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

Jan. 1-7

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

Homer Fire

Jan. 1-7

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to seven medical calls.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Jan. 1-7

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to no calls.

Homer Police

Jan. 2

An alarm company at 11:02 p.m. reported a commercial burglar alarm on Lake Street. Officers went to the location and found the building was secure and it was a false alarm.

Jan. 3

An officer at 1:39 p.m. assisted a motorist with keys locked inside the person’s car on Bartlett Street.

An officer at 5:25 p.m. served a citizen with a protective order on White Alder Court.

A caller at 9:03 p.m. reported that a man drove into the ditch across from his residence on Rogers Loop and had asked for a tow. Officers responded to the scene and warned the man for driving on a suspended license.

A caller reported their roommate was shooting weapons in his bedroom on Jenny Way. Officers went to the location and found the report was unfounded. An officer provided a ride to one man to an alternate location for the night.

Jan. 4

Alaska State Troopers at 3:13 a.m. reported a residential burglar alarm on Dorothy Drive. Officers responded to the location and found it was a false alarm.

A caller at 12:39 p.m. reported a Comfort One death on Rochelle Road. Officers responded to the home.

An officer at 5:54 p.m. assisted Alaska State Troopers on Bay Vista.

A caller at 7:05 p.m. had questions regarding a possible temporary restraining order violation on White Alder Court. An officer responded to the scene.

A caller at 9:55 p.m. reported a traffic signal not working at Lake Street and the Homer Bypass. An officer responded to the location and saw that the signal appeared to be working properly.

Jan. 5

An officer at 2:45 a.m. contacted a man walking in the cold at Ronda Street and East End Road and provided a ride to the man’s residence.

An officer at 8:22 a.m. warned a driver for speeding at West Hill Road and the Sterling Highway.

A caller at 4 p.m. reported children playing in the roadway on Kachemak Way. An officer responded to the scene.

A caller at 5:07 p.m. made a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report on a vehicle traveling at high speeds at Mile 171 Sterling Highway. An officer responded to the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

A caller at 6:28 p.m. reported an aggressive hitchhiker at Pioneer Avenue and the Sterling Highway. An officer responded to the location.

Alaska State Troopers passed along a REDDI report. An officer at 10:58 p.m. contacted the driver on the Sterling Highway and noted no impairment.

Jan. 6

A caller at 1:26 a.m. reported a possible stolen vehicle on Seaview Circle. An officer made contact with the vehicle and found the report was unfounded.

A caller at 12:16 p.m. reported an ATV in a restricted area of Bishop’s Beach. An officer contacted the person driving the ATV and advised them about the beach regulations.

A caller at 4:18 p.m. reported a person “housed” in a public restroom at Mile 4 Spit Road. The man was sent from the restroom with a trespass warning.

A caller at 5:48 p.m. reported a vehicle parked partially in the roadway at Race Road and East Hill Road. An officer responded to the area.

A caller at 7:51 p.m. reported a man jumping into oncoming traffic on the Homer Bypass trying to get a ride. Officers responded to the scene.

Jan. 7

A caller at 12:09 a.m. reported a possible case of vandalism in progress on Hazel Avenue. Officers made contact with the suspected people, but found no damage.

A caller at 4:22 p.m. reported a man panhandling at a business on the Homer Bypass. The caller told officers he felt intimidated. An officer responded to the area.

A caller at 6:29 p.m. reported concerns for the welfare of a dog left in a vehicle on Spit Road. An officer contacted the registered owner of the dog and found all was OK.

A caller at 7:18 p.m. reported an unruly passenger, requesting that an officer meet the plane the passenger was on when it landed. An officer responded to the location on FAA Road, and gave a woman a warning for disorderly conduct for the evening.

An officer at 10:41 p.m. made contact with suspicious people outside a closed business on Ocean Drive.

Jan. 8

A caller at 8:23 a.m. reported a Comfort One death on Herndon Street. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 11:04 a.m. requested a welfare check on a man in a vehicle on the Homer Bypass. An officer responded to the location and found all was OK.

