Police/Fire/Troopers – July 30


Kachemak Emergency Services responded to 1 fire call and 3 emergency medical calls during the week of July 21st-27th.

Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to 10 EMS, 3 fires, and 1 rescue call for the week of July 21st-27th, 2014.


July 22
Disturbance: A caller reported young teens rolling boulders down a slide at Karen Hornaday park.
July 23
Intoxicated Pedestrian: A local store reported an intoxicated female yelling at and threatening customers. Officers went to the area and the female left the premises.
Negligent Driving: A caller reported a noise disturbance near a Bartlett Street business, an officer reported to the area and the suspect was involved in a motor vehicle accident with the officer while leaving the scene.
July 24
Intoxicated Pedestrian: A 911 caller reported an intoxicated pedestrian stumbling into roadway. Officers went to the scene and transported the individual to South Peninsula Hospital.
July 25
Shoplifting: A Lake Street business reported shoplifters, officers reported to the scene and issues summons for fourth degree theft to two individuals.
July 26
Theft from Building: A caller reported the theft of her purse, after the left a local bar.
Animal Related Offense: A caller reported barking dogs without food or water at an unoccupied Soundview Ave. residence. Officers reported to the scene and animal control was notified.
July 28
Burglary: A caller reported a male walked into her camper bus posing as a police officer. Officers reported to the scene.
Suspicious Vehicle: Islands and Oceans reported a suspicious vehicle in their parking lot and a male possibly camping in the woods.


