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

'Captain's Mast' - May 15, 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.

May 4

23:27 - Citation for failure to carry proof of insurance issued to Ryan Pruitt near Chevron. Verbal warning given for speed.

23:34 - Verbal warning for speed given on Fourth near Bay View Apartments.

23:54 - Verbal warning for taillight requirement issued on the Seward Highway near the Air Force Rec Camp.

00:13 - Verbal warning for speed issued at Mile 1 Seward Highway.

00:14 - AST requested BCVFD to respond to a report of a bonfire that was a possible fire hazard in the creek bed behind Bayview Trailer Park. Responders were unable to locate a fire hazard in the area.

00:31 - Individual reported that her daughter may have run away. Officer contacted the reporting party at her residence. The juvenile had left with a friend.

01:16 - Earthquake: Magnitude 6.8, south of Fuji Islands. No tsunami was expected.

01:34 - Verbal warning for failure to stop at a stop sign issued at Third and Adams.

01:39 - Officers contacted a subject who was unconscious near Bayside Apartments. Officers found that the subject was intoxicated and assisted him in getting to boat a boat in the harbor where a friend said that he would take responsibility for the night.

01:47 - Verbal warning for failure to stop at a stop sign issued at Ash and Elm.

01:58 - 911 caller reported that three individuals in room at the Marina Motel were being loud and obviously intoxicated. Officers contacted Allan Tumbaga, who received an MCA citation, Victor Seton who was arrested for disorderly conduct and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and another subject, who along with Tumbaga received a disorderly conduct warning and were told to keep down the noise for the rest of the night. Seton was taken to SCJ. Seton was also advised of his revoked operator’s license status.

02:17 - 911 misdial.

03:20 - 911 caller from William’s campground reported a male was yelling and swearing arguing with a female for the past five minutes but the reporting party could not see the subjects. Officer contacted the two subjects who were creating the disturbance. They were issued disorderly conduct warnings and agreed to keep the noise down for the night.

12:06 - Officer left an abandoned vehicle notice on a vehicle next to Pacific Park Apartments.

12:33 - 911 caller reported a crow choking on something in the Safeway parking lot.

14:00 - Individual reported a lost white/blue girl’s bike.

14:15 - Two individuals reported that a vehicle almost hit them while they were riding their bikes at Fourth and B. Officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

18:58 - The juvenile, who was reported as a possible runaway, and friend were located in Bear Creek Trailer Park by Officer Brockman. The juvenile was released to her sister for the night and the friend was picked up by her grandmother and taken home to Moose Pass. OCS contacted.

21:00 - Earthquake: Magnitude 4.5, 40 miles northwest of Seward. No tsunami was expected.

May 5

08:17 - Individual reported that alarms were sounding at TYC.

08:21 - 911 pocket dial.

11:19 - 911 pocket dial.

11:57 - 911 misdial.

12:20 - 911 pocket dial.

14:05 - Individual requested to speak with an officer regarding theft/vandalism from M/V Callicape which had occurred on Alameda.

14:14 - 911 pocket dial.

22:51 - Several 911 callers reported a chimney fire at a residence behind Safeway. Callers said the roof and surrounding trees were catching fire. Officer arrived on scene first and confirmed that all residents were out of the house at 1900 block Forget-Me-Not Circle. BCVFD toned out for mutual aid.

May 6

01:20 - Verbal warning for speed given at Seward Highway and South Harbor.

02:05 - Deanna Depue arrested DUI with PBT .155 at Seward Highway and South Harbor. Verbal warnings given for speeding and failure to carry registration, and a citation issued for failure to provide insurance. Depue was taken to SCJ.

08:08 - PSMCC advised that they would be testing the sprinkler system.

08:58 - Simplex Grinnell advised they would be conducting sprinkler/alarm testing at Seward Mountain Haven.

09:33 - Individual reported there was a piece of concrete block on the highway by the Resurrection River. Metco said block was no longer on the road.

