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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 reported that a black truck pulled out in front of him on Dec. 21 at 12:12 p.m. The truck intentionally spun his tires, shooting gravel at the vehicle near Mile 3 Seward Highway, heading southbound. An officer was unable to locate the described vehicle.

An officer stopped a driver near Seward Highway and Bear Drive for an investigative stop on Dec. 25 at 8:17 p.m.

An officer stopped a driver near Seward Highway for an investigative stop on Dec. 25 at 10:49 p.m.

Citations were issued on Dec. 26 at 1:26 a.m. near South Harbor Street and Seward Highway for driving with expired tags and failure to provide proof of insurance. A verbal warning was also given for headlight requirement. Passenger was advised of his suspended/revoked license out of California.

An off-duty officer advised of a second-hand driving complaint on Dec. 27 at 11:16 a.m. The officer advised that a female was parked in a van in the uplands parking lot and may be intoxicated. An officer contacted two females who advised the van is stuck in the area. The officer advised the owner to not drive while her license is suspended.

Citations were issued near Safeway for failure to carry proof of insurance, failure to carry operator’s license, and taillight requirement on Dec. 27 at 7:19 p.m.

A citation was issued on Dec. 27 at 8:08 p.m. for driving without a license. A verbal warning was also issued for expired tags near Chevron.

A caller advised that he struck a parked vehicle in the AVTEC parking lot on Dec. 28 at 6:19 p.m. The caller was unable to contact the owner but did leave his contact and insurance information.

A verbal warning was issued on Dec. 31 at 6:02 p.m. near Third Avenue and A Street for driving with lights off after dark.

A citation was issued on Dec. 31 at 8:47 p.m. near South Harbor Street and Seward Highway for speeding.

A verbal warning was issued on Jan. 1 at 12:42 a.m. near South Harbor Street and Seward Highway for speed.

A verbal warning was issued on Jan. 1 at 12:43 a.m. near Wells Fargo for speed.

A verbal warning was issued on Jan. 1 at 1:14 a.m. near Fourth Avenue for inoperable tail lights.

Citations were issued on Jan. 3 at 12:11 a.m. for driving without a valid operator’s license, failure to provide proof of insurance, and expired tags. Verbal warnings were also given for no tag lights and broken mirrors at the Harbor Street Plaza.

A verbal warning was issued on Jan. 3 at 4:46 p.m. near the Coffee Cup for passing in a no passing zone.

A caller advised that someone he was providing a ride to stole his vehicle when he entered the Harbor Master bathrooms on Jan. 4 at 1:11 p.m. The vehicle was involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident near Mile 14.5 Seward Highway. The driver was ejected from the vehicle.

A verbal warning was issued on Jan. 6 at 12:08 a.m. for speed near Mile 1 Seward Highway.

A verbal warning was issued on Jan. 6 at 12:24 a.m. for speed near Third Avenue and Madison Street.

A verbal warning was for driving without headlights on after dark near Seward Highway and Dairy Hill Lane on Jan.6 at 1:26 a.m.

A verbal warning was issued on Jan. 6 at 9:33 a.m. near Third Avenue and Washington Street for inoperative headlight.

A verbal warning was issued near Seward Highway for inoperative headlight on Jan. 6 at 10:06 a.m.

A verbal warning was issued near mile 2 of the Seward Highway for inoperative headlight on Jan. 6 at 10:10 a.m.

A verbal warning was issued on Jan 7 at 6:54 a.m. near Sea Lion Avenue and Seward Highway for headlight requirements.

A verbal warning was issued on Jan. 7 at 12:30 p.m. near Seward Highway and Sea Lion Avenue for speed.

A caller reported his vehicle was hit in Ray’s parking lot on Jan. 7 at 11:19 p.m. Damage was done to the trunk of the vehicle.  

Medical Calls

An ambulance was dispatched on Dec. 22 at 1:57 p.m.

An ambulance was requested on Dec. 27 at 8:48 a.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to Third Avenue on Dec. 27 at 5:29 p.m.

