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 19-25

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

Homer Fire

March 12-25

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 15 medical calls and four fire calls.

March 12

Firefighters went to a report of a chimney fire at an East Bayview Avenue home. Firefighters contained the fire to an exterior chimney stack. Improper cleaning and creosote buildup caused the fire. The department reminds homeowners to periodically clean chimneys to help prevent creosote buildup. Chimney brushes are available free for loan at the department.

Kachemak Emergency Services

March 19-25

Firefighters and emergency medical technicians did not respond to any calls.

Homer Police

March 19

A caller at 2:17 a.m. requested an officer due to noise in the area on Heath Street. An officer went to the area but was unable to locate the source of the noise.

A caller at 7:05 a.m. reported suspicious men on the caller’s property. An officer responded to the location.

An officer at 11:38 a.m. served a stalking protective order in the Homer area.

A caller at 3:44 p.m. reported a suspicious situation on Ocean Driver. An officer responded to the location and found the call was unfounded.

A caller at 4:38 p.m. requested standby during a civil assist on West Danview Avenue. An officer went to the scene.

March 20

A caller at 12:10 a.m. reported seeing bright lights at a Kachemak Way and Mountainview Drive address. An officer responded to the area but was unable to locate anything.

A caller at 4:35 a.m. reported a suspicious vehicle at Bartlett Street and Soundview Avenue. An officer contacted the vehicle and found all was OK.

An officer at 8:32 a.m. warned a driver for speeding at Pioneer Avenue and the Homer Bypass.

A caller at 2:34 p.m. reported juveniles acting suspiciously on Ben Walters Lane. An officer went to the location and the caller requested a patrol of the area.

A caller at 4:07 p.m. reported a theft on Smokey Bay Way. An officer responded to the location.

March 21

A caller reported a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot on East Pioneer Avenue. Officers responded to the location, contacted the vehicle, and noted no criminal activity.

A caller at 2:43 a.m. reported a disturbance on Main Street. Officers responded to the scene and found no crime had been committed. They issued a disorderly conduct warning.

An officer at 8:39 a.m. gave a driver a citation for having no valid operator’s license at Greatland Street and the Homer Bypass.

A caller at 3:13 p.m. reported an intoxicated person on East Pioneer Avenue trying to leave in a vehicle. Officers responded to the scene and assisted the would-be-driver.

An officer at 11:36 p.m. made contact with a vehicle blocking the roadway at Main Street and Ohlson Lane. The officer arrested a 45-year-old woman on an outstanding warrant.

March 22

A caller at 5:02 a.m. reported a marijuana smell on West Hill Road. An officer advised the caller of their options.

March 23

A caller at 2:31 p.m. reported a possible burglary on the Sterling Highway. An officer responded to the scene.

A caller at 5:01 p.m. reported unknown people washing dogs in a private laundry facility on Main Street.

March 24

A caller at 10:57 a.m. requested a welfare check on Ocean Drive Loop. An officer went to the scene and found all was OK.

A caller at 2:23 p.m. reported an unrestrained child in a vehicle on Heath Street. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

Officers at 7:31 p.m. assisted Alaska State Troopers on Nikolaevsk Road.

March 25

An intoxicated caller at 4:21 a.m. reported needing help due to being separated from their party on the Sterling Highway. An officer spoke with the caller.

A caller at 9:20 a.m. requested a welfare check on Lake Street. An officer responded to the scene and found all was OK.

A caller at 11:45 a.m. reported a possible injured eagle at East End Road and Ben Walters Lane. An officer responded to the scene, but the eagle was not in the area.

A caller at 3:01 p.m. made a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) report on a vehicle at Soundview Avenue and the Sterling Highway. Officers responded to the scene and noted no impairment.

A caller at 9:02 p.m. reported an intoxicated husband being combative on Felix Circle. Officers went to the scene and separated the parties for the night. No crime was committed.

A caller at 11:06 p.m. reported neighbors fighting on Main Street. Officers responded to the location and separated the neighbors for the evening. No crime was committed.

A caller at 11:48 p.m. reported a woman sounding like she was in distress at Klondike Avenue and Poopdeck Trail. Officers responded to the scene and arrested a 31-year-old man for violating conditions of his release.

March 26

A caller at 11:01 a.m. reported a suspicious vehicle and littering, and a possible trespass issue at Arctic Tern Place and Kachemak Drive. An officer went to the scene but the vehicle was gone when the officer arrived. The officer later contacted the people involved and advised them to stay away from the area.

An officer at 2:07 p.m. contacted an abandoned vehicle on the sidewalk at Mattox Road and East End Road. The officer had the vehicle impounded and called the animal control office to the scene to pick up a dog from inside the vehicle.

A person at 3:15 p.m. went to the Police Station counter with an after the fact report of an aggressive dog at Mile 2 Spit Road. An officer forwarded the report to the animal control office.

A caller at 7:40 p.m. reported a landlord/tenant issue on Main Street. An officer responded to the scene.

A caller at 9:22 p.m. requested a welfare check on a family member on Karen Hornaday Road. Officers went to the area, contacted a woman and transported her to a safe place for the night.

