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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

Michael Parmenter was arrested for DUI and failure to stop at Third Avenue and Madison Street on March 15 at 6:47 p.m. Parmenter's vehicle was towed and he was remanded to SCJ.

An officer took a report of an MVA damage only at 233 Fourth Avenue on March 15 at 8:34 p.m. A copy of the report was given to the driver and the owner of the building.

Parking citations were placed on six vehicles in the downtown area on March 16 between 2:45 and 3:39 a.m. for parking where prohibited for snow removal.

Parking warnings were placed on three vehicles in the downtown area on March 17 between 5:13 and 5:20 a.m. for parking where prohibited.

An officer initiated an investigative stop on vehicles stuck in a snow berm on March 17 at 2:17 p.m. Kayla Sass was issued a citation at Seward Highway and Coolidge Street for failure to register her vehicle.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign at Third Avenue and Jefferson Street on March 17 at 11:31 p.m.

A caller reported a minor motor vehicle accident on Fourth Avenue on March 18 at 11:23 a.m. An officer assisted the individual.

A verbal warning was issued to a driver on Third Avenue and South Harbor Street for speed on March 19 at 4:56 a.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver at Third Avenue and Washington Street for inoperable taillight on March 19 at 7:54 a.m.

A citation was issued to Joseph Harper for expired registration and a verbal warning was given for speed at Third Avenue and B Street on March 19 at 5:45 p.m.

A verbal warning was issued to a driver on Seward Highway and Dieckgraff Street for speed on March 19 at 10:44 p.m.

A citation was issued to Marvin Forney on Fourth Avenue and South Harbor Drive for expired registration on March 19 at 11 p.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for white light to the rear at Seward Highway and South Harbor Street in March 20 at 12:01 a.m.

An officer stopped Ayla Bunch for nearly hitting a police car while stopped on March 20 at 12:03 a.m. Seward Highway and Port Avenue. Bunch was arrested for DUI.

A verbal warning was issued to a driver on Seward Highway at South Harbor Street for speed on March 20 at 1:22 a.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver at Third Avenue and Monroe Street for speed on March 20 at 11:17 a.m.

A citation was issued to Bobby Hollis for failure to carry proof of insurance on March 20 at 2:25 p.m. A verbal warning was issued for speed.

A verbal warning was given to a driver at Third Avenue and A Street for speed on March 20 at 7:13 p.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for speed at North Harbor Street and Seward Highway on March 20 at 7:37 p.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for inoperable head light at Seward Highway and Phoenix Road on March 20 at 8:37 p.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for an inoperative taillight at Seward Highway near the Marina Motel on March 20 at 8:43 p.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for speed and head light out at Third Avenue and A Street on March 20 at 9:47 p.m.

A citation was issued to Jose Duran at Third Avenue and B Street for speed on March 21 at 2:22 a.m.

A caller reported a vehicle speeding and driving recklessly near Mile 2 of the Seward Highway on March 21 at 12:54 p.m. The vehicle was parked and occupants had left when officer found it in the harbor area.

A citation was issued to Carley Wallace at Third Avenue and Monroe Street for speed on March 21 at 1:38 p.m. A verbal warning was issued for failure to carry driver's license.

Medical Calls

An ambulance and fire department personnel were dispatched to a local business on the Seward Highway on March 17 at 12:38 p.m. The patient was transported to the hospital.

An ambulance and fire department personnel were dispatched to Fourth Avenue on March 17 at 12:48 p.m. The patient was transported to the Hospital.

An ambulance was dispatched to Dimond Boulevard for an elderly individual who had fallen on March 18 at 2:42 a.m.

An ambulance and fire personnel were dispatched to Salmon Creek Road for a panic attack on March 19 at 6:42 a.m.

An ambulance and fire personnel were dispatched to Beach Drive on March 20 at 7:02 a.m.  Patient refused transport.

An ambulance was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at Mile 19 of the Seward Highway on March 21 at 6:39 p.m. Patients refused transport.

Fire Reports

The on call fire officer was dispatched to reset a general fire alarm on March 18 at 6:41 a.m.

