Alaska State Troopers arrested two Homer and Anchor Point residents for unrelated crimes over the past few days.
Troopers arrested 33-year-old Anchor Point Resident Colter Demers on Friday for allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle near Anchor Point on January 19. The vehicle was initially reported stolen from Anchorage on New Year’s Day.
Demers was not at the scene when troopers responded to the crash, but Demers was identified as a suspect after further investigation. Troopers arrested Demers after receiving a tip that he was in Anchor Point. Demers was found in possession of a controlled substance and had an outstanding warrant. He was later charged for possession and crashing the stolen vehicle.
Troopers also arrested 24-year-old Homer resident Rheanna Tussey on Saturday for allegedly using counterfeit money to buy items at the Anchor River Store on two separate occasions and at Black Water Bend Expresso. She was found to be in possession of a large amount of fake bills.
Troopers also charged Zachary Nye and Rachel Kurr of Anchor Point with several counts of theft for allegedly stealing a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle in late January. Troopers also charged Nye with vehicle theft and criminal mischief for stealing the truck and trailer used to move the side-by-side. The truck later ended up in an accident in Anchor Point.
This incident is not related to another ATV theft in late January that led to a standoff. The man in that incident, Dellan Vanbuskirk, has also been charged with two counts of theft.