Homer woman flees courthouse after her arraignment hearing for fraudulent purchases

A woman from Homer attempted to evade authorities and run away from the Homer Courthouse after being charged with committing fraud on Nov. 2, 2018.… Continue reading

 

A bull moose munches on vegetation after making a quick job of someone’s “Keep Out” sign in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ed Marsh)

Alaska moose poacher fined $100,000, sentenced to jail

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska man who poached three moose and left most of the meat to rot has been sentenced to nine months in jail… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2018
  • By DAN JOLING Associated Press
  • NewsCrime

 

Kenai man charged after standoff with troopers near Ninilchik

A Kenai man has been charged with felony assault following a Sunday morning standoff in which Alaska State Troopers. Troopers arrested Todd Bashaw, 45, after… Continue reading

 

Troopers apprehend armed man on highway near Ninilchik

Update: In a press release on Dec. 2, Alaska State Troopers released the name of the suspect involved. He is Todd Bashaw, 45, of Soldotna.… Continue reading

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                                This photo, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Corrections, shows the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, Alaska.
                                This photo, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Corrections, shows the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Corrections)

Spring Creek holds town hall

On Monday night, the Spring Creek Correctional Center opened its doors to the public, inviting them to the maximum security prison for an open discussion… Continue reading

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                                This photo, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Corrections, shows the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, Alaska.
                                This photo, courtesy of the Alaska Department of Corrections, shows the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward. (Courtesy Alaska Department of Corrections)
FILE – In this May 3, 2016, file photo, mourners gather around caskets for six of the eight members of the Rhoden family found shot April 22, 2016, at four properties near Piketon, Ohio, during funeral services at Scioto Burial Park in McDermott, Ohio. Authorities say Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, that a family of four has been arrested in in the slayings of eight members of one family in rural Ohio two years ago. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Former Kenai residents arrested in Ohio slaying of 8

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A family of four arrested Tuesday in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family in rural Ohio two years… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018
  • By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press
  • NewsCrime
FILE – In this May 3, 2016, file photo, mourners gather around caskets for six of the eight members of the Rhoden family found shot April 22, 2016, at four properties near Piketon, Ohio, during funeral services at Scioto Burial Park in McDermott, Ohio. Authorities say Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, that a family of four has been arrested in in the slayings of eight members of one family in rural Ohio two years ago. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Port Graham resident Ryan Meganack’s makeshift camp, about 400 feet from his mother’s home in the village across Kachemak Bay from Homer, where he was found and arrested in Dec. 2016. (Photo courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska)

Port Graham man sentenced for faking own death, causing expensive search response

A man who faked his own death in 2016 to avoid a court appearance and triggered an expensive and needless search and rescue operation has… Continue reading

Port Graham resident Ryan Meganack’s makeshift camp, about 400 feet from his mother’s home in the village across Kachemak Bay from Homer, where he was found and arrested in Dec. 2016. (Photo courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska)
An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)
                                An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)
An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)
                                An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)
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                                Travis Catron, left, and Niko Mogar in undated booking photos.

Indictments filed in crime spree case

A Kenai Grand Jury on Oct. 17 indicted two Homer men who were previously charged with burglary and theft in a spree of home and… Continue reading

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                                Travis Catron, left, and Niko Mogar in undated booking photos.
Eli Darien, is one of the first graduates of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Henu’ Community Wellness Court program, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Kenai, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Henu’ Community Wellness Court honors first graduates

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe Henu’ Community Wellness Court celebrated the program’s first graduates Friday afternoon at the Tyotkas Elder Center. The Henu’ Community Wellness Court… Continue reading

Eli Darien, is one of the first graduates of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Henu’ Community Wellness Court program, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Kenai, AK. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Anchorage woman found dead in RV after trooper standoff in Ninilchik

Troopers found an Anchorage woman dead on her property in Ninilchik after an hours-long standoff Saturday. The woman, 58-year-old Kathy Vancleve, was found in her… Continue reading

Nona Safra welcomes community members to the third Anchor Point Neighborhood Watch meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 the senior center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Anchor Point Neighborhood Watch talks crime, community

The Anchor Point Neighborhood Watch committee gathered with local citizens at the Anchor Point Senior Center for its third meeting this year to discuss ways… Continue reading

Nona Safra welcomes community members to the third Anchor Point Neighborhood Watch meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 the senior center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)
Niko Mogar is shown in a June 2018 booking photo. (Photo provided, Homer Police)

Police arrest Homer area thief on new counts

A man charged last month with burglary and vehicle theft faces new charges following his arrest on Sept. 11 in Homer. In charging documents, Homer… Continue reading

Niko Mogar is shown in a June 2018 booking photo. (Photo provided, Homer Police)
Travis Catron, left, and Niko Mogar are booking photos. (Photo provided, Homer Police)

Police bust two in car thefts

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify the circumstances regarding witnesses who had knowledge of a stolen Dodge truck and were involved in… Continue reading

Travis Catron, left, and Niko Mogar are booking photos. (Photo provided, Homer Police)

Crime increased in Alaska in 2017; most in central Kenai low-level or property offenses

The upswing in crime across Alaska continued in 2017, with the increase mostly in low-level and property crimes on the Kenai. The Alaska Department of… Continue reading

Man indicted for third time in 2014 Christmas Day car crash

Kenai prosecutors are trying for a third time to convict a man involved in a 2014 Christmas Day car crash that caused a young girl… Continue reading

Neighborhood meeting set to help reduce crime in Anchor Point

Anchor Point residents looking to reduce crime can learn about some easy and inexpensive techniques at a meeting on how to set up a local… Continue reading

A bulldozer and a pile of gravel block the entrance to a bridge leading to the Glanville homestead on July 23, 2018, near Mile 164 Sterling Highway. Dwight and Diana Glanville filed eviction proceedings against Keith Evans, and in a hearing on July 23, Evans agreed to pack up his possessions no later than Aug. 6, at which time the Glanvilles will open the road so he can leave. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Squatters ordered to leave Anchor Point homestead

A situation that involved a blocked bridge, an unburied body and alleged criminal activity at an Anchor Point homestead came to a resolution in Homer… Continue reading

A bulldozer and a pile of gravel block the entrance to a bridge leading to the Glanville homestead on July 23, 2018, near Mile 164 Sterling Highway. Dwight and Diana Glanville filed eviction proceedings against Keith Evans, and in a hearing on July 23, Evans agreed to pack up his possessions no later than Aug. 6, at which time the Glanvilles will open the road so he can leave. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Court Reports

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through May 22: Judgments Kimberly A. Logan, 28, pleaded guilty to an amended charge… Continue reading

Police to teens: Be wise with smart tech

“Public and permanent.” That’s the catch phrase Homer Police Sgt. Ryan Browning kept repeating in a talk on digital con- sciousness he did last month… Continue reading