The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

Captain's Mast - Sept. 26, 2013


The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Those who have been arrested or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Sept. 5

17:23 - Verbal warning for speed given on Fourth at Bayside.

18:18 - Individual reported a horse out of the corral on Phoenix Avenue.

18:46 - Individual reported they followed a vehicle on the Seward Highway into town from the airport, and the vehicle was swerving and driving erratically. Officer contacted the driver who was not intoxicated and gave him a verbal warning for expired registration. The driver explained that he had a steering issue and the officer advised that he keep the vehicle off the road until it was repaired.

19:26 - Individual reported, from a residence on Fourth, that a car may have hit a bicyclist. Officer responded and found no injured persons.

10:14 - Officer responded to a report that there was marijuana found behind the Electric Department building.

11:46 - Guardian Security reported a residential burglary alarm on Fourth. Officer responded and advised building was secure and no one was in the area.

23:07 - Trooper advised that he was transporting Amanda Bee to SCJ from the Cooper Landing area. Bee was charged with DUI, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief, Breath Test Refusal and Assault IV.

Sept. 6

01:02 - Caller reported the sound of gun shots coming from the Pacific Park Apartment area. Caller reported the sound of gun shot from the small boat harbor area. Officer spoke with a person who stated they saw fireworks at Icicle. Report unfounded.

01:54 - Verbal warning for speed given at Third and Monroe.

02:17 - Travis Bailey was arrested for DUI at the Harbormaster’s building and taken to SCJ. (PBT .277)

04:41 - 911 misdial.

16:14 - Individual from Qutekcak requested a welfare check for individual who left stating they were going to commit suicide. SAST advised.

17:30 - Individual reported he was unable to pick up his child for his agreed upon visitation. Officer escorted the reporting party to the child’s residence and found no one home, so he left a note at her residence.

Sept. 7

07:20 - Individual from Essential One requested an officer to check out a man she believed was intoxicated and who left the store walking with no shoes. Officer was unable to locate the individual.

09:51 - Verbal warning for speed given at Seward Highway and Hemlock.

12:07 - Officer pulled a driver over at Seward Highway and Sea Lion to inform him that his trunk was open.

12:58 - 911 misdial.

13:15 - Individual requested to speak to an officer at PSMCC. Officer found the reporting party in an agitated state and then transported him to the Breeze Inn.

13:17 - Individual reported a male who drove up to Gateway Apartments was intoxicated, and went to drive away in a vehicle. Officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

13:36 - Individual reported losing her wallet. At 15:09, she called back to report she had found her wallet

14:44 - Individual reported losing her wallet, maybe in the vicinity of Brown & Hawkins.

14:49 - Officer responded to a report from the Hotel Seward for an intoxicated male bothering guest.

17:12 - Individual reported a suspicious vehicle hidden behind the trees in an empty lot at Second and Jefferson. Officer made sure the vehicle was not stolen.

17:31 - Off duty dispatcher advised of a male passed out in the woods around many beer bottles on Dieckgraeff Road. Officer responded but was unable to locate the man on Dieckgraeff Road or the surrounding area.

Sept. 8

07:31 - Cruise Ship Terminal requested an ambulance for a 89-year-old woman.

11:43 - Verbal warning for crossing the fog line given at Seward Highway and Bear Drive.

12:28 - Caller from McDonald’s property on Nash Road reported an intoxicated male was letting the air out of peoples’ tires. Officer contacted Russell Jackson, who reported he thought the owner of the vehicle was catching more than his allotted amount of fish. Jackson had failed at letting air out of the tires, so officer gave him a verbal warning to leave others property alone.

14:42 - 911 caller reported that he was placed in the back of a police vehicle at McDonald’s property on Nash Road and would be suing the SPD because he had no warrants.

14:44 - 911 pocket dial.

15:02 - Caller reported his tires were damaged at McDonald’s property. Caller also reported Russell Jackson was still there and a witness observed Jackson vandalizing his vehicle. Caller also stated Jackson was trying to fight with him and a third party. Officer responded and gave Jackson two citations, Criminal Mischief IV and Assault IV.

Sept. 9

16:37 - The Electrical Department advised that they would be working on Rough Drive and Scott Way for the next few days. The roads would remain open, but trucks would be coming and going.

18:14 - Officer responded to a report of a male who smelled heavily of alcohol left the post office in a vehicle. Officer stopped the vehicle in the Three Bears parking lot. The driver was sober, however, the passenger had been drinking and called for a ride.

18:17 - Individual reported two vehicles were parked in front of the fire hydrant near the Breeze Inn. Officer found a vehicle illegally parked. The owner was contacted and the vehicle was moved. The second vehicle was not found.

