Alaska State Troopers at 10:39 a.m. received a report that an 81-year-old Ninilchik man was missing from his home. Friends of the man said they went to check on him because the night before he appeared to be having a medical problem. Ninilchik Emergency Medical Service volunteers searched the man’s home, outbuildings and immediate area and did not find him. Troopers arrived on scene and began to organize a larger search. While arranging for other searchers to respond, troopers found the man behind his home at the bottom of a 150-foot hill. Troopers and EMS rescued the man and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment of severe hypothermia. Troopers said they believed the man was outside the entire night exposed to the elements. Troopers thanked the community for volunteering their time to search the area by foot, ATV and vehicle.
Troopers at 11:48 a.m. made a traffic stop for expired registration on a 64-year-old Ninilchik man driving a 2006 Kia SUV on Kingsley Road. Troopers said the man had a revoked license and also had a warrant for his arrest on charges of driving under the influence and driving while license revoked. Troopers arrested the man.
Troopers at 4:16 p.m. went to a Ninilchik home and contacted a 33-year-old Ninilchik woman who had a warrant for her arrest. Troopers arrested the woman.
Troopers at 4:43 p.m. received a report that a gas powered posthole digger had been stolen from a Shady Drive home in Ninilchik. Troopers said the theft was thought to have happened sometime within the last week. Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-478-4258 (478-HALT).
Between 10:42 p.m. and Sept. 14 and 12:44 p.m. on Sept. 15, troopers said a 50-year-old Anchor Point man contacted troopers on the 911 emergency line and the nonemergency line more than 20 times. Troopers said the man did not report an emergency or a need for a trooper response during any of the calls. Troopers said that over 14 hours the man became increasingly belligerent with emergency dispatchers. He called 911 and would hang up after saying a few words or making animal sounds. Troopers warned the man numerous times to stop calling unless he had an emergency or crime to report. He was told he created a hazard to the public by tying up emergency lines. After being warned he would be arrested for disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment if he continued to call, when the man kept calling, troopers went to his Anchor Point home and arrested him for disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment. Alcohol was a factor in the incident, troopers said.
Troopers at 6:52 a.m. went to a single-car rollover near Mile 137 Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. Troopers said a 28-year-old Homer woman driving a 2008 Ford Focus north came upon a moose standing in the road. While trying to make evasive actions to avoid hitting the moose the car rolled, coming to rest on its roof. The woman wore her seatbelt and escaped injuries. The crash caused $3,000 in damages to the car.
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