Homer Alaska - Police & Court Reports

Story last updated at 10:34 PM on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Homer Police

May 12

A man at 5:46 p.m. reported he lost his backpack containing a firearm near Bishop's Beach. On May 13 at 8:18 p.m., another man reported finding the backpack with the handgun.

A man at 10:10 p.m. reported a fight in progress involving a weapon at the Karen Hornaday Park Campground. Police responded.

May 13

Police at 12:03 a.m. stopped a 31-year-old man driving near Ocean Drive and Douglas Place and arrested him for driving under the influence.

A man at 8:55 a.m. reported a verbal altercation with a man who threatened him at Bartlett Street and Pioneer Avenue. Police responded and forwarded charges to the Kenai District Attorney's office.

A man at 10:50 a.m. reported a dog chasing a moose in the Forget Me Not Lane area.

A man at 7:40 p.m. asked police to check on a Fairview Avenue home after hearing a rumor an unauthorized party was to be held there.

A man at 11:42 p.m. reported hearing a child being beaten with a belt at a Mattox Road address. Police responded.

A woman at 11:59 p.m. reported receiving a threatening text message from another woman.

May 14

Police at 12:52 a.m. issued a DUI warning to a driver. A taxi took the driver to a motel.

A man at 8:38 a.m. reported a former tenant threatened to kill him and his family.

Police at 10:30 a.m. offered options to a parent of a teenager caught with marijuana.

Police at 1:33 p.m. stood by as a person retrieved stolen motorcycles. Alaska State Troopers also responded to the case that was in their jurisdiction.

A caller at 5:14 p.m. reported a fire on the beach below Crittenden Street. Police contacted juveniles near the fire and told them to put it out. Alaska Division of Forestry wildland firefighters also responded.

Police at 7:52 p.m. contacted a driver near Ocean Drive and Douglas Street and warned the driver about not having an Alaska driver's license while working in the state.

A man at 8:39 p.m. reported three women left a Pioneer Avenue restaurant without paying.

Police at 11:52 p.m. stopped a 36-year-old man driving near Mile 172 Sterling Highway. Police arrested the man for driving while license canceled.

May 15

A woman at 9:24 a.m. reported her ex-boyfriend refused to return her post office key.

A person at 12:23 p.m. made a "report every dangerous driver immediately" complaint that a man fell out of his car at a Sterling Highway liquor store and drove toward the Spit. Police contacted the suspect and determined he was not drunk.

A man at 7:34 p.m. made a 911 call of a suspected break-in at a Fairview Avenue business. Police responded and determined two young people were entering the building to clean it. All was OK.

Police at 10:31 p.m. issued a summons to a 26-year-old man for not having proof of insurance.

May 16

Police at 9:21 p.m. stopped a 25-year-old man driving on Pioneer Avenue near Kachemak Way and arrested him for DUI and driving while license suspended.

Police at 11:09 p.m. issued a summons to a 40-year-old woman for not having liability insurance.

May 17

A man at 7:18 a.m. reported he woke up and found his third-party custodian missing and his car gone. Police determined the custodian had been arrested for DUI about 9:20 p.m. the night before.

A man at 8:17 a.m. reported someone slashed the tires of his car while it was parked at Bishop's Beach the night before.

A man at 11:48 a.m. reported losing a raft out of his truck.

May 18

The Kodiak Police Department at 12:58 a.m. reported receiving at tip that a man in the Homer area who had charges pending against him in a Kodiak case had violated conditions of release by being at a Homer bar. Police went to the bar and saw the suspect with a drink in his hand and arrested him on two counts of violating conditions of release.

A man at 11:11 a.m. reported a small boat motor stolen from a skiff at the harbor.

A caller at 6:27 p.m. reported a man with a gun at a place that served liquor. Police responded and found the man wearing a gun. They arrested him for fifth-degree weapons misconduct. Police allege the man had a handgun with a round in the chamber and a full magazine.

Police at 10:24 p.m. issued a summons to a 34-year-old man for driving without an operator's license, no liability insurance and new owner to secure transfer of title.

May 19

A person at 2:51 a.m. reported a possible drunk driver on Kachemak Drive. Police stopped the suspect driver and arrested a 53-year-old woman for DUI and not having liability insurance. Police arrested a passenger, a 22-year-old woman, for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Police at 9:11 a.m. arrested a 29-year-old man on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court. Police also issued a trespass notice to a woman.

A caller at 3:52 p.m. reported drugs being sent through the mail.

May 20

A caller at 1:26 a.m. reported a couple fighting at a Ben Walters Lane apartment. Police responded.

A caller at 2:26 a.m. made a 911 call of two young men pushing at each other and possibly fighting on Ben Walters Lane.

A man at 11:30 a.m. reported a low-boy trailer lost its load on Pioneer Avenue.

A caller at 7:48 a.m. reported a driver in a white pickup truck speeding in the Rochelle Road area while children were present.

A woman at 3:36 p.m. reported a driver in a tan Mercedes passed her at a high rate of speed and then slammed on the brakes in front of her near Mile 8 East End Road.

A pretrial officer at 5:05 p.m. reported a subject violated his conditions of release and brought the person to the police station.

A woman at 6:45 p.m. reported an injured sea otter on the Spit beach. Police notified the Alaska SeaLife Center.

A caller at 8:16 p.m. reported people trespassing and having a bonfire on private property at an East End Road subdivision. Police told the people to move along.

Police at 9:04 p.m. issued a summons to a 33-year-old man for not having proof of insurance.

May 21

A person at 12:11 a.m. reported two drunk men left an Old Town bar who might be driving away. Police responded and determined the men took a cab.

Police at 7:17 a.m. located a stolen car for Anchorage police and arrested a 37-year-old man on two outstanding warrants.

Police at 12:22 p.m. served a search warrant at a Wright Street address and seized drugs.

A man at 3:30 p.m. turned in a firearm he found on the beach.

A man at 4:05 p.m. reported his wife's wallet was taken from their unlocked car parked on the Spit.

A man at 7:28 p.m. reported a woman at his Svedlund Street home refused to leave and threatened to burn down his house. At 2:37 a.m. May 22 a caller reported the house had been trashed.

A caller at 9:11 p.m. reported two small children at a house with adults drinking. Police responded and couldn't find anyone in the house.

Police at 9:26 p.m. stopped a 26-year-old man driving on Lee Drive and arrested him for DUI.

May 22

Police at 12:10 a.m. stopped a 36-year-old man driving on Herndon Street and arrested him for DUI.

A caller at 12:58 a.m. asked for police assistance in removing a man from a Pioneer Avenue bar. Police responded and removed the man.

A person at 3:40 p.m. handed over a wallet found on Bishop's Beach to an officer on patrol. Police took the wallet to the owner at work.

Police at 4:21 p.m. arrested a 59-year-old man on an outstanding warrant.

A caller at 8:54 p.m. reported seven juveniles drinking at a Karen Hornaday Park campsite.

A caller at 10:30 p.m. reported a man screaming, rolling around in the sand and then running into the water on the Spit. Police could not locate the man.

May 23

A person at 12:10 a.m. made a 911 call of a man sitting in his car parked with no lights on at a blind corner on East End Road who then drove toward town. Police stopped the suspect driver and arrested a 44-year-old man for felony DUI.