Cops and Courts

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

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

July 10-16

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

Homer Fire

July 10-16

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 15 medical calls and one fire call.

Homer Police

July 8

A person at 12:43 a.m. came to the police station to report a woman harassing them.

A person at 2:15 a.m. came to the station to report an unknown vehicle following them.

A medical provider at 2:24 a.m. asked to speak with an officer regarding a domestic issue at a Bartlett Street facility. Police responded.

A caller at 3:19 a.m. reported his girlfriend left a Spit campground drunk two hours ago and hand not returned. He asked for a “be on the lookout” notice. The woman was later reunited with her family.

A caller at 7:29 a.m. asked to speak with an officer regarding a civil custody issue. Police advised the caller of options.

A woman at 11 a.m. came to the station and reported a man harassed her.

Police at 2:51 p.m. contacted a 30-year-old man driving on East End Road and issued him a summons for failure to provide proof of insurance.

A caller at 6:07 p.m. made a “report every dangerous driver” complaint of a driver passing multiple vehicles in a no-passing zone on East End Road. Police could not find the driver.

July 9

A caller at 12:12 a.m. reported fireworks at Bishop’s Beach.

Police at 12:12 a.m. contacted a driver on East End Road and issued a warning for driving under the influence.

A caller at 12:17 a.m. reported a loose dog running along the road at Lake Street and Ocean Drive. Police secured the dog and found it a safe place for the night.

A caller at 12:35 a.m. reported receiving crude texts from a stranger.

Police at 1:10 a.m. contacted a driver on East Hill Road and issued a warning for driving under the influence.

Police at 1:38 a.m. contacted a driver on East End Road and issued a warning for driving under the influence.

A person at 3:01 a.m. made a 911 call of a verbal and physical domestic violence situation at a nearby campsite on the Spit. Police responded and arrested a 57-year-old man for fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

A man at 5:54 a.m. asked police to do a welfare check on his wife at the Mariner Park campground. Police responded and found all was OK.

A caller at 4:51 p.m. reported a man inside his Pioneer Avenue apartment who wouldn’t leave. Police took the man into protective custody.

A person at 7:16 p.m. made a 911 call of a drunk man at Bishop’s Beach. Police responded and provided the man transport.

A caller at 10:13 p.m. reported a drunk roommate causing a disturbance at a Forest Glen Drive address. Police responded.

A caller at 11 p.m. reported a drunk man causing a disturbance and trying to fight other people in the area at an East End Road address. Police responded.

A person at 11:19 p.m. made a 911 call of a REDDI vehicle heading north toward Anchor Point on the Sterling Highway. Alaska State Troopers stopped the driver.

July 10

A person at 12:27 a.m. made a 911 call of hearing sounds of two men trying to break into something on Lake Street.

A person at 8:19 a.m. made a 911 call of a domestic disturbance at an East End Road address. Police responded.

A woman at 8:24 a.m. reported someone broke into her Fairview Avenue apartment and replaced items.

Police at 9:23 a.m. contacted a driver on Heath Street and issued a summons for no insurance.

A woman at 11:10 a.m. came to the station to report people following her. Police advised her of options.

Police at 12:02 p.m. contacted a driver on the Bypass and issued a summons for no insurance.

A person at 1 p.m. made a 911 call reporting a driver asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle on Heath Street.

A caller at 1:26 p.m. reported a wanted person at a Lake Street building. Police responded and arrested a 42-year-old man on an outstanding warrant.

A jail prisoner at 6:11 p.m. reported he’d left his dog in his vehicle parked on the Bypass the day before. Police fond the dog and took it to the Animal Shelter.

A person at 6:24 p.m. came to the station to report harassing communications.

A caller at 8:25 p.m. reported three people on the roof of the Ben Walters park restroom. Police responded.

July 11

A caller at 12:57 a.m. reported a drunk man at a Pioneer Avenue business. Police and medics responded.