A caller at 11 p.m. reported a domestic dispute on East Bunnell Avenue. Officers responded to the location and separated the parties for the evening. Officers issued the man a disorderly conduct warning.

March 27

A caller at 12:23 a.m. reported a suspicious man knocking on the caller’s window on East Bunnell Avenue. Officers went to the location and found that the call was unfounded.

Troopers

Feb. 27

Probation Officers with the Alaska Department of Corrections at 8:30 a.m. contacted the Alaska State Troopers and reported they had located drugs on a 40-year-old Ninilchik man after he had been arrested for a probation violation. An investigation showed the man was in possession of methamphetamine. He was transported and remanded into the Homer Jail.

Feb. 28

Alaska State Troopers at 6:32 a.m.received a report from the owner of Coop’s Coffee on East End Road that someone had damaged locks at the business. An investigation showed sometime during the night unknown person(s) had put an unknown substance into two locks at the business. The locks could not be opened and had to be replaced.

March 5

Alaska State Troopers at 8:08 p.m. received a report of a burglary on Berussa Road in Ninilchik. A 61-year-old Ninilchik man, reported that unknown person(s) had entered his residence and took items including a firearm. The investigation is ongoing.

March 21

On Feb. 11 at about 1:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were advised of a burglary at a residence off Cottonwood Lane in Anchor Point. An investigation found the residence was a seasonal residence and it and the garage on the property had been entered at least three times over the course of a month. Through investigation and assistance from community members, a 43-ear-old Anchor Point man and a 32-year-old Anchor Point, were identified as people who had entered the buildings at separate times and stole items.

At approximately 4:16 p.m. on March 21, troopers observed a vehicle parked at the Whiskey Gulch Beach access that is frequently driven by the 43-year-old Anchor Point man. That man had an active arrest warrant. Troopers walked down to the beach and contacted the man at a camper. He was arrested and transported to the Homer Jail. Charges of burglary and theft have been sent to the Kenai District Attorney for review on the 32-year-old Anchor Point man.

March 24

On Saturday, March 24 at approximately 2:17 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a third party report that a 42-year-old Nikolaevsk man was in contact with a female in violation of his conditions of felony probation. It was determined the man had a condition of release from a recent court case stating he was not to have contact with the female. Alaska State Troopers responded to an address on Nikolaevsk Road to contact the man at approximately 7:07 hours. While on scene at the residence where he was located, he attacked the first responding State Trooper, injuring him and incapacitating him where the Trooper was unable to adequately defend himself. Additional AST units responded to assist the injured Trooper. Upon arrival of the first backup Trooper, the man continued his assaultive behavior, and he was shot to prevent further assaults on any Trooper or bystander. The man was pronounced dead on scene. Next of kin for the man has been notified. The initial responding Trooper was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. Investigation into the incident continues.

The Alaska State Trooper who fired his service weapon is identified as AST Sergeant Daniel Cox, a 20-year veteran of DPS.

The Alaska State Trooper injured in the incident is identified as Trooper Luke Kumfer, a 7-year veteran of DPS.

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 26:

Judgments

Alexander I. Romanko, 21, Earlysville, Virginia, charge dismissed, fifth-degree criminal mischief. He pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment, offensive physical contact. He was fined $1,000 with $1,000 suspended and sentenced to 10 days in jail with nine days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to pay restitution and not have contact with his victim; and was placed on probation for one year.

Lavrentie A. Ukatish, 20, pleaded guilty to incest, a felony. He was sentenced to eight years in jail with five years suspended; ordered to pay $100 to support the Police Training Fund and, a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; ordered to apply for an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend and pay restitution; ordered to provide a DNA sample on request; and was placed on probation for five years.

Collin V. MacCampbell, 21, pleaded guilty to negligent driving. He was fined $250 and ordered to pay $10 to support the Police Training Fund.

Stephanie M. Cozadd-Pearson, 28, pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment, offensive physical contact. She was fined $500 with $500 suspended and sentenced to 10 days in jail with nine 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.

Albert M. Peterson, 66, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault, domestic violence. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and ordered to provide a DNA sample on request.

Mikel J. Hathaway, 27, Kasilof, pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicle theft. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended and fined $500; ordered to apply for an Alaska PFD and pay restitution; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a suspended jail surcharge of $100; ordered to forfeit items seized and not have contact with his victim; has his license revoked for 30 days; and was placed on probation for one year.

Criminal Court

Sean D. Mobley, 38, second-degree burglary, third-degree theft and first-degree criminal trespass.

Melvin D. Crossett, 37, first-degree criminal trespass and third-degree theft.

Cimmaron Tangman, 43, first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree theft, with a charge modifier of “attempt.”

Amy R. Evans, 26, driving under the influence.

Frank L. Loosli, 61, Anchor Point, felony DUI, failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended.

Kristi L. Swanson, 45, second-degree burglary, fourth-degree theft. In another case, second-degree burglary, fourth-degree theft. In a third case, first-degree vehicle theft and fourth-degree theft.

Larry M. Clark Jr., 52, disorderly conduct.

Anatoly A. Kojin, 32, fourth-degree assault and violating conditions o release.

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