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

Aug. 5-11

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 1o medical calls and three fire calls.

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

July 29 – Aug. 4

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 15 medical calls and two fire calls.

Aug. 5-11

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 14 medical calls and three fire calls.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Aug. 5-11

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

Homer Police

Aug. 6

A caller at 10:28 a.m. reported finding property on Homer Bypass Road. An officer went to the location.

An officer at 10:49 a.m. picked up a person on West Danview Avenue for Kenai Adult Probations.

A caller at 11:34 a.m. reported a scam on Craigslist involving a rental unit. They were advised to contact the Craigslist fraud department.

A caller at 2:51 p.m. reported a man trespassing on property on the Sterling Highway. An officer responded but the man was already gone when the officer got there.

A caller at 4:41 p.m. reported that her vehicle had been hit on Lake Street and that the person who did it left their information. An officer advised her of her options.

A caller at 5:53 p.m. reported a vehicle collision on Spit Road. Officers went to the scene.

A caller at 8:18 p.m. requested police make a welfare check on someone at Hazel Avenue and Poopdeck Street. An officer went to the area, contacted three people and found everything was OK.

A caller at 9:16 p.m. reported there was debris in the roadway at Skyline Drive and Cozy Cove Drive. An officer went to the location.

A caller at 10:37 p.m. reported smoke in a building on Spit Road. Officers and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded.

Dispatchers got an open line 911 call at 11:32 p.m. from Mountain View Drive and heard yelling in the background. Officers went to the location.

Aug. 7

A caller at 2:30 a.m. reported a disturbance on Mattox Road. An officer went to the location.

Aug. 8

A caller at 8:41 a.m. reported neighbors arguing on Lee Drive. An officer went to the scene and found no crime had been committed. It was a father and son having an argument.

A caller at 10:47 a.m. asked for help with a client in need on Ronda Street. An officer spoke with the caller.

A caller at 11:15 a.m. made a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report on a vehicle at Homer Bypass Road and Pioneer Avenue. An officer contacted the driver but didn’t detect any impairment.

A man and woman went to the police station at 12:40 p.m. to report a civil issue on East Bunnell Avenue. An officer advised them of their options.

A caller at 12:53 p.m. asked to speak with an officer about a child custody and temporary restraining order issue. An officer assisted the caller.

A caller at 2 p.m. reported possibly finding drugs on Homer Bypass Road. An officer went to the area to retrieve the items.

A person at 2:20 p.m. went to the police station to report getting harassing messages. An officer spoke with the person.

A caller at 4:42 p.m. reported having caught a theft on video on the Sterling Highway. An officer went to the location.

Multiple callers at 6:04 p.m. reported a vehicle collision at East End Road and Slavin Drive that had caused an injury and was blocking the road. Officers and medics went to the scene.

A caller at 6:44 p.m. reported that a friend had requested she call the police on Barnett Place. An officer went to the location and found everything was OK.

An officer at 9:54 p.m. gave a driver a warning for having expired registration on the Sterling Highway.

Aug. 9

An officer helped a driver with a vehicle stuck on a curb at Spit Road and Freight Dock Road.

A man at 7:20 a.m. went to the police station to report vandalism of a traffic counter at West Fairview avenue and Hohe Street. An officer went to the location and notified the proper agency.

A caller at 11:55 a.m. reported there were animals off leach in the area of Ramp 4 at the Homer Harbor. The information was passed on to the Animal Control Office and the the owner of the animals was contacted.

A man at 12:20 p.m. went to the police station to request help with a temporary restraining order. An officer assisted the man.

An officer at 1 p.m. assisted a driver with a vehicle that wasn’t working at Main Street and Pioneer Avenue

A man at 3:20 p.m. went to the police station to report theft from property on East End Road. An officer went to the location the man reported.

A caller at 8:19 p.m. reported that they were concerned about their friend on Spit Road. Officers contacted the person in question and ended up taking them to South Peninsula Hospital for an evaluation.

