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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 verbal warning was given to a driver at Mile 2 of the Seward Highway for taillight requirements on Aug 31 at 9:50 p.m.

Terrence Cheatle was arrested for DWI and driving while license revoked at Seward Highway and North Harbor Street on Sept 1 at 12:37 a.m. A verbal warning was given for speed and crossing the center lane.

Samuel Miller was arrested on Port Avenue near the old coal terminal for DWI and remanded to SCJ on Sept 1 at 2:39 a.m. A verbal warning given for crossing the centerline.

A caller advised of a fender bender on Swetmann Avenue on Sept. 1 at 3:04 p.m. Information was gathered.

A verbal warning was given to a driver at the Seward Highway and Airport Road for flashing headlights on Sept. 1 at 11:35 p.m.

An officer performed an investigative stop at Mile two of the Seward Highway on Sept. 1 at 11:23 p.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver at Port Avenue and Alameda Street for no plates and no temp tag on Sept. 2 at 12:03 a.m.

A verbal warning given to a driver at Fourth Avenue and Van Buren Street for brake light requirements on Sept. 2 at 12:51 a.m.

A caller advised of a vehicle speeding and passing illegally on Third Avenue on Sept. 2 at 11:56 a.m. An officer patrolled the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.

A verbal warning was issued to a driver on the Seward Highway at South Harbor Drive for not having headlights on after dark on Sept. 3 at 1:53 a.m.

A caller advised of a possibly intoxicated person driving at Safeway on Sept. 3 at 9:46 a.m. The vehicle was no longer in the area when the officer arrived and could not be located.

A citation was issued to Emeila Thiele on North Harbor Drive and Seward Highway on Sept. 3 at 8:10 p.m. for leaving her vehicle in the roadway.

A verbal warning was given to a driver near Coolidge Drive and Seward Highway for speeding on Sept. 4 at 3:48 p.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver on the Seward Highway and Coolidge Drive for a taillight out on Sept. 4 at 8:26 p.m.

A citation was issued to Matthew Hyun at Seward Highway and Resurrection Drive for speed on Sept. 4 at 10:58 p.m.

A verbal warning was issued to Martin Schuster at Madison Street and Fourth Avenue for bright lights only and no other light options on Sept. 4 at 11:07 p.m.

A citation was issued to Isaac Kvokov at Madison Street and Fourth Avenue for speed and verbal warnings for white light to the rear and violation of provisional status on Sept. 4 at 11:25 p.m.

A citation was issued to Amit Gupta at Seward Highway and Iron Drive for speed on Sept. 5 at 12:14 a.m.

A verbal warning was issued to a driver at the Seward Highway and Coolidge Drive for speed on Sept. 5 at 12:33 a.m.

Adam Woodside was arrested at the Seward Highway and North Harbor Drive for DWI and a verbal warning given for speed on Sept. 5 at 12:59 a.m.

A verbal warning was issued to a driver on Third Avenue and Madison Street for speed on Sept. 5 at 2:59 a.m.

A verbal warning was issued to a driver at Seward Highway and Sea Lion Avenue for speed on Sept. 5 at 5:45 a.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver at Aspen and Seward Highway for speed on Sept. 5 at 6:05 a.m.

A citation was issued to Tanya Tresino at Seward Highway and Bear Drive for speeding on Sept. 5 at 6:41 a.m.

A citation was issued to Jason Fosnaugh for driving without a valid license and a verbal warning given for inoperable taillight at Seward Highway and Sea Lion Avenue on Sept. 6 at 12:43 p.m.

Medical Calls

An individual called 911 on Aug. 31 at 4:14 a.m. to get medical advice and was given the hospital number after he declined an ambulance.

An ambulance was dispatched to the airport for flight crew transport on Aug. 31 at 8:46 a.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to Lowell Canyon Drive on Sept 1 at 6:06 a.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to Mile 29.5 Seward Highway on Sept. 1 at 4:14 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to transport a flight crew on Sept. 2 at 7:06 p.m.

A caller reported a man in his 50s fell from the stairs on to his shoulder inside the Seward Brewing Co. on Sept. 4 at 8:47 p.m. An ambulance dispatched and then canceled. The injured person was going to go to the hospital in a personal vehicle.

An ambulance was dispatched to Hotel 360 on Sept. 6 at 1:46 a.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to SMIC on Sept. 6 at 10:08 p.m.

Fire Reports

The fire department was dispatched to Fourth Avenue and Van Buren street on Sept. 3 at 1:08 p.m. The call was a false alarm.

911 Misdials

A 911 open line call was received from Bluefield Drive on Sept. 1 at 2:52 p.m. An officer contacted the caller, who advised all was okay.

A 911 misdial was received near Third Avenue and Jefferson Street on Sep. 2 at 9:11 p.m. Caller advised all way okay.

A 911 misdial was received near Third Avenue and Jefferson Street on Sep. 3 at 11:30 a.m. Caller advised all way okay.

A 911 misdial was received from the Breeze Inn on Sept. 4 at 10:29 p.m. The caller insisted nothing was wrong. An officer was informed.

A 911 open line was received from near Hemlock Avenue and Dimond Boulevard on Sept. 5 at 11:43 a.m. No sounds of distress were heard. Callback announced that the number was not a working number and no message could be left. An officer was advised.

