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 given to a driver at Mile 1 Seward Hwy for headlight requirement on Oct. 19 at 2:09 a.m.

Citations were issued to Michael Forbes for failure to carry proof of insurance and operating without a valid license and verbal warnings given for headlight requirement and failure to register vehicle at Fourth and Monroe on Oct. 19 at 12:59 p.m.

A caller advised of a vehicle accident near Chamberlain and Ravina on Oct. 19 at 5:47 p.m. An officer spoke with the driver and the registered owner of the vehicle that was hit. Both parties exchanged information.

A verbal warning was given to a driver at Mile 1 Seward Highway for taillight requirement on Oct. 19 at 8:20 p.m.

Citations issued to Jason White for failure to provide proof of insurance and failure to register vehicle at mile 2.5 of the Seward Highway on Oct. 19 at 11:34 p.m. 

A caller advised of a vehicle speeding and passing in no pass zones on Oct. 20 at 11:27 p.m. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

John O'Sullivan was arrested for DUI and BTR on North Harbor and Seward Highway on Oct. 21 at 1:07 a.m. A citation issued for refusing to submit to preliminary chemical test.

A caller advised on Oct. 21 at 12:32 p.m. that his vehicle was dented and scratched while he was shopping at Safeway. No note left on the vehicle and no witnesses were reported.

An officer located a vehicle in a handicapped parking spot without a placard on Oct. 21 at 4:05 p.m. The driver of the vehicle presented the placard.

A citation was issued to Brooke Megdal near Seward Highway and Bear for speed on Oct. 21 at 7:47 p.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for speed at Seward Highway and Sea Lion Avenue on Oct. 22 at 1:09 a.m.

A verbal warning was given to Rhonda Crabill for failure to come to a complete stop at a stop sign at Port Avenue and Seward Highway on Oct. 22 at 6:14 a.m.

A verbal warning was issued to a driver on Salmon Creek Road for speed on Oct. 22 at 8:09 a.m.

A verbal warning was issued to a driver on D Street and Second Avenue on Oct. 22 at 7:09 p.m. for not having lights on after dark and officer advised her she needs to update her license, to non-provisional status.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for speed at Seward Highway and Airport Road on Oct. 23 at 5:46 a.m. 

A citation was issued to Tanasak Runagsuwan for speed at Seward Highway and Nash Road on Oct. 23 at 6:06 a.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for speed at Port Avenue near the Cruise Ship Terminal on Oct. 23 at 6:27 a.m.

A citation was issued to Charles Weinstein for speed at Port Avenue near the Cruise Ship Terminal on Oct. 23 at 6:54 a.m.

A citation was issued to Jamie Boston on Seward Highway and Coolidge Street for speed on Oct. 23 at 8:23 a.m.

A caller reported on Oct. 23 at 4:25 p.m. a vehicle and trailer to be located at the Afognak pull off for an extended period of time. An officer investigated and issued abandoned vehicle notice and spoke with the owner of the trailer.

A caller reported a vehicle on Third Avenue going 15 miles an hour on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. An officer investigated and the vehicle had pulled into the residence’s address by the time the officer arrived.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for speed at Third Avenue and A Street on Oct. 24 at 6:38 a.m.

A verbal warning was given to a driver for speed at Seward Highway and Airport Road on Oct. 24 at 7:05 a.m.

Medical Calls

An ambulance was dispatched to Glacier View Apartments on Oct. 19 at 12:07 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to the Seward City Jail on Oct. 19 at 1:18 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to Mile 7 Seward Highway on Oct. 19 at 3:49 p.m.

Mountain Haven staff were notified on Oct. 22 at 1:55 a.m. of a patient having medical issues at their facility that called dispatch.

An ambulance was dispatched to transport a patient from the hospital to Mountain Haven on Oct. 23 at 2:59 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to the Seward Highway near the Y on Oct. 24 at 10:15 p.m.

An ambulance was dispatched to Spring Creek Correctional Center on Oct. 25 at 5:55 a.m.

An ambulance was dispatched on Oct. 25 at 2:15 p.m. and then canceled.

Fire Reports

Fire departments were dispatched to Lowell Point on Oct. 20 at 2:22 p.m.

An automated alarm triggered at the power plant on Oct. 22 at 9:28 a.m. Fire and Electric departments responded and noted it to be a false alarm at this time.

On call SVFD responded to a report of potentially leaking fuel or gas at Pacific Park Apartments on Oct. 25 at 2:14 a.m. The area was found to be secure with no dangers.

911 Misdials

A 911 misdial received from the Senior Center elevator on Oct. 19 at 11:59 a.m. The caller advised all was okay.

