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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 Third and Van Buren Street for license plate requirements on Feb. 8 at 3:11 a.m.

A caller advised of a vehicle accident on Feb. 8 at 12:19 p.m. An officer contacted all parties involved and they exchanged information.

A citation was issued to Matthew Fulton at Seward Highway and Coolidge Drive on Feb. 8 at 7:53 p.m. for driving in violation of a suspended license. A verbal warning issued for driving with inoperable taillights.

A caller reported a vehicle obstructing the roadway and crosswalk at Fourth Avenue and Washington Street on Feb. 8 at 8:35 p.m. An officer contacted the registered owner of the vehicle and the they agreed to move the vehicle.

Parking citations were placed on six vehicles in the downtown area on Feb. 9 between 2:43 and 4:09 a.m.

A caller advised of a fender bender near Third Avenue and B Street on Feb. 9 at 8:48 a.m. An officer contacted all parties who exchanged information.

Parking citations were placed on four vehicles in the downtown area on Feb. 10 between 3:25 and 3:42 a.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver at Ash and Maple Streets for failure to stop at a stop sign on Feb. 10 at 6:48 a.m.

A verbal warning was issued to a driver at Seward Highway and Dairy Hill Lane on Feb. 10 at 6:57 a.m. for headlight requirements.

A caller advised of a male subject obstructing traffic near Mile 2 Seward Highway on Feb. 10 at 1:59 p.m. Officers were unable to locate the subject.

A citation was issued to Autumn Moore for failure to provide proof of insurance and a verbal warning was issued for speed at Railway Avenue on Feb. 12 at 12:04 a.m.

A citation was issued to Mica Van Buskirk at Seward Highway and Sealion Drive for failure to stop at a stop sign on Feb. 11 at 7:51 a.m.

A citation was issued to John Romero at Aspen Lane and Seward Highway for driving with a suspended license on Feb. 12 at 11:09 a.m. a verbal warning was given for speed.

A caller reported a vehicle driving toward Nash Road on Feb. 12 at 12:16 p.m. that appeared to be damaged beyond safe drivability.  An officer responded and was not able to locate the vehicle.

A caller reported a driver who was swerving in the road southbound on the Seward Highway and last seen near Safeway on Feb. 12 at 6:40 p.m. Officers patrolled the area and were unable to locate the vehicle.

A verbal warning was issued to a driver on Seward Highway at North Harbor Drive for speed on Feb. 13 at 1:47 a.m.

Benjamin Hoffman was arrested for DUI on Second Avenue on Feb. 13 at 2:35 a.m. Verbal warnings were issued for speed and driving with expired tags.

An officer investigated a vehicle pulled off the road with their hazard lights on Feb. 14 at 1:53 a.m.  The driver was not in need of assistance.

A warning was given to a driver at Seward Highway and South Harbor Drive for speed on Feb 14 at 9:20 a.m.

A warning was given to a driver at Seward Highway and Aspen Lane for speed on Feb. 14 at 1:01 p.m.

A citation issued to Rose Patnode at Seward Highway and Leirer Road for failure to provide proof of insurance on Feb. 14 at 6:32 p.m. A verbal warning was given for no headlights after dark.

Medical Calls

An ambulance was dispatched to Winterset Circle on Feb. 8 at 9:58 a.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to Salmon Creek Road on Feb. 14 at 3:54 p.m.

Fire Reports

A caller advised of a possible fire in the area around the airport on Feb. 10 at 10:10 a.m. A controlled slash fire was located at Metco.

An officer advised of a potential fire with a lot of smoke coming from Old Nash Road on Feb. 10 at 9:41 p.m. The Bear Creek Fire Chief was notified and he went to confirm that it was a controlled burn theyhad been notified about earlier.

A caller inquired about the strong smell of smoke on Nash Road on Feb. 11 at 6:23 p.m. Dispatch confirmed with Bear Creek Fire Chief that the location described was the METCO controlled burn.

A caller reported a chemical smoke smell around Nash Road on Feb. 12 at 4:18 p.m. The on call BCVFD officer was notified and troopers were notified.

