State Trooper Reports

June 28

Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a 29-year-old Homer man for failure to store nets more than 75 fathoms long in the Bristol Bay salmon fishery.

June 29

Wildlife troopers cited a 35-year-old Homer man for commercial fishing in closed waters during the Bristol Bay salmon fishery.

Wildlife troopers cited a 52-year-old Homer man for personal-use dipnet fishing in closed waters near Kasilof.

Wildlife troopers cited seven Homer people for personal-use dipnet fishing in closed waters near Kasilof.

July 1

Alaska State Troopers at 6:58 p.m. went to a single-car crash near Mile 9 East End Road. Troopers said a 24-year-old woman driving a 1992 Toyota 4-Runner tried to make a right-hand turn onto Walter Drive because she was driving too fast. The car left the road and rolled several times. The woman was taken to South Peninsula Hospital with injuries. Trooper said alcohol is a factor in the crash. An investigation is continuing.

July 2

Wildlife troopers cited a 29-year-old Homer man for commercial fishing in closed waters during the Bristol Bay salmon fishery.

Troopers at 10:40 p.m. made a traffic stop on a 36-year-old Homer man riding a 1986 Honda motorcycle on Kachemak Drive near East End Road. Troopers said the man drove twice the speed limit and crossed the centerline. Troopers arrested him for driving under the influence.

Wildlife troopers cited a 52-year-old Ninilchik man for failing to log his harvest of sockeye salmon from the Kasilof River on his upper cook inlet personal-use salmon fishery permit.

July 3

Troopers at 10:16 a.m. contacted a 22-year-old Ninilchik woman at her home and arrested her on an outstanding warrant.

July 4

Troopers at 2:34 p.m. contacted a 43-year-old Anchor Point woman driving a blue Chevrolet Blazer at an Anchor Point gas station off the Sterling Highway after receiving a “report every drunk driver immediately” complaint. Troopers arrested the woman for DUI and violating conditions of release.

Troopers at 6:21 p.m. went to a report of an all-terrain vehicle crash on the Whiskey Gulch beach north of Anchor Point. Anchor Point Emergency Medical Services also responded. A 23-year-old Wasilla woman suffered serious injuries when her ATV flipped forward while crossing Stariski Creek. A passenger behind her, a 22-year-old Wasilla woman, had minor injuries. The driver stood up after the crash but then collapsed into the water. Fellow riders took the woman to the highway. EMTs transported her to South Peninsula Hospital and she was medevaced to Providence Alaska Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 3:26 a.m. July 5. Next of kin has been notified. Troopers said they believe alcohol was involved.

Troopers at 8:46 p.m. received a report of an assault and robbery on Milo Fritz Road in Anchor Point. A woman said she was struck from behind by a man who then took her money. The woman said she fought back. She described the man as a white male about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build. Troopers said they suspect the woman was targeted because she was drunk. Emergency Medical Services EMTs took the woman to South Peninsula Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Troopers have not identified any suspects. Troopers ask anyone with information on the assault to contact the Anchor Point Post at 235-8239.

July 5

Troopers at 7:09 a.m. went to the Deep Creek boat launch in Ninilchik for an accident with serious injuries. Troopers said a 56-year-old Sterling man was removing straps on his boat when a Ford van towing a charter boat and trailer hit the man. The man was dragged by the trailer a short distance and suffered a serious leg injury. Troopers said a 30-year-old Ninilchik man driving the van pulled around the Sterling man’s boat and trailer when the Ford’s brakes failed and he tried to avoid hitting the trailer. An investigation is continuing.

Highway Patrol Troopers at 1:40 p.m. stopped a 26-year-old Homer man for speeding near Mile 52 Seward Highway. The man had two warrants and was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail.

Wildlife troopers cited a 45-year-old Homer man for personal-use fishing on the Kasilof River without having a valid resident sport fish license.