Cops and Courts

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

Western Emergency Services

Aug. 9-16

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to 15 medical calls and one fire call.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Aug. 9-16

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to four medical calls.

Homer Police

Aug. 13

Homer Police at 9:10 p.m. arrested a 41-year-old Sitka man for disorderly conduct.

Aug. 14

Police at 12:30 a.m. arrested a 28-year-old man from Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson for driving under the influence.

Aug. 15

Police at 9:01 p.m. arrested a 31-year-old Juneau man on four outstanding warrants.

Police at 11:29 p.m. arrested a 60-year-old Homer man for DUI.

Alaska State Troopers

July 12

Alaska State Troopers at 8:56 a.m. received a report from a man that his Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck was missing. Troopers found the truck near the Bridge Creek Water Reservoir off Crossman Ridge Road. Someone had crashed the truck into a ditch and appeared to have rolled it. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the troopers at 907-262-4453.

July 22

Troopers at 9 p.m. received a report of two dirt bikes missing from a Ninilchik cabin. One was a 2005 yellow Suzuki DR-Z 125, and the second bike was a 1996 white Honda Z50R. Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of these bikes or about this incident, please contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453.

Troopers at 10:330 p.m. went to a report of a vehicle that had just crashed into a guardrail and was sitting in the middle of the road near East End Road and Brauchli Avenue. A subsequent investigation resulted in a 44-year-old Homer man being arrested and charged with one count of DUI and one count of refusal to submit to a chemical test.

July 30

Troopers at 10:06 a.m. went to a vehicle in the ditch near Trail Mountain Court and East End Road that a caller said had been there since the night before. Troopers said a 36-year-old Wasilla man swerved to avoid an accident when another driver pulled in front of him, forcing him into the ditch. Troopers charged the man with one count of failure to give immediate notice of an accident.

Aug. 8

Troopers at 6:07 p.m. received a “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint of a vehicle heading toward Anchor Point on the Sterling Highway. Troopers stopped the driver and vehicle on the North Fork Road and arrested a 46-year-old Anchor Point man for DUI, controlled substances.

Aug. 9

Troopers at 11:22 a.m. went to a report of a fight at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds after the end of Salmonfest. Following an investigation, troopers alleged a 33-year-old Pennsylvania man had been found on the grounds after the end of the festival and refused to leave when asked to do so by security staff. Troopers said the man stole alcohol from the beer garden and assaulted a security staff member as he was escorted off the property. Troopers arrested the man on charges of fourth-degree assault, fourth-degree theft and criminal trespassing and took him to the Homer Jail.

Aug. 12

Troopers at about 11:30 a.m. arrested a 41-year-old Nikolaevsk man at his home. The day before they had served a domestic violence protective order on the man and while reviewing the order found allegations of an assault. Troopers contacted the victim, a family member, who said they had been assaulted several days earlier. Another family member reported being assaulted during the same time. Troopers also said property had been damaged. They arrested the man on charges of fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief.

Aug. 11

Troopers at 7:42 p.m. stopped a vehicle near Mile 156 Sterling Highway for an equipment violation. Troopers issued a summons to the driver, a 25-year-old Homer man, for driving in violation of an instructional permit by not having a licensed driver with him as required.

Aug. 16

Troopers at 8 p.m. contacted a 24-year-old Oregon man driving an ATV on the highway near Ninilchik. Troopers issued the man a summons for DUI.

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 Court through Aug. 16:

Criminal Court

Ryan J. Nye, 40, reckless driving, unlawful abandonment; Homer case.

Anna P. Bellati, 52, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence; fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, Nikolaevsk cases.

Andrea M. Vanbuskirk, 38, fourth-degree theft, concealment of merchandise, Ninilchik cases.

Jamie Snedden, 44, driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended; Homer cases.

Kevin R. Bond, 50, driving under the influence, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, Ninilchik case.

JohnPaul C. North-Turinsky, 26, DUI, refusal to submit to a chemical test, Anchor Point case.

Leo S. Metcalf, 44, DUI, Ninilchik case.

Thaddeous J. Plummer, 21, DUI, violating conditions of release, Ninilchik case.

Michael B. Washington, 53, indecent exposure, a felony; first-degree criminal trespassing, Homer case.

Roger T. Edwards, 33, fourth-degree assault, first-degree criminal trespassing, fourth-degree theft, Ninilchik case.

Cimmaron M. Tangman, 46 DUI, Anchor Point case.

Zevvin S. Lawrence, 20, DUI, refusal to submit to a chemical test, Homer case.

Hayden A. Patterson, 24, driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended; no motor vehicle liability insurance, Homer cases.

Deborah A. Fry, 67, reckless driving, Anchor Point case.

Frederick G. Trieselmann, 68, DUI, refusal to submit to a chemical test, Homer case.

Sonja S. Hartman, 34, DUI, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, Homer case.

Adam C. Dillon, 36, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a felony; fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons; fourth-degree assault, Homer cases.

Maxim Gostevskyh, 41, fourth-degree assault, fifth-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree assault, two counts; all domestic violence related, Nikolaevsk case.