Information about fire, police, and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Homer Volunteer Fire Department
Week of Dec. 26, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023
Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to eight advanced life support emergencies, one of those a mutual aid call to Kenai Emergency Services Area, and 10 basic life support emergencies, for a total of 18 emergency medical services-related tone outs, in addition to one fire-related call.
Kachemak Emergency Services Area
KESA had eight emergency medical services and two fire calls this week.
Homer Police Department
At 9:13 a.m., Homer police received a report of a theft. It is under investigation.
At 11:54 a.m., Homer police assisted the Homer Volunteer Fire Department on a medical call.
At about 12:40 p.m., Homer police responded to the report of a deceased person.
At about 4:20 p.m., a 40-year-old Nikiski resident was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal trespass.
At 5:44 p.m., Homer police received a report of a stolen vehicle from the Homer Harbor area. Police located the vehicle and returned it to the owner.
At 9:42 a.m., Homer police received a report of a vehicle theft. At 1:42 p.m., the vehicle was located, and a 31-year-old Homer resident was arrested and charged with first-degree vehicle theft.
At 3:22 p.m., Homer police received a report of a shoplifting incident at Ulmer’s Drug & Hardware. It is under investigation.
At about 8:10 a.m., Homer police received a 911 abandoned call. Officers responded, and a 61-year-old Nanwalek resident was contacted and arrested on a $100 misdemeanor failure to appear pretrial warrant and taken to Homer Jail.
At 11:11 a.m., Homer police received a report of a shoplifter. A 69-year-old California resident received a summons for fourth-degree theft and was advised of a two-year trespass.
At 4:14 p.m., Homer police responded to a report of a disturbance. A 23-year-old California resident was arrested for fifth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence), two counts of sixth-degree assault, two counts of resisting arrest, sixth-degree escape, and disorderly conduct and was taken to Homer Jail.
At 8:48 p.m., Homer police received a call from a parent reporting her daughter as a runaway juvenile, possibly in the Homer area. An officer responded, and the juvenile was located. Following investigation, three subjects; an 18-year-old Homer resident, a 19-year-old Homer resident, and another 18-year-old Homer resident were each arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and taken to Homer Jail. Alaska State Troopers assisted.
At 12:39 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a disturbance at the Best Western Bidarka Inn.
At 11:38 a.m., Homer police responded to a vehicle collision on East End Road. No injuries were reported.
At 12:26 p.m., Homer police responded to the report of a disturbance on Heath Street.
At 2:44 p.m., Homer police received a report of shoplifting at Ulmer’s Drug & Hardware. A juvenile was issued a trespass advisement from the location per management.
At 11:54 p.m., Homer police assisted Homer Volunteer Fire Department with a medical call.
Alaska State Troopers
At 6:58 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Anchor Point conducted a traffic stop in Anchor Point for an equipment violation. After investigation, the driver, an Anchor Point resident, was issued a misdemeanor summons for driving in violation of instruction permit.
At about 12:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers (AST) in Anchor Point received a report of a vehicle stolen from an address on East End Road. Troopers located the vehicle driving near Mile 4 of East End Road in Homer. The vehicle stopped, and the occupants refused to get out of the vehicle for about 20 minutes, which caused East End Road to be closed briefly. Investigation revealed the driver, a 31-year-old Homer resident, was driving the truck without permission, was in possession of stolen property, and was on conditions of release for first-degree vehicle theft, having been released the previous day. The driver was arrested for first-degree vehicle theft, fourth-degree theft, and violating conditions of release and taken to Homer Jail, pending arraignment. AST would like to thank Homer Police Department and Alaska State Parks Rangers for their assistance with this incident.
At 1:17 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received multiple REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) reports about a silver Ford SUV traveling northbound on the Sterling Highway near Homer and also received several other reports about the same vehicle, which was located near Mile 130 Sterling Highway. After investigation, a 37-year-old Soldotna resident was arrested for felony driving under the influence, driving while license revoked, and reckless driving and was taken to Homer Jail without bail, pending arraignment.
At 11:57 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance on North Fork Road in Anchor Point. After investigation, one of the involved parties, a 53-year-old Nikolaevsk resident, who had an outstanding misdemeanor $750 arrest warrant for violating conditions of release, was arrested for the warrant and a new charge of violating conditions of release and taken to Homer Jail 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. Disposition of cases can be found at https://public.courts.alaska.gov/web/scheduled/docs/crimdisp.pdf.
Patrick Jonathan Slate, 44, driving under the influence, Homer case.
Andrew Payne Taggard, 77, improper use of registration/title/plates, Anchor Point case.
Veniamin Peter Basargin, 44, driving under the influence; reckless driving; and two counts of reckless endangerment, Homer case.
William Floyd Wade, age not noted, driving under the influence – alcohol or controlled substance; and refusal to submit to chemical test, Anchor Point Case.
Kentoria Ausable Wise, 40, second-degree criminal trespass – upon premises, Homer case.
William Paul Collins, 31, first-degree vehicle theft, Homer case.
Charles Anthony Lane, Jr., 61, driving while license cancelled/revoked/suspended – previous conviction; and violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, Anchor Point case.
William Paul Collins, 31, first-degree vehicle theft; fourth-degree theft – less than $250; and violating condition of release for a felony, Homer case.
Marco Thomas Satriano, 21, two counts of fourth-degree assault – recklessly injure; fifth-degree criminal mischief – damage under $250; resist/interfere with arrest – by force; resist/interfere with arrest – risk of injury; fourth-degree escape – remove from police restraint; and disorderly conduct – challenge to fight, Homer case.
Joshua Caleb Van Hout, 27, felony driving under the influence – two+ priors; driving while license canceled/revoked/suspended for criminal offense; and reckless driving, Ninilchik case.
Tad Edwin Battishill, 42, fourth-degree assault – recklessly injure, Homer case.