Town Crier

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

Dec. 14-20

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to nine medical calls and five fire or rescue calls.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Dec. 14-20

Emergency medical technicians responded to six medical calls and three fire calls.

Western Emergency Services

Dec. 14-20

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to eight medical calls and one fire call.

Homer Police

Dec. 20

Homer Police at 12:29 a.m. went to a disturbance and arrested a 60-year-old Nanwalek man for two counts of fourth-degree assault. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

Police at 2:54 a.m. went to a disturbance and arrested a 55-year-old Homer woman for two counts of third-degree assault, first-degree criminal trespassing and two counts of disorderly conduct. She was taken to the Homer Jail.

Alaska State Troopers

Dec. 12

Alaska State Troopers on Sept. 7 received a report of damaged and stolen items from an Alaska Department of Fish and Game weir on the Anchor River. Following an investigation, troopers alleged that a 37-year-old Anchor Point man and a 38-year-old Anchor Point woman had damaged and stolen the items. On Dec. 12 troopers arrested the man on theft and criminal mischief charges as well as an unrelated warrant. They issued a summons to the woman on the same charges.

Dec. 17

Troopers at 5:06 p.m. went to a home near Mile 10.5 East End Road for a report of a disturbance involving a firearm. Troopers said a 74-year-old Homer man discharged a firearm with reckless disregard for risk of damaging property and risking public safety. Troopers arrested the man for fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and took him to the Homer Jail. Alcohol was a contributing factor.

Dec. 19

Troopers at 7:05 p.m. went to a Green Timbers Road home for a report that a 22-year-old Homer man violated conditions of release. Troopers arrested the man on a charge of violating conditions of release and took him to the Homer Jail.

Dec. 20

Troopers at 1:29 a.m. received a report that a vehicle hit two moose at Mile 162 Sterling Highway, causing injury to the driver, a 30-year-old Homer man. A private vehicle took the man to South Peninsula Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The car was a total loss. A local charity salvaged the moose meat.

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. All defendants are presumed not guilty until convicted in court.


Court records show the following actions taken in Homer Court through Dec. 20:

Criminal Court

Chad T. Benallo, 35, fourth-degree assault, fifth-degree criminal mischief, two counts, Homer case.

Robin L. Crocker, 34, unlawful abandonment, Anchor Point case.

Kyle R. Hock, 32, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. a felony; fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance; driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended; Anchor Point case.

Shawn M. Downes, 55, third-degree assault, two counts, a felony; first-degree criminal trespass; disorderly conduct, two counts; Homer case.

Peter L. Ukatish, 60, fourth-degree assault, two counts, domestic violence; Homer case.