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 11-17

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

May 11-17

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

Kachemak Emergency Services

May 11-17

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


March 4

On March 4 at approximately 11:10 a.m., the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a possible sexual assault involving two underage girls. Subsequent investigation has resulted in the arrest of a 38-year-old Ninilchik man for two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of furnishing alcohol to persons under 21 years old. The man was transported to Wildwood Correctional Center for remand.

May 13

At 12:50 p.m., an Alaska State Trooper stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway at Alta Loop after recognizing the driver as a 52-year-old Anchor Point man who was known to have a suspended driver’s license. Further investigation showed that the man also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from a previous driving with license suspended case. The man was arrested and remanded into the Homer Jail.

May 15

At approximately 10:53 a.m., the Alaska State Troopers received a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI). Troopers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at mile post 155 of the Sterling Highway. Troopers contacted the driver, a 36-year-old Anchor Point man. Investigation revealed the was driving with his license revoked. He was given a summons and the vehicle was released to a valid driver.

May 19

At approximately 12:41 a.m., Alaska State Troopers from Soldotna stopped on a blue single cab Chevrolet truck with a trailer and two 4 wheelers in the roadway on Treasure Chest Road in Kenai. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as a 36-year-old Nikiski man. The owners of the 4 wheelers were identified and upon request, the Homer Police Department contacted the owners, who then discovered their two 4 wheelers and trailer had been stolen sometime during the previous day. The Nikiski man was placed under arrest for second-degree theft and remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility where he was held without bail.

At approximately 11:18 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers received a call about an intoxicated male causing a disturbance at a residence off of North Fork Loop. Troopers responded and made contact with a 25-year-old Anchorage man. The stated he had a place to stay in Homer, and no crime was discovered at the residence. Troopers provided transportation, but when they reached their destination, the man refused to exit the patrol vehicle. He became combative with the trooper and was subsequently placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Homer Jail for remand.

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.


Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through May :

Criminal Court

Wayland G. Branstetter, 52, driving with license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense.

Alexander Malm, 24, driving under the influence.

Stephanie M. Cazadd-Pearson, 30, firth-degree vehicle theft and first-degree criminal trespass.

Christopher R. Dubbe, 36, driving with license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense.

David J. Amole, 34, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, third-degree misconduct involving weapons and second-degree theft.

Hayden A. Paterson, 22, first-degree vehicle theft.

Brent L. Weyer, 65, fourth-degree theft.

Phillip A. Hughes, 71, domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and resisting arrest.