Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

March 6-March 12

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to four medical calls and two fire calls.

Homer Fire

March 6-March 12

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 13 medical calls and one fire call.

Kachemak Emergency Services

March 6-March 12

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to two medical calls.

Homer Police

March 6

A caller at 7:58 a.m. reported an FAA Road business had been burglarized. Police responded.

A caller at 8:08 a.m. reported a fraudulent transaction.

A caller at 12:44 p.m. reported dead eagles near Mile 169 Sterling Highway. Police notified the appropriate agency.

A woman at 1:40 p.m. came to the police station and reported fraud.

A caller at 5:31 p.m. reported a hit-and-run crash in the parking lot of a Sterling Highway business.

March 7

Police at 3:56 a.m. did a welfare check following a suspicious phone call from a Hohe Street address. Police could not find the subject.

A caller at 11:56 a.m. asked to speak with police regarding threats. An officer provided options.

An officer at 11:22 a.m. attempted to serve a writ of assistance at a Shirley Court address.

A caller at 1:51 p.m. reported an attempted scam.

Police at 3:39 p.m. contacted a wanted person at a Sterling Highway address. Police arrested the person, a 48-year-old woman, on a warrant for failure to appear in court.

A caller at 3:35 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. reported suspicious activity at Forest Glen Drive addresses.

A caller at 5:24 p.m. reported a hit-and-run crash on Main Street.

A woman at 7:50 p.m. came to the police station to report her vehicle had been hit by someone unknown.

Police at 8:09 p.m. assisted police in responding to an incident at an Alder Lane address.

March 8

Police at 8:10 a.m. and 8:24 a.m. warned drivers for speeding in a school zone near Paul Banks Elementary School on East End Road.

A caller at 10:11 a.m. reported shoplifting at a Sterling Highway business.

A caller at 11:50 a.m. reported drug information.

A person at 1:38 p.m. turned in a found iPod at the station.

A person at 2:30 p.m. came to the station and asked to speak with an office regarding animal cruelty.

A caller at 6:01 p.m. reported a possible tobacco violation.

March 9

Police at 2:49 a.m. did a check of a public restroom at WKFL Park.

A caller at 8:02 a.m. reported a person sleeping in the lobby of a Heath Street business. Police responded and had the person removed and issued a trespass notice.

A caller at 12:57 p.m. reported a hit-and-run crash on the Sterling Highway.

A caller at 3:50 p.m. asked police to do a welfare check on a person at a Herndon Drive address. The person called back at 8:28 p.m. and asked police to do another welfare check. Police responded.

March 10

A caller at 7:56 a.m. reported a possible injured moose on the Sterling Highway near West Hill Road. Police responded but could not find the moose.

A caller at 9:10 a.m. reported a theft from a vehicle and vandalism at a Sterling Highway address.

A caller at 10:50 a.m. reported a trespassed man at a Main Street address. Police responded.

A caller at 12:26 p.m. reported criminal activity at a Fairview Avenue address. Police responded.

A caller at 2:34 p.m. reported a man known to the caller following them in a car near Mile 3 East End Road. Police advised the caller to drive to a safe location.

A caller at 3:55 p.m. reported littering on Wright Street.

A caller at 4:29 p.m. reported a theft from a Fairview Avenue home.

A person at 8:11 p.m. made a 911 call of drunk people leaving a Pioneer Avenue business who might driving away. The person called back and said they got into a cab.

March 11

A caller at 1:13 a.m. reported a juvenile was late coming home.

A caller at 8:05 a.m. reported a suspicious vehicle on Paintbrush Court. Police responded.

A person at 9:29 a.m. made a 911 call for fight between two men at a Fish Dock Road business. Police responded and separated the parties.

A caller at 9:43 a.m. reported a hit-and-run crash on Heath Street.

A caller at 12:10 p.m. reported he found drug paraphernalia at an East End Road address.

A caller at 3:50 p.m. suggested police be on the lookout for a person who might be in possession of stolen items.

A caller at 5:49 p.m. reported a sick moose calf on Kachemak Drive. Police notified the proper agency.

Police at 11:51 p.m. made a check of public restrooms on West Pioneer Avenue.

March 12

A caller at 8:53 a.m. reported an expected death at home of a person at a Kachemak Way address.

A caller at 10:37 a.m. reported a hit-and-run crash on the Homer Spit.

A caller at 10:57 p.m. reported a suspicious vehicle with someone driving back and forth slowly and parking oddly on Kachemak Way. Police contacted people in the vehicle and found they were looking for a lost dog.

Troopers

March 7

Alaska State Troopers contacted a 34-year-old Homer man driving on Greer Road in Homer after he drove his vehicle into a ditch and got stuck. Troopers arrested him for driving under the influence, a felony. The man had two prior DUIs in the past 10 years.

