Fire/Police – Aug. 27


Aug. 18-24
Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to 10 emergency medical calls and no fire calls.
Kachemak Emergency Services responded to one emergency medical call and two fire calls.


Aug 20
Lost Property: A male flagged down an officer and reported he had lost his wallet. A good Samaritan turned the wallet into the Homer Police Department, who returned it to the owner.
Traffic Stop: An officer conducted a traffic stop to warn the driver for speeding, the driver proceeded to ask for assistance with escorting a pregnant passenger to the hospital. The officer provided a vehicle escort to South Peninsula Hospital.
Aug. 21
Shoplifting: Safeway reported four males left the store in a small passenger car with unpaid items. Officers located the men, who were charged with fourth-degree theft and trespassed from the store for one year.
Theft of Services: Public Works reported a mobile food vendor plugged into city power. An officer contacted the vendor and advised them to seek alternative power sources.
Aug. 22
Traffic Hazard: A caller reported construction trucks were blocking the view of the intersection.
Aug. 23
Animal Related Offense: A caller reported an eagle with a trap on its leg, making it unable to fly.
Aug. 24
Animal Related Offense: A caller reported a seal head on a fishing table located in the Homer Harbor at the top of Ramp 6. An officer and NOAA Fisheries were notified.

Alaska State Troopers

On Aug. 12, Donny Summerlin, 60, of Anchor Point, was cited by Cantwell Wildlife Troopers for use of a motor vehicle to transport hunters and gear while hunting big game in the Clear Water Controlled use area. Arraignment is scheduled in Nenana District Court on Sept. 8.

On Aug. 22, at 8:57 a.m., troopers in Palmer stopped a GMC truck for a seatbelt violation. Investigation revealed the driver, Derek Hartman, 32, Homer, was in possession of marijuana. Hartman was issued a misdemeanor citation for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and released with a requirement to appear in court.

On Aug. 22, at 12:15 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a black Pontiac Grand AM for a moving violation at Mile 137 Sterling Highway, in Ninilchik. A passenger in the vehicle was identified as Nathan E. Sargeant III, 25 of Anchor Point, who is a felon. Investigation revealed a concealable firearm inside the car, and Sargeant was arrested for third-degree misconduct involving a weapon. He was remanded into the custody of Homer Jail, where he was held without bail.

On Aug. 22, at 12:19 p.m., troopers responded to mile 135 of the Sterling Highway in Ninilchik for a reported motor vehicle collision. Investigation revealed Katherine Goozmer, 67, of Ninilchik was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo when she crossed into the opposite lane of travel colliding with a 2013 Nissan Murano driven by Thomas Caruso, 44, of California. All parties reported wearing seat belts. Goozmer suffered minor injuries and was transported to Central Peninsula Hospital be Ninilchik EMS. Both vehicles were totaled.

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