Cops and Courts

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

April 19-25

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

Kachemak Emergency Services

April 19-25

Emergency medical technicians responded to eight EMS calls and four fire calls.

Western Emergency Services

April 19-25

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to five medical calls and two fire calls.

Homer Police

April 22

Homer Police at 12:05 a.m. received a call reporting a man was found dead at his home. Police said a friend found William G. Petteresen, 70, had died of natural causes. Next of kin was notified.

April 23

A person at 11:37 p.m. made a 911 call that she was a victim of domestic violence. Police responded and arrested a 23-year-old Anchorage man for four counts of fourth-degree assault, three counts of criminal mischief, and interfering with a report of domestic violence. Police took the man to the Homer Jail. The caller did not require medical attention.

Alaska State Troopers

April 19

Alaska State Troopers at 1:47 p.m. stopped a 53-year-old Ninilchik driver for a moving violation in Anchor Point. Troopers said the driver used incorrect plates, did not transfer the title of the vehicle and had no insurance. The driver was cited on those charges.

April 22

Troopers at 10:21 p.m. received a report of a structure fire off Tomski Avenue in Nikolaevsk. Troopers responded with Western Emergency Services firefighters. Homer Volunteer Fire Department firefighters provided mutual aid. Medics treated an occupant on scene for a minor injury sustained while trying to put out the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but foul play is not suspected.

April 23

Troopers at 12:38 a.m. went to a single-vehicle crash near Mile 10 East End Road. The driver, a 60-year-old Homer man, was declared dead at the scene. Troopers said he drove east when the crash happened. No one else was in the vehicle. Troopers said the man did not wear a seatbelt. The incident is under investigation. Next of kin was notified.

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. Disposition of cases can be found at


Court records show the following actions taken in Homer Court through April 25:

Criminal Court

Shad J. Oleson, 49, fourth-degree assault, interfering with a report of a domestic violence crime, Ninilchik case.

Robert M. Darling, 55, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, Anchor Point case.

Michael D. Wolfe, 33, improper use of registration, failure to secure transfer of registration, no motor vehicle liability insurance, Ninilchik case.