A 911 open line was received from Forest Acres on Oct. 21 at 10:30 pm. No sounds of distress were heard. A message was left on callback.

A 911 misdial came from the Post Office on Oct. 22 at 6:54 a.m. On callback an individual advised they were okay and there were no sounds of distress. An officer was advised.

Lost and Found

An iPhone was turned in on Oct. 19 at 6:22 p.m. The owner retrieved the phone.

Lost items left at Seward Market Place for over a year were dropped off on Oct. 22 at 12:15 a.m.

Lost property information was taken on Oct. 25 at 11:45 a.m. and passed to an officer.

Miscellaneous

An officer chaperoned a prisoner while he was at the hospital on Oct. 19 at 1:32 p.m. The officer then transported the prisoner back to the Seward City Jail.

A caller advised on Oct. 19 at 1:36 p.m. that she will need assistance if there is an emergency during the tsunami.

An individual requested to speak with an officer on Oct. 19 at 4:42 p.m. about possible harassment. An officer spoke with the individual.

Joshua Zimmerman was advised on Oct. 19 at 11:34 p.m. of his trespasses from Safeway for six months and from Essential One indefinitely.

A vehicle was reported stolen on Oct. 20 at 12:26 a.m. The vehicle was entered into APSIN and NCIC as stolen.

An officer provided inmate transport to airport on Oct. 20 at 1:32 p.m.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Caines Street. Both parties were given disorderly conduct warnings.

Officers conducted a welfare check on an individual that resides at Glacier View Apartments on Oct. 21 at 12 a.m. Officers made contact with the resident and everything was okay.

An officer arrested Johnny Whatley at the DMV on a warrant on Oct. 21 at 12:20 p.m.

A caller advised on Oct. 21 at 1:11 p.m. that her mother spit on her and wanted to make a report. An officer transported the caller to a friend’s house and spoke with both parties about the situation.

A caller requested a welfare check on her neighbors, who she could hear crying on Oct. 21 at 1:53 p.m. No one answered the door when the officer knocked, but the door was unlocked. Officer entered the apartment and did not find anyone in distress. Officer found a television playing loudly.

An officer responded to a burglary alarm at Seward Market Place on Oct. 22 at 2:02 a.m. The building was found to be secure and a key holder took the scene over.

A caller reported a bag left outside the First National Bank on Fourth Avenue on Oct. 23 at 4:24 p.m. An officer took care of the bag that contained trash.

A caller reported a Pink Flamingo stolen out of his car at Resurrection Tool Rental on Oct. 23 at 6:40 p.m. He indicated he would be reviewing his media footage also.

Lucas McAlary was arrested for a probation violation and misconduct involving weapons; and issued citations for speed, no insurance, no valid operator's license, and expired registration at Fourth Avenue and Jefferson Street on Oct. 24 at 1:07 a.m.

Travis Mcrae was trespassed from the Fishhouse indefinitely by the manager on Oct. 24 at 1:52 a.m.

An officer assisted Parks and Rec with an illegal camper on Oct. 24 at 3:17 p.m.

A caller reported a woman at the SeaLife Center that needed a ride to Evergreen group home on Oct. 24 at 3:38 p.m. Officer responded offering a ride to the home.

A caller reported on Oct. 24 at 3:44 p.m. vandalism to his home and vehicle. Officers investigated.

A caller reported there to be three individuals acting suspicious near the boat docked at in the harbor on Oct. 24 at 4:12 p.m.

A caller reported hearing screams coming from the alley behind Thorns on Oct. 24 at 7:31 p.m. The caller then reported the vehicle to have pulled into the post office. Officers responded and found no cause for alarm.

A caller reported a diesel odor at the Post Office on Oct. 24 at 7:59 p.m. Everything was found to be okay.

On Oct. 24 at 9:46 p.m. a caller requested a welfare check at Pacific Park Apartments after hearing a baby screaming for an extended amount of time. Officers checked on the residence and found everyone there to be okay. 

A caller reported on Oct. 24 at 9:54 p.m. an anonymous caller contacted them while they were at the Seward Resort making suicidal remarks. Officers searched Seward Resort and SVAC and SVFD staged nearby but the caller was unable to be found.

Officers responded to a report of a black bear in the area of Lowell Canyon Road on Oct. 24 at 11:36 p.m. The bear was scared off using noise rounds.

A caller reported stolen items from Pacific Park Apartments on Oct. 25 at 3:50 p.m. An officer took a report.

Security Checks

In addition to routine patrols, between Oct. 19 and Oct. 25, the Seward Police Department recorded 83 physical security checks of local businesses and other locations in Seward.