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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 of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Adams Street on July 24 at 11:50 a.m. An officer responded to take a report and issued insurance requirement certificates to both drivers for completion.

A caller advised that a customer had driven into a flower planter at the Post Office on July 24 at 3 p.m. An officer responded and issued a certificate of insurance requirement to the driver and information was given to the post master.

On July 24 at 11:02 p.m. an officer responded to a report of a possible intoxicated driver taking their boat out of the water at the North Boat Launch. Officer contacted the driver and determined they were not intoxicated.

A verbal warning was given on July 26 at 5:12 a.m. for speed at Seward Highway and Phoenix Road.

A caller reported seeing a White truck with a camper hit a red truck in the Safeway handicapped parking and then leave the scene on July 27 at 12:13 p.m.  The officer was unable to locate the damaged truck in the parking lot.

An officer made an investigative stop on a vehicle in the Harbor on July 27 at 12:39 p.m. 

Verbal warnings were issued on July 27 at 12:56 p.m. at Seward and Sea Lion Drive for headlight requirement and tail light requirement.

A caller advised that there was a newer white Toyota speeding and passing unsafely on July 28 at 2:34 p.m. An officer made contact with the vehicle driver at Essential One. The driver admitted an attempt to pass a vehicle and he was speeding. The officer gave the individual a verbal warning for speed and proper lane usage.

A verbal warning was given to a driver on July 28 at 2:51 p.m. near Aspen Lane and Seward Highway for speeding.

A caller advised that they was being verbally accosted by a motorist and that the motorist threw a piece of 2x4 at him near the Essential One car wash on July 28 at 3:17 p.m. An officer responded and spoke with the caller. The driver had left the scene prior to officer’s arrival. Officer searched for the vehicle, as described by the individual and was unable to make contact with the driver. No further action was taken.

Medical Calls

An ambulance and the fire department were dispatched to Glacier View Apartments on July 23 at 10:23 a.m. for an individual that had fallen and could not get up.

An ambulance and the fire department were dispatched to a Life Alert notification for an individual who suffered a near fall at residence near Phoenix Road and was requesting medical assistance.

An ambulance was dispatched to Port Avenue and Northwestern Circle on July 27 at 3:58 a.m.

911 Misdial

A 911 open line call was received from the area near Third Avenue and North Harbor Street on July 23 at 3:25 p.m. No sounds of distress were heard. Call back rang to an automated disconnect stating the number was no longer in service. An officer was advised.

A 911 call came from the SMIC area on July 24 at 4:15 a.m. The caller said she was okay but refused to give her name. No sounds of distress were heard.

A 911 misdial was received near Third Avenue and Adams Street on July 24 at 5:34 p.m. Call back was answered by an individual who would only confirm that the call was a misdial and refused to verify call location. An officer advised.

A 911 misdial was received from 4th Avenue and Washington Street on July 24 at 8:15 p.m. No sounds of distress were heard.

A 911 misdial was received from Kenai Fjords Tours on July 25 at 6:15 p.m. Callback was answered by a male who was attempting to dial out and confirmed that everything was fine. An officer was advised.

A 911 misdial was received from somewhere in Resurrection Bay on July 26 at 4 p.m. No sounds of distress were heard. A voice mail message was left on call back.

A 911 misdial was received from the Forest Acres neighborhood on July 28 at 1:01 p.m. Callback was answered by a female who apologized for the misdial and confirmed that everything was fine. Officer advised.

Fire Reports

A fire alarm was received from the SeaLife Center on July 24 at 12:05 a.m. Fire and police were dispatched. Central Station Monitoring called back and cancelled response with authorization from supervisory staff. At 12:12 a.m. the CEO of the SeaLife Center requested the fire department walk through the building since the alarm was showing an event in the building. The fire department was able to partially reset the system. A couple of smoke detectors were deactivated due to failure.

Fire departments were dispatched to the east side of the fuel dock on July 27 at 9:29 a.m. for a vessel fire on the vessel MTCLAM. Bear Creek Fire was cancelled by D80 after determining Harbor One relayed the fire was out.