19:55 - 911 caller reported a bear sighting in the alleyway between Second and Third in the Monroe/B block. Officer was unable to locate the bear in the described area.

20:05 - 911 caller reported a suspicious male at the Breeze Inn Hotel who was staring at her through her room window after examining (and possibly trying to break into) her car. Officer contacted subject who was intoxicated and confused the caller’s vehicle for his girlfriend’s. The subject was left in girlfriend’s care.

21:09 - Verbal warning for failure to stop at a stop sign given on Railway near Alaska SeaLife Center.

22:45 - Individual reported her husband was missing from the Seward area. She last heard from him on Aug. 28, when he told his wife he would be done working for Icicle and be back home in Anchorage on Aug. 31. The reporting party said she had not been able to contact him since, nor had she heard from him.

22:43 - Officer responded to Marathon campgrounds on a report of a suspicious male who was driving around the campsites in a dark truck and asking strange questions. Officer contacted two individuals.

Sept. 11

15:33 - Individual turned in expired medication to be destroyed.

15:50 - Individual reported a gold and diamond ring missing from her home.

19:33 - Individual turned in a New Jersey driver’s license.

20:43 - Earthquake: Magnitude 4.1, depth 76 miles, 50 miles west of Homer. No tsunami.

22:52 - 911 misdial.

Sept. 13

15:21 - Parking citation issued for parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk (marked by yellow curb).

15:22 - Individual reported his iPhone was stolen from the Windsong Lodge.

16:21 - 911 caller requested an officer to the 500 block of Sixth. Officer responded and contacted subject. Officer advised that it was a civil matter.

16:27 - Earthquake: Magnitude 5.0, 27 miles deep, 35 miles southwest of Atka. No tsunami.

18:10 - Individual reported a car accident between his vehicle and another behind the high school. No citations were issued.

Sept. 14

00:16 - Verbal warning for crossing the center line given on Third by Seward Plumbing. Two individuals were also given verbal warnings for failure to wear seat belts.

01:03 - Citation for open container issued to Mitchell Ludwig on Third. Verbal warnings given for no tag lights and failure to carry registration. Two juveniles were issued minor consuming alcohol charges. David Bartley issued a misdemeanor complaint for MISC VI.

07:43 - Earthquake: Magnitude 5.4, depth 27 miles, 45 miles southwest of Atka Village. No tsunami.

08:45 - Individual turned in a payroll check found on the side of the road. The check was issued by the Breeze Inn so officer returned it to the hotel.

09:13 - Earthquake: Magnitude 5.3, depth 27 miles, 45 miles southwest of Atka Village. No tsunami.

15:27 - Individual reported having lights flicker and he couldn’t run his dryer at 100 block of Madison.

16:29 - 911 caller reported an older light brown Subaru station wagon driving erratically before pulling into the food bank. Officers contacted the driver and found that he was not driving under the influence.

16:59 - Verbal warning for speed given at Third and A.

18:03 - Individual reported that an unknown man with a dog was outside speaking to his children in the 14400 block of Seward Highway. The reporting party approached the man who said his car was broken down. The reporting party then took his children inside and want back out to assist the man but found him gone. Reporting party was forwarded to SAST.

20:34 - 911 caller didn’t have an emergency, but didn’t have the number to SPD. The number was provided and caller spoke with an officer.

21:01 - 911 caller reported an aggressive black dog with a brown dog at Third and Bear Drive.

22:45 - Individual requested an officer to her residence in the 600 block of Ash Street for a bear getting into her garbage. Officer responded and fired a non lethal round at the bear after it was unresponsive to attempts made to frighten him off. Reporting party was given a verbal warning for trash and the neighbors were advised to contact the department if the bear, marked with pink, returned.

22:51 - SAST requested an officer to assist a trooper with an motor vehicle accident involving a school bus full of students and another vehicle. Officer contacted Brandon Mason and the bus driver. Trooper arrested Mason for DUI and took him to SCJ.

Abbreviations: SPD, Seward Police Department; SFD, Seward Fire Department; SVFD, Seward Volunteer Fire Department; SVAC, Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps; SCJ, Seward Community Jail; ACO, Animal Control Officer; BCVFD, Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department; MPVFD, Moose Pass Volunteer Fire Department SAST, Soldotna Alaska State Troopers; AST, Alaska State Troopers; PSMCC, Providence Seward Medical & Care Center; SCCC, Spring Creek Correctional Center; USCG, United States Coast Guard; SMIC, Seward Marine Industrial Center; PBT, Portable Breathalyzer Test .; BTR, Breath Test Refusal; DWLR, Drove While License Revoked; DWLS, Drove While License Suspended; DUI, Drove Under Influence; MICS, Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance; DV, Domestic Violence; FTA, Failure To Appear; MCA, Minor Consuming Alcohol.


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