State Trooper Report

April 6

Alaska State Troopers at 12:04 p.m. were notified of a juvenile party with alcohol and marijuana that occurred over the weekend of April 3-5 in Ninilchik. An adult older than 21 was reported to have been there. Troopers are investigating allegations of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-478-HALT (478-4258).

April 12

Troopers 12:27 a.m. received a report of a burglary and theft from a Ninilchik home. A .50-caliber black powder rifle and a DVD player were stolen from the home as well as some tools. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-478-HALT (478-4258).

Troopers at 12:53 p.m. received a report of a theft from a Ninilchik home. Troopers said a glass-pack exhaust modification had been removed and stolen from a car parked in the driveway. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-478-HALT (478-4258).

April 15

Troopers went to a report of a theft at a Homer home. About $700 in items was taken from the home while it had been unoccupied for two months.

April 17

Troopers at 10:57 p.m. received a 911 call that an 18-year-old Homer man was unresponsive at a Cooper Landing address. Cooper Landing Emergency Services and troopers from the Crown Point Post, Seward, responded. Medics declared the man dead at 11:30 p.m. Troopers notified the Alaska State Medical Examiner and released the body to a funeral home. Next of kin was notified. No foul play was suspected.

April 18

Troopers at 10:58 a.m. received a call of an unexpected death of a 75-year-old man at his Ninilchik home. Investigation revealed the death to be natural. Troopers notified the State Medical Examiner’s Office and did not request an autopsy. The body was released to the family who were on scene. There were no indications of foul play. 

Troopers at 2:15 p.m. made a traffic stop on the driver of a gray Mazda pickup truck near Mile 143 Sterling Highway near Ninilchik. Troopers said the driver, a 63-year-old Anchorage man, had a revoked license and arrested him for driving while license revoked.

April 20

Troopers at 6:10 p.m. while on patrol near Mile 145.5 Sterling Highway saw a red Toyota Corolla with an expired license. Troopers stopped the driver, a 32-year-old Ninilchik woman, and found she had a suspended license for failure to maintain liability insurance. Troopers issued her a citation for driving while license suspended.

April 23

Troopers cited a 22-year-old Anchor Point man for failure to stop for a school bus after a bus driver reported the driver of a white sedan passed a school bus with lights flashing on North Fork Road.

Troopers went to a report of a burglary at a Ninilchik home. Troopers said someone stole a fuel heating unit valued at about $1,200.

April 24

Troopers at 6:50 p.m. contacted a 25-year-old Ninilchik man at a Pioneer Avenue bar and arrested him on a warrant for failure to appear in court on an original charge of driving while license revoked.


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 April 24:

Criminal Court

Hugh D. Cowan III, 27, third-degree misconduct involving weapons, felony indictment, April 10 incident; third-degree theft, Jan. 23 incident.

Dustin T. Orr, 26, Arcadia, Fla., driving under the influence, refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Kyle R. Hock, 26, driving while license revoked.

Kondrati F. Memetiev, 63, Anchorage, driving while license revoked.

Hailey R. Wilkens, 13, driving without a valid operator’s license.

Gabriel Munoz, 21, driving while license suspended.

Maranda L. Moore, 32, Ninilchik, driving while license suspended.

Nathan W. Vandecoevering, 41, driving while license revoked, violating conditions of release.

Diana L. Hurn, 42, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, possession of brass knuckles.

Civil Court

Patrick Ottobre v. Kathy L. Ottobre, temporary restraining order granted.

Mark Orzel v. Anja Salokangas, temporary restraining order granted.

In the matter of Stephen Charles Tally, change of name to Taz Tally.

Markley Stover et al. v. Raymond Morgan et al., eviction.

Michael A. Pruitt v. Abigail J. Pruitt, divorce.

Buck A. Jones v. Tamekia M. Jones, divorce.

In the matter of Nikos Joseph Parse, change of name to Nikos Joseph Kilcher.

Tami Mowrey v. Shannon Radford, eviction.

Greg Yakunin v. Tabitha A. Campbell, eviction.

Rosie Gomez v. Guadalupe J. Ojeda, foreign custody and support order.

In the matter of Jorge E. Davila Castellanos and Melanie Mach, dissolution of marriage.

Small Claims

Joel Washek v. Ralph Torres et al., debt.