Cops and Courts

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

Homer Volunteer Fire Department

Nov. 14–20

Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to three advanced life support emergencies and six basic life support emergencies, for a total of nine emergency medical services-related tone outs. In addition, there was one fire-related call.

Kachemak Emergency Services Area

Nov. 14–20

KESA responded to one emergency medical services and three fire calls this week.

Homer Police Department

Nov. 17

At 8:44 p.m., after officers contacted a wanted person, a 29-year-old Homer resident was arrested on an Alaska State Troopers warrant for unlawful contact and violating conditions of release.

Nov. 20

At about 10:50 p.m., Homer Police Department received a 911 call from a local bar reporting two males fighting. A 23-year-old Oregon resident was arrested for first-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to the Homer Jail. The other party was taken to South Peninsula Hospital by the Homer Volunteer Fire Department.

Alaska State Troopers

Nov. 19

At 9:58 a.m. Alaska State Troopers received a request for a welfare check at a gas station in Anchor Point. After investigation determined the driver of the vehicle, a 33-year-old Homer resident, was operating a vehicle while his license was revoked and that he had been previously convicted of driving while license revoked 13 times, he was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to the Homer Jail.

At 3:51 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Anchor Point conducted a traffic stop near the north end of North Fork Road for a seat belt violation. After investigation, a 39-year-old Anchor Point resident was issued a misdemeanor summons in the Homer Court for new owner failure to transfer title.


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

Mathew Samuel Botello, 30, fourth-degree criminal mischief – property damage $250-$749; and violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, Homer case.

Kyle Ray Hock, 33, driving while license cancelled/revoked/suspended for criminal offense, Anchor Point case.

Charles William Tangman, 38, abandonment unlawful, and new owner – secure transfer of registration/title, Anchor Point case.

Andrea Marie Vanbuskirk, 39, new owner – secure transfer of registration/title, Anchor Point case.

Jaxon Ray Chaffee, 23, second-degree assault – serious injury, reckless, Homer case.