Cops and Courts

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

Homer Fire

Feb. 12-18

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

Kachemak Emergency Services

Feb. 12-18

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to one medical call and one smoke investigation.

Homer Police

Feb. 5

A caller at 8:08 a.m. reported a motor vehicle crash at Pioneer Avenue and Heath Street that had caused damage. An officer responded to the scene and advised the people involved to fill out a report.

An officer at 8:33 a.m. warned a driver for speeding in a school zone at Pioneer Avenue and the Homer Bypass.

A caller at 3:41 p.m. requested assistance with removing a man from a business on East End Road. The man left in a vehicle. An officer contacted the vehicle and the man, and arrested him for driving under the influence. The 61-year-old man was taken to the Homer Jail, where he was also charged with refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Feb. 6

An officer at 2:07 a.m. stood by for traffic control while a tractor trailer was stuck in the roadway at Mile 169 Sterling Highway.

A caller at 10:33 a.m. reported a big explosion at a neighbor’s house on Tamara Street, but reported there were no flames. An officer and the fire department responded to the scene.

An officer at 3:32 p.m. attempted to contact a wanted person on Lakeshore Drive. The officer attested a 25-year-old man on a warrant for failing to appear for a court hearing.

An agency at 5:20 p.m. requested assistance on Tamara Street. An officer responded to the scene.

A person at 5:40 p.m. went to the Homer Police station counter to report strange things done to her car. An officer brought the woman to the hospital.

A caller at 9:34 p.m. reported a dog with no owner around that was at Mile 0.5 Spit Road. An officer went to the area and observed the dog running on the beach. It would not let the officer get close to it.

Feb. 7

A caller at 2:52 p.m. requested a welfare check on an intoxicated man on foot on West Bunnell Avenue. An officer went to the scene and gave the man a ride.

A caller at 2:59 p.m. reported a woman placed items in her pocket at a Greatland Street store. An officer responded to the area.

An officer at 3:39 p.m. warned a driver for failing to come to a complete stop at Ocean Driver and FAA Road.

A caller at 4:12 p.m. requested a welfare check on an employee on Lake Street. An officer contacted the employee and found all was OK.

A caller at 4:55 p.m. reported a vehicle in the roadway with its flashers on at Main Street and Fairview Avenue. An officer responded to the scene.

A caller at 5:49 p.m. reported an unattended campfire with no one around on Crittenden Drive. The caller reported it was only smoke with no flames. An officer responded to the area but was unable to locate it.

A caller at 6:37 p.m. reported a suicidal person on Jenny Way. An officer went to the scene and took the person to South Peninsula Hospital for evaluation. The person later walked away from the hospital and was contacted again. They were medically cleared and taken to the Homer Jail for protective custody.

A caller at 8:01 p.m. reported being held hostage and beat up on the Homer Bypass. Officers responded to the scene and found the call was unfounded.

Feb. 8

An officer at 10:23 a.m. warned a driver for failing to stop before entering the roadway on the Homer Bypass.

An officer at 11:16 a.m. warned a driver for speeding at Lake Street and Grubstake Avenue.

An officer at 11:31 a.m. warned a driver for speeding at Lake Street and Pioneer Street.

An officer at 12:46 p.m. warned a driver for speeding at East End Road and East Hill Road.

Officers at 3:01 p.m. responded along with medics to an unattended death on Sabrina Road.

A caller at 7:15 p.m. reported a small dog tied up at a store on the Homer Bypass for an extended period of time. An officer responded to the scene and the owner was reunited with the dog.

A caller at 11:24 p.m. reported a man outside trying to get into the caller’s home on East Rangeview Avenue. Officers responded to the scene.

Feb. 9

A caller at 3:13 a.m. reported a man loitering outside of a local business on the Homer Bypass. Officers responded to the location.

A caller at 7:47 a.m. reported a person that needed to be kept from trespassing on the Homer Bypass. An officer went to the scene.

A caller at 7:59 a.m. reported a motor vehicle collision with a moose at East Skyline Drive and Clearwater Drive. An officer responded to the scene and advised the driver to fill out an accident report form. The moose walked away.

A caller at 9:51 a.m. made a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report about a vehicle at Heath Street and East Fairview Avenue. An officer contracted the driver and gave out a warning for unsafe driving.

An officer at 1:21 a.m. made a public appearance on East Pioneer Avenue.

A caller at 4:53 p.m. reported a vehicle on a restricted area of the beach at Mile .5 Spit Road. An officer responded to the area and warned the driver for having expired registration.

A caller at 8:05 p.m. reported an issue with a man inside a business on East End Road. Officers responded to the scene.

A caller at 9:30 p.m. reported two people walking down the middle of the street on West Pioneer Avenue causing a disturbance. Officers responded to the location.

Feb. 10

A caller at 12:39 a.m. reported a disturbance at a neighboring home on East Fairview Avenue. Officers responded to the location.

A caller at 4:08 a.m. reported that a man had assaulted her on East Pioneer Avenue. Officers responded to the location.

