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 4-10

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

May 4-11

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 12 medical calls and three fire calls.

Kachemak Emergency Services

May 4-10

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to two fire calls.

Homer Police

May 5

The Homer Police got multiple 911 calls around 7:36 p.m. about a dangerous driver. Officers responded and made a traffic stop. They arrested a 38-year-old Homer man for driving under the influence and refusing a breath test.

May 6

The Homer Police Department remanded a 35-year-old Homer man to the Homer Jail at the request of his third-party custodian, who relinquished responsibility.

May 8

The Homer Police Department got multiple calls about a car that collided with a moose that had been chased into the road by a dog. Police and medics went to the scene. The moose was put down and a charity responded to harvest it. The owner of the dog was given a citation for having an animal at large.

May 11

The Homer Police Department got a call at 1:47 a.m. about a vehicle in the ditch on Grubstake Avenue with the driver still on the scene. Officers responded and ended up arresting a 53-year-old Homer man for driving under the influence and refusing a breath test. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

May 12

The Homer Police Department contacted a 36-year-old Homer man at 4:52 a.m. and remanded him on two outstanding warrants from the Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna. The warrants were for third-degree theft and for failing to appear in court on charges of fourth-degree theft and second-degree criminal trespass. The man was taken to the Homer Jail.

Troopers

May 6

Alaska State Troopers in Anchor Point contacted a 54-year-old Anchorage woman at 4:43 p.m.on a traffic stop for a moving violation near Mile 171 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed she was driving under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and transported to Homer Jail.

May 10

At 2:07 a.m. the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team was on patrol and observed a white 1998 Ford Explorer located in the ditch. The driver of the vehicle was located hiding in the woods and was identified as a 34-year-old Homer man. A check revealed he had a suspended California operator’s license for failure to appear to court. He also had an outstanding $500 warrant for his arrest for burglary. The man was arrested and transported to Soldotna AST. This man resembles the suspect description and photographs of a burglary suspect from several different Funny River burglaries. He was transported to Soldotna AST where he was interviewed and admitted to the previous burglaries. He was transported to Wildwood Pretrial where he was remanded on a $500 warrant for burglary, two counts of burglary, two counts of first-degree criminal trespass, two counts of fifth-degree criminal mischief, two counts of fourth-degree theft and violating conditions of release.

At 7:37 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Nanwalek. An investigation showed that a 40-year-old Nanwalek man had assaulted a family member during the disturbance. On May 11, the man was contacted and arrested for third-degree assault and fourth-degree assault. He was also found to be violating his felony probation conditions. He was transported to the Homer Jail where he was remanded 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 May 11:

Criminal Court

Maligiaq J. Padilla, 38, driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Fernando D. Ospina, 50, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, and two counts of third-degree assault.

Lili M. Duncan, 54, driving under the influence.

Neal L. Reutov, 29, first-degree burglary and second-degree theft.

Mark A. Landwehr, 53, driving under the influence, resisting arrest and refusing to submit to a chemical test.

George M. Cook, domestic violence-related third-degree assault, and domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault.

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