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 18-24

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

May 18-24

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to nine medical calls and one fire/rescue call.

Kachemak Emergency Services

May 18-24

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

Homer Police

May 20

Homer Police at 5:08 a.m. responded to a home for a report of a disturbance. Officers arrested a 28-year-old Homer man for fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief, both domestic violence-related. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

May 21

Homer Police at 8:11 a.m. responded to a local business for a report of a disturbance. As a result, officers arrested a 51-year-old Anchorage woman for second-degree criminal mischief. She was remanded to the Homer Jail.

May 22

Homer Police received a report of harm. Following an investigation, they arrested a 60-year-old Homer man for three counts of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. The man was taken to the Homer Jail.

Homer Police at 11:47 p.m. got a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report. An officer contacted the vehicle in question and issued a 25-year-old Homer man a summons for driving under the influence.

May 23

Homer Police at 2:32 a.m. got a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Spit Road, with the driver leaving on foot. Officers went to the scene and arrested the driver, a 22-year-old Homer woman, for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. She was remanded to the Homer Jail.

Homer Police at 12:34 p.m. contacted a 49-year-old Homer man and remanded him to the Homer Jail for a probations violation.

May 24

Homer Police at 10:35 p.m. got a REDDI complaint about a vehicle. Officers went to the area and contacted the driver. They arrested the 36-year-old Oregon man for driving under the influence and he was taken to the Homer Jail.

Troopers

May 20

Alaska State Troopers at approximately 6:21 p.m. received a call about two hikers that had become lost within the Kachemak Bay State Park. The two hikers had been hiking since approximately 10 a.m. after being dropped off by a water taxi. They became lost on the trails and missed their pickup time with the water taxi. The hikers called using their cell phones and had been advised to stay put once troopers obtained their GPS coordinates. Lucas Thoning, from the Stillpoint Lodge, had been contacted and volunteered to go search for the hikers. Lucas, along with Anders Gustafson (boat operator for Mako’s Water Taxi), were able to respond to the location. Both hikers were able to be located and returned to Homer safely and unharmed. AST would like to express their deepest thanks for the efforts of Lucas Thoning and Anders Gustafson for the safe return of both hikers.

May 23

At approximately 9:42 a.m., the Alaska State Trooper received a report of a female that has broken into a residence in the Anchor Point area. Troopers responded and contacted a 36-year-old Anchorage woman. She was arrested and remanded to the Homer Jail for one count of first-degree burglary and one count of first-degree criminal mischief.

At about 5:15 p.m., Troopers stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Browning Avenue after recognizing the driver as a 33-year-old Ninilchik man, who was known to not have a valid license. During the stop it was found that his license was in revoked status and he was on conditions of release in previous criminal cases. The man was given summons to appear in court and released.

May 26

At approximately 3:44 p.m. the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence off of Alut Avenue in Anchor Point. Troopers responded and contacted a 43-year-old Anchor Point man at the residence. The man had conditions of release to not return to that residence. Subsequent investigation resulted in the man being placed under arrest for one count of first-degree burglary, domestic violence-related third-degree assault, domestic violence-related fifth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful contact and violating conditions of release. 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.

Courts

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through May 26:

Criminal Court

Axel R. Bear, 25, disorderly conduct.

Connor K. Briske, 28, fifth-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree assault, both domestic violence-related.

Renee I. Kauffman, 51, second-degree criminal trespass.

Clayton R. Nelson, 26, domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault, domestic violence-related violation of conditions of release, and second-degree terroristic threatening.

Liberty R. Barnes, 36, first-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief, both domestic violence-related.

Crystal K. Rudolph-Campbell, 22, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

Harry Macauly, 60, three counts of domestic violence-related second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

Jeremiah K. Josephson, 25, driving under the influence.

Timothy M. Taylor, 33, driving with license canceled, revoked or suspended for a criminal offense.

Phillip A. Cooke, 36, driving under the influence.

Joshua W. Pettersen, 43, fourth-degree assault, interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime, fifth-degree criminal mischief, violating conditions of release and unlawful contact, all domestic violence-related.

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