Trooper Report

Aug. 26

Alaska State Troopers at 1:41 a.m. went to a disturbance in progress at a Homer residence near Mile 168 Sterling Highway. Troopers said a 49-year-old Kenai man assaulted a family member and broke items at the home. Troopers arrested him for fourth-degree assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief, both domestic violence.

Troopers at 6:52 a.m. did a welfare check at a home near Mile 6 North Fork Road in Anchor Point. Troopers had received a 911 call with little information from a woman they identified through prior contacts as a 51-year-old Anchor Point woman. Troopers found the woman driving in a tan 2006 Jeep on the North Fork Road and stopped the car for speeding. Troopers said the woman drove under the influence and arrested her for DUI.

Aug. 27

Homer Volunteer Fire Department rescue personnel at 11:27 a.m. reported they were attempting to rescue a 23-year-old Homer man stranded on a bluff on the Kachemak Bay shore near Baycrest Hill. The man had been stuck on the bluff overnight. Firefighters said they could not rescue him by climbing gear and asked for Alaska State Trooper assistance. Troopers contacted the Rescue Coordination Center. Air National Guard rescuers in a Pavehawk helicopter hoisted the man off the bluff and took him to the Homer Airport. The man was uninjured.

Troopers at 7:17 p.m. contacted a 39-year-old Anchor Point man while following up on a domestic violence complaint. Troopers said the man had assaulted a family member the night and morning before. Troopers arrested the man for fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

Aug. 28

Troopers at 6:24 p.m. went to a single-car crash near the Deep Creek River parking lot on the Sterling Highway near Ninilchik. Troopers said a 24-year-old Anchorage man driving south tried to avoid a crash when a driver in a small pickup truck abruptly stopped in front of him. The man crossed the road and hit a large rock on the northbound ditch. The crash injured a passenger, a 22-year-old Anchorage woman. Ninilchik Emergency Medical Services responded and took the woman to Central Peninsula Hospital for observation. She was later released. All involved wore seatbelts.

Aug. 30

Troopers at 2:05 p.m. went to a crash between a motorcycle and a dump truck near Mile 147 Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. Troopers said a 68-year-old Soldotna man driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle north had to lay the bike down when a 64-year-old Anchor Point man driving a Ford dump truck failed to yield when turning left onto the highway. The Soldotna man had minor injuries. Anchor Point Emergency Medical Services responded but the motorcycle driver refused transportation. The motorcycle had minor damage. Troopers cited the dump truck driver.