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Public Safety Report

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

A caller advised that a vehicle was speeding south near Sixth Avenue and Jefferson Street on April 20 at 3:58 p.m. An officer located the vehicle but did not observe any illegal behavior.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for speed and provisional license violation at Third Avenue and Van Buren Street on April 23 at 9:21 p.m.

An officer performed traffic stop for a person operating a dirt bike on an official road, at the intersection of Seward Hwy. and Port Ave. on April 24 at 1:14 p.m. The officer issued a warning and the individual was told to walk the bike home.

An officer responded to a driving complaint of a 13-year-old driving around town on April 24 at 4:21 p.m. A verbal warning was given to the juvenile for driving without a license at his residence on First Avenue.

A driving complaint was made on a vehicle passing vehicles in the turn lane southbound on the Seward Highway on April 25 at 4:24 p.m. The vehicle was located at Essential 1 where the vehicle failed to stop at the direction of an officer and took off speeding northbound on the Seward Highway. An officer pursued the vehicle until passing Nash Road on the Seward Highway and Troopers were notified.

An officer performed an investigative stop on a parked car at AVTEC on Second Avenue on April 26 at 12:18 a.m. The vehicle was from out of state and unoccupied. Officer issued a parking warning.

A citation was issued to John Spiers at Phoenix Road and Seward Hwy. on April 26 at 4:07 a.m. for failure to provide proof of insurance. Verbal warning for an inoperable taillight.

A caller advised ono April 26 at 11:15 a.m. that there was a vehicle that had been parked in the Chinook parking lot all winter long. Officer responded and tagged the vehicle as abandoned.

Medical Calls

An ambulance was dispatched to the airport on April 20 at 1:07 p.m. for flight crew transport.

An individual called 911 for an ambulance on April 21 at 2:57 a.m. The caller then cancelled the ambulance before tone out.

An ambulance was dispatched to Buffy Boulevard on April 22 at 7:43 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to Safeway on April 23 at 12:58 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to Lowell Canyon Road for a Life Alert alarm on April 24 at 11:04 a.m. Alert was an accident. All responders cancelled.

An ambulance was dispatched to SCCC on April 25 at 10:49 a.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to the airport for two flight medical crews on April 25 at 5 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to Spring Creek Correctional Center on April 26 at 1:06 a.m.

SVAC and SVFD were dispatched to skate park on April 26 at 3:12 p.m.

Fire Reports

A caller advised that there was a campfire burning on Dieckgraeff Road, near the transfer site on April 25 at 2:08 p.m. An officer responded and noted that the burn ban takes effect May 1and this fire was small and manageable. No further action was taken.

911 Misdials

A 911 open line was received from Lowell Point Road on April 20 at 9:25 a.m. Dispatcher was unable to leave message on callback. No sounds of distress were heard.

An open line 911 call was received on April 23 at 8:52 a.m. from the elevator of the Seward Senior Center. No sounds of distress were heard. Callback would not go through.

A 911 misdial came from SCCC on April 25 at 10:41 a.m. with no sounds of distress heard.

A 911 misdial came from Pacific Park Apartments on April 25 at 6:15 p.m. with no sounds of distress. An officer was advised.


A caller reported a male, believed to be intoxicated, taking a 10-year-old child from Kimberly Court Apts. on April 20 at 12:19 a.m. Officers were unable to locate the individual.

On April 20 at 4:41 a.m. a caller reported that a male tried to let air out of her tires. The individual left on foot headed toward the small boat harbor prior to the officer's arrival. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate the individual.

A caller stated on April 20 at 5:54 p.m. that her vehicle is missing and is unable to provide information relating to the vehicle. An officer is investigating.

A caller reported an open door on Second Avenue on April 20 at 10:59 p.m. An officer investigated and made sure the building was secure.

An officer found an open door on a hangar at the airport on April 21 at 8:52 p.m. The officer checked the building and secured the door.

An officer responded to an open door at the state Department of Transpiration and Public Facilities building off B Street on April 22 at 6:45 p.m. The building was found to be secure with nobody inside.

A caller reported trash overflowing at a residence on First Avenue on April 23 at 9:39 a.m. An officer left a message for the owner of the residence.

A caller reported shoplifting at Essential One on April 23 at 9:55 a.m. An officer spoke with the caller and is working to identify a suspect.

A caller reported on April 23 at 3:20 p.m. a possible bear kill along Two Lakes Trail. An officer identified the object as a store-bought cut of meat possibly left by a dog or other animal. 

A caller reported on April 23 at 4:40 p.m. that someone had left a possibly threatening item at the Frontier Trading Post. An officer interviewed the caller and a report was taken.

A caller requested an unknown individual be trespassed from ACE hardware on April 23 at 7:42 p.m. after they stated they would steal fuel from them. The officer was given a picture of the suspect.

A caller spoke with an officer on April 24 at 11:18 a.m. about behaviors of a neighbor. No criminal actions were involved. No further action taken.

A caller reported on April 24 at 8:44 p.m. that their boat fuel lines were cut at the Raibow boat yard. An officer interviewed the caller.

An officer assisted the campground attendant on April 25 at 7:15 p.m. with advising campers at the Resurrection Campground that the campground is still closed.

An anonymous caller reported a noise complaint at Glacier View Apartments on April 25 at 11:42 p.m. Mark Mulvehill, Jacqueline Dean, and Ray Tilbury were all given Disorderly Conduct warnings.

A caller requested a welfare check on a lodger at Fourth Avenue Lodging on April 26 at 12:41 p.m.. Caller believed the individual to be injured or intoxicated. Officer was unable to make contact with anyone at the lodge.

An officer was flagged down at Mile 2 Nash Road on April 26 at 2:50 p.m. and asked to check some trash bags that were being collected by a citizen there. Officer noted household trash, nothing overly concerning. No further action was taken.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between April 20 and April 26, the Seward Police Department recorded 162 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.