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

Jan. 23-29

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to three medical calls.

Homer Fire

Jan. 23-29

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 17 medical calls and two fire alarm calls.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Jan. 23-29

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to two medical calls.

Homer Police

Jan. 24

A caller at 8:54 a.m. asked police to do a welfare check on a person at a Main Street address.

A caller at 10:54 a.m. reported receiving a Publishers Clearing House scam.

An officer at 11:37 a.m. provided information to a business regarding explosives.

A man at 12:35 p.m. reported the WKFL Park public restrooms needed attention. Police notifed Public Works.

A caller at 1:04 p.m. reported vandalism at a Freight Dock Road address on the Spit.

Police at 9:44 p.m. served a trespass notice to a person at a Main Street address.

Jan. 25

A caller at 7:09 a.m. reported hearing noise from a Lupine Court business. Police responded and determined a snowplow operator was in the area.

A caller at 11:33 a.m. reported a man driving recklessly at Bishop’s Beach.

A caller at 12:17 p.m. reported a purse was stolen. Police determined the complaint was unfounded.

A caller at 1 p.m. reported a drunk man drove away from a Greatland Street business. A dispatcher issued a “be on the lookout” notice to officers.

A caller at 3:25 p.m. reported losing a gold ring.

A caller at 9:22 p.m. asked police to do a welfare check on a woman at a Fairview Avenue address.

A caller at 10:14 p.m. reported seeing a person known to have a suspended license driving in the area.

Police at 10:49 p.m. removed debris from West Hill Road.

Jan. 26

A caller at 3:18 a.m. reported suspicious circumstances at a Mattox Road address.

A caller at 11:48 a.m. reported losing a wallet in the Soundview Avenue area.

A caller at 6:41 p.m. reported a theft from a Greatland Street building.

A caller at 7:33 p.m. provided information on missing juveniles. Police forwarded the information to an agency.

Police at 10:20 p.m. served a temporary restraining order on a person.

Jan. 27

Police at 1:28 a.m. assisted medics at a Lee Drive address.

A caller at 10:29 a.m. reported a shoplifter at an East End Road business. Police responded and issued a summons for fourth-degree theft to a 28-year-old man.

A caller at 11:31 a.m. reported seeing a shoplifter on video at a Lake Street store. Police issued a summons for fourth-degree theft to a 19-year-old man.

A caller at 3:33 p.m. reported a suspicious vehicle at a Pioneer Avenue parking lot. Police contacted the driver and did a probations search.

A caller at 3:38 p.m. made a “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint of a driver on the Sterling Highway. Police stopped the suspect driver, a 52-year-old man, and arrested him for DUI and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Several people at 4:49 p.m. made 911 calls for a vehicle-moose collision on East End Road.

A caller at 6:02 p.m. reported a drunk pedestrian.

A caller at 11:04 p.m. made a noise complaint at a Pioneer Avenue business. Police responded.

Jan. 28

A driver at 10:40 a.m. reported being in an accident with another vehicle on East End Road. Police responded.

A woman at 1 p.m. came to the police station counter with a question regarding Homeland Security.

A caller at 1:27 p.m. asked police about the legality of cannabidiol, or CBD, oil.

A caller at 3:35 p.m. reported slippery road conditions on Pioneer Avenue. Police advised Public Works.

A person at 3:43 p.m. made a 911 call of a domestic dispute at a Ben Walters Lane address. Police responded and found the incident did not rise to the level of a crime.

A caller at 5:30 p.m. reported being harassed through Facebook.

A caller at 6:05 p.m. reported a child custody issue.

A caller at 10:33 p.m. reported suspicious circumstances at a Forest Glen Avenue address.

Jan. 29

A caller at 2:44 p.m. reported a theft from a Pioneer Avenue yard.

A caller at 2:46 p.m. reported a hit-and-run crash on Ocean Drive.

A caller at 3:11 p.m. reported a drunk man at a Sterling Highway store. Police responded and the man was taken to South Peninsula Hospital.

