Alaska State Troopers investigate a shooting scene on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at the Anchor Point Warehouse in Anchor Point, Alaska at the store on the Sterling Highway in which an Alaska State Trooper was shot. Troopers were searching for the alleged shooter, Bret Herrick, 60. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Trooper’s gun malfunctioned in Anchor Point shooting

The shooting happened when trooper Bruce Brueggeman attempted to serve an arrest warrant.

Alaska State Troopers investigate a shooting scene on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at the Anchor Point Warehouse in Anchor Point, Alaska at the store on the Sterling Highway in which an Alaska State Trooper was shot. Troopers were searching for the alleged shooter, Bret Herrick, 60. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Alaska State Troopers and members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team respond at a shooting scene on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at the Anchor Point Warehouse in Anchor Point, Alaska, on the Sterling Highway. An Alaska State Trooper was shot and is in fair condition at an Anchorage hospital. Troopers arrested the suspect, Bret Herrick, 60, on Tuesday morning, Aug. 24, 2021. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Troopers arrest man wanted in Anchor Point shooting

The man will be charged with first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault.

Alaska State Troopers and members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team respond at a shooting scene on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at the Anchor Point Warehouse in Anchor Point, Alaska, on the Sterling Highway. An Alaska State Trooper was shot and is in fair condition at an Anchorage hospital. Troopers arrested the suspect, Bret Herrick, 60, on Tuesday morning, Aug. 24, 2021. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Parents on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, pick up students at Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska, after a shooting about a half mile north on the Sterling Highway in which an Alaska State Trooper was shot. The school was on lockdown while troopers searched for the alleged shooter, Bret Herrick, 60. An Alaska State Trooper stands by. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Troopers arrest wanted man on Tuesday morning

Injured trooper is in fair condition at Anchorage hospital; Chapman School closed for Tuesday.

Parents on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, pick up students at Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska, after a shooting about a half mile north on the Sterling Highway in which an Alaska State Trooper was shot. The school was on lockdown while troopers searched for the alleged shooter, Bret Herrick, 60. An Alaska State Trooper stands by. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Alaska State Troopers investigate a shooting of a trooper at the Anchor Point Warehouse on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/ Homer News)

Anchor Point shooting injures trooper

A 60-year-old Anchor Point man wanted in connection to the shooting

Alaska State Troopers investigate a shooting of a trooper at the Anchor Point Warehouse on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/ Homer News)
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Increased Trooper presence expected through Labor Day

The announcement comes after multiple vehicle accidents on the central peninsula have recorded both injuries and fatalities.

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy outlines new measures the state will undertake to tackle sexual assault during a press conference streamed live from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Crime Lab in Anchorage on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. (Screenshot)

‘The days of getting away with it are over’

Dunleavy announces new process for tracking sexual assault cases, renewed effort to collect DNA from offenders.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy outlines new measures the state will undertake to tackle sexual assault during a press conference streamed live from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Crime Lab in Anchorage on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. (Screenshot)
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State launches crime tip app

AKtips can be downloaded for free on the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store and accessed online.

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Kenai Courthouse is photographed on February 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)

Court reports, July 25

The following dismissals were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: Dalton L. Bush, 29, of Nikiski, pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving… Continue reading

Kenai Courthouse is photographed on February 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)
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Police Reports, July 25, 2021

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and contains arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed… Continue reading

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Kenai Courthouse is photographed on February 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)

Court Reports, July 18

The following dismissals were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: A charge of false information or report (ID at arrest/investigation/incarceration) against Samantha Jo Fry,… Continue reading

Kenai Courthouse is photographed on February 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)
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Police Reports, July 18, 2021

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and contains arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed… Continue reading

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Kenai Courthouse is photographed on February 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)
Kenai Courthouse is photographed on February 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)
The badge for the Kenai Police Department
The badge for the Kenai Police Department
Sara Berg, right, talks with artist Brad Hughes, left, at Hughes’ Homer, Alaska, studio in June 2021 about the Loved & Lost Memorial Bench project Berg and other family and friends of Anesha Murnane commissioned to honor Murnane and other missing woman and children. (Photo by Christina Whiting)

Missing Homer woman presumed dead

A six-person jury determined Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, then 38, died of a homicide.

Sara Berg, right, talks with artist Brad Hughes, left, at Hughes’ Homer, Alaska, studio in June 2021 about the Loved & Lost Memorial Bench project Berg and other family and friends of Anesha Murnane commissioned to honor Murnane and other missing woman and children. (Photo by Christina Whiting)
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Alaska State Troopers logo.
Kenai Courthouse is photographed on Feb. 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)
Kenai Courthouse is photographed on Feb. 26, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska. (Clarion file)
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Troopers target dangerous driving

Troopers announce “robust” DUI enforcement and increased patrols over July 4 weekend

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The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for the week of May 2, 2021

The following dismissals were recently handed down in Kenai District Court. Kelli Lauren Action, 31, of Soldotna, was found not guilty of one count of… Continue reading

The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Police reports for the week of May 2, 2021

Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and contains arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed… Continue reading

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The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)