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

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'Captain's Mast' - April 10, 2014


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.

March 26

23:29 - Earthquake: Magnitude 4.1, 90 miles northwest of Kotzebue. No tsunami was expected.

23:51 - Individual reported that someone knocked on her door waking her up and when she refused to open it, whispered through the door. Officer responded but was unable to locate anyone in the area.

March 27

07:13 - Individual reported that he lost his dog in Lower Summit Lake area. The dog was described as a female, husky/shepherd mix, tan in color, approximately 7 years old and named Nova. He thought the dog may have ended up in city limits and wanted the animal shelter to be notified.

07:31 - Caller from Guardian Security Co. reported an alarm sounding on Third. Lieutenant responded and found no evidence of forced entry but remained on scene until an employee arrived on the premises and assured the lieutenant that it was secure.

13:47 - 911 pocket dial.

14:48 - SAST requested an ambulance to Salmon Creek Road for a possible Code Black. SPD officers provided assistance.

22:35 - 911 misdial.

March 28

01:32 - Lifeline informed SPD dispatch of a female who was having trouble breathing and requested an ambulance to Phoenix Drive. SVAC/SVFD dispatched and transported the patient to the hospital.

03:39 - Earthquake: Magnitude 4.0, 105 miles south of Cape Yakataga. No tsunami was expected.

08:29 - 911 abandoned call.

10:48 - Officer requested a case number for violating conditions of release.

14:26 - Officer requested for a civil standby at Bayview Apartments.

17:17 - Communication Alaska reported a general fire alarm at SeaView Community Center at 601 Sixth. Heat detectors in the basement were unable to be reset.

19:08 - Individual complained of upstairs neighbor at Bear Mountain stomping his feet for the previous 30 minutes. He also advised that he thought he heard them in a violent argument.

March 29

00:24 - 911 caller reported that an approximately 35-year-old male was unconscious and needed an ambulance. Officer was in area and arrived on the scene first. SVAC/SVFD were dispatched to the scene. While the officer was on scene, a subject was trespassed with advisement from the Yukon for the rest of the evening. The patient, by then conscious, was transported by the officer to the hospital, followed by SVAC. Officer remained at the hospital with the patient who was being uncooperative.

03:32 - Caller advised of a female who he said had nowhere to sleep that night. Officer spoke with the reporting party. Afterwards, the officer patrolled the area where the subject may have been but did not locate anyone.

11:26 - 911 misdial.

13:01 - Caller reported that a dog was hit near Grouse Creek Road. It was sitting in the ditch near the first drive on the left. It was an older husky with blue eyes and its back end was severally injured. Referred to SAST who spoke with someone at the scene and advised that the dog was just old.

15:16 - Individual reported that she was being harassed by people at Woody’s Thai Restaurant.

15:22 - Individual advised that they needed an ambulance for a fall victim at the transfer station.

17:07 - Individual reported a vehicle was hit in the Safeway parking lot. Officer responded. The driver left the area as no damage was done to reporting party’s vehicle.

17:33 - Earthquake: Magnitude 4.8, depth 45 miles, 35 miles west of Talkeetna. No tsunami was expected.

20:38 - Troopers arrested John Amend at Mile 44 Sterling Highway on a warrant and remanded him to SCJ.

21:04 - Individual reported that when the Alaska Star Fish Co. in the harbor closed they forgot items outside the store. Officer contacted someone who was in the store who collected up the items.

22:06 - SPD dispatch received a call reporting an alarm sounding from Essential 1. Officer responded. Trooper was also on scene. Responsible party contacted with keys and building secured.

22:23 - Individual reported that two males approached his vehicle and opened the door while he was in the parking lot of Wells Fargo. Officer responded. When he arrived he was unable to make contact with the two males. After contacting the reporting party, the officer concluded that most likely the two males believed that the vehicle was a taxi, because it was the Eureka Pizza delivery vehicle.

23:51 - Caller requested assistance for a female on Second. The female did not need transport to hospital, just assistance being moved. SVAC/SVFD responded.

March 30

00:31 - Citation for speed given to Bektu Tharjiath at Seward Highway and Sea Lion.

01:01 - Caller reported that her phone, wallet and passport were stolen out of the Yukon Bar. Officer responded to the Yukon. At 01:15, the reporting party called back and said she found her possessions which had been misplaced, not stolen.

01:13 - While on foot patrol, an officer encountered minor motor vehicle accident with damage.

01:37 - 911 caller from Seward Alehouse reported a person just had a seizure. SVAC/SVFD dispatched and a police officer responded providing additional information for responders before leaving to respond to another call. On arrival, patient refused treatment.

