Captain's Mast


September 21, 2017 | View PDF

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. 12

0619 - A parking warning was left on MS/LIC MED607 at Fifth Avenue for parking against flow of traffic and parking in front of a driveway.

1544 - RP reported a white pickup, unknown plate, that was speeding on Benson. Officer advised.

1930 - RP reported that he saw a possible marijuana drug deal at Harbor Lights Condos. Officer responded and found no vehicle matching the description given.

1949 - A citation was issued to KAITLYN HOWARD for speed at Seward Highway in the Safeway parking lot.

2029 - A verbal warning was given to Indian national LAVANYA D. SHAH DOLARRAY for speed at 3rd Avenue in the Chevron parking lot.

2157 - Ambulance requested to Mountain Haven Fireweed Lodge. SVAC and SVFD dispatched. Patient transported to hospital by SVAC.

2221 - RP reported he requested the tenant at Fourth Avenue to turn down their music and they turned it up instead. Officer made contact with the tenant and she stated that she was having a party but everyone was getting ready to leave the premises.

2222 - RP reported a break in at her business at 3rd Avenue. RP stated she was notified by two friends on scene. The suspect GREGORY COPELAND was arrested for Assault On A Police Officer IV, and transported to SCJ. RP decided not to press charges on COPELAND for the broken window.

2341 - Officers found AK/LIC GWC333 in the ditch at mile 3 of the Seward Highway. SAST Dispatch was notified but didn’t have a trooper on duty.

2354 - RP reported that subject was driving drunk in a blue Toyota Tundra. Officer was unable to locate the vehicle out past the three bridges.

Sept. 13

0029 - Ambulance requested to the hospital

0255 - Wells Fargo Security reported that the ATM alarms went out at Seward Highway – Wells Fargo Bank. Officer found the ATM in working order, nothing tampered with and no one in the area. Wells Fargo Security advised.

0602 - RP reported a male walking in the middle of the road possibly intoxicated wearing a red had, dark blue coat approximately 6’0 tall. Officer was unable to locate anyone in the area.

0740 - Ambulance requested to Fifth Avenue.

0859 - Officer received a call from Middle School of a Native male wearing a hoodie that was wandering around the school. When confronted by staff, the male stated he was looking for a job and left in a gray Ford Escape, unknown plates. Officer responded to patrol the area.

0928 - Officer advised that the Elementary School is requesting a welfare check on a student that has been absent for 12 days. Officer responded to Iron and advised that the child is being home schooled. Officer advised Elementary School.

1056 - RP turned in expired medication to be destroyed at City Hall.

1230 - RP reported that his Eagle Binoculars were taken from his backpack at the ASLC yesterday and wanted to file a theft report.

1530 - 911 open line from the area near AVTEC Dorms and could hear people talking in foreign language. No sounds of distress. Officer advised.

1632 - RP requested an Officer at North Harbor St for the report that someone had pried open his vehicle and stolen 2 mp3 players. Officer determined that there was under 500 dollars’ worth of damage done to vehicle.

2318 - Verbal warning given to YEHONATAN SHASHUA at 3rd Ave and Jefferson St for speed.

Sept. 14

0755 - RP reported his cell phone was stolen at Safeway. RP spoke with an Officer.

1120 - 911 open line from AVTEC Dorms. No sound of distress. Officer advised.

1400 - Hotel Seward reported that RAYMOND CHAVEZ left there on foot and was at the Library. RP was not sure if anything was taken. Officer responded and advised nothing was taken. CHAVEZ was advised that he was criminally trespassed from Hotel Seward indefinitely.

Sept. 15

0000 - Citation issued to ROXANNE GIBSON at Seward and Dairy Hill for speed.

0220 - Ambulance dispatched to Mountain Haven Eagle Lodge.

0544 - Officer requested a case for RP referencing bears that are becoming more aggressive near his house at Phoenix Dr.

0833 - 911 open line from the freight elevator at Safeway. No sounds of distress. Officer advised.

1030 - RP came to SPD to talk to an Officer about making a report to OCS about a possible incident at Pacific Park Apartments. Officer spoke with RP and gave contact information for OCS.

1055 - Swans Nest Inn requested an Officer for found items on their property. Officer responded and brought items to PD. Subject came to SPD to claim his items.

1145 - Officer requested to 1st Avenue for a civil issue between tenants at the apartment. Officer responded.

1213 - NPS turned in expired medication for destruction at City Hall

1326 - D81 issued burn permit for Vista until 09/18.

1634 - RP reported sending money to an individual out of state to buy a dog, but the individual out of state was refusing to give the dog over. Officer advised RP that this was a civil issue.

2000 - RP reported a mentally unstable individual inside Safeway walking around yelling and talking to himself. Officer contacted FRANK DURATE and his friend who advised he would be transporting DURATE off the premise. Safeway management did not want DURATE returning for the night.

2140 - RP reported two intoxicated males driving toward the harbor area from downtown. Officer found no vehicle matching the description.

Sept. 16

0116 - YUKON BAR requested an Officer to assist with a male subject who was kicked out and returned to act in a threatening manner. Officer arrested WILLIAM SMITH for misconduct involving weapons, assault III, resisting arrest, and criminal trespassing. SMITH was transported for medical clearance after Officers used OC spray during an altercation.

0117 - Verbal warning given to ZACKRY TAYLOR at Seward and North Harbor for speed.

0242 - RP advised that a male subject was trying to enter vehicles at the corner of 2nd and Washington St. RP said that the person entered a truck and took something from it. Officer was unable to locate the subject.

1539 - RP reported a silver Chevy truck was swerving northbound on the Seward Highway. RP called back and reported that the truck had turned on to Nash Rd. Information was given to Officer.

2202 - RP reported a trespassed individual at the Breeze Inn that possibly had a firearm and threatened an employee before leaving. Officers responded and interviewed employee who stated subject did not threaten him with a weapon, and he left the premise when he saw the employee.

2310 - The bouncer from the Ale House reported that subject was loitering just outside the Ale House selling marijuana. Officers made contact with subject who denied selling marijuana. He was told to leave the area and not return.

2215 - RP reported that water from Stoney Creek was close to over running the bank. RP was transferred to SAST dispatch.

2320 - RP reported that Stoney Creek River has flooded two to four houses and the water is now on the road. RP was given SAST dispatch contact information as well as the number to the flood service board.

Sept. 17

0928 - Written parking warning left on vehicle JHK368 at 6th Ave and Railway Ave for parking where prohibited.

1248 - RP turned in a phone, drivers’ license, and debit card found outside the Seabean Café to the police department. Officer logged items in lost and found.

1428 - Seward Hospital requested an ambulance to the airport for flight crew transport. SVAC dispatched.


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