Two arraigned after sex assault indictment
The Resetarits brothers, indicted together on one count of second-degree sexual assault, were to be arraigned in Kenai Superior Court Tuesday afternoon. The single count indictment was handed down by a grand jury on Sept. 20.
Joseph Resetarits, 19, and Anthony Resetarits, 21, are accused of a crime that allegedly occurred Sept. 9, 2012 at a Homer residence involving teens at an out-of-control drinking party. Charges allege an incapacitated teen victim at the party was sexually penetrated with an object.
Now that the two brothers are formally arraigned, they will go through proceedings at the Kenai Superior Court, not the Homer District Court, where the case stalled in preliminary trial mode for the past year. A plea agreement was extended by the Kenai District Attorney’s Office, but was not an “attractive offer,” defense attorneys said.
Salvation Army needs bell-ringers
No arrests are in yet on the case of a safe robbery at the Homer Salvation Army, but Lt. Jeff Josephson people are stepping in with much appreciated donations. An undisclosed amount of cash was removed along with the safe, enough to put a crimp in the charity’s ability to help the needy in a busy holiday season ahead. Josephson is hoping for a busy “Kettle Season” of bell ringers that bring in cash donations.
“We’re hoping for a lot of volunteers,” he said. “That would get us back on top if we can get donations.” Those interested are encouraged to call 235-2609 to get their names on the list.
The Sept. 11 break-in was the second at the store this year. This time, they didn’t just bust a bunch of donations and make a mess of the store.
In 2012, the Homer Salvation Army gave out $63,100 in financial assistance in the form of food, emergency lodging, vouchers through its store on Pioneer Avenue, Christmas boxes, Thanksgiving boxes, heating and energy assistance funding, rental assistance and other efforts to help people get through a bump in the road. The assistance helped some 746 households and more than 3,000 people.
KPO ‘plays’ Carnegie Hall
The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will present a Fall Family Concert on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m.
The concert will be held at the Homer High School Auditorium and is the second year of collaboration between KPO and KPBSD to present students performing with the orchestra in Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program. There is no admission to attend.
Fish and Game meets Oct. 8
The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at the NERRS building on Kachemak Drive in order to hear a report on the fall hunting season so far, as well as an update on current programs underway.
It will also mark the beginning of Board of Fish Lower Cook Inlet proposal discussions. For more info, contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.
Hospice teaches volunteer training
Hospice of Homer is starting an “End of Life and Volunteer Visitor Training” at Homer Senior Center on Saturday at 10 a.m.
The 34-hour training runs through the entire month of October. Class size is limited, and registration is required. The class is free. Contact Hospice of Homer at 235-6899 for details and to reserve a place in the class.
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