01:43 - 911 caller reported that she was witnessing a physical fight between a male and female at the Seward Army Rec Camp, closest to the northern entrance. Officer contacted the subjects and they showed no signs of a physical fight but said they had been arguing about relationship issues. Officer gave them a disorderly conduct warnings.

11:06 - PSMCC requested an officer for security reasons because patient was trying to leave. The hospital called back prior to officer’s arrival with an attempt to cancel. The hospital on-duty physician told the officer that he didn’t want to keep the patient against his will even though he had not been evaluated by mental health.

12:00 - Individual reported that she lost her fleece North Face jacket with her Alaska driver’s license, iPhone and debit card inside.

13:40 - 911 misdial.

04:07 - A welfare check was requested for an intoxicated male who was very upset, and might possibly hurt himself or drive drunk. After the reporting party called, the subject contacted dispatch sounding possibly suicidal. Officer contacted the subject near Alaska SeaLife Center and gave him a ride to the hospital since he requested to be taken there.

18:59 - Individual reported a male behind Terry’s Tires removing rims from tires. Officer contacted the subject. Owner was contacted and stated that she was not aware of anyone having permission to remove rims but will look into it. The subject was advised not to remove items from the building until he was given permission from the owners.

19:20 - Three Bears requested an officer to trespass a subject who was caught shoplifting. Officer contacted the subject and was advised him that he was trespassed from Three Bears indefinitely.

21:40 - Verbal warning for speed given at Third and B.

23:26 - 911 caller requested an officer to Hotel Seward about two intoxicated women involved in a physical altercation in the hotel lobby. SPD officer contacted Debra Covington on the scene, while a trooper contacted other subject at Thorn’s Showcase Lounge. Covington was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and taken to SCJ.

23:30 - 911 caller from Thorn’s Showcase Lounge requested an officer. He said an individual was outside and refusing to pay her tab. Officer advised. Trooper responded and spoke with the bartender.

March 31

07:18 - Individual reported a black and chocolate lab running around outside of the Hotel Seward all night. The reporting party had the dogs and requested that an officer take them to the pound. Officer dropped the dogs off at the pound.

07:32 - M2 advised that they would be out at Lowell Point for most of the day, but are subject to emergency calls.

07:54 - SCCC advised they would be working on the alarms.

11:23 - Officer gave two individuals trespass advisements for Hotel Seward.

11:56 - 911 pocket dial.

12:19 - 911 caller reported a green truck, year unknown, was speeding 35-40 mph down the road and had turned onto Lowell Point Road. Officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

12:39 - SeaView Community Services advised they were working on the fire alarms during the day.

13:47 - Individual reported a vehicle was swerving between the lines and crossing into the middle lane. Officer advised. Approximately 2 minutes later the caller called back to say the vehicle, which was driven by Wiliam Spiers, had turned and created a motor vehicle accident with damages. Damage was reported to three vehicles. No medical assistance was needed. Officers interviewed the involved parties and issued citations to Spiers for no insurance and Jessica Calhoun for failure to yield.

14:28 - 911 pocket dial.

21:16 - 911 caller requested the non emergency number for questions about CO alarms. Individual then called the non emergency number and was informed about CO alarms.

21:33 - Individual reported an intoxicated male stumbling in the middle of the road on Lowell Point just south of the waterfall. Officer was unable to locate foot traffic on Lowell Point Road.

April 1

01:41 - Verbal warning for rolling through a stop sign and failure to carry driver’s license given on Seward Highway.

09:34 - SCCC advised there was maintenance being performed on the alarm system during the day.

09:39 - SeaView Plaza advised they had maintenance work being performed on the alarms during the day.

09:41 - Action Security called regarding a panic alarm that was activated at First. Dispatch advised PSMCC had tested their alarm.

13:10 - 911 - KPBSD conducted a test of the emergency system in the Seward High School elevator.

15:47 - Earthquake: Magnitude 8.2, depth 6 miles, near the coast of northern Chile. Tsunami generated that could potentially impact the local areas. Maximum tsunami height of 5.8 feet.

18:56 - Individual reported a male walking up and down the docks at the Small Boat Harbor looking suspicious. Officer was unable to locate the male.

19:05 - Troopers arrested Kristopher Corbin at Mile 45 Sterling Highway for DWLR and took him to SCJ.

20:00 - Individual reported that her vehicle was hit in the Safeway parking lot. She exchanged information with the driver. The second driver later called SPD and spoke with an officer.

April 2

11:17 - Officer requested a case number for an individual who had a domestic animal related incident which had happened at the airport.

11:52 - Individual requested to speak with an officer regarding fraudulent use of a Social Security number.

