Town Crier

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

June 29-July 4

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to 14 medical calls and five fire calls. EMTs went to two advanced life support emergencies, 12 basic life support emergencies and two no-transport emergency medical services calls. Firefighters went to one fire alarm and four smoke investigations of illegal burning.


Homer Police

June 27

Homer Police at 11:41 a.m. arrested a 24-year-old Homer man for fifth-degree criminal mischief and violating conditions of release. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

Police at 8:25 p.m. went to a report of a drunk man trying to start fights with people at the Bridge Creek Reservoir. Police arrested a 34-year-old Anchor Point man for violating conditions of release and took him to the Homer Jail.

June 28

Police at 12:32 a.m. made a traffic stop on a 33-year-old Homer man and issued him a summons for improper use of registration, title and plates.

Police at 5:07 p.m. went to a report of a drunk man staggering up Main Street toward Pioneer Avenue. Police arrested a 43-year-old Anchorage man for violating conditions of release and took him to the Homer Jail.

June 29

A person at 5:21 p.m. made a 911 call of a vehcle in the ditch with people walking away. Police responded and arrested a 19-year-old Homer man for driving under the influence and took him to the Homer Jail.

June 30

Police at 1:07 a.m. made a traffic stop on a 37-year-old Colorado woman and arrested her for DUI and refusal to submit to a chemical test. She was taken to the Homer Jail.

At 9:45 a.m. a 44-year-old Homer man went to the police station for a required urinalysis test. Police put the man in the Homer Jail at the request of Kenai Pretrial Supervision.

Alaska State Troopers

June 28

Alaska State Troopers at 5:55 p.m. made a traffic stop on a driver on Kachemak Way and Pioneer Avenue. Troopers said a records check showed the driver, a 51-year-old Homer man, only had an an instructional permit and did not have a valid driver with him. Troopers gave the man a summons.

Troopers at 9:54 p.m. went to a trespassing complaint at an address on Wilderness Lane in Homer. An investigation showed a 52-year-old Ohio woman had trespassed on multiple properties in the area. She was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail.

June 30

Alaska State Troopers at 8:30 p.m. arrested a 35-year-old Homer man after he was found to be in violation of his conditions of release in a separate criminal case. Troopers contacted the man during the investigation of a noise complaint. He was taken to the Homer Jail pending arraignment.

July 1

Troopers at 6:28 p.m. made a traffic stop on a driver on the North Fork Road in Anchor Point. A records check showed the drive, a 28-year-old man, had an extraditable arrest warrant for drug possession from Missouri. Trooper arrested him on the warrant and for fugitive from justice and took him to the Homer Jail.

Troopers at 7:50 p.m. received a request for a welfare check at an address near Mile 165 Sterling Highway. An investigation determined 29-year-old Anchorage woman had recklessly placed a family member at risk of serious physical injury by her actions. Troopers arrested the woman for reckless endangerment and took her to the Homer Jail. Alcohol was considered a contributing factor.

July 2

Troopers and EMTs at 4:39 p.m. went to a report of an ATV rollover with injuries in the Caribou Hills near Ninilchik. Troopers said a 15-year-old girl driving an ATV lost control and rolled the ATV. A 14-year-old female passenger suffered serious injuries and died despite lifesaving measures. EMTs took the drive to Central Peninsula Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Neither girl wore a helmet. Next of kin was notifed. The girl’s body was taken to the Alaska Medical Examiner for an autopspy.

Troopers remind Alaskans to always wear a helmet when operating an ATV, UTV, side-by-side, or dirt bike.

July 3

Troopers at 11:33 p.m. made a traffic stop near Mile 115 Sterling Highway on the driver of a black 2008 Mazda Sedan for traveling above the posted speed limit 68-55 mph speed zone. Troopers identified the driver as a 27-year-old Ninilchik man. A records check showed the man had his driver’s license canceled for failing to carry SR-22 insurance. He also ahd prior driving-while-license-revoked convictions convictions within the last 10 years. He was issued a citation with a mandatory court appearance.

Troopers at 8:39 p.m. made a traffic stop on a drive near Mile 136 Sterling Highway. An investigation determined the driver, a 28-year-old Anchorage man, violated his probation by being on the Kenai Peninsula and under the influence of alcohol. Troopers arrested him and took him to the Homer Jail, where it was discovered he was hiding controlled substances in his clothing. He was charged with French was held at the Homer Jail pending arraignment without bail forf irst-degree promoting contraband, evidence tampering, DUI, fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, and a probation violation.

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. All defendants are presumed not guilty until convicted in court. Case files are available for public review at the courthouse. Disposition of cases can be found at


Court records show the following actions taken in Homer Court through July 5:

Criminal Court

Keith E. Brock, 44, fourth-degree assault, fifth-degree criminal mischief, violating conditions of release for misdeamenor, domestic violence related, Anchor Point case.

Maddelynn S. Sambo, 29, reckless endangerment, domestic violence related; Anchor Point case.

Nathaniel K. Isaac, fugitive from justice, Anchor Point case.

Maxim Gostueskyh, 42, driving under the influence, felony; violating conditions of release for misdemeanor, Anchor Point case.

Forrest T. French, 28, promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence, both felonies; driving under influence, possession of illegal substances, Ninilchik case.

Joseph T. Hendon, 33, improper use of registration/title/plates, Homer case.

Promise D. Chipps, violating a domestic violence protective order, criminal trespassing, domestic violence related, Ninilchik case.

Robert D. Webb, 37, failure to register/update electronic address, Anchor Point case.

Aidan H. Odonnell, 27, fourth degree assault, domestic violence related, Clam Gulch case.

Heather H. Andres, 52, two charges of criminal trespassing, Homer case.

Michael Rivera, 51, driving in violation of instruction permit, Homer case.

Damian S. Reutov, 21, driving under influence, Homer case.

Kate M. Maher, 37, driving under influence, refusing to submit to chemical test, Homer case.