A caller reported some sort of alarm coming from Salmon Creek Trailer Park on March 20 at 9:12 p.m. and was unsure of what was going on. Fire and medical personnel were dispatched and cleared the scene and turned it over to troopers.

911 Misdials

A 911 misdial was received on March 17 at 10:44 a.m. Dispatch confirmed there was no emergency or need for response.

A 911 misdial was received from the Safeway elevator on March 20 at 2:01 p.m.

A 911 misdial was received on March 20 at 2:52 p.m.  No sounds of distress were heard.

Lost and Found

An individual turned in a wallet found outside of a local business on March 18 at 10:54 a.m. The rightful owner was located, and they retrieved their wallet.

An Essential 1 employee turned in a found purse to the lost and found on March 20 at 9:26 p.m.

Miscellaneous

Disorderly conduct warnings were given to Jillian Landau and Zachary Eastlick on Fourth Avenue on March 15 at 1:26 a.m.

A caller reported a domestic disturbance on March 15 at 7:54 a.m. Officers responded, no arrest was made. Both parties were provided with contact information for a separate law enforcement agency.

A caller requested a welfare check on an individual on March 15 at 9:09 a.m. and requesting information be passed on as well. Officers contacted the individual at their home, all was well and the information was passed along.

A caller reported a verbal disturbance at their apartment complex on March 15 at 10:13 a.m. and stated two tenants were fighting with each other. Officers contacted parties involved and determined all was well and that they had simply been communicating loudly.

A caller reported a downed powerline on the Seward Highway on March 16 at 8:27 a.m. The Electric Department responded and successfully restored power.

A caller reported a juvenile runaway on March 16 at 11:22 a.m. An officer responded and spoke with the caller who had located the juvenile and returned them to school.

A caller requested a welfare check on an individual on March 17 at 11:28 a.m. saying that the individual made statements to a crisis line about attempting to overdose. Officer responded to the location the individual was reported to be at but was unable to locate the individual or find any sign of them being in the area. The officer advised other entities to keep an eye out for the individual in the area.

A caller reported on March 18 at 8:33 a.m. of having recent issues with possible identity theft. The individual spoke with an officer.

An individual requested to speak with an officer on March 18 at 11:11 a.m. about being a victim of a possible scam. An officer spoke with the individual.

A caller reported a suspicious individual was yelling and pacing on Fifth Avenue and Washington Street on March 18 at 5:40 p.m. An officer tried to locate the individual, but they were gone on arrival.

A caller reported there was an individual outside their residence banging on their door and yelling on March 18 at 6:07 p.m. They later ran off. An officer was able to locate the individual later and transported them to their residence out of town and advised them to not go to any bars for the night until they sober up.

A caller reported on 911 their wife had sustained a fall and was conscious and breathing on March 18 at 6:36 p.m. They denied ambulance services and stated they just wanted the hospital number to decide if they were going to take themselves to the hospital.

An individual called to report Lowell Point road was blocked by an avalanche on March 18 at 8:13 p.m. The street department on call was notified and took care of the road.

The on-call harbormaster was called out to E Float for a boat which possibly had missing stern lines on March 18 at 9:42 p.m.

A caller reported on March 19  at 4:24 a.m. about being upset about an event with his wife. He was requesting a ride and said that a friend of his threatened him with jail time. Officer responded to location and spoke with the caller. The officer offered him Seaview options due to his distraught 2021-00571 state, which were declined. The individual received a ride home from the gas station attendant who was leaving shortly.

Emory Evern was trespassed from The Tides Inn on March 19 at 10:56 a.m.

A suspicious vehicle was reported in the area of Second Avenue and Van Buren Street on March 19 at 2:26 p.m. An officer responded and determined no criminal activity was occurring.

A power outage was reported in the Old Exit Glacier road area on March 20 at 2:42 p.m. The electrical department was notified.

A caller reported a noise complaint at Second Avenue and Madison Street on March 20 at 9:22 p.m. The individual called back later to advise they talked to the people and they agreed to keep it down.

An officer spoke with individuals on March 21 at 11:06 p.m. regarding a noise complaint on Swetmann Avenue. The individuals agreed to quiet down for the night.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between March 15 and March 21, the Seward Police Department recorded 204 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.