An officer at 9 p.m. assisted the Alaska State Troopers with a probations vehicle search at mile 159 of the Sterling Highway.

A caller at 10:50 p.m. reported men yelling on Bunnell Avenue. An officer responded to the scene and contacted the two men. The officer found no signs of an altercation and the men said they may have been being loud.

Feb. 11

A caller at 1:17 a.m. made a noise complaint of a local bar on East Pioneer Avenue. An officer responded to the location.

A caller at 1:50 a.m. made a REDDI report on a vehicle on East Pioneer Avenue. An officer responded to the location but was unable to locate the vehicle.

Feb. 12

A caller at 3:58 a.m. made a REDDI report on a driver on Svedlund Street. An officer responded to the location but was unable to locate the vehicle.

An officer at 8:42 a.m. warned a driver for speeding in a school zone on the Sterling Highway.

A caller at 10:50 a.m. reported that he had witnessed a domestic dispute within a vehicle on Ocean Drive. An officer responded to the location and arrested a 37-year-old man for fourth-degree assault.

A caller at 6:24 p.m. reported an unruly teen making threats on Jenny Way. An officer responded to the location.

Feb. 13

An officer at 7:32 a.m. warned a driver for speeding in a school zone at Mile 1 East End Road.

A caller at 8:06 p.m. reported that a person was refusing to leave a building on Bartlett Street and was becoming more agitated. Police arrested the 23-year-old man for violating conditions of his release.

Police at 11:48 p.m. warned a driver for parking in a handicapped spot on the Homer Bypass.

Feb. 14

A caller at 1:23 a.m. reported a woman creating a disturbance on East Pioneer Avenue. Officers went to the location and issued the woman a disorderly conduct warning. A caller at 1:58 a.m. reported that the same woman was causing a disturbance on East Pioneer Avenue again. Police arrested the 61-year-old woman for disorderly conduct.

A caller at 7:31 p.m. made a REDDI report of a possible intoxicated driver on East End Road. An officer went to the scene.

Officers at 8:40 p.m. held a man at the Homer Jail for protective custody.

Feb. 15

A caller at 11:29 a.m. requested a welfare check on West Hill road. Officers went to the area, made contact with the person being checked and found all was OK.

A caller at 12:03 p.m. reported a vehicle rollover on Bishop’s Beach. Officer and medics responded to the scene.

A caller at 10:08 p.m. reported a vehicle in the ditch on FAA Road, and reported there were no injuries. An officer responded to the scene.

An officer at 10:55 p.m. made a traffic stop of a female driver having a medical emergency at Saltwater Drive and the Sterling Highway. The officer gave her an escort to a medical facility.

Feb. 16

A caller at 12:22 p.m. reported a possible wanted person on Hazel Street. An officer went to the scene and arrested the 23-year-old man on a warrant.

A caller at 1:40 p.m. reported an unattended death on Calhoun Court. An officer and medics went to the scene.

A caller at 3:14 p.m. made a REDDI report on a vehicle at Lake Street and Ben Walters Lane. An officer contacted the 69-year-old driver and arrested him for driving under the influence.

A caller at 3:23 p.m. reported an intoxicated man in the street at Lake Shore Driver and Ocean Drive. An officer contacted the man and found all was OK.

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 Feb. 19:

Judgments

Rosalia M. Purpura, 20, charge dismissed, fourth-degree assault.

David Markwood, 49, charge dismissed, fourth-degree assault.

Bailey A. Lowney, 29, charge dismissed, driving without a valid operator’s license.

Aimee N. Beachy, 33, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault, domestic violence. She was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 360 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to obtain mental health or substance abuse treatment; ordered to submit a DNA sample on request; and was placed on probation for three years.

Jeremy T. Bridges, 36, pleaded guilty to driving without a valid operator’s license. He was fined $300 and ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund.

Amanda Cuevas, 32, Alpine, Wyoming, pleaded guilty to reckless driving. She was fined $1,000 with $1,000 suspended; sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended; had her license revoked for 30 days; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $100 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; and was placed on probation for one year.

Tyler J. Cordes, 15, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. 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 $66 cost of electronic monitoring; 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.

Nicholai Peter J.P. Napoka, 26, Akiak, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault, domestic violence. He was fined $500 with $500 suspended; sentenced to 90 days in jail with 88 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $100 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to forfeit items seized; and was placed on probation for one year.

Criminal Court

Roy Burke, 40, fourth-degree misconduct involvig a controlled substance.

Jeffrey Q. Olson, 58, Anchor Point, no motor vehicle liability insurance.

Shawn B. Isbell, 46, failure to register as a sex offender.

Paul D. Randall, 52, Anchor Point, driving under the influence, refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Jeffrey D. Sapinor-Maher, 51, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

Cory C. Reynolds, 29, third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a felony; reckless endangerment, two counts.

Julina R. Stowe, 26, Anchor Point, giving a false report.

Dolly J. Ipalook, 61, disorderly conduct.

Ashley J. Ingram, 30, DUI, refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Iris S. Strongheart, 18, third-degree assault.

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