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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 his vehicle was hit in the parking lot of the Harbor 360 Hotel on March 28 at 10:15 a.m.

Alexander Pahno was issued a citation on March 28 at 8:58 p.m. for driving with expired registration. A verbal warning was also issued for driving with headlights off after dark near the Breeze Inn.

A verbal warning was issued on March 29 at 7:03 a.m. for speed and driving without taillights near Third Avenue and Dairy Hill Lane.

Evan Charlie was issued a citation on March 29 at 4:58 p.m. near Hemlock Street and Seward Highway for failure to provide proof of insurance. A verbal warning was also given for following too close.

A verbal warning was issued on March 31 at 12:47 a.m. for speed near Mile 1 Seward Highway.

A verbal warning was issued on March 31 at 2:19 p.m. for not having registration stickers displayed.

A verbal warning was issued on April 1 at 9:23 a.m. near Port Avenue and Seward Highway for having an unsecured load in the bed of a pickup truck.

A verbal warning was issued on April 3 at 3:07 p.m. near Seward Highway and Sea Lion Avenue for failure to stop at stop sign.

Medical Calls

An ambulance was dispatched to First Avenue on April 4 at 10:59 p.m. The patient was transported to the hospital by Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

911 Misdial

A 911 open line was received from along the Seward Highway on March 28 at 5:54 p.m.

A 911 abandoned call was received on March 29 at 4:42 p.m.

A 911 open line was received on March 31 at 9:58 a.m. from near Olympia Road and Unimak Circle.

A 911 abandoned call was received from Delphin Street on April 2 at 8:11 a.m.

A 911 misdial was received from Safeway on April 4 at 11:36 a.m.

Earthquake Reports

National Tsunami Warning Center reported a magnitude 6.5 earthquake 55 miles Northwest of Amchitka and 225 miles West of Adak on April 2 at 1:36 p.m. No tsunami warning was issued.


On March 28 at 10:24 a.m. a welfare check was requested on a citizen after having a strange conversation with him. An officer was unable to contact anyone.

A caller advised of an intoxicated person sleeping on the bench near the SeaLife Center on March 28 at 3:49 p.m. An officer transported the person to their bunkhouse.

An officer interviewed a caller who reported 30 gallons of fuel was stolen from his airplane at the airport on March 28 at 7:59 p.m.

An anonymous caller reported there was loud music coming from Fourth Avenue on March 29 at 2:20 a.m. An officer contacted the tenant and he advised he would turn the music down.

A caller requested a welfare check on two children on the roof of a house near Northstar Circle on March 29 at 1 p.m. The officer observed two children with parents, no danger was apparent.

A caller claimed he was assaulted by his employer on March 29 at 2 p.m. The employer claims he was removing the caller from his property after firing him.

An officer responded to the Yukon Bar for a patron refusing to leave the area on March 29 at 2:54 p.m. The officer spoke with Kevin Vankleeck who agreed to leave the area. Yukon Bar staff requested that Vankleeck be trespassed from that bar for two weeks.

On March 29 at 4:39 p.m. a caller advised that Patrick Williams was trespassing on Bayside Apartments property. An officer spoke with Williams near Third Avenue and Madison Street who denied being on the property.

A caller contacted an officer to report that fuel was stolen from his vehicle near the Breeze Inn on March 29 at 5:51 p.m.

An officer was requested to Bayview Apartments on March 29 at 6:24 p.m. for the report of a theft of bicycle parts.

A disturbance was reported to be coming from the playground near Ballaine Boulevard on March 30 at 10:37 p.m. Officers spoke to an involved person and they advised they would head home.

The Seward Marketplace requested an officer on April 1 at 12:37 p.m. for the report of a man who had been shoplifting. The officer trespassed Patrick Williams, Jr from The Seward Marketplace indefinitely.

Officers assisted Troopers with a warrant arrest on April 1 at 1:25 p.m. Ethan Koch was remanded to Seward Community Jail.

An officer was requested on April 2 at 8:48 a.m. regarding unwelcome individuals on the caller’s property. The officer issued trespass locate to Shawn Corn trespassing him from all Raibow Properties indefinitely.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between March 28 and April 4, the Seward Police Department recorded 128 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.