Trooper Report

Feb. 17

Alaska State Troopers at 7:05 p.m. went to a report of an unconscious man who was not breathing at Chapman Elementary School in Anchor Point. Troopers assisted a citizen already performing CPR.  Anchor Point Fire and EMS arrived shortly after and efforts to revive the man were continued to the hospital. After efforts by hospital staff were not successful the man was pronounced dead. Troopers identified the male as a 65-year-old Homer man. Next of kin were on scene at the hospital. No foul play is suspected. 

Feb. 22

Troopers at about 2:20 a.m made a traffic stop on the driver of a Ford pickup for failure to use a turn signal on Rustic Avenue and Solstice in Soldotna. Troopers arrested the driver, a 36-year-old Homer man, for driving while license revoked. 

Troopers at about 11:35 a.m. received a report of two stranded snow machine riders in the Caribou Hills in Ninilchik. A 38-year-old man and a 31-year-old man, both of Soldotna, contacted family members requesting emergency assistance because they were cold and one of their snow machines was stuck in the deep snow overnight. Volunteers from Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers went to find the men. At 2:35 p.m., family members told troopers both men were found and escorted back to their vehicles.   

Feb. 23

At 6:45 a.m. troopers went to a car crash near Mile 17 Kenai Spur Highway. Troopers responded and contacted both drivers as well as several witnesses that stayed on scene. Troopers said a 31-year-old Anchor Point man driving south in a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox fell asleep while driving, crossed the center line and hit a 2015 GMC Sierra driven by a 73-year-old Kenai man.  The vehicles struck in an offset head-on and side-swipe manner.  The Anchor Point man had his wife and child in the vehicle.  Seatbelts were worn by all occupants and the child was in a car seat that was properly secured.  No injuries were reported.  Troopers cited the Anchor Point man for negligent driving.