An ambulance was requested to South Fork Lane on Dec. 27 at 10:20 p.m. The patient was transported to the hospital by Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

An ambulance was dispatched to Monroe Street on Dec. 28 at 10:47 a.m.

An ambulance was requested near Third Avenue on Dec. 29 at 8:06 a.m. Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported the patient to the hospital.

An ambulance was requested to Washington Street on Dec. 29 at 4:16 p.m. Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported patient to the hospital.

An ambulance was requested to Oak Street on Jan. 1 at 7:56 p.m. 

An ambulance was requested to Stoney Creek Avenue on Jan. 2 at 10:38 a.m.

A caller reported that a male had cut his wrist and was threatening suicide on Jan. 7 at 4:09 p.m. Officers transported the male to the hospital for mental health hold.

Troopers requested Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps dispatched to mile 23 of the Seward Highway for the report of a vehicle rollover on Jan. 7 at 4:42 p.m. There were two people inside the vehicle, but no injuries were reported. The mother and child needed to be checked.

911 Misdial

A 911 misdial was received from Mountain Haven on Dec. 22 at 4:24 a.m.

A 911 open line was received from the Senior Center on Dec. 27 at 12:54 p.m.

A 911 hang-up was received from Adams Street on Dec. 27 at 3:27 p.m.

A 911 misdial was received from Benson Drive on Jan. 1 at 3:24 a.m.

A 911 hang-up came from the tower across the bay on Jan. 4 at 9:27 p.m.

Fire Calls

On Dec. 22 at 4:36 a.m. a fully involved house fire was reported at Camelot Drive. Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Seward Volunteer Fire Department, and Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps were dispatched. 

Earthquake Reports

National Tsunami Warning Center reported a magnitude 4.6 earthquake 40 miles Southwest of Barter Island and 350 miles Northeast of Fairbanks on Dec. 29 at 10:14 p.m. No tsunami warning was issued.

National Tsunami Warning Center reported a magnitude 5.0 earthquake 35 miles Southwest of Palmer and 10 miles Northwest of Anchorage on Dec. 31 at 6:03 p.m. No tsunami warning was issued.

National Tsunami Warning Center reported a magnitude 4.8 earthquake 45 miles Northwest of Kodiak City and 225 miles Southwest of Anchorage on Jan. 1 at 9:49 p.m. No tsunami warning was issued.

National Tsunami Warning Center reported an earthquake with a magnitude 4.1 occurred 80 NW of Kodiak City on Jan. 3 at 9:52 a.m. No tsunami warning was issued.

Miscellaneous

A caller reported that a male verbally assaulted her in the SMIC area on Dec. 21 at 12:21 p.m. A harbor employee was contacted as a witness.

Breeze Inn requested a patrol request for a male and a female that had been told to leave the premises and were still loitering in the area on Dec. 23 at 9:37 p.m. An officer drove through and spoke to the clerk who requested that if contact was made that the individuals be trespassed for 30 days.

An officer was requested on Dec. 24 at 6:23 p.m. to Hemlock Street for the report that someone had broken into their house while they were out of town and had stolen some items. An officer responded and spoke to the home owners.

Keith Gilbert Ambacher was arrested near Birch Street on a Trooper warrant on Dec. 24 at 11:35 p.m. Upon contact officer observed Ambacher using controlled substances. A window was broken in order to gain access. A search of the premises was conducted per the request of the parole officer. K9 unit was used in the search.

An officer was requested to Bear Mountain Apartments on Dec. 25 at 6:49 p.m. for the report that his girlfriend was arguing with him and trying to take his son for the night. An officer responded and spoke to both parties who agreed to stay at the residence and the caller agreed to stay somewhere else for the night.

Michael Dale White was arrested on a felony warrant for failure to appear for prearrangement hearing on Dec. 25 at 8:17 p.m. White was remanded to Seward Community Jail.

Troopers requested an agency assist at Meridian Avenue to investigate a report of possible burglary on Dec. 25 at 10:36 p.m.