March 8

Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 54-year-old Seldovia man and issued him a summons for operating commercial Pacific Cod fishing gear without identification tags.

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.

Courts

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through March 10:

Judgments

Ronald T. Anderson, 17, charge dismissed, leaving the scene of an accident.

Tiffani L. Couch, 23, charge dismissed, fourth-degree theft.

Michael C. Smith, 40, charge dismissed, fugitive from justice.

Maggie Barbour, 41, charge dismissed, driving while license revoked, cancelled, suspended or limited.

Jay L. Benefiel, 41, charged dismissed, driving while license revoked, cancelled, suspended or limited.

Dion Trufant, 20, Anchorage, charge dismissed, first-degree criminal trespassing. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, drugs. He was fined $2,000 with $500 suspended and sentenced to 30 days in jail with 27 days suspended; ordered to pay $75 to support the Police Training Fund, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and the $330 cost of imprisonment; ordered to attend an alcohol safety action program; had his driver’s license revoked for 90 days; and was placed on probation for one year.

Ronald Finch, 39, Anchorage, charge dismissed, improper use of registration. He pleaded guilty to giving a false report. He was fined $50 and ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund.

Shaun P. Anderson, 32, charge dismissed, no motor vehicle liability insurance. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was fined $1,500 and sentenced to 30 days in jail with 27 days suspended; ordered to pay $75 to support the Police Training Fund, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and the $66 cost of electronic monitoring; ordered to attend an alcohol safety action program and install an ignition interlock device; had his driver’s license revoked for 90 days; and was placed on probation for one year.

Timothy M. Taylor, 30, Anchor Point, charge dismissed, driving while license revoked, cancelled, suspended or limited. He pleaded guilty to another charge of driving while license revoked, cancelled, suspended or limited. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 10 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; and was placed on probation for one year.

William O. Tate, 51, Anchorage, charge dismissed, driving while license revoked, cancelled, suspended or limited. He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended and sentenced to 30 days in jail with 10 days suspended; ordered to pay $75 to support the Police Training Fund, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and the $1,467 cost of imprisonment; ordered to attend an alcohol safety action program; ordered to install an ignition-interlock device; had his driver’s license revoked for one year; and was placed on probation for two years.

William J. Gittins, 30, charges dismissed, disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault. He pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and was fined $5,000 with $5,000 suspended and sentenced to three days in jail with three days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to obtain substance able screening and follow recommendations; and was placed on probation for one year.

John Gunther, 49, pleaded guilty to driving without an operator’s license. He was fined $150 and ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $50 jail surcharge.

Joshua A. Hodges, 29, pleaded guilty to furnishing alcohol to a person under age 21. He was fined $500 and sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; and was placed on probation for one year. He also pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. He was fined $500 and sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended.

Carl N. Church, 59, Anchor Point, pleaded guilty to negligent driving. He was fined $150 and ordered to pay $10 to support the Police Training Fund.

Criminal Court

Cody Rosenthal, 20, fourth-degree theft.

Cory Plymire, 57, Anchor Point, driving under the influence.

Willie F. Hamilton, 58, fourth-degree assault.

Gene D. Card, 70, scheme to defraud, second-degree theft, both felonies.

Scot A. Gilliland, 52, driving under the influence.

Joshua A. Meyer, 41, Anchor Point, fourth-degree assault, two counts, domestic violence.

Darren Husz, 33, DUI.

Larry C. Mitchell Jr., 51, DUI.

Kyle R. Hock, 28, fourth-degree theft.

Mary Webb, 23, Anchor Point, disorderly conduct.

Ronda A. McCall, 41, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

Aaron Burns, 21, DUI.

Lindee J. Sprong, 40, Anchor Point, harassment — anonymous, obscene or threatening phone call, four counts.

Darren S. Husz, 33, felony DUI.

Civil Court

Matthew P. Trail v. Derek Jokay, temporary restraining order granted.

Jeri N. Trail v. Derek Jokay, temporary restraining order granted.

Angel Edmonds v. Randon Birchette, child custody.

Pamela Baltzer v. Alaska Division of Retirement and Benefits, administrative appeal.

Toni Williams v. Eric James, debt.

Kenai Peninsula Borough v. Photo Depot and Matthew C. Garvey, debt.

Pietr Martushev v. Lara Basargin, other contract.

Bill T. O’Phelan v. Giles McCarty and Danielle M. McIntosh, disestablishment of paternity.

Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. David C. Skalisky, debt.

Small Claims

Merchants Credit Corp. v. Carolyn Norton, debt.

Merchants Credit Corp. v. Cherie Gramm, debt.

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