Alaska State Troopers at 1:50 a.m. went to a “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint of a driver in the Diamond Ridge and West Hill Road area. The caller said a woman drove a small truck into the ditch and then got out of the ditch. Homer Police and Troopers searched for the truck, a 1988 Nissan, and found it crashed near the intersection of Diamond Ridge Road and Katamar Road. Troopers identified the driver as a 26-year-old Eagle River woman. EMTs took the woman to South Peninsula Hospital for minor injuries. After the woman was released, troopers investigated and said she drove while under the influence. Troopers arrested her for DUI and because she had two prior DUI convictions within the previous 10 years charged her with felony DUI. Troopers also charged her with driving while license revoked, driving in violation of license limitations and violating terms of felony probation by being outside the Anchorage area and drinking alcohol.
Troopers at 8:34 p.m. went to a disturbance on Walter Thomas Road in Homer and contacted a 37-year-old Homer woman. Troopers said the woman drove drunk and arrested her for DUI.
Troopers at 7:26 a.m. went to a report of a woman acting erratically and blocking traffic on the Sterling Highway near Mile 153 in Anchor Point. Troopers contacted the woman, age 28 of Anchor Point, and arrested her for violating conditions of release on a previous charge. Troopers said that while attempting to arrest her the woman struggled with the responding trooper. Troopers also charged her with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Troopers at 3:18 p.m. received a report of a domestic violence protective order violation in Homer and Anchor Point. Troopers said the respondent, a 52-year-old Anchor Point man, had contacted the petitioner and had property prohibited to possess by the protective order. The man also had conditions of release from a previous incident prohibiting contact with the petitioner. Troopers arrested him for two counts each of violating a protective order and violating conditions of release.
Troopers at 7:17 p.m. while on patrol near Mile 6 East End Road saw a suspicious vehicle at a mailbox turnout. Troopers approached the car and said they saw the driver and passenger using a hypodermic needle and had drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view. Troopers got a search warrant and said they found heroin and methamphetamines. Troopers charged the driver, a 39-year-old Homer man, and the passenger, a 38-year-old Homer man, with two counts each of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Troopers also charged the 39-year-old man with violation conditions of felony probation.
Troopers received a report of a fraudulent $40 credit-card transaction that took place at a Ninilchik business. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-478-HALT (478-4257).
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.