Cops and Courts

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

Kachemak Emergency Services

Aug. 12-18

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

Homer Police

Aug. 14

A caller at 9:02 a.m. requested an officer for traffic control on Ben Walters Lane. An officer went to the scene.

A man at 10:50 a.m. went to the police station to request a welfare check on someone on Early Spring Street. An officer went to the home to make the check.

An officer at 11:16 a.m. issued a parking warming at Bunnell Avenue and Beluga Place.

A caller at 3:31 p.m. reported a panic alarm at a home on Mission Road. An officer went to the scene and found everything was OK.

An officer at 3:30 p.m. gave a driver a citation for driving with their license suspended and advised them of their suspended operators license on Homer Bypass Road.

A caller at 4:54 p.m. reported suspicious noises coming from a neighboring apartment on East Fairview Avenue. An officer went to the location and gave a man a disorderly conduct warning.

A caller at 5:35 p.m. reported suspicious activity on the Sterling Highway. Officers went to the location but the vehicle the caller mentioned was already gone.

An officer at 5:38 p.m. warned a driver for having expired registration at West Hill Road and the Sterling Highway.

A caller at 6:41 p.m. reported a suspicious vehicle with two men and a woman in it at East End Road and Bear Creek Road. Officers went to the area.

An officer at 7:12 p.m. contacted a wanted man on Homer Bypass Road and arrested him hon two outstanding felony warrants.

A caller at 7:42 p.m. reported that a woman stole alcohol from a store on East End Road. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 8:37 p.m. asked for an officer’s help with a mental patient on Bartlett Street. An officer went to the location and the man was taken into protective custody.

A caller at 9:56 p.m. reported a disturbance on East Fairview Avenue. Officers arrested a 28-year-old man for domestic violence-related criminal mischief. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

A caller at 10:08 p.m. reported an intoxicated man causing a disturbance and then sitting in his vehicle on Ocean Drive Loop. Officers went to the area.

A caller at 11:06 p.m. asked that a welfare check be made on a suicidal man on Spit Road. An officer went to the area but couldn’t find the man.

A caller at 11:35 p.m. reported suspicious activity in front of a home on Grubstake Avenue. An officer went to the area but couldn’t find anything suspicious.

A caller at 11:48 p.m. made a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report on a vehicle on Ocean Drive. An officer went to the area and arrested a 46-year-old man for driving under the influence. The man was taken to the Homer Jail.

Aug. 15

A caller at 12:11 a.m. asked for assistance on West Pioneer Avenue. An officer went to the location.

An officer at 1:24 a.m. assisted with placing an animal in the Homer Animal Shelter.

A caller at 3:09 a.m. reported a disturbance on East Bunnell Avenue. An officer went to the area.

A caller at 9:28 a.m. reported two people having an argument on Freight Dock Road. An officer wasn’t able to locate them.

A caller at 12:31 p.m. reported a delivery van parked in the roadway on a curve at Pioneer Avenue and Kachemak Way. An officer went to the area but the vehicle was already gone.

A person at 12:51 p.m. went to the police station to dispose of a firearm. An officer assisted the person.

A caller at 1:05 p.m. reported a suspicious van at a neighboring home on Bay Avenue. An officer went to the location and found the report was unfounded.

A caller at 2:44 p.m. reported an assault on Main Street after the fact. Officers and medics went to the location and one woman was taken to South Peninsula Hospital. Officers later arrested a 33-year-old man for assault and took him to the Homer Jail.

A caller at 6:39 p.m. reported an intoxicated woman left the area on Bartlett Street. An officer went to the area to make a welfare check.

A caller at 7:52 p.m. made a REDDI report on a man who left a location on East Pioneer Avenue driving. An officer went to the area.

A person at 9:05 p.m. went to the police station to request that a welfare check be made on a man stumbling near the roadway at Ben Walters Lane and Lake Street. An officer went to the area and found everything was OK.

Aug. 16

An officer at 6:09 a.m. gave a driver a warning for speeding at Saltwater Drive and the Sterling Highway.

A person at 12:51 p.m. went to the police station to report a theft from property on Kachemak Drive. An officer took a report. The property was located and returned to the owner, and charges were referred to the DA’s office.

Multiple callers at 2:26 p.m. reported a brush fire on Spit Road. Officers and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department went to the location.

A caller at 2:48 p.m. reported a vehicle collision on Spit Road at a campground that had caused damage. An officer went to the scene.

An agency at 2:52 p.m. reported a hostile woman on Lake Street and requested that she be trespassed for 30 days. An officer took a report.

A caller at 3:33 p.m. reported an unattended death on Soundview Avenue. An officer went to the location.

A caller at 4:06 p.m. reported having shoplifters on video on Homer Bypass Road. An officer went to the location.

A caller at 4:24 p.m. requested that a welfare check be made on a friend on Bartlett Street. An officer went to the home in question.

A caller at 8:55 p.m. made a 911 misdial from White Alder Court and stated their phone was stuck in a couch.

A caller at 9:58 p.m. reported a civil issue at a campground on Spit Road. An officer went to the scene.

Aug. 17

A caller at 12:58 a.m. reported a vehicle in the ditch at West Hill Road and Seascape Drive. An officer and a tow truck went to the scene.

An officer at 2:24 a.m. assisted Alaska State Troopers on Seaview Circle.