An officer at 3:52 p.m. arrested a 39-year-old woman on a warrant on Lake Street. She was booked and lodged at the Homer Jail.

A caller at 10:26 p.m. reported a man sleeping in the lobby of a closed business on Heath Street. An officer responded to the location and provided transportation for the man to a vessel in the Homer Harbor.

Jan. 9

A harbor officer at 4:43 a.m. reported suspicious activity at Freight Dock Road and Spit Road. Officers responded to the area.

Troopers

Jan. 9

Alaska State Troopers at about 8:20 p.m. made a traffic stop on a 48-year-old Homer man driving on Kittiwake Drive near East End Road. Troopers said an investigation showed the man operated a motor vehicle while under the influence. Troopers arrested the man and took him to the Homer Jail for a breath sample.

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 Jan. 9:

Judgments

Garth A. Edborg, 48, charge dismissed, no motor vehicle liability insurance.

Bronson J. Butler, 35, charge dismissed, fourth-degree theft.

Ruby E. Frazier, 69, charge dismissed, concealing merchandise.

Henri V. Mischler, 27, charges dismissed due to delay in Superior Court transfer and as part of a plea agreement in another case: second-degree burglary, third-degree theft and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Jesse W. Cook, 29, charge dismissed due to delay in transfer to Superior Court, first-degree assault. Cook pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended and fined $1,000 with $500 suspended; ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, $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; ordered to forfeit any items seized; placed on probation for one year; and ordered to have no contact with his victim.

Rheanna R. Tussey, 24, charge dismissed, second-degree criminal trespass. Tussey pleaded guilty to third-degree theft and violating conditions of release. She was sentenced to a total of 15 days in jail with 15 days suspended for the two counts, and fined $1,000 with $500 suspended. She was ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; was placed on probation for one year; and was ordered to not enter Save U More during that time. In a separate case, Tussey pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days suspended and fined $500 with $400 suspended; ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; placed on probation for one year; and ordered to not enter O’Reilly’s Auto Parts during that time.

Derek Z.T. Jokay-Szilagyi, 45, charge dismissed, second-degree terroristic threatening. Jokay-Szilagyi pleaded guilty to resisting or interfering with an arrest and was sentenced to serve 30 days with 20 days suspended; fined $1,000 with $1,000 suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to obtain a new mental health evaluation; ordered not to have direct contact with the Homer Behavioral Health Center; and placed on probation for one year.

Willa K. Spencer, 64, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree theft. She was sentenced to serve five days with five days suspended and fined $500 with $350 suspended; ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a suspended $100 jail surcharge; placed on probation for six months; and ordered not to have contact with Save U More.

Jessica L. Stout, 35, pleaded guilty to driving with no motor vehicle liability insurance. She was fined $150 with nothing suspended, and ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund.

Ryan M. Martin, 34, pleaded guilty to violating a domestic violence protective order. He was sentenced to serve 30 days with 29 days suspended, and the one day has already been served. He was fined $500 with $500 suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; placed on probation for one year; and ordered to follow the conditions of the domestic violence protective order in effect.

Criminal Court

Siana R. Tall, 30, felony driving under the influence, and failure to stop at the direction of an officer.

Chris Roberts, 26, fourth-degree assault.

Garrick Night, 37, fourth-degree assault.

Tyler J. Cordes, 15, driving under the influence, and driving in violation of an instruction permit.

Jason Christman, 40, second-degree burglary, and fifth-degree criminal mischief.

Travis K. Catron, 24, improper use of registration, title or plates.

Steven D. Whaley, 48, driving under the influence.

Civil Court

In the Matter of Ronald E. Turner and Camille M. Turner, decree of dissolution granted.

In the Matter of Ashley C. Walli and Ero V. Walli, decree of dissolution granted.

Tay’Lia McMahon vs. McMahon, Zachary, divorce granted.

Derek Hartman vs. Hartman, Sonja Sue, divorce granted.

Emmett J. Anderson vs. Malia S. Anderson, divorce granted.

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