Story last updated at 3:36 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2002

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

Oct. 22

Troopers at 5:13 p.m. went to Chapman Elementary School in Anchor Point for a report that someone spray-painted the gym wall. Troopers investigated and allege that two children, 13 and 14, caused the damage. Charges of third-degree criminal mischief have been referred to Juvenile Intake.

Oct. 23

Palmer troopers at 9:08 a.m. arrested a 38-year-old Palmer man on two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor following an investigation by the Palmer and Matanuska-Susitna child-abuse investigation units. Troopers received a report in August alleging that a child was abused by another man in the man's home. Troopers allege that between July 2001 and August 2002, a 21-year-old Palmer man living in the older man's residences in Palmer, Wasilla and Homer abused the child, and that the older man, the child's guardian, knew of the abuse, allowed the younger man to have contact with the child and to live in their homes. Troopers also arrested the 21-year-old man on four counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.

Oct. 26

Troopers at 7:12 p.m. received a report that someone lost a black leather wallet dropped in the parking lot of the Anchor River Inn about 1 a.m. earlier that morning.

Troopers at 11:27 p.m. went to a report of an attempted burglary at an Anchor Point business. Someone threw a rock through a window, triggering the security alarm. Nothing was taken. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Homer troopers at 235-8239.

Oct. 28

A Homer man at 7:45 a.m. reported to troopers that his wife needed to be taken to the hospital, but that the bridge to his house near Mile 164 Sterling Highway remained washed out. Maritime Helicopters did not expect to be able to fly until noon because of high wind and rain. Maritime eventually made it in with an EMT from the Anchor Point fire department and transported the woman to the hospital.