A caller at 1:17 p.m. reported a person breaking into a boat at a Spit address. Police responded and found the owner had someone looking at the boat and there had been a miscommunication.

A caller at 3:08 p.m. reported a man jumping a fence and tried to get into vehicles on the Spit. Police responded and issued a summons for trespassing to a 60-year-old man.

A caller at 4:33 p.m. reported a person harassed a family member.

A caller at 7:20 p.m. reported people snagging at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Spit before snagging opened on July 14.

July 12

A caller at 1:27 a.m. reported a domestic dispute at a Kachemak Drive address. Police responded and issued a disorderly conduct warning to a man.

A caller at 8:34 a.m. asked police to do a welfare check on a man in a car at a Bypass address. Police contacted the man and found he was OK.

A caller at 10:43 a.m. reported receiving harassing communications.

A woman at 1:41 p.m. reported losing a wallet off the roof her car on Lake Street. The wallet was later returned.

A caller at 4:34 p.m. reported people removing rocks from around a parking area on the Spit and drove out onto the mudflats disturbing wildlife.

A caller at 4:44 p.m. made a REDDI complaint of a driver on the Spit. Police stopped the suspect, a 38-year-old man, and arrested him for DUI.

A caller at 8:54 p.m. reported a loose German shepherd dog running loosing on Soundview Avenue and attacking sandhill cranes.

July 13

A caller at 9:20 a.m. asked to speak to police regarding harassment.

A caller at 2:42 p.m. reported a possible burglary at a Soundview Avenue address.

July 14

A person at 1:22 a.m. made a 911 call that a driver in an older white pickup truck almost caused an accident on the Sterling Highway.

A caller at 3:58 a.m. reported a person pounding on the door of a Lake Street home and yelling. Police responded.

A man at 9:57 a.m. came to the station to report illegal camping in the Hazel Avenue and Poopdeck Street area.

Police at 12:43 p.m. made a traffic stop on a woman driving near Mile 169 Sterling Highway. Police cited her for driving with a suspended license.

A caller at 3:35 p.m. reported a motorhome blocking the road near Lakeshore Drive.

A man at 4:04 p.m. came to the station to report an assault that happened earlier. Police arrested a 19-year-old woman for assault.

A man at 4:30 p.m. came to the station to report damage to private property because of road construction on Mullikin Street. Police responded.

A caller at 6:43 p.m. reported losing keys on Bishop’s Beach sometime over the past two weeks.

A caller at 9:43 p.m. made a REDDI complaint of a driver speeding, swerving and crossing the center line on FAA Road and Ocean Drive. Police later found the vehicle unoccupied.

A caller at 9:55 p.m. asked police to do a welfare check on a man sitting for a long time near the road on Bartlett Street. Police contacted a drunk man and took him into protective custody.

July 15

A caller at 8:30 a.m. reported a phone scam.

A caller at 11:08 a.m. reported unknown people at his Jeffery Avenue home. Police responded but the people had left.

A caller at 11:40 a.m. reported harassing communications.

Several callers at 11:52 a.m. reported a large pig walking along the Sterling Highway near West Hill Road. Police and the Animal Control Officer responded but could not find the pig. They contacted the pig’s owner who said the pig had been captured and returned to his pen.

A caller at 11:54 a.m. reported a theft at an East End Road address.

A caller at 5:45 p.m. reported suspicious men going through trash and taking mail at Mile 168.5 Sterling Highway. Police responded but could not find the suspects.

Police at 9 p.m. made a traffic stop on Main Street of a 26-year-old man and arrested him on two outstanding warrants.

A caller at 9:28 p.m. reported people tampered with city property at Karen Hornaday Park. Police responded but did not see any damage.

A caller at 11:33 p.m. reported a drunk woman drove under the influence and was parked at a Pioneer Avenue bar.

July 16

A caller at 2:48 a.m. reported a drunk person drove a vehicle into the ditch on East End Road and another drunk person was trying to help get the vehicle out of the ditch. Police arrested a 40-year-old woman for DUI.

