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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

An officer investigated a vehicle at Dimond and Hemlock with a headlight out and stopped in the middle of a roadway on April 13 at 3:45 a.m. The driver give consent for the officer to search the vehicle and two guns were located. The guns did not show as stolen. Someone was called to drive the vehicle and the weapons were secured by the officer for safe keeping.

A caller advised of an abandoned vehicle on Second Avenue on April 13 at 9:19 a.m. An officer left a written warning on the vehicle.

A caller reported a white flatbed truck passing in a no passing zone on Nash Road on April 16 at 12:13 p.m. An officer attempted to locate the vehicle and contacted the business that owned the vehicle.

A citation was issued to Marko Ivanovic for speed at Third Avenue and Van Buren Street on April 16 at 10:29 p.m.

A caller reported a vehicle passing others in a no pass zone on Seward Highway near Nash Road on Apirl 17 at 9:34 p.m. Officers patrolled the area and were unable to locate the vehicle.

A caller advised on April 18 at 3:25 p.m. that their vehicle had been hit by another in the parking lot at 501 Railway Avenue. An officer took a report for insurance.

A speeding vehicle was reported heading south on the Seward Highway near the the Pit Bar on April 18 at 4:09 p.m. Officers patrolled the Seward Highway area and were unable to locate the vehicle.

A verbal warning given to a driver at Mile Two of the Seward Highway on April 19 at 1:55 a.m. for failure to stop at a stop sign and white light to the rear of vehicle.

Medical Calls

An ambulance was dispatched to a location on Second Avenue on April 15 at 2:07 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to Nash Road on April 16 at 10:17 p.m.

An ambulance was requested on April 17 at 8:33 a.m. for a flight crew transport.

An ambulance was dispatched to First Avenue on April 17 at 8:48 a.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to Mile 38 Seward Highway on April 19 at 7:58 p.m.

911 Misdials

A 911 misdial was received from Safeway on April 13 at 8:34 a.m. Caller advised of an accidental elevator button push.

An individual called 911 because there was no one around and they were "bored" on April 16 at 12:09 a.m. The caller was informed that 911 was an emergency only line and they said they would be more careful. Everything was reported as being fine.

A 911 misdial came from the harbor area on April 16 at 7:59 p.m. The individual called back after a voicemail was left to confirm everything was okay.

Lost and Found

An officer located a vehicle jack on Nash Road on April13 at 10:08 a.m. The item was returned to the owner.

Miscellaneous

A caller reported a male subject with a backpack checking doors on Captain Jacks Seafood Locker and Subway on April 13 at 12:39 a.m. An officer investigated and made contact with a Subway employee who was checking the building doors.

Power outages were reported in the Questa Woods area on April 13 at 5:23 a.m. The electric department was notified and restored power to the area.

A caller advised of a loose dog at Safeway on April 13 at 11:36 a.m. The dog was retrieved by its owner.

A caller advised of a power outage on Nash Road on April 13 at 12:04 p.m. The electric department was notified.

A caller advised of possible illegal camping on X-Float Road on April 13 at 1:42 a.m. An officer left a notice on the motorhome parked on X-Float Road.

A caller requested an officer to contact a vehicle theft suspect at the caller’s house on April 13 at 4:57 p.m. An officer spoke with both parties and determined no theft had occurred.

An officer assisted a citizen with disabilities in blocking unwanted messages and phone calls of a harassing nature from the phone on April 13 at 10:59 p.m. The individual also gave the officer medication for destruction.

Troopers requested an agency assist on Salmon Creek Road at Salmon Creek Trailer Park on April 14 at 9:23 p.m.  The officer reported no evidence of trespass at the address.

An officer responded to the North 72-hour lot for a disturbance on April 14 at 10:15 p.m. The officer made contact with Lucas Pulis who was trying to get a friend to help pull start his vehicle. Pulis was advised of his lifetime criminal trespass from Salmon Creek Road Lot 6.

A caller reported on April 15 at 3:17 that they had received threatening text messages and voice calls. An officer spoke with individual.

A caller reported they had heard someone screaming for help in the area of the softball fields on April 16 at 9:48 a.m. An officer contacted woman walking her dog at the fields who said she had been yelling for her dog to come to her and she stated she was okay.

A caller reported a large group of people at the Branson Pavilion on April 16 at 11:28 a.m. An officer responded and observed separate groups of people that were in the area. The groups were maintaining distance from each other and observing state mandates.

A caller reported items were stolen from two vehicles parked in front of Ace Hardware on April 16 at 12:35 p.m. An officer spoke with the caller and learned the subject was a male, approximately 6 feet tall  wearing a black trench coat/rain jacket with a taped patch on the right rear shoulder.  

A caller advised of a power outage on Cindy Circle on April 16 at 2:22 p.m. Electric department was notified.

An individual came to dispatch window on April 16 at 3 p.m. advising that skateboarders were harassing someone near the skate park. An officer responded to the area and found no disturbances in the area.

A caller reported on April 16 at 5:01 p.m. that stolen items from Raibow Fiberglass were found out at SMIC in a Conex the individual owned. An officer is going to contact the suspect to figure out if these items were stolen or not.

A caller reported there were people playing basketball at the Elementary School outside court on April 16 at 6:39 p.m. and stated it was violating the social distancing mandate. An officer contacted the group and advised them to just maintain distance while they recreate.

An officer performed an investigative stop on a parked car at Second Lake on April 17 at 4:55 a.m. No action was taken.

On April 17 at approximately 8:59 a.m. Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a maroon 1999 Chevy pickup truck at the Seward Safeway. Investigation revealed the driver, identified as David Bartley, age 30, of Seward, was driving with a suspended driver's license and violating his conditions of probation.  Additionally, Bartley has seven prior driving while license suspended convictions. Bartley was arrested and transported to the Seward Jail where he was remanded and held without bail. Seward Police were requested to assist.

A caller reported on April 17 at 6:48 p.m. that a dog tried to attack them at Second Avenue and Adams Street. An officer patrolled the area and didn't find a dog. The information was forwarded to the animal control for investigation later.

An officer responded to a disturbance complaint at Raibow Fiberglass on April 18 at 4:02 p.m. It was determined nothing criminal happened.

A bike was reported stolen from Kimberly Court Apartments on April 18 at 5:21 p.m. The case officer was forwarded the information.

A caller reported a suspicious individual checking out some of the bikes near the KFT bunkhouse on April 8 at 10:10 p.m. Officers were advised.

A laptop was taken into evidence on April 19 at 8:09 a.m. Further information will be in report.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between April 13 and April 19, the Seward Police Department recorded 188 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.