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

May 20-26

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

May 20-26

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 13 medical calls.

Kachemak Emergency Services

May 20-27

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

Homer Police

May 21

A caller at 7:35 a.m. reported suspicious activity on a school bus on East Fairview Avenue. An officer spoke with the caller.

An officer at 9:46 a.m. provided transportation for a man on Heath Street.

A caller at 10:33 a.m. made a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report on a vehicle at Mile 169.5 Sterling Highway. The plate did not match the vehicle description. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 10:58 a.m. reported a person getting into vehicles in a parking lot on Ben Walters Lane. An officer went to the location and gave the person a ride to another location.

A caller at 1:13 p.m. requested help with his vehicle that was blocking traffic on Lake Street and Homer Bypass Road. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 3:10 p.m. made a REDDI report on a vehicle at East Hill Road and East Skyline Road. Officers responded but didn’t find the vehicle.

A caller at 4:56 p.m. reported a possible assault in the area near the caller’s home on Hillview Place. Officers responded and arrested a 46-year-old man for fourth-degree assault.

A caller at 9:11 p.m. reported an injured animal on East End Road. An officer went to the location.

A caller at 9:33 p.m. reported semi trucks parked in the roadway on Ben Walter Lane. An officer went to the location and the vehicles were removed.

May 22

An officer at 3:35 a.m. gave a driver a citation for driving with their license revoked on Homer Bypass Road.

The Homer Volunteer Fire Department at 11:56 a.m. reported a vehicle collision at Heath Street and Pioneer Avenue that had caused damage. Officers went to the scene.

A caller at 1:05 p.m. reported a woman going through mailboxes in the area of Hillfair Court. The caller said the woman did not belong in that neighborhood. An officer advised the caller of their options.

An officer at 3:44 p.m. provided a civil standby on Hillview Place.

A caller at 3:48 p.m. reported a shoplifter trying to leave a store on Greatland Street. Officers went to the area, contacted a 26-year-old woman and issued her a summons for concealing merchandise. She was also trespassed from the business.

A caller at 7:12 p.m. reported hearing a possible gun shot in the area of Karen Hornaday Road. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 5:20 p.m. made a REDDI report on a vehicle on Spit Road. An officer went to the area and found the vehicle parked and unoccupied.

An officer at 8:19 p.m. found a loose dog at Spit Road and Freight Dock Road and reunited it with its owners.

A caller at 8:24 p.m. reported that someone threw a rock at her dog while she was walking it on Main Street. An officer advised her of her options.

A caller at 9:15 p.m. reported a woman going through trash on East End Road. Officers went to the area.

An officer at 10:21 p.m. gave a driver a citation for driving with their license suspended on Kachmeak Drive.

A caller at 11:24 p.m. made a noise complaint at Karen Hornaday Park. An officer went to the area.

May 23

An officer at 12:13 a.m. assisted the Alaska State Troopers in locating burglary suspects on Ridge Circle.

Alaska State Troopers at 8:40 a.m. passed on a REDDI report of a vehicle at Mile 169 Sterling Highway. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

A caller at 1:52 p.m. made a REDDI report on a vehicle heading toward Homer on East End Road. Officers weren’t able to locate the vehicle.

A caller at 3:15 p.m. reported a man violating his conditions of release on Greatland Street. An officer went to the scene and arrested the 40-year-old man for violating conditions of his release.

A caller at 5:10 p.m. reported people in a vehicle on Homer Bypass Road doing drugs. Officers responded to the area.

A caller at 6:23 p.m. reported that someone hit his parked vehicle in a parking lot on Homer Bypass Road. An officer went to the location.

An officer at 6:37 p.m. gave a driver a citation for driving with their license suspended on Beluga Place.

Multiple callers at 9:19 p.m. reported a domestic dispute in the roadway at Kramer Lane and Linda Court. An officer went to the scene and found no crime had been committed.

A caller at 9:50 p.m. reported a domestic dispute at a home on El Sarino Court. An officer went to the scene and found everything was OK.

May 24

A caller at 1:36 a.m. requested assistance preventing an intoxicated person from driving on East Pioneer Avenue. An officer went to the scene and arrested a 30-year-old woman with disorderly conduct.

A caller at 6:25 a.m. made a REDDI report on a vehicle at North Fork Road and the Sterlihg Highway. An officer contacted the driver and found everything was OK.

A person at 11 a.m. went to the police station to report a vehicle in the ditch that she saw while walking at Mile 167 Sterling Highway the night before. Officers determined the case was in Alaska State Trooper jurisdiction and it was passed to them.

Officers at 11:03 a.m. assisted with a civil standby and issued trespass notices to multiple people on Main Street. They held one man for violating conditions of release.

A caller at 2:44 p.m. made a REDDI report on a vehicle at Ocean Drive and Spit Road. An officer contacted the driver and didn’t detect any impairment.

A caller at 2:33 p.m. reported a person in the lobby of a business on East Pioneer Avenue who was becoming disruptive. An officer went to the location but the person was already gone.

A caller at 4:12 p.m. requested a welfare check be made on a woman who was sitting outside a home on Cityview Avenue. The caller called back and advised the woman had gotten a ride with a neighbor.

