at 4:34 p.m. issued a citation to a driver at Heath Street and Hazel Avenue for driving without their license revoked. The vehicle was impounded.

Multiple callers at 4:43 p.m. reported a vehicle in the ditch on Maintenance Road. An officer and medics went to the scene.

A caller at 6:07 p.m. requested that a welfare check be made on a person in a vehicle at West Hill Road and the Sterling Highway. An officer went to the location.

An officer at 6:19 p.m. warned a driver for having expired registration at Crittenden Road and the Sterling Highway.

An officer at 6:21 p.m. warned a driver for speeding at Mile 170 Sterling Highway.

An officer at 7:57 p.m. gave a driver a citation for driving with their license suspended at West Hill Road and the Sterling Highway.

A caller at 10:31 p.m. made a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report on a vehicle. An officer contacted the driver at East End Road and Sabrina Road. The officer didn’t detect any impairment.

An officer at 10:55 p.m. assisted with a vehicle in the ditch on Kachemak Drive.

April 13

An alarm company at 12:41 a.m. reported a residential alarm on Fireweed Avenue. An officer responded.

An officer at 6:04 a.m. issued a warning to a driver for their speed at Pioneer Avenue and Svedlund Street.

A caller at 9:09 a.m. reported an unknown emergency at Hillview Place. An officer and medics went to the scene.

An officer at 9:39 a.m. issued a driver a citation for driving with their license cancelled at Compass Drive and East End Road.

An officer at 12:43 p.m. warned a driver for speeding on Kachemak Drive.

An officer at 12:49 p.m. warned a driver for speeding on Kachemak Drive.

An officer at 1:13 p.m. gave a driver a citation for driving with their license revoked at East Hill Road and Cottonwood Lane.

A caller at 6:05 p.m. requested that a welfare check be made on people in a vehicle near Bishop’s Beach. Officers responded to the location.

An officer at 6:3 p.m. gave a driver a warning for having expired registration at Pennock Street and East End Road.

An agency at 9:50 p.m. reported a commercial burglary alarm on East End Road. An officer responded to the area.

A caller at 11:28 p.m. reported juveniles having a party on Mattox Street. An officer went to the area.

An officer at 11:56 p.m. gave a driver a warning for speeding at Ben Walters Lane and the Sterling Highway.

April 14

An officer at 12:37 a.m. gave a driver a warning for defective vehicle lights on Freight Dock Road.

An officer at 2:36 a.m. issued a parking warning on Campground Road.

A caller at 11:46 a.m. reported two dogs that had been inside a vehicle on Bunnell Avenue for over 16 hours. The proper agency was notified.

An officer at 5:05 p.m. warned a driver for speeding at Mile 169 Sterling Highway.

An officer at 5:15 p.m. contacted a man outside a closed business on East Pioneer Avenue. The officer advised the man to move along.

A caller at 9:09 p.m. reported a suspicious vehicle at Main Street and Bunnell Avenue. An officer went to the area.

April 15

A caller at 9:59 a.m. reported a suspicious vehicle in the area of Bay Vista and the Sterling Highway. An officer went to the area. The vehicle described by the caller was not there.

A caller at 1:50 p.m. reported drug activity in a parking lot on East End Road. An officer went to the scene.

A person at 4:58 p.m. on Main Street flagged down an officer to report drug information.

A caller at 6:40 p.m. reported four children playing in the roadway at West Hill Road and Diamond Ridge Road. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 10:21 p.m. reported a customer was causing a disturbance at a business on Homer Bypass Road. Officers went to the location. They issued a woman a trespass notice to keep her from the building for the rest of the night.

Multiple callers at 10:42 p.m. reported an intoxicated man causing a disturbance at a home on Main Street. Officers went to the location. They gave the man a disorderly conduct warning and he left the residence for the night.

Troopers

April 4

Alaska State Troopers at 9:19 a.m.received a report of a protective order violation from a male resident of Ninilchik. An investigation showed that a 59-year-old Anchor Point man had contacted the male in violation of protective order. Further investigation showed that the man was on conditions of release in a prior criminal case and he had violated those conditions. The man could not be located during the investigation and an arrest warrant has been requested.

April 10

Alaska State Troopers from Anchor Point at 4:30 p.m. responded to reported assault after the fact in the village of Port Graham. Investigation revealed that a 42-year-old Port Graham man had assaulted another resident of the home. The man was arrested and transported to Homer Jail.

April 15

Alaska State Troopers at 9:49 p.m. received a report of an assault which had occurred on Grumman Avenue in Anchor Point. An investigation showed an 18-year-old Anchor Point woman had assaulted a family member. She was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail 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 April 10:

Criminal Court

Larry C. Mitchell Jr., 53, fourth-degree assault.

Ronald N. Richardson, 68, domestic violence-related first-degree harassment.

John A. Ardenia, 42, one count of domestic violence-related third-degree assault, and two counts of domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault.

Peter J. Shutt, 62, driving under the influence.

Tanner L. Wagley, 26, leaving the scene of an accident.

Maria I. Ayala Mendoza, 24, driving in violation of instruction permit.

Lonnie A. Pritchard, 41, improper use of registration, plates or title.

Promise Chipps, 21, violating conditions of release.

Natalie M. Cooper, 18, domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault.

Megan L. Howe, 20, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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