On 7/14/14, at 1045 hrs. Troopers responded to a single ATV roll over at Glacier View in Homer. An Arctic Cat ATV was west bound on Glacier View when the juvenile who was driving the ATV lost control and went to the ditch causing the ATV to roll on its side and pin the driver under it. KESA responded and transported both the driver and passenger to SPH for minor injuries.
On 7/15/14, at 1930 hrs. Troopers responded to a MVC-I at mile 18 North Fork Road in Anchor Point. A gold sedan driven by Zina Kuzmin, age 22, of Anchor Point left the roadway and burst into flames after the driver fell asleep. Anchor Point EMS responded and transported her and her passenger to the South Peninsula Hospital where they were treated and released for minor injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.
On 7/15/14, at 1320 hrs. Troopers responded to a MVC-I at mile 130.5 Sterling HWY in a construction zone. A white pickup pulling a trailer and driven by Jeremy Speaker, age 23, of Anchorage was south bound when he failed to stop for flaggers at a construction site, rear ending a black pickup driven by, Thomas Dearlove, age 51 of Soldotna. Ninilchik EMS responded and transported Speaker to South Peninsula Hospital where he was treated and released. Investigation revealed Speaker to be in violation of his probation. Troopers arrested Speaker for violating his conditions of probation. Speaker was cited for due care to avoid a collision.
On 07/15/14, at 1248 hours, Anchor Point Alaska State Troopers were notified that Cody D. Ogden, age33, of Homer was found deceased at his residence of an apparent suicide. Ogden was located by family members who were on scene when Troopers and EMS arrived. Ogden was pronounced deceased by medics. The State Medical Examiner was contacted and requested Ogden be transported to Anchorage. Ogden was released to a local mortuary who would arrange the transport to the State Medical Examiner Office in Anchorage. No foul play is suspected.
On 7/18/14 Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued David L. Kopra, 62 YOA of Homer and Hawaii, three citations for unlawfully operating a commercial drift gillnet. Kopra is accused of having a drift gillnet deployed from his amphibious vehicle/vessel, the FV Moby Duck, when the vehicle/vessel or net was grounded. Charges are based on investigations by Troopers in the Egegik Commercial Salmon District on 7/6 and 7/7/14. Kopra was arraigned in the Naknek District Court on 7/23/14.
On 7/20/2014 at approximately 1643 hours, the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol, Kenai Peninsula Team responded to a single vehicle crash near milepost 118.5 Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed Roger Vallon, age 70 of California, was driving northbound in a red 2014 Chevrolet car when he fell asleep, left the roadway and crashed into a ditch. He and his passenger reported wearing seat belts and were uninjured. Alcohol was not a factor. The vehicle sustained substantial damage and was towed. Vallon was issued a minor offense citation for Negligent Driving.
On 7/22/14 at approximately 2348 hours Alaska State Troopers contacted Richard P. Falcone, age 44 from Homer, as the driver of a 2004 gray Nissan X-Terra during traffic stop for a moving violation near mile 204 of the Parks Highway. Investigation revealed that Falcone was in possession of marijuana. Falcone was issued a criminal citation to appear in court for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance 6th and released.
On 7/23/14, at 0844 hours, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a reported motor vehicle collision at the intersection of North Fork Road and Gillham Court. Investigation revealed Larry Herndon, 68, of Homer was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado west on North Fork Road. He activated his turn signal and slowed to turn left. A 1999 Chevrolet truck driven by Kenneth Rowell, 67, of Nikolaevsk, was traveling west on the North Fork Road behind Herndon. Rowell attempted to pass Herndon as Herndon was turning left and the vehicles collided. All occupants reported wearing seat belts and were uninjured. Total damage to both vehicles was estimated at over $10,000. Rowell was issued a citation for Failure to Exercise Due Care to Avoid a Collision.
On 7/25/14, at 1200 hours, the Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Ester Avenue in Anchor Point. Investigation revealed Victoria Jezorski, 55, of Soldotna, was driving a 2005 Toyota Sequoia south on the Sterling Highway. She had stopped behind another vehicle that was waiting to turn left. Alexander Garfield, 23, of New York was driving a 2003 Ford Expedition south and had stopped his vehicle behind Jezorski’s vehicle. Joseph Johnson, 37, of Minnesota, failed to stop the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze he was also driving south and collided with the Expedition causing it to collide with the Sequoia. A passenger in the Cruze had minor injuries and was treated and released by Anchor Point EMS. All occupants reported wearing seat belts. Total damage to all vehicles involved was estimated at $15,000. Johnson was issued a citation for Failure to Exercise Due Care to Avoid a Collision.
On 07-25-14, at 2112 hours, Anchor Point Alaska State Troopers responded to mile 127 of the Sterling Hwy for a reported single vehicle rollover. Troopers and Ninilchik EMS arrived on scene and contacted the driver who was identified as Corey J. Brandal, age 32, of Anchorage. Brandal reported he took his eyes off of the road momentarily causing him to drift out of his lane. Brandal overcorrected when he tried to return to the correct lane of travel causing the vehicle, a 2002 Ford Taurus, to spin and lose control. The Ford left the west side of the highway entering the ditch where it rolled onto its side. Brandal reported he was not injured in the crash. Two passengers in the Ford were transported for injuries to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment. All parties report wearing seatbelts during the crash. The Ford sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene.
On 7-26-14 Cordova Wildlife Troopers cited Lazary Kuzmin, age 37, of Homer for commercial fishing in closed waters. The violation was observed by State aircraft near Hook Point on 7-18-14. Arraignment is scheduled for August 27, 2014 in Cordova District Court.
On 7/26/14, at 2022 hrs. Troopers responded to a MVC-I at the intersection of North Fork Rd and Sterling HWY in Anchor Point. A white utility truck driven by Mark Grosdidier, age 63, of Anchor Point, lost its brakes and rolled at the intersection of North Fork Rd and Sterling HWY. Anchor Point EMS responded and transported the passenger Bret Herrick, age 63, of Anchor Point, to SPH for minor injuries. Investigation revealed Grosdidier had mis-used license plates on the vehicle and was not a CDL licensed driver. Grosdidier was issued summons for the miss use of plates and for driving a commercial vehicle without a license.

Contact the writer
Posted by on Jul 29th, 2014 and filed under Public Safety. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Like us on Facebook