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The Public Safety Report is compiled from numerous sources, both official and unofficial, including police, fire, and EMS dispatches, press releases, official reports, court documents, interviews, and other sources. 

In the case of criminal charges, individuals arrested or charged are presumed innocent unless convicted in a court of law.

 

Traffic Concerns and Citations

Parking citations were placed on five vehicles in the downtown area for parking where parking was prohibited on March 4 between 3:45 and 4:24 a.m.

An officer issued a driver a verbal warning for headlight requirements at mile 1 Seward Highway on March 5 at 10:13 p.m.

An officer left a written warning on a vehicle for parking against the flow of traffic on Fifth Avenue on March 6 at 1:31a.m.

A caller advised that a gray pickup was a driving hazard near the Jesse Lee Home on March 6 at 3:31 p.m. An officer responded and found the vehicle to be legally parked and not posing a driving hazard. No further action was taken.

An MVA with damage only was reported at on Fifth Avenue on March 8 at 5:22 p.m. An officer interviewed the caller.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for driving with an inoperative headlight at Seward Highway and Nash Road on March 8 at 6:33 p.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for speed at Seward Highway and South Harbor Street on March 8 at 7:12 p.m.

A citation was issued to Jazmine Jarnig for failure to provide proof of insurance, and verbal warnings were given for failure to illuminate taillights and not having current registration in the vehicle at Seward Highway and Hemlock Avenue on March 9 at 12:13 a.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver at Third Avenue and Adams Street for headlight requirements on March 9 at 1:16 a.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver at Seward Highway and North Harbor Street for excessive window tint on March 9 at 2:19 a.m.

An employee with DOT reported an older model flatbed with a snowplow and a head light out pushing snow out into the street after the DOT truck has already plowed Third Avenue on March 9 at 6:10 a.m.  The officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

An officer arrested James Deater for Driving While License Suspended and no proof of insurance at Benson Blvd. and Sweatman and remanded him to Seward City Jail on March 10 at 12:50 a.m. Deater was issued a citation for expired registration.

Parking complaints were left on two vehicles in the downtown area on March 10 between 5:31 and 5:35 a.m. for parking where parking prohibited.

Medical Calls

An ambulance was dispatched to Nashwood Avenue on March 3 at 6:58 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched for a flight medical crew pick-up on March 3 at 9:44 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to pick up a patient at the hospital and transport to Life Med at the airport on March 4 at 12:14 a.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to the Gateway Apartments on March 4 at 10:39 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to the Seward Hwy on March 5 at 6:18 a.m. for a 65-year-old male experiencing chest pain and difficulty breathing.

An ambulance was dispatched to the Farm B&B on March 7 at 10 p.m.

Fire Reports

Fire was dispatched to the Seward Brewing Company for an audible alarm on March 4 at 3:10 p.m.

AST requested Bear Creek Fire to Mile 67-68 Seward Hwy for vehicle accident with entrapment on March 5 at 8:45 a.m. AST requested a stand down after the patient was helped from the vehicle.

Guardian reported a fire alarm activation in Seward Brewing Company on March 5 at 10:45 p.m. No fire or smoke found on location nor an audible alarm. Elevator fire alarm had been activated.

911 Misdials

A 911 misdial was received from the downtown area on March 3 at 9:25 a.m. The caller advised all was okay.

A 911 misdial was received from the Senior Center on March 3 at 5:12 p.m. with no sounds of distress.

A 911 misdial was received from the Safeway elevator on March 5 at 1:15 p.m. The caller advised all was okay.

A caller advised that his child is missing and is considered a runaway. Information was entered in APSIN/NCIC on March 5 at 6:22 p.m.

Earthquake Reports/Tsunami Warnings

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was recorded 30 miles Southwest of Palmer, Alaska on March 8 at 7:27 p.m. No tsunami warning was issued.

Miscellaneous

An officer responded to a report of suspicious lights coming from a residence at Benson Drive on March 4 at 9:15 p.m. The occupants were found to be okay.

An officer responded to a disturbance at Fourth Avenue on March 4 at 9:43 p.m. Everyone was found to be okay with one of the individuals leaving before officer arrival.

An officer responded to a disturbance behind the Yukon Bar on March 4 at 9:48 p.m. Everyone was found to be okay.

Officers responded to the Elementary school on March 5 at 9:10 a.m. after a student reportedly jumped out a window and left.

An officer investigated an alarm response at 1500 Third Avenue reported by Guardian Security on March 5 at 2:07 a.m. Alarms were going off in the NAPA building. The owner was contacted and an officer investigated for evidence of stolen property. Officer noted a female caught on camera in a red hoodie and dark pants. No surrounding businesses have footage of the NAPA store. A hammer was recovered as evidence.

Medications were dropped off for destruction on March 6 at 1:52 p.m.

A caller reported her motor coach to have had a dead battery on March 7 at 6:11 a.m. and requested assistance. An officer went to 913 Port Ave to see if assistance could be given. When officer arrived someone else in the area had offered to help.

A caller expressed concern for noises coming from a transformer in the Lost Lake area on March 7 at 4:38 p.m. On-call linemen notified.

AST made contact with Jamie Snyder who was taken into custody at Spring Creek Correctional Facility and remanded to SCJ on charges of MICS IV and Promoting Contraband I on March 8 at 4:31 p.m.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between March 3 and --, the Seward Police Department recorded 225 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.