Story last updated at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2002

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

Aug. 19

A woman at 9:04 a.m. reported that about midnight someone broke the lock on a Pioneer Avenue car wash. She said she had a videotape of the incident.

A woman at 9:33 a.m. reported someone shot a paint gun at a Pioneer Avenue building, cracking a window.

Police at 9:49 a.m. received a letter to the chief asking a welfare check on a woman. The complainant had not heard from the person in a while.

A woman at 10:56 a.m. reported someone entered a vehicle parked at an Ocean Drive business and took a CD player and radio.

Anchorage troopers at 11:02 a.m. reported a woman dropped off a day pack she found on the road between Homer and Ninilchik at the Anchorage state trooper office.

A man at 11:26 a.m. reported someone took a New Jersey license plate off his black Chevrolet pickup while parked at the Kachemak Center on Pioneer Avenue.

Police at 12:41 p.m. arrested a 47-year-old man on a fugitive from justice warrant out of Ohio.

A man at 1:24 p.m. reported sometime in the last month someone broke into his 1991 Dodge Shadow and took his stereo system while the vehicle was parked on Kachemak Drive.

A man at 6:05 p.m. reported someone removing logs from the berm below Lighthouse Village on the Spit.

A man at 7:38 p.m. reported someone broke the windows of his vehicle during the last two weeks while it was parked near the Spit Road.

A woman at 9:54 p.m. reported she told her daughter to return home from Anchor Point on Wednesday, Aug. 14, and the girl had not returned.

Aug. 20

Police at 12:30 a.m. received a report of a 1985 Ford pickup truck stolen from the parking lot of Eagle Quality Center. Police recovered the vehicle on the beach below Crittenden Drive.

A woman at 7:28 a.m. reported suspects tried to break into the restroom at Karen Hornaday Park by removing the screws holding the door on. They failed to removed a chain on the door.

Aug. 21

Police at 1:04 a.m. summonsed a 25-year-old man for driving while license revoked after stopping him for erratic driving.

Police at 3:41 a.m. summonsed a 20-year-old woman for driving in violation of her instructional permit.

A woman a 1:51 p.m. reported receiving a letter "of a suspicious and threatening nature."

A woman at 1:58 p.m. brought to the station a dollar bill with a strange substance on it found in the collection box near the Fishing Hole.

Aug. 22

Police at 2:59 a.m. arrested a 44-year-old woman at Mullikin and Fairview streets for driving while intoxicated and driving without a license.

A 21-year-old woman at 7:22 a.m. turned herself in at the police station on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court.

A woman at 8:10 a.m. reported buildings at Karen Hornaday Park had been hit heavily with paintballs the night before.

The Alaska Division of Family and Youth Services at 10:17 a.m. faxed a report of harm to police.

Aug. 23

A man at 4:15 p.m. reported that a man sat in the traffic area of a Lake Street parking lot. Police arrested the 38-year-old man for stealing items from Ulmer's.

Police at 7:04 p.m. received a report that a boy assaulted another boy during the football game at the high school.

Police at 9:23 p.m. received a report of a black Labrador retriever with a blue bandana running loose and limping on the Bypass. Police picked up the dog and took it to the Animal Shelter.

Police at 9:49 p.m. received a report of a fugitive from justice on a Texas warrant.

Aug. 24

A man at 1:21 a.m. reported three or four young men damaging property behind Napa Auto Parts on Main Street. Police cited two 18-year-old men for minor consuming or possessing alcohol and one 18-year-old man for criminal mischief.

A woman at 2:26 a.m. reported a fight in progress at a Pioneer Avenue bar involving five people.

A woman at 5:40 a.m. reported a neighbor's dog barked continually in the Jeffery Street and West Hill Road area. She could not find the dog's owner to complain about the noise. Police took the dog to the shelter.

A checker at Eagle Quality Center at 3:50 p.m. reported an intoxicated man came through his line and then went out and sat in the passenger side of his truck. Police arrested a 57-year-old man for DWI, driving without an operator's license and sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, marijuana.

Police at 10:49 p.m. summonsed a 21-year-old man for failure to provide proof of insurance.

Aug. 25

A person at 1:08 a.m. made a 911 call reporting a domestic violence assault in progress at a Fairview Avenue home. Police arrested a 31-year-old man for fourth-degree assault, domestic violence, and interfering with a report of domestic violence.

A taxi driver at 6:13 a.m. reported a man lying on the sidewalk near Pioneer Avenue and Shelford Street with an injury to his forehead.

A woman at 8:43 a.m. asked police to provide her with a metal detector to find keys she dropped in the brush next to her cabin on the Sterling Highway.

Police at 9:20 a.m. found a yellow Labrador retriever with a chicken in its mouth on the Sterling Highway. Police caught the dog and took it to the Animal Shelter.

A man at 10:46 a.m. reported he left his scooter at Bishop's Beach and upon returning a day later found it missing.

A man at 6:30 p.m. reported a suspect threatened him during a confrontation over the use of Jetskis in Kachemak Bay.

A man at 6:56 p.m. reported seeing a man steal a bicycle from the Salvation Army Store on Pioneer Avenue.

A woman at 10:16 p.m. reported a 1986 Honda Civic stolen from a Kachemak Way residence sometime that day.