Information about fire, police, and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Homer Volunteer Fire Department
Nov. 28-Dec. 4
Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to nine Advanced Life Support emergencies and nine Basic Life Support emergencies, for a total of 18 Emergency Medical Service-related tone outs. There was one motor vehicle accident-related call and three fire-related calls.
Kachemak Emergency Services Area
Nov. 28-Dec. 4
Kachemak Emergency Services responded to five emergency medical services and one fire call.
Western Emergency Services
Nov. 28-Dec. 11
Western Emergency Services responded to 12 medical calls and three fire calls the week of Nov. 28 through Dec. 4 and to six medical calls and two fire calls the week of Dec. 5 through Dec. 11.
Homer Police Department
At 12:45 p.m., a Municipal Corrections Officer discovered contraband in an inmate’s belongings. A 30-year-old Anchor Point resident was charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and promoting contraband.
At 4:59 a.m., a 43-year-old Homer resident was arrested on an outstanding warrant for violating conditions of release.
At 9:34 a.m., a theft was reported in the Frisbee Court area. It is under investigation.
At 12:26 p.m., officers assisted the Homer Volunteer Fire Department with a medical call on Ben Walters Lane.
At 3:14 p.m., a theft was reported on the Homer Spit. It is under investigation.
At 4:48 p.m., a theft was reported at Homer High School. It is under investigation.
At 10:06 p.m., officers contacted a 56-year-old Homer resident and charged him with violating conditions of release.
At about 4:40 a.m., multiple callers reported a large structure fire. Homer Volunteer Fire Department, Kachemak Emergency Services, and Western Emergency Services responded to the scene. No one was injured.
At 4:35 p.m., a caller reported fraud. The case is under investigation.
At 8:34 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a 24-year-old Homer resident, who was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to the Homer Jail.
At 2:26 a.m., Homer police conducted a traffic stop on a 44-year-old Kasilof resident, who was arrested for driving under the influence and misconduct involving a weapon and taken to the Homer Jail.
Alaska State Troopers
At 6:16 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Berussa Street in Ninilchik for a moving violation. After investigation revealed that the driver, a 25-year-old Ninilchik resident, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Homer Jail without bail.
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.
Kole Andrew Requena, 30, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance – previous conviction for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance in the preceding 10 years; and first-degree promoting contraband – controlled substance, Homer case.
Alexander Isaac Ball, 30, third-degree arson – burn motor vehicle on public land; third-degree criminal mischief – damage $750 or more; and failure to control/report fire – legal duty, Homer case.
Janelle Marie Gassler, 37, unlawful contact per court-ordered; and violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, Anchor Point case.
Tadhg Bernardo Scholz, 24, driving under the influence, alcohol or controlled substance, Homer case.
Paul Anton Slettedahl, Jr., driving under the influence; and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons – possession while intoxicated, Homer case.