An officer was requested to Brownell Street on Dec. 25 at 11:22 p.m. for the report that her husband was refusing to leave the residence and was attempting to coerce minor children to go with him. Officers responded and spoke with both parties again. No probable cause found. Officers mediated the couple. An officer then transported the male to a friend’s house.

A caller advised of a possible attempt of identity theft on Dec. 26 at 11:27 a.m.

A caller advised that she had an altercation with two of her neighbors and requested an officer on Dec. 26 at 5:33 p.m. An officer contacted all involved parties. The officer determined that only mutual combat occurred.

Officers assisted a trooper with a possible burglary in progress near Lowell Point Road on Dec. 29 at 12:55 a.m. No one was found to be breaking in.

A caller reported that he had accidently broken a window on the door of the First National Bank building on Dec. 29 at 12:39 p.m. An officer spoke to the store manager and they stated that they would handle it civilly.

Woody’s Staff requested an officer to the restaurant for the report of a woman that was refusing to leave and pay her bill on Dec. 29 at 5:39 p.m. An officer issued a trespass advisement to Stephanie Bruce from the property indefinitely.

On Dec. 30 at 3:02 p.m. a caller reported that his girlfriend was at his apartment and she was yelling at him and making a mess of the house. An officer spoke to the caller who stated that she was not hurting anyone and believed her to be off of her medication. The caller requested Seaview call his phone number to speak to his girlfriend. Seaview was notified.

The Alehouse reported that a male passed out at the bar on Dec. 31 at 8:58 p.m. While on 911, the patient came to and bartender canceled the response. An officer checked on the subject and determined that he was okay to take care of himself and told the subject no more alcohol for the evening.  

The Alehouse reported a fight in progress on Dec. 31 at 11:36 p.m. Officers responded and made contact with two males. Both were given disorderly conduct warnings. One male and his wife left in a taxi.

Officers arrested Stephanie Bruce for felony assault Domestic Violence, after a male called 911 on Jan. 1 at 7:06 a.m. Bruce was remanded to Seward Community Jail.

On Jan. 3 at 8:24 a.m. a caller reported that his mother is harassing him and trying to kick him out of the house. An officer contacted both parties who agreed to calm down.

On Jan. 4 at 9:53 a.m. a caller reported that the gas tank on one of the SeaLife Center vehicles had been drilled into and fuel had been stolen. An officer contacted the SeaLife Center.

Safeway requested an officer to assist with a very intoxicated female refusing to leave the area on Jan. 4 at 7:11 p.m. An officer transported the female to her residence.

An employee at the Alehouse bar requested an officer to trespass someone for not leaving the premise on Jan. 5 at 12:44 a.m. Eunique Reese was trespassed indefinitely from the Alehouse.

On Jan. 5 at 2:10 a.m. a caller reported a bike belonging to her son was stolen from Second Avenue within the past two hours. An officer patrolled the area.

Multiple units at the Storage Option had been broken into on Jan. 5 at 12:03 p.m. An officer contacted the caller at the scene, as well as an owner of one of the units.

A caller reported she saw two young individuals trying to break into her car from her apartment window at Bayview Apartments on Jan. 6 at 1:04 a.m. Officers found no one in the area and nearby. An officer interviewed the caller.

A caller reported that someone had cut the lock off the propane bottle cage at Ace Hardware and stolen the top shelf of propane bottles on Jan. 6 at 4:38 p.m. An officer arrived on scene and spoke to the caller who stated that five gallons of blue rhino propane tank were missing from the cage in front and the lock was also missing.

On Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. a caller requested a welfare check on her son after he sent suicidal texts to her. An officer responded and spoke to the roommates who stated everything was fine and they had just talked to him in the kitchen.

On Jan. 7 at 11:26 p.m. a caller reported her daughter was late coming to help her after getting off work from Seward Mountain Haven. A call to Mountain Haven found the daughter had the night off. A message could not be left on her cell phone.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between December 21 and January 7, the Seward Police Department recorded 566 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.