A caller at 12:58 p.m. reported a theft from a boat parked at an Ocean Drive yard.

A caller at 2:11 p.m. reported a shoplifter at a Bypass business. Police responded but the suspect had left. Police later found the person, a 30-year-old woman, and issued her a trespass notice and a summons for third-degree theft.

A caller at 2:29 p.m. reported pet birds escaped from a Crested Crane Street home.

A caller at 4:55 p.m. reported a drunk pedestrian on Bartlett Street.

A caller at 11:29 p.m. asked police to do a welfare check on a suicidal man. Police on July 17 contacted the man.

July 17

A caller at 2 a.m. asked police to check on a sighting of flares over the water off the Spit. Police responded.

Police at 7:44 a.m. contacted a 51-year-old woman driving on the Spit and issued her a summons for driving while license revoked. Police released the vehicle to a licensed driver.

A caller at 8:21 p.m. reported people using gasoline to start a large bonfire on Bishop’s Beach. Police contacted the people and advised them to put out the fire.

July 18

A caller reported speeding vehicles in Ben Walters Lane area.

A caller at 10:13 a.m. reported use of air-assist brakes in the East End Road and Meadow Drive residential area.

A caller at 10:32 a.m. reported a motorhome parked in a Pioneer Avenue parking lot. No one answered when the caller knocked on the door. The motorhome later left the area.

A person at 11:53 a.m. made a 911 call of a REDDI driver swerving and driving on the curb on East End Road.

A caller at 3:47 p.m. reported a driver in a pickup truck speeding and drving dangerously on Bishop’s Beach.

Police at 5:41 p.m. contacted a 24-year-old man at a Sterling Highway business and arrested him on an outstanding warrant.

Police and medics went to a single-vehicle rollover with injuries on Kachemak Drive.

Police at 6:59 p.m. contacted a 36-year-old man at a Klondike Avenue address and arrested him on a warrant.


July 12

Alaska State Troopers at 2:15 p.m. went to a vehicle crash near Mile 143 Sterling Highway. Troopers said a 68-year-old Anchorage man driving south apparently fell asleep and his vehicle crossed the road, hitting a guardrail that broke loose and impaled the vehicle. The man had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. His passengers were not injured. The highway was closed for a short time until the victims were treated and one lane of the road was cleared.

July 18

Troopers at 6:52 a.m. went to a single-vehicle crash near Mile 54 Sterling Highway. Troopers said a 19-year-old Seldovia woman fell asleep while driving and drove her 2003 Honda Accord into the ditch. The car came to a stop in a swamp. All occupants wore seatbelts and no one reported injuries. Troopers cited the driver for driving in violation of instructional permit and negligent driving.

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. Case files are available for public review at the courthouse.


Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through July 14:


Angela M. Glaves, 41, Eagle River, charge dismissed, fourth-degree theft. She pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief. She was fined $5,000 with $5,000 suspended and sentenced to 360 days in jail with 330 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to pay $200 for the cost of court-appointed counsel; ordered to apply for an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend and pay restitution; ordered to get quarterly mental-health evaluations; ordered to forfeit all items seized except personal items; and was placed on probation for one year.

Criminal Court

Vanessa L. Magana, 29, two counts of fifth-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct.

Lindi M. Garrard, 47, driving under the influence, second-degree assault, both felonies.

Tyler A. Nelson-Mobeck, 24, Anchor Point, second-degree burglary, a felony; third-degree theft, second-degree criminal trespass.

James A. Brown, 57, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

James A. Spencer, 48, Anchor Point, third-degree theft.

Timothy M. Taylor, 34, no motor vehicle liability insurance.

Maurice J. Kvasnikoff, 39, no motor vehicle liability insurance.

Kerstin P.A. Miroth, 22, no motor vehicle liability insurance.

James W. Scott, 53, DUI, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons.

Richard M. Russell, 38, Anchor Point, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

Peter J. Shutt, 60, first-degree criminal trespass.

Richard B. Baker, 38, DUI.

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