Information about fire, police, and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
Homer Volunteer Fire Department
Week of Feb. 20 – Feb. 26
Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to six Advanced Life Support emergencies and eight Basic Life Support emergencies, for a total of 14 Emergency Medical Services related tone outs. In addition, there were four fire related calls.
Western Emergency Services
Western Emergency Services responded to nine medical calls and two fire calls the week of Feb. 20 through Feb. 26.
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Homer Police Department
At about 5:20 a.m., Horner police responded to a commercial fire alarm.
At 5:31 p.m., Homer police investigated a suspicious vehicle. As a result, an 83-year-old Homer resident was arrested on five outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers $750 warrants for the following: petition to revoke probation, first-degree misconduct involving weapons, four counts of driving while license suspended, and two counts of violating conditions of release.
At 7::49 p.m. Homer Police Department assisted Homer Volunteer Fire Department with a medical call.
On July 28, 2013 at 10:16 p.m., walkers on the Boys Town Trail in Homer reported via 911 that they had discovered a white male adult with obvious head injuries lying off the side of the trail. Homer Police Department officers and Homer Volunteer Fire Department personnel responded and located Mark Matthews, then 61, of Homer, dead from severe head trauma. After a lengthy investigation, Lee John Henry, 61, was arrested on Oct. 16, 2016 and charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and manslaughter. On Feb. 22, 2023, Henry pleaded guilty to the crime of manslaughter. He is currently scheduled for a sentencing hearing on June 28. He remains incarcerated at Wildwood Pretrial in Kenai.
At 7:27 a.m., Homer police arrested a 42-year-old Homer resident on an outstanding $5,000 Soldotna Alaska State Troopers arrest warrant for petition to revoke probation on the original charge of attempted first-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance.
At 12:34 p.m., Homer police assisted the Homer Fire Department with a medical call.
At 12:08 a.m., Homer police received a report of a possible assault after the fact. It is under investigation.
At 1:19 p.m., Homer police responded to a report of a disturbance on Noview.
At 7:49 p.m., Homer police received a report of a theft in progress. Officers responded, and a 33-year-old Homer resident was arrested and charged with sixth-degree theft and fifth-degree misconduct involving weapons.
At 7:21 a.m., Homer police received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report. Officers contacted the driver, a 34-year-old Glendale Arizona resident, on the charge of driving under the influence.
At 10:24 a.m., Homer police responded to the report o fa commercial burglar alarm on Kachemak Drive.
At 5:32 p.m., Homer police responded to the report of a disturbance on Jenny Way.
At 7:24 p.m., Homer police received a report of a vehicle in the ditch with an unconscious driver. Officers and medics responded to the location. A 63-year-old Homer resident was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
At 3:03 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a disturbance on a vessel in the Homer Small Boat Harbor.
At 5:59 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a suspicious person near a closed business on Pioneer Avenue.
At 7:05 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a disturbance on Jenny way.
At 8:03 a.m., Homer police responded to the report about a commercial burglar alarm.
At 9:16 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a residential burglar alarm.
At 10:39 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a disturbance on Ben Walters Lane. A male was issued a trespass advisement from the property.
At 2:21 P.M., Homer police received a report of a hit-and-run in a parking lot on Kachemak Drive.
At 3:38 p.m. Homer police received a report of a shoplifter at Ulmer’s. A 34-year-old Homer resident was arrested and charged with fourth-degree theft.
At 6:06 p.m., Homer police responded to the report of a two-vehicle collision on FAA Road. No injuries were reported.
At 8:53 p.m., Homer police received a report of a moose bedded-down on the side of Homer Spit Road, barely out of the roadway. Officers responded and encouraged the moose to move on. Alaska Department of Fish and Game was also notified.
Alaska State Troopers
At 6:25 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a possible overdose at a residence near Deep Creek Road in Ninilchik. After investigation, a 22-year-old Ninilchik resident was issued a misdemeanor summons for violating conditions of release by consuming alcohol.
At 7:35 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle near Mile 140 of the Sterling Highway for an equipment violation. During the stop, the driver, a 66-year-old Soldotna resident, was given a summons to appear for driving with a suspended license and released.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers
At 9:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call involving a domestic disturbance in Seldovia. Troopers responded to Seldovia the next morning. Interviews were conducted, and it was determined that probable cause existed that a 44-year-old Seldovia resident had committed second-degree and third-degree assault on a household member. He was arrested and taken to Homer Jail without bail.
Information regarding courthouse activity is taken from logbooks and court-issued forms and may not contain all details of the final disposition of each case. All defendants are presumed not guilty until convicted in court. Case files are available for public review at the courthouse. Disposition of cases can be found at https://public.courts.alaska.gov/web/scheduled/docs/crimdisp.pdf.
Carl Frank Canard, 42, driving while license canceled/revoked/suspended – with previous conviction, Anchor Point case.
Mary Kathryn Hatfield, 71, permitting unauthorized person to drive, Anchor Point case.
Joseph Adam Hurlbut, 37, new owner – secure transfer of registration/title, Anchor Point case.
Paul Joseph Pelkey, 33, fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, Homer case.
Patrick Hugh McBride, Jr., 42, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance – previous conviction of firth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance in the preceding 10 years, Homer case.
James Wayne Waterbury, 44, second-degree assault – injury with weapon/intent; and third-degree assault – causing fear of injury with a weapon, Seldovia case.