Cops and Courts

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

Jan. 11-18

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to 18 medical calls and one fire-rescue call.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Jan. 11-18

Emergency medical technicians responded to one EMS call.

Western Emergency Services

Jan. 11-18

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to 14 medical calls and four fire calls.

Homer Police

Jan. 12

Homer Police at 10:26 a.m. received a report that a 26-year-old Homer man attempted to call an alleged victim in a current case and was charged with first-degree witness tampering and first-degree unlawful contact.

Police at 6:56 p.m. made a traffic stop on a 43-year-old Homer man and arrested him on an outstanding warrant. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

Jan. 17

Police at 12:10 p.m. arrested a 32-year-old Homer man on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

Alaska State Troopers

Jan. 17

Alaska State Troopers at 1:59 a.m. stopped a driver in a blue Hyundai Tiberon for expired registration Mile .5 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The vehicle slowed, but failed to stop, and continued to travel at approximately 20 mph until reaching Sand Street, where it turned off of Kalifornsky Beach road and subsequently stopped. The driver was identified as a 43-year-old Ninilchik man. Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the man for failing to stop for a peace officer in the second degree, driving while license revoked and a probation violation. The passenger was identified as a 40-year-old Ninilchik woman. Further investigation resulted in the arrest of the woman for misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fifth degree and violation of her conditions of release. Both the man and the woman were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility where they were held without bail 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. All defendants are presumed not guilty until convicted in court. Case files are available for public review at the courthouse.


Court records show the following actions taken in Homer Court through Jan. 17:

Criminal Court

Allen Gonzalez, 26, first-degree sexual assault, two counts; second-degree sexual assault, two counts; third-degree sexual assault, all felonies; first-degree witness tampering, a felony, Homer case.

Rowyn A. Cunningham, 22, no motor vehicle liability insurance, Homer case.

Paul G. Nelson, 65, fourth-degree theft, four separate charges, Homer case.