Cops and Courts

Homer Police

Dec. 21
A caller at 9:08 a.m. reported an unattended death of a 92-year-old man at a Herndon Street home.
A woman at 2:05 p.m. reported a man tried to enter a car parked on the Sterling Highway that did not belong to him.
Dec. 23

Homer Police


Dec. 18
A caller at 11:05 a.m. reported a locked car parked on Lake Street was broken into and an item stolen.
An employee at 6:28 p.m. reported a domestic dispute at a Pioneer Avenue hotel. Police arrested a 49-year-old man.
Dec. 19
An employee at 7:21 a.m. reported a person drove away without paying for gas at a Sterling Highway gas station.
A liquor store employee at 4:47 p.m. reported confiscating a fake identification.
A woman at 5:38 p.m. reported receiving harassing and threatening messages.

Homer Fire


Dec. 17-22
Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 11 medical calls and onefire call.
Dec. 17
Firefighters went to a carbon monoxide alarm at a home. Firefighters determined the detector was faulty and advised replacing it.

Courts

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Dec. 17:
Judgments

Troopers


Dec. 10
Cordova Fish and Wildlife Troopers cited a 22-year-old Homer man for commercial fishing during a closed period in the Cordova area. Troopers allege the man's fishing boat was observed from the air fishing during a closed period on May 21.
Dec. 11

Homer Police


Dec. 11
A caller at 2:10 p.m. asked for help in transporting a suicidal juvenile to South Peninsula Hospital. Police provided transportation.
A care facility worker asked for help with a violent resident at a home.
An employee at 3:19 p.m. reported a man shoplifting at a Greatland Street store. Police responded and issued the man a one-year trespass notice from the store.
A woman at 4:08 p.m. reported narcotics stolen from a Klondike Avenue home.
Police at 6:30 p.m. served a temporary restraining order on a person at a Sterling Highway address.

Homer Fire


Dec. 10-16
Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 17 medical calls and one fire call.
Dec. 16
Firefighters went to a Bayview Avenue home for a chimney fire. They put out the fire. No damage was noted to the roof and firefighters checked to make sure the fire had not spread beyond the chimney.
Kachemak Emergency Services
Dec. 10-16
Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to three medical calls and one fire call.

Courts

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Dec. 10:
Judgments
Ella C. Newsom, 54, charge dismissed, fourth-degree assault.
Jacob D. Chrisman, 22, charge dismissed, no motor vehicle liability insurance.
Elaine D. Large, 44, charge dismissed, fourth-degree criminal mischief.

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.

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