Cops and Courts

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

Kachemak Emergency Services

March 2-7

Emergency medical technicians responded to six EMS calls and three fire calls.

Western Emergency Services

Feb. 28-March 6

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

Homer Police

March 7

Homer Police at 5:08 p.m. received two 911 calls reporting a gold Chevy stopped in the turning lane at Lake Street and the Sterling Highway with two people slumped over inside. Officers contacted the driver, a 47-year-old Anchor Point man, and arrested him driving under the influence. He was taken to fthe Homer Jail.

Alaska State Troopers

Feb. 28

Alaska State Troopers at 10:40 a.m. received a report of a burglary at a Diamond Ridge Road home. The homeowner provided videos of a man entering the residence to and the man was identified as a 35-year-old Voznesenka man. An investigation led to search warrants being granted for his residence and vehicle where evidence of the burglary was located. He was contacted on March 2 and arrested. He was remanded into the Homer Jail pending arraignment.

March 3

Troopers at 6:07 p.m. went to an active disturbance in Nikolaevsk. Investigation revealed a 31-year-old Nikolaevsk man used force to enter a residence after being told to leave multiple times, causing property damage. Once inside the residence a physical altercation ensued. Troopers arrested the man for first-degree burglary, two counts of fourth-degree assault, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, interfering with a report of a domestic violence crime. Alcohol was a contributing factor. The man was transported to the Homer Jail and held without bail.

Troopers at 10:54 a.m. responded to a single vehicle rollover near Mile 165 Sterling Highway. An investigation showed a 62-year-old of Nikolaevsk man had been driving the vehicle when it went off the road and rolled onto its top. Further investigation showed the man drove under the influence of alcohol. Troopers issued the man a summons to appear in court and he and released to a sober adult.

March 4

Troopers at 8:29 p.m. made ca traffic stop near the intersection of Main Street and Sterling Highway for an equipment violation. The driver and passenger switched seats while troopers were stopping their vehicle. The original driver was identified as a 45-year-old man. Investigation revealed he drove with a revoked license. The passenger who switched seats with Snedden was identified as 56-year-old man. The driver was placed under arrest for driving while license revoked and taken to the Homer Jail where he was remanded and released on his own recognizance. The passenger was issued a criminal citation for second-degree hindering prosecution, with a mandatory court date.

March 1

Troopers at 1:05 p.m. received a report of people trespassing at a residence on McLay Road in Homer. An investigation showed a 65-year-old Homer man and a 46-year-old Homer woman had trespassed on the property. They were given a summons for trespassing and released.

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 March 8:

Criminal Court

Kiril Z. Basargin, 42, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence; driving under the influence; driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended; refusal to submit to a chemical test, Homer case.

Arseny I. Polushkin, 35, first-degree burglary, a felony; fourth-degree criminal mischief, Homer case.

Samantha A. Myers, 34, violating conditions of release, no motor vehicle liability insurance.

Neal L. Reutov, 31, first-degree burglary, a felony; fourth-degree assault, two counts; fourth-degree criminal mischief, two counts; interfering with a report of domestic violence; all domestic violence related; Anchor Point case.

Charles W. Tangman, 37, DUI, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, Homer case.