An officer at 9 p.m. assisted the Homer Volunteer Fire Department with a medical call on East End Road.

A caller at 10:50 p.m. reported a dog barking during evening hours at West Hill Road and Seascape Drive. An officer went to the scene and referred the case to the Animal Control Office.

A caller at 10:59 p.m. reported a disabled vehicle was at a pullout at Mile 169 Sterling Highway for the night. The caller requested a patrol of the area. An officer later contacted the people involved and gave them options for having the vehicle towed.

An officer at 11:05 p.m. contacted a disabled vehicle on the Sterling Highway and made towing arrangements.

A caller at 11:59 p.m. reported a domestic dispute and possibly an intoxicated driver at Freight Dock Road and Spit Road. An officer responded and found no domestic violence crime had been committed. The officer didn’t find that anyone involved was impaired.

Aug. 10

A caller at An officer at 12:56 a.m. assisted the Homer Volunteer Fire Department with a medical call on Kachemak Way.

A caller at 3:22 a.m. reported concern about a domestic dispute at Mile 169 Sterling Highway and concern for the woman involved who “walked off.” An officer went to the scene and arrested a 48-year-old man for driving under the influence. The man was taken to the Homer Jail.

A caller at 6:39 a.m. reported a person running a chainsaw during early morning hours on Quiet Creek Drive. An officer was to be on the lookout in the area.

A caller at 11:04 a.m. requested that a welfare check be made on a man in the Homer area. Officers were to be on the lookout in the area.

A caller at 1:26 p.m. made a REDDI report on a driver on Ohlson Lane. An officer went to the area to try to contact the driver.

A caller at 1:43 p.m. reported a disturbance with a woman heard screaming at Grubstake Avenue and Poopdeck Trail. An officer went to the area, contacted multiple people there, and found everything was OK.

A man at 2:20 p.m. went to the police station to report a vehicle collision on East Fairview Avenue after the fact. An officer took a report and followed up.

A caller at 5:32 p.m. reported a residential alarm on Ben Walters Lane. An officer responded.

A caller at 6:08 p.m. reported a custodial issue on Heath Street. An officer spoke with the caller.

An officer at 10:23 p.m. issued a parking warning at Spit Road and Kachemak Drive.

An officer at 10:26 p.m. gave a driver a warning for their vehicle registration on Spit Road.

Aug. 11

A caller at A person at 10:50 a.m. went to the police station to report a temporary restraining order violation as part of an ongoing domestic dispute. An officer advised the person that it was an unfounded offense.

A caller at 11:37 a.m. reported a man and woman violating a city ordinance on Karen Hornaday Road. Officers responded to the location to contact the people involved. The officers issued the people noticed to keep them from trespassing there.

A caller at 12:21 p.m. reported a man lying on the sidewalk with his legs in the roadway at Main Street and the Sterling Highway. An officer responded and transported the man to another location.

A caller at 12:29 p.m. reported a vehicle collision on Homer Bypass Road that had caused damage. An officer went to the scene.

An officer at 3:57 p.m. warned a driver for having expired registration on Ocean Drive.

A caller at 3:58 p.m. reported a civil problem on Lake Street. An officer took a report and followed up with the complainant.

A caller at 4:21 p.m. requested a welfare check be made on a woman who looked like she was in distress on Freight Dock Road. An officer went to the area and contacted people there, and found no crime or emergency.

Multiple callers at 6:37 p.m. reported a business alarm going off on Ben Walters Lane. An officer went to the scene and found everything was secure. The owner of the building was later notified.

Dispatchers got a 911 call at 7:17 p.m. in which a man stated he needed help, but then the phone disconnected. An officer went to the scene on Barnett Place and found everything was OK.

A caller at 7:50 p.m. reported a man giving away unprescribed medication on East End Road. The caller asked for options to get the an removed from a home there. An officer went to the scene and advised the caller of their options.

A caller at 7:51 p.m. made a REDDI report on a driver speeding and passing or driving unsafely on Spit Road. An officer wasn’t able to find the driver.

