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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 citation was issued to Jose Valenzuela at Fourth Avenue and Port Avenue for speed on May 4 at 3:18 a.m. Verbal warnings were given for expired registration and failure to carry proof of insurance.

An officer performed an investigative stop at Fourth and A streets near Woody's on May 5 at 1:36 a.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for negligent driving at Third Avenue near Wells Fargo on May 6 at 4:52 p.m.

An officer was flagged down on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. for a driving complaint on a vehicle that was driving erratic on the Seward Highway. The driver was found at Seward Market Place and advised their dog jumped into their lap.

A verbal warning given to a driver near First Avenue and Jefferson Street for speed on May 7 at 2:16 a.m.

An officer investigated a car on Lee Road on May 7 at 2:35 a.m. with the hazard lights on. Nothing suspicious was found.

A caller reported a parked vehicle in a no parking on May 7 at 4:48 p.m. at the base of the Mt. Marathon Jeep Trail. An officer contacted the driver just as they were coming off the trail and they agreed to move the vehicle.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for speed at Third Avenue and Adams Street on May 7 at 8:04 p.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver at Seward Highway and South Harbor Street for taillight requirement after dark on May 9 at 1:29 a.m.

A citation was issued to Evan Sharp at Washington Street and Seward Highway for speed on May 9 at 2:15 a.m. Verbal warnings for both a failure to present valid registration and expired tags were given.

A caller advised that a white BMW was speeding and passing unsafely, southbound, near Seward Highway and Coolidge Street on May 9 at 3:45 p.m. An officer responded and was unable to find any vehicle meeting the description given.

Troopers advised on May 9 at 8:35 p.m. of a vehicle southbound on the Seward Highway from Mile 36. An officer stopped a vehicle matching the description and gave a verbal warning to a driver for speed and reckless driving at Seward Highway and Sea Lion Avenue.

An officer made an investigative stop at the railroad turn station on May 10 at 9:24 p.m.

Two separate driving complaints were received on May 10 at 9:50 p.m. regarding a white Jeep Commander. Officers located the vehicle at Chevron, but didn't observe any bad driving.

Medical Calls

An ambulance was dispatched for patient transport to the hospital on May 5 at 7:05 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to Phoenix Road on May 6 at 2:49 a.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to the parking lot of the Food Bank on May 7 at 2:30 p.m.

An ambulance was staged on May 8 at 9:44 p.m. at the request of troopers for a response out to Salmon Creek Road.

Fire Reports

Fire Reports

A caller advised on May 5 at 12:38 p.m. of smoke coming across the bay. A small fire was extinguished.

The fire department was dispatched on May 5 at 2:30 p.m. to reset an alarm panel after a false alarm.

A fire alarm was reported on Sixth Avenue on May 5 at 11:59 p.m. Fire department personnel advised that the alarm was a malfunction and the alarm company would be called to service the alarm.

The fire department was dispatched to a fully engulfed garage fire on Woodrow Street on May 6 at 5:35 a.m.

The Bear Creek Fire acting fire chief responded to a call regarding a burn ban violation at Bear Creek R/V Park on May 20 at 9:09 p.m.

911 Misdials

A 911 misdial was received from near Safeway on May 5 at 4:34 p.m. Caller advised all was okay.

A 911 misdial was received on May 5 at 10:06 p.m. from somewhere in the small boat harbor. No sounds of distress were heard.

A 911 misdial was received from near Caines Street on May 6 at 11:04 a.m. The caller advised of a misdial and all was okay.

A 911 misdial came from Dora Way on May 6 at 6:35 p.m. with no sounds of distress. An officer was advised.

A 911 test call was received on May 7 at 2:18 p.m. from the elevator at the High School. Performed by Kenai Peninsula Borough maintenance. An officer advised.

A 911 misdial was received from the Senior Center elevator on May 8 at 9:27 a.m. An officer was advised.

A 911 misdial was received near Dieckgraeff Road and Dimond Boulevard on May 8 at 1:50 p.m. The caller advised all was okay.

Lost and Found

An individual turned in a phone battery bank on May 6 at 4:34 p.m. that was found on a trail near Mile 12 of the Seward Highway.

On May 7 at 3:49 p.m. a jacket found at the Council Chambers was turned into lost and found.


A call advised on May 4 at 8:48 a.m. that locks were cut on some of the storage units on Alameda Street. An officer spoke with the caller.

A caller advised on May 4 at 10:51 a.m. that his boat had been broken into in the Raibow Fiberglass yard. On officer contacted the caller at the scene.

A caller advised on May 5 at 4:48 p.m. that drugs were found at the Safeway store. Officer contacted the caller and retrieved the drugs for destruction.

A caller reported on May 5 at 5:02 p.m. that her runaway daughter from Anchorage may have been in Seward on May 4. An officer spoke with the caller.

Providence Seward Medical Center requested on May 5 at 6:05 p.m. that an officer check if a patient's apartment was locked or to get the apartment manager to open the door. Officer found the door unlocked.

A caller advised of illegal camping on Caines Street on May 5 at 6:25 p.m. An Officer found the vehicles unoccupied and left illegal camping warnings on both.

A 911 call came in on May 5 at 11:51 p.m. reporting a disturbance on the vessel Evermore at the SMIC yard. Officers made contact with three individuals.

A caller advised on May 6 at 2:27 p.m. that items and tools were stolen from his boat that was parked at Raibow Fiberglass.

A caller reported on May 7 at 8:27 a.m. of someone illegally camping near the high school. An officer advised the camper was on private property with permission from the property owner.

A caller reported on May 7 at 8:46 a.m. of having received a concerning e-mail regarding a person in possible imminent risk outside city limits. Troopers were notified.

A caller advised of a dog found in their yard near Madison Street and Fifth Avenue on May 10 at 8:57 a.m. The individual called the numbers listed on the dog's collar but received no answer. Requested an officer place the dog in safekeeping until the owner could collect the animal. The caller called back to advise that the owner returned their call and was on the way to collect their dog.

An anonymous caller reported on May 10 at 9:57 a.m. that they found a dog running on Nash Road near SCCC. The caller was unable to contact animal control and dropped the animal off at the police department. An officer transported the animal to the shelter.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between May 4 and May 10, the Seward Police Department recorded 212 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.