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

Dec. 25 - 31

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

Homer Fire

Dec. 25 - 31

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 12 medical calls and three fire calls.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Dec. 25 - 31

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

Homer Police

Dec. 26

A caller at A caller at 4:51 p.m. reported a careless driver in a parking lot on the Homer Bypass. An officer responded to the scene.

Dec. 27

A caller at 8:29 a.m. requested that an officer check on her children on Clover Lane. An officer went to the area. The scene was secure and the officer found that all was OK.

A caller at 4:02 p.m. reported a man causing a disturbance on East End Road. Officers responded to the scene.

An officer at 4:43 p.m. contacted a man with an arrest warrant on Lake Street. The 56-year-old man was arrested and taken to the Homer Jail.

A caller at 6:15 p.m. reported a verbal altercation between two people on White Alder Court. An officer responded to the scene.

Dec. 28

A caller at 2:37 p.m. reported finding drug paraphernalia on Bishop’s Beach. An officer responded to the area.

A caller at 9:40 p.m. reported a disturbance at a neighboring residence on Kachemak Drive. Officers responded to the scene.

Dec. 29

A business at 1:18 p.m. reported a man on the property on East Pioneer Avenue who the members of the business wanted to move along. An officer responded to the scene and warned the man about trespassing.

Dec. 30

A caller at 12:35 a.m. reported a suspicious man in the neighborhood of Hohe Street and Danview Avenue who was walking through the caller’s yard. An officer responded to the location.

A caller at 7:11 p.m. requested a welfare check on her daughter on Main Street. An officer was advised, contact was made and all was OK.

Dec. 31

Officers at 2:26 a.m. responded to a 911 call about a rollover accident at Rochelle Road and East End Road. They arrested a 30-year-old woman for driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a chemical test.

A caller at 4:26 a.m. reported a domestic dispute on Jenny Way. Officers responded to the location and separated the parties for the evening.

A caller at 8:52 a.m. reported that someone had thrown an object through their window on Main Street. Officers responded to the scene and a 40-year-old man was arrested for four counts of fourth-degree assault, for criminal mischief and for burglary committed on Ocean Drive Loop. In a separate call about the same man, a caller reported an intoxicated man making threats on East Pioneer Avenue.

A caller at 10:19 a.m. reported a vehicle in the ditch on Ocean Drive Loop. An officer responded to the scene.

Multiple callers at 1:24 p.m. reported a vehicle driving recklessly at Freight Dock Road and Deep Water Dock. An officer contacted the responsible party.

A caller at 5:53 p.m. from Bartlett Street requested an officer for assistance with a patient who had been assaulted. An officer went to the area.

Officers at 8:16 p.m. gave a juvenile a summons for driving under the influence of drugs and for driving in violation of an instructional permit at Heath Street and Hazel Avenue.

A caller at 9:24 p.m. reported a sexual assault on East Pioneer Avenue.

A caller at 10:20 p.m. reported a dog barking nonstop for over an hour on Soundview Avenue. An officer and animal control were notified. The officer responded to the area and heard nothing.

A caller at 10:31 p.m. reported a domestic violence disturbance on El Sarino Court. Officers responded to the location and arrested a 51-year-old man for domestic violence-related fourth-degree assault. He was taken to the Homer Jail.

Jan. 1

A caller at 1:53 a.m. made a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report on a vheicle at Pioneer Avenue and Kachemak Way. An officer contacted the driver, and no impairment was noted.

A caller at 2:21 p.m. requested a welfare check on a person in a vehicle on West Pioneer Avenue. An officer arrived on scene, an found no one in the vehicle.

Troopers

Jan. 2

Alaska State Troopers at 4:27 p.m. responded to an Anchor Point residence for a reported death. Investigation revealed that an 87-year-old California passed away while at a family member’s residence. No foul play is suspected. The body was released to the funeral home on scene.

Alaska State Troopers at 3:06 p.m. responded to a reported theft at an Anchor Point residence. Investigation revealed that someone stole approximately 200 gallons of fuel oil from a residence on North Fork Road. Investigation is continuing.

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 Dec. 31:

Judgments

Gabriel D.M. Mortera, 25, charge dismissed, third-degree assault.

Caitlyn Rowe, 33, charges dismissed, two counts of fourth-degree assault, and interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime.

Elisha A. Dickerson, 53, charge dismissed, fourth-degree assault.

Steven J. Squires, 27, charge dismissed, no motor vehicle liability insurance. Squires pleaded guilty to improper use of registration, title or plates. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended, ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Program, and placed on probation for one year.

Matthew R. Oster, 42, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 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 $66 cost of imprisonment or 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.

Lydia A. Olympic, 53, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. She was fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended and sentenced to 90 days in jail with 70 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 and install an ignition interlock device; had his driver’s license revoked for one year; and was placed on probation for two years.

Joshua A. Meyer, 42, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 60 days suspended, to be served immediately with credit for time served. He was ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to give a DNA sample is requested by an officer; placed on probation for two years, and ordered to not have contact with his victim.

Contessa L. H. Swearingin, 44, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 55 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to give a DNA sample if requested by an officer; and placed on probation for two years.

Dekota J. Jerauld, 27, pleaded guilty to second-degree trespassing. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days suspended and fined $1,000 with $500 suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a suspended $100 jail surcharge; placed on probation for one year; and ordered to not have contact with Safeway in Homer.

Criminal Court

Max A. Cragun, 50, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, third-degree assault and first-degree vehicle theft.

Daniel J. Tony, 51, disorderly conduct, and in a separate case, second-degree criminal trespass, fifth-degree criminal mischief and violating conditions of release.

Stephen J. Mack. 76, fourth-degree theft.

Harry G. M. Macauly II, 22, driving under the influence, fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Veniamin P. Basargin, 39, fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Kristi Swanson, 44, fourth-degree theft.

Logan J. Lucas, 23, reporting false information to a peace officer.

Iris S. Strongheart, 18, reporting false information to a peace officer, failing to give immediate notice of an accident and leaving the scene of an accident.

Kendall K. Stetz, 30, driving under the influence and regusing to submit to a chemical test.

Ka Y. Mulky, 34, fourth-degree assault.

David Markwood, 51, fourth-degree assault.

Jason Christman, 40, third-degree criminal mischief, and four counts of fourth-degree assault.

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