Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police, and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

Week of Mar. 6 – Mar. 12

Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to three Advanced Life Support emergencies and two Basic Life Support emergencies, for a total of five Emergency Medical Services related tone outs. In addition, there was one fire related call.

Kachemak Emergency Services Area

Week of Mar. 13 – Mar. 19

KESA responded to five emergency medical service and three fire calls.

Western Emergency Services

Western Emergency Services responded to 11 medical calls and one fire call the week of Mar. 6 through Mar. 12 and to seven medical calls and two fire calls the week of Mar. 13 through Mar. 19

WES Facebook Page

Homer Police Department

Mar. 14

At 3:43 a.m., Homer police responded to a commercial burglar alarm. The building was secured.

At 11:28 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident in a parking lot. The officer advised PARS, a law enforcement jargon for form 12-209, a self-reporting accident form.

Mar. 15

At 2:46 a.m., Homer police responded to the report of a male attempting to enter a home. Officers assisted the intoxicated male back to his residence.

At about 7::40 p.m., Homer police responded to an overlook parking lot for suspicious circumstances. As a result, a 71-year-old Homer resident was arrested on one count of first-degree indecent exposure and taken to the Homer Jail.

Alaska State Troopers

Mar. 11

At about 5:30 pm, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle crash with injuries at a residence in Happy Valley. Investigation showed that a 60-year-old Kasilof resident had been in an argument with another man. During the argument, the other man was in front of the 60-year-old’s vehicle, and the 60-year-old drove forward, causing the other man to be pinned between the 60-year-old’s vehicle and another vehicle. The victim received serious injuries during the incident and was medevaced to an Anchorage hospital. The 60-year-old, who was intoxicated, fled the scene in the vehicle, but was later contacted by troopers and arrested and remanded on charges including first-degree assault, felony driving under the influence, felony refusal, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving injuries, and driving while license revoked. The investigation is ongoing.

Mar. 17

At about 8:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received multiple reports of a vehicle that had hit a power pole near Mile 11 East End Road in Homer. Investigation determined that a 15-year-old female was driving and hit a power pole, causing power to go out to multiple homes in the area. The juvenile was issued a misdemeanor summons for driving in violation of instruction permit and reckless driving.

Mar. 18

At 5:05 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance in Anchor Point. After investigation determined a 55-year-old Homer resident was refusing to leave the property, he was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, taken to the Homer jail, and released on his own recognizance.

Mar. 19

At 7:37 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Anchor Point conducted a traffic stop on North Fork Road for an equipment violation. After investigation determined the driver, a 48-year-old Anchor Point resident, was driving with a revoked license and had previous convictions for driving while license revoked, the driver was issued a misdemeanor summons for driving while license revoked, and the vehicle was released to a licensed driver.


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

John Thomas Cowan, 71, two counts of first-degree indecent exposure – masturbates, Homer case.

Harry Ernest Wilson, Jr., 62, driving under the influence – alcohol or controlled substance; and refusal to submit to chemical test, Homer case.

Ryan Todd Fletcher, 45, possession of burglary tools – intend burglary; fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance – previous conviction for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance within 10 years; and second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance – manufacture/deliver 1A, Homer case.

Jeffrey Draper Sapinoro-Maher, 42, fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance – previous conviction for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance in the preceding 10 years, Homer case.

Andrea Marie Vanbuskirk, 40, fourth-degree assault – causing fear of injury, Anchor Point case.

Gary Francis Robbins, 55, disorderly conduct – refusal to leave premises; and first-degree criminal trespass – on land, intend crime, Anchor Point case.

Ashley Anne Troyer, 51, two counts of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance – possession of any amount, Homer case.

Stacie Danielle Counts, 48, driving while license canceled/revoked/suspended with a previous conviction, Anchor Point case.