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

May 29-June 5

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to three medical calls.

Homer Fire

May 29-June 5

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 16 medical calls and one fire call.

Kachemak Emergency Services

May 29-June 5

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians did not go to any medical calls or fire calls.

Homer Police

May 29

A caller at 6:41 p.m. reported a dog in a vehicle with no ventilation on the Spit.

A caller at 7:43 p.m. reported finding two loose dogs on East End Road near East Hill Road. Police found the owner and the dogs were reunited with the owner.

A person at 8:14 p.m. made a 911 call of a moose-vehicle collision near Mile 170 Sterling Highway with an injured moose in the road.

A person at 9:40 p.m. came by the police station to report a lost dog.

A caller at 10:56 p.m. reported a calf moose lying in the road on Forest Glen Drive with no mother in sight. Police advised the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

A person at 11:57 p.m. reported a driver in a vehicle spinning brodies and kicking up rocks near other vehicles on the Spit.

May 30

A caller at 3:40 a.m. reported drunk pedestrians on the Sterling Highway. Police responded but could not find them.

A caller at 7:43 a.m. reported a person acting suspiciously on the Sterling Highway.

A caller at 9:17 a.m. reported a person locked in a restroom who wouldn’t come out at a Sterling Highway address. Police contacted the person and found all was OK.

A person at 11:46 a.m. made a 911 call reporting a reckless driver headed toward town on the Sterling Highway near West Hill Road.

A caller at 12:03 p.m. reported a person yelling outside a Sterling Highway business. Police contacted the person and advised them not to return that day. The person left.

A caller at 1:05 p.m. reported registration tags stolen from vehicles parked on Ocean Drive Loop.

A person at 1:07 p.m. made a 911 call of a moose calf in distress near Soundview Avenue. Police notified ADF&G.

A caller at 4:32 p.m. reported a woman talking to herself outside a Hazel Avenue building. Police responded and found the woman could care for herself.

A caller at 6:42 p.m. reported a moose calf on the Sterling Highway near Soundview Avenue. Police contacted ADF&G and they were aware of the situation.

A person at 8:03 p.m. made a 911 call asking police to do a welfare check on a woman at a Sterling Highway address. Police contacted the woman and a family member and found all was OK.

A caller at 11:08 p.m. reported a domestic dispute at a Bartlett Street address. Police responded.

May 31

A person at 4:08 a.m. made a 911 call of a domestic dispute near Mile 3 Spit Road. Police responded. The subject did not express any criminal elements involved in the incident.

A person at 7:51 a.m. made a 911 call of suspicious activity on Ben Walter’s Lane. Police responded but did not find the suspect.

A caller at 10:05 a.m. reported criminal mischief involving Ocean Drive property.

A caller at 11:47 a.m. reported a man sleeping by a harbor ramp on the Spit.

A person at 2:40 p.m. reported shoplifting at a Lake Street business.

A caller at 2:45 p.m. reported a package stolen from a Poppy Circle mailbox.

A caller at 4:14 p.m. reported two dogs attacked his dog at Bishop’s Beach. Police notified the animal control officer.

A caller at 4:18 p.m. reported possible drug use at a Ben Walter’s Lane address. Police responded and issued a trespass advisement from city parks to the subjects.

A caller at 9:33 p.m. reported people using the public right-of-way on Shellfish Avenue for vehicle parking spots. Police responded and found the vehicle off the road.

A caller at 10:39 p.m. reported receiving harassing communications.

A caller at 11:22 p.m. reported a fishing violation on the Spit.

June 1

A caller at 11:20 a.m. reported a hit-and-run car crash on the Spit.

A caller at 1:05 p.m. asked police to be on the lookout for a person overdue in returning children.

A caller at 2:37 p.m. reported a shoplifter at a Lake Street business.

A person at 2:45 p.m. reported drug information.

A caller at 3:36 p.m. reported a phone scam.

A person at 7:08 p.m. made a 911 call of a woman passed out on grass near Heath Street who wouldn’t wake up. Police responded.

Police at 8:34 p.m. did a security check of Karen Hornaday Park and issued a woman a trespass notice from the campground.

Police at 11:45 p.m. contacted a 28-year-old man at Seaview Circle and arrested him on outstanding warrants.

June 2

A person at 9:45 a.m. came to the station with drug information.

Alaska State Troopers at 10:02 a.m. asked for police assistance with a person trying to register a stolen vehicle at the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles. Police and troopers responded.

A caller at 12:10 p.m. reported a shoplifter in custody at a Lake Street business. Police responded.

A caller at 3:31 p.m. reported a hit-and-run crash on Bartlett Street. Police responded.

Police at 7:31 p.m. assisted medics with a call on the Spit.

A person at 8:12 p.m. made a 911 call of five unattended ducklings in the Pioneer Avenue area. Police advised the caller to contact the proper agency.

Police at 11:03 p.m. contacted a person driving on Kachemak Drive and issued a warning for texting while driving.

A person at 10:18 p.m. made a 911 call reported hearing possible fireworks in the Soundview Avenue area. Police responded.

June 3

Police at 12:54 a.m. made a traffic stop on a vehicle and contacted a passenger whose information and presence were requested by another agency. The on-call person for the other agency wasn’t available.

A caller at 1:19 a.m. reported a person trying to get into a Pioneer Avenue business. Police responded.

A person at 2:24 a.m. reported a drunk man assaulting people and throwing items at a Jenny Way address. Police responded and arrested a 24-year-old man for assault.

A caller at 8 a.m. reported an injured sea otter on the Spit. Police notified the Alaska SeaLife Center.