12:10 - AVTEC advised they would be conducting flare and fire training during the afternoon.

12:33 - 911 caller requested an ambulance to Seward Mountain Haven Raven Lodge for a female with intestinal bleeding. SVAC/SVFD dispatched.

18:56 - Earthquake: Magnitude 7.4 near the coast of northern Chile at 18:43 AKDT. There was no tsunami danger in the Alaska area.

19:20 - 911 misdial.

19:22 - Earthquake: Update to previous earthquake information, the magnitude was revised to 7.8. No tsunami threat exists for the Alaska area but some areas may experience non-damaging sea level changes.

19:32 - Citation for speed issued to Ashley Ann Ferguson on the Seward Highway near Sea Lion

20:19 - Verbal warning for failure to stop at a stop sign given on Third near AVTEC.

20:58 - 911 misdial.

April 3

03:09 - 911 misdial.

10:32 - Officer requested a case number for David Miles who violated conditions of release on April 2.

11:13 - Individual requested an officer to the 200 block of Third for a disturbance between a male and female. Officer made contact with the victim and was unable to contact the suspect.

11:47 - Individual turned in a remote control drone found on the beach.

12:29 - 911 pocket dial.

13:43 - 911 misdial.

14:10 - A trooper arrested James Beers for DWLS and was en route with him.

17:03 - Individual reported a real estate rental scam going on in the area. Someone with an accent was offering homes for rent that do not belong to them and are actually for sale. Complainant advised the real estate company she was working with and they advised her to call the police.

19:59 - Individual from Safeway Liquor refused service to a man in his 50s because he was intoxicated. He got into a white utility van but she could not see which way he went but suggested that he might try 3 Bears to see if he could buy liquor. The officer located a vehicle matching the description parked on Washington, south of the Yukon with no driver.

20:37 - SAST advised of a motor vehicle accident at Mile 12 Seward Highway with five injuries and a vehicle roll-over leaking fluid. Due to fresh snow on the road, driving was hazardous.

21:32 - 911 misdial.

April 4

01:45 - Caller complained that the hospital told him he would have to wait an hour to be seen. Hospital was contacted for more information and they confirmed that he had been at the hospital, and started screaming obscenities and causing a disruption when told he would have to wait to be helped and then he left. Subject was back at the hospital.

08:39 - 911 pocket dial.

10:26 - Permit issued to Seward Transfer Facility to burn April 4 and 5.

13:54 - Officer requested a case number for a civil issue.

14:14 - 911 pocket dial.

17:00 - Individual reported his daughter missing. The father said that she got off the bus at the AVTEC bus stop with a friend instead of going home. The child located by a parent at 18:04. Another individual also reported her daughter missing and believed to be with the prior missing is juvenile. The parent was en route to pick up the child at Bayside Apartments.

18:11 - PSMCC advised that a Life Flight crew was coming into the airport with an ETA of 18:45.

18:43 - Public Works advised that there was a landslide just past the waterfall on Lowell Point Road. Public Works removed some of the rocks and SPD dispatch called the on-call, who said he would check it.

21:10 - Citation for taillight requirement issued to Isaac Arthur Osborn near AVTEC on Fourth.

22:53 - Individual reported loud music coming from a vehicle in the Breeze Inn Hotel parking. Officer was unable to locate the vehicle

22:53 - Individual thought he heard shots in the area of the beach at the end of Monroe. Suspect vehicle was a silver 4-door truck that left the area and headed toward the ball fields. The officer did not make contact with the vehicle

23:02 - Citation for expired registration issued to Virginia Mackenzie Kay on Adams near the Van Gilder Hotel.

23:42 - Citation for headlight requirement issued to Ty Grussendorf on Seward Highway near the Marina Motel.

April 5

00:58 - During traffic stop of Lotutaeao Galuvao on the Seward Highway near the Chamber of Commerce, the subject failed FSTs and was arrested by an officer. PBT was .107. He was taken to SCJ.

02:09 - 911 hang up call.

07:20 - Verbal warning for inoperable turn signal issued to Timothy Sczawinski at the campground off Ballaine.

08:15 - 911 misdial.

09:30 - 911 caller from Merlin Drive requested the phone number to the hospital.

16:05 - 911 open-line call.

17:12 - 911 open-line call.

18:18 - Individual reported a power pole down in her driveway at Mile 1 Nash Road.

20:44 - PSMCC ER requested a welfare check on a patient, after patient left the ER and then said on the phone via phone that she had taken 10 Tylenol. Officer contacted person who stated that she was fine and no further assistance was required.

21:09 - Verbal warning for headlight requirement given at Seward Highway and Sea Lion.

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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