Courts Report

Courts

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Dec. 19:

Judgments

Michael E. Kirsch, 39, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of disorderly conduct. He was 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.

Mickey R. Todd, 47, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of violating required permit hunt conditions, a violation. He was fined $200 and ordered to pay $10 to support the Police Training Fund.

Stephen Kitson, 19, pleaded guilty to protection of fish and game — driving a vehicle across a salmon stream. Imposition of sentence was suspended subject to the condition that he perform 40 hours of community work service and pay restitution in an amount to be determined. He was placed on probation for one year.

Connor R. Smith, 23, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of hunting seasons and bag limits, a violation. He was fined $300.

Eric D. Hinsberger, 39, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of hunting seasons and bag limits. He was fined $500 with $300 suspended, ordered to pay $10 to support the Police Training Fund and was placed on probation for one year.

William Folks Varn III, 26, St. Simons Island, Ga., pleaded guilty to waste of salmon. He was fined $1,000 with $550 suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and was placed on probation for two years.

Kari M. Arno, 54, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of failure to seal horns and antlers, a violation. She was fined $200 and ordered to pay $10 to support the Police Training Fund.

Kennith J. Upton, 27, pleaded guilty to second degree criminal trespass. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 15 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered not to have contact with Safeway; and was placed on probation for three years. He also pleaded guilty to third-degree theft and was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended and sentenced to 120 days in jail with 90 days suspended and ordered to apply for an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend and pay restitution.

Ryan M. Josephson, 20, pleaded guilty to sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, marijuana. He was fined $150 and ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund.

Kellie D. Kvasnikoff, 51, pleaded guilty to hunting seasons and bag limits. He was fined $3,000 with $2,000 suspended and sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund, a $100 probation surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to forfeit moose meat and antlers; and had his hunting license revoked for one year. He also pleaded guilty to making a false statement on his license application and was fined $300 with $300 suspended.

Margaret L. Goodatlaw, 24, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal mischief. She was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 20 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $100 probation surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to apply for an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend and pay restitution; and was placed on probation for one year.

Daniel L. Martin, 35, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree theft. He was fined $250 with $250 suspended and sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $100 probation surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered not to have any contact with Ulmer’s Drug and Hardware; and was placed on probation for one year.

Nickolas L. Lancaster, 28, pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended and ordered to perform 80 hours of community work service; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to forfeit items seized; had his driver’s license revoked for 90 days; and was placed on probation for two years.

Richard A. Tice, 49, pleaded guilty at his arraignment to second-degree criminal trespass. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 55 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered not to have contact with K-Bay Caffé; and was placed on probation for two years.

Criminal Court

Lucky D. Ackerman, 36, third-degree assault, kidnapping, felony indictment.

Beau E.H. Turner, 23, violating a domestic violence protective order.

Forest W. Bond, 28, fifth-degree criminal mischief, interfering with a report of domestic violence.

Pepper Martushev, 38, no motor vehicle liability insurance.

Kenneth W. Kvasnikoff, 44, Ninilchik, violating conditions of release.

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