A caller at 5:55 p.m. reported a possible water-main break on Svedlund Street. Police and Public Works responded.

A caller at 6:15 p.m. reported a vehicle hit a bald eagle near Mile 168 Sterling Highway.

Police at 6:56 p.m. contacted a driver on East Hill Road and warned the driver for failure to provide proof of insurance.

Police at 7:37 p.m. issued a summons for driving while license suspended to a 25-year-old man driving on the Sterling Highway near Mount Augustine Drive.

Jan. 30

A person at 10:35 a.m. turned in a found cell phone.

A caller at 11:37 a.m. reported fraud at a Bartlett Street business.

A caller at 11:54 a.m. reported a person driving with a revoked license on Ocean Drive. Police responded.

A caller at 12:24 p.m. asked police to do a welfare check.


Jan. 12

Alaska State Troopers at 10:45 a.m. went to a report of a domestic-violence protective order violation in Ninilchik. Troopers said a 46-year-old Ninilchik man violated the order by contacting the petitioner through an electronic device. Troopers contacted the man and issued him a summons for violating a domestic-violence protective order. At 2:03 p.m. Jan. 12, troopers received another report that the same man violated a protective order. Troopers arrested the man.

Jan. 23

Troopers at 7:37 p.m. received a report after the fact that a 63-year-old Nikolaevsk man assaulted family members. Troopers contacted the man at his home and arrested him.

Jan. 25

Troopers at 4 p.m. received a report of a damaged vehicle that has been stripped of parts while parked in the North Fork Road area in Anchor Point. The caller said someone had taken from his Ford F350 pickup truck the driver’s side mirror, transmission. VHF radio and tools. The truck also had damage to the rear window and passenger side door. The man said the theft happened sometime in the past three weeks. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-478-HALT. Investigation continues.

Troopers at 6:27 p.m. received a report that a 1984 Jeep Cherokee had been stolen near the Old Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. The Jeep didn’t have seats or an engine. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-478-HALT. Investigation continues.

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 Jan. 31:


Reily Arambul, 21, charges dismissed, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, two counts.

Derek Jokay-Szilagyi, 44, charge dismissed, disorderly conduct.

Kenneth J. Johannes, 59, Anchorage, charge dismissed, felony driving under the influence. He pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving. He was sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended. He also pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited and was sentenced to 90 days in jail. His driver’s license was revoked for 90 days. He pleaded guilty to a second charge of driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked or limited and was sentenced to 60 days in jail.

Justin A. Coldberg Keef, 33, Anchorage, charge dismissed, fourth-degree assault. He pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief. He was fined $500 with $400 suspended and sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 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

Lawrence M. Hill, 64, fourth-degree theft.

Travis J. Kellerman, 27, driving under the influence.

Tiffani L. Couch, 23, fourth-degree theft.

John T. Adams, l60, second-degree theft, a felony.

Jessy J. Ackerman, 27, fourth-degree theft.

Donny R. Summerlin, 63, Nikolaevsk, fourth-degree assault, two counts, domestic violence related.

Scot A. Gilliand, 52, DUI, first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Elias J. Graham, 19, fourth-degree theft.

Tanner O. Connelly, 25, fourth-degree theft.

Rheanna R. Tussey, 23, fourth-degree theft.

Peter P. Basargin, 28, fourth-degree theft.

Francis Richter, 67, DUI.

Civil Court

Midland Funding LLC v. Christopher Whissell, debt.

Alaska Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development v. Feodor F. Martushev, debt.

John and Susan Cox v. Darienne Campbell and Angus Isaac, other real estate matter.

Faith Summerlin v. Donny R. Summerlin, temporary restraining order granted.

In the matter of Fischer Tobben Spurklan, change of name to Fischer Tobben Corazza Spurkland.

Malia S. Anderson v. Emmett J. Anderson, temporary restraining order granted; motion to dissolve or modify TRO.

Emmett J. Anderson v. Malia S. Anderson, temporary restraining order granted.