Information about fire, police, and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Homer Volunteer Fire Department
Week of Mar. 6 – Mar. 12
Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to three advanced life support emergencies and two basic life support emergencies, for a total of five emergency medical services related tone outs. In addition there was one fire related call.
Western Emergency Services
Pet Oxygen Masks on Board
On Mar. 8, Western Emergency Services was equipped with two pet breathing systems supplied by the Invisible Fence Company though Project Breathe. This equipment gives the department the ability to properly provide oxygen to pets who are rescued from a fire by properly supplying them oxygen and, if need be, pet CPR, in the hopes of resuscitating them if possible. These kits consist of three different-sized pet oxygen masks, oxygen tubing, and an instruction card for use as well as pet CPR. The department has placed these kits on the primary fire engine in both the Anchor Point and Ninilchik fire stations. Western Emergency Services response area covers part of Clam Gulch, Ninilchik, Happy Valley, Nikolaevsk, and the Anchor Point area. Thanks to the Invisible Fence Company for their donation.
Homer Police Department
At 12:23 p.m., Homer police responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle, and the registered owner was contacted.
At 3:47 p.m., Homer police assisted Adult Protective Services while attempting to contact an individual.
At 5:09 p.m., Homer police took a report of fraud.
At 10:36 a.m., Homer police took a patrol request from a concerned citizen on Kachemak Drive.
At 1:17 p.m., Homer police assisted a motorist with traffic control for a disabled vehicle.
At 5:50 p.m., Homer police took a report of a suspicious phone call to a local hotel.
At 3:36 a.m., a juvenile male from Ninilchik was charged with minor operating after consuming alcohol.
At 9:25 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a residential burglary alarm on Melody Rose Lane.
At about 4:10 p.m., Homer police responded to the report of a residential burglary alarm on Bay Avenue.
At 7:01 p.m., Homer police responded to the report of a commercial burglary alarm on Greatland Street.
At 7:02 p.m., Homer police responded to the report of a commercial burglary alarm on Landings Street.
At 11:14 a.m., Homer police observed a subject violating his conditions of release. A 61-year-old Homer resident was arrested and charged with violating conditions of release.
At about 2:40 p.m., Homer police responded to the report of a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival, subjects were known to the homeowner and allowed to be there.
At 5:35 p.m., Homer police assisted Alaska State Troopers with a motor vehicle accident with injuries.
At 10:15 a.m., Homer police received a report about harassing communications. It is under investigation.
At 11:19 a.m., Homer police conducted a welfare check on a male.
At 10:22 p.m., Homer police conducted a welfare check on a female.
From about 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Homer police conducted a training exercise in cooperation with the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and the Alaska State Troopers on an active shooter scenario.
At 8:32 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a disturbance on East End Road.
At 9:51 a.m., Homer police received a report of a theft on FAA Road. Extra patrols of area requested.
At 9:58 a.m., Homer police received a report of vehicles parking in the roadway on West Fairview Avenue. Extra patrols of area requested.
At 11:16 a.m., Homer police received a report of a hit-and-run accident that occurred the night before in a parking lot. An officer documented damage to the vehicle.
At 11:25 a.m., Homer police received a report of a theft on Kachemak Drive.
At 5:29 p.m., Homer police responded to the report of a traffic hazard at the Sterling Highway/Greatland Street intersection. Officers removed broken glass from the roadway.
At 5:41 p.m., Homer police assisted Homer Volunteer Fire Department with a medical call.
At 8:18 p.m., Homer police responded to the report of a large juvenile party at the Homer Reservoir.
At 8:39 p.m., Homer police responded to Safeway for the report of an intoxicated female.
At 3:43 a.m., Homer police responded to a commercial burglar alarm. Building was secured.
At 11:28 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of motor vehicle accident in a parking lot. Officer advised PARS.
Alaska State Troopers
At about 8:00 p.m., an Alaska State Trooper stopped a vehicle on Matrona Drive near Kimeluk Street for an equipment violation. During the stop, it was determined that the driver, a 41-year-old Ninilchik resident, was driving with a suspended license and that he was on conditions of release and was in violations of those conditions. He was given a summons to appear and released.
At 9:21 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop near Mile 160 of the Sterling Highway for both moving and equipment violations. After investigation, the driver, a 21-year-old Homer resident, was issued a citation for driving while license revoked. The passenger, a 25-year-old Homer resident, was issued a misdemeanor summons for permitting an unauthorized person to drive and violating conditions of release (from three open cases).
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.
Charles James Tierney, 33, second-degree criminal trespass – upon premises, Anchor Point case.
Carl Frank Canard, 42, driving under the influence, Homer case.
Axel Stanley P. Hillstrand, 33, first-degree burglary – in a dwelling; second-degree theft – value $750-$24,999; first-degree burglary – in a dwelling; and first-degree criminal trespass – on land, intend crime, Ninilchik case.
Jordan Richard Ferguson, 41, driving while license canceled/revoked/suspended with previous conviction; and violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, Ninilchik case.
Rosemarie Edna Buchman, 39, drunk person on licensed premises; and two counts of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, Homer case.
Donald Wayne Baker, 60, second-degree assault – injury with a weapon, intent; and driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance, Ninilchik case.
Hayden Anthony Patterson, 25, permitting unauthorized person to drive; and violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, Anchor Point case.