12:44 - Individual with National Park Service advised they would be conducting fire extinguisher training at the Old Exit Glacier facility.

12:48 - Officer requested a case number for an agency assist involving the ABC Board.

13:24 - AVTEC would have the fire alarm system turned off until 3:30 p.m.

18:34 - Individual called from the Safeway parking lot and advised that a subject would not let her have her children for visitation. She said that it had gone to court and she did have papers. Children released to the mother and advised to go to court again to find a more permanent solution.

May 7

07:20 - Automated call reported a fire alarm sounding at Seward Elementary School. SFD personnel responded and advised that the alarm was set off accidentally. SFD reset the alarm.

07:25 - 911 open-line call.

08:16 - Case number given to officers who provided traffic assistance with the National Bike to School Day.

09:35 - Burn permit issued to 500 block of First for the day only.

10:14 - Soldotna advised there would be a crew working on the sirens at Lowell Point.

10:18 - 911 pocket dial.

10:29 - Kenai Fjords National Park advised they were conducting flare exercises in the SMIC area.

12:33 - Citation for expired registration issued to Judith Leblanc at the 1000 block of Second. Verbal warnings given for failure to carry proof of insurance and failure to carry registration.

13:42 - SAST advised they would be taking Joseph Demattia to SCJ for Assault III.

14:55 - Siemens Industrial advised of alarm testing at the Seward Military Resort.

15:06 - Street Department advised they would be posting “road closed” signs from Adams to Railway on Fourth for street cleaning.

16:42 - Verbal warning for speed and failure to carry registration given at Seward Highway and Hemlock.

19:40 - Citation for failure to provide proof of insurance issued to Patricia Hart at Seward Highway and Sea Lion. Hart also given verbal warnings for speed and improper display of tags.

20:14 - Verbal warning for speed given in the Essential One parking lot.

May 8

00:29 - APD requested that an SPD officer contact a subject who lives in Seward to gather information on a vehicle registered in her name that was involved in an assault earlier in the day. Officer contacted the subject by phone after she did not answer the door at her residence. She said the vehicle was sold to another person several months before.

01:34 - Individual reported that a fire alarm was going off in 1000 block of Fourth, Bayside Apartments. The reporting party said she tried to knock on the door but no one answered and she could smell something burning inside. SVFD/SVAC dispatched. Police officer was first on the scene, and found the apartment full of smoke and a pot smoking on the stove, which he turned off and removed from the heat. The officer contacted two subjects who were in the apartment and making no attempt to turn off the smoke alarms or extinguish the source of smoke. The 6-year-old daughter of one of the subject’s was in a bedroom.

02:34 - The front desk manager at the Breeze Inn reported an intoxicated, disorderly guest. Officer contacted the subject and gave him a verbal warning for disorderly conduct, and told him to keep the noise down and go to sleep for the rest of the night.

08:00 - 911 caller requested an ambulance to the 200 block of Marathon Drive for a 79-year-old man who was having pain and pressure in his chest. SVAC/SVFD dispatched. Patient refused treatment.

08:34 - SeaView group home employee turned in expired medication for destruction.

10:06 - Earthquake: Magnitude 6.8, depth 6 miles, Guerrero Mexico. No tsunami was expected.

12:00 - Summons served to Marissa Osenga for endangering the welfare of a child due to being to impaired by an intoxicant in regards to the incident at 01:34.

15:12 - 911 pocket dial.

15:00 - Individual turned in a found wallet.

15:32 - Public Works placed “street closed” signs on Washington from Third to Fifth.

16:23 - Individual reported a vehicle parked in front of a fire hydrant next to Integrity Reality. Officer contacted the vehicle owner, who moved the vehicle.

17:00 - AST arrested Adam Pringle for DWLR at Airport Road and took him to SCJ.

17:09 - Individual with Parks and Rec reported a water issue in the campground.

17:21 - 911 misdial.

