Cops and courts

Homer Police

Oct. 4

A caller at 4:22 p.m. reported two intoxicated subjects walking down the street at Fairview Avenue and Karen Hornaday Road, barely able to stand up. An officer responded to the scene.

Two callers at 5:09 p.m. reported the same child custody issue. An officer responded to the scene.

A caller at 5:10 p.m. reported someone unknown had used his debit card. An officer advised the caller.

A caller at 6:45 p.m. reported receiving a harassing text. An officer spoke with the caller.

A caller at 7:55 p.m. reported a civil problem that was escalating on East Pioneer Avenue. No officer was available at the time of the call and civil options were advised.

A caller at 9:36 p.m. reported suspicious circumstances in neighbor’s yard on Kachemak Drive.

A caller at 9:05 p.m. requested patrol due to suspicious activity on Pennock Street.

Oct. 5

A caller at 12:22 a.m. reported an active assault. Officers responded to the scene and arrested a 25-year-old male for assault – family, strongarm.

A caller at 9:42 a.m. requested a male be trespassed from residence. An officer advised the male of trespass.

A caller at 9:38 a.m. requested extra patrols on residence on Claudia Street.

A caller at 11:44 a.m. reported theft from vehicle after the fact on East Pioneer Avenue. An officer advised the caller.

A caller at 1:51 p.m. reported theft from watercraft after the fact on Kachemak Drive. An office advised the caller.

An officer at 3:32 p.m. contacted a 45-year-old male fugitive from justice on Kachemak Drive.

A caller at 11:29 p.m. reported dogs barking for several hours on Soundview Avenue. An officer resonded to the scene, but no one was home at the residence. The incident was forwarded to an animal control officer.

Oct. 6

A caller at 3:02 p.m. reported a traffic hazard due to vehicles parked in street on Ocean Drive Loop. An officer contacted involved party regarding parking issue.

A caller at 7 p.m. requested a welfare check on a female acting strangely on East Pioneer Avenue.

Oct. 8

A caller at 9:51 a.m. reported an intoxicated driver on Lake Street. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

A caller at 1:17 p.m. reported inappropriate contact by an unknown subject on Greatland Street. An officer responded to the scene.

A caller at 2 p.m. reported checks stolen from vehicle. An officer advised the caller.

A caller at 4:47 p.m. reported unknown subjects entering a business office on Sterling Highway. NOthing was taken and no damage was observed. An officer advised options.

A caller at 6:22 p.m. reported an after the fact dog bite that occurred earlier in the evening on the bypass. An officer and animal control officer advised.

A caller at 7:21 p.m. requested patrol on Kachemak Drive due to suspicious activity in the afternoon.

Oct. 9

A caller at 1 p.m. reported a stray dog outside business on East Pioneer Avenue. An animal patrol officer and officer went to the scene to retrieve the dog.

A caller at 2:13 p.m. reported theft of vehicle on the bypass. An officer advised the caller.

Oct. 10

A caller at 5:46 p.m. reported a disturbance in a business parking lot on the bypass. Parties were separated prior to police arrival and officers were unable to locate them upon arrival to the area.

A caller at 7:32 p.m. reported a possible burglary in progress at a hotel room on Ocean Drive Loop. An officer responded to the scene and arrested a 48-year-old male for a probation violation.

Oct. 11

A caller at 12:57 a.m. reported an intoxicated male at residence and requested officer response. An officer responded to the scene and found no crime had occurred.


Sept. 29

Alaska State Troopers contacted a 58-year-old male Anchor Point resident driving a white Ford Bronco after identifying him from a photo. A search revealed an active warrant, which troopers arrested him on.

Sept. 30

Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles on Sept. 30 at 6:03 p.m. A green Mazda driven by a 48-year-old female Kenai resident was following a blue Chevrolet pickup driven by a 47-year-old male Clam Gulch resident too closely and crashed into the rear of the Chevrolet. No injuries were reported and all involved were wearing their seat belts.

Oct. 2

Alaska State Troopers identified one of two pilots who died in a plane crash near the village of Togiak as Timothy Cline, 43, of Homer. On Oct. 2 at 1:26 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of an emergency locator transmitter activation from a Cessna 208B operated by Hageland Aviation. Troopers responded with a department helicopter and successfully located the crash site. Investigation revelated the aircraft was traveling from Quinhagak to Togiak with three people on board, two of which were Hageland Aviation Pilots whenthe aircraft crashed. No survivors were located. Next of kin of the identified crash victims has been notified by law enforcement.

Oct. 3

Alaska State Troopers contacted a 44-year-old male Nikolaevsk resident at 7:38 p.m. at his residence and arrested him, after a brief foot pursuit, on an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Oct. 6

Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a drunk driver on the Sterling Highway near mile 171. Troopers located the vehicle near mile 161 of the Sterling Highway and attempted a traffic stop. The red Chevrolet Lumina failed to yield and lead troopers on a short pursuit before losing control and crashing into the ditch. The driver, a 30-year-old male Homer resident who had active arrest warrants, fled on foot into the woods and was unable to be located. A short time later troopers took a report of a stolen vehicle from the same area that the male had fled into the woods. The white Dodge 2500 was observed traveling towards Homer and the driver lead troopers and Homer Police Department on a pursuit. The pursuit came to an end in the Homer Boat Yard and the male attempted to flee on foot again but was caught by two Homer Police officers and taken into custody. Investigation on scene determined the driver was driving while intoxicated and has a prior felony DUI conviction within 10 years, making this also a felony. He also has a revoked driver’s license for a DUI conviction until the year 2060. The male was taken to Homer Jail and charged with two counts of failing to stop in the first degree, felony DUI, assault in the third degree, driving with license revoked, reckless driving, vehicle theft in the first degree and resisting arrest. He was also arrested for two outstanding warrants for violating the terms of his felony probation and charges of theft, criminal trespass in the first and driving with license revoked. He is being held without bail pending arraignment. The two assault charges are from citizens reporting almost being struck by the driver during his attempt to flee law enforcement. Anyone who witnessed the pursuit and had to take evasive action due to his driving is asked to contact Anchor Point Troopers at 235-8239.

Oct. 8

Alaska State Troopers contacted a 33-year-old Anchor Point woman at 2:26 p.m. at her residence and arrested her on an outstanding warrant.

Oct. 9

Alaska State Troopers contacted a 38-year-old Anchor Point male at his residence and arrested him on an outstanding warrant.

Oct. 9

Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop at 7:48 p.m. on the Sterling Highway in Anchor Point and contacted a 71-year-old male driver. Investigation revealed the man was operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to Anchor Point Trooper Post for a breath sample and afterwards remanded at Homer Jail.

Oct. 10

Alaska State Troopers contacted at 26-year-old Anchor Point male at his residence and arrested him on an outstanding warrant.

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 Oct. 17:

Criminal Court

Benjamin Lee Adamson, 31, DUI – alcohol or controlled substance.

Nicholas Guarnere, 34, driving with license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited.

Joseph William Gittins, 30, disorderly conduct – loud noise; resisting or interfering with arrest by force; assault in the fourth degree.

Jonny Dean Redden, 55, driving without a valid operating license.

Domnin V. Martushev, 44, assault in the fourth degree.

Daryn Holmes, 38, assault four.

Warren Charles Cotter Belford, 31, criminal trespass two; concealing merchandise under $250.

Gregory J. Erhart, 25, assault in the fourth degree.

Civil Court

Darnell M. Bullock v. Claude M. Bullock, divorce.

Small Claims

Kenai Peninsula Borough v. C View Cabins LLC et al.