Miscellaneous

On July 23 at 12:48 a.m. officers responded to a burglar alarm on Hemlock Street. The individuals at the home had tried two phone numbers but neither had the code to reset the alarm. The owner of the home was contacted and stated she would call and give the code to reset the alarm and response could be discontinued.

A caller requested a welfare check on an individual on Second Avenue on July 23 at 2:28 a.m. An officer contacted the individual and determined he was not a harm to himself or others.

Guardian Security reported a burglar alarm on Fourth Avenue on July 23 at 2:48 a.m. Guardian called back and cancelled after contacting the responsible individual for the business.

On July 23 at 8:03 a.m. a caller reported that there was an individual sleeping in the alley behind Safeway. Officer responded and advised the individual to move along. No further action was taken.

A caller advised that two holes had been found in the front driver’s side tire of their pickup truck on July 23 at 8:10 a.m. The had been parked near Van Buren Street and Fourth Avenue. Officer responded to take report and estimated the damage to be $200.

A caller advised on July 23 at 8:56 a.m. that there were individuals that appeared to be camping in the bathroom near the Mariner’s Memorial. Officer responded and advised the individual to move along. No further action was taken.

A found walking cane that had been turned in was returned to the owner on July 23 at 10:20 a.m.

On July 12 at 10:20 a.m. medication was turned in for destruction.

An individual reported on July 23 at 3:08 p.m. that a bicycle had been taken from their home on Olympia Road sometime during the night of Saturday, July 20 or Sunday, July 21.

An officer responded to a reported noise complaint on Brownell Street on July 23 at 10:18 p.m. The officer didn’t hear any loud noise upon arrival.

An individual turned in a cell phone on July 24 at 11:55 a.m. that was found along the highway. Lost iPhone app was activated, and information listed notified.

On July 24 at 12:17 p.m. lights were reported to have been stolen from city equipment.

An individual turned in glasses on July 24 at 2:25 p.m. that were found near Madison Street and Fifth Avenue.

On July 24 at 2:28 p.m. a caller expressed concern that his brother might be in distress and requested an officer attempt to locate him. An officer responded to the library where the individual was thought to be, but was unable to find anyone in the area matching the description.

A caller advised on July 24 at 4:47 p.m. that a possible sexual assault had taken place in the area of Fourth Avenue and Adams Street the evening of Tuesday, July 23. An officer responded to take a report.

A wallet was turned in to lost and found on July 25 at 5:40 p.m.

On July 25 at 11:47 p.m. an officer responded to a report of an unidentified male trying to break into the Marina Motel laundry room window. Suspect was gone by the time the officer arrived.

Officers performed a civil standby on July 26 at 4:12 p.m. for TOPE Transportation during repossession of equipment at Raibow Fiberglass at SMIC.

Two callers were unsure if they were seeing sparks coming from a light pole at Fifth Avenue between Washington Street and Adams Street on July 27 at 1:03 a.m. An officer patrolled the area and found no sparks at any of the light poles.

On July 27 at 8:58 a.m. an individual came to the police department requesting assistance in locating a roommate that had not returned to her lodgings. Additional information was requested from the individual, but they never returned with the additional information.

Parks and Rec turned in items to lost and found on July 27 at 2:05 p.m.

On July 27 at 4:26 p.m. Anchorage Police requested an agency assist to serve two protective orders on one individual.

Officers responded to a noise complaint at the Tent Area Campground on July 27 at 11:23 p.m. The group agreed to keep it down.

A disturbance was reported on Fifth Avenue on July 28 at 12:54 a.m. Officers determined it was a verbal altercation. No action was taken.

A 911 came from the downtown area on July 28 at 1:53 a.m. from a male who stated he was leaving the bars and was lost. He disconnected and on call back a voicemail was left. Officer patrolled the area but found no males who were lost.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between July 23 and 28, the Seward Police Department recorded 75 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.