Information about fire, police, and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Kachemak Emergency Services Area
Nov. 30-Dec. 5
KESA responded to six emergency medical services and two fire incidents.
Western Emergency Services
Western Emergency Services responded to five medical calls and one fire call/
Homer Police Department
A 53-year-old Anchor Point resident turned himself in and was arrested and taken to Homer Jail on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of driving while license revoked.
At about 2:30 p.m., when an officer responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report, a 54-year-old Homer resident was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to the Homer Jail.
At 9:56 a.m., Homer Police Department received a report of a motor vehicle accident between two vehicles with no injuries.
At about 5:10 p.m., a caller reported that a man had attempted to shoplift and was yelling at employees. An 18-year-old Anchor Point resident was arrested for two counts of harassment and criminal mischief and taken to the Homer Jail.
At 5:23 p.m., a REDDI report resulted in the arrest of a 35-year-old Homer resident for driving under the influence; they were taken to the Homer Jail.
At 11:22 p.m., a Homer police officer conducted a traffic stop, and a 19-year-old Homer resident was arrested for failure to stop at the direction of a police officer and driving under the influence and was taken to the Homer Jail.
At 11:14 p.m., a Homer police officer conducted a traffic stop, and a 26-year-old Homer resident was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to the Homer Jail.
Alaska State Troopers
At about 6:10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Anchor Point conducted a traffic stop on North Fork Road for an equipment violation. Investigation determined the driver, a 25-year-old Homer resident, was driving with a revoked license and has been convicted of driving while license revoked 15 previous times in the last 10 years. The driver was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail, then released on his own recognizance. The passenger, a 20-year-old Homer resident, was issued a misdemeanor summons for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.
At 12:13 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a two-vehicle head-on collision near Mile 162 Sterling Highway. A Dodge pickup truck and a Kia SUV had struck head-on in the southbound lane of the highway. The driver of the pickup truck was complaining of back and chest pain and was taken to South Peninsula Hospital for treatment. The driver of the SUV was found deceased at the scene when Emergency Medical Services and AST arrived. The deceased had been identified as Bertha Sargeant, 56, of Anchor Point, and the next of kin had been contacted. This is an on-going investigation and if anyone has further information regarding this incident please contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-262-4453.
At 11:26 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI report near Anchor Point. After the vehicle was located near Mile 154 Sterling Highway, an investigation determined that a 39-year-old Palmer resident was driving while his license was cancelled. He was issued a citation for driving while license cancelled. Additionally, when investigation determined that his employer, a 53-year-old Anchorage resident, was allowing him to drive without a license, the employer was issued a misdemeanor summons for allowing an unauthorized person to drive.
At 8:02 a.m., Alaska State Troopers in Anchor Point contacted a vehicle where the driver was slumped over the wheel and the vehicle was stopped in the road on Cottonwood Lane and North Fork Road. When investigation determined that the driver, a-30-year-old Anchor Point resident, was under the influence of alcohol and controlled substances, the subject was arrested for felony driving under the influence (due to prior convictions), fourth-degree and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, driving while license revoked, and violating conditions of release and was taken Homer without bail, pending arraignment. AST thanks Homer Police Department for their assistance with investigation.
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 https://public.courts.alaska.gov/web/scheduled/docs/crimdisp.pdf.
Brandi Leann Ofstad, 39, three counts of second-degree misconduct involving controlled substances; third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance; two counts of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance; fourth-degree assault – recklessly injure; fifth-degree criminal mischief – damage under $250; second-degree criminal trespass – upon premises; and resisting/interfering with arrest – by force, Homer case.
Abelino Joseph Archuleta, Jr., 50, three counts second-degree misconduct involving controlled substances; one count third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance; and two counts fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances, Homer case.
A 17-year-old male, driving in violation of instruction permit, Anchor Point case.
Aaron Levi Stillwell, 37, improper use of registration/title/plates, Homer case.
Jennifer Anne Olsen, 54, driving under the influence, Homer case.
Hayden Anthony Patterson, 25, driving while license cancelled/revoked/suspended – with previous conviction, Anchor Point case.
Ann Laverne Graham, 30, sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, Anchor Point case.
Javan Llewellyn Halpin, 36, driving under the influence – alcohol or controlled substance; and refusal to submit to chemical test, Homer case.
Logan Joe Counts, 18, two counts of second-degree harassment – likely to provoke violence; alcohol restricted – in licensed areas; fifth-degree criminal mischief – tamper with property; and drunk person on licensed premises, Homer case.
David James Sala Young, 19, second-degree failure to stop at direction of officer; and driving under the influence – BAC .08+ percent, Homer case.
Kole Andrew Requena, 30, felony driving under the influence – 2+ priors; fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance – previous conviction of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance in the preceding 10 years; fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons – possession while intoxicated; driving while license cancelled/revoked/suspended with previous conviction; fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance – possession of any amount; and violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, Anchor Point case.
Samantha Marie Sweeney, 26, driving under the influence – BAC .08+ percent, Homer case.
Jorge Eugenio Correa-Merlos, 53, permitting unauthorized person to drive, Anchor Point case.