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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 issued on March 21 at 7:38 p.m. near Third Avenue and D Street for speed.

Dawn Maness was issued a citation on March 22 at 7:05 p.m. near Hemlock Street and Seward Highway for speed.

Joseph Chandler Jr. was issued a citation on March 23 at 1:49 a.m. for driving with expired registration near Third Avenue and Van Buren Street.

Teresa Coleman was issued a citation on March 23 at 6:55 a.m. for speed near Mountain Haven.

A verbal warning was issued on March 24 at 5:27 a.m. near Seward Highway for speed.

Michael Bell was issued a citation on March 24 at 2:57 p.m. near Seward Highway for failure to provide proof of insurance. Verbal warnings were also given for failure to display front license plate and a headlight violation.

A verbal warning was issued on March 24 at 3:36 p.m. for having an expired license plate.

Tristan Boor was issued a citation on March 25 at 1:28 a.m. near Seward Highway and South Harbor Street for expired registration. A verbal warning was also given for failure to stop at a stop sign.

Natasha Jacobson was issued a citation on March 25 at 2:41 p.m. near Seward Highway for not having her driver’s license on her while operating a motor vehicle. A verbal warning was also issued for expired registration.

A verbal warning was issued on March 26 at 11:40 a.m. near Coolidge Drive and Seward Highway for having not having a front license plate.

A verbal warning was issued on March 26 at 11:46 a.m. near Resurrection Boulevard and Third Avenue for not having a front license plate.

A verbal warning was issued on March 26 at 11:51 a.m. near Resurrection Boulevard and Third Avenue for not having a front license plate.

A verbal warning was issued on March 26 at 12:01 p.m. near South Harbor Street and Third Avenue for having unrestrained passengers in the bed of the pickup truck.

A verbal warning was issued on March 26 at 12:08 p.m. near South Harbor Street and Third Avenue for having not having a front license plate.

Mathew Dotomain was issued a citation on March 26 at 3:11 p.m. near Fourth Avenue and Madison Street for failure to produce proof of insurance. A verbal warning was also given for not having a front license plate.

James Deater was issued citations on March 27 at 11:11 a.m. near Dieckgraeff Road and Maple Street for operating a vehicle with suspended license and failure to carry proof of insurance. Verbal warnings were also given for illegal U-turn and operating a vehicle with expired registration.

A verbal warning was issued on March 27 at 11:42 p.m. for failure to dim bright headlights near Essential 1.

Medical Calls

An ambulance was dispatched to Spring Creek Correctional Center on March 22 at 6:34 p.m.

An ambulance to Peaks View Court on March 23 at 2 p.m. Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported the patient to Providence Seward Medical Center.

Troopers requested an ambulance on March 25 at 11:20 a.m. for a vehicle rollover to milepost 8.5-9 Seward Highway to assess the driver. Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps was dispatched. Driver was assessed on scene and refused further treatment.

An ambulance was requested to Lowell Canyon Road on March 26 at 11:29 a.m.

Troopers requested medics to Raven Quest Avenue on March 26 at 3:06 p.m. for a report of a deceased person. Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps were dispatched.

911 Misdial

A 911 misdial was received from First Avenue on March 21 at 7:38 a.m. No sounds of distress were heard, and an officer was advised.

A 911 misdial was received from the Hotel 360 on March 21 at 10:44 p.m.

A 911 misdial was received from Port Avenue on March 23 at 7:26 a.m.

A 911 misdial was received from Third Avenue on March 24 at 3 p.m.

Earthquake Reports

National Tsunami Warning Center reported a magnitude 4.1 earthquake 15 miles North of Anchorage on March 23 at 7:15 a.m. No tsunami warning was issued.

Miscellaneous

An officer was requested to the high school on March 21 at 9:52 a.m. for drugs and drug paraphernalia found in the possession of a student. An officer spoke with the juvenile.

An officer was requested to Third Avenue on March 21 at 12:02 p.m. for an unknown male sitting on her porch, making her uncomfortable. An officer was advised.

A welfare check was requested on March 21 at 11 p.m. for a citizen who didn’t show up to work and wasn’t able to be contacted. Officers contacted the person at his residence and determined everything was okay.

Safeway requested an officer to assist with removing Bradley Snowden from the store on March 22 at 12:18 a.m. An officer was unable to locate Snowden in the store or surrounding area. The officer requested a case for criminal trespass. Bradley Snowden was located near Fourth Avenue at 3 a.m. and was issued a citation.

Safeway requested an officer on March 23 at 10:57 a.m. regarding having an individual trespassed for shoplifting. The officer spoke with the caller and advised Travis McRae of his criminal trespass from Safeway for one year.

On March 24 at 7:32 a.m. a caller reported a woman being assaulted near Fourth Avenue. Officers spoke with caller prior to contacting subject. Officers spoke with Frank Bryon Greist Jr. and determined he was on probation/parole with conditions. Greist was arrested for violating parole and was remanded to Seward Community Jail.

A caller reported a possible burglary at Terry’s Tires on March 25 at 12:12 a.m. Officers contacted the owner of the vehicle and determined she was going through the used tire pile.

Safeway advised that a male was trespassing and stealing drinks from the store on March 27 at 8:29 a.m. An officer was unable to locate the suspect, but he was positively identified and will be contacted.

A caller reported that Patrick Williams was loitering in the common area of Bayside Apartments on March 27 at 4:11p.m. An officer contacted Williams near the Breeze Inn and advised him to remain off Bayside property because of his trespass from the area.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between March 21 and March 27, the Seward Police Department recorded 179 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.