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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 verbal warning was issued on Dec. 1 at 9:44 a.m. at the Seward Highway and the Chamber of Commerce office for a headlight requirement.

A verbal warning was given on Dec. 4 at 8:59 p.m. for failure to come to a stop when entering a roadway and failure to provide proof of insurance at Seward Highway and Bear Drive.

Officers responded to a single occupant vehicle rollover at Bette Cato Avenue and Nash Road on Dec. 6 at 6:36 a.m. The caller advised they were okay and did not need medical transport.

A verbal warning was given to a driver near the Airport on Seward Highway on Dec. 6 at 8:26 a.m. for driving with no headlights during dark hours.

On Dec. 6 at 7:04 p.m. troopers conducted a traffic stop on a black 1995 Chevy Blazer on Old Nash Road. The driver, Cole Harren, age 43 of Seward was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license revoked and a citation for no proof of insurance.

A vehicle was reported to have gone off the road into the ditch near Essential 1 on Dec. 6 at 8:49 p.m. The caller advised the driver was okay and did not want an ambulance. An officer assisted the driver until a tow truck arrived.

A vehicle was reported to have run a stop sign near Third Avenue and Adams Street on Dec. 6 at 10:15 p.m. An officer patrolled the area and was unable to find the vehicle matching the description.

A verbal warning was given on Dec. 7 at 2:49 a.m. for an inoperable headlight at Seward Highway and Coolidge Drive.

Verbal warnings were given on Dec. 7 at 6:30 a.m. for failure to come to a complete stop when entering the roadway and for a broken taillight at Seward Highway and Resurrection Boulevard.

Black ice conditions on Nash Road were reported to public works on Dec. 8 at 8:25 a.m.

Troopers arrested Jacob Towsley and remanded him to Seward City Jail for driving while license revoked on Dec. 8 at 2:23 p.m.

A vehicle was reported off the road on Nash Road, swamp side on Dec. 9 at 5:18 p.m. Fire and EMS was dispatched. Driver refused medical assessment.

A caller reported three individuals looking suspicious around his and other tenants’ stuff in the laundry room on Dec. 9 at 6:25 p.m. No location was listed in the logs.

Written warnings were left on five vehicles parked in 200 block of Fifth Avenue on Dec. 10 at 4:12 a.m. for illegal parking.

A written warning was left on a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Third Avenue on Dec. 10 at 4:20 a.m. for illegal parking.

Medical Calls

An ambulance was dispatched to Bayview apartments on Dec. 2 at 9:40 a.m. for a patient with difficulty breathing.

An ambulance was dispatched to the harbor on Dec. 6 at 12:20 a.m. for an incoming USCG vessel with a patient needing transport.

An ambulance was dispatched on Dec. 9 at 10:35 p.m. for a female having a seizure.

Fire Reports

A CO alarm was reported going off on Troll Drive on Dec. 1 at 5:09 a.m. Fire departments were dispatched

911 Misdials

A 911 misdial was received on Dec. 2 at 12:08 p.m.

Earthquake Reports/Tsunami Warnings

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported 50 miles West of Homer on Dec. 1 at 3:28 a.m. No tsunami was expected.

Lost and Found

A wallet was reported lost/missing on Dec. 8 at 1:35 p.m.


On Nov. 29 at 8:46 a.m. a caller advised that winter wrap on vessel Florette-C, moored at E Dock appeared to have been tampered with. An officer responded and found that the damage to the wrap appeared to be wind related and was covered under warranty. No further action was taken.

Officers assisted troopers on Nov. 29 at 9:08 a.m. on the arrested Cole Harren for a warrant, on driving while license revoked and probation violation, and remanded him to Seward City Jail.

On Nov. 29 at 10:29 a.m. a caller requested an officer review footage of persons shoplifting at Safeway. On officer spoke with the store manager and gathered information to follow up on the incident.

A request was received from the Homer Police department on Dec. 1 at 11:19 a.m. for a witness to identify a possible suspect in an open case.

The police department assisted with a prescription drug disposal on Dec. 2 at 12 p.m.

A report of a possible weapons misconduct was received on Dec. 2 at 2:11 p.m. The investigation is continuing into the event at Tony’s Bar.

The police department assisted with a prescription drug disposal on Dec. 2 at 2:11 p.m.

The Fish House requested on Dec. 4 at 4:05 p.m. that Lindsey Lane be trespassed from the property.

On Dec. 4 at 5:11 p.m. a call was received requesting a welfare check on a possible self-harming minor. An officer contacted the mother and child.

Troopers received a report of a vehicle break in at the Manitoba Cabin trail head, located near mile 48 of the Seward Highway on Dec. 4 at 8:19 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) broke out the front passenger side window of a white 2019 Chevy Silverado, opened the hood, disconnected the battery, and stole both headlights from the vehicle. Nothing was taken from inside the cab. The theft occurred sometime between 2 and 10:30 p.m. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 262-4453.

An officer responded to a loose dog report near Essential 1 on Dec. 6 at 6:51 a.m. The case was forwarded to animal control.

The high school requested an officer speak with an unaccompanied minor on Dec. 6 at 1:45 p.m.

Loud noises which sounded like gunshots were reported near the SMIC area on Dec. 6 at 9:33 p.m. It was determined to be fireworks and the individuals were advised to stop.

An investigative stop was conducted on two individuals on Dec. 6 at 10:09 and 1010 p.m. in relation to the earlier noise complaint at Nash Road and Jellison Avenue. It was determined no crime was committed.

Troopers arrested Charlotte Davenport on Dec. 8 at 11:09 a.m. for criminal trespass.

A caller reported a vehicle on Dora Way on Dec. 8 at 12:46 p.m. with an individual inside unresponsive to window knocking. An officer investigated and determined everything fine.

A caller reported a manhole cover in Safeway parking lot to be completely open on Dec. 8 at 2:09 p.m.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between Nov. 29 and Dec. 9, the Seward Police Department recorded 96 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.