A 911 open line came from in town on Sept. 5 at 10:38 p.m. No sounds of distress were heard and on callback a voicemail was left. An officer was advised.

A 911 misdial was received from SCCC when a correctional officer was attempting to dial to an outside line on Sept. 6 at 7:38 p.m. Everything was fine.

Lost and Found

A wallet was turned into lost and found on Aug. 31 at 8:07 a.m.

A wallet was turned into lost and found on Sept. 3 at 5:50 p.m.

A wallet was turned into lost and found for safekeeping on Sept. 5 at 11:50 a.m. The owner collected the wallet.

A bicycle was turned in to lost and found on Sept. 6 at 7:14 p.m.

Miscellaneous

A caller advised that a bicycle was stolen from his apartment complex on Aug. 31 at 8:26 a.m. and then reported that they located the bike.

A caller advised on Aug. 31 at 1:55 p.m. that her vehicle may have been intentionally damaged.

A caller advised that someone was digging through the trash near Fourth Avenue and Jefferson Street on Sept. 1 at 4:24 p.m. An officer contacted the person who was a member of the church.

A caller advised on Sept. 1 at 4:34 p.m. that she saw a generator online that may belong to her. An officer spoke to the individual advised them to locate proof of ownership.

An officer notified Steven Fox and David Fox of their trespasses from the Breeze Inn Bar on Sept. 1 at 9:34 p.m. Scott Liska also needs to be advised of his trespass from the Breeze Inn Bar.

An officer performed an investigative stop at Fourth of July Beach on Nash Road on Sept. 1 at 10:46 p.m. for an open vehicle door.

A noise complaint was called in about a motorcycle driving up and down the street revving the motor on Sept. 2 at 3:45 a.m. An officer did a drive by the area and observed the motorcycle pulling into a garage on Ash Street and turn out the lights.

A caller advised of a possible threat of violence at the high school on Sept. 2 at 12:05 p.m. Officers investigated the situation and were unable to find any current or credible threat.

A caller advised of a deceased person at the Icicle Seafoods housing on Sept. 2 at 2:36 p.m. An officer investigated the death.

A juvenile was reported missing by her mother on Sept. 2. At approximately 9:20 p.m. she reported her daughter had been located with her sister.

A caller advised that a group a people were harassing the workers preparing the Jesse Lee home for destruction on Sept. 3 at 7:56 a.m. An officer contacted the group who left the area.

A caller advised of shoplifting at ACE Hardware on Sept. 3 at 5:19 p.m. An officer identified a male as the suspect from security video. Officer was unable to contact the suspect.

A caller reported her intoxicated husband was banging on the door on Sept. 3 at 8:14 p.m. Upon hearing the caller on the phone, he left. An officer was informed.

A caller reported a vehicle parked in a neighboring house with the headlights pointed at the house on Sept. 4 at 4:39 a.m. She was concerned due to the time of morning and that the occupants are on vacation. An officer responded and found no evidence of a break in. An officer stopped a vehicle matching the description at Railway Avenue and Fifth at 5:02 a.m.

A caller requested an officer at Essential One for a report of shoplifting on Sept. 4 at 9:39 a.m. An officer responded and took the report from two individuals who witnessed the theft. The suspect was gone on arrival and identified as Joshua Zimmerman. Essential One requested to have Zimmerman trespassed from the store indefinitely. Advisement was entered into APSIN.

A caller advised of an abandoned vehicle parked near their home at Resurrection Boulevard and Marathon Drive for over a day on Sept. 4 at 1:35 p.m. An officer responded and placed an abandoned vehicle advisement on the vehicle.

A caller was advised that Daniel Tolson was just at ACE Hardware and left in a grey Jeep northbound on Leirer Road on Sept. 4 at 4:36 p.m. Officers contacted the vehicle near Salmon Creek Road and Nash Road. Tolson was remanded to SCJ on a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear for calendar call on an original charge assault and misconduct involving a controlled substance. Tolson was additionally charged with two counts of theft.

A caller indicated on Sept. 4 at 11:12 p.m. that there was noise above her room at the Breeze Inn that kept her awake two nights in a row. She had tried to reach the night manager without a response and was instructed by SeaView to call 911 if she was unable to reach the night manager.

A caller advised that individuals may be trespassing aboard a boat moored on the F Float on Sept. 5 at 6:57 p.m. An officer responded and spoke with the registered owner of the vessel and was informed of an ongoing civil dispute with the previous owner's executor of estate. The officer determined it was a civil issue and unfounded.

An individual called on 911 stating they were trying to get back to their campground but couldn't get ahold of an Uber on Sept. 5 at 9:53 p.m. They were given two taxi numbers. No sounds of distress were heard. An officer was advised.

A caller reported noisy people at K Float on Sept. 5 at 11:26 p.m. Officers contacted some individuals and they agreed to keep it down.

A caller reported noisy people at Boulder Field Campground on Sept. 5 at 2:33 a.m. An officer spoke to the individuals and they agreed to turn off their music and keep it down.

A caller called 911 from the Resurrection Campground stating they were locked out of their car on Sept. 6 at 8:45 p.m. They were given the local locksmith number and some taxi numbers. An officer was advised.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between Aug. 31 and Sept. 6, the Seward Police Department recorded 110 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.