A person at 11:17 a.m. made a 911 call of a vehicle crash in an Ocean Drive parking lot. Police responded.

A caller at 1:04 p.m. reported vehicles parked in the road on Ocean Drive.

A caller at 1:49 p.m. reported a man passed out in a vehicle on Crittenden Drive. Police responded and found the man had vehicle trouble and was waiting for help.

A caller at 4:03 p.m. reported a suspicious vehicle parked in employee parking at a Heath Street address after hours. Police issued a summons to a 24-year-old man for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.

A caller at 9 p.m. reported a large group of young people and a possible party on Bishop’s Beach.

A caller at 9:29 p.m. reported being followed by a person on a motorcycle on East End Road.

Police at 10:54 p.m. contacted a 26-year-old woman at a Sterling Highway business and arrested her on an outstanding warrant.

A person at 11:37 p.m. made a 911 call of a driver in a vehicle in an argument with a woman on foot at the Bishop’s Beach parking lot. Police responded and determined it was young people playing a prank on each other. All was OK.

June 4

A caller at 12:17 a.m. reported a noise disturbance at a Spit campground. Police contacted the parties involved and they agreed to keep the noise down for the night.

A caller at 2 p.m. reported a vicious dog on East Hill Road near Skyline Drive.

A person at 9:38 p.m. made a 911 call of a disturbance at a Lake Street address that happened earlier. Police advised the caller of options. At 9:45 p.m. the people involved in the disturbance contacted each other again in a parking lot and were yelling. Police responded and issued them disorderly conduct warnings.

A person at 11:39 p.m. made a 911 call of a possible “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint. Police contacted a man driving and found no impairment. Police issued a warning to the man about his driving.

June 5

A person made a 911 call of a man acting erratically and making threats toward the caller and his family at Karen Hornaday Park. Police responded and arrested the man for disorderly conduct.

A man at 8:20 a.m. came to the police station and reported a scam.

A woman at 12:05 p.m. came to the station for an itinerant merchant license application.

Police at 1:39 p.m. assisted Alaska State Troopers with an animal.

A caller at 2:53 p.m. reported broken glass in the road near Mile 172 Sterling Highway.

A person at 4:10 p.m. contacted an officer regarding parking violations on Mattox Road.

A caller at 4:30 p.m. reported a man who had been issued a trespass notice earlier had returned to a Sterling Highway property. Police responded and issued a summons for trespassing to a 45-year-old man.

A caller at 5:54 p.m. reported a suspicious person with a knife at Bishop’s Beach. Police responded but could not find the man.

A person at 6:58 p.m. made a 911 call of a drunk man at the airport. Police responded but could not find the man. At 8:30 p.m. they got a call of a drunk man causing a disturbance at an Ocean Drive Loop business. Police responded and took the man into protective custody.

A caller at 6:59 p.m. reported a man threatening a juvenile at Bishop’s Beach. Police responded.

June 6

Police at 2:36 a.m. contacted a drunk pedestrian on Pioneer Avenue. The person left with more sober people.

A person at 6:45 a.m. made a 911 call of a domestic dispute at Karen Hornaday Park. Police responded.

A caller at 9:37 a.m. asked for extra patrols of an Ocean Drive business.

Trooper dispatch at 1:25 p.m. passed on a REDDI complaint of a vehicle near Mile 164 Sterling Highway. Police could not find the suspect driver.

A person at 1:28 p.m. came to the station to report property lost on the Spit.

A woman at 2:20 p.m. came to the counter to have a civil issue documented.

Several people at 4:16 p.m. reported a drunk man at a Ben Walters Lane address. Police got the man a taxi.


May 30

Alaska State Troopers at 3:34 p.m. went to a vehicle crash near Mile 51 Sterling Highway near Cooper Landing. Troopers said a 24-year-old Tok man driving north in a Chevrolet Sonic crossed the center line and hit a cargo trailer being towed by a 36-year-old Homer man driving south in a Chevrolet Suburban. Everyone involved wore seat belts and escaped injury. Troopers cited the Tok man for failure to drive on the right side of a roadway. Alcohol was not a factor.

June 1

Troopers issued summons to a 73-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman, both of Kenai, for criminal trespassing at a property in Tuxedni Bay on the west side of Cook Inlet. The couple were charged after an investigation showed they were on property in Tuxedni Bay which they had been previously trespassed from.

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 June 2:


Frank W. Thompson, 56, charge dismissed, disorderly conduct.

Clinton A. Bush, 42, pleaded guilty at his arraignment to violating a domestic violence protective order. He was fined $2,000 with $1,000 suspended and sentenced to 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; and was placed on probation for one year.

Criminal Court

Angela M. Glaves, 41, third-degree criminal mischief, a felony; fourth-degree theft.

Neal E. Rosenthal, 42, driving without a valid operator’s license, no motor vehicle insurance.

Jennifer S. Joyner, 30, driving under the influence.

Tracee K. Hanley, 26, second-degree forgery, a felony; third-degree theft.

Francesca M. Trippe, 54, Anchor Point, DUI.

Charles W. Tangman, 32, Anchor Point, second-degree theft, a felony.

Rebecca N. Mohlman, 37, failure to appear in court.

Sara M. Roderick, 43, driving while license revoked, cancelled or suspended.

Civil Court

Joseph Gardner III v. Kathy Ann Roberts, temporary restraining order granted.

In the matter of Zachary Atchley and Hannah Jones, dissolution of marriage.

Tiffani Couch v. Alicia Kupczyk-Gregory, temporary restraining order granted.

Small Claims

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union v. Timothy Cissney, debt.