Town Crier

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

Dec. 21-27

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to 11 medical calls and two fire calls.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Dec. 21-27

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

Western Emergency Services

Dec. 21-27

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to seven medical calls and two fire calls.

Homer Police

Dec. 23

Homer Police at 11:12 a.m. went to a Lake Street store for a report of shoplifters. Police responded and forwarded charges offourth-degree theft for a 17-year-old boy to the Office of Juvenile Justice.

Dec. 24

Alaska State Troopers at 6:48 a.m. asked police to do an agency-assist welfare check on a person. Police responded and arresteda 53-year-old man for driving under the influence. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

At 7:26 a.m. police received a report from an electronic monitoring company that a person had failed an alcohol test. Policeresponded and arrested a 44-year-old woman for violating conditions of release. She was taken to the Homer Jail.

Police at 9:50 a.m. served an arrest warrant on a 24-year-old Homer man on a petition to revoke probation for an originalcharge of first-degree vehicle theft. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

Dec. 26

Police at 4:44 a.m. responded to a noise complaint. They arrested a 60-year-old Nanwalek man for violating conditions ofrelease and took him to the Homer Jail.

Alaska State Troopers

Dec. 24

Alaska State Troopers at about 12:30 p.m. responded to a Homer business to located a 24-year-old man with an outstandingwarrant. Upon arrival troopers saw that the man drove away with his girlfriend, a 19-year-old Homer woman. Troopers stoppedthe vehicle. Troopers said the man drove with a revoked license and that the woman allowed him to drive knowing he had arevoked license. A records check showed the man was on conditions of release on a previous charge of vehicle theft and that hehad violated those conditions. Troopers arrested the man and issued the woman a summons for permitting unauthorized personto drive.

Dec. 26

Troopers at 10:57 p.m. went to a home in Ninilchik near Mile 133 Sterling Highway for a report of an active disturbance.Troopers had responded earlier to the same home for a prior disturbance. Upon arrival, troopers found a 36-year-old Ninilchikwoman had gotten into an argument with a man with whom she was in a domestic relationship. The argument escalated and ledto a physical altercation. Troopers arrested the woman on two counts of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence. She was takento the Homer Jail.

Information regarding courthouse activity is taken from logbooks and court-issued forms and may not contain all details of thefinal disposition of each case. All defendants are presumed not guilty until convicted in court. Case files are available for public review at the courthouse.


Court records show the following actions taken in Homer Court through Dec. 27:

Criminal Court

Nicholas P. Guarnere, 40, second-degree theft, unauthorized use of an access device, both felonies; unauthorized use of anaccess device, four counts; third-degree theft; violating conditions of release, six counts; Homer case.

Bertha P. Stewart, 46, driving while license canceled, revoked or suspended, Ninilchik case.

Bailley M. Crocker, 35, no motor vehicle liability insurance, violating conditions of release, Anchor Point case.

Richard C. Oldham, 74, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons, resisting arrest, Homer case.

Andrea C. Aburto, 35, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a felony, Homer case.

Hayden A. Patterson, 24, driving with license in violation of limits, violating conditions of release, Homer case.

Garrick S. Simmons, 28, unlawful contact, violating conditions of release, Homer case.