June 17

Alaska State Troopers at received a report that a “pocket pistol” style firearm was stolen from a car in the Anchor Point area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-478-4258 (478-HALT). Investigation continues.

July 2

Troopers stopped a driver in a maroon Isuzu Trooper on East End Road because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Troopers said the driver, a 49-year-old Homer man, had a revoked license and cited him for driving while license revoked and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a 60-year-old Ninilchik man for  failure to have a personal floation device on his vessel. Troopers contacted the man at the Ninilchik boat launch. Investigation revealed that he did not have a type 4 PFD on his vessel as required. 

July 3

Troopers at 12:19 a.m. made a traffic stop on a 29-year-old Homer man driving a 2008 Ford Fusion near Mile 160 Sterling Highway. Troopers determined the man was on felony probation and at the request of the Kenai Probation Office searched the car. Troopers found methamphetamine inside the Ford and arrested the man for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and violating the conditions of his probation. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

Troopers at 5:15 p.m. stopped a 20-year-old Ninilchik man for speeding near Mile 138 Sterling Highway. Troopers did a records search and found the man had a suspended license out of California for drunk driving. They issued him a citation for driving while license suspended.

Troopers at 5:24 p.m. went to a car rollover on the North Fork Road in Anchor Point. Troopers said the driver lost control on a curve, causing the car to roll onto its top. The driver left the scene of the crash and failed to report it to troopers. An investigation is continuing.

July 4

Troopers at 5:13 p.m. went to a car crash near Mile 161 Sterling Highway. Troopers said a 59-year-old Colorado man driving north in a Chevrolet Blazer fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the centerline and wound up in the trees in the southbound ditch. Anchor Point Emergency Medical Services responded and took the man to South Peninsula Hospital for minor injuries. The man wore a seatbelt.

Troopers went to a car rollover on Maria Road off Old East End Road. Troopers said a 21-year-old Homer man took a curve too fast and rolled his car. The man was uninjured.

July 6

Troopers at 9:26 a.m. went to a report of a theft at an  Old Sterling Highway residence in Anchor Point. Investigation revealed that sometime between July 1 and July 6 someone  stole items from the residence under construction. The estimated value of the items was more than $750. The investigation continues.

Troopers at 11:41 p.m. went to a report of a burglary at a Hutler Road home off East End Road. Troopers said that sometime in the previous nine months a vehicle was stolen from the property and the home forcibly entered, with items valued at $750 taken. Troopers said the stolen car was impounded by troopers in Soldotna a few days before during an unrelated incident. The vehicle had not been reported stolen at that time. Items stolen from the residence were also recovered with the vehicle. AST has a suspect and the investigation continues. 

July 7

Troopers at 11:05 p.m. went to a report of an assault in Anchor Point. Troopers said a 51-year-old Anchor Point man hit another person with a large metal pipe, causing injuries severe enough the victim had to be taken to the hospital. Troopers arrested the man for second-degree assault.

July 9

Troopers received a report that a laptop was taken from a Sterling Highway business in Anchor Point. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-478-HALT. 

July 10

Troopers at 10:55 p.m. contacted a car at a Homer store. The car had been reported as a suspicious vehicle. Troopers said the plates on the car did not match the car’s description. Troopers contacted a 30-year-old Anchorage man getting into the car. Troopers said the man gave them a false name, but he was identified positively at the scene and found to have two active arrest warrants for first-degree assault and fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Troopers arrested the man.


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.

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