Cops and Courts

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

March 6-13

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to nine medical calls and two fire calls and one rescue call.


Kachemak Emergency Services

March 8-14

Emergency medical technicians responded to nine EMS calls and one fire call.

ight medical calls and one fire call.

Homer Police

March 10

Homer Police at 7:29 a.m. arrested a 37-year-old Lampasas, Texas person on an outstanding extraditable probation warrant out of Texas.

Police at 10:16 p.m. arrested a 54-year-old Homer man on an outstanding failure to remand warrant.

March 12

Police at 4:32 p.m. received a “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint of a vehicle that went into the ditch. Police responded and arrested a 34-year-old Homer man for driving under the influence, fourth- and fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

March 13

Police at 4:15 p.m. received a report of a disturbance at a local business. Police responded and arrested a 56-year-old Homer man for fourth-degree assault, first-degree disorderly conduct, and first-degree criminal trespassing. He was taken to the the Homer Jail.

Alaska State Troopers

March 12

Alaska State Troopers at 4:42 p.m. made a traffic stop on an all-terrain vehicle operating on the roadway near Mile 150 Sterling Highway in a 55 mph zone. The driver was identified as a 65-year-old man.Investigation revealed his license was revoked with multiple convictions of driving on a revoked license in the last 10 years. Troopers issued him a criminal summons for driving on a revoked licenses.

March 13

Troopers at 7:09 a.m. received a report that a 51-year-old Nanwalek woman was unconscious and not breathing. Medical staff from Nanwalek responded and attempted life saving measures. Ultimately the woman was pronounced deceased. Troopers flew to Nanwalek for the investigation. Investigation revealed the woman died from natural causes. Next of Kin was notified. The State Medical Examiner’s Office was notified and released the body to the family.

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 15:

Criminal Court

Nicholas P. Guarnere, 40, third-degree assault, second-degree assault, both felonies; fifth-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree assault, Ninilchik case.

Holly N. Smith, 30, second-degree criminal trespassing, Happy Valley case.

Lara Basargin, 34, driving under the influence, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons, no motor vehicle liability insurance, Homer case.

Frank L. Loosli, 65, driving while license revoked, Anchor Point case.

Larry C. Mitchell Jr., 56, fourth-degree assault, second-degree criminal trespassing, fifth-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct.

Raymond J. Jimmy, 51, first- and second-degree harassment, violating conditions of release.