An officer at 8:10 p.m. warned a driver for speeding on Spit Road.

A caller at 10:10 p.m. requested an evening patrol of a business on West Pioneer Avenue. An officer conducted a check of that area.

An officer at 10:45 p.m. was patrolling the wooded area around a business on Homer Bypass Road. An officer contacted a man in need of medical attention and arrested a 43-year-old woman on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court.

Aug. 12

An alarm company at 2:14 a.m. reported a motion alarm at a building on Greatland Street. The company later called cancelling a response. An officer went to the area.

Officers at 2:34 a.m. contacted a person in a vehicle on Beluga Place near Bishop’s Beach. The driver was given a DUI warning.

Dispatchers got an accidental 911 call at 10:20 a.m. and heard a small child talking. They were unable to call the number back. An officer went to the area where the call was made and weren’t able to find anyone with emergency.

A caller at 10:53 a.m. reported a vehicle collision on Homer Bypass Road that had caused damage. An officer went to the scene but didn’t find any damage. The damage to the vehicle was from a previous accident.

An officer at 2:05 p.m. assisted the Homer Volunteer Fire Department on Hazel Avenue.

An officer at 2:20 p.m. helped a man with items he found on East End Road.

A caller at 3:10 p.m. reported a parking permit error on FAA Road. The proper agency was contacted and the issue was resolved.

A caller at 8:08 p.m. reported that a vehicle had been stolen on Spit Road. An officer took a report and notified other agencies to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

An officer at 9:22 p.m. warned a driver for speeding at Watson Place and the Sterling Highway.

Aug. 13

An officer at 12:09 a.m. contacted some campers on public property at Freight Dock Road and Outer Dock Road and advised them about the city rules for camping.

Troopers

Aug. 8

Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle on the North Fork Road. Investigation revealed the driver’s license is revoked for a felony DUI conviction and its also suspended for failure to pay child support. The man did not have motor vehicle insurance and the car had not been registered since 2012. He was arrested and transported to Homer Jail.

Aug. 9

The Soldotna AST K-9 Team responded to Mile 90 of the Sterling Highway in the Double Fines Safety Corridor at 6 p.m. to a report of a collision involving two vehicles. Upon arrival the driver of a white 2015 GMC Sierra was identified as a Voznesenka man. Investigation revealed the man was traveling Northbound on the Sterling Highway when he rear ended a Northbound vehicle identified as a blue 2014 Subaru Forester operated by an Anchorage woman. The woman was making a left hand turn to a frontage road from the Sterling Highway when her vehicle was rear ended. All occupants reported wearing seatbelts and airbags were deployed. No injuries were reported and Jen-War Towing responded and took possession of both vehicles.

Aug. 12

Alaska State Troopers at approximately 1:55 a.m. received a call about a domestic disturbance happening near Anchor Point. Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 48-year-old Anchor Point woman for one count of fourth-degree domestic violence-related assault. She was transported to the Homer Jail for remand.

Alaska State Troopers at 9 p.m. conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near mile 152 Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. Investigation revealed the driver, a 35-year-old Anchor Point man, was driving with a revoked license (with prior convictions). He was issued a misdemeanor court citation and released on scene.

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 Aug. 12:

Criminal Court

Ivan I. Usoltseff, 41, no motor vehicle liability insurance, driving with license canceled, revoked or suspended from a previous conviction.

Chad R. Emswiler, 40, two counts of unlawful methods – using a motorized vehicle to harass game. One count occurred in Healy and one in Ninilchik.

Cameron D. Larrick, 28, wanton waste of big game or wild fowl.

Alan T. Johnson, 57, disorderly conduct.

Anthony M. Archer, 48, driving under the influence.

Sharlene M. Crumley, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence-related.

Kenneth W. Kvasnikoff, 49, fourth-degree assault, third-degree misconduct involving weapons, tampering with evidence and interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime. All counts are domestic violence-related.

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