911 Misdials

A 911 misdial received from the hospital on Feb. 8 at 9:34 a.m. The caller advised all was okay.

A 911 open line was received from Chamberlin Road on Feb. 8 at 1:46 p.m. The caller advised all was okay.

A 911 misdial was received from the hospital on Feb. 10 at 9:46 a.m. The caller advised all was okay.

A 911 misdial received was from a residence on Benson Drive on Feb. 11 at 5:25 p.m. No signs of distress were heard, and the caller indicated there was no emergency.

A 911 misdial was received from the Icicle Seafoods bunkhouse on Feb. 11 at 10:33 p.m. No sounds of distress were heard, and an officer was advised.

A 911 misdial was received from the harbor area on Feb. 11 at 10:33 a.m.

A 911 misdial was received from near mile 3 of Seward Highway on Feb 13 at 9:38 a.m. Dispatch was unable to leave a message on callback.

Lost and Found

A wallet was turned into lost and found on Feb. 10 at 1:50 p.m. The wallet was returned to the owner.

A state ID was left at the library on Feb. 12 at 1:16 p.m.

A single key on a small blue green coiled keychain was turned in on Feb. 12 at 3:17 p.m. It had been found at Fifth Avenue and Adams Street.

A pair of eyeglasses were turned in on Feb. 12 at 3:56 p.m. They were returned to the owner.

Miscellaneous

A medical examiner requested assistance with a death notification on Feb. 8 at 11:26 a.m.

A caller requested to have a subject trespassed from their residence on Feb. 8 at 9:54 p.m.

An officer performed an investigative stop on a vehicle at Seward Highway and Resurrection Boulevard on Feb. 8 at 11:37 p.m.

A caller advised of possibly suspicious persons in the Harbor 72 hour lot on Feb. 9 at 3:59 a.m. An officer responded and was unable to locate subjects in the area.

A caller advised of an intense verbal altercation at Kimberly Court Apartments on Feb. 10 at 1:09 p.m. Officers contacted both parties. David Willson was criminally trespassed from an apartment.

A caller reported needing assistance in removing a patron from the Yukon Bar on Feb. 10 at 8:51 p.m. An officer responded, but the individual had already gotten in a cab.

On Feb. 11 at 5:02 a.m. caller requested a welfare check on an individual, indicating he was not acting right on the phone and the caller was worried about him. The individual lived outside city limits and the request was given to the Troopers.

An officer conducted an investigative stop on a vehicle in the Safeway parking long on Feb. 11 at 5:58 a.m.

A report of criminal mischief at the No Swett Auto lot was received on Feb. 11 at 10:35 a.m.

An officer was contacted by a caller on Feb. 11 at 9:28 a.m. regarding a burglary reported on Fourth Avenue.

A caller reported decorative bricks on their sidewalk on Feb. 11 at 10:30 a.m. that they thought were City property, but an officer could not determine their origin.

A caller reported on Feb. 12 at 12:55 p.m. that a television had been taken from a residence on Adams Street.

A gun was reported stolen from Ace Hardware on Feb. 12 at 2:35 p.m.

Officers noted an open door at a motel on Fourth Avenue on Feb. 13 at 5:18 a.m. Officers reported the maintenance office and the main office appeared to had been broken into. Officers were unable to contact the owner of the motel.

A boat issue was reported in the harbor and the on-call for the harbor was notified on Feb. 13 at 7:58 p.m.

An officer spoke to an individual on Feb. 13 at 11:45 p.m. who stated their phone was stolen. It was determined the crime occurred outside city limits and they were put in contact with the troopers.

A power outage was reported on Nash Road on Feb. 14 at 5:14 p.m. The electric on-call was notified and took care of the problem.

A caller reported a suspicious individual smoking what appeared to be marijuana in their vehicle on Feb. 14 at 7:34 p.m. Officer contacted and determined suspect was smoking a cigarette and was not impaired.

A caller reported an extremely intoxicated individual outside their establishment on Feb. 14 at 7:56 p.m. An officer contacted and ultimately transported individual to the hospital due to their level of intoxication and inability to care for themselves.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between February 8 and February 14 the Seward Police Department recorded 93 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.