Information about fire, police, and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Homer Volunteer Fire Department
Week of Feb. 6 – Feb. 12
Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to 14 Basic Life Support emergencies for a total of 14 Emergency Medical Services related tone outs.
Western Emergency Services
Western Emergency Services responded to 17 medical calls and four fire calls the week of Jan. 30 through Feb. 5.
Western Emergency Services responded to nine medical calls and two fire calls the week of Feb. 6 through Feb. 12.
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Homer Police Department
At 4:09 p.m., Homer police responded to a non-injury motor vehicle accident.
At 8:21 a.m., Homer police responded to a single non-injury rollover motor vehicle accident.
At 12:06 a.m., Homer police assisted an intoxicated male into his residence.
At 12:53 a.m., Homer police assisted Alaska State Troopers with a vehicle vs. moose collision. No injuries were reported, and the moose was salvaged by a charity.
At 8:13 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a vehicle vs. moose collision on the Bypass. The moose was injured and had to be dispatched. A charity was contacted to salvage the moose. No injuries were reported by the vehicle occupants.
At 3:25 p.m., Homer police received a report of a hit-and-run collision in a parking lot. It is under investigation.
At 9:30 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a disturbance on Main Street. A 60-year-old Homer resident was arrested and charged with sixth-degree assault (domestic violence).
At 10:28 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a motor vehicle collision in a parking lot. No injuries were reported.
At 11:38 a.m., Homer police officers provided traffic control for the Winter Carnival Parade.
At 8:22 p.m., Homer police received a 911 call reporting a driver slumped over the wheel at a local business. Officers and medics responded. A 32-year-old Anchorage resident was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
At 12:04 a.m., Homer police assisted Alaska State Troopers with a wanted subject on a traffic stop.
At 11:06 a.m., Homer police responded to a commercial burglar alarm at a business on Greatland Street. The building was found to be secure.
At 11:55 p.m., Homer police responded to a commercial burglar alarm at a business on Greatland Street. The building was found to be secure.
At 10:37 a.m., Homer police assisted a citizen with a juvenile issue.
At 12:24 p.m., Homer police responded to the report of a subject violating their conditions of release. An officer provided options to parties.
At about 2:50 p.m., Homer police received a report of a scam involving the purchase and use of gift cards.
At 6:53 p.m., Homer police received a report of a loud boom. Officers responded to the area but could not locate the source of the noise and found nothing suspicious in the area.
At 10:11 p.m., Homer police responded to the report of a commercial burglar alarm at a business on Heath Street. The building was cleared and found secure.
Alaska State Troopers
At 7:49 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report outbound on East End Road. The vehicle went into the ditch near Mile 10 East End Road. Witnesses reported the only occupant of the vehicle was picked up and left the scene. Troopers responded to the address listed on the vehicle registration in an attempt to contact the driver. Investigation revealed that a 47-year-old Homer resident was the driver and under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence, reckless driving, and refusal to submit to a chemical breath test. Throughout the investigation, it was determined that a family member, a 54-year-old Homer resident, was aiding the driver by knowingly taking the intoxicated driver away from the collision before law enforcement arrived on scene. The family member was issued a criminal summons for second-degree hindering prosecution. The driver was taken to Homer Jail, with bail set at her own recognizance.
At 4:55 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a 77-year-old Anchor Point resident, who investigation revealed had an outstanding $25 arrest warrant for failure to appear on the initial charge of misuse of plates. He was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail.
At about 10:10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Ninilchik to investigate a missing vehicle. Investigation determined it was a civil issue and that the complainant, a 34-year-old from California was told that. The complainant continued to call 911 and report the vehicle stolen, even after being told it was not stolen and was subsequently arrested and taken to the Homer Jail for second-degree harassment and false information or report and will be released when sober. Alcohol was considered to be a contributing factor.
Alaska State Troopers received reports in the evening of multiple burglaries in Skyline Drive and Ohlson Mountain Road area. Troopers identified the suspect as a 37-year-old Anchor Point resident, who was located at a residence on La Duquesa Lane in Anchor Point, along with the stolen property, and was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail, where he was held without bail for three counts of second-degree burglary, three counts of second-degree theft, possession of burglary tools, and first-degree criminal trespass.
At 12:04 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the Sterling Highway in Homer. Investigation determined the passenger, identified as Laura Jasper, 55, of Anchor Point, had $70,000 worth of extraditable warrants from Idaho for burglary and drug possession. During the investigation, Jasper provided a name and ID belonging to another person. Jasper was arrested and charged with second-degree theft, false report, and fugitive from justice and was taken the Homer Jail without bail, pending arraignment. Troopers thank the Homer Police Department for their assistance. Further investigation determined that the driver of the vehicle, a 53-year-old Anchor Point resident, knowingly withheld information regarding Jasper’s true identity. He was issued a felony summons in Homer Court for first-degree hindering.
At 11:23 a.m., a traffic stop was initiated on a Red Dodge Durango for having a headlight out. After investigation, the driver, a 39-year-old Anchor Point resident, was arrested, charged with driving while license revoked, taken to the Homer jail, and released on his own recognizance.
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.
Larry Clark Mitchell, Jr., 57, disorderly conduct – creating a hazardous condition; first-degree harassment – offensive contact with fluids; and violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, Homer case.
Ernest Adam Beile, 47, fourth-degree theft – less than $250, Homer case.
Sean Michael Carpenter, 33, failure to give immediate notice of accident, Homer case.
Charles Anthony Lane, Jr., 62, driving while license canceled/revoked/suspended with previous conviction; and violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, Anchor Point case.
Charles Woodrow Quales III, 57, unlawful abandonment; and violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, Ninilchik case.
Casey Jerome Mitchell, 43, new owner to secure transfer of registration/title, Anchor Point case.
April Dawn Rhodes, 47, driving under the influence; refusal to submit to chemical test; and reckless driving, Homer case.
Roger Scott Egger, 65, second-degree criminal trespass – vehicle, Ninilchik case.
Sean Michael Rhodes, 54, second-degree hindering prosecution – various acts regarding misdemeanor, Homer case.
Steven Harvey Michels, 60, fourth-degree assault – recklessly injure, Homer case.
Julianne Erkenbrecher, 35, second-degree harassment – repeated phone calls; and false information/report – of crime occurring, Ninilchik case.
Joseph Adam Hurlbut, 37, second-degree burglary; second-degree burglary; and second-degree theft – $750-$24,999, Anchor Point case.
Joseph Adam Hurlbut, second-degree burglary; second-degree theft – value $750-$24,999; second-degree theft – value $750-$24,999; first-degree criminal trespass – on land, intend crime; and possession of burglary tools – intend burglary, Homer case.
Laura Jean Jasper, 55, arrest prior to requisition (fugitive from justice), Homer case.
Laura Jean Jasper, 55, second-degree theft – access device or ID document; and false information/report – ID when cited, served warrant, Homer case.
Kristen Domont Churchill, 38, driving under the influence, Homer case.
Brendon Crispin Wood, 32, driving under the influence, Homer case.
Charles William Tangman, 38, driving while license canceled/revoked/suspended for a criminal offense, Anchor Point case.