Cops and Courts

Troopers

Dec. 7
Alaska State Troopers at 10:24 p.m. saw a wanted suspect near the Anchor River Grocery Store. While troopers arrested the 52-year-old man, he assaulted two troopers and resisted arrest, troopers alleged. The man was taken to the Homer Jail.

Homer Police

Nov. 30
A woman at 9:33 a.m. made a 911 call of a man yelling for help from inside a Mountain View Drive home. Police and EMTs responded and took the man to the hospital.
A caller at 10:54 a.m. reported a woman harming herself. Police advised the person to call community mental health.
A caller at 1:10 p.m. reported an abandoned snowmachine on Beluga Lake.
A caller at 1:33 p.m. reported a backpack stolen from an unlocked car parked on Pioneer Avenue.

Courts

Judgments
Joshua A. Kastelle, 29, charge dismissed, no motor vehicle liability insurance.
Jason R. Gates, 42, pleaded guilty to a 2003 charge of driving while license revoked. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 20 days suspended; ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended; had his driver’s license revoked for 90 days; and was placed on probation for two years. He also pleaded guilty to failure to appear in court and was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended.

Troopers

Nov. 17
Alaska State Troopers at 9:54 p.m. made a traffic stop on a 52-year-old Ninilchik man driving a snowmachine in Ninilchik. Troopers arrested the man for driving under the influence.
Nov. 22
Troopers at 6:52 p.m. went to a disturbance on Kittiwake Court near Homer. Troopers allege a 24-year-old Homer man was drunk and assaulted a household member. Troopers arrested the man for third-degree assault and took him to the Homer Jail.
Nov. 22

Homer Police

Nov. 26
A U.S. Coast Guard official at 3:51 p.m. reported a distress signal received from a boat parked on land near Mile .5 Homer Spit Road. Police could not find the boat.
Nov. 27
A worker at 11:15 a.m. reported a person had shoplifted at a Lake Street store on Nov. 19.
A man at 3 p.m. reported an attempted break-in at a Pennock Street home. Police responded.
A worker at 5:40 p.m. asked police to issue a trespass notice to a man from a Lake Street business. Police later contacted the man at 12:19 p.m. Nov. 28 and issued the notice.

Kachemak Emergency Services

Nov. 26-Dec. 3
Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to one medical call and one fire call.
Kachemak Emergency Services encourages everyone to keep their chimneys clean. KES has chimney brushes and poles to loan out for 6-inch and 8-inch pipes. Come into the McNeil Canyon station to borrow brushes. Also, remember to change your smoke alarm batteries if you have not done so. For further information call 235-9811.

Homer Fire

Nov. 26-Dec. 3
Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to eight medical calls and one fire call.

Courts


Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Nov. 23:
Judgments
Barry Gostin, 34, charge dismissed, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

Troopers


Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a summons to a 24-year-old Homer man for commercial fishing with a drift net in upper Cook Inlet during a closed period on July 9.
Troopers at 5:12 p.m. went to a suspicious house fire near Mile 147 Sterling Highway. Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at 235-3001 or the Kenai Peninsula Crime Stoppers at (800) 478-4258.

 

Homer Police


Police at 8:17 a.m. warned a driver for failure to stop for a pedestrian at a crosswalk on the Sterling Highway near Poopdeck Street.
A woman at 10:24 a.m. made a 911 call reporting an unattended death of a 45-year-old woman at a Ben Walters Lane address.
A caller at 10:58 a.m. reported a theft at a Seabreeze Court address.
A woman at 12:02 p.m. reported theft of commercial truck tires at a Fish Dock Road address.
A caller at 1 p.m. reporting losing a debit card at a Sterling Highway address.

Homer Fire



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

 

Courts

Courts
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.

Troopers


Nov. 8
Alaska State Troopers at 3:30 p.m. contacted a 30-year-old Nanwalek man after receiving a report that alleged he had made sexual advances and offered alcohol to a juvenile relative. Troopers arrested the man on charges of second-degree sexual assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and took him to the Homer Jail.
Nov. 13
Troopers at 5:40 p.m. contacted a 26-year-old Anchor Point man at a North Fork Road home following a report of an assault. Troopers allege the man assaulted a small boy and arrested him for third-degree assault.

Homer Police


Nov. 9
A man at 9:18 a.m. made a 911 call that he saw a body in a car parked on Skyline Drive. Police responded and determined a 20-year-old man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A caller at 12:14 p.m. reported losing a pink wallet.
A woman at 10:27 p.m. reported people damaging mailboxes in the East Hill Road area.
Nov. 10
A man at 5:08 a.m. reported a suspicious person with a flashlight at the back of a Pioneer Avenue business. People responded but could not locate the suspect. The building was secure.

Homer Fire


Nov. 12-19
Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 13 medical calls and three fire calls.
Nov. 12
Firefighters went to a West Skyline Drive home for a chimney fire. Upon arrival firefighters put out the remaining fire in the stack and checked to make sure no fire extended through pipe to the structure.

Court Report

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Nov. 9:

 

Judgments

Kenneth G. Davidson, 49, pleaded guilty to not having proof of insurance. He was fined $500.

Sava Toran, 21, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days suspended and ordered to pay $50 to support the Police Training Fund and a $100 probation surcharge with $100 suspended; and was placed on probation for one year.

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