Police Report – July 3

Kachemak Emergency Services responded to four medical emergency calls last week.
Anchor Point Fire and EMS responded to seven medical calls and one fire call the week of June 24 – June 30.
Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to 13 EMS calls and 1 fire call for the week of June 24 – 30.

State Troopers

June 24
Jean Mozur of Anchorage and Jeff Vonrekowski of Homer were issued  citations by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers Anchor Point Post, for sport fishing in closed waters. Both individuals were contacted sport fishing in the Anchor River. Bail is $110 each.

June 25
Troopers responded to a REDDI at mile 158 Sterling Highway. A gold, Nissan, was reported to be driving recklessly. Troopers contacted the vehicle at mile 167 Sterling Hwy and identified the driver as Steven Saunders, age 44, of Homer. A search in APSIN revealed Saunders as revoked and needing an IID and he was using the wrong plates on the vehicle. Saunders was issued summonses for DWLR, IID and improper use of plates.

June 26
• Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a deceased male on a 4-wheeler trail near mile 18 East End Road in Homer. Investigation revealed Raymond Garrity, 53, of Homer was riding a 4-wheeler on the trail when it flipped. Garrity was late returning from his ride. He was discovered deceased after he failed to return home when expected. He was unable to be revived and was declared deceased by Kachemak Emergency Services personnel when they arrived on scene. He was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Anchorage for autopsy. Next of kin have been notified.
• Alaska State Troopers responded to a REDDI north bound from mile 169 Sterling Highway. A red Ford pickup was reported to be driving recklessly. Troopers contacted the vehicle at mile 157 Sterling Hwy and identified the driver as John Taylor, age 20, of Soldotna. A search in APSIN revealed Taylor’s privilege to drive was suspended. He was subsequently issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license suspended.
• Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle for speeding at mile 168 Sterling Highway. The driver was identified by his Mississippi ID card as Steven McSpadden, age 51, of Kiln, Mississippi. A search in APSIN revealed McSpadden’s privilege to drive was revoked. It was further determined McSpadden was driving under the influence of alcohol and had been convicted of Felony DUI in the previous 10 years. McSpadden was subsequently arrested for Felony DUI and Driving While License Revoked. He was remanded to the Homer Jail.


June 25
Animal Complaint: A woman reported a horse had wandered into her yard on Bell Avenue.
Suspicious Circumstances: A man reported he suspected an employee was stealing customer’s credit card info and shopping online.

June 26
Animal Complaint: A caller reported a moose and her calves were possibly cornered by tourists. An officer went to the scene on Kachemak Drive.

June 27
City Ordinance: A caller reported a go-cart on the sidewalk and the road on Soundview Avenue.
Animal Complaint: A caller reported a moose at the base of the Spit.
Traffic Warning: An officer issued a traffic warning for stopping in the middle of Spit Road and Kachemak Drive.

June 29
Suspicious Circumstances: An anonymous caller reported a man sleeping in the post office and that he smelled of alcohol. An officer went to the post office and told the sleeping man he needed to move along.
Violating Camping Rules: A woman reported an illegal campsite on a trail. An officer went to the campsite but no one was there. The officer left a note instructing campers needed to relocate.
REDDI: A caller reported a possibly drunk driver going through a bank drive thru. But the plates given did not match the description of the car. An officer was advised.
Animal Related Complaint: A caller reported an abandoned baby moose.
Theft from building: Animal control reported the theft of a black kitten from the animal shelter. An officer went to the shelter.

June 30
Public Assist: A man called to report a woman is calling his associates and telling them lies about him.

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