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 25-31

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

Kachemak Emergency Services

May 25-31

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to four medical calls

Homer Police

May 30

The Homer Police responded to a home at 3:57 a.m. for a report of an assault. As a result, officers arrested a 29-year-old Homer man for domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault and took him to the Homer Jail.

June 1

The Homer Police arrested a 43-year-old Homer man at 10:03 p.m. for fourth-degree assault. He was taken to the Homer Jail.


May 26

At about 5:10 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported assault at a residence on Alut Avenue in Anchor Point. An investigation showed that a 43-year-old Anchor Point man has assaulted a family member, damaged the family member’s phone when they tried to call police, and was on conditions of release in a prior criminal case and was not supposed to contact the family member or be at the residence. The man had left the residence prior to troopers’ arrival but was contacted later in the day and arrested.

May 28

At approximately 8 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle on Basargin Road. The vehicle attempted to flee from troopers. During the pursuit speeds reached approximately 70 miles per hour. The vehicle eventually ran off the roadway and crashed in a ditch. Subsequent investigation resulted in all occupants of the vehicle being transported to the South Peninsula Hospital for treatment. All occupants were under 21 years of age, and most admitted to drinking alcohol. The driver provided a breath sample for the preliminary breath test (PBT) and showed a breath alcohol content of .198. The driver was placed under arrest and charged with five counts of third-degree assault, one count of driving under the influence, one count of driving in violation of instructional permit, one count of minor operating after consuming alcohol, and one count of minor consuming alcohol. The driver was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Kenai for remand.

May 30

At approximately 6:53 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on East End Road in Homer. Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 63-year-old Homer woman for one count of driving under the influence. She was was transported to the Homer Jail where she showed a breath alcohol content (BrAC) of .157. The woman was 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.


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

Criminal Court

Beauford J. Nelms, 29, domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault.

Nicholas P. Guarnere, 38, domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault, domestic violence-related third-degree assault and violating conditions of release.

Betty A. Callahan, 63, driving under the influence.

Lonnie Pritchard, 42, three counts of domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault.

Aaron Seaton, 43, fourth-degree assault.

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