Homer Police Reports

Aug. 18

A camp fee collector at 7:30 a.m. turned in prescription medicine found at a vacant campsite at Karen Hornaday Park. Police destroyed the medicine.

A person at 11:42 a.m. made a 911 call of a woman yelling and screaming at an East End Road business. Police issued the woman a one-year trespass notice from the business.

A caller at 10:57 a.m. reported fish left near the Reber Trailhead on Reber Road and was concerned about bears.

Several people at 3:29 p.m. made 911 calls with “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaints of drivers on Pioneer Avenue. Police contacted the suspect drivers and issued them summonses for reckless driving.

Police at 9:41 p.m. assisted Alaska State Troopers with a driving under the influence investigation.

Aug. 19

A caller at 12:53 a.m. made a noise complaint of loud bass music in the Kachemak Drive area. Police responded and could not locate the source, but suspected construction activity with rolling and paving equipment might have been the cause of the noise heard.

A caller at 3:20 a.m. reported a barking dog in the Alder Lane area. Police could not find the dog, but after another complaint at 11:14 p.m., found the dog and took it to the animal shelter.

An employee at 9:38 a.m. reported a shoplifter at a Sterling Highway store. Police responded and charged a juvenile girl with fourth-degree theft.

A caller at 9:58 a.m. reported an abandoned 2000 Ford pickup at Bishop’s Beach.

A caller at 3:30 p.m. reported possible drug activity seen at the Jack Gist Park ball fields the day before.

A caller at 4:28 p.m. reported drug activity associated with a white pickup truck at Ben Walters Lane.

A woman at 5:30 p.m. reported losing rental car keys on Pioneer Avenue.

A mental health worker at 5:35 p.m. asked police to do a welfare check on a man in the Fairview Avenue area. Police provided the man transportation to South Peninsula Hospital.

A man at 6:35 p.m. said he had received many phone calls from a woman unknown to him who insisted she had the correct phone number even though she was told she did not. Police contacted the woman.

Aug. 20

Police at 7:59 a.m. did school zone patrols on the Sterling Highway for Homer Middle School and on East End Road for Paul Banks Elementary School.

A caller at 12:24 p.m. reported a cell phone lost at sea.

Police at 10:30 a.m. served a subpoena.

A person at 1:01 p.m. made a 911 call of a float plane adrift in Beluga Lake that could not get to shore. Police advised the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities who towed the plane to shore.

A man at 1 p.m. reported fishing rods and reels, an anchor and line stolen from a boat on East End Road.

A person at 1:20 p.m. went to the police station for subpoena service.

Police at 5:33 p.m. assisted medics with a call at Homer High School.

A caller at 6:30 p.m. reported a drunk man staggering near the roadway on the Homer Spit. Police responded and warned the man to stay out of the road.

A man at 7:27 p.m. flagged down an officer on the Spit to report he lost his wallet. A person later turned in the wallet at the station and it was returned to the owner.

Police at 7:15 p.m. assisted firefighters at a Sterling Highway store.

Police at 11:24 p.m. warned a driver for stopping the roadway on East End Road.

Police at 11:42 p.m. stopped a person speeding near Mile 170 Sterling Highway and issued the drive a warning. The driver asked for help in taking a pregnant woman to the hospital. Police provided an escort to the hospital.

Aug. 21

A drunk woman at 4:53 a.m. made a 911 call asking for a welfare check and information at a Ben Walters Lane address. Police responded and found the woman was OK.

Police at 7:20 a.m. served a subpoena.

Police at 7:30 a.m. did training at a local gun range.

A woman at 7:35 a.m. reported a man continually coming to her place of employment on Pioneer Avenue and giving her unwanted attention.

A caller at 11:35 a.m, made a “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint of a person in a tan Ford passing unsafely and speeding on Kachemak Drive. Police could not locate the suspect.

An employee at 12:03 p.m. reported four young men left the store with unpaid items and drove away in a small passenger car. Police found the men and charged three men, all 18, with fourth-degree theft and issued them one-year trespass notices from the store.

A caller at 12:41 p.m. reported a laptop computer was stolen from a Soundview Avenue church several weeks ago.

A man at 1:16 p.m. reported his tablet computer stolen from a Pioneer Avenue store while he was shopping there. The man later said his tablet was returned.

A city worker at 1:56 p.m. reported a mobile food vendor was plugged into city power. Police contacted the vendor and advised the vendor to seek alternate power sources.

A caller at 3:29 p.m. reported a drug transaction happening near Bayview Park on Main Street. Police responded but couldn’t find the suspects.

A woman at 3:30 p.m. reported losing binoculars at Land’s End on Aug. 18.

A man at 6:10 p.m. turned in a bicycle found at Ben Walters Park.

A caller at 9:15 p.m. reported a civil dispute over property on Easy Street. Police advised the caller of options.

A woman at 9:17 p.m. reported hearing possible gun shots in the Beluga Court area. Police responded and found people shooting off fireworks. Police told the people that fireworks are prohibited.

Aug. 22

A caller at 9 a.m. reported vandalism at a Sterling Highway business.

Police at 1:36 p.m. warned the driver of a white 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck for failure to yield to a pedestrian on Bayview Avenue near Kachemak Way.

A caller at 1:58 p.m. reported a drunk man was on a flight to Homer. Police contacted the suspect, a 54-year-old man, driving on Ocean Drive and arrested him for DUI.

A caller at 4:41 p.m. reported ATV damager on private property on Skyline Drive.

Aug. 23

A caller at 9:04 a.m. reported an eagle with a trap on its leg that kept it from flying in the East End Road area. Police notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Police at 2:43 p.m. contacted a driver who passed a car in a crosswalk on the Sterling Highway. The driver said there were mechanical issues with the car. Police cited the driver for not having insurance.

A caller at 5:02 p.m. reported a suspicious car with possible wanted subjects.

A person at 10:55 p.m. reported a drunk pedestrian on East End Road. Police responded but could not find the drunk person.

Aug. 24

A caller at 7:58 a.m. reported a stolen car. Police responded and found the car, a 1997 Subaru, in the ditch near a home on Saltwater Drive. The complaint was unfounded.

A caller at 7 p.m. reported a seal head on a fish cleaning table at Ramp 6 at the harbor. Police notified a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official. Police did not know if the seal had been a legal take under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Aug. 25

A woman at 4:43 a.m. made a 911 call of an unwanted person at an Aspen Lane home. Police responded.

A woman at 1:03 p.m. reported a car parked intermittently on the road on Aspen Lane. Police told the registered owner  to move the car.

A woman at 5:44 p.m. asked police to do a welfare check on a child at an Ocean Drive Loop address. Police contacted a boy at the residence and found all was OK.

A caller at 6:19 p.m. reported dogs barking for hours at a Crittenden Drive address. Police notified the animal control officer.

A man at 8:17 p.m. made a 911 call with a “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint on East End Road. Police responded but could not find the suspect driver.

Aug. 26

A man at 6;41 a.m. reported a driver in a semi-tractor trailer tailgated him on Pioneer Avenue. Police contacted the driver and discussed improper driving habits.