17:58 - Citation for speed issued to Charles Davis on the Seward Highway next to the Chamber of Commerce.

18:23 - 911 open-line call.

18:45 - Verbal warning for speed given on Third next to Wells Fargo.

21:37 - 911 open-line call

22:22 - Individual reported a male in a wheelchair at Fifth and Madison who had been there for about four hours. Officer contacted the subject who was able to care for himself and he was re-advised of his trespasses.

22:40 - Citation for speed Issued to Daniel Benitez at Seward Highway and Airport Road. Verbal warning given for failure to carry proof on insurance and registration.

23:37 - Officer checked on the subject who was still sitting by the Post Office and informed him that he was allowed to sit under the overhang, but not allowed inside the Post Office after hours.

23:46 - Citation for headlight requirements issued to Susantha Dissanayake at Seward Highway and Sea Lion.

23:53 - Individual reported loose dog that charged her while she was walking on Bear Drive. Officer contacted the reporting party. Officer found the house behind Essential One where the dog’s owner lived and informed them of the complaint. Owner brought the dog inside.

May 9

01:26 - Verbal warning for speed issued at Seward Highway and Sea Lion.

07:06 - Individual reported that a man in a wheelchair sat outside to the Post Office all night. Officer contacted the subject who was found to be fine and needed no assistance.

08:36 - AVTEC would be doing flare training at the AVTEC Fire Training Center in the morning.

09:15 - Officer assisted ACO with domestic animal issue at Sixth and Monroe.

09:18 - Officer spoke with an individual about fraud.

10:05 - Individual requested an officer to the Post Office about a subject creating a scene in the lobby. Officer provided transportation for the subject to Three Bears.

10:14 - Earthquake: Magnitude 4.2, 55 miles northwest of Haines. No tsunami was expected.

10:29 - Officer responded to a request from Sea Treasures Inn for a guest refusing to pay and threatening to leave.

11:17 - Two 911 misdial calls.

14:09 - Guardian Security reported a commercial fire alarm in the 1400 block of Chamberlain.

14:23 - 911 caller reported a black Camero with red trim racing on the runway and there had been air traffic in the area. Officer contacted the driver.

14:43 - Fire chief was on the scene of a fuel spill at 2100 block of the Seward Highway.

15:09 - Individual turned in a wallet found at the Mount Marathon trail head.

16:10 - First National Bank turned in a found cell phone.

16:31 - 911 caller requested an officer to the Breeze bunkhouse for a man with a motorcycle causing damage. Officer contacted the subject, and found the report to be unfounded.

16:50 - Individual turned in a found wallet.

18:30 - 911 caller said that he fell on his bike and might have hurt his legs. Officer contacted the subject who was taken to PSMCC ER.

19:00 - Individual reported a male just parked in front of a fire hydrant in front of Christo’s. Reporting party said they told the subject that it was illegal to park there. Officer issued and left a city citation.

19:10 - Officer placed city citation on a vehicle parked in a loading zone at Fourth and Railway.

19:35 - 911 open-line call.

20:01 - AST reported that a vehicle was southbound, speeding and passing vehicles in a no-passing zone at Mile 38 Seward Highway. At 20:24 troopers reported that the vehicle was found.

20:37 - Citation for speed issued to Carol Valbert at Third and A. Valbert was also given verbal warnings for failure to carry driver’s license and operating with expired registration.

20:49 - 911 misdial.

23:26 - Verbal warning given Mile 1 Seward Highway.

23:29 - Individual reported a suspicious vehicle parked down a trail off Olympia Drive towards the water tower. Upon arrival at the scene several individuals fled on foot. Officers found a vehicle, inside of which was a visible controlled substance and the driver’s license for the owner of the vehicle. Trooper advised that he stopped the vehicle owner earlier that evening in the vehicle. The description he gave of the owner matched that of one of the individuals fleeing the scene. Fire Chief put out the abandoned campfire. The vehicle was impounded to obtain a search warrant.

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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