A caller at 3:51 a.m. reported a disturbance on Linda Court. An officer went to the area.

Officers at 4:33 a.m. gave a person a camping warning on Spit Road.

An alarm company at 8:10 a.m. reported a burglary alarm on FAA Road. An officer went to the scene. It was a false alarm.

A caller at 8:52 a.m. reported a woman causing damage to property on Lake Street. Officers went to the scene and arrested the 53-year-old woman for criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and violating conditions of release.

An alarm company at 9:42 a.m. reported a commercial burglary alarm on Spit Road. An officer went to the location.

Officers at 1 p.m. provided traffic control for the Homer Suicide Awareness and Prevention Ride and Drive on East End Road.

A caller at 3:08 p.m. reported a collision in the roadway at Mile 171 Sterling Highway. An officer went to the scene and contacted the people involved.

A caller at 5:41 p.m. reported a man and woman “arguing and cussing at each other” at Bishop’s Beach. Officers went to the scene.

An officer at 9 p.m. assisted medics on Spit Road.

A caller at 11:28 p.m. reported a man throwing rocks at a window on Mountain View Drive. Officers went to the scene and found it was a civil issue. The people involved were separated for the night.

An officer at 11:31 p.m. contacted a driver at Mt. Augustine Drive and the Sterling Highway and advised them of the revoked status of their license. The officer arranged transportation for the person to their home.

An officer at 11:32 p.m. gave a person a camping warning on Crossman Ridge Road.

Aug. 18

A caller at A caller at 12:16 a.m. reported an intoxicated man had left a business on East Pioneer Avenue on a motorcycle. An officer contacted the driver and arrested the 61-year-old man for driving under the influence. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

A caller at 12:23 a.m. reported a man and woman “screaming at each other” on Hazel Avenue. An officer contacted them and issued them disorderly conduct warnings.

A caller at 2:45 a.m. reported a suspicious vehicle in a residential area on Rainbow Court. An officer went to the scene, contacted the people in the vehicle and advised them to move along.

Officers at 3:09 a.m. issued parking warnings at West Hill Road and the Sterling Highway.

Officers at 3:51 a.m. issued parking warnings on Spit Road.

An officer at 6:31 a.m. gave a man transportation to another area at East Pioneer Avenue and Heath Street.

An alarm company at 8:33 a.m. reported a commercial burglary alarm on Bartlett Street. An officer went to the scene and found it was a false alarm.

A caller at 12:51 p.m. reported that a vehicle was damaged on Kachemak Drive. An officer took a report and followed up.

Dispatchers at 1:09 p.m. got an accidental 911 call from East End Road. Karaoke was heard in the background. An officer went to the area and didn’t find any emergency.

Officers at 2:39 p.m. arrested a 45-year-old man on felony arrest warrants for being a fugitive from justice, on East Pioneer Avenue. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

Troopers

Aug. 4

Alaska State Troopers at about 2 p.m. responded to an address in Anchor Point after a man reported his neighbor had trespassed on his property. An investigation showed another man had trespassed on the property. He was cited for trespassing and released.

Aug. 13

Alaska State Troopers at approximately 12:50 p.m. received a report of animal cruelty. Troopers responded to a residence in Ninilchik. Investigation revealed that in July, a 49-year-old Ninilchik man had killed a puppy by repeatedly shooting it with an air rifle and striking multiple times with a blunt object. The man was already in custody on separate charges at the time and was arraigned on the charges of animal cruelty and domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault the next day.

Aug. 16

Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a 39-year-old Ninilchik man a summons for taking a bull moose in GMU15C near Ninilchik during a closed season. A mandatory court date was set for Aug. 21 in the Homer Court.

Alaska State Troopers at approximately 12:20 p.m. received a report of a home invasion in progress. Troopers responded to a beach residence in Ninilchik and located a 39-year-old Ninilchik man and a 24-year-old Washington woman inside the basement of the residence. Investigation revealed that the couple had attempted to gain access to the home through a bedroom window. The homeowner was in the room at the time. The couple moved towards a door, however the homeowner was able to get to the door and lock it as the couple tried to open it. Both parties were arrested for first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault. They were remanded at 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 Aug. 18:

Criminal Court

Matthew D. Avendano, 31, driving with license canceled, revoked or suspended if for a criminal offense.

Kenneth W. Kvasnikoff, 49, cruelty to animals and fourth-degree assault, both domestic violence related.

Michael D. Barnes, 51, making a false report.

Christopher M. Chapman, 46, driving under the influence.

Gabriel P. Kewan, 28, fifth-degree criminal mischief that was domestic violence-related.

Leslie A. Christensen, 43, driving under the influence and failing to notify the state of a big game animal killed or injured by a vehicle.

Baron J. Savok, 33, domestic violence-related third-degree assault.

Ashley S. Bussanich, 24, first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault.

Rocky D. Truesdell, 37, first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault.

Promise D. Chipps, two counts of domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault and one count of violating conditions of release.

Toni L. Kennington, 53, fifth-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and violating conditions of release.

Darrell A, Ferguson, 45, fugitive from justice.

Ronald A. Ward II, 61, driving under the influence.

Kevin J. Burke, 61, fourth-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Joseph Z. Davis, 39, second-degree harrassment.

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