On Oct. 4, the Soldotna Public Safety Communications Center received multiple reports of a structure fire in the village of Nikolaevsk. Volunteers from Kachemak Emergency Services and Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department joined Anchor Point Troopers in responding to a fully involved fire at a single-story. After the fire was extinguished, firefighters found the remains of a person inside. The remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage, and positively identified as Andres “Andy” Afonasiev, 46, of Nikolaevsk. Next of kin were notified. A State Fire Marshall from Anchorage will conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire.
On Oct. 7, Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence near Milepost 147 of the Sterling Highway for a 911 hang up. At the scene, troopers contacted James L. Taylor, age 48 of Anchor Point. Investigation revealed Taylor was intoxicated and had assaulted a family member. Taylor was arrested and remanded to Homer Jail where he was held without bail.
Disturbance: A 911 caller reported a man threatening him with a piece of wood on Little Fireweed. Officers responded.
Threats: A caller reported a man yelling at him publicly and making false accusations on Bartlett Street.
Suspicious Circumstances: A caller reported a man passed out in the back of a car. An officer went to the scene on Ben Walters Lane
Disturbance: A caller reported people being rude and getting in the way of machinery at the Homer Landfill. The rude people left the scene while the report was being made.
Animal Related Complaint: A caller reported a black bear in their yard on Mattox Road.
Warrant Arrest: A woman was arrested for Failure to Appear and was housed at Homer Jail.
Traffic Warning: A man was warned for driving a taxi without a valid chauffeur license.
Theft from vehicle: A caller reported a theft of license plates on Kachemak Drive.
Animal Related Complaint: A caller reported a bear had entered an outbuilding on Beluga Court and gotten into the trash.
Shoplifting: A woman called Homer Police to turn herself in for shoplifting on East Pioneer Avenue. A responding officer issued her a summons for fourth-degree theft.
Animal Related Complaint: A caller reported people stopping on the side of the road to take pictures of a moose.
Fireworks Compliant: A caller reported loud gunshot noises on West Hill Road. An officer responded contacted subjects about shooting off fireworks.
Suspicious Circumstances: A 911 caller reported multiple intoxicated people at a local business on East End Road, hitting windows with fists. A responding officer was unable to locate anything suspicious.
Protective Custody/Alcohol: A 911 caller reported two men attempting to get into his home and tampering with cars in the parking lot. No officers were available at the time of the call. A harbor officer patrolled the area. Later an officer went to the scene and one man was taken into protective custody for alcohol intoxication and housed at Homer jail.
Domestic Dispute: A man reported an intoxicated woman physically assaulting him and requested a trespass from the residence. No officer was available at the time of the call, but the parties were advised to separate. An officer later went to the scene on Klondike Avenue to find that both people were highly intoxicated, had conflicting statements, and there was no evidence of assault on either side. The parties were separated for the night.
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