A caller at 5:20 p.m. reported a wanted person at Main Street and Pioneer Avenue. Officers went to the scene and arrested a 41-year-old man on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court.

An officer at 10:13 p.m. warned a driver for speeding on Kachemak Drive.

A caller at 10:25 p.m. reported a disturbance on Karen Hornaday Road. An officer went to the scene and contacted the people involved.

May 25

Multiple callers at 12:40 a.m. reported a diesel truck running in the Karen Hornaday Park campground. An officer went to the scene.

An officer at 2:09 a.m. contacted people with headlamps on outside of a closed business on East Bunnell Avenue. The officer did a security check of the business and found everything was OK.

An officer at 2:14 a.m. made a security check of a long term parking area on Kachemak Drive. The officer contacted some people who were there and advised them about camping and trespassing regulations.

An officer at 2:16 a.m. contacted a vehicle and occupant outside a closed business on Homer Bypass Road.

A caller at 2:45 a.m. reported a single vehicle rollover at Kachemak Drive and East End Road. An officer and medics went to the scene. One 19-year-old man was taken to South Peninsula Hospital and later placed under arrest for driving under the influence and for refusing a chemical test.

A caller at 3:23 a.m. reported a single vehicle accident on Ocean Drive. An officer and medics went to the scene and one man was taken to South Peninsula Hospital to be held in protective custody due to alcohol use.

A caller at 11:05 a.m. reported getting a threatening text in the Ben Walters Lane area. An officer advised the caller of what their options were.

A caller at 12:20 p.m. reported that a street on Ocean Drive was almost closed off due to people parking in the roadway. An officer went to the scene and found the roadway was clear.

A caller at 4:02 p.m. reported a vehicle collision on Ben Walters Lane that had caused damage. An officer went to the scene and found there was no damage.

A commercial burglary alarm went off at 9:06 p.m. on Lake Street. Officers went to the scene.

May 26

A caller at 12:40 a.m. reported an intoxicated woman being belligerent at a business on East Pioneer Avenue. Officers went to the scene.

A caller at 1:25 a.m. reported people camping on private property on Spit Road. An officer went to the scene.

Troopers

May 22

Alaska State Troopers at approximately 2:16 p.m. stopped to check on a disabled vehicle near mile 146 of the Sterling Hwy. AST contacted two individuals in the vehicle, a 21-year-old Homer man and a 21-year-old Homer woman. Investigation revealed both had conditions of release prohibiting them from being in direct or indirect contact with each other. Both were arrested for Violating Conditions of Release. They were transported to Homer jail where they were remanded without bail.

May 23

On May 19 at 9:43 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an assault at a residence on Stovall Avenue in Anchor Point. A female reported that a 26-year-old Anchorage man had kicked in the door to the house and assaulted her. An investigation showed the man had forced entry into the house, threw the female to the ground, strangled and punched her. The man fled the residence in a vehicle prior to Trooper arrival. The female was transported to the South Peninsula Hospital for treatment. A warrant was requested and granted for the man’s arrest. He was arrested on May 23 by Anchorage Police and remanded into the Anchorage Jail.

Alaska State Troopers at 9:01 a.m. received a report of a trailer and other items being stolen from an address on Leber Street in Homer. An investigation showed a small utility trailer and other items had been stolen the previous night. The trailer was recovered by Troopers prior to it being reported stolen after Troopers located it with other stolen items from a separate theft investigation. A suspect has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

May 26

Alaska State Troopers at approximately 11:22 p.m. conducted a traffic stop on a silver Isuzu Rodeo for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as a 58-year-old Ninilchik man. Investigation revealed that he was under the influence of alcohol. The man was arrested and transported to Soldotna AST Post and refused to submit to a chemical test. He was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial.

Alaska State Troopers at 10:10 a.m. received a report of a deceased female in Port Graham. An investigation showed an 80-year-old Port Graham woman had died earlier in the morning hours from apparent natural causes. Her next of kin were on scene at the time of death.

May 27

Alaska State Troopers at 10:02 a.m. received a report that a 34-year-old Nikolaevsk man had damaged all four tires on a vehicle at a residence on Chakok Road in Anchor Point. An investigation showed the man had used a drill to puncture all four tires on the vehicle in response to a text message the victim had sent to him. The man was contacted by Soldotna Troopers and arrested. He was remanded into WildWood Pretrial.

Alaska State Troopers at 12:34 p.m. responded to a single vehicle crash near mile 160 of the Sterling Highway. An investigation showed a 24-year-old Louisiana man had driven off the road and struck a driveway embankment. The man was not injured in the crash.

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 May 28:

Criminal Court

Michelle S. Hoyt, 52, fourth-degree theft, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

Joseph R. Keller, 46, fourth-degree assault.

Hayden A. Patterson, 21, violating conditions of release.

Jadzia V. Martin, 21, violating conditions of release.

Tiffany B. Tesar, 26, concealing merchandise.

Jeremiah O. Cousins, 31, illegal groundfish pot storage and commercial fishing for Pacific cod in closed season.

Lucky D. Ackerman, 40, violating conditions of release.

Frank L. Loosli, 61, fourth-degree assault.

David Amole, 33, violating conditions of release.

Richard